This is a compensated review by BlogHer and Intel. That said, I promise to give the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth when telling you about this product. (Internet, please, like I’d try and convince you to buy stuff I didn’t like myself.) So here’s my disclaimer: yes, I got sent this thing for free and I’m getting a little bit of money to tell you what I thought about it, but I would never, ever pretend I dug it when I didn’t. Cross my heart and swear to Jordan Catalano.

When I first got the email asking me if I’d like to review the Viliv X70EX I forwarded it straight to Sean. “This gadget looks cool,” I wrote. “But I have no idea what it is.” Sean wrote me back so fast that he must have got whiplash doing it. “THAT IS THE MOST AWESOME THING EVER,” he said. And then he sent me a link to some videos on Amazon---where I also discovered that the Viliv X70EX costs $599+, and anything that costs $599+ has got to be fairly impressive---and although I dutifully watched these videos, I’ve got to tell you, I still wasn’t a hundred percent clear on what the Viliv X70EX actually was. I mean, I was maybe, like, seventy four percent sure. And a half.

It wasn’t until the Viliv X70EX actually arrived on my doorstep and I unwrapped the box that I had a better picture of what it supposed to do. I’m not exactly a technology whiz, in case you haven’t noticed---I can pretty much turn my computer on, but all bets are off after that; I mean, once I unplugged the router to get the Internet working again in our house and just about bought myself a bottle of champagne to celebrate---so the Villiv X70EX was kind of mystifying to me, at least until I started playing around with it.

And then I figured out what it is: it’s basically like a very, very small laptop---smaller than a paperback book---but without a cover or a keyboard. Is this making sense? Well, how about this: it’s sort of like an iPhone if your iPhone worked out over the summer and got a little bit heftier, and also started hanging with a different crowd and running Windows instead of being a tiny Mac. Basically, you can take the Viliv X70EX anywhere and do lots of awesome Internetty things on it. I like doing awesome Internetty things. I also like going places. This boded well for my relationship with the Viliv X70EX. It seemed like maybe we were going to get along.

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Here are some basics about this awesome little gadget, in case you were wondering: it's only 7 inches long and a little less than an inch thick. It has a touch screen, which is pretty cool, as well as a built-in GPS navigation system and a webcam. It has “full PC capability,” which means you can pretty much do anything on it that you can do on a normal PC (like type something up in Word, for example.) And since its formal title is a “mobile internet device,” you can get on ShirtlessJaredLetoPhotos.com—or, you know, wherever you spend the majority of your time, no judgments here---wherever you can find an Internet connection.

In short, this thing is like a tiny little baby computer! I want to tickle it under its chin and ask it whoooooo’s a cute little mobile internet device, who, who, who?

It also has something called the Intel® Atom™ processor which, the marketing blurb assures me, “has been designed to be smaller and more power efficient, enabling you to get devices with full PC functionality that can fit into your purse or pocket.” While I’m not sure this thing would be slim enough for me to put in my pocket, per se---at least not without making a half dozen “is that a Viliv X70EX or are you just happy to see me?” jokes first---I definitely had no qualms about tossing it straight into my purse. It took up far less room than my ridiculously overstuffed Moleskine day planner and probably weighed less too.

And this, you see, is how I ended up carrying the Viliv X70EX with me on a recent trip to Mexico City. Hey, I thought, I’m mobile. This thing is mobile. Let’s see how mobile we can be together.

Yeah, we were pretty mobile together. It was pretty awesome. In the space of four days, I watched a movie on this bad boy on the plane (after downloading it from iTunes in advance), Skyped with Sean from afar thanks to the handy built-in webcam, updated my Twitter and Facebook statuses, stored a few pictures from my camera’s memory card on it and then sent them to Sean to show off my fancy hotel room, downloaded a book from Amazon and read it using the free Kindle for PC app, and checked both my work and personal email accounts about fourteen hundred times. Not bad for something I didn’t really understand about a week ago.

