|Another creation by Genius is the MousePen 8x6, a deluxe package that includes a tablet with a comfortable 8”x 6” surface area, a cordless pen with 1024 levels of pressure-sensitivity, and a cordless three button mouse. This brand new tablet is ergonomically designed for drawing, handwriting, sketching, coloring, or picture editing, and powered directly by the USB connection. It’s not only a fantastic media tool for SOHO or designers, but a “hand-eye” coordination,fun input device for a computer.|
This Graphic Tablet is great, makes my life so much easier. I have really enjoyed this tablet. I am a college student, and I've been able to use it in my classes to draw diagrams and to copy notes onto Microsoft OneNote. Using it, I can do my homework and save it electronically without hassling with the paper. I have very bad hand-writing, but Vista's handwriting recognition is almost perfect.
This is a pretty good deal for the money. It's pretty nice for touching up photos, drawing, etc.
Recently got me one of these and so far can't come up with no cons for this tablet other than not havinan eraser on the opposite end of the pen but that can be easily substituted for with the eraser tool in whichever software you're using. The responsiveness is flawless as is the pressure sensitivity. I've used it with both Corel Painter and Adobe Photoshop CS5 and been more than satisfied. I highly recommend this product.!!!!!
Great product - works as advertised4/4/2010
Great product - does everything I need it to do, which is basically taking handwritten notes and occasionally as a replacement for my mouse. Works perfectly in Linux with the wizardpen driver; even the pressure sensitivity works. I haven't tried using the buttons along the edges, or the included mouse, yet.
No problem for me at all5/15/2009
Just got this tablet, install the driver and plug it in. It works fine without any problem. Pressure sensitive setting works. Not dead zone as reported by other. The custom fields work as well. No problem with photoshop CS3 either. The only thing that may not be 100 percent is the pen battery compartment. It is very hard to pull open to replace the battery when necessary. Other than that it is all good. You can't beat the price. If people are really having problem with this, try download the 3.0 driver (Which it comes with now) from the website.
Nice drawing pad5/12/2009
The installation is not hard, but not easy as a USB mouse. The software come with the pad is OK for kids, Photoshop is definitely better for drawing more complex objects. However, the pen will automatically standby and becomes less sensitive after it wakes up when I use it in Photoshop (I don't know why). Overall it is working well.
I am happy that I ordered my mousepen3/17/2009
I received it as expected and it is doing everything that I needed it to do. Thank you very much!
Doesn't work with dual monitors!10/1/2008
I bought it to use with Photoshop. I gues you get what you pay for. After I hooked it up is when I discover it doesn't support dual monitors. Bummer.
Not for professional use9/19/2008
I tried to use this with Google Sketchup and found it not good enough to accomplish anything. The pen mouse buttons do not function like mouse buttons and there is no way to adjust sensitivity, so it's hard to be accurate. I think this would be great for a paint program for fun or for kids. It has enough features, it's just not practical for professional use.
Works Well -- Great Deal8/22/2008
Installation was easy on XP. Comes with a suite of programs (some are trial). I have mainly used it to annotate documents I have received from students in an online math course. For that purpose, it does exactly what I needed. The included mouse is lacking, but I did not purchase the tablet for the mouse.
Been using this for about a month, and I use nothing else now! The pressure levels are GREAT if you're a Photoshop frequenter, as I am. Great for editing photographs down to a pin drop point; also very cool for creating new brushes and such. It took me a while to realize to move the mouse using the pen, not to touch the surface; just gliding your hand over the tablet is key. Another thing about this that's semi-frustrating is when using the pen, if you lift it up and move it, the cursor on the screen will jump back to where you started. I.e., when drawing long lines, if you hit the edge and move your pen, your cursor will move, too. It's an inconvenience, but if you're looking for something that will be suitable professional digital art, you might consider a Wacom. I'm still crutching on the wireless mouse, but I LOVE that it's included; when someone else not used to the pen uses my PC, all it takes to switch to the mouse is one click while on the tablet. It installed easily and quickly and works essentially perfectly for me. This tablet is really great for the beginner/intermediate user, as well as for the casual digital artist, which I think covers 90% of the people looking at this for purchase, anyway. Easy install, easy use, reliable. Combine this with the price and I highly recommend this one! :)
Good performance, especially for the price7/15/2008
It's no Wacom tablet, but it performs just like it says it will. For the price, it's just what I was looking for. The construction is not as high-quality as a Wacom tablet, but it costs hundreds less. Works just fine for my laptop.
Good for the price6/10/2008
The mouse is no user friendly. The middle roller does not go all the way around. The tablet works as advertised.
Pro: easily installed and works well under windows xp. Satisfied with the characters wrote with it. the low price is a plus. Con: tried twice to install on ubuntu linux 8.04 but failed.
The mysterious East6/10/2008
Anything billed as Genius is automatically suspect, and I should have known better. The price is very good if you can get the thing to work. The driver will not install in the programs file, only the manual and "Uninstall". The screen image is tiny. Trial versions of expensive crapware is included on the installation disk but nothing to bring up the tablet itself. The pen itself has the most remarkable battery-holder design I have ever seen and could hardly be more paltry. Attempts to communicate with genius on its website accounts for the headline.