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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Debbie
Dec 10, 2009

yikes - email addy =

mikedebw@aol.com

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Rebecca
Dec 10, 2009

I would love, love, love to have this. It would really make my YEAR!!!

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kristen
Dec 10, 2009

I'd love to have this! It would be great to have another, albeit tiny!, computer at home. And also in the car, when the endless debates about random shit come up, and only google can solve the problem.

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amber
Dec 10, 2009

Um, *how* would this make my life easier? It would make it a piece of cake! I do a lot of my job through the computer, for my work I need to be able to access the internet, my email, and files. Normally this means I'm huffing and puffing while lugging around my big old laptop. The Viliv is freaking genius! It's like a laptop that fits in your purse. The design is sleek and modern, and I love the fact that Intel, which is a trusted brand, created it. I'm going to be spending Christmas at my mother's house this year, so instead of bringing my laptop, I'd love love love to bring this along with me. This would make my work life, and my personal life pretty much amazing technology-wise.

That's something *I* swear to Jordan Catalano (Don't you just love the way he leans?)

Thanks!!

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Elizabeth in Chicago
Dec 10, 2009

Having this would make talking to my british boyfriend easier, as he has a fancy-schmancy mac with a webcam, and I have a dell laptop that I bought because it was pink. (Well, that among other reasons, but it was a primary motivating factor.) Skypeing during the holidays would be especially useful, considering his family's in England and he can't afford to go home, and I'll be 2000 miles away in California. Help out a fellow Brit in the US! (Him, not me. But still.)

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Emilie Morgan
Dec 10, 2009

This is such a cute gadget! It would make my life easier because i would give one to my mom and one to my dad for christmas since i am a broke college student hahaha!
Have a nice holiday =)

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amber
Dec 10, 2009
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Andrea
Dec 10, 2009

Love it!!! It would me that I wouldn't have to haul my ancient (read: HEAVY) laptop around any more. And that would be fabulous! Although that might mean my chiropractor will have to stop vacationing in the Bahamas...

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Mymsie
Dec 10, 2009

How would this mobile internet device make your life easier? What would you use it for? --> With all the capabilities you mentioned, this handy thing would make me feel like an adult, instead of a 33-year-old child masquerading as one. :)

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Anamaria
Dec 10, 2009

This would help my family a lot. My son would never bother me again to watch his Teletubbies on my laptop!!!

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Jeanine
Dec 10, 2009

Man could this little gadget come in handy. I am so far behind in getting my pictures off the camera and in any kind of order.

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Mary H.
Dec 10, 2009

Wow, the GPS would surely get me a few hours of my future life back...not getting lost!!

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Marit
Dec 10, 2009

This would make my life loads easier because I work from home and the work computer they have me using is a huge desktop, thus preventing me from "working" while sitting in a lovely coffee shop or skiing or grocery shopping or just lollygagging around.

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Karen
Dec 10, 2009

I think this would make my life easier just by having access to the internet anywhere I happen to be (I don't have that capability on my cell phone).

Between work, church, and life responsibilities, I'm amazed at how much I use the internet - and being able to do it anyplace would be very cool!

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Suzy
Dec 10, 2009

I would use this to write the next great novel! Well, that may be pushing it, but I really would like to have something like this to carry with me and work on writing a book! Bonus points for making me look cool.

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Claire
Dec 10, 2009

This would be perfect for craft projects! I hate fanagling with the laptop when I want to cozy up on the couch and get out the crochet hooks.

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Jen
Dec 10, 2009

I would love to win this gadget to make my boyfriend's life easier! he is a graduate student with a part-time job that he has to run to directly after school. Instead of lugging around his big laptop bag, he could just use the Viliv.

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Annie
Dec 10, 2009

Awesome! I would love one of these for checking email and watching movies while traveling!

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Lisa
Dec 10, 2009

It would make my life easier because it would be the perfect Christmas gift to give my husband. It would make his life easier because he drives trucks for a living and is on the road a lot. He would love this!

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Amy
Dec 10, 2009

I'm a new mom who feels very out of touch with the outside world since my husband hogs the laptop to actually work all day (the horror). Winning this device would change my life and make me feel like my plugged-in self again. Thanks for the chance to win!

