A while ago I wrote about the Intuos4 tablet from Wacom. This is a professional grade tablet that you use instead of your mouse when working with programs like Adobe Photoshop or Corel Painter to process your photos and paintings. A tablet gives you much more efficiency of movement and the pressure sensitivity gives you the same kind of control that you would get from a pen, pencil, or paint brush.
What if you don't need a professional grade tablet, but you still want the ability to use a tablet with your applications like Adobe Photoshop elements or Corel Painter Essentials? Well, Wacom has a whole series of tablets made for the consumer just for this purpose. This line is called the Bamboo line and they range from the smaller Bamboo Touch & Pen models to the Bamboo Fun, which is the one that I am reviewing.
• Windows XP (SP2), Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Mac OS X10.4.8+
• Color display
• Powered USB port
• CD/DVD drive
What do you get with the Bamboo Fun?
• Bamboo Fun
• The Bamboo Fun pen
• Installation CD
• Quick start guide
• Bundled software
• Offers from Shutterfly and Café Press
The Bamboo Fun consists of a digitized pad that plugs in to the USB port on your computer. Your computer then treats the device as though it were a mouse but rather with a pen or by finger touch. Then when you use a product like Photoshop or Painter that can take advantage of the rich technology that the pad enables, you use the pen like a brush, where you have more control and affect on your image.