Do you own a tablet? I consider them to be one of the wonders of the world. It’s essentially condensing a clunky computer and putting it in the palm of your hand. This is going to date me but I can remember my Freshman year in college one of our first assignments was to go down to the library and open up an email account. You want to see some very confused students try explaining the foreign concept of email to them.
When Staples asked if I’d like to review the new Samsung Galaxy Note 8 I was game. They have become my go-to store for all my office needs. My family uses them for so many things (plus a riot was brewing with having to allocate time allowances with our current tablets).
Having a few instruments already I feel that I am quite the connoisseur of tablets. I didn’t think there was much that could impress me in the tablet world but I was mistaken.
The first thing I noticed right off was how fast the page load time was, which meant I could surf my favorite sites and blogs quicker.
The other thing that was really important was a good game app selection. I’m not one who freely gives my kids access to electronics but I will let them play a few games (supervised) every now and then. I’m just amazed that they can take thousands of board games and make an app for them. Especially handy on long car trips where you have three bored boys.
One of the major things I use my tablets for is taking pictures and this one has a sweet camera in it.
They’ve re-introduced the stylus which throws me back to the days when palm pilots made a short-lived run. I really thought it was going to be kind of awkward but I found that I use it ALL the time. It really gives you more control over of the buttons you’re pushing instead of your finger accidentally pushing two things at once.
I recently went to a conference and the speaker said something poignant that I wanted to right down. I grabbed my old tablet and started to pointer-finger type out notes on the screen. It was so time consuming that I didn’t end up getting what I wanted to. The stylus (which fits right in the bottom of the tablet) allowed me to write my notes with my own hand writing quickly. Plus I could actually read what I wrote. I thought it would be like those grocery store credit card machines that makes your signature look like chicken scratches but it really copied my handwriting to a “T”. Plus it even has a feature that will convert your writing to type. The note taking is my fave feature about the whole thing!
Enough talk…time for the exciting stuff. Now’s your opportunity to score one of these babies for yourself!