Thursday, August 23, 2012

Guess What Staples Sent Me?!!


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.

34 comments:

  1. I've been wanting one of these for a while.

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  2. I've wanted a tablet for awhile...my sister uses her Samsung tablet for a lot of recipes..she props it in the kitchen and uses it just like a cookbook.

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  3. I bet this takes better pictures than some digital cameras.

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  4. I had no idea it had a camera also! Really good review and it sounds like you are really enjoying it. I think I'd love it on a stand in the kitchen for all of my cooking and baking.

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  5. You are so freaking lucky! I've been eyeing up the new Samsung tablet, but since I already have a Kindle Fire, I haven't actually thought about buying one. I love that it has a camera. My KF doesn't!

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  6. I like shopping at Staples. They have some good deals there. This tablet looks very nice.

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  7. I just lost my Kindle FIre, and now I'm wondering if the Samsung would be a better choice for me. More versatile, that's for sure

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  8. this looks really awesome! I have a nook that I never used but i think this is better

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  9. This sounds like a super tablet. I love that it has a calendar. It would be so nice to have all my appointments in one spot.

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  10. Great review. Looks like you will be getting a lot of use out of this! Staples is a great store, I always end up buying lots of things when I go there and haven't been disappointed.

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  11. I've always wondered what the similarities and differences are between this tablet and an ipad. Looks like this is a budget saving way to get an excellent tablet.

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  12. this is really cool tab hope to get one soon they are good tabs.

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  13. The Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 is a pretty hard sell now. The Nexus 7 and new Kindle Fire HD kills the Tab 2 7.0 and cost the same. Stores are gonna need to drop the price down to $150 for it to make any sort of sense.

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  14. Wow I think I'm going to buy me a galaxy tab

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  15. I have been really curious about this tablet. Thanks for the great review

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  16. WOW what a great package to get at the door.

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  17. I have been considering getting a tablet for my college classes. This may be a great one to try, will have to stop my Staples and check it out

    thransom@gmail.com

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  18. I would love to have this to bring to school. So nice!

    Amanda S

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  19. my boyfriend has a samsung and he loves it

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  20. This sounds nice, I think I need one!

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  21. I have an iPad that I do love. This seems like a terrific tablet with great features. Enjoy it.
    twinkle at optonline dot net

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  22. Oh man I want one of these so bad! I've heard great things also when comparing to other tablets out there.

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  23. Sounds Nice! Would love to try this Tablet!

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  24. Wow, you have sealed the deal for me..........I am adding this to my Christmas wish list.

    Thank you,

    Ollie Moss
    ollimo91@aol.com

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  25. I'd love yo have one of these tablets, I must do further research!

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  26. This tablet looks awesome, I might just get one lol. I have a Samsung Exhibit II and it works fantastic so I could imagine how great the tablet must be.

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  27. I have been in the market for a new tablet. Hubs talks up the ipad, but I could get this right through tmobile!

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