Have any of you heard of Wacom tablets? OMG! My cousin and I were talking and I really didn't want to spend the cash on a ipod touch for easy child (only thing she wanted) because difficult child's bio dad might be getting him a iphone for xmas. Which means he'd be able to pass on his ipod touch to easy child. So I was pondering what could I get her that wouldn't leave her disappointed about not getting a ipod touch. My cousin told me about Wacom Bamboo tablets , I'd never heard of them. They are these touch tablets with pens that allow you to do all kinds of amazing graphics and art/drawing projects. They come packaged with fantastic software and what you can do with these is simply amazing. They range, with the pen included, from $129-159 Canadian for a medium size one, a bit less for a smaller one but hte capabilities make a huge difference and for the price difference (not much), the medium tablets seem far better. easy child has been taking art classes at a gallery once a week since last spring and she is loving it. Her classes are very professional and her art work is improving and maturing and her skill level is jumping leaps and bounds. She is going to go NUTTY for this tablet. I don't know that she'll come up for air all holidays once she opens it and figures out how to use it. Have any of you heard of these? Apparently wacom tablets come in various models and versions and can go up to $2500 plus. So serious graphic artists are really using these products. I'm so excited to see her open hers!!!! Would love to hear reviews on them if you all have experience with them. Other than that, anybody with hard to buy for kids that love art, you should really check them out! Totally neat!