Can I have a go, mummy? – JD, 5
I’m a geek. This is not news to most people. I like sci-fi, I love gadgets and I spent my teen years programming in Modular 2 and BASIC for fun. Yup, a reeeal geek. And I think that’s a good thing.
Where being a geek comes in particular handy is in juggling my life as busy consultant, a mum and a woman with a heap of creative hobbies including writing, photography and cooking. That’s a lot to fit in to one life, so technology plays a huge part in making it all work.
When I travel for work, I prep on the train on my laptop. When I have to work away, I wave to the kids over Skype at lunch. And when I attend conferences, I live blog from my phone or tablet.
When I’m cooking, I’m usually reading or writing the recipe on my laptop while the kids help stir and mix or play on their tablet. And when I’m shooting food, I’m often using my phone to get the set-up right before I get out my DSLR. Oh yes, it’s a techy life.
So this week I’ve been asked to look at the Xperia™ Tablet S from Sony and think about how it would fit into our lives.
Well it’s an Android tablet, so I know straight off that it’s running off a solid, reliable operating system, but it’s the family features that appeal first off. The problem with our tablet is it houses my working life, making it valuable, so if I lend it to my son to play a game and he then clicks over to email and starts pressing buttons…there could be trouble. Or what if he spills his drink all over it?
The Xperia™ Tablet S allows each family member to have a personalised profile, which can be configured for individual app access. There’s even a Guest Mode for visitors, so your work is completely safe. In addition, it’s splashproof, so if there are accidents, its not the end of the world, or the end of your tablet.
Other features make the tablet part of your home entertainment life, such as:
- A built-in TV remote app
- A ‘watch now’ app that give you access to a customized TV guide automatically populated with your favorite programmes
The new Xperia™ Tablet S from Sony is available from September 2012. Would you buy it? Let me know which features appeal to you and your life.
Disclosure: This is a Sponsored Post. All thoughts are my own.