Oh, last week has been crazy. We had studio presentation last Friday, and it turned out really well! Will blog about my final project soon. Anyway, I’m so excited now, guess what I bought?!
yeaaaah, baby. Ma face shows how excited I am! That’s Nadira, and Izzat is the one taking our picture.
I’ve been itching to replace my Wacom Graphire for a while now (FYI, graphire is wacom’s old tablet way before bamboo, had it in 2007, yeah, antique, I know). But since my graphire is just right there in front of my eyes, I didn’t have the hearts to cheat on it. :’(
However, now that I’m here, and I didn’t pack my graphire, the feeling to get Bamboo got more intense. So, after some (brief) consideration, I went ahead and got it. Don’t feel guilty because my graphire isn’t here :p
The trip back from our fantastic Italian lunch in Camberwell felt so long because I was a bit anxious, I couldn’t wait to get home and play with it. Yeah, excited me, I know. So, here’s the unboxing!
First, le box. I got the small one since I’ll be using it on a laptop.
There it is, almost there. At this stage, I was taking my time, savouring the moment.
The CD and manual is inside this cute little box, but I don’t need it as I’ve already installed the latest driver for my graphire when I got my new laptop.
A little quick review so far, if you’re interested.
Bamboo claims to have pen-on-paper feel. It kinda does, because I can feel the friction between the pen and the pad. Not sure if it’s a plus point but I guess it adds precision which graphire is lacking.
Also, what I like about bamboo is the fact that the pad is a touch pad and it can do all sorts of stuffs like macbook’s touch pad. Which is great, cause it means, less contact with mouse/keyboard, less movement, more efficient. I find it really helpful.
Another thing I like is the fact that they now have four buttons and they’re on the side, also means more convenient! (Graphire has buttons on top).
Verdict: LOVE IT!
Also I made a quick test sketch below. I haven’t touched a tablet in awhile, so it seriously felt awkward. I neglected my graphire for too long! Basically I had to relearn how to use it. With enough determination, I got used to it within minutes! Sort of. Still not as good as before, though. Oh well, pretty sure I will soon.
oh yeah, with this, it means I have to starve until June comes. Oh.. I really hope not for too long though!