Wacom Intuos Pen and Touch Tablet - Small

Wacom Intuos Pen and Touch Tablet - Small

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3.0 out of 5 stars

Based on 4 reviews

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Product Information

  • Overview

    Wacom's Intuos Creative Pen Tablet combines a pressure-sensitive pen and multi-touch capabilities in one smart device. Create digitally on your Mac with the natural comfort, precision, and feel of traditional brushes and pencils. Includes software key to download ArtRage 3 and Autodesk SketchBook Express.

  • Highlights

    • Ergonomic, battery-free pen with two programmable switches
    • Multi-touch gestures to scroll, zoom, rotate, and more
    • Application-specific Express-Keys
    • Upgradeable with Wireless Accessory Kit (available separately)
    • Ergonomic and slim tablet design
    • Exchangeable pen holder and pen ring let you personalize your set
  • Did you notice?

    Easy multi-touch gestures let you do more with less effort.
  • Apple Recommends For

    Draw, edit photos, and create on your Mac with the natural feel of traditional brushes or a pencil.
  • What's in the Box?

    • Wacom pen tablet
    • Wacom battery-free pen
    • Three spare pen nibs
    • USB cable (3.3 ft./1 m)
    • Installation CD with driver
    • Software download instructions
  • Tech Specs

    • Cable Length: 3.3 ft./1 m
    • Connections: USB
    • Width: 7 in./17.8 cm
    • Weight: 10.9 oz./310 g
    • Length: 8.3 in./21 cm
  • System Requirements

    Mac

    • OS X 10.5.8 or later
    • Intel processor

    Windows

    • Windows 8 or Windows 7
  • Manufacturer Information

    Part Number

    • Mfr. Part Number: CTH480
    • UPC or EAN No.: 753218991126

    Warranty

    • Note: Products sold through this website that do not bear the Apple Brand name are serviced and supported exclusively by their manufacturers in accordance with terms and conditions packaged with the products. Apple's Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Please contact the manufacturer directly for technical support and customer service.
    • Warranty: Two years

    Manufacturer Note

    • Active display area: 6 by 3.7 in.

Ratings & Reviews

Rating Breakdown (3.0 average)
Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
  • Great product

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    This product works exactly as I expected it would. I purchased it to do some sketch work on my Mac, and it does so perfectly. I This product works exactly as I expected it would. I purchased it to do some sketch work on my Mac, and it does so perfectly. I do not do any precision work or art whatsoever - I'm using this exclusively to make rough sketches and notes. It was easy to install, the software is sufficiently customizable, and it works with every app that I've wanted it to. Couldn't ask for anything better.

    • Written by from Andover

    16 of 17 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Great product
  • Tried to love it, but its not good.

    2.0 out of 5 stars

    Pros: Cost effective beginner pen tablet for minor work/photo editing.

    Cons: Where do I start?

    1)Difficult to install: I h Pros: Cost effective beginner pen tablet for minor work/photo editing.

    Cons: Where do I start?

    1)Difficult to install: I had an older Wacom Pro connected to my Macbook pro prior to this. I installed the latest drivers for this, but until I wiped out the old software, only either the pen or the touch would work (whichever I touched first after bootup), but never both. After 30 mins of messing with drivers this seems to be resolved.

    2)Ergonomics: The plastic requires a firm touch and has a high coefficient of friction compared the glass trackpad. Despite my high hopes, the MagicPad Wins there. I do like the blue, black, silver sharp color combo, but the feel is awful.

    3)Gestures: I bought this so I would have a device that combined the pen and MagicPad Performance. The gesture recognition on this is sloppy at best. Gestures to reveal the desktop or launchpad (thumb and three fingers) are imprecise and poorly detected. I never appreciated how amazingly natural the MagicPad gestures are until I tried this. They are also NOT programmable- so even if I wanted to change them to be more friendly, I can't. Dragging a window is plop three fingers and swipe left or right- that's all you get. Wacom's idea of "Customization" is checking a box to enable or disable gestures. Its amazing how much worse a 4 finger swipe to change spaces is compared to Apple's 3 fingered swipe. Selecting a block of text in a text editor such as Sublime Text is the hardest thing to do. You end up selecting it, but also moving it at the same time. I had to practice this for 10 minutes and its still not reliable.