For typing and clicking around, the Viliv X70EX comes with a built-in stylus that snaps neatly into the top when you’re not using it, and it’s way less annoying that you might think it would be (and much easier than just using your index finger, text message-style.) My Mac snob husband said the video quality wasn’t the best he’s ever seen, but then again he’s my Mac snob husband, and it seemed pretty passable to me. The device kept a charge for a decent amount of time and really, it did so much and made my travels so much easier, that I’d be hard-pressed to find too many things I didn’t like about it.

(I mean, sure, it would be great if there were a button that automatically puts it into standby when you’re done using it---rather than going to the Start menu, clicking “shut down,” and then putting it in standby mode, which was sort of clunky—but that’s really a fairly minor complaint, and you know what, maybe I just need to stop being so damn lazy. There are three buttons to push instead of one! My god! The sky is falling! etc etc etc.)

Anyway, now comes the fun part. Would you like your own super awesome teeny-tiny mobile internet device?

Because guess what? I've got one to give away! Yep, you can win your very own Viliv X70EX---did I tell you these things cost $599+? That's a pretty generous holiday present to yourself—by answering a simple question.  How would this mobile internet device make your life easier?

To enter, leave me a comment below---or a link to a post on your own blog---with your answer to the question above. The contest will begin on December 8, 2009 and end on December 30, 2009. Make sure that the e-mail address you leave is correct so I can contact you when you win. (You’ll know it’s from me because I’ll put OMG OMG OMG in the subject line.)

Here are some rules:

  • No duplicate comments.
  • You may receive an additional entry by linking on Twitter and leaving a link in the comments.
  • You may receive an additional entry by blogging about this contest and leaving a link in the comments.
  • This giveaway is open to US Residents, aged 18 and older. (Sorry, foreign teenagers! That kind of sucks for you.)
  • Winners will be selected via random draw, and will notified by e-mail.
  • You have 48 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected. That person will be like “damn, that other person was sleeping on the job.”

You can read the official rules here, if that’s your bag: And you can also give yourself EIGHT more chances to win a crazy awesome gadget like this one at the BlogHer page right here. You can also read more about the Viliv X70EX here.

So let's go! Let's win some free stuff! Tell me: How would this mobile internet device make your life easier? What would you use it for?

681 Comments

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April
Dec 09, 2009

This would be amazing, I'd have to take it to school with me to pass the time in between classes.

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Janet
Dec 09, 2009

It would make my life easier by allowing me to connect with distant friends right from my coffee shop around the corner and travel so much lighter when I go to visit them.

Also, how AWESOME would it be to take the little guy out in a law school class?!? Okay, maybe not all-caps AWESOME, since we're still talking about learning the boring old law, but small-caps awesome anyway.

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April
Dec 09, 2009
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Colin
Dec 09, 2009

How would it make my life easier? It'd be like a backup for when I need to do some heavy web lifting on the go, but the iPhone just isn't up to the challenge.

Tether the iPhone, go on the Viliv. Win.

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Catheroo
Dec 09, 2009

This would make my life easier because my work laptop is a PC and weighs like 10 pounds. It would be AWESOME to carry something a little lighter that allows me to work 24x7. I just won't tell work I have it, lest they want to bother me with work while I am reading books and watching movies on it.

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Melissa
Dec 09, 2009

Awesome.
I am one of those old-fashioned people who does not even have the internet on my phone so it would be nice to sort of get with the decade! Just had a second baby, too, and can't lug the laptop around everywhere. Plus, ask anyone who knows me and they will tell you how horrible I am with directions. The GPS in itself would save me from calling my husband and asking him to help me figure out where I am and how to get where I should be...

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Katie
Dec 09, 2009

Oh my word, how I would love this. Right now I spend about two hours commuting each day, but have tons of down time at work. My boyfriend lives in Nashville, I live in Seattle, and by the time I get home I'm always too tired to talk. How cool would it be to skype with him in my office during my downtime at work? Outstanding.

