And so I’ve been using it for a week now. It’s been a constant companion as I make my rounds at events and when I shuttle between home and HackerspaceSG where I do my work from.
I think much of opinions around the device hasn’t changed. I have, however, discovered a few more things around the experience of using the Tablet S. Firstly, like handling all tablet devices, I still see the screen of a tablet device as a very fragile component and so I end up not being able to shove it into a bag for fear that something might scratch it. And when I’m holding it as I’m moving around, there’s the fear that I drop it instead. Not sure if there is a cover for it, but if you’re getting the Tablet S, you should definitely go get one. And wipe the screen regularly too – it’s so much more beautiful that way.
It’s beautiful as an e-Reader but might not be the best thing to use if you don’t have extended access to a power source. The one thing I like when using the Kindle app was how bright and sharp the words were and that I could read it under poor lighting conditions. But that’s also where you make a tradeoff because the screen being constantly on when you read means battery drains much faster too. That said, most people do their reading during their daily commute to and from work, so it shouldn’t be a problem when it comes to charging the device.
One last use case I’ve stumbled upon as I used it is as an email management device. I like how if I put it next to my laptop while I work, there’s this green LED light that goes off when I have unread email. From there, I can just fire up the device and choose to read it, star it and eventually archive it. It’s also nice to use when I’m commuting to work and I want to quickly archive non-actionable emails and star the ones that need action so that I can reach work and immediately start tackling the ones that need my attention.
I’m going to be using testing the device for another 1 week before writing one last consolidated review. Anything specific you want me to test?
Other Sony Tablet S Review Articles
- Sony Tablet S – Elegance you can hold
- [First Impressions] Sony Tablet S
- [Pictures] Sony Tablet S
- 24 Hours with the Sony Tablet S
- [The Review] Sony Tablet S
- [Making The Cut] Sony Tablet S
Starting and maintaining Ridz.sg aside, Ridzuan is Co-Founder of Senseless Labs – A software solutions company currently focused on building mobile-based Marketing and CRM solutions. He has been dabbling in both web and mobile development since 2003. His interests include how technology can be used to improve the human condition, poverty alleviation through sustainable development, education and microfinancing.