I always have the tendency to name all my newly-owned gadgets with specific names. It’s just one of my personal quirks. You can never get as nerdy as I am if that’s what you’re thinking LOL. :D
Meet BRETZIEROID, my brand-new Velocity Micro CRUZ Tablet T105 that I recently purchased last week and recently picked up from Best Buy yesterday. Actually getting a reader/tablet PC-type of gadget was one of my least priorities in my wish list but I was tempted by the sale price that Best Buy was offering it for. Plus it’s Android OS-based and also in color. As a supporter of open source and (somewhat) loathing Apple due to its overrated raves (not to mention it’s very proprietary and super-pricey), I opted to buy one, not just so I can graduate from purchasing books and fill up my personal bookshelf (after cleaning up my room for almost two weeks) but to find ways to soup up my tablet internally without being limited to just going to one single app and wasting my money on “personally required” apps when Android offers so many useful quality apps for free.
I’ve read the reviews before and many aren’t exactly satisfied with it. I don’t know if the Cruz Tablet should be considered a “tablet PC”, but I think its main purpose is to be an affordable color-screen reader in the first place. Borders was the first to offer the Cruz readers and tablets to their collection, which can only tell us one thing— it’s primarily a reader. It has audio & video-playing capabilities as added extras in addition to your reading, plus being an Android OS-based reader, you can download more apps like games and all other cool stuff. For me though, I only bought it, not because it’s a hot item on sale, but because I really need to upgrade myself from books to a machine that can store several limitless books.
Yesterday, along with the basic accessories that came along with the package (tablet, AC adapter, USB cable, soft case), I also bought a screen cleaner (spray and cloth) and an anti-glare/smudge screen protector at Borders since Best Buy doesn’t have that much accessories for this particular tablet. Today, I bought additional protection by purchasing a gel protector exclusively for the Cruz Tablet (now my hands are comfortable now, before my hands got easily tired just by holding the tablet and touching the screen) and a new set of headphones. My current headphones seemed pretty weak against the tablet so I bought a new pair.
And there you have it. My latest gadget of the year (so far anyway). I’m happy with it and that’s all that counts.