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Kimberly
Dec 09, 2009

I travel a lot for work and for fun, and I would love to have one device to read on, watch movies on and to back-up photos during my trip.

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Mia
Dec 09, 2009

I use an outdated cell phone (no blackberry or iphone here), so it would be great to be able to check my e-mail, google stuff, and do all of the other things you fancy PDA users do.

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Ella
Dec 09, 2009

Even though I am staunchly pro-Mac, I would give this adorable little device (seriously, it's like the wunderkind of personal computers) to my brother, who is in the army and about to ship out, so he can, you know, update twitter and facebook more easily.

Or, maybe, I would keep it and use it to get over my hipster discriminations, one PC at a time.

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Monica
Dec 09, 2009

I can type with a pen, instead of my fingers?
Done! I want one. Plus it will be cool and awsom
and my boyfriend will totally call me geeky.
Plus the posibility of being connected everywhere?
Priceless

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Emily
Dec 09, 2009

So I could show up my husband and his iPhone skills!

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viki
Dec 09, 2009

This would make my life easier because my laptop died a few months ago and I can't get a new one for a little while. I need to check my email for work every 6-8 hours to stay on top of things and don't have a data plan on my cellphone either.

Pick me!

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Elise
Dec 09, 2009

I would use it for some upcoming travel - would be so much easier to have access to Skype since my phone won't work out of the country.

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Meredith Kitts
Dec 09, 2009

What an awesome cool thing that I totally didn't know existed before 20 minutes ago! I actually am one of those people who apparently would give a $599+ Christmas Gift, as this little sucker would go straight to my mother. She is currently Skype-ing on her desktop mac with my baby brother and his two daughters under 2! But, because she works as a nurse, it is difficult for her to get home from the hospital before the girls go to bed. So this little sucker would mean she'd never have to miss them again. She could skype her heart out from the hospital parking lot in the car. See those girls go to bed and THEN drive home SAFELY! Yeah, my momma needs this!

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NGS
Dec 09, 2009

Basically, I spend a lot of time on a bus. There's nothing wrong with commuting by bus two hours each day, but it would be nice to have a little more entertainment than the current paperback and my husband's ipod that I have "borrowed."

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Jenny
Dec 09, 2009

Let thy count the ways. I do not have an iphone, blackberry, gps device or laptop! Please let me begin the next decade without feeling like a complete loser. It would be so great to be able to spend time with my son and do all my "important internet *stuff*" at the same time. Hey, this isn't a nomination for mother of the year, right?? Oh, life would be swell to have such a wonderful gadget!

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Jennifer L.
Dec 09, 2009

How adorable! I love the little baby computer! We are travelling by RV this coming summer to NY and RI and this would so rock to entertain my kids PLUS me (and maybe my husband too!)! LOVE!

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kellyh
Dec 09, 2009

well, i'd use it to play on facebook, for sure...and it could probably do all my normal laptoppy things, but then i wouldn't need the clunky laptop bag--fabulous for travel!!

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Emily
Dec 09, 2009

I currently do not have an iPhone, or a blackberry, or...well, any piece of decent mobile technology and I travel a lot for work so this would be an awesome way to stay connected while I'm away. Plus, I love the idea of being able to Skype with my absolutely adorable 2-year-old nephew who lives in Maine (I live in DC)!

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Thespian Libby
Dec 09, 2009

It would make my life easier by helping me find gainful employment! I KNOW that only the best, most fabulous jobs would be available on such a fabulous little machine!

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Kayla
Dec 09, 2009

Um I could blog FROM THE GROCERY STORE. What else do I even need out of life?

Also, I tweeted it. It occurs to me AFTER the fact that I should have put @HollyBurns in there so you'd know about it. Am obviously sort of retarded at the Twitter thing. Username is KaylaMoncur if you'd like to check.

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Lauren
Dec 09, 2009

What an amazing giveaway! This would definitely make my life easier. Both my husband and I travel separately for work, so it would be great to take with us when we're gone - to keep us entertained AND be able to keep in touch a little easier.

