If you’ve become accustomed to the MacBook’s multitouch capabilities,
you’ll find yourself missing them when you use a desktop Mac. Wacom has
an answer, care of its recently refreshed Bamboo line, which adds a new
take on tablet input. We tested the Bamboo Fun, which recognizes the
pen, as well as touch input from your fingers--including some
multitouch gestures. For long-time tablet users who are used to
pen-only control, the addition of touch capabilities is nice,
especially in image editors like Photoshop and iPhoto, where using
two-finger pinches and reverse pinches can zoom in and out of images.
You can also use gestures to rotate images. It’s not a feature that
comes into play all that often, but it’s welcome when you do need it.
There are nine touch gestures in total, but they’re all limited to one-
and two-finger motions--and that’s one to two fingers short of the
three- and four-finger gestures supported by the latest MacBooks.