I’m learning more about technology through the Toshiba Brand Ambassador Program
Like most people, I have a busy life, and I spend a lot of time my time out of my house, waiting – waiting at Dr. Appointments, hockey arenas, community centres, for the subway, to reach my destination. Depending on where I’m going, I usually bring a combination of the following- my netbook, e-reader, smart phone and portable DVD player. That’s a lot.
Road Trip to Future Shop
So when I was given the opportunity participate in the Toshiba Ambassador program through ShesConnected, I was very excited to learn more about the Toshiba Tablet.
Recently, I spent some time with Eric from my local Future Shop, who answered a lot of my questions about the Toshiba Tablet. I thought I knew quite a bit about tablets, but was pretty surprised to learn more about the features of this device.
So, as a consumer, what am I looking for? I want value for my money, but I also want a trusted brand name that will provide me with good service, and quality products. You get the picture.
Smile for the camera (and video camera!)
If you had the Toshiba Tablet, well, actually, you would also be able to take the picture, because the tablet has a 5.0 megapixel camera – It also comes with a 2.0 megapixel webcam to capture all your video moments too! This tablet lets you take fantastic pictures and post, email or tweet them to your favourite people!
Did you know that the Toshiba tablet has a full sized and mini USB port? Why is this important? Well it means that you can plug in almost any kind of keyboard, which for people like me who really love the feel of a real keyboard, is important.
It also has a full sized SD card reader, which delivers the opportunity for more storage and memory space on your tablet – you can transfer video and photo images, and also allows you to transfer big files from your table to other devices.
You can get 8, 16 or 32 g hard drives, which gives you flexibility to decide how much you want to have on your portable device.
It’s Android and you can use Flash
I really like this word – ANDROID – it sounds so cool and it is the platform Toshiba Tablet uses. It allows you decide which kind of apps you want to download, and believe me, there are tons of them. But more importantly, you can use really have a great on-line experience because the Tablet can run Flash- so you can enjoy the robust flash applications that you are used to on your computer on your high resolution Tablet screen. This is a big bonus for me – I like seeing things moving.
It also comes with another port, a full size HDMI – which means you can plug the table into your TV, so you can see your photos or videos on a larger screen, when you have crowd.
The Price is Right
As far as pricing is concerned, the Toshiba Tablet is very competitively priced, starting at $375.00, which gets you started on real fun. Way cheaper than some of the other options.
How does it look?
The touch screen seems very durable, and Eric said that while you can purchase screen protectors, the screen really stands up to a lot of wear and tear – and sticky fingers!
I really like the size and feel of the unit. It is very light and it comes with a removable back plate. If you want a little more colour, you can buy another one for about $20. The other accessories were also really affordable. You can purchase a keyboard, carrying case, all in a range of prices.
What do I want for Christmas?
Who doesn’t want a tablet? Being able to read eBooks, watch videos, play games, and listen to music are just some of the great features of Toshiba’s tablets. Best of all, they are light weight and the perfect transportable device.
I will say that it does take a bit to get used to the layout, and where to find the home base, but it is definitely not complicated. Once you find where things are, the interface is quite friendly. Just a few swipes of your finger, and you are ready to surf, chat, read – whatever you feel like doing. Most importantly, this is really fun.
Want more information?
To learn more:
– Go to the Toshiba Canada website – http://www.toshiba.ca/web/link?id=4725
– Tweet them a question @toshibacanada – #ToshibaTablet , #ToshibaTelevision
– Or visit them on facebook http://www.facebook.com/TOSHIBACA
I am participating in the Toshiba Brand ambassador program by ShesConnected. I received a Toshiba Camileo in exchange for my participation in this campaign. The opinions on this blog are my own.