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Aimee
Dec 09, 2009

I would absolutely love this as a gift for my boyfriend. (and me to share). We take a lot of road trips and the gps feature would be amazing! I would also love to give him such an amazing present to thank him for how much he takes care of me.

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Lauren
Dec 09, 2009

It would make my life better because of what it would do for my partner and her mental well being. Having access to the web/a computer at all times would really change her quality of life, but it's well outside of what we can afford right now.

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Kerri Anne
Dec 09, 2009

That looks like a gadget that would make work easier and more travel-friendly. It would also make me look impressive (or so I just decided).

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Anne
Dec 09, 2009

I'm a graduate student. Nuff said!

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mattie
Dec 09, 2009

I would give it to my twin sister! She has had a rough go this last year and is living in a rural part of the state. She is pretty disconnected from the world...and this would delight her.

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Arlene Mobley
Dec 09, 2009

Oh my I would love to be able to check email, tweet, surf the net and watch movies away from home. I spend alot of time waiting in my car for my daughter at school. I could get so much done if I won one.

arlene

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Gina
Dec 09, 2009

Okay, here is how it would make my life easier-- I am a lawyer. I've got two offices, two secretaries, and every second of my day scheduled to the teeth. And so I would use this to go to the ladies' room and steal even just ten minutes to drool at Sephora or Zappos.com... ten minutes to restore my sanity. :)

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ellen
Dec 09, 2009

this would make my life easier because i could quickly do fact checks wherever i may be. i get in a lot of "debates". it would be nice to say "see, i'm right" on the spot.

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Darlene
Dec 09, 2009

Wow! I can't count how many ways this would make my life easier either -- but I think the main reason would be that I would not have to carry my antiquated laptop around any more...Smaller and lighter is a GOOD thing for someone like me for sure :)

Thanks for the chance to win it!! AWESOME gift indeed! I will tweet about it too ;)

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Darlene
Dec 09, 2009

Just tweeted @hollyburns check out this giveaway for an gr8 mini computer! http://bit.ly/77bSod

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Lisa
Dec 09, 2009

Ooooh, I am such a gadget junkie - this would feed the new gadget lust AND negate the need for a new laptop for the status updates, news (gossip) reading and keeping up posts. Can't wait for the drawing as I am visualizing: OMG OMG OMG :)

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lois
Dec 09, 2009

frankly being able to compute on the go is something that i am missing in my life. downloading pics when i am away rather than hoping i have enough memory cards would be a treat too!

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Jen
Dec 09, 2009

How would this mobile internet device make your life easier?
I am graduating college with no money, tons of debt... and THIS WOULD ROCK.

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Feather Whitecrow
Dec 09, 2009

This would be so useful when I go back to school. Ive decided that after 9 years of taking a break, I need to go back. I start spring semester soon and this lovely device would be so much better to carry around than a big ol' laptop! Merry Christmas!

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Leah
Dec 09, 2009

This would make my life easier because it would mean actually being able to access the internet more than once every two days, which would definitely make my freelance clients less likely to wonder if I fell off the face of the earth AGAIN. In short, it would keep me solvent.

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Kelly
Dec 09, 2009

Thing wee little computer thing sounds pretty neat!

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Kate
Dec 10, 2009

I am pretty much 100% addicted to the internet (as in, I can't go 5 minutes without checking my email), so this amazing little device would allow me to enable my addiction absolutely anywhere.

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ladyloo
Dec 10, 2009

This would make my life easier by finally figuring out what to get my brother for Christmas. It would make his international traveling life by making it possible for him to work from the road without giving himself scoliosis carrying around his huge laptop

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Nhu
Dec 10, 2009

This thing is perfect for me because it's small - like me. So I think we'll go together quite nicely. Oh, and I can download my assignments on here and read while I take the bus, instead of having to carry around fifty textbooks.

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Laura
Dec 10, 2009

Ha! I love the teeny little icons! This would be amazing for traveling!

