June 18, 2012 at 7:39 pm
by Christina Tynan-Wood
I have been trying out the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 with a 7.7” inch ($249 for Wi-Fi only) screen. When I try out a product, I like to live with it and apply the “Could I live without it?” test. And this Android tablet makes itself more essential to my existence every day that I have it around.
I have other tablets. But this one fits easily in my purse. So it’s always there when I want to look something up, read a magazine (using the Zinio app), or a newspaper (with the Kindle app), look in on my finances with Mint, check my email or calendar, or anything else.
But when I put this Belkin Bi-Fold Folio on it, it got even more useful. The cover looks good and protects the tablet from the other stuff in my purse. And it does it without adding bulk or weight. It also gives me a way to prop the tablet up for easy viewing.
But I also like it because it lets me tuck receipts, checks, and envelopes into it (I snap the elastic around all of it) to keep the daily paper onslaught organized in my purse until I can scan and store it. In fact, it takes me back to the days of my old paper DayTimer, which I used as an in-purse filing folder.
But this solution gives me access to every file on my computer (using the SugarSync app), my contacts are always up to date because it pulls them from my email, and I can see not only my own calendar but also my husbands and both of my kids (using Google Calendar.)
So, after about two weeks of use and the addition of this sweet cover, I deem this Galaxy Tab something I can’t live without.