I used to use a laptop for all my browsing and writing but when I started to get the CRPS symptoms, it became too uncomfortable to have on my lap and so when I received some money for my injury I looked at getting a tablet. It was 2012 and the reviews were very much back then in favour of the Motorola Xoom, I knew I didn’t want an Ipad because they are so locked in. The Xoom had a micro sd card slot and so I could double the storage, it had connections for USB and hdmi as well and so I entered the world of android and I loved it.
Three years later and I have stopped using the Xoom and now have a Sony Xperia Z SGP312, this is even better than the Xoom and that is mainly because Motorola stopped supporting the Xoom and so I was stuck without updates. I can now sit or lay and access social media, write blog posts and best of all it has infrared built in and so I can operate the Sky+ box and the TV, its perfect because I’m forever losing the remote. Again I have a micro sd card slot and can add 32gb of extra storage, a very handy feature for me because I keep films on the tablet in case of a hospital stay.
The only complaint I have is the battery charge doesn’t last long and it takes a long time to recharge but I’m using it all the time and then I just charge overnight. The screen is amazing and so watching films is amazing. The Motorola has been put aside in case of emergencies.
For me having a tablet and access to the internet is vital, social media keeps me sane and interacting with people via my tablet is actually the only social interaction I get apart from my wife and daughters. Being connected and chatting to people who know what it’s like to be in pain constantly somehow helps me with my pain.
Until next time!