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Lisa
Dec 10, 2009

This would make my life easier because I'm traveling at the moment and would love to be able to be connected with all my friends and family back home without...you know...bringing my mac along.

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edj
Dec 10, 2009

I would use it for travel. And to read books on. And watch movies. And look cool. Admit it, I would look a lot cooler with that thing than I do right now. My cell phone doesn't even have a camera, that is how uncool I am right now.

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Lindsey the Viliv X70EX-deserver
Dec 10, 2009

This would make my life easier because I am a technology nerd and I LOVE gadgets so first and foremost, it would soothe my need to always try the newest thing!!! But seriously, folks -- this would give me the freedom to go places and try new things but always be connected. I'm also really excited at the prospect of being able to be better connected to my best friend in Norway. Skyping on the go? Chatting no matter where we are? I love it!

P.S. I also picture becoming a better cook/wife because this thing could be in my pocket and help me grocery shop for recipe stuff and somehow magically make recipes come together in the kitchen and wow my hubby! You did say this gadget was magic, right? :)

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Jen
Dec 10, 2009

SO COOL. My current laptop, while useful and wonderful and I love it, is HUGE. It's not exactly a travel laptop- 17 inch wide screen monitor, the thing is heavy. So having this little thing would be awesome! Plus, it's SO CUTE!

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susie
Dec 10, 2009

This would make life easier for me because:

1) I am constantly away from someone I love whether it be family or friends and this would be a way to encourage me to keep in better touch.

2) My bf (soon to be F) lives in England and the ability to Skype him from wherever I am would be great! (Plus, he's been harping on me to get a web cam for months. Built in webcam...yipeee!)

3) I travel a lot for work to developing countries where internet access can sometimes be hard to come by. Plus, imagine all those reports I could write in MS Word!

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Nicki
Dec 10, 2009

Cue choir of angels...now.

See, I have this laptop that since I'm a wild and crazy blogger, I end up carrying with me EVERYWHERE. So, now my friends and family are all...'look, here she comes with her red bag. Can't she go anywhere without that thing?'

With something so small and compact, so shiny and pretty, so perfect and good...I could get my work done, and not worry that over time I'll morph into Quasimodo. And maybe someday, I'll be popular and cool enough that I'll start to get awesome new gadgets to review. Well, a girl can dream, right?

You really are my hero. I love your style.

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Cojo
Dec 10, 2009

I'd be able to indulge in my celebrity gossip habit while supervising the kids doing their homework. Or play with Facebook while snuggled in bed on a cold winter night. Or save trees by not having to print my recipes. The list is endless!

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I would blog from the bus stop.

No really, I probably would.

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Robin
Dec 10, 2009

It would make my life easier because I could read your wonderful blog anywhere and anytime rather than just during the day.

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Kerry
Dec 10, 2009

It would make me way cooler for one thing. I travel a fair bit and currently lug around my giant regular laptop for the above mentioned communication purposes. I can only imagine that were I to whip this little beauty out at the security line, people would instantly start to whisper and wonder who I was. This "who's that girl" hullabaloo would follow me through the airport, gate agents would take notice, automatic upgrades to first class would happen, and so on. It would also be pretty sweet to reduce my carry load by 12 lbs and not lose any capabilities.

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danielle
Dec 10, 2009

ohhh wouldn't it be loverly!?
i could use it to keep in touch with my cousins in England via skype!
i could help my parents explore the internet with much more ease (they are basically Luddites)
AND I COULD UPLOAD PICTURES TO FACEBOOK WHILE IN THE CAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Kate
Dec 10, 2009

This would so improve my quality of life! I'm a stay at home mom, and I only have a desktop computer. I would love to sit on my terrace sometimes when the kids are napping and go online. Also, while I'm out and about with them I can bring the Viliv X70EX along and keep track of my Etsy shop and get work done for the community organization I'm helping get back on its feet.

