Ellipsis 7

Verizon was having a great sale for Black Friday where you could add a line to your existing plan (10 bucks a month) and get a free Ellipsis 7 tablet. So my husband, knowing the tech geek that I am, got it for me.

I flippin love this little tablet.

Most reviews of it are more on the negative side, but for what I use it for, it's perfect. Before I was using a Kindle Fire (which I gave to the Hubz, and he loves it). Not the HD one, the first gen. I had it rooted to run jellybean, because the OS sucked.

The Ellipsis 7 is faster by far, even though it just has a 1.2GHz Quad-Core Processor. It has a 7" screen, which is perfect for me. I don't like those huge 10" screens. They make the device bulky to hold for long periods of time and it's more difficult to carry around with you.

I take my tablet everywhere.

With the 4g LTE I can connect to the internet, or even turn my tablet into a hot spot and share my internet with friends. Since at home I always use my router, I never really use much of my data plan.

When I first got the tablet I went on Amazon to get some accessories for it, but they don't carry much for the new device. I did manage to find a Bluetooth Sharkk Keyboard cheap. While most Bluetooth keyboards cost $30 and up, this one cost me about 9 bucks. It's super smooth to type on, and has a rechargeable battery instead of having to use AA batteries like most. It's now priced around $20, so I am happy to have made such a deal.

On my Fire I was using Quickoffice app to write, but with the Christmas season OfficeSuite Pro 7 was having a sell on their app. It is basically like Office on the go. It even syncs with my Google Drive so I can save documents there. Then I found out how to print from Officesuite by setting up my printer to be shared. So I can be at a coffee shop across town, print a document, and have it sitting in my printer tray at home.

Did I mention I love my tablet?

I also loaded it with the Day by Day app. This app is like having a digital planner. Have you seen those ridiculously awesome planners on Pinterest? Well this does basically the same thing. except I don't have to carry around another clunky binder. Did I mention it syncs with my Google Calendar? All of my tasks, goals, word counts for the day, family appointments, and other agendas are easily brought up in a tap.

Here is a list of other great apps that are perfect for my needs.

  • Blogger
  • Feedly (for reading blogs)
  • Ubersocial (replaces Hootsuite and TweetDeck)
  • Google+
  • Facebook and Pinterest (duh!)
  • Kindle (my library goes where I go)
  • Pandora
  • iDeviant
These apps keep me connected, and keep me inspired.

I see myself escaping to a quiet coffee shop often this year. It's all part of the plan!


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