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Old 06-28-2011, 03:23 PM   #1
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I am thinking of getting a pen and touchpad sort of input device and was wondering if any on this site can share recommendations? Do you have one? Do you use it or did it just end up being a toy that takes up desk space?

Of the things I have been looking at are the Bamboo Pen and Touch products. I am also intrigued by the systems that use a pen plotter and grid paper.

I have used pen like input devices before but mainly to drive CAD type software. I am looking for something more free form than that I think.

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Old 06-30-2011, 05:15 AM   #2
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sdsester, I have never used one, but I have talked to some people who have the bamboo pen. It seems that there is really no good middle ground, your either spending 150-300 for a bamboo setup which is ok. or upwards of 1000 for a better system. Cad it might work well. But there are alot of cad people at my work at they all prefer just a normal mouse, some kinds like the roller ball things to tho.

Sorry I could not be of more help.

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My daughter uses one every day for her art in PS.
Way back when I tried one, but I didn't like how it performed. The newer ones seem to be a bit better.
When she gets home, I'll ask her what brand/type she has.

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Check office supply stores. Every now and then they'll have closeouts on things like this. I picked up a Wacom tablet for around $60 that was normally $200.

We only really use it to play Pictionary on the TV. For that it works very well, especially if you can't draw. For real honest drawing work, I could see it working nicely.
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My daughter's is a Wacom too.

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