A tablet, along with a keyboard pouch, can not only become a mobile computer, but can also enable a mobile lifestyle!
Recently, I bought a Digiflip 7″ tablet. After a few days, I went to the IVU World Veg Fest 2014 event where many seminars were conducted over two days. By then, I was familiar with the tablet and realized how much can be done using it. So I decided to buy a Zeebronics keyboard for 7″ tablets (along with pouch and stand) to type quickly.
Due to this, whenever I got free time or there were boring seminars (some were), I turned On the tablet and started writing blog posts! Both WordPress and Blogger have mobile apps. The keyboard being small was difficult to handle at first but by the end of the second day, I was typing faster. I could access facebook, twitter, email, etc. There are apps for everything!
Some tablets come with built-in 3G connectivity to access Internet on the go. But mine came only with Wi-Fi. So I turned On Wi-Fi mobile hotspot feature on my smart phone, and connected the tablet to the mobile via Wi-Fi. I was then able to use the Mobile 3G to connect the tablet to the Internet.
A tablet + keyboard is a powerful combination – I can take it with me anywhere and use it for work/play/media. The tablet is an effective alternative to a bulky laptop. My laptop has a pathetic battery life, but the tablet works longer.
Since my eyes get tired when I read for a long time in Kindle, I downloaded the FBReader app on the tablet, loaded my eBooks (after converting them into ePub via Calibre) and used the native TTS – Text to Speech function available in the app. Now, I am listening to books – Yaayyy!! 😀
Some specs of Digiflip Pro ET701 Tablet, if you are eager:
- 1.2 Ghz Intel Atom Z2520 Dual Core Processor (OK).
- 1 GB RAM, 8 GB Internal Memory, Up to 32 GB expandable memory (SUPER).
- 7″ 1024 x 600 Screen (good clarity).
- Wi-Fi, 3G via Dongle (I got ZTE dongle free with this and it works).
- Android Kitkat 4.4.2 (excellent).
- 2 MP rear cam, 0.3 MP front cam (hopeless).
- Sleek design, 272.6 grams (good).
- 2800 mAH battery (decent battery life, but could have been more).
- 3.5mm audio port (the speakers are pathetic, use your headphone or a portable speaker).
- Micro USB port (I bought a Micro USB to USB adapter and was able to connect 3G data card, pen drive, and even my Camera to the tablet – SUPER).
- Charger, USB cable included (headphone and OTG cable not included).
I bought this tablet from Flipkart for Rs. 3,999/-. For that price, these specs are AWESOME. The keyboard and OTG USB adapter cost Rs. 1000/-. The system is working fine so far (couple of weeks) and I hope it will continue that way. But I don’t play games with it, so I don’t know how good it is for that. It’s sufficient for my applications. I hope to travel more and not miss being connected, from now on 🙂