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Frequently Asked Questions

Questions relating to all tablet models.

Yes, your Kingtee tablet must be connected to a computer as an external display and input device.

A display output is not provided, however, the tablet can simply be looped through a projector.

22HD Series (22HD mini/22HDX) tablets support Windows up to 10 and Mac OS X up to 10.10.2 (excluding 10.9.5). Users report that the current Mac driver works well with macOS Sierra. The current Mac driver is in Beta stage, and binding pen buttons is not supported. An open source Linux driver is available - click here.

14WX tablet supports Windows up to 10 and Mac OS X up to 10.10.2 (excluding 10.9.5). Users report that the current Mac driver works well with macOS Sierra. The current Mac driver is in Beta stage, and binding pen buttons is not supported. An open source Linux driver is available - click here.

22U Series (22U mini/22UX) tablets support Windows up to 10. Users report working with Linux openSUSE leap 42.1 and Ubuntu 16.04 (third-party firmware update required).

13HD tablet supports Windows up to 10.

The standard pen nib is firm (like a stylus tip) and it may take some time for you to appreciate the unique tactile feel of the pen. There is no choice of nibs to change the way the pen feels on the drawing surface.

Sometimes dust particles penetrate the housing and settle under the glass screen. Typically this can happen during shipping. These particles can normally be dislodged by gently tapping the side of the housing while holding the tablet vertical. Please note that this is not considered as a defect.

Pen tilt sensitivity is not available in any Bosto tablets.

The IPS display panel emits a characteristic light at the edges, which may be visible under certain viewing conditions and mistaken for backlight bleed.

Unless your line of sight is perpendicular to the drawing surface at the point of contact of the pen nib, the nib position will differ slightly from the apparent cursor position. This effect, known as parallax, is due to the thickness of the glass screen plus the air gap between it and the display panel beneath. This distance is minimal for all current Bosto tablet models, ranging from 1.3 mm to 3 mm.

The parallax effect is present in all tablets, however, the effect can be minimized by careful calibration while keeping your head in the normal position relative to the tablet when drawing. And if you watch the cursor rather than the nib when drawing, then you will overcome the effect altogether.

Kingtee tablets fall into two families based on digitizer technology.

Passive Wireless: The 22HD Series (22HD mini/22HDX) and 14WX tablets utilize a passive wireless digitizer with a battery-free pen.

Electromagnetic Resonance: The 22U Series (22U mini/22UX) and 13HD tablets utilize an electromagnetic resonance digitizer with a powered (rechargeable) pen.

Passive wireless is the more costly technology, and is considered as more precise for drawing fine detail. Electromagnetic resonance technology has characteristic stability. The choice of technology is a matter of personal preference, and not of quality.

Line smoothness can usually be adjusted by means of line stabilization settings in your application software. Furthermore, fitting an anti-glare film on the tablet screen can cause the pen nib to slide better and produce smoother lines.

Like a classic graphics tablet, a pen display tablet is an input device connected to a computer loaded with software for painting, drawing, photo editing, etc. However, the pen display tablet differs in that it's actually a monitor that you draw on with a stylus (pen).

Most Bosto tablet models are supplied without a protective film (screen guard). The tablet screen is made of smooth glass or acrylic, and most users are pleased with the feel of drawing on this surface.

You should not need a screen guard for normal use, however, if you like the textured feel or want your nib to slightly drag (like pencil on paper) then a screen guard is a good option. The reduction of glare is another benefit of a screen guard, but please be aware that the added resistance will result in rapid nib wear.

Questions specifically about Kingtee 22HD mini and Kingtee 22HDX tablets.

The current tablet driver does not support customization of the pen side buttons.

The drawing surface is made of 2 mm thick glass and does not have a protective film.

The 22HD Series tablets use a battery-free pen. This pen is interchangeable with the battery-free pen supplied with 14WX and 14WA (Nov 2013 release) tablets.

Line work is excellent and drawing fine details is possible thanks to minimal play in the pen nib. However, please note that results will vary because line control is influenced by line stabilization tools built into different software applications. It may not be possible in certain non-vector applications to draw a perfectly straight line using a physical ruler placed on the screen.

Due to signal interference it may be necessary to set the tablet monitor refresh rate to 50 Hz to prevent spurious cursor jumps/clicks.

A jumping mouse pointer is indicative of signal interference. This phenomenon is less prevalent in laptops than desktops. Signal interference can be minimized by avoiding tangled tablet cables, and connecting to USB and display ports on your computer that are well separated. The quality of your USB cable is important, and it must have a ferrite bead (choke). If necessary connect the USB cable so that the ferrite bead is closest to the computer.