    4)Details: when you scroll a web page with the MagicPad, you get that little bounce when you hit the top or bottom. You don't get that with this thing. When you swipe to change spaces its also an "all or nothing" thing where as with the magicpad you can pause half way between a swipe- you have control and fluidity. The whole operating system UI just works better with MagicPad. This made me VERY VERY sad. The lack of animation feels like 1995 all over again- as if Clippy the MS Office assistant is going to pop up any second, but even he was more animated than the UI when using the Wacom Pen and Touch.


    Bottom line: I'd pass on this. The MagicPad dies every 3 months when the physical clicker mechanism wears out, but I'd rather buy 4 of those per year at $70 than one of these ever. Wacom- PLEASE improve your stuff- cause I want to buy it- I really do!

    • Written by from Milwaukee

    36 of 62 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Tried to love it, but its not good.
  • Touch not working

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    This is the third issue of this tablet. I am using it on a Mac Mini (2012).

    I had one, and it seemed the touch stopped working This is the third issue of this tablet. I am using it on a Mac Mini (2012).

    I had one, and it seemed the touch stopped working within a day. I called and had it replaced. Second uint did the exact same thing. So, I replaced the drivers, contacted Wacom via a lengthy email process, PAID for a third unit to be shipped to me, and as with the first two units, it stopped within a day.

    The pen works, the buttons work, the touch (only reason I "upgraded") does not.

    DON"T BUY THIS PIECE OF JUNK TILL WACOM FIX THEIR MAJOR BUG.

    • Written by from Centennial

    5 of 8 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Touch not working
  • Touch not working

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    This is the third issue of this tablet. I am using it on a Mac Mini (2012).

    I had one, and it seemed the touch stopped working This is the third issue of this tablet. I am using it on a Mac Mini (2012).

    I had one, and it seemed the touch stopped working within a day. I called and had it replaced. Second uint did the exact same thing. So, I replaced the drivers, contacted Wacom via a lengthy email process, PAID for a third unit to be shipped to me, and as with the first two units, it stopped within a day.

    The pen works, the buttons work, the touch (only reason I "upgraded") does not.

    DON"T BUY THIS PIECE OF JUNK TILL WACOM FIX THEIR MAJOR BUG.

    • Written by from Centennial

    5 of 8 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Touch not working
  • Great product

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    This product works exactly as I expected it would. I purchased it to do some sketch work on my Mac, and it does so perfectly. I This product works exactly as I expected it would. I purchased it to do some sketch work on my Mac, and it does so perfectly. I do not do any precision work or art whatsoever - I'm using this exclusively to make rough sketches and notes. It was easy to install, the software is sufficiently customizable, and it works with every app that I've wanted it to. Couldn't ask for anything better.

    • Written by from Andover

    16 of 17 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Great product
  • Tried to love it, but its not good.

    2.0 out of 5 stars

    Pros: Cost effective beginner pen tablet for minor work/photo editing.

    Cons: Where do I start?

    1)Difficult to install: I h Pros: Cost effective beginner pen tablet for minor work/photo editing.

    Cons: Where do I start?

    1)Difficult to install: I had an older Wacom Pro connected to my Macbook pro prior to this. I installed the latest drivers for this, but until I wiped out the old software, only either the pen or the touch would work (whichever I touched first after bootup), but never both. After 30 mins of messing with drivers this seems to be resolved.

    2)Ergonomics: The plastic requires a firm touch and has a high coefficient of friction compared the glass trackpad. Despite my high hopes, the MagicPad Wins there. I do like the blue, black, silver sharp color combo, but the feel is awful.

