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Wacom Graphire

Wacom Graphire
alaScore 80

126 reviews

May, 2017

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 126 reviews of Wacom Graphire. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Mouse & Pointing Devices for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the usability and price.

price, usability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Mouse & Pointing Devices the Wacom Graphire is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 90 user reviews of Wacom Graphire from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Mouse & Pointing Devices on

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This summary is based on the products: Wacom Graphire Bluetooth 6 x 8-Inch TabletWacom Graphire Bluetooth 6 x 8-Inch Tablet

May, 2017

Expert review by: Lara Luepke (

Wacom Graphire Bluetooth Tablet (6x8) review:


Wacom Graphire Bluetooth tablet The Graphire Bluetooth Tablet marks the first time Wacom has added Bluetooth connectivity to a tablet. The Graphire set includes a digital pen, a mouse, and a tablet designed for artists and graphic designers who need a...

Offers Bluetooth connectivity; includes comprehensive software package; intuitive and easy to use; two configurable buttons.

Bluetooth is tricky to set up; expensive.

Although a nearly $250 price tag accompanies this tablet, it lets anyone draw accurately on a computer, and its software package rocks.

Jun, 2005

Expert review by: Dave Nagel (

Wacom Graphire Bluetooth


I haven't reviewed a Wacom tablet yet that I haven't loved, and I've had my hands on just about all of them. Like all of the company's graphics tablets, the new wireless Graphire Bluetooth is, in itself, a great productivity booster for professionals...

Wireless pressure-sensitive graphics tablet

May, 2005

Expert review by: (

Wacom Graphire graphics tablet


If you want to use a computer to make analog-looking art, a mouse just doesn't cut it. Yes, you can position the cursor very accurately. Yes, you can easily click various buttons without moving the cursor at all. But just try signing you name with a...

But 1015 lines per inch is respectable resolution, and 512 pressure levels is a lot, and the Graphire sure is cheap. If you've despaired of being able to afford a tablet, you can probably afford this one. It's not perfect, but it's got excellent driver...

Mar, 2001

Expert review by: Franklin Tessler (

Wacom Graphire


Pen works with most graphics applications ; cordless mouse

Mouse can't be used with extensions managers while the Mac is booting


Mar, 2000

Expert review by: The Mac Observer (

Wacom’s Graphire Is A Great Tablet & An Excellent Value


Affordable, Customizable, Easy to set up and use, Good software bundle.

Tablet is rather small, Scrolling wheel does not work when browsing web sites with frames.

At around $100, the Wacom Graphire is an excellent value. It sports a good software bundle, is easy to set up and use, and offers a high degree of customization. While the tablet may be rather small, it is adequate for home use; professional users will...

Expert review by: Benjamin Russell (

Wacom Graphire Bluetooth CTE-630BT


Specification-wise, Wacom's Graphire Bluetooth CTE-630BT is akin to their wired Graphire 4 range. With similar sensitivity and resolution levels, we f...

Excellent wireless performance, Great design

Slight lag, Pricey

An excellent option for those specifically looking for a wireless tablet. The extra cost over a Graphire 4, however, probably won't justify it for those not interested in using the Bluetooth technology to its full potential.

Feb, 2006

Expert review by: staff (

Wacom Graphire Bluetooth review


Untether your tablet and lean back for a sketch

Handy but why bother with Bluetooth for something like this? Save your cash and go for a USB version.

Feb, 2006

Expert review by: (

Wacom - Graphire Graphics Tablet


Graphics pen tablets, cordless mice and mice without vulnerable mechanical parts have all been available in their own right for a number of years. Wacom, the well-known German developer of graphics input devices, has combined all ...

Considering what you get, if you do a lot of graphics and can make use of the tablet's many graphic functions like the 512 levels of pressure sensitivity, the Graphire is a remarkably good value product. The stylus is great, but where the mouse is...

Dec, 1999

Consumer review by: Nathan (

Get the newer wired version.


If you're going to spend the money on one of these, get the 4x6 Intous for a little less, or a 6x8 Intuos for a little more. You won't regret it.

Highly reliable. Easy setup as far as Bluetooth goes. Most of it is very durable. Accurate.

Lag can be atrocious - Wacom tablets tend to have a little bit of lag, but this thing can stall for seconds at a time. I think it's due to interference. Clear cover is a novel idea, but pretty much useless in practice. It's also attached by some very...

Oct, 2008

Consumer review by: Mint (

Overall Great, but some slight issues


I've used my variety of bluetooth devices and theres always some quirk on them. Shows how bluetooth still needs a lot of work to get compatibility up. Don't let the Cons turn you away, its an excellent product.

Wireless functionality is great. It lets me use it on my lap without cord issues. As with most Wacom tablets, the eraser and 2 button clicks make it nearly unnecessary to use my mouse

Bluetooth is SOMETIMES flakey. Sometimes the eraser doesn't work, which I also believe might be related to the bluetooth connection. Sometimes lags [again bluetooth related

Apr, 2008

Product Specifications

From pressure sensitivity to eraser awareness, Wacom continues to deliver to you the latest technology quickly took over the digitizer market, followed by Wacom's development of the first graphics tablets. If you're serious about graphics, chances are you already have a pressure-sensitive tablet, and it might be a Wacom tablet. Wacom also offers a complete system of graphics tools and accessories. The batteryless Graphire Inking Pen offers 512 levels of pressure sensitivity. Its replaceable inking cartridge allows you to sketch on paper and on your computer at the same time. The Graphire Inking Pen does not come with a DuoSwitch or eraser.

Dimensions & Weight



Compatibility:Mac / PC
Manufacturer:Wacom Technology
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Wacom Graphire

Input Device

Buttons Qty:3
Connectivity Technology:Wired / Wireless
Form Factor:External
Interface (DB):USB
Movement Detection Technology:Optical
Type:Digitizer / Mouse


Category of Accessory:Pointing device accessories
Product Type:Digitizer pen

System Requirements

OS Required:Apple MacOS 8.5 or later / Microsoft Windows 98/2000