At any given time there are multiple tech products being toted around the house. Whether it’s by the kids, or by us, we’re using technology to access television online for the kids via netflix, play video and learning games, work and communicate with family members.
A lot of this technology is shared. The kids use it and when everyone’s finished, and asleep, you can often find Jamie watching video clips from game reviews, watching TV online or catching up on Hockey news.
Choosing to gift Dad is own tablet for the holidays leaves you with a few choices, but if you’re looking for performance, sleek design, an incredible viewing experience in an affordable tablet, check out the Nexus 7.
- 7″ WUXGA (1920* 1200), 400 nits, LED backlight IPS panel with Scratch resistant Corning Fit Glass
- CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, 1.5GHz GPU: Adreno 320, 400MHz
- 2GB RAM; 16GB Internal Storage
Here are some of the reasons it should make it to the top of your list:
The Other Tablet has been Kid Claimed
Let’s face it. The other tablet at home has been kid claimed. It’s been filled with apps like Endless Alphabet and Disney interactive books. It’s hard enough to find the Twitter and Netflix icons because the kids get pleasure out of rearranging the apps into different folders on a daily basis, and deleting the essentials, like Twitter. As a bonus, even if the kids do get ahold of Dad’s new tablet, there is the handy scratch resistant glass.
He Can Watch the Hockey Game in Peace (almost)
When you’re catching up on episodes of Scandal and the kids are watching their favorite movie for the 90th time, no one has to give up their screen time. He can sneak away and watch the Hockey game, until the kids find him.
And… It Looks Great
The display on the Nexus 7 is sharp. In fact, it’s the sharpest I’ve seen on an Android tablet and it arrived here for us to give it a try just in time for the release of the PS4 and for Jamie to watch live feeds and first reveals, game trailers and demos on the tablet. Not a video game fan, I found myself watching along as we were lying in bed, not for the content, but for the fact the screen was captivating. There’s a full 1280 x 80o pixels packed into the 7″ screen and it looks nothing short of awesome.
The interface is easy to use, easy to organize your most used apps and easy to see. It’s sleek and stylish, and the operating system worked seamlessly, allowing Jamie to multitask while using the tablet.
It’s Not Going to Break the Bank
We spoil the kids, and each other at Christmas time. After all, it only happens once a year. If you’re looking for a gift that is going to spoil Dad but a gift that’s also going to be affordable, consider the Nexus 7. You can get it at Staples Canada.
When Android tablets first became available, we bought one for use at-home. Though a skeptic I have to admit that oh, the apps have come a long way. Now, all of the apps that we’ve grown to love, and use are available on the Nexus. From allowing him to browse Twitter to having video conversations, he’s going to be able to do it all.