This is the fifth post of the 7-Day Video Review Challenge to Overcome Fear of the Camera follow up video series.

Today I am going to review the Wacom Bamboo Pen Tablet.

First things first, I am far from being a graphic designer.

But I knew that for graphic creation I wanted to get something that felt a little bit more natural and comfortable than drawing with a mouse.

Why You Should Get A Pen Tablet

On a meeting with a friend of mine that makes a living as a graphic designer, he told me that doing graphics with a mouse would be the same as trying to draw with a brick.

To me, it did make perfect sense (and it also made me laught a bit) but what do you think about that?

Anyway, I don’t think I ever designed cool stuff before, I did make some logos and pretty simple basic stuff and honestly I think I never realized before that I was drawing with a brick OR a mouse!

If you’re asking why could I possibly be interested in such a device like a pen tablet, well it’s mainly because the endless possibilities that it will provide for your marketing needs.

Digital Signatures

Even if you decide to outsource your graphics or don’t have time to do them yourself, a super strong reason to get one of these things is to be able to create your own digital signature and to be able to sign digital documents as well.

If you still don’t know what I mean, have you ever went to a site where they say “good bye”?

Or do the closing for an article saying something like “Sincerely, John Doe” in handwritten type letters?

Well that wasn’t hand written at all, it’s a digital signature (most of the times) created with a handwritten font and turned into an image which they cropped, sliced, tilted, made a curve, etc so it kind of looked natural.

You can google for the keywords: “create signature online” you’ll be surprised it throws almost 188 million results!

Obviously, many people fall for this and even if you know it is just a font, some people seem to not care.

But I don’t like that at all.

I want to be ME.

I want you to be able to tell if my character is strong or if it’s weak,  I don’t want to mislead you with some software created signature that “represents” me and my handwriting.

If you’re thinking: “ok, am I going to buy one of these things just to create ONE digital signature and that’s it?”

Absolutely NOT!

Pen Tablets In Graphic Design

If you have any kind of interest on web design or graphic creation, then these things are a MUST, simple as that.

However, if you’re NOT interested on discovering your inner creative self with one of these things, you should know that these are widely used in presentations for explaining stuff on video too.

If you thought about…

  • how-to’s
  • screencasts
  • slide presentations with live explanations
  • etc

Then you’re already on my wagon so welcome aboard!

So after all of the shenanigans like some cool surfer marketer that many have come to love and hate (even at the same time) in the internet marketing industry, let’s get on with what this thing can do!

Why I Bought The Wacom Bamboo Pen Tablet

So what I did was I basically rushed to Amazon (as always) and started doing research, reading reviews, going on to the big G and doing the same there until I found this very affordable yet entry level pen tablet from the Wacom Bamboo Series.

It was selling for under $100 bucks, a very close friend of mine used this to create some very astonishing graphics and I was sold on the reviewing comments.

So without any further ado, I’ll try to show you just a little bit how this works.

Wacom Bamboo Tablet  Video Review

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9yTiW6znnPw[/youtube]

Ultra nervous video, can’t really edit video, can’t really use Camtasia and I definitely can’t draw! LOL

Will have to dedicate myself a lot to learn all these skills I’m currently not only lacking but sucking at them so much.

But oh well, there you have it.

Buy Wacom Bamboo Pen Tablet on Amazon

If you’re interested in knowing more about this Wacom Bamboo Pen Tablet you can buy it straight from Amazon on the link below.

Buy Wacom Bamboo Pen Tablet (aff link)

Conclusion

I hope you did enjoy the video.

I think you can possibly do better with your mouse skills and doing software generated signatures than what I did.

Just remember that I’m showcasing what I am currently using or will be using in my marketing needs and that is all!

Take care, have a great weekend and I will be looking forward to see you soon around here again!

Sergio

Intro: 7 Day Video Review Challenge
Day 1: FlipCam Ultra HD Review
Day 2: Blue Snowball Microphone Review
Day 3: Logitech HD Pro Webcam C910 Review
Day 4: Logitech H390 ClearChat Comfort Headset Review
Day 5: Wacom Bamboo Pen Tablet Review
Day 6: Amazon Kindle Keyboard Wifi Reader Review
Day 7: Fast Track Pro 4×4 Mobile Audio MIDI Interface Review
Conclusion: Overcoming Fear of Video Creation Summary


Sergio Felix
Sergio Felix

Hi, I'm Sergio Felix, founder of Marketing With Sergio. I work full time as a digital marketing expert for the retail industry managing a team of experts in departments of SEO, SEM, front-end web development and conversion rate optimisation and in my spare time I love conducting offline digital marketing workshops and teaching other entrepreneurs how to build and maintain business oriented websites with WordPress. I'm highly passionate about blogging, writing, music, jogging, entrepreneurship and personal development.