*A few outtakes from our first unsuccessful attempt of a shot with Lillie, Lola and Everly
Now, onto the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. A lovely woman from Staples contacted us a couple of months ago about doing a product review. I was a little unsure at first because we try to not do a whole lot of reviews but I actually was quite interested in trying this out so I decided to go for it! It arrived the day we moved in to our new house so I left it safe in it's box for the first week or two just so that there was no chance it would get lost or broken in all of the crazy shuffle. Then once we got settled in I opened it up. It is such a great little tablet! I LOVE the size of it! It's got a much bigger sizes screen than my iPhone so it's a million times easier to browse the web and catch up on e-mails but because it's smaller than an iPad it's a lot easier to carry around and store in little spots. I also love the way it looks.
I love the keyboard too! It has a full keyboard with all the numbers too which I like so much better than switching back and forth between the letters and numbers. Samsung has pretty much thought of everything on this tablet! It actually has something called "Smart Stay" that will keep the screen on as long as you are looking at it. You don't need to set a timer. It also has great handwriting recognition and can turn the words that you write out with the S Pen into text that can be added into e-mails or notes. The S Pen comes with the tablet and has a great little slot it fits into you don't have to worry about losing it when you are using it (which is a nice little feature for absent-minded people like myself!)
There are a million more things it can do but I haven't had time to even begin to check them all out. I have been loving using it though for browsing the internet and Lillie can navigate her way around on it in two seconds - she has been loving looking at all of the Halloween costumes on the Chasing Fireflies site and trying to decide what she is going to be and she's also taken it upon herself to help Jamie find the perfect costume for Evie's first Halloween. =)
Here are a few more details about the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0
- 8.0" TFT Display WXGA (1280 x 800)
- 16GB On-Board Memory
- Processor: 1.6GHz Quad-Core
- Android™ 4.1, Jelly Bean
- 2GB RAM
- microSD™ Card Slot (Up to 64GB)
- Wi-Fi®, 802.11 a/b/g/n, (2.4Ghz + 5.0 Ghz) - Channel Bonding
- Camera 5MP Rear + 1.3 MP Front
- GPS with Glonass
- Bluetooth® 4.0 (LE)
- Supports USB 2.0 Connectivity (with an adapter sold separately)
- Built-in Infrared Blaster (Smart Remote)
- Built-in Stereo Speakers
- Antenna (Integrated)
- IF Connector: 11 Pin
- Multi Window, Air View, S-Note with Web Viewer, WatchON
- 0.3"H x 8.3"W x 5.3"D, 0.73 lbs.
Pre-loaded: Alarm, AllShare™ Play, Awesome Note, Calculator, Camera, ChatOn, Contacts, Dropbox, Email, Flipboard, Gallery, Game Hub, Gmail™, Google+, Google+, Messenger, Group Cast, Internet, Kindle, Latitude, Maps, Music Hub, Music Player, My Files, Navigation, Paper Artist, Places, Play Books, Play Magazine, Play Movies, Play Music,Play Store, Polaris Office, Samsung Cares, S-Cloud, S-Voice,Smart Remote, Talk, Video Player, Voice Search, WatchON, World Clock, and YouTube™.
I want to say thank you so much to Staples for providing me one of these! We love it!
I hope you all have a fabulous Saturday! I'll be back next with some previews of some of the details we've been working on at our new house!