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Good drawing tablets? [Dec. 7th, 2011|02:27 pm]
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Does anyone in LJ-land know of a good drawing tablet for my niece? She's about middle school age. I don't want to buy her a toy, but I also don't think she needs the biggest, bestest, most expensive model either.
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[User Picture]From: sueschus
2011-12-08 06:31 am (UTC)
Does she have a computer? Then, look at Wacom's tablets. The "bamboo" model runs about $75 on Amazon, I think.
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[User Picture]From: johnpalmer
2011-12-09 07:40 am (UTC)
I ended up getting one of the higher end consumer Wacom tablets. It turns out she's been doing a good bit of art work (and my sister report that she has to stop buying pencils at Staples for artwork - they're okay for *homework*, but not for *drawing*) so my biggest concern went away. (That biggest concern was "let's not buy her a big, expensive toy for something she'll toss aside in a few months." )

Thank you for the suggestion; they're pretty highly recommended, but I was glad to get a more direct "Hey, I know this person!" recommendation too!
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[User Picture]From: ccprince
2011-12-08 07:04 pm (UTC)
Another vote for the Wacom tablets. I haven't tried the Bamboo line, but I have used a couple of their what-used-to-be-the-lower-end tablets, and they're quite good.
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[User Picture]From: johnpalmer
2011-12-09 07:40 am (UTC)
Thank you! That's what I ended up getting her. I think I might also do kightp's suggestion and get her a sketchbook (a high quality, hard covered one). Apparently, she's quite the artist....
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[User Picture]From: sueschus
2011-12-09 07:24 am (UTC)
Watching TV tonight I saw an ad for the uDraw game tablet. Versions for Wii, Playstation, X Box and she probably has one of those. Looks very intriguing. Under $50. Google "udraw review". Or go to nick.com and look for the uDraw ad on the right and watch the video.

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[User Picture]From: laurarey
2011-12-09 07:03 pm (UTC)
Yep, love my Wacom. I use it a lot. Good choice.
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