If you’ve ever wanted to be in a world described in science fiction, buying a tablet could help you live that dream. Directors and writers of the mid-20th-century described tablet computers, such as the NewsPad in 2001: A Space Odyssey, and modern inventors have taken the concept and made it even better. Today’s tablets don’t just show you the news; they can help you work, educate you and keep you entertained.
For people who are regularly on the move, a tablet can be a portable workspace. Modern tablets are powerful enough to connect you to clients and co-workers through video conferencing. Wi-Fi connections ensure you have access to the most up-to-date information. The Android tablet has many apps that you can use for work, including word processing and spreadsheet applications. Many workplaces also have applications that are accessible on a tablet, allowing you to submit data and reports while you’re on the go. Tablets are also great at multitasking; you can easily run multiple applications at the same time and switch between them, making your workday more efficient.
If your art is your work, check out Walmart Canada’s great range of graphics tablets. These allow you to draw onto a screen to create digital artwork and are perfect for animators and graphic artists who need to send their creations to collaborators or clients and continue to edit them in the future.
When your workday is done, your tablet does double-duty as an entertainment centre. Film buffs can enjoy watching movies in whichever spot is comfortable, whether that’s in bed or on a beach. People who like reading may want a specialized e-reader, but any tablet can store a library’s worth of books to read at your leisure. With an Android tablet or iPad, you can access app stores and download a wide range of games. Whether you’re completing a puzzle or battling a goblin king, you can focus on your mission and let the stress of the day drain away.
Don’t forget your children when you’re looking at tablets. Walmart Canada has a wide range of kids' tablets that are designed to keep the little ones entertained. You can also access educational apps that help with reading, writing and arithmetic and let your child explore the world.
Tablets come with different features, and it’s essential to know what to look for when you’re buying. If capturing memories is important to you, look at the camera features, including image quality and zoom. Most tablets have rear cameras for taking photos of the scenery and front-facing cameras for perfect selfies. For people who are planning to store many books, knowing the internal storage capacity is essential. If you’re worried it won’t be enough, see if there are external storage options, such as a memory card. Battery life is an important consideration if you’re going to use the tablet for work all day with no opportunity for charging. Finally, if you’re planning on spending many pleasant hours watching cat videos, make sure the display quality lets you see every whisker and paw.
Once you’ve chosen the right tablet, it’s time to find the right accessories. The first step is a case, which protects your device from dust and your screen from breakage. Walmart Canada stocks a wide range of tablet covers to suit different brands and sizes. But that’s just the start when it comes to tablet accessories. If you’re using your tablet to create videos, you may find a stand or wall-mount useful for hands-free operation. A car mount that fits over the front seat keeps kids in the back entertained on a long road trip. The right stylus can help you keep your screen free from fingerprints or allow you to draw fine detail on a graphics tablet. Don’t forget extra cords and cables so you’re never without a way to charge your device.
It doesn't matter if you're looking for a device primarily for education, entertainment or work, your tablet is a multipurpose tool that will quickly become an essential part of your life.