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g.schneider
Dec 10, 2009

I am about to go out on maternity leave and only have a desktop at home. This would allow me to sneak on the internet in the nursery or on the couch-while not neglecting my baby. So fewer vists from Child protective services.

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Racyne
Dec 10, 2009

I’m a soon-to-be bride (May of this year) and a discombobulated one at that. Besides the fact that my job requires me to at times work from home (home also being where ever I may be on the weekends or weekend nights for that matter) this thing would help me juggle not only my never ending appointments with wedding vendors but also those 'the world is going to end if your process isn’t fixed now' type of work issues. But of course my wedding trumps all of that and lately I just cant seem to remember to print out those darn floral arrangement ideas for the florist, food presentation pictures for the caterer, ideas for the cake baker, etc etc. This thing would be so ridiculously nice to just whip out and go "ah ha-ha, look here see, I just so happen to have an example and what’s even better is I can send it right now to YOUR email for YOUR reference". And remembering all those appointments each week is starting to make my eyes do that circular motion thing we see on those fun little face icons on Gmail. Please help make my life a bit easier to manage through this crazy, fun, busy, special time of my life.
Thanks and have a Merry Christmas!!

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Carly
Dec 10, 2009

OMG indeed... they moved my office out to the boonies of NJ earlier this year and I spent a good part of my day now treking to Penn Station and riding an hour west on NJ TRansit. This would make those train rides a pleasure!

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Chris Aw
Dec 10, 2009

Our business is all handled on the road. The traditional laptop is a PITA to haul around and easily damaged. Plus, there would be opportunity to *cough* play while stopped for lunch or something.

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Emily
Dec 10, 2009
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Tracy
Dec 10, 2009

Oh my, the possibilities! Iphone? Schmy-phone! How will it help thee? Let me count the ways! Endless travel from work, away from my lovely, wonderfully sweet 19th month old son, husband (who's great too) and dog (who's ALSO great!). Gosh - the little bugger does everything! Why get a Kindle when you could have one of these??? Seriously - it's the world at your fingertips! And then, I don't have to lug around a super heavy, bulky laptop. PLUS - it's good excuse to buy a new trendy bag to carry the silly thing!

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Michelle Ross
Dec 10, 2009

I would give it to my 15 year old daughter to end the never ending fights over whos turn it is to be on the computer.

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Emily
Dec 10, 2009

This would be so awesome! Seeing as how I am stuck in the dark ages and can't even receive *picture mail* on my cell phone, much less check my email, this little gadget would make me look 100 times cooler. And finally it wouldn't just be my boyfriend tap-tap-tapping on a touch screen all day!

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Leigh
Dec 10, 2009

The Viliv X70EX would relieve so much of my guilt. I could skype with family and friends on the west coast all of the time. This way Oliver and I wouldn't have to try to be home when they are home too.

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Elizabeth Jones
Dec 10, 2009

Wow! This would be a passable substitute for my personal laptop (which is incidentally also my work laptop) and would eliminate the need to carry the laptop back and forth every day...and then occasionally accidentally forget it at home...which I did today. Errr! Oh, and the GPS function would be nice as I am directionally-impaired.

But, really, the biggest benefit of all would be that I would look totally cool with my fancy mobile internet device.

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Molly
Dec 10, 2009

It would be awesome to use on the bus ride to school.

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Rachel
Dec 10, 2009

What a fabulous giveaway! For my work life, I have to always be available via email (wrangling 30 faculty members and 700 students is not easy, let me tell you) and if I could run away from my office occasionally, but not miss anything important, I would be much saner! My history graduate student alter-ego would also find this device useful for research - especially the archive work I have coming up.

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Kelley
Dec 10, 2009

How cool! This is perfect for those of us who feel pretentious lugging full sized laptops around.

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Greg Wilkinson
Dec 10, 2009

This would be perfect for using in the field when doing appraisals.

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Denita
Dec 10, 2009

carrying a computer in my small purse seems so much more convenient than carrying a big purse or laptop bag....

