Good hardware can really help to make a photographer's life so much easier. Is this keyboard tablet hybrid about to change how we work?
If a traditional keyboard and mouse are keeping you sitting in front of your computer longer than you would like, then a tablet could be the answer to help speed things up. This week, artist and illustrator Brad Colbow is back once again with another insightful video, where he tests a tablet that I think many photographers will find interesting. The tablet in question is the Huion Inspiroy Keydial KD200, which is a mash-up of a drawing tablet and a traditional keyboard. Colbow walks us through the tablet's features, which include several programmable buttons as well as a zoom wheel. If all that wasn't enough, there is also the left-hand side of a regular keyboard included in this device too. For those that use the likes of Photoshop, this tablet should allow you to do most of your editing work without the need for your regular keyboard.
As you can see in the video, the size of the tablet is fairly generous to work on, yet small enough to potentially travel with. For me, the fact a seasoned illustrator praises this tablet is good news for us photographers whose needs are probably less demanding. Colbow ends the video by saying this tablet is 90 percent of the way there for a fraction of the price you'd normally pay. If you're in the market for a tablet, this could be what you've been looking for.
What do you think of this tablet for photographers? Do you think you could ditch the mouse and make the switch? We'd love to hear from you in the comments below.