Sunday, May 15, 2011

Tiny! Pink! Thousands Of Books!

Perhaps you've been wondering why my blog posts lately have best.

Well, I've fallen in love. Not with Scott; I was already in love with him.

No, I'm in love with my new Precious:

Meet my new Android tablet!

She's tiny! She's pink! She fits in my purse! She's Baby Pink Lappie's little sister!

It does almost everything Baby Pink Lappie does. Granted, most websites aren't configured for an Android OS, so things like Facebook and Twitter are a bit more bare bones, but still functional. The thing is, I like having internet functionality on it, but when I'm at home I've got Baby Pink Lappie anyway, so anything I need to do on the internet I can do there. She is, after all, almost as tiny as Baby Pink Tablet. But when I'm out and about, I can pick up wi-fi anywhere there's a signal, and if I can't, there are still games and such. I have full access to the Android market, so basically anything you can get on a Droid I can get on this tablet (except things that involve phone or camera functionality).

My favorite feature, however, is the e-book reader! Here you can see my bookshelf (ok, just the very top of my bookshelf; I've downloaded about a thousand books so far...).

I'm currently reading The War Of The Worlds by H. G. Wells.

The e-book program has direct links to several online book databases, and you would not believe the amount of free reading material is available. It'll be years before I make it through the books I've downloaded already! The other amazing thing is the battery life. If I turn the wi-fi off, I can read all day at work and barely use any of the battery. This thing is way more awesome than I thought it would be when I ordered it!

The funny thing? We ordered it from Hong Kong, and the plug was the kind to plug in in Hong Kong. So we went to Radio Shack to see if there were an adapter...there was but HOLY CRAP $35! We're cheap thrifty responsible with money, so Scott said he could make one. It's not pretty, but it works!

So at work, instead of blogging in my spare time, I've been reading. And playing Sudoku.



magnolia said...

ooh! shiny! my kindle and my ipad have taken a ton of my time of late. what did we ever do without tech toys? i mean, we're both of an age where we ought to be able to remember life before the ubiquitous internet. i spent a lot of time without this stuff.

i just don't EVER want to go back. :)

Kim said...

Awesome! And I love the color!