The effects of signal interference can extend to jitter, which may be perceptible at the extreme edges/corners of the display. In extreme cases jitter/jumping may be experienced along the bottom of the display (typically a band of 5~10 pixels). Please see the above question for tips to minimize signal interference.

Depending on the sensitivity of your hearing you may notice a peeping sound when drawing on different areas of the display. This may be more noticeable in the bottom area of the display. The position of your tablet in your work area may have a bearing on your perception of this sound.

Questions specifically about Kingtee 22U mini and Kingtee 22UX tablets.

Only an official Windows tablet driver has been released. Users report a third-party firmware modification that supports Mac OS X; details may be found on our user group.

Yes, the same pen is used with the 13HD tablet.

Questions specifically about the Kingtee 14WX tablet.

Yes, the protective film can be replaced.

The tablet has built-in tilt supports allowing three drawing positions. Two types of optional tilt stands are available. A standard monitor arm/mount can be fitted if required as the tablet mounting is VESA 75 compliant.

No, the pen is not compatible with legacy 14" tablets (pre November 2013). The 14WX pen is battery-free, whereas legacy 14" tablet pens are powered (battery/rechargeable). However, the 14WX pen is interchangeable with the 22HD Series pen.

Line control and precision is influenced by line stabilization tools built into different software applications. Manga Studio is generally accepted as the finest application for line smoothing, and offers near perfect curves and straight lines. It may not be possible in certain non-vector applications to draw a perfectly straight line using a physical ruler placed on the screen.

Questions specifically about the BST-13HD tablet.

Yes, a USB 3.0 port is required to supply sufficient power, however, a standard USB 2.0 or USB 3.0 cable may be used.

Yes, the same pen is used with the 22U series tablets.

An official Windows tablet driver has been released. A third-party firmware modification is available that supports Mac OS X; details may be found on our user group.

Questions about product support.

Yes, we host and maintain the Bosto User Group forum, which offers up-to-date drivers, beta driver access, installation guides, software test reports, product information and reviews, discussion sections, and one-on-one technical support backed by factory engineers. The user group is a support community managed by volunteers for the benefit of all Bosto tablet users. However, our clients receive front line support through the user group, including exchange and warranty intervention.

You can request assistance for any technical/user issue through our user group. We monitor every post and will intervene promptly when needed. As an authorized distributor we offer our clients the full support of factory engineers.

Bosto cooperates closely with multinational computer software companies, including Adobe Systems Inc. and Autodesk Inc., to ensure compatibility with mainstream graphics applications. However, no user support for any specific application software is offered.

Drivers may be downloaded from our user group.

It is very unlikely that your Kingtee tablet will develop a fault within the product's design life. Most often a perceived fault actually has a simple solution. When you suspect a fault, your first step should be to search the user group where you are likely to find topics dealing with the issue. If you need assistance then please post on the user group so that we can collaborate with you. In this way we can quickly verify a fault and arrange an exchange or warranty repair as required.

Please be prepared to spend some time configuring your computer system and software for use with your Kingtee tablet. You will find installation guides on our user group, and you are welcome to post requests for assistance.

You should not find any defective pixels. Bosto has a zero-tolerance policy with regard to defective pixels, and this defect is covered by the product warranty. Often dust particles under the glass screen are mistaken for defective pixels. These particles can normally be dislodged by gently tapping the side of the housing while holding the tablet vertical.

Rather than a private ticket system, we use a global community-based support system backed by factory engineers. This type of product support has two key advantages:

Self-help: All support topics are freely accessible so you can easily search for a solution to any issue.

Quick response: Volunteers located around the world can respond quickly to requests for assistance, unconstrained by your time zone.

Bosto tablets are intended to be affordable, and community-based support helps to maintain low product prices for the benefit of everyone joining the Bosto family. Our user group relies on all members to contribute to the body of knowledge, for the benefit of the whole community.

Questions about sales and policies.

We have been an official Bosto distributor since 2012, and we are authorized to supply Bosto tablets worldwide (excluding certain regions). When buying directly from us you are assured of factory prices and premium value added customer service with official factory support.

Currently our product list prices exclude GST/HST (Goods and Services Tax / Harmonized Sales Tax) or VAT (Value-Added Tax), and we do not provide tax invoices. The implications of this depend on where your shipment originates:

For orders shipped directly from the factory in China, this tax may be collected by local border services when you receive your package.

