Hey, did you know that Staples sells a wide range of electronics? Nor just printers and basic office supplies, but really a full selection of electronics-from computers and laptops to cameras and camcorders, music players, speakers and docking systems...the list goes on and on! Recently I was given the opportunity to choose an electronic for review from Staples online store. Believe me when I say it took a few hours to decide. I am the kind of person that muses and ponders, then deliberates some more before finally reaching a decision.
My order was sent in over the weekend, so my new electronic gadget shipped the following Monday. Imagine my surprise when the very next day, a nice brown box was delivered to my door :)
That is absolutely the fastest shipping I've ever seen! Needless to say I wasted no time in opening the box and trying out my new electronic. Oh, you're wondering just what exactly was inside the box? Here it is-a brand new Samsung Galaxy Tab 2!!
Definitely the nicest package I've had arrive at my door in a while! I took my time perusing the contents of the box. As with most electronics, I had to charge the tablet before use, so I plugged it right in. Charging didn't take long, so I was soon deep into the world (or would that be galaxy? :) of the Samsung Tablet!
I really have had no experience with tablets (I've used my brother's iPad a couple times) so I have really enjoyed getting to know the features available. The tablet has 8GB built-in memory, and a microSD slot on the side so you can raise the storage space! I haven't needed this yet, but I am sure it won't take long for me to fill 8GB with apps, music and videos.
Speaking of apps, I was amazed at the wealth of options out there! Whether it's a game, social networking, or tool, you can find not just one, but multiple apps for it! I downloaded chess and that is my most-used game thus far.
The Samsung Galaxy is useful for more than just games, however. The calendar allows me to keep track of important dates, meetings and appointments. I can utilize the Maps feature to plan a road trip, or check the weather forecast for the weekend.
I was also surprised by the tablet's camera. In spite of being only 3MP, it takes really decent pictures. It's nice to have the ability to capture a shot whenever necessary. The tablet also has a built-in front-facing camera, so you can video chat with friends as well.
Quite honestly, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 has quickly become my organizer, schedule-keeper, GPS, media library, and chess rival :) I'm still learning other uses, such as the movie maker, and enjoying some social fun apps I didn't have access to previously, such as Socialcam and Instagram.
Are you shopping for some new electronic? Maybe a laptop for back-to-school, or a smartphone so you can stay connected? Or maybe you just need a tablet so you can enjoy all the features I've become acquainted with recently! Whatever you're looking for, you should check out Staples today! After my experience, I can certainly say that the Staples logo- "That was easy"-is certainly true!
Disclaimer: I was not monetarily compensated in any way for this review; I did receive product for the purpose of review. All thoughts and opinions are mine; all quotes taken from the Staples website. I was not required to post favorably about the product or company.