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FunnyGal KAT
Dec 10, 2009

I'm being forced to give up my iPhone for various reasons, but it seems like this would be a suitable replacement for all the stuff I really use it for (I tend to forget it's even a phone!) So this wouldn't make my life easier than it is now, but definitely easier than it's going to be without my beloved iPhone, if that makes any sense...

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Lauren
Dec 10, 2009

This looks awesome! I would use it to keep track of my busy life with a newborn (basically it would replace a daily planner).

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Danielle
Dec 10, 2009

The last time I traveled for work, I had to borrow a laptop from my boss. With no effort at all, I came across some random searches for "grown men bed wetting".
So yeah.
Enough said, I think.

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HeatherLynn
Dec 10, 2009

Back in March, my laptop crashed and is beyond fixing. It lasted me a good 6/7 years, but it is in disrepair. Since then, I've been missing it dearly. I hate that if I want to use the computer I have to wait until I get to work. Weekends are shot for me. I've been trying to figure out how to get a new laptop, but I'm currently planning my wedding and every last cent goes to the wedding.

I would LOVE to win this! It would make wedding planning easy from home and it would allow me to feel "connected" again. I have an ancient flip-phone which does not connect to the internet. Old school, I know.

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Jessica
Dec 10, 2009

How would this make my life blissfully better, and how would I use it....Holly I give you two words: Upcoming Wedding!!!

Ding ding ding, we have a winner! No more lugging around all 400 folders, and GIGANTIC day planner...just open my purse and "ta da!!!!" small, compact, adorably cute, and I look cool, calm, and collected while using it to plan everything to a T!

Thank you in advance ;o)

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Donna
Dec 10, 2009

I love to travel too, and this little cutie looks like the perfect companion :)

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ScottsdaleGirl
Dec 10, 2009

how would a baby computer NOT improve my life? HOW? OMG I hope the random picking thing is partial to cute blondes!

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saskatch
Dec 10, 2009

this is the most exciting thing that's happened to me all week! life would be a piece of cake because i could blog all day long from just about anywhere.
xoxo

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Monica
Dec 10, 2009

I want it!!! It will make my life easier becuase I am already very high maintenance and every little bit helps...but seriously.... I am relocating to NYC for work and I currently have a huge desktop computer. As everyone knows, space is limited in Manhattan, so this will add approximatley 100 square feet in my teeny apartment!!!

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JK Weber
Dec 10, 2009

Holy Cow - this would be awesome and make my life so much easier because when travelling my husband and I would no longer have to have the arguement about who gets to carry the laptop! Thanks for the opportunity.

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Gwen
Dec 10, 2009

love! i would use this at home when my husband is monopolizing our computer (for grad school so he's excused), on the road so i wouldn't get lost everywhere i go, to keep in touch with my sister (who is in Italy for the semester), and on and on and on.

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Erin
Dec 10, 2009

Winning this would rock my world! I would no longer have to share the computer with my husband and would have something portable to bring with me while I wait in the carpool line. It would be heavenly.

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Diana B.
Dec 10, 2009

I have wanted a laptop forever, but this would be just as good! I've wanted something that I could put a recipe program on and have it with me in the kitchen.

But c'mon, let's be honest, it's main purpose would be to make my husband jealous.

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Pamela
Dec 10, 2009

This would make my life so much easier because I could present it to my niece for Christmas, and then I could keep being the "cool aunt" instead of becoming the "cheap, unemployed aunt." Of course, I would probably have to pry the thing from my geek boyfriend's fingers first...

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Kelly
Dec 10, 2009

This would make my life easier because I would have my OWN 'laptop' and wouldn't have to fight my children for computer time. Also, my (before) new-year's resolution is to start my own engineering design/freelancing business...so I'm pretty sure having a carry around computer would be a good thing, right?

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Rachel
Dec 10, 2009

This thing is awesome! When away from the office, it would come in far more handy than my huge laptop and when traveling, I could find my way using the GPS and have fun with all things internet!

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AubreyMo
Dec 10, 2009

This would make my life easier because of two things:

a) I go to college (night school) and
b) I suffer from LazyButtItis...
which means I'm too lazy to pack my laptop to the college to work in-between or after classes, but I'm too lazy to do the homework when I get home.

Essentially this would give me no excuse to not do my work.

Okay I'll admit. I'd use it for Twitter too. Just throwing that out there.

