Wednesday, 23 October 2013
Christmas comes early | Google Nexus 7
When I was younger, we weren’t allowed to open our Christmas presents until we had got dressed, had our breakfast, brushed our teeth and made our beds. It always felt like a painfully long time, but all the more worth it when my little brother and I were rewarded with our Christmas present. I remember one year brought a pair of rollerblades, one year a dolls house, one year my first ever digital camera. As I grew up, those presents got smaller, and tech-ier. Last year my Dad bought me my beloved bridge camera as a twinned gift for graduating. This year, now I’ve moved out and am a fully fledged adult, I’m genuinely expecting socks (and maybe a set of electric weighing scales, geeky I know).
Today, Christmas has come early.
I recently received a Google Nexus 7 tablet from Argos Online. It genuinely helped improve my blog, letting me co-ordinate posts when I’m not at home (thank you wifi), and I can write posts on the go now and save them for later in one of the many notes apps, which is excellent for a brain like a sieve like mine.
It’s also helped for my day job. As many of you know, I’m a PR girl, and I’ve recently been promoted a year in – huzzah! It means I have a firmer handle of many of my favourite clients (including a few fashion ones) and doing so much digital and social media stuff is so much easier to stay on top of with a bigger device than a smart phone.
One of my clients is called MyFunky, which was recently on Fab.com! That in itself was a pretty impressive space to land, so throughout that week, I kept my eye on how they were getting on with the Fab.com app. If you’ve never heard on Fab.com, it’sbasically the destination for the design conscious shopper on a budget. They sell all sorts of cool and quirky pieces, from furniture to clothes to art. It was a haven for inspiration when I moved into my lovely new flat.
I’ve still yet to discover the hidden gems of the Nexus 7. With such a massive app store I’d have to review the tablet every week for a year to get through it all! However, the fact that a technophobe could work out how to use it without reading the instructions is certainly a plus for anyone who isn’t interested in anything too complicated. More than anything else, the size of this is ideal if, like me, you like the idea of travelling light but still have to fit a million and one “essentials” in your rucksack.
It might be the underdog of the tablet world (Liam is forever snubbing me with his Samsung), but the Google Nexus 7 gets my vote.