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Saturday, February 24th, 2018

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Wacom’s New Bamboo Tablets


So, I am a bit late on this, but I am also a bit mad about it too. I bought the previous version of the Bamboo Fun about 6 to 7 months before the new Bamboo came out. The new Bamboo is HOT!!!!!! Mouse?!?! You don’t need no stinkin’ mouse!

OK. So, Wacom has once again stepped up the game with the new Bamboo. The new Bamboo pictured above has multi-touch capabilities. So all those cool things you can do on your iPhone you can do on your PC or Mac now. Some of the Gestures that you will be able to do are:

  • Scroll
  • Zoom
  • Rotate
  • Move backward
  • Move forward

Not only that, you also get a pen input. For those of you that have not used a Wacom tablet before they are off the chain. I have had mine for almost a year now and LOVE it, and I would upgrade but we are in a recession. Anyways back to this bad@** tablet. So with multi-touch and pen input, there is no need for a mouse. Making your desk a much tidier place and giving office pranksters one less thing to mess with.  The tablet also comes with four programmable buttons which are quite handy for those commands you use all the time like [ctrl+shift+alt+S] or editing commands.

The Bamboo Line comes in five versions:

The first and last one are practically the same. The only differences for $30 are the color silver instead of black, and scrapbooking/ craft software, tutorials and subscriptions with the craft version. So if you are looking to do scrapbooking, but you already have all the software you use and magazine subscriptions, I would save $30 but hey those tutorials may rock your world. Dunno? The Pen and Touch ones I think are pointless because they only have one function each and clearly now a days “We Want It All!” So, I would skip the nicely priced single function tablets. NOW! The Bamboo Fun, I think is the best of them all. It is bigger than all the other ones at 13.3″ x 8.8″. (All the other ones are the same size – 9.8″ x 6.9″) That is kinda weird, I know. Anyways, the Fun is better because you will have more active area to touch and use a the pen on. The touch and pen are better for mobile designer, but if you are a desk/ office designer then the fun the way to go.

Basically, the Bamboo Tablets in my humble opinion are a great buy for any designer. So buy it for yourself, a friend, relative or tell your boss to buy you one for work. Leave your thoughts about the new Bamboo tablets below.