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Karen
Dec 10, 2009

This would make my life so much easier, by helping me keep in touch with friends and family who live everywhere but here. I could skype with my sister from almost anywhere!

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Amy
Dec 10, 2009

I'm hardly ever home, so a mobile device would be a lifesaver. There are so many times when I need to reference something on the internet while on the go.

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Alyce
Dec 10, 2009

I'm not allowed to do much on my work computer, but we are allowed to connect to company wireless and I could hit Facebook during the day instead of once or twice a week in the evening.

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Jesse B.
Dec 10, 2009

everything! email, facebook, looking up recipes in the kitchen. how cool!!

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elizabeth
Dec 10, 2009

I would use it for work! and school!

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Paul G
Dec 10, 2009

Oh jeebus, I would love to have this. I would use it to work on my couch and control our home Sonos, and I would use it to keep my rapidly freaking out world in a bit more order. But I can definitely see myself using it to watch movies, listen to music (as one does, constantly) and mostly making jaded New Yorkers envious on the streets.

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Erin @ Fierce Beagle
Dec 10, 2009

Mobile blogging, of course! Mapquesting! Having all my writing at my fingertips when inspiration strikes!

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Ken
Dec 10, 2009

2 hours of public transportation commuting each day wasted. A device like the Intel Viliv X70EX would make blogging, writing, updating, connecting, tweeting... much more productive.

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Cindy Clark
Dec 10, 2009

What an amazing little computer! I've gone through two PDA's and have loved them and have missed having one around. I think having one of these around would make getting words on my novel (or actually editing something) very easy to do anywhere I went.

I also twitted this: http://twitter.com/Magic_BW/status/6540909785

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Eugene
Dec 10, 2009

I'd be able to stop using my netbook as an e-reader, and lighten my daily load even more than I have already.

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Carrie
Dec 10, 2009

This thing would let me keep up with my freelance work while flying around the country to med school interviews. Multi-tasking FTW!

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Katrina
Dec 10, 2009

I have one of those governmenty jobs where I have to be CONSTANTLY checking my email. Or the world dies or something, I don't actually know, because when I started this job I dutifully went out and purchased a blackberry so that I could, you know, always always always be on top of things. Which is great. Blackberrys are popular products, and they do a good job of what they do. But oh man. Writing emails on these things? Not a good time. Not a good time AT ALL. I hate writing emails on my blackberry with a burning passion. This little baby however...well it looks like it might just change my life. It looks like it would make it easy to write emails, to check other email accounts (oh yes, THERE ARE MORE THAN JUST THE ONE), check work calendars, and also, maybe get to squeeeeze in some of my favorite blawgs when I'm out of the office going to meetings or on the road or even just, you know, trying to have a life apart from the governmenty job. The prospect is revolutionary.

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MaryBeth
Dec 10, 2009

I'm struck by ideas all the time, but normally when I do not have a pen and paper handy. To have this nifty gadget would allow me to jot those ideas down at anytime from anywhere. I'm also a photographer, so to have somewhere to upload photos to if my memory card is getting full would be awesome. Lastly, I'm a bit of a Twitter addict, so to be able to check it from anywhere would just make my day!

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Deb Sawyer
Dec 10, 2009

I travel quite a bit. Taking along this wonderful, little gadget would definitely make my life easier!! I'd use it for a lot of things. When traveling I'd use it to check email, get directions, etc...

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April
Dec 10, 2009

Professionally, I'd use it for grading my student's papers while I was waiting places or running errands. I don't usually grade on the the go, because of a fear of losing their work in the shuffle.

If I had something like this, I'd also skype with my mom during my open mic nights (she lives in NY and I live in TX) so she could see me play. Coffee houses generally have internetz and laptops are cumbersome to set up on stage. This would be the perfect size to tuck on an amp - maybe even angle so she could get a crowd view!

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Nicole
Dec 10, 2009

I'd use this for college and having the internet when I need it--aka, all the time--because damn but my laptop is clunky!!! And heavy. And really, the doctor bills I'm going to have after college from carrying stupidly heavy backpacks is going to break the bank.
I'd use it for LIVNG, man. And doing work. And slacking off from school.
So, save me pleasssse random generator picker and choose me!

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Brytne
Dec 10, 2009

Nifty.

