The Graphire4 is an excellent graphics tablet that allows its user to draw freely onto a computer without being hindered by the restraints of a mouse or a trackpad. One of the advantages of this particular tablet is the fact that its transparent cover can be taken off, allowing a sheet of paper with a design on it to be placed underneath and subsequently traced over. Unfortunately, the frequent removal and reapplication of said cover means that it can get scratched fairly easily. The solution is to purchase a replacement Wacom Graphire4 A6 Clear Cover, which is simply a fitted sheet of transparent plastic - no, it isn't an especially exciting item, but it's an important one nevertheless.
Price & Fitting
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You can pick up the Graphire4 Clear Cover for around £5 online, or cheaper if you're willing to buy secondhand from eBay - just make sure you get the right size for your Wacom, as the version that I am reviewing today won't fit non-Graphire4 tablets... especially the ones that aren't A6 in size!
Fitting the cover is an incredibly simple process - just line it up with the base of the Graphire4 pad and apply even downward pressure. The resultant click will inform you that the operation has successfully been completed. Once in place, the cover feels nice and secure, and the fabric base of the Wacom wireless mouse glides across it smoothly. Similarly, the Wacom pen works well in collaboration - although a little more friction would perhaps be nice in order to recreate the tactility of paper.
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Due to its very nature, A sheet of Wacom-branded fitted plastic isn't the easiest item to review - however, this particular Wacom Graphire4 is an item which is well made and serves its purpose perfectly. If treated with respect - i.e not introducing it to any sharp objects, then the item should have a long lifespan - recommended.