Review: Huion DWH69 wireless graphics tablet

Special thanks to Gearbest for providing this review unit

The Huion DWH69 is one of several wireless graphic tablets from Huion. Some of the other wireless tablets that I've reviewed before are the Huion G10T (2nd gen), Huion Q11K and the gigantic Huion Giano WH1409.

Main highlights of the Huion DWH69 are the support for 2048 levels of pressure sensitivity, eight expresskeys and wireless capability.


Build quality feels sturdy and solid. The drawing area measures 9 by 6 inches.


On the left side is a 1.8-inch TFT LCD info screen that shows you the battery life left and indictors when the expresskeys are press or the pen is hovering. The battery life indicator is kinda useful but the button or pen indictors are not that useful. The LCD screen is nice to have but if it means increasing the price of the tablet, then it's not worth the money. Even if the tablet has no battery life left, you can still use it while it's charging.


The eight expresskeys included are touch sensitive. These are not buttons where you press and there's a click. You can customise them to your preferred keyboard shortcuts. Personally I prefer the more tactile feel of buttons clicking but touch-sensitive ones are equally as usable.


This tablet is quite slim and lightweight. It's portable so you you can bring it to your office and back home easily.


The top part of the tablet is raised at a slight angle that makes drawing more comfortable than using the tablet flat. On the left side is the microUSB charging port for charging the tablet.

However, because the tablet is raised at an angle, this makes it unsuitable for left handed use. When you turn the tablet 180 degrees, the raised part will be at the bottom. This is the deal breaker for left handed users.


The wireless USB receiver is hidden behind a latch door in the thick part of the tablet.


It goes without saying that you need a USB Port (Type A) in order to use the tablet. It's interesting how there aren't any Bluetooth tablets in the market yet.


The battery is removable but I doubt you'll ever need to replace it. A full charge that takes 4 hours will give you 24 hours of non-stop use.


These are all the accessories included.


That's the pen and stand included.


The stand can be opened up to reveal 4 replacement tips.


The pen is lightweight but has a solid build. The grip section has a matte surface which is nice to hold, and easy to clean.


There are two side buttons, no back button, that you can customise to various mouse clicks or your preferred keyboard shortcut.


Unfortunately, the pen is powered by battery so you'll need to charge it with the cable provided. A 2 hour charge should give you up to 800 hours of non-stop use.

Driver

The driver can be downloaded from Huion's website.


The driver functionality is the same for both Windows and Mac.

You can customise the two side buttons, pressure sensitivity, and the expresskeys (click on Advanced Setting).


You'll have to checkbox the relevant command keys to go with the button keys to get your shortcut.


This is the full list of keys you can choose from the drop-down menu.


After you click on the Advance Setting button, the dialogue box will let you customise the expresskeys.

All the keyboard shortcuts work fine.

The Softkey Enable and Softkey Disable buttons are useless. When you turn them on, you'll get a row of virtual expresskeys that appear at the top of the working area. BUT they don't with the physical tablet.

The left handed mode is useless too because the tablet is inclined at an angle. When you flip the tablet around for left handed use, the raised part is near you.

Drawing performance

Drawing performance, in short, is excellent. I did not have any problems with any of the drawing apps that I've tested. All the apps, on both Mac and Windows, perform well. The lines and curves are smooth, line tapers are gradual and pressure sensitivity works great.

Here are some sample strokes from the graphic apps I've tested on Mac.


Photoshop (Mac)


Medibang Paint Pro (Mac)


Krita (Mac)


Clip Studio Pro (Mac)

I've also tested Affinity Photo, Affinity Designer and Adobe Illustrator. All work fine with pressure sensitivity.

The Windows version graphic apps perform the same so I did not include them here.

Conclusion

The Huion DWH69 is a wireless graphics tablet that performs predictably without any surprises. Lines come out just the way I want them to.

The only downside since the tablet is raised, it's not suitable for left handed use.

Availability

You can get the tablet at Gearbest via this direct link:
https://www.gearbest.com/graphics-tablets/pp_009200773861.html?lkid=1861...

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