How would this device make my life better?
I would give it to my hubby so he would stop drooling over my touch all the time. I would let my kids get so much needed internets time, seeing as we do not have a decent pc in my house. I would surf the intertubes unhindered by stupid apple restraints on flash. These are the ways that this device would improve my life. :) *crosses fingers* I would also win Xmas! Lol thanks for offering this up!

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Sarah
Dec 10, 2009

I travel A LOT and I do many computer-related things. Being able to carry this in my purse instead of carrying an additional laptop bag would be wonderful

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Melissa Diaz
Dec 10, 2009

My brother-in-law is a truck driver and is never home except for one weekend every other month. He does have an old boxy laptop circa 1999 that he travels with, but it takes forever to load anything, especially when the only time he has internet access is at a truck stop when he also need to take care of other necessary things and cant really let it sit alone loading. Definitely past time for an upgrade! Especially since we just found out he's going to be a dad this summer and we'll want to send him lots of pics of his child.

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Joy
Dec 10, 2009

I would feel lucky

I would use this when I'm on the road

mjharvey26 at yahoo dot com

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Katy
Dec 10, 2009

Wow! So cool. This little gadget would make my life SOOO much easier. As a freelance writer/editor I'm constantly juggling a handful of e-mail addresses, a couple blogs, a number of article assignments, and several twitter accounts. Having a place to keep them all straight would certainly streamline the process.

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sruble
Dec 10, 2009

It would make my life so much easier by making my work more portable. I could say goodbye to cabin fever forever!

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Courtney
Dec 10, 2009

This would be perfect for upcoming holiday travels. All the perks of a standard laptop but in a fraction of the size & price. Plus, my laptop doesnt have built in webcam so no video chats for me...

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Caitlin
Dec 10, 2009

That's so cool! I disconnected internet service from my apartment about a year and half ago to cut costs. Now I could shop online and read blogs somewhere other than at my desk, during work hours! Oh wait, maybe I should get back to work now.

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Hope
Dec 10, 2009

I just got a second job and next month will start taking classes to help me with my first job. My heart is willing but my brain is quivering at the notion of juggling so many schedules and deadlines and miscellaneous new stresses. Without this gadget, I may be doomed to roam the streets, arms upraised, yelling "Serenity now! Serenity Now!"

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deirdre
Dec 10, 2009

oh boy! well, i was laid off a few months ago. i had to hand in my Bb and cannot afford email access on my prehistoric cell phone. i'm still looking for a job so being mobile with access to email would make my life a lot easier and it would put some fun into it as well!

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Melis
Dec 10, 2009

This would make my life easier because I am always on the go. It's small size is great since I suspect I always look like a bag lady when I am running around between work assignments, family obligations, etc. with the amount of stuff I need to cart around.

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mere
Dec 10, 2009

I would love this! It would make traveling so much easier - I'd be able to keep in touch with both family and work!

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Chaya
Dec 10, 2009

Well, since my lovely Mac bit the dust a few days ago my husband and I are sharing a 10 year old Dell laptop (10!). I'd take this little dude to a coffeeshop so I could pretend to work in peace.

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Lisa Ault
Dec 10, 2009

This would make my life easier by giving to my husband. He often totes is laptop around for work.

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Elizabeth
Dec 10, 2009

I'm planning a wedding and my phone has NO INTERNET! It would be great to figure out where to go and how to get places with this tiny computer!

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Jane
Dec 10, 2009

This would make my life easier because I live in a house where I have to share a computer with two other people! Would be so awesome to go on the computer on my own schedule.

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Meghan
Dec 10, 2009

I would actually be giving this to my brother. He's going to college next year and I think this would help him stay in touch with the family (he's worried about moving out of state) and in class. he has a desktop and not a laptop and can't afford the additional unit. He could take this to class and perhaps actually study. Unheard of for a freshman, I know.

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Merry
Dec 10, 2009

Wow, awesome! This little fella would make my life a lot easier because I am a Nursing student who commutes to school, and lugging around my laptop is really annoying. I would get a lot of use out of this for regular computing purposes, but it would come in extra handy when I start clinical. We are supposed to have some sort of mobile device which we can carry around so we are able to look up various medications and things like that. So yeah, it'd be awesome.

