You haven’t just been Punk’d. I really am writing a post about technology today. Yes, me who still has a stupid phone (that’s the opposite of a smart phone, har har) so you know this has to be worth sharing.
My husband has his own tablet that I’ve grown accustomed to using. The thing is, when he deploys he takes it with him. I’ve become so dependent on it I feel myself fumbling through my day once it’s gone. Well, the Lenovo YOGA Tablet 2 Pro handles all the daily tasks I count on a tablet for and then some. It’s kind of a DIYer’s dream!
I’ll start with some of my favorite features that the other guys don’t seem to have. If you’re here, you’re probably already the creative type so just imagine all the possibilities with me.The Lenovo YOGA Tablet 2 Pro has a sturdy kickstand. You have way more range than you would using a traditional tablet with a case that comes with a built in stand. Read, you don’t need some fancy stand to bring your tablet into the kitchen with you when you’re referring to a recipe! It’s so handy.The battery lasts for 15 hours (!) and you can actually analyze how the battery is being spent and how long it will last with different uses. Pinterest is using 5% of my battery? Yeah, that’s my tablet alright!The integrated 8W sound system includes a subwoofer for a richer audio experience when you watch… …movies from the projector! Shut the front door. This has to be my favorite feature of this tablet. It can project an image or video up to 50″ on any wall or screen. When the weather warms up (and I finally finish landscaping the backyard) I cannot wait to have an outdoor movie night.
Back to how the Lenovo YOGA Tablet 2 Pro makes DIYing even easier. Again, I can think of endless possibilities here but since I’m currently working on our bedroom let’s start there.We have this big empty wall above our dresser. I’ve been meaning to add a gallery wall of sorts and do you know what’s even easier than cutting out paper the size of frames and taping them up?Using the Lenovo sketchpad to quickly mock up and project your gallery wall directly onto the wall. Way easier than taking a picture and using a photo editing program.And you can even take it a step further.Once you have your frames or canvases hung up (I know it looks a bit awkward, I’m still working on extending the layout out to the sides) you can project art right into the blank frames to test it out.I know the approach of hanging the frames first and art second has gotten some flack as the whole point of a gallery wall is to feature a collection but since I will be creating most if not all of my own art with my own two hands I have total control on what goes where.
Another great way to use the projector is when you’re hands are tied up (and covered with wallpaper glue) to quickly glance at directions. I don’t know about you but when I do a project that’s a bit out of my comfort level, I am constantly checking back on the computer to compare tutorials and glance at step-by-step instructions.And if I’m way up on a ladder and my hands are too dirty to jiggle a mouse to wake up the computer, it’s so much more convenient to have a quick glance at a giant wall of instructions (key word “giant” because my vision is not so great).
Another one of the projects I’ve mentioned that I’m working on behind-the-scenes is our backyard landscaping. Like I said, the Internet has sort of become my DIY crutch and I find myself wanting to look things up even when I’m outside. Like these blue chalk sticks. How far down am I supposed to plant them again? I’m always hesitant to bring electronics outside especially with kids around but there’s a solution.Just hang it up! So easy and all I have to do is look up when I’m busy on the ground.
And, if you were wondering about my earlier reference to a certain hidden camera-practical joke reality MTV show that had its heyday in the early 2000s, well turns out Ashton Kutcher designed the Lenovo YOGA Tablet 2 Pro! He was Lenovo’s product engineer and hands on in the concept and development the device. Guess he has more in common with Steve Jobs than just his (good) looks!
P.S. I finally created an Instagram account. Where would I have been without Lenovo? Answer: Still pre-2010. Please be my friend. Er, follower? I only have one so far! Sad face.
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