Posted 13 April 2011 - 11:08 AM
Just wanted to leave some feedback about my recent Hype-Pad purchase.
Shipment notification took 2 days and received the tablet in 4 days from DHL. Very impressive. Communication was very good throughout. I would recommend though that the order form on the website give instant feedback via email that your order had been received.
Hype-Pad arrived in perfect condition and was well packaged. Screen is nice and bright, and once you get used to the resistive screen the tablet is quite responsive. All ports are working (LAN, USB, micro sd. Wireless works well in every room in house (3 floors), and also have a HUAWEI 3G wireless hotspot (Wind Mobile) that works perfectly when out of the house.
Movies and music play perfectly, have played a variety of video files of different formats, including 720p mkv's and haven't found one it wouldn't play. Movies look great on this device. Speakers are weak and tinny, but that's really not surprising. Android Market is installed and is working.
Here's a summary of the apps I have downloaded/installed that work really well:
Opera web Browser - works really well, but so does the pre-installed Dolphin browser
Amazon Kindle - works great, and am able to purchase books directly from Amazon and have them downloaded
Perfect Viewer - great comic book reader; opens everything I have thrown at it
JJ Comic - pretty good, but wouldn't open some cbr files
Skype - came pre-installed, works
Beam Reader - pdf reader, works well and formats content for easy reading on the platform
You Tube - works perfectly, streams HD well too
Angry Birds - works fine, but not as smooth as on an iphone, or ipad
Aldiko - Ebook Reader works well, and lets you import various formats
Co-Pilot Live - paid $29.99 for this with North American maps. Works extremely well with the Hype-Pad's GPS and requires no network connection. Use it in the car hooked up to a power inverter. Very, very very impressive
Tune-in Radio - works well
Linphone - soft sip phone works with my callcentric voip account. Can make and receive calls with the tablet, but look ridiculous talking into it ; )
I originally wanted a tablet to read comics and watch movies. I am pretty much surprised and ecstatic at the other things it can do.
Not as slick or responsive as an ipad, but I didn't expect that going in, but with all the ports and expandability options, it is definitely more versatile.
Wish it had a nice brushed metal case, as the plastic one is kind of slippery. I know if I dropped it it would shatter in a billion pieces. Also ordered the upgrade case, which is vinyl/naugahyde which is pretty cheap looking and butt ugly but does the job of protecting the tablet. I hope that no nauga was harmed in it's manufacture.
Overall A+ for Buy a Droid for brokering the sale, and adding some clarity and security to a very confusing marketplace