Diary of a Tilted Lover
It's hard to believe it's already been 4 months since the Lose the Laptop competition began. I remember writing my first article in April about using the Tilt2 to research the possibility of seeing Garth Brooks Live in Las Vegas in August. Well guess what? We were able make it happen and went to see Garth just last week! I'm telling you, he puts on a great show! It was just him and his guitar - no band.
As I mentioned in my post, Let Freedom Ring, what I thought would be a crippling experience -- giving up my laptop and replacing it with the Tilt2 smartphone - turned out to be a freeing experience. Taking the time to investigate ways to use the Tilt2 has opened such amazing ways to find great travel deals, connect with friends, comparison shop, and become more efficient with Google tools.
In case you missed some of my posts detailing what I learned with using my Tilt2 in the arenas of Travel, Social Media, Shopping, and using Google, I have highlighted my diary of learning's here for you:
My fave online sites for the best cruise deals!
Technology to Take on Travel
You no longer need to take a U-haul truck to take all your gadgets on the road.
How to Project Your Tilt2 to the Big Screen
Now you can watch videos, pics, and play games from your Tilt2 to your TV!
Using the Tilt2 to Blog During Spring Break
Now you can blog anywhere - leave your laptop at home!
Free Navigation & Traffic Advisements!
Use Bing for great satellite maps and point to point directions.
Using Facebook to Connect with Friends at an Amusement Park
Could a friend be at the same park and you didn't know it?
Using Facebook to Score Deals with Sprinkles Cupcakes!
Pssst! Do you know the secret word of the day?
When Social Media, Travel, & Shopping Mix
Travel deals to be found on Twitter! I'll tell you where.
Searching Online to Satisfy Your Curiosity
How much can an automatic toilet with a built-in mp3 player really cost?
Point, Shoot, Click, Shop!
Using QR Codes and your phone's camera to find online product information without typing a word!
Mobile Shopping Set to Take Off!
Consumers will order $2.2 billion of physical products from their phone this year.
Mobile Comparison Shopping with Ease
Comparison shop using free barcode scanner software and your phone's camera.
THE GOOGLE SERIES
Google Search While on the Run
Have you ever tried ordering pizza from the backseat?
Sign up for a free phone number that calls and text's all your phones with transcribed voicemail messages!
Ran out of time to post this article on LosetheLaptop.com, but visit me at WellConnectedMom.com for more info. on this great and fun tool!
My Final Thoughts
I have to say that the Tilt2 smartphone is a really slick phone. The slide out QWERTY keyboard is the biggest and most comfortable keyboard I've used on a phone. The vivid touchscreen is great and my pictures look fantastic on it. The touchscreen works well, I can easily "flick" through my pictures, through screens, through text messages, you name it. My children and I have enjoyed playing Scrabble, The Game of Life, Monopoly, Solitaire, Sudoku, Pac-man, Bubble Breaker, Tic-Tac-Toe, Checkers, Chess, and Teeter while on road trips and waiting in doctor's offices. The Teeter game is a hoot - it's basically a labyrinth game where you tilt your Tilt2 phone to steer the marble away from holes and finish the course.
In fact, it was because of Teeter that I thought the phone was named Tilt2. It was only recently that I realized that when you slide out the keyboard, you can actually tilt up the screen so it looks like a mini laptop! I'm embarrased to say I neve realized this before even though the main picture of the Tilt2 on the losethelaptop.com home page shows the phone in this position! (sheepish grin)
It has been a fun four months. I want to sincerely thank all of you who have voted for me and/or left comments. They really make my day. It is my hope that you learned about the Tilt2 capabilities as well as a few tricks that you might not have known about. If you like what you've read and learned something new, I humbly ask you to vote for me. Every vote counts and I can't win this contest without you.
Every vote you submit gives you a chance of wining $5,000 too! Please be sure to leave a comment about how you would use the Tilt2 to lose the laptop along with your vote. If you already own the Tilt2, tell us how it helps you lose the laptop as well!
Thank you and please join me at WellConnectedMom.com and TheWellConnectedHome.com to continue to learn more about making your life more fun and efficient with technology!
August 5, 9:10