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WACOM Bamboo Pen & Touch / CTH-470

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2291 reviews of WACOM Bamboo Pen & Touch / CTH-470. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Mouse & Pointing Devices for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and size. The price and usability are also appreciated, but there are some critical comments about the durability and reliability.

usability, price, size, design

reliability, durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Mouse & Pointing Devices the WACOM Bamboo Pen & Touch / CTH-470 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for WACOM Bamboo Pen & Touch / CTH-470

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 38 user reviews of WACOM Bamboo Pen & Touch / CTH-470 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Mouse & Pointing Devices on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the size. The design is also appreciated.

design, size

89% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Wacom CTH-470K-DE Bamboo Pen and Touch - German EditionWacom CTH-470K-DE Bamboo Pen and Touch - German Edition

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for WACOM Bamboo Pen & Touch / CTH-470

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1919 user reviews of WACOM Bamboo Pen & Touch / CTH-470 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Mouse & Pointing Devices on Amazon.com. Views about the design and size are overall positive. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are critical about the reliability.

usability, price, size, design

reliability

92% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Wacom Bamboo Capture Pen and Touch Tablet (CTH470)Wacom Bamboo Capture Pen and Touch Tablet (CTH470)

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Jamie Lendino (pcmag.com)

Wacom Bamboo Capture CTH470

 

The Bamboo Capture is no longer the killer value it once was, thanks to the now-missing eraser, but it's still a good drawing tablet for basic sketch and collaboration work.

Accurate positioning and pressure sensitivity. Multi-touch and pen input with one device. Excellent software bundle.

No more eraser. Flimsy plastic pen.

Drawing, Multi-Touch, and Conclusions Wacom has been producing drawing surfaces for the better part of two decades, so even the inexpensive Bamboo Capture works reliably. At 1,024 levels of pressure sensitivity, the Bamboo Capture offers twice the...

Dec, 2011

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: David English (pcmag.com)

Wacom Intuos4

 

Pen tablets aren't just for commercial artists anymore. For proof, look no further than the just-released Wacom Intuos4 ($230 and up, street, depending on size), a worthy addition to the toolkits of professionals, casual artists, and photography...

Supports 2,048 levels of pen sensitivity, starting with a single gram of pressure. ExpressKeys now have OLED-illuminated labels. User can customize Touch Ring for incremental tasks. Sleek, all-black styling. Simple-to-switch ambidextrous design

Pressure, tilt, and eraser capabilities work only within compatible apps. Too easy to inadvertently press the pen's DuoSwitch. Pen grip tends to pick up dust, lint

The Wacom Intuos4 substantially improves pressure sensitivity over its predecessor and offers just the right combination of price and features for a wide audience.

Mar, 2009

Expert review by: Dave Nagel (digitalproducer.digitalmedianet.com)

Wacom Intuos3 4x6

 

The new Intuos3 4x6 is the tablet I've been waiting for ever since I switched from a desktop to a notebook computer. Cramming all the great benefits of the Intuos line into a much smaller form factor, it offers the power and portability any mobile...

Wide-aspect tablet designed for mobility

Sep, 2006

Expert review by: Corey Barker (layersmagazine.com)

Wacom Intuos4

 

When I first encountered the new Intuos4 tablet from Wacom, I was immediately blown away by its new design.

Expert review by: Dave Stevenson (techradar.com)

Wacom Bamboo Pen & Touch review

 

The bamboo tablet goes multi-touch in time for Windows 7

Plenty of sensitivity ; Drawing feels natural ; Easy to use software ; Customisable buttons

Multi-touch doesn't really work ; Small tablet area ; Only one type of nib included

Oct, 2009

Expert review by: tech.co.uk staff (techradar.com)

Wacom Bamboo review

 

The first pen tablet made just for handwriting recognition

Attractive and well packaged ; Pen Flicks feature

Scrolling not the smoothest

Great for those with legible handwriting

Aug, 2007

Expert review by: Chris Finnamore (expertreviews.co.uk)

Wacom Bamboo Pen & Touch CTH-470 review

 

Easy to use and great value - a fine alternative to a mouse

The Pen & Touch is perfect for consumers wanting something more accurate than a mouse for creative work, and the touch pad functions are a welcome change to a mouse. Serious designers may find the surface area too small, however.

