I purchased a 4 x 5 Wacom Graphire USB tablet (about $83 including shipping)
last spring for home and much prefer using it for everything, instead of a
mouse. I got really tired of having a sore hand and arm from using the
mouse. The pen is so much more comfortable!
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companies' ratings and has product reviews.