TourBox 2020 Review By Razaras

    Most digital creators are constantly looking for ways to helps them speed up their workflow (editing sound, Video, Photo, and yes! digital artists like me).

    Nowadays, we knew a lot about the new console/controller that comes to helps us easier to finish the works, and today we will talk about "TourBox"

 

   TourBox is a plug-in controller that helps you speed up workflow. It can help you spare the trouble of using complicated shortcut keys and endless keyboard inputs. TouBox can work with programs such as Photoshop, Lightroom, SAI, Camera Raw, Davinci Resolve, etc. as well as other photo and video editing software.

With the price of $169, It sounds great and interesting to me!

 

    TourBox kindly sent me a unit to review, and here's the real experience after I try it out for a week!

                                     **** I only testing with Photoshop ****                               

 

You can check it for more information and purchase it  here 

Use the discount code TB202010041KR to get $10 off, exclusively for my fans and followers!

 

TourBox Website: https://www.tourboxtech.com/en/

TourBox Forum: https://forum.tourboxtech.com/

TourBox Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BdmZXOftm00

First Impression and unboxing

     The Tour Box comes with a black box and it looks cool for me. The TourBox is a palm-size controller made with ABS plastic. The material and touch feeling is pretty great. The matted surface giving your hand feel stable and doesn't slide out when using it. The weighs in at 370 g. with dimension 4.6 x 4 x 1.73" / 116 x 101 x 44 mm.

 Look like it heavily but not. Because it's designed not to move around on your desk. The port connector is a braided USB-C to USB-A cable.

The things that come in the box are:

  • TourBox Controller

  • A braided USB-C to USB-A cable

  • Guaranty card

  • User manual

  • Quick start guide

  • Safety Instructions

Overall Design

The buttons around the body looking a little messing but it reasonable, because functions and there a lot of combinations to work with.

The TourBox controller is divided into several sections and design for one-hand use that we can see it was 3 sections with 11 buttons.

- The “rotating section” with the knob, scroll, and dial.

- The "KIT section" which includes the D-pad and 2 small buttons (C1/C2), and Tour button.

- The "Prime Four section" with large buttons for Top, Side, Tall, and Short (These can various combination)

All 11 buttons around the TourBox controller

 The Rotating section

 The KIT section

 The Prime Four section

Setting up and Installation

  Before you even install Toutbox Controller, you will have to install the drivers first. TourBox works on Windows as well as iOS both. You can get the latest driver on the official website here (At the time of writing this review, the latest driver version was 2.1.4) The installation is pretty easy. After installed, you just connect TourBox to your PC/ Mac and done!

TourBox Console (Software)

   The interface is well laid out, sleek, and easy to use. The presets come with pre-programmed for Photoshop and Lightroom, but you can download presets of  DaVinci Resolve, Affinity Photo, Capture One, Premiere, Final Cut Pro X, Clip Studio Paint, and Chrome on their preset page and we (TourBox’s user) have a forum to find help, tutorials and talking about the TourBox here

 I started to use the built-in presets Photoshop to get acquainted with what the TourBox can do and it takes me a while to familiarize myself then I tried to create and combinations my own presets for Photoshop by myself (base on built-in presets).

Experience And Conclusion

   I put the TourBox on the left side of the table, keyboard and pen tablet in the center, and mouse on the right.

   I’m impressed with the knob and dial control. No more extra keystrokes or moving back and forth to complete complicated key combinations. TourBox is designed to work with your mouse and your tablet. You can control the size, flow, opacity, and hardness of your brush while you work.

  I love the HUD in TourBox Console so much, It looks sleek and beautiful UI, easy to use and customize

   Most shortcuts are helpful and very quick to use if you using it every day to get familiar with yourself (I use it for a week). I recommend patience to try it because this gadget needs time and learning to use it powerfully.

Pros:

- palm-size, every touch in one hand

- High-quality material, modern design

- Pre-programed for Photoshop and Lightroom

- Easily customizable

- USB-C type

- Works with Window and macOS systems

- Have community forum/ support/ Load preset

Cons:

- Need time to familiarize to use

   (but the time needed is not long and one can quickly get how to use it)

- Buttons and dials don’t feel quite as refined as the rest of the unit

Finally...

   I tried it for about a week and found that it works very well. I find TourBox help me speeds up to about 20% (I'm pretty quick anyway). You don't need to look for shortcuts from the keyboard when you have TourBox in hand, which takes a while to get familiar with it. If you're a professional photographer, video editor, or digital artist, this tool will help you get your job done faster.

You can check it for more information and purchase it  here 

Use the discount code TB202010041KR to get $10 off, exclusively for my fans and followers!

 

TourBox Website: https://www.tourboxtech.com/en/

TourBox Forum: https://forum.tourboxtech.com/

TourBox Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BdmZXOftm00

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