Pros Great for Internet browsing, and e-reader format is good
Cons Clunky Touchpad, need internet access for e-reader
Summary I recieived this for Christmas. I thnk if you want a good device for internet access while traveling, and you don't want to lug you laptop, this is the ideal platform. The problem is....it's pretty slow, and the touch screen is difficult to navigate and even worse for entering text. Expect to "go back" several times to correct typos which were hard to enter in the first place. When browsing, be prepared to "go back" becsause ....."wait, that's NOT what I touched. I've yet to figure out how to enjoy e-books without an internet connection and the Borders app. Also since the screen is quite shiny and reflective, it is impossible to use this device in bright light...consider that and the lack of an internet connection a deal-killer for the beach or airplanes. These issues may be overcome....I"mreally not sure. Rather than take the time to find out, or research it, I may just buy a Kindle for reading, and use this for surfing, should I find myself in an area that supports WI-fi.Well, I've been using it for awhile, and I must say after a little bit of a steep learning curve, I really, really, like this thing. Kindle app works great and now even the Borders app does not require an internet connection, as it works just like the Kindle app. I wish it supported flash though. I see them now for 159 bucks....this has to be the bargain of the decade! I also installed some anti-glare screens (actually they were made for the archos, but fit perfectly) and it actually improved the "feel" of the touch screen, and they really cut the reflection. I have used it to read several books now, including several flights and I must say this little gem performed FLAWLESSLY!
Updated on Mar 24, 2011
Pros FAST PROCESSOR AND UPGRADEABLE W/SOME KNOW-HOW
GREAT FOR MODS AND HACK ENTHUSIASTS
A WAAAAYYYYY BETTER DEAL THAN AN IPAD
CAN FIT IN YOUR BACK POCKET OR PURSE
CAN DOWNLOADS TONS OF ANDROID APPS TO MAKE YOUR LIFE WAY EASIER!
Cons THE SCREEN IS A FINGERPRINT MAGNET
THE BATTERY LIFE COULD BE ALOT BETTER (6-10 HOURS) DEPENDING ON WHAT U R DOING
THIS IS NOT A $300 DEVICE. IT WOULD SELL TONS IF THEY SLASHED THAT PRICE IN HALF OR ADDED WAY MORE BELLS AND WHISTLES! (WAIT ON A SALE)
Summary I LOVED THEIR PRODUCTS AS FAR AS THEIR FLASH DRIVES AND MEDIA STORAGE DEVICES, AND NOW I HAVE 1 MORE DEVICE TO ADD TO THE MIX-THE VELOCITY CRUZ TABLET! IT IS A CHARM TO USE ONCE YOU GET AROUND THE LEARNING CURVE,DOWNLOAD THE LATEST FIRMWARE UPDATES,AND MAYBE DO A LITTLE MODDING AND YOU CAN HAVE YOURSELF A ZIPPY LIL MEDIA ENTERTAINMENT TABLET THAT FITS IN YOUR BACKPOCKET FOR THE SAME PRICE AS A PSP IF YOU LOOK LONG AND HARD ENUFF!
Pros i love the touch screen,color .i have downloaded youtube, nook,kindle, and many other apps.easy email set up,plays movies, music. i love the built in speakers no need for headphones. s very good and inexpensive alternative for the ipad.
Cons none i just love it
Pros It was easy to take pic...of my new granddaughter, but I lost all of them when it broke a couple of months later.
Cons worked couple months. I got RMA number said I had the ticket in before warranty expired, they would warranty. two weeks said ticket closed.I sent for repair after reopen guy said open or get open it wasn't his dept. It's been over a month
Summary Do not purchase this Tablet from this company, they will not help you and do not purchase their products at Radio Shack...they will not help you and get rude. I work for Lawyers, so I guess I have to go that route...I am out over three hundred dollars.My Tablet worked for only a couple of months. I called tech support and got a RMA number. She said as long as I had the ticket in before the warranty expired, which I did...they would honor my warranty. Then two weeks later they said my ticket was closed...I sent my table for repair after calling the company to reopen and the guy on the line said he would open it or get someone to open it as it wasn't his dept. It's been over a month and a half and I haven't heard a word.
"Stay Away!"on by compdork
Pros Worked well for a few months.
Cons Breaks, after a few months and they don't seem to be willing or able to come up with a fix. Their website acknowledges the problem with the firmware, but have been waiting for 3 months and no updates!
Summary Don't waste your money..got one of these, lasted 3 months, screen no longer responds, tried all the tricks on their website.
They won't respond to my support tickets...