Published on 15th November 2005 by
Originally Posted by stephen2002 I probably would have gone through $40 of AAA batteries in those 3 years.
Originally Posted by RotoSequence With those kinds of jagged lines, I wouldnt reccomend this in any way, shape, or form.
Originally Posted by The_PopeA gesture application is one such inclusion (because for some reason people still seem to think mouse gestures are a good idea) however invoking them seems to take longer that just doing whatever it is you wanted to do in the first place.
Originally Posted by RotoSequenceThe tablet is dirt cheap indeed, but theres no way I would have given it a good value for the money award; this isnt a tablet that provides the capabilities one is looking for when one buys a tablet in the first place, that being a way to emulate pen strokes just like those provided by pencil on paper. With those kinds of jagged lines, I wouldnt reccomend this in any way, shape, or form. This is a toy, not a genuine tool. </rant>
Honestly, once youve used a Wacom, its virtually impossible to reccomend anything else.
Originally Posted by :: kna ::If you read the paragraph afterwards you will find the jaggies are due to a limitation of the USB interface, so a USB Wacom would also suffer from them..
Originally Posted by mrhazAre there not USB 2 tablets - faster?
Originally Posted by :: kna ::USB 1.1 and 2.0 both use the same refresh rate even though the bus speed is faster.
/me worries about getting into technical quicksand..
Originally Posted by stephen2002Those jagged lines can be resolved using your paint program. In Photoshop a "smoothing" checkbox can be found in the brushes option.
The top line is drawn with smoothing off, the bottom with it on. I drew them both at the same speed, pretty quick but not difficult if you are making quick strokes for something like grass, on a Wacom.
Originally Posted by [USRF]ObiwanTo me the USB ms timing problem is totaly bull. If this is the case, why can i move my mouse as fast as i can and it still draws roundish stripes. If the usb timing is the limiting factor why should you buy a 2000dpi speed mouse. The pen is working on the same level as a mouse does. It measures dpi and submits them thru usb.
To me it sounds more like slow/cheap tablet hardware.
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