I really like OneNote, I have even canceled my EverNote subscription because it, which was a days worth of work exporting everything. I think I've accumulated over 1GB of notes. I'm really hoping that the new iPad gets an active digitizer now because of apps like OneNote. I've absolutely fallen in love with sketching out ideas and writing everything down with my Surface Pro 3 but it's way too big to carry around. I don't want another Samsung Note as I'm done with Android devices that don't use a 100% pure Android build direct from Google, besides Touchwiz is just horrible beyond comprehension. An iPad mini would be the perfect size, unfortuantly I highly doubt Apple will accommodate me, maybe though, especially now that Apple is upping their game in Enterprise. In the mean time I will defiantly grab a new Nvidia Shield tablet to tie me over until the new iPads come out, it has an active digitizer pen, 1080p, that new awesome K1 CPU, 2GB RAM, not to mention built in HDMI and USB 3 and has a really cool Bluetooth gaming pad so I can play those Nvidia/Steam only titles while sitting in the hospital. My husband brought me my little Vivitek Qumi Q7 projector and my son let me use two of his Xbox 360 controllers, I'm having an absolute blast playing games on my Nokia 2520. Regardless of what people say about their not being any decent games for Windows 8 I have like 20 installed now, all top notch games, have you guys played Modern Combat 5 yet, so much fun, I'm also playing Halo; Spartan Assault, Asphalt 7: Heat and Nova 3 right now. There just mobile games but look fantastic on a my little 720P beamer.
I think I've mentioned this before but I'm in the childrens cancer ward, anyway while I was playing MC5 I had the volume kind of high on my 2 little Nokia Play speakers (great little Bluetooth speakers, a must buy!) and one by one kids started to piling into my room, I had 3 in my bed and four in my roommates bed, we had a lot of fun. Though we alarmed the nursing staff when they realized none of the kids were in their rooms. One of kids parents brought in a PlayStation 4 for us to use so once a day now after lunch all of the kids pile into my room for a gaming session. While 3 to 4 are playing on the beamer the rest have one of my tablets, I only brought three but I should have brought more. It was kind of cute, yesterday I had fallen asleep during one of or sessions and when I woke up I had two sleeping on top of me. The nurses have told me that all the children talk about is going to Relics room to play games after lunch, I even heard that one of the children kicked their parents out during a visit because he didnt want to be late to the game party. The staff have even been using it as an assentive, okay take a nap so you can be rested to play games. Basically I've become the wards adopted mommy, so now I'm never alone, with kids coming and going through out the day, the only problem is I never get the play, they hog the controllers. So to rectify this.....
I'm going to buy 10 Nvidia Shield tablets with their controllers and 10 normal Nvidia Shield handhelds as donations to the ward. They don't have much in the way of entertainment for the kids, their little nursery has old toys with missing parts, lots of old books, especially coloring books that have already beenn colored in, there is a big TV though and each individual bed has a little monitor with HDMI and composite inputs. So those who can't move from their bed could plug in the Shield and play games. I contacted the Nvidia office in Switzerland and they put me in touch with their public relations girl who was an absolute splendid person to talk with, she needs to get autborization but it looks like for every Shield product that I purchase for donation their going to match it with another, including T-shirts, accessories like bags, HDMI cables and cases, games of course and other Nvidia Swag. So I figure I'll buy 10 tp 15 depending on the deal Nvidia gives me and with another 10 from Nvidia the ward should have enough for everyone. It's a small gesture on my part, I just want to see these little guys happy. The Shield tablet with A controller and Shield Portable really are good products for kids, it's built tough, fast enough for whatever game they throw at it and now that Steam is releasing their full fledged PC titles like Doom 3, Portal 2, Team Fortress and Half Life 2 for it, kids won't be stuck with just playing mobile titles. I have to say though games like Modern Combat 5 are getting pretty darn close to console level, I am seriously impressed with this game.
Nvidia Shield Tablet with new controller.
Nvidia Shield Portable, also has built in HDMI which is important, kids can connect it to their little TV's.
What do you guys think, with the deal Nvidia gave me these are pretty perfect for them, right? I know an iPad would have probably been better as there is more games but their just too expensive, plus I would have had to purchase the HDMI dongle for each one which are easily lost, a bluetooth controller and to be honest playing games through the HDMI dongle just isn't very good, at least no where as good as the Shield. Plus Nvidia was just so quick to respond, more then happy to help and even offered to deliver the devices to show the kids how to use them. The kids will most likely have to wear their Nvidia Shields t-shirts and have a photo taken of them for the Nvidia corporate site but its a small price to pay for free swag. Plus it would be fun for them for the kids to open up their toys. Granted they won't be able to take them home but I talked with the hospital and Nvidia about this and they might start selling the Shield portable in their Kiosk, heheh, gimme a day and I can negotiate anything. I did thiss because you know there is no way one of those kids will allow their parents to take them home from the hospital without one of those gaming devices. Relic, spokesperson for the new Nvidia Shield, I'm making cards now.Edited by Relic - 7/30/14 at 4:32am