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So I’ve told you about how the kids are using the Samsung GALAXY Tab 3 for themselves here and now it’s time to talk about me. What am I loving? Well firstly I’m just loving that I actually get time on a tablet. Usually my phone and tablet in the house are taken over by little people and my job is usually to charge them up again before I need to use them.
The GALAXY Tab 3 comes in 3 sizes (7 inch, 8 inch and 10.1 inch) and I’ve quickly fallen for the 8 inch which is a perfect size for me (and my handbag). I’ve been reading my favourite magazine, Country Style (British edition) and instead of paying for the latest issue from the UK (which is generally shipped over on a plane and costs a lot more than the cover price), I’m getting access to the latest mag for a couple of dollars. You can’t complain about that. And look at the image quality. No more piles of magazines around the house for retro daddy to complain about. AND best of all you get it straight away so no trips to the newsagent or shops. You’ve got it all there.
Now my life is pretty busy so don’t get the impression that I’m sitting around reading magazines all day. OK. I do other stuff like cook and clean. So let’s take cooking because I’m afraid this tablet won’t clean the house for you.
It’s easy to take the Tab 3 into the kitchen and use the latest recipe you’ve found in a magazine, online or in a book you might have in your Samsung Readers Hub or Learning Hub. Sure beats my usual way of either trying to read a recipe from my phone or sending the link to retro daddy to print in the office.
Now for crafters having your very own tablet like the GALAXY Tab 3 means finding patterns, tutorials and help and having it right there to hand next to you while you craft on the couch or at your sewing machine. No more lugging a knitting book around with you or a printed out pattern and then hoping you don’t lose it. And another crafter told me she loves to take her tablet off to the craft shop with her and buy all the supplies for a project, she just whips out her tablet and has everything she needs listed on the pattern. Definitely a more efficient way of doing it – my way is usually to grab an envelope and make a few notes of what I need. How old school!
I took my knitting and Tab 3 outside and was watching Keira play over the weekend. That’s the beauty of the smaller tablets, they are small enough (and light! ) to carry around with you everywhere (the 7 inch will even fit in a pocket) but large enough that you can easily read or play games or do whatever you’re doing. I could have even used the camera in the GALAXY Tab 3 to take this photo for me.
For bloggers and mums you can be taking photos, making videos, paying bills, writing notes, writing blog posts, checking your emails, keeping track of your diary, running a business or just using the internet while you are doing your usual daily routine. The 8 inch also has a multi screen feature so you can look at 2 screens at once which is handy if you’re a multi tasker like me. It also has a Micro SD slot if you need extra storage, great for bloggers and people using the Tab 3 for their work.
I’ve told you here how I love using the 8 inch as a remote and you can also watch movies so if you’re watching something on your Smart TV then you can use screen mirroring to push it out to your Tab 3 tablet (the 8 inch or 10.1 inch) and go to bed to finish whatever you were watching. Great when you want to watch Downton Abbey but someone else wants to watch the footy.
Here I am enjoying my afternoon coffee while the kids were playing in the lounge room and using the internet to check all my projects on ravelry.
And I have to share a great tip I picked up from the Samsung tech guys at the launch of the GALAXY Tab 3. Your Tab 3 comes with Dropbox installed and an extra 50GB storage capacity. So take photos with your tablet and upload to your Dropbox account in the cloud. When you get home you just put your phone in the wireless area of your home and the photos will automatically upload to your computer. Love it. Noted. And going to use it. I am forever downloading photos or selecting them or I take them on my phone then I send them to flickr and then I share on Facebook. Now I see a faster way of doing it. Thanks Samsung tech guy for that tip.
And enough about me, now it’s over to you. Tell me why YOU would love a Samsung GALAXY Tab 3 7 inch to come to your house. Not for the kids or someone special in your life but YOU. Lady of the house, person who does everything for everyone else, you. That’s right, YOU.
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