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Cathy
Dec 10, 2009

I would love, love, love to have a Viliv X70EX! It would save me from the certain muscle pulls I am about to suffer from throwing my out of date computer that refuses to work properly at the most inappropriate times off the balcony of my apartment.

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Paul
Dec 10, 2009

This device would make my life easier, because last Friday I broke my right foot in what is called "fifth metatarsal jones fracture" - What does this mean? I am unable to do anything (drive etc) for 12-20 weeks!!! I currently do have a laptop, but it is cumbersome to lug around on crutches, and I think this device could slip right into my pocket and keep me entertained while NOT going to Disney World for Christmas like I promised my 6 year old - Hopefully we can go instead this summer!

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It would simplify things by not making it necessary for me to carry my laptop everywhere.

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Chrissy
Dec 10, 2009

I cannot even fathom how this would make my life easier. It'd upgrade me into the world of modern. I could actually check my email while we're out of town? I didn't know that existed!

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Amy in StL
Dec 10, 2009

I can think of so many uses for this. But it would especially be a great way to have photos and webpages saved to show stuff to my parents who don't have internet.

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Christina
Dec 10, 2009

While I now reside in Arizona, I used to be a resident of California... Orange County to be more specific. Back then (six months ago), I was one of the 9 people in Orange County without an iphone.
Now, I could really use this amazing device to assist me in my attempt at navigating my new state! It would also be totally cool to have access to all sorts awesome "apps" while on the go.
{fingers and toes crossed!!!}

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Miriam
Dec 10, 2009

That's so spiffy! I'd definitely use this puppy for two things: First, as someone who like to travel, it would make my life easier, because I'd be able to have computer access wherever I go, without having to worry about lugging around a huge laptop case. Also, I know I'd use it to listen to DRM audio files I can't access on my mac. :)

Thanks for running this contest. Very cool.

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Margay
Dec 10, 2009

I am a single parent of two daughters, one of whom is in college, the other who has some disabilities that require many doctors' visits, so this device would really help me better accommodate both. I could keep up with my college daughter wherever I am and I could keep myself occupied during the many doctors' visits with my other daughter. This would especially come in handy for me when that daughter goes in for her surgery; it would be so much easier to read books on a handheld device than to lug half a dozen books with me to the hospital. Plus, it might be really good for her when she gets home from the hospital and is laid up in bed. She won't want to sit up much so she could just lay in bed and look at the screen and use her fingers (or the stylus) to keep in contact with her friends.

Margay

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sara
Dec 10, 2009

is it cheating if i copy/paste from other entries? ;)

here i weave you a sad tale that, i swan (southerners you hear me?) it’s truth and i’m not trying to cheat random generator into picking my big brown teared up eyes. my computer died. a slow, tragic death. it was ASSAULTED by a 2 year old – flinging it (yes, on more than one occasion, no, i never learn a lesson) to our floor. well, at least that was SOME of it. anyway. so now, yeah – i have no real christmas reason to long for this. but OH! how i long for it! just because i can?

(pickmepickmepickmeplease)

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caitlin
Dec 10, 2009

This would be awesome to use around my school and do work off of... I only have a desktop and as a art student I need to be more mobile!

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Margay
Dec 10, 2009
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Michelle Barroga
Dec 10, 2009

I currently do not have a laptop, so this would make my life SOOO MUCH EASIER in every way. My cell has internet, but its not quite the same ;-)

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KARA!
Dec 10, 2009

I have a long commute, so it would be nice to have internet access to pass the time.

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Rebecca
Dec 10, 2009

"Like an iPhone" is what sold it for me!

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Carrie
Dec 10, 2009

It would make the very long swim meets I sit through more endurable. I would be able to do some work, stay connected and check live result updates. This weekend I will be at a pool for at least twenty seven hours. No exaggeration!

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Laura B.
Dec 10, 2009

I'm too cheap to pay for an iPhone plan (all those monthly charges!) so a mobile computer would be great!

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Caroline
Dec 10, 2009

It would help me stay a little more connected on the go. My office just flooded and my hard drive is gone (nooooooo...!), so I need something that can stay with me and not get destroyed. I mean, apart from my love-hate relationship with gravity and expensive things.

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alan h
Dec 10, 2009

I finally could not feel so guilty about lugging my laptop into the bathroom when I poo...... My life is sad, but simple.