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OSU tablets
Written by Ehsan Batt

Osu is fun.

No, Osu is not only “fun”…

It’s an addictive carnival of colors, music, and speed. Best for people with a veteran’s nervous system. After playing a little, you quickly realize that you need something better than a mouse to reach the absolute limits of your potential.

If you are interested in becoming better at Osu then you will need to consider a graphics tablet for the absolute tracking it allows. But there are other characteristics to consider, such as the RPS, the size of the active area and the sensitivity to pressure (if you also want to draw or write with the latter).

For now, we will focus on optimizing performance.

Important features for OSU:

Absolute follow-up

This means that unlike the relative tracking of your mouse, you can instantly move the cursor to a new location, saving you precious seconds.

Active area

Smaller, better. The less space you have to move your arm, the less time you spend, the more points you earn. But at the same time, finding the optimum size can be crucial for scoring extra points in tight turns. When larger active area and higher resolution can be recommended.

Parallax and response time

This is important if you are interested in performing at the absolute limits of perfection. Some of them reduce the response time in milliseconds. Minimizing parallax also means that your cursor will be as accurate as possible. With a cheaper alternative, you may have to adjust to less than perfect accuracy. The more expensive tablets will have a lower parallax, but they will also have a larger area. In this case, there is not much room for maneuver.

To sum up, the most important aspects of an OSU tablet are:

  • Absolute follow-up
  • Smaller active area
  • Parallax and stylus response time

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Best Tablets for Osu


HUION H420 OSU Tablet Graphics Drawing Signature Pad with 3 Express Keys (4-by-2.23 Inches) (Black)

 out of stock
as of April 16, 2024 1:38 pm

Huion and XP-Pen are two reliable companies. However, with both, you may encounter driving problems. Repairable driver issues.

While with a Wacom product, it’s all about plugging in and playing. All tablets require that you install the drivers correctly.

They can both work on pen-based software, but they will not show their true potential without the right drivers.

As you can see if you compare this tablet with the other 420 Huion tablets, it’s essentially the same except for the 3 express mechanical keys you can use in Osu.


XP-Pen StarG640 6x4 Inch OSU! Ultrathin Tablet Drawing Tablet Digital Graphics Tablet with Battery-Free Stylus(8192 Levels Pressure)

$39.99  in stock
as of April 16, 2024 1:38 pm

The XP-Pen although not as popular as the Huion H420 is probably the best. It has a higher resolution and a higher ratio. The accuracy is also higher.

Even beat Wacom in this regard, but with these tiny measures, I’m not sure that the difference is real?

Probably a result of marketing. In any case, the only drawback of this model is the active zone, it is bigger, but it’s good if you have a higher-resolution monitor.


GAOMON S56K Drawing Graphics Tablets Ultrathin OSU Tablet 6 x 5 Inches Flex Pen Tablet Small Size Signature Pad

 out of stock
as of April 16, 2024 1:38 pm

Although the name suggests that it is made for OSU, it does not seem to be better suited for an OSU enthusiast than the other models in our range. Nothing but the drawing board which is extremely thin. It is thinner, bigger and slightly more expensive than the previous examples.

The reading height is slightly higher than the Huion H420 and Huion 420.


Huion 4 x 2.23 Inches OSU Tablet Graphics Drawing Pen Tablet - 420

 in stock
1 used from $16.13
Free shipping
as of April 16, 2024 1:38 pm

He does not have the express keys of the first Huion model. For all other important reasons, the situation is no different. It’s a question of aesthetics? Do you want or need express keys? The price is a little lower, so it might be worth it.

Last updated on April 16, 2024 1:38 pm

Wacom Intuos Art Small Pen and Touch (Old Version), Black

 out of stock
as of April 16, 2024 1:38 pm

Although the most expensive of the band, you can be assured because it is a Wacom device and usually much more reliable in each case.

Even if you have problems, you’ll find a better customer support experience than any other graphic product manufacturer.

Wacom drivers work on any computer at any time. Because they are the leader in the tablet industry and most manufacturers make sure their pen-powered devices work well with Wacom.

Last updated on April 16, 2024 1:38 pm


Although the Osu tablet from Huion is popular, the best statistics are clearly on the XP-Pen. These manufacturers tend to only make tablets for note-taking and drawing and they simply put the title “Osu” on it to sell some extra units.

So when you make a decision, do not rely on the Osu in the name. Look at the size, RPS, resolution and activation height.

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Ehsan Batt