Nov, 2011

Consumer review by: Peter H. (newegg.com)

Fantastic hardware

 

Wife has been using for over 6 years and it still runs like new

none

Sep, 2015

Consumer review by: K.Moberly (newegg.com)

Excellent product!

 

Good price, free shipping, solid product. What more could you ask for.

My 11 y/o burgeoning artist was hitting the limit using the mouse as a drawing tool. This Bamboo Capture tablet has allowed her to exceed those limits. Easy to install both software & drivers. It auto-updated software and drivers immediately after the...

Not free

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: Ayscotty (newegg.com)

Sturdy and Portable!

 

Just plain works for my functionality needs and my budget range.

Small ; Sturdy ; Large enough drawing area ; Precise for the cost ; Capacitive Touch enabled

Puts a sligther faster drain on my netbook battery

Dec, 2011

Product Specifications

Design

Color of product:Black / Grey

Display

Display:OLED

Energy Management

USB powered: Yes

Input Device

Buttons quantity:5
Device interface:RF Wireless
Movement detection technology:Optical
Purpose:Office
Recommended usage:Tablet PC
Scroll: Yes
Scroll type:Wheel

Mouse

Accuracy mouse:0.00984 / 0.0197
Mouse included:No / Yes

Other Features

Buttons quantity:4 / 6 / 8
Compatible operating systems:Microsoft XP (SP2), Microsoft Vista, MacOS X 10.4.8 / Microsoft XP (SP2), Microsoft Vista, MacOS X 10.4.8\n / Microsoft XP (SP2), Microsoft Vista\nMacOS X 10.4.8 / Win XP (SP2)/Vista,\nMac OS X 10.4.8 + / Windows 7, Vista, XP with Service Pack 2\nMac Mac OS X 10.4.8 + / Windows 7/Vista/XP SP2\nMac X 10.4.8
Dimensions (WxDxH):10.9 x 6.93 x 0.433 / 12.2 x 8.19 x 0.472 / 18.7 x 12.6 x 0.551 / 24.5 x 18.2 x 1.1 / 8.19 x 5.43 x 0.295
Minimum system requirements:Windows 7/Vista/XP SP2\nMac 10.4.8+
Mouse dimensions (WxDxH):4.41 x 2.28 x 1.5
Product dimensions (W x D x H):4.409 x 2.283 x 1.496 / 4.41 x 2.28 x 1.5
Tablet included: Yes

Packaging Content

Bundled software:Autodesk SketchBook Express 2010, Corel SketchPad, Adobe Photoshop Elements 7/6 / Autodesk SketchBook Express 2010,\nCorel SketchPad,\nAdobe Photoshop Elements 7/6
Cables included:USB

Pen

Accuracy pen:0.00984 / 0.0197
Pen included:No / Yes
Pressure levels:1024 / 2048
Report rate (pen):133 / 197 / 200
Wireless pen: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Cable Length:98.4
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Power

USB powered:Y

System Requirements

Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger / No / Yes
Minimum processor:Intel, PowerPC
Optical drive required: Yes
Windows operating systems supported:Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows XP Home

Tablet

Connectivity Technology:Wired / Wireless
Device interface:USB
Maximum reading height:0.394
Number of hot keys:4
Resolution:2540 / 5080
Wireless technologies:Wired / Wireless
Working area:12.8 x 7.99 / 18.2 x 12 / 4.92 x 3.35 / 5.79 x 3.62 / 6.2 x 3.87 / 6.22 x 3.86

Technical Details

Color of product:Black
Tilt angle:-50 - 50 / -60 - 60

Touch input

Accuracy touch:0.5
Resolution touch input:2540

Weight & Dimensions

Mouse weight:3.7
Pen dimensions LxD:6.16 x 0.587
Pen weight:0.635
Tablet weight:14.7 / 24.7 / 28.2 / 3.97 / 7.41 / 7.72
Weight note (metric):3.7 / 3.704