Motorola contacted me a few weeks ago and asked if I was interested in learning how the Motorola Xoom Tablet would pretty much rock my world/improve my life. Well, if you know much about my often-unorganized, more-than-chaotic life then you know I all but tackled the computer in order to respond with a very casual “sure, I’d love that”.
When it arrived in all of its shiny, new, sleek glory, I felt myself get all tingly. I carefully read the instructions, and then pressed the power button and watched my Xoom spring to life. The honeycomb (the Android 3.0 operating system – which has been optimized for tablets) is pretty incredible.
I’m a heavy user of the suite of Google products, so an android-based tablet was definitely the way to go for me. I was thrilled to see that my Google Calendar, Gmail, Google Docs, and ahem even Google + were all easily accessible from the Xoom. I manage almost all of my editorial calendars this way, as well as share ideas with colleagues, access information on various campaigns, and keep track of all of my invoicing with the Google suite. Accessing them all with the Xoom has made my life even easier.
Of course, the Xoom isn’t all business. It kept my busy social calendar organized while I was at BlogHer11, making sure that I knew exactly where I was supposed to be at all times (and also giving me an excuse to politely duck out of conversations that were taking a bit too long – the calendar on my Xoom would pop up and I’d apologetically show it to whomever I was speaking with as I said my goodbyes and dashed off. My apologies if you were one of those people – let’s just say I am not good at exits.)
I’m also obsessed with the app “Pulse” which was recommended to me by the good folks at Motorola. Pulse is a customizable news aggregator and it ROCKS. It makes it so much easier to keep up with the important things in life – you know like the upcoming Kardashian wedding, for one.
Of course, my daughter and future step-son have found their own use for my Motorola Xoom. So much so, as a matter of fact, that my fiance’ looked at me the other day and said “We’re going to have to buy another Xoom”. He may be right, because there is lots of Cutting of the Rope, Fruit Ninjaing, and Angry Birds flying across the screen on a daily basis. Oh and air hockey. And pool. And yes, I let our 4 and 5 year old play pool on the Xoom. I consider it a part of our preschool aged college-prep program. ;)
Also, this may sound cheesy but I was so very thankful for our Xoom on a 4-times and 5-hours delayed airport layover – mostly because it kept my 4 year old daughter happy. Which, in turn, makes me VERY happy.
Did I mention that the Xoom has some pretty cool video capabilities? Check out this adorable video of my daughter singing happy birthday to me – all shot and uploaded in under 5 minutes on my Xoom.
Gosh I love that kid.
So anyway, as you have probably realized by now, I’m a huge fan of the Xoom, and not just because it showed up on my doorstep, but because it really does rock. I am certainly the envy of my tablet-less fiance’ as he sits on the couch in the evenings with his big, bulky laptop and I flick through the latest celebrity gossip, tweet, and answer emails from my slim little Motorola Xoom. Come to think of it, I think he’s right, we will need another Xoom…I just don’t think it will end up being for the kids. ;)
Disclosure: I have a working relationship with Motorola and this was a sponsored post.