Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Last week I attended our momstown National conference where we were all given the opportunity to try out 4 of the new Toshiba Thrive Tablets amongst our group. I was eager to get the opportunity to have the hands on experience since that's how I learn best. I was pleasantly surprised about how easy it was to navigate myself through it to get to my email account, face book, twitter, take pictures and of course look at our momstown Milton website!
Having had the opportunity to play with it helped to make me realize that working off of my phone was no longer a productive way of getting things done and that I really needed to add the Toshiba Thrive Tablet to my Christmas wish list as a must have item.
It didn't stay on my wish list for very long since I ended up being chosen by my peers as a lucky winner. I was going home with a Toshiba Tablet of my very own..unbelievable! Thank you to both my momstown teammates and Toshiba for this awesome prize pack!
Working with it more, I have come to appreciate the size of the screen ( I don't have to squint anymore looking at my phone), the touch screen keyboard ( bye bye mouse) and the fact that it is a lot easier to type on have been a value added bonus for me. I like the fact that it is light weight and portable which makes it easy to bring along with me since I'm always on the go. The grooved backing makes the grip more sturdier and stable which is a great feature to have when working around little hands that like to reach and grab.
The tablet was just too great of a prize to keep all to myself so I took it to our playgroup to see what our other moms thought about it. It was an instant crowd pleaser. Not only did the moms enjoy the ease of using it (one handed by some) and keeping connected, they also enjoyed watching their toddlers being able to navigate the touch screen with very little assistance.
Want to hear what our other moms are saying about the tablet. Check out the other winners blog - momstown Winnipeg, momstown Guelph, momstown.ca and momstown Edmonton South for their thoughts and opinions.
Want to win one of your own? You can enter here to win your very own Toshiba Tablet from our momstown contests blog or nominate a good Samaritan in your community to receive one by entering them in the Toshiba Holiday Hero contest. Good Luck!