The Wacom Bamboo tablet is a combination of a thin tablet with a pen. There are three versions of the tablet, these are;

  • A tablet with touch (only version CTT-460)
  • A tablet with a pen
  • A tablet with pen and touch

The tablet in touch mode works with one finger and four Express Keys. In pen mode the tablet uses a pen. The pen has a tip and two buttons and works without batteries. Both modes have a relative and an absolute user setting. The tablet can be adjusted to left and right handed. The buttons on the pen and the tablet Express Keys are programmable. The tablet can be adjusted to the screen sizes in use. The Wacom Bamboo works better with pen in an OS/2-eCS environment than in a Microsoft Windows XP environment.

  • Works very intuitive
  • Driver is transparent to the mouse and setting up the mouse remains possible
  • The pen tip, buttons and Express Keys are programmable via parameters
  • Works with OS/2-eCS, OS2-Win/Win-16 session and DOS session without a hitch, even when passing from one session to another session.
  • Pen does not require batteries and is cordless
  • No RSI because you don't operate a mouse with the wrong movements!
  • Great freedom, comfortable grip
  • With the pen in your hand you can still typing on the keyboard
  • Works very fast in so-called "tablet" mode, this is the absolute working mode
  • Makes no distinction between right and left handers

  • The pen doesn't work right in an OS2-Win or Win-16 full screen session, only a part of the screen can be used. This has to do with a resolution difference between OS2-Win or Win-16 and the pen.
  • Setup only by means of parameters
  • Pen tip can easily be damaged according Wacom

Supported models
The following models are supported;

Model ID Pen Touch Name and Suffix
CTT-46000D0n/ayesTouch +/K0-F
CTH-46000D1worksworksPen & Touch +/K0-FA,+/K
CTH-46100D2worksworksFun +/K0-FA, +/S
CTH-66100D3yesyesFun +/K0-FA, +/S
CTL-46000D4worksn/aPen +/K0-FB, +/K
CTL-66000D5yesn/aPen +/K0-F, +/K
CTH-46000D6yes*New Pen & Touch +?
CTH-46100D7yes*Special Edition +se
CTH-66100D8yes*Comic +?
CTH-46100DAyes*Special Edition +se
CTH-66100DByes*Special Edition +se
CTL-47000DDworksn/aPen +/K0-F, +/K; Connect
CTH-47000DEyes*Pen & Touch +/K0,+/K0-F; Fun +/K1,+/W1,+/P1;Comic +/K2,+/W2,+/P2 ; Capture; Manga +/S
CTH-67000DFyes*Pen & Touch +/K0,+/K0-F; Fun +/K1,+/W1;Comic +/K2,+/W2; Create

Pen support has been implemented for all models with pen capability. Touch support has been partly implemented for models with touch capability. When it shows "works" in the table above then that particular model function has been successfully tested. When it shows "yes" in the table above then probably that particular model function will work successfully as well. When it shows "*" then touch for that model has not been implemented.

Model numbers are in two parts, the first part is in column "Model" and the second part is the +suffix in column "Name and Suffix". To obtain a particular Model number, the "+" in the suffix has to be substituted by the first part. The suffix contains a color code: /K=Black, /S=Silver, /W=White, /P=Pink.

Example: Model CTL-470 with Name and Suffix "Pen +/K0-F, +/K" describes two complete model numbers. These are CTL-470/K0-F and CTL-470/K. You will find one of those complete model numbers at the back of your tablet together with, for this example, "BAMBOO PEN" if you own such a CTL-470 tablet.

Here or at Hobbes you can download the driver with a comprehensive manual. There is also a more basic version available at the site of Wim Brul, you can also find more USB developer tools.