Pros none, it didnt work and I have waited 4+ weeks for a replacement.
Cons didnt work, cant get replaced in a timely manner, horrible customer service
Summary Ive been waiting over a month for a replacement for a computer that dosent work, I am still waiting, maybe when i finally recieve it it will be outdated and obsolete. DO NOT BUY FROM hsn!!!!!!!
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Cons See Below...
Summary PROSAs noted, I use the Coby 7022, which has Android 2.3 OS, not like in the CNET review (i.e. 2.2). Also, I can watch Espn3 on the tablet as well for those interested.
1. Great form factor. A 7 inch tablet is just as important as a 10 in. tablet.
2. Convenient to surf the web, watch Netflix or quickly check Facebook.
3. Once the Android Market is acquired, games and other applications are easy to install.
4. Up to 32 MicroSD addition.
5. Capacitive Touchscreen!!!
6. Charges quickly, usually less than 30 minutes-1 hour for full battery!
7. My 3 year old daughter uses it effortlessly.
1. Battery Life is not short, but could be longer and really depends on what you are doing (e.g. Video and will drain quicker than surfing the web). But I am still able to watch a full 3-4 hours of straight video.
2. Only one speaker, but no big deal for me I add a speaker through the headphone jack, whenever I want it louder. I use the Coby when I take showers, sound is excellent and no need for anything louder. The newer Coby's have more speakers if you have the need.
I normally do not write reviews, but was tired of reading people's poor reviews of this product. Unfortunately, it may be too difficult for a few users, but it is not hard to add the most important part to a harmonious tablet experience, adding the Android Market. Once the Android Market is in place it is easy to check Facebook (unlike another commenter mentioned).
Check YouTube on how to put the Android Market on the Coby Kyros. Join the AndroidTablets.net forum to learn more about your device.
Yes, I watch Netflix on my device. I am using Netflix version 1.5.0 Build 360 and it works!
Others have mentioned poor Wi-Fi. I am using a Linsky G-router with WiMax internet and by no means the newest router such as "N" and/or the fastest internet such as "Cable" or "Fios". No problems. Add "Advanced Wi-Fi Lock Free", a free application from the Android Market and I have never lost a connection albeit I live in a small home of 1550 sq. ft.
Other applications to add to your Coby should be "Cache Cleaner" and "Super Task Killer".
Now for other useful software. I use the Opera Mini Browser for quickly checking Facebook, Ebay, Amazon, etc.. and Dolphin HD Browser for reading my web journals/magazines like Wired.com. SkyFire Browser may be suited to others preferences.
Download a Youtube application for watching Youtube from your Youtube account subscriptions.
I also use Pandora, TuneIn and Shazaam for tunes.
I use the Nook reader for ebooks or epubs.
Games and other applications are limitless like Angry Birds and some coloring games like PicsArt for my child. I also have a Star Trek Soundboard to alert me whenever there is a new email... Love it!
Anyway, the Coby Kyros fits my needs and is by no means an iPad or mid-range priced tablet. What it is though is an excellent first tablet with a small learning curve and once everything is in place... you can't lose for the $100 tablet arena of the Coby Kyros 7022.
Just as a Footnote: I am a longtime Apple user; having owned a iMac G3, iMac G5, Macbook Pro and a Mac Mini. Apple is losing the 7-inch market and people do like using smaller tablets like myself. Android is a suitable and a well developed ecosystem. Thank you Coby for developing the Kyros and for providing an affordable tablet that fits my needs!
Updated on Mar 10, 2012
Pros Low price and does everything promised! Much flexibility to personalize screen & add memory/ SD cards. Touch screen works fine & no stylus is needed. The wireless connection works & is stable. Option to add keyboard or HDMI cord to TV + has
Cons Screen contrast and saturation are dull at best & movement across the screen lacks fluidity. The camera is low res and not for anything serious but its there! I have a D-SLR & dont need a tablet/phone camera except for convenience/fun so its ok
Summary I almost didnt buy this little gem after reading the reviews horrible reviews but being a rebel I couldnt pass on the price and decided to give it a try...and am I glad I did! First, contrary to published ridicule, the touch screen works just fine and does NOT need a stylus for typing or anything else. Also contrary to published reviews, the Kyros DOES accommodate an outside keyboard and can also use a TV as monitor via a HDMI cable. It sets up easily & does everything it is supposed to do. I like the SD card option to expand memory- & the camera is handy as a fun thing. For me, best of all, the screen can be personalized with my own images/wallpaper. Id like to point out that the most expensive and/or the most publicized tablets DONT have memory exxpansion, DONT have a camera of ANY quality, and DONT let you personalize the screen. I returned the Fire because of these limitations. The screen was pretty and the movement was fluid but the setup was rigid & I felt stuck in someone else's marketplace without even the option to make it look the way I like it. Many of the well known expensive tablets dont allow for memory expansion, dont have any camera and dont let you personalize the screen with wallpaper of your own or even handle images as well as they manage documents.
