When my nephew told me that he had bought a new iPad and was selling his old one, I decided to jump at the opportunity. I was pretty sure that Cuppa would really like it, and I was sure correct. She ports it with her almost everywhere and uses it for various purposes.
That was back in the summer, but I was thinking of purchasing an eReader for myself as the year progressed. Not wanting to drop another bundle on an iPad, I decided that my choices came down to Kobo, Kindle or Playbook. Rightly or wrongly, with the Playbook heavily discounted in early December that’s what I opted to purchase. I figured that for almost the same price as the Kindle or Kobo, I might as well have a full-fledged tablet with the various bells and whistles.
The Playbook surfs the Net well, and I have read three books on it. Although millions would probably disagree, I think it’s smaller size makes it perhaps better for reading than the iPad. It’s more like curling up with a regular size book as opposed to an encyclopedia. With both adjustable font size and lighting, I find it easy on the eyes.
Come Thesha’s birthday, which is only a few days before Christmas, everyone chipped in for both birthday and Christmas, and purchased her an iPad. Like Cuppa, she is absolutely delighted with it. Smitten might be the appropriate word.
Eric also got a Playbook for Christmas, so, yes Virginia, it was definitely the year of the tablet in our family.
If you missed it, the New Year video on my previous post is quite wonderful in my opinion. Note: it wasn’t done by me.