Back to School with the Bamboo Pen and Touch Tablet

I love checking out all of the great gadgets for back to school. I know that when I am out shopping, I can spend quite a bit of time with my husband checking out awesome gadgets and trying them. My husband is the techie, so he teaches me a lot about items. I see a gadget and I see what I can do with it and what it can do for me. My husband sees a gadget and he sees all of the specs and the capabilities that it has. Well for this back to school season I was sent a really awesome gadget. It is perfect for drafting students, your student that is taking geography this year, your artist, or maybe for yourself. It is the Bamboo Pen and Touch Tablet. It also makes navigating on your computer easier, you can scroll, enlarge and reduce applications so much easier as well. There is so much that can be accomplished with the Bamboo Pen and Touch Tablet. This is the perfect gadget to get for your student or even for yourself to make life a little easier!!

Bamboo Pen & Touch combines the benefits of Multi-Touch with the comfort and precision of Wacom’s ergonomically-designed pen. With a free full version of Photoshop Elements and Nik® Color filters included, Bamboo Pen & Touch makes it easy to retouch, fix, and edit your digital images. Remove unwanted details, improve skin tones — even create your own compositions, all with the fluidity and accuracy of a Wacom pen. A Bamboo tablet also enhances your experience using Picnik, PhotoBucket, Picasa or other online photo-editing tools.

With Bamboo’s Multi-Touch, you’ll use simple hand gestures and finger taps to move around your desktop, scroll through documents, navigate the web, zoom in and out of photos, and rotate images. And because the active area on a Bamboo is larger than one on a traditional mobile device or laptop trackpad, it’s comfortable and natural to use. Speaking of comfort, a pen tablet can help if you’ve experienced wrist pain from prolonged computer use.

Using Multi-Touch on Bamboo is easy, even if you’re new to the touch experience. The included tutorial will teach you how to use simple hand gestures to move around your desktop, make selections, and complete other tasks on your computer. You can even customize your Bamboo experience by assigning your own shortcuts to the four ExpressKeys™.

Bamboo works with your existing computer: desktop or laptop, PC or Mac. And it’s an incredible value with the included software: Adobe Photoshop Elements and Nik Color Efex Pro. Sleek and black, the tablet makes for a stylish addition to your workspace. Attach Bamboo to a standard USB port, set it comfortably by your keyboard, and let your intuition guide you.


+/- .02 in (+/- 0.5 mm)

Active Area

Touch (W x H) – 4.9″ x 3.4″ (124mm x 86mm)

Pen (W x H) – 5.8″ x 3.6″ (147mm x 91mm)




Windows® 7, Vista® or XP with Service Pack 2, Mac OS® X (10.4.8 or higher)


Standard USB

Max Data Rate

133 pps


Reversible for right- or left-handed users

Physical Size

9.8″ x 6.9″ (249mm x 175mm)

Pressure Levels



2540 lpi


1 Year

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  1. Caitlyn
    August 15, 2011 / 7:30 am

    See, I could never figure out these newfangled things. One of my older brothers is a comic artist for an online site and he's a whiz with his tablet. I'm only good for making stick figures with the thing!

  2. Laura Lane
    November 5, 2012 / 1:19 pm

    How fun!

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