I think its important to look at the trade-offs with the Kyros. Its light weight, sturdy, has good wireless, does everything promised and in addition has flexibility and options missing in most tablets. The biggest problem with the Kyros is the dull, low contrast screen imagery & the lack of fluid movement found on the ipad and, to some extent, the Fire. I apreciate the slightly larger screen than the Fire and have no problem reading ebooks and documents, The screen isnt fuzzy or lacking clarity. Its just not bright, it lacks punch and vibrant color....Im an artist so appearance means a lot to me, but what the Kyros lacks in pretty imagery, it makes up for in utility, and options. If you want to watch brightly colored movies or games this probably isnt for you. But if you want an efficient tool, a little bigger & easier to browse with than your phone, that is light weight, sturdy,(you can throw it in your purse without too much worry), that will manage/edit your music and images, let you personalize it and will go on line reliably when you're on the run...then the KYROS is the best deal around. Dont expect it to be what it isnt. Its inexpensive enough that if something happens to it you can replace it without major debt, it has the flexibility to function like a little extension of your big laptop but much easier to carry---the Kyros is a lot of fun if you have tasks to do and want to take your work/play with you on a memory card. The Kyros is llike a very useful little VW bug and shouldnt be criticised because its not a Porsche. There's a place for both. I can tell you Im very excited to have found something that works so well for so little money. Celebrate what it is rather than criticizing what it isnt. I give it 4 stars. If that screen imagge had a little more quality it would be 5 stars for sure.
Pros What pros? I got it running a few times, but that is about it.
Cons Just about everything. It died after very light use. It was a pain to use due to it hanging up and being confusing/extremely slow or even crashing. Takes unusable photos and videos. I could go on and on..
Summary It stopped working after using it only a handful of times! It won't recharge, nothing but lights go on briefly, but no picture no matter what I do. Charged it repeatedly, still nothing. It wasn't any good when it worked, either. Taking pictures with it was futile, all photos were overexposed and very blurry. Same with the videos. Otherwise, it would hang up or crash a lot. Loaded photos of my own into it, but then they slowed it down even more.
I can't believe I spent money for this aggravation. When I first got it, it wasn't behaving and I called customer service, which was a joke. The man I talked to actually asked me for my password..omg, please don't bother. I don't complain unless something is very wrong. And this tablet failed at everything I wanted it for. In my opinion, save your money and buy something better. I am going to get an iPad, live and learn.
Pros The MID7022 has a capactive touch screen, a slot for a micro SD card, I can watch videos, play music and play games.
Cons The external speaker is not on the same side as the screen, makes it hard to hear without earphones. The Gallery app shows icons, not file names. The Calendar app wants to connect to Exchange.
Summary I was looking to buy the wife a new mp3 player and gradually worked my way to the tablets. The Coby MID7022 has a capacitive touch screen (no need for a stylus) and I added a SD to increase memory to 30+ gig. WIFI works fine so an added bonus is that we can surf the web. The 7 inch screen is just right to fit in her purse. Those were the base requirements that I was looking for, so for me this tablet is just fine.
The appslib servers were down the day after Christmas so I couldn't download any apps. That now works and I also installed the Amazon apps and Getjar. No Android Market, but I don't care at the moment. I installed Angry Birds and 2 other games.
The Calendar app may be an Anrdoid issue, not a Coby one. Not sure about Gallery. I installed Zimly to play music and video's so I guess I just have to find and install the apps that work for me.
The MID7022 has a camera. Resolution isn't great but for me that's not an issue.
I can't comment much on battery life. I haven't timed any movies.
Summary: you get what you pay for. For me the the cost and features of the MID7022 are a good balance.