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Angela
Dec 10, 2009

I would be a way more enthusiastic mom. Not that I don't love watching my kids' basketball games or boyscout events, but if I could be entertained and/or get some work done while I'm WAITING because they had to be there early to warm up or practice or whatever, and then afterwards they have to get the debriefing from the coach/scout leader and the instructions for the next game/meeting so that their 45 min event actually ends up being 2 hours, of which more than half of it I'm sitting around being awkward with the other parents OR wondering where ARE the other parents and why aren't they here supporting their kids' activities like MEEEEEEEE and oh my goodness I'm so board during the waiting part!!!

Seems like the perfect little companion when working away from the office.

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Lisa
Dec 10, 2009

This would make traveling so much easier! And I would use it to make lists, lots and lots of lists. I love lists.

And our tweet http://fb.me/3u3CMg1

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Greg
Dec 10, 2009

I know a few people that could soooo use one of these.

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Laurie
Dec 10, 2009

Everything about it would make my life easier, especially since I have an extrememly outdated phone. It would be nice to be connected.

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Jaime Thomas
Dec 10, 2009

Well, I just think it would be really cool to actually beat my friends at having a fancy/techy/slick gadget. I'm kind of behind the times with most of my stuff. With this, I could say 'In your face.' In a nice way.

Plus maybe I could use it to get more pictures of my baby printed since I've probably got about 10 right now. He's 17 months. That's bad, right?

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Karen
Dec 10, 2009

I would be able to use a computer at home, since my kids are ALWAYS on our desktop!

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Kelly
Dec 10, 2009

I live where we DON'T have good AT&T coverage. Which means, I DON'T HAVE THE OPTION TO OWN AN IPHONE. Even though I would love to more than anything. This thingy would totally make up for that fact and make it super easy to check email etc! Plus! The Kindle ap is TO DIE FOR.

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Amelia Tomlinson
Dec 10, 2009

I am a graduate student in the sciences, and for part of my funding, I am also an instructor. This means that I have crazy meetings, am always having new ideas for experiments that I need to keep track of, and having students ask me questions that I want to find the answers to, and quickly. This little guy would totally help me keep my ideas organized, help me find answers for my students on the fly, and keep me aware of my deadlines. And keep me politely entertained when seminars get dull, and I decide I need to look up recipes for dinner!

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Barb
Dec 10, 2009

I would love to have one to keep in touch with my son who is away at college.

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Jaime Thomas
Dec 10, 2009

Tweet tweet!http://twitter.com/jaimalaya/status/6532985050

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Meagan
Dec 10, 2009

Oh the fun I could have! I travel for work and it would be fantastic to be able to make use the downtime I have in airports and hotel rooms. I could be online! It's like magic! Awesome, tiny laptop magic.

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Shannon
Dec 10, 2009

This is amazing! The built in GPS would definitely mean that I would spend less time driving around (I like to call it 'exploring') and more time being actually on time!

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Ema
Dec 10, 2009

I'm an attorney and a mom. This would make it possible for me to go out on my own. Open my own practice and handle my own clients - all while devoting more time to the toddler that is growing up so much when I'm not around.

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Elli
Dec 10, 2009

Yay! This little gem just might turn my Mac-snob boyfriend into an Intel guy!

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alison
Dec 10, 2009

My husband and I are both attorneys, so even on vacation one of us usually ends up working. I could carry this little guy around instead of our huge, bright yellow Dell laptop (don't ask about the color) - it would definitely take a little bit of the sting out of ruined vacation days!

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Beth
Dec 10, 2009

I totally need this- with a husband permanently attached to our laptop, and increasingly adorable baby pictures to send to the grandparents, this would work perfectly for us!!!

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Clare
Dec 10, 2009

This thing looks awesome! It would really help me next year because I plan on traveling for 4 months but will also be negotiating a job back at home during that time, and will want to update facebook and twitter (obviously), so being mobile would help a whole lot!

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Debbie
Dec 10, 2009

Since I have no mobile email capabilities at all - this would be AWESOME!!!