For orders shipped from a local warehouse, you are not liable for the payment of this tax.

In the near future we will be registered in Canada for GST/HST, and will then be required to add this tax for orders within Canada, regardless of shipment origin.

For orders shipped from the local warehouse in the United Kingdom to EU countries, it is possible that VAT may be collected by local border services.

Order processing involves inspection, testing and careful packaging to ensure that every product arrives safely and in perfect working order. The order processing time depends on the origin of your shipment:

We aim to dispatch orders from a local warehouse within two business days.

It can take up to five business days to dispatch orders directly from the factory in China.

Once your package has been dispatched, worldwide delivery to your door is typically within two to four business days.

Our list prices do not include import duties.

Import duties are not payable for shipments dispatched to you from a local warehouse.

If your shipment originates from the factory in China, then local border services may collect import duties and taxes, and you would also be liable for any disbursement fees and/or surcharges.

Any import duties, customs fees, taxes, disbursement fees, and/or surcharges are the buyer's responsibility.

We ship worldwide, except to regions served by other distributors.

Our prices include shipping.

A shipping discount is given for two or more of most items in your cart.

If you add two or more different items to your cart, then you are welcome to ask for a combined shipping voucher before completing your purchase.

Pens, nibs and other accessories may be shipped separately from tablets.

Whenever possible we ship via DHL Express, which normally delivers within 3 business days.

Please note that any applicable import costs and local handling fees are not included in our prices.

The manufacturer warrants tablets for one year from date of purchase. Accessories are not included in this warranty because these items are generally susceptible to mishandling, however, they will be replaced if found to be defective when received.

Currently we only accept payment via PayPal.

In the near future we intend to start accepting direct credit card and debit card payments, and offline payments via bank transfer and cheque.

Signing up for a free PayPal account is easy and you can instantly send payments using your credit card without exposing your financial information. You can also fund your purchase from a PayPal balance or directly from your bank account.

We simply want you to be completely satisfied with your purchase! If for any reason you return your Kingtee tablet within 14 days then you will receive a refund. The cost of original shipping and/or the cost of return shipping may or may not be included in your refund depending on the situation. Please see our terms and conditions for full details.

Currently it is only possible to purchase Bosto tablets online. 

We do our best to provide as much product information as possible to help you make an informed buying decision. To find out more, you are welcome to interact with members of our user group, who are always happy to share their experience. As we are an authorized distributor, you are assured of factory-backed product support, and our return policy allows you to purchase with complete confidence.

Corporate clients interested in bulk purchases may contact us. Normally we would supply one sample product at our regular list price for trialling.

Yes, all of our policies are freely available on this website.

Canadian customers may pre-order tablets for local delivery from the warehouse in Canada. This option is suitable if you would like to avoid payment of Canadian import duties, and if you are not in a hurry to receive your tablet. At any time you may convert your pre-order to direct delivery from the factory.

EU customers may order selected tablet models for local delivery from the warehouse in the United Kingdom.

Items that are delivered directly from the factory must be returned to the factory.

Tablets pre-ordered by Canadian customers qualify for our local return option, which must be selected when you add the pre-order item to your cart. If you have to return the tablet within the warranty period, we will provide you with a Canadian return address.

Tablets delivered from the warehouse in the United Kingdom must be returned to the factory, with the exception of eBay orders, which must be retuned to a local UK address.

All orders are shipped directly from the factory in Shenzhen, China, unless otherwise stated.

Tablets pre-ordered by Canadian customers are shipped from the local warehouse in Canada.

Selected tablet models are shipped to EU countries from the local warehouse in the United Kingdom.

You may select the free pre-order option when adding any tablet to your cart.

Normally orders are delivered directly to customers from the factory in China. Although this method is fast and efficient, customers do need to pay any import duties, taxes and disbursement fees that may be incurred.

Alternatively, Canadian customers may pre-order tablets for local delivery from the warehouse in Canada, thus avoiding payment of Canadian import duties. This method is slower, because 10 pre-orders must accumulate before the batch can be dispatched from the factory to the local warehouse. However, at any time you may convert your pre-order to direct delivery from the factory.

Another advantage of pre-ordering your tablet is the local return option. If you select this option at checkout, then in the event of having to return your tablet within the warranty period, you will be given a Canadian return address.

We accept payment in Canadian dollars (CAD) and US dollars (USD).

For technical reasons the default currency on our site is USD, however, to switch currencies simply click the USD/CAD button visible in the header of every page.