Thursday, 6 February 2014

Hi Cool Cats,

A little over a month ago, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 made its way into my home. This ace little technological device quickly won me over, and I can't go anywhere now without whipping it out of my bag and scanning for wifi. 

Samsung Tab - Available at Argos
It's the most perfectly portable tablet, and many a previously dull journey has now been filled with Netflix since my divine discovery of tethering. Anything that lets me take mini Lohan around in my handbag, in duplicate, can stay in my book. Apart from rewatching the Parent Trap over and over, I've also been binge-watching period dramas while thinking about empire lines (conclusion - I can't pull them off). 

Like any girl with a blog, I'm a total Instagram addict. My nightly perusal to look at all your snaps now takes place on my Note, where I can view and ♥ pictures and really really see them well. Bigger is always better. 

Trying to stay up-to-date with the blog world is tough when you're working. I'll never be one to type up a blog post on my phone (Blogger, why don't you have a justified alignment option on your app? It makes me crazy!) and carting my laptop around isn't really an option. This little device is a godsend for Tweeting, Bloglovin' and writing my little heart out!

The best thing about the tablet, though, has to be S Note app. As far as I'm aware, this is the only tablet of its size that's made to be used with a stylus. This makes it perfect for me, as I love sketching, note-making, and painting, and I've finally found a perfectly mess-free way to get creative. 

I've been making lots of to-do lists, mostly travel-related as I've just booked a holiday to Thailand (eek!). The stylus has a handy little button that lets you copy text or images, and scrapbook them...

... That's right, a digital sketchbook. It doesn't get much better than that!

I actually kicked off 2014 with a blog post about my resolutions, which I illustrated with a drawing I did on my Note

And then, there are the really important things in life. The things you don't know you need to do until you've done them. Then you look back and wonder how you ever lived life before. Things like copying and pasting pictures of your dog so that it looks like he's photobombing afternoon tea pictures with your boyfriend. 

I may have to give this to Henry as his Valentines Day card.

Although I'd hardly describe myself as a luddite, this is the first time that I've ever felt that a piece of technology has really supported and enhanced my creativity. It really just is the coolest. 


This post is in collaboration with Argos

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