    3)Gestures: I bought this so I would have a device that combined the pen and MagicPad Performance. The gesture recognition on this is sloppy at best. Gestures to reveal the desktop or launchpad (thumb and three fingers) are imprecise and poorly detected. I never appreciated how amazingly natural the MagicPad gestures are until I tried this. They are also NOT programmable- so even if I wanted to change them to be more friendly, I can't. Dragging a window is plop three fingers and swipe left or right- that's all you get. Wacom's idea of "Customization" is checking a box to enable or disable gestures. Its amazing how much worse a 4 finger swipe to change spaces is compared to Apple's 3 fingered swipe. Selecting a block of text in a text editor such as Sublime Text is the hardest thing to do. You end up selecting it, but also moving it at the same time. I had to practice this for 10 minutes and its still not reliable.

    4)Details: when you scroll a web page with the MagicPad, you get that little bounce when you hit the top or bottom. You don't get that with this thing. When you swipe to change spaces its also an "all or nothing" thing where as with the magicpad you can pause half way between a swipe- you have control and fluidity. The whole operating system UI just works better with MagicPad. This made me VERY VERY sad. The lack of animation feels like 1995 all over again- as if Clippy the MS Office assistant is going to pop up any second, but even he was more animated than the UI when using the Wacom Pen and Touch.


    Bottom line: I'd pass on this. The MagicPad dies every 3 months when the physical clicker mechanism wears out, but I'd rather buy 4 of those per year at $70 than one of these ever. Wacom- PLEASE improve your stuff- cause I want to buy it- I really do!

    • Written by from Milwaukee

    36 of 62 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Tried to love it, but its not good.

Questions & Answers

Answers from the community

  • Best Answer:

    The Short answer is NO!

    I bought this to replace my MagicPad because the physical clicker on the The Short answer is NO!

    I bought this to replace my MagicPad because the physical clicker on the Magic Pad starts getting stuck in the clicked state every couple months and I end up buying 4 of them per year at $70/pop. Ouch. Sadly the gestures on this wacom thing are terrible.

    So, you can do some of the normal actions you'd expect, but the gestures are different. For instance:

    Dragging a window: 3 fingered swipe instead of Apple's Click and drag method. Apple's method is remarkably more natural.
    Swiping through spaces: 4 fingered swipe (similar to Apple's, but Apple lets you use 3 also, and I prefer that, so again they win).
    Selecting Text: again a 3 fingered clunky gesture that is not precise or repeatable. Its downright hard to do on this Wacom.

    The thumb and three fingered gesture to explode the desktop or launch mission control: Not easily repeatable on wacom- sloppy recognition, but I never had a problem on Magic Pad.

    IMPORTANT: When you use a Magic pad you get these native animations- like that little bounce when you hit the bottom or top of a web page after scrolling fast. Also when swiping between spaces and mission control windows you have a lot more control than with the wacom. This was perhaps the most disappointing thing- you don't notice these details until they are gone. The wacom makes OS X feel 15 years old.

    • Answered by Jonathan P from Milwaukee
    • Aug 18, 2014
  • Answer

    In theory yes, it has most of the gestures that OS X offers. However, the tablet isn't using OS X's In theory yes, it has most of the gestures that OS X offers. However, the tablet isn't using OS X's gesture recognition abilities, so you shouldn't expect them to be as easy to use as on a Trackpad. For example, I have a poor 50% chance to successfully 'tap with three fingers to look up the word' on the tablet, while I have no trouble doing the same on the trackpad. I can creatively combine gestures on a trackpad, like taping and holding a file, then swiping with another three fingers to drop that file on another fullscreen app, etc. This is barely possible to do on the tablet, as the result will be a bit unpredictable.

    • Answered by Jerry C from Virginia Beach
    • Mar 12, 2015
  • Answer

    This will not work with an iPad, because it was designed to be used on Mac OS X and not iOS. Same g This will not work with an iPad, because it was designed to be used on Mac OS X and not iOS. Same goes with most other tablets of this type.

    What you are looking for is actually a Capacitive Stylus, which will work with any other tablets that are like the iPad and not the Wacom. The Apple Online Store does have one, called "Pencil by FiftyThree." There's also the (Disney/Marvel) Creativity Studio Deluxe Stylus, which also is designed for iPads. All three are under the "Toys and Hobbies" Section.

    If you're looking for Keyboards that will work with an iPad, you may want to go to "Shop iPad" then click on "Accessories."

    • Answered by Samuel W from Milwaukie
    • Feb 20, 2015