Tag: tablet

Prepping our Barcelona gear. Should I pack a Windows tablet?

Mobile World Congress could get interesting this year because quite a few of us will be out there and we all have pretty different ideas on the best way to get content onto the web quickly and effectively. For the simplicity, battery life and quickness, you’ll probably already …

Nexus 9 Keyboard Folio Review

The Question: How do you make a lightweight and portable tablet productive? Well apart from adding the appropriate software like MS Office or Google Docs, the other way is to add a keyboard case/dock. That is exactly what I have done with the Nexus 9; I have added …

Android App Review – Lazy Swipe

Large screen devices have a lot to answer for these days, they force me to wear trousers with large pockets, they force me to carry a man bag whilst I’m out and about and most of all they force my thumbs to stretch way beyond what they were …

Medion Lifetab S10346 going cheap in Aldi

If you’re an Aldi shopper then, from Thursday next week, you might well spot a rather cheap Medion 10.1″ tablet. It’s powered by a quad-core Atom CPU and has 32GB of on-board storage. Other specs include a 5 megapixel (rear) and 2 megapixel (front) camera, GPS, WiFi and …

A look at the Aspire Switch 10

Acer have sent us to Edinburgh and have loaned us a number of devices – the Acer Liquid Leap (a fitness band), the Acer Liquid Jade (a shockingly slender smartphone), the Iconia Tab 8 and the device I’m using to type this out – the Aspire Switch 10. …

Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact review. Greatness delivered

Here we are folks, the long awaited Xperia Z3 Tablet Review. First things first, why has it taken so long to get this review done? It’s simple really. The first tablet developed a dead pixel line from top to bottom and needed to be replaced. I also decided …

Gift Idea – How about this WikiPad?

Well now, I’m not totally sure on this thing. It starts off as a pretty decent cheap tablet – this is £69.99 and has a Tegra Quad Core CPU. There’s 16GB storage, 1GB RAM, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0 and a 7″ screen which is 1280×800. It has a 4100mAh …

Jolla announce the Jolla Tablet

Crowd funding is a great concept, from projects that can include a tub of potato salad right through to a flying bicycle there are some grand ideas out there that range from the sublime to the ridiculous. One project that could certainly be viewed as promising is the Jolla …

Nokia reveal a new Android tablet – The N1

Nokia, yes, Nokia – not Microsoft or Lumia or anything in-between, have just announced an Android tablet. It’s only a matter of months since the phone unit got sold off to Microsoft, but here’s there N1 Android tablet now that the company have regained control of the Nokia …

Lenovo Tab S8 review

Today we have a wealth of tablets in all shapes and sizes. You can choose between Windows 8, Android or iOS 8. There’s pretty much a flavour for anyone. I’m a fan of the smaller form factor and as a result I have swung toward the iPad Mini …

Nexus 9 Unboxing

It’s here my very own brand new Nexus 9 32gb Wifi. I have been looking forward to this day for a wee while as I loved my Nexus 7 (2013) edition and it was in desperate need of a successor. I have been reviewing a lot of tablets …

Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact unboxing and initial impressions

It is here. The day I’ve been waiting for. My newly acquired Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact has arrived. Although I had to wait a little longer than I would’ve liked (due to issues with the shipping companies), it’s here now. So, let’s find out if it was worth …

Oh no. Another great deal. Lenovo Yoga Tablet going cheap.

It’s that time of year when you should be thinking of gifts for others. Kids are making lists, your wife or girlfriend wants something “special” that you’ve “put thought into” but somehow you find yourself in the gadget shops on your lunch break, staring at the deals and …

Roller Coaster Tycoon 4 Mobile now available on Android

Back in the dark distant past, when the world seemed like it was in black and white I spent my time whiling away the hours playing some classic games.  One of those titles was Chris Sawyer’s Roller Coaster Tycoon.  Creating your own theme park complete with epic roller …

bac<, tackling technology related aches and pains.

Back pain, neck pain and poor posture.  The majority of us have suffered at one time or another with some kind of aches and pains relating to not sitting at a computer correctly.  In the workplace there are the standard posters telling us how to sit correctly in …

Lenovo Reduce the Price of the Yoga 8 to £120

At the moment tablets are grabbing headlines with the launch of the Google Nexus 9, the Hudl 2 and the Apple iPad, and Lenovo are grabbing a few headlines of their own as the price of the impressive Yoga 8 drops to £119.99 through Argos. The Lenovo Yoga …

Nexus 9 announced

The new Nexus tablet is here and it looks brilliant. Is it enough to compete on the market as it stands?  Well lets dig in and try to find out. I have owned and used both the previous Nexus 7 tablets amongst others, so I have been keen …

EE now also do a cheap 4G tablet as well

Yesterday we heard that Vodafone were offering a cheap 4G tablet for pay as you go customers, today not to be outdone EE have announced that they’ll be selling the slightly cheaper and slightly smaller Alcatel One Touch Pop S. Which can be yours for £99.99 and it …

The new Vodafone SmartTab 4G……huddling with the Hudl?

Hot on the heels of the latest 8″ tablet launch from Tesco, the Hudl 2 (initial impressions from James here), comes a brand new 4G own brand tablet from Vodafone. The Vodafone SmartTab 4G is a device that is its name suggests comes 4G ready.  It has an 8″ …

Why Skylanders Trap Team is an Important Gaming Breakthrough

Skylanders is one of those videogames that transcends the small screen, based around highly detailed toy figures, the Skylanders brand has captured the imagination. The concept behind Skylanders is simple, you purchase a starter pack for your gaming platform of choice which includes the game, a portal of …

Friday afternoon impulse buy?

