Reviews and Problems with Velocity Micro Cruz Tablet T301
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Slow and Clunky
30 December 2012
Summary: I got this for $40 but didn't use it long. I rooted it immediately and installed a proper google marketplace on it but couldn't run half the apps on the market. even for light use such as facebook and email was a chore. Also, it doesn't play games that well. Most popular games such as angry birds won't even run. The screen isn't very responsive either. Bottomline: this might be ok for a grandmother or kid that doesn't care for games, but what kid doesn't care for games?
Summary: This little tablet has a number of weaknesses. I know it's inexpensive, and as a reader it is OK (just OK). But it's also an Android tablet and should be able to run plain vanilla applications. You should know by now that this gizmo won't run angry birds at all. Even if it could I suspect it would be very slow, but since the manufacturer web site told me this up front I'm not holding it against them. Here's my real problem.
Summary: I purchased 2 of these ( for my 7 and 6 year olds). I own a Ipad2 and a Galaxy Tab, but i won't be comparing them to these because I wasn't expecting a budget iPad/galaxy tab. I did want devices that I could access the amazon market and be able to load children's books from outside sources,allow them to play some games and watch movies on trips. It does play video, not hd quality but good enough. Only runs a handful of amazon apps.
Summary: I bought this tablet for $100 for a black Friday deal and I dont think it is worth even that much. I returned it 5 days later. It started out fine but the second you install any games and apps it becomes so slow that is it barley usable. That said if you have ever had a android device and all you want is an internet browser with some decent media usability this could fit the bill. Oh and even on my super fast home network it had trouble loading youtube videos.
Summary: I own two other tablets and thought I would buy 2 Velocity Cruz T301's for my two grandsons ages 6 and 9. The T301 is great as an ereader but not so hot for the popular apps, don't even think of installing Angry Birds it won't install any version of Angry Birds. I tried wifi downloading and downloading to the memory card it just won't play Angry Birds period. How can you make a tablet today that doesn't play the most popular game on the market?
Would definitely save my own money for a better quality tablet.
25 August 2011
Excerpt: I do not like this tablet. I was given this tablet by my Mom, not as a gift but as a hand me down. She bought it on a whim, I told her she needed to return it. Long story short, she kept it, hated it, and gave it to me. I decided to give it a whirl since it was free. Its a no go for me. Its taken forever just to try to get some apps on it. It is very very slow, and just lacks good quality materials.
Pros: Cheaper if you look up Cruise or Cruse Reader. $140. If you are patient with a slow Android interface and minimal functionality "It isn't a kid toy", it will get you by with email, internet, PDF and Reader functionality "Music and Movies too". If you are looking for a laptop, don't buy this! This is a cell phone application on a bigger screen. THINK ABOUT IT!
Cons: When watching 12fps video, you must wait until the end to quit, or you can run your finger line to the end and it will quit on its own. You can not just stop a movie! Volume isn't great but with head phones - Plenty. It will crash aps from time to time during install - the compatibility test I suppose. Hello, big screen CELL PHONE PROGRAM!..... If you see the internet on a cell, this is what you get here too! It's hard to click on the little links using a cell phone. ...