8/27/2013 / 2 Comments
My New Travel Buddy - The Acer Iconia Tab A110
|Acer Iconia Tab A110|
The truth is, being away from social media or your beloved blog can be a little stressful. But at the same time I was (as usual) already teetering at the end of my baggage allowance, so I decided taking my laptop just wasn't a good idea.
Luckily, I had a back up! The Acer Iconia Tab A110 is a brilliant little toy for those of us (you, I'm looking at you!) who have a hard time letting go of the virtual world but don't want the hassle of having to carry around a laptop. Weighing in at less than half a kilo (what??) this baby has gotten me through some tough times.
|Acer Iconia Tab A110|
The great thing about this tablet is that it's so sturdy. I never felt like it was going to break if I dropped it or anything like that. I don't even have a cover for it, because the back has sturdy white plastic and, despite being thrown into my purse on more than one occasion, still doesn't have a scratch on it.
It has a 7 inch display and I've found that the best way to carry it is in a clutch! I have been using my DIY sequin clutch to carry it and there is still room for my phone, iPod, IDs and other documents.
|Look how small this thing is!|
So, how does it perform? Well, to be honest, I had trouble figuring out some stuff in the beginning, since I'm not used to using Android. I didn't know how to download programs, but thankfully Google was around to help me. I also found the vibrating notifications to be a bit annoying, but once I turned them off I fell in love. It's super easy to use and it even comes with a cable so you can transfer things from your laptop or hard drive.
I also thought the wi-fi capabilities were really good. The wi-fi at my hotel was a bit dodgy and my Acer tablet was the only thing that connected to it at times. So that impressed me. Also impressive? Being able to check out Facebook, Blogger, Instagram and Pinterest on a decent sized screen! I've seen a few reviews that have complained about the battery on these things, but I think I charged mine like 3 or 4 times in two weeks, so I didn't have any problems with that. I wasn't playing games or anything like that, though.
There's also a camera, but to be honest I didn't use it too much. I think my phone takes slightly better pictures, so I guess you do give up a little bit of that for the convenience of using a bigger screen. But I had no issues taking selfies for Instagram! I highly recommend this if you're looking for an affordable, efficient way to keep in touch on the go. And how adorable is it?? :)