It’s that time of the week when you’re hopefully thinking of spending a bit of cash on yourself. Expansys are kicking out the 2012 model of the Google Nexus 7. The reconditioned Asus-built device comes with a free dark grey travel cover. It’s the one we first reviewed …

Tesco Hudl 2 arriving next week

The Hudl 2 is … almost.. here and you’ll be able to buy the thing on Wednesday from your local Tesco. It has a full 8.3″ full HD screen, Dolby stereo speakers, a 1.83GHz Intel Atom quad-core CPU and 2GB of RAM. At the back you’ll find a …

Gigaset Tablet 8″ Review

I have been sent a new tablet through for review, this being The Gigaset Tablet 8 QV830 ( black version ). Never heard  of Gigaset ? well neither had I prior to hearing from them regarding this review. Gigaset is a German company that is one of the …

Keyboard for likely Nexus 9 shows up online

Unless you were lost in a techless-like black hole for the last couple of weeks, you’ll already know how Apple’s annual release revealed the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. What we don’t have is confirmed knowledge of what happens when its Google’s turn… Although we have seen …

Gotab 7 tablet for just silly money

Come now, this is getting daft. I mean no, it’s not going to beat much in the specs race, but less than £40 for a 7″ tablet? Buy yourself a cheap Bluetooth speaker, install TuneIn, TV Catchup, BBC iPlayer etc and you’ve got yourself an instant internet radio …

HTC to at last make a tablet again

Remember the HTC Flyer? Although it wasn’t a runaway success we were all a bit saddened to see HTC shy away from producing any further tablets. Since then Samsung have cornered most of the Android tablet market with many other brands and even supermarket names filling the gaps …

Lenovo launch the feather-light TAB S8

It’s IFA, so it’s time for announcements. Lenovo have a new tablet to show off, and despite being a decent 8 inches, it only weighs 299g. Imagine having two HTC One M8’s in your hand – that’s about the same weight. With an 8″ 1920×1200 FHD “Infinity” screen …

Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact rumoured for IFA

The rumour mill is winding up for IFA in the first week of September and all the major names will be there including Sony. Today we saw there will be something from them that was not expected, (at least this is what I am hoping as an avid …

Tesco deals – ASUS MeMO Pad HD 7 available for not that much

How’s £79 grab you for this? Tesco seem to be offering some pretty cheap deals on tech right now, and this weekend you can treat yourself to a relatively cheap ASUS 7 incher. It weighs 302g and has a HD 1280×800 IPS display, quad-core CPU, dual speakers, 5-megapixel …

Nokia Lumia 2520 chopped down in price, but be quick

If you’ve just read our Lumia 2520 review and want to buy it, head down to the “not really known for their bargain prices”-store that it John Lewis. They’re taking a whacking great £150 off the Lumia 2520 for the next few days only. This will drop the …

More cheap Android tablets, even Bush are at it

It’s Friday, it’s sunny, so let’s have some hot deals for the weekend shall we eh? This is the Bush MyTablet, which is exclusive to Argos in either silver or pink. Both have 1GB RAM, 8GB internal storage and run on a 1GHz Cortex A9 CPU. The 8″ …

Quick, buy these before I do

eBay seem to be having one of their sales, and there’s a selection of electronic gadgets listed here that you might like. I’ve already spotted a number of Android tablets for less than £100, and there’s more to choose from if you’ve got a bit more cash too. …

New Samsung tablets launch on Three today

Samsung recently announced 2 brand new tablets to go on sale, one with an 8.4 inch screen and the other with a larger 10.5 inch screen. Both pack a super high resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels, making it really sharp. These go under the brand of ‘Samsung …

Google Nexus 7 by Asus – 32GB going cheap

It’s the original Asus-made tablet from 2012, but for £99.99 you’re getting a 1.2GHz quad-core CPU, 1GB RAM and this one has 32GB of storage. Oh, and you get the latest version of Android t’boot. Pop down to your local Argos and you can pick one of these …

Galaxy Tab S coming 12th June, S5 mini as well?

Samsung have been sending out invites for (and tweeting about) an event on the 12th of June which is likely to be for the Galaxy Tab S, but may also see the announcement of the S5 Mini as cases have started to arrive in some retailers. The Galaxy …

Smart Tab 4 – just £125 on Voda

Alright my lovelies? Fancy a tablet for £125? Well that, my friends, is called a “hook”. It’s an 8″ HD tablet with 3G connectivity courtesy of Vodafone. The Smart Tab 4 includes a 2GB data bundle if you splash out the aforementioned £125 for the PAYG model, or …

EE launch own-brand tablet

EE have also today announced a new tablet today. It is “The UK’s most affordable 4G tablet” which is this, the Eagle. It’s a rebranded 8″ Huawei tablet and comes with a quad-core CPU, 5 megapixel shooter, 16GB of storage (plus you get a microSD for more space) …

The ArcBook, by ARCHOS Unveiled

Archos has revealed what they are calling the “ArcBook”, which is an “Affordable Mobile Productivity Enhancer”. Errr…  in other words an Android powered netbook. Google™ Certified ArcBook with a 10.1” touchscreen and fully-fledged keyboard designed for students and mobile professionals available in June for under £139.99 Spec’s include.. …

I’m troubled by what we’ve created

Friday. I think something is happening to me. At work, during my lunch hour, I did my usual trip to the supermarket to get a sandwich. Like many, I filled the period of “dead time” by faffing about with my phone. Twitter, Facebook, the news, checking email. The …