Wacom’s – Bamboo Pen & Touch ($99) combines the benefits of a pressure sensitive digital pen paired with an extra large touchpad to create a multi-touch experience. The multi-touch tablet provides a comfortable hands-on alternative to the usual computer mouse. The Bamboo tablet allows you to quickly navigate your computer with a single finger or hand gesture. You can scroll, zoom, and rotate your screen with ease. The versatile Bamboo Pen & Touch enables the user to glide around the desktop, navigate the web, annotate documents, edit photographs, write notes in your own handwriting, and much more. The Bamboo Pen & Touch is simple to use. The Bamboo tablet also comes with a full suite of visual editing software, including Adobe Photoshop Elements and Nik Color Efex Pro. Simply plug the USB adapter into your computer and install the provided drivers and soon you will be on your way to exploring a whole new way to interact with your computer.
I have thoroughly enjoyed using the tablet this week. I had no idea how easily it integrated with my Windows 7 and Office 2007. I also use Photoshop and the precision of the pen really impressed me as I was able to have much more control over intricate detail in my projects. (Written by Meredith Fire-Hess)