Tablets in the Summer of 2012
In a world where our digital technology defines who we are and what we do, handheld tablets are fast becoming a fixture at the watercooler. A trip around Beekeeper Group’s hive reveals what our team likes best about the tablets of the summer of
Tablet owned: Google Nexus
Favorite feature: I like that the Nexus is smaller than an iPad- that way I can comfortably hold it when I’m using it.
Work use: It’s good to have so I can browse client websites to see how they appear on various tablet formats. Also, it’s helpful because I can easily keep up with interactive projects when I’m out of the office.
Personal use: I use it to watch shows and as an e-reader.
Tablet owned: “New” iPad
Favorite feature: Overall design- its screen size is just right, the battery will last all day with heavy use… and the retina display is no joke.
Work use: For testing websites- it’s vital. If your website isn’t rendering on the iPad, there is a good chance you won’t get that donation, email signup, or petition signature. The apps are also useful- especially CloudON which lets you edit Word/ Excel/ Powerpoint files in a native Windows environment.
Personal use: Mostly as an e-reader, I prefer the Kindle App, OverDrive and Flipboard.
Tablet owned: iPad 2
Favorite feature: Portability. I can take it with me wherever I go and I always have access to work.
Work use: I’ve used my iPad to respond to emails, write documents, and conduct research on web.
Personal use: Mostly watching movies or reading books on it.
Tablet owned: Original iPad AND the Google Nexus
Favorite feature: While the iPad has great video capabilities and built-in Wifi, the Nexus does a better job of bridge the gap between computer and phone… and my kids haven’t discovered it yet.
Work use: Viewing the clarity and functionality of client’s websites in tablet form and, of course, checking out the Beekeeper Group Lobby Day App.
Personal use: Either tablet is great for viewing books and movies in my downtime- but the iPad is better when creating content, while the Nexus is better when consuming content.
Check back in with Hivetalkin’ the next time a new tablet descends on the market.. we will be ready with our reviews!