Travel Made Easy with the Asus ME302c Android Tablet

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Are you on the lookout for a great tablet? Learn why my search of the best tablets led me to the Android tablet by Asus.

There are times when I think I spend more time on the road than I do at home. Whether I’m driving across town to wait for my daughter to get off work, on a cross country road trip with my family, attending a blogging conference or event, or traveling out of state to visit my husband who travels with his job, it’s important to me that I am able to stay connected.

If I’m away from home and plan to get some work done, there are a few items that I always pack and carry with me; my smartphone, a pen and notebook (as in paper notebook), my laptop, my Flip video camera, my DSLR camera and my point and shoot camera for the times when my larger camera is simply too bulky. As you can imagine, lugging all of those items around can be a bit cumbersome and HEAVY.

I can’t tell you how many times on our recent cross country road trip that I wished for something smaller than my laptop, but something a bit larger and easier to manage than my smartphone. A tablet seemed like the perfect alternative.

That’s why I’m so excited to share my new SUPERTOOL, the Asus ME302c Android Tablet.

This one product allows me to search the internet, snap photos, record and create vivid HD video, and even blog on the road! I even created this blog post on my tablet!

There are several features that I really love about my tablet and found some particularly helpful for those times when I’m on the road.

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Benefits of the Asus ME302c Android Tablet for travelers: 

  • You can sync all your accounts so you have access to email, travel itineraries, financial information and social media when you’re traveling or away from home.
  • You can load pictures and video from your camera to your tablet with a microSD or microSDHC memory card with an adapter.
  • The addition of a mobile keyboard makes mobile blogging a cinch.
  • Access books and guidebooks on the go.
  • Long battery life means that you can count on your tablet when you need it.
  • The large 10″ screen-size also means that it’s easy on the eyes.
Smartphone vs Asus ME302c Intel Tablet #shop

I love the larger screen size of the tablet, which makes it easier for me to see what I’m looking at and reduces eye strain.

The Asus ME302c also simplifies packing. This tablet is portable, lightweight and easy to keep track of. A perfect addition to a travel bloggers arsenal of tools.

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In addition to the tablet, I also purchased a travel case with a keyboard which makes blogging on the go easier than I ever imagined.

An Android operating system, 16 GB, Intel Inside, docking station, you may as well be speaking Greek to me. You’re looking at a girl who asks for assistance when purchasing a new memory card for her camera! I certainly didn’t trust myself to pick out a tablet on my own so I was thrilled when Melvin at Office Depot asked if I needed assistance. Did I ever! And I’m thankful that he patiently responded to the 101 questions that I asked him as I tried to grasp the inner workings of the Asus ME302c tablet.

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The Android operating system and Intel Inside combine to create a superspeed experience for optimal web browsing, advanced camera capabilities and outstanding battery life. Every bloggers dream. The tablet is also easy to customize with the many apps that are available.

Using the Asus ME302c Tablet to browse social media. #shop

Within minutes of purchasing my tablet, I had it running and was busy installing my favorite apps and perusing my favorite social media sites.

I didn’t waste anytime installing my favorite social media and travel apps.

Next time I’m on the road, I can easily search my favorite roadside attractions, find the best gas prices, read attraction reviews at TripAdvisor and find the best deals on hotel rooms.

I can also stay connected with my family through email and Skype. I love the technology that allows families to stay in touch even though they may be hundreds of miles apart.

Learn more about the Asus ME302c and follow what’s going on at  Intel  or at Office Depot on Twitter.

How would an Asus ME302c Tablet make your life easier?

© 2013 – 2014, Tonya Prater / The Traveling Praters. All rights reserved.

Comments

  1. says

    Wow, this tablet looks great for travel and everyday use! Great tip to use your memory card to load photo and video directly onto the tablet. I’m also the girl that asks for assistance with even the smallest gadget purchases! Thanks for sharing all the features of your new supertool! #client

  2. says

    I have a giant 17inch heavy laptop made for hardcore gaming… so it’s not really portable and something like this would be awesome for blogging on the go!

  3. says

    We have an Andoid tablet that we love. I really need to get a keyboard for ours as my kids use it often but they are great for on-the-go. A good battery is definitely needed, so this is a great feature!

    • says

      Yes! The case is perfect for blogging on the go and protecting the tablet. I’m going to purchase another one without the keyboard for times when it’s not needed.

  4. says

    That looks like a very cool tablet. I’ve been thinking about investing in a good tablet to travel with, especially for blogging conferences. Next year my schedule is full and I’m with you, I don’t want to have to carry 500 electronics with me!

  5. says

    I am absolutely in the same boat as you! I was at an event last week and actually put my netbook in the safe at the hotel in order to reduce the heaviness of my massive purse that already contains my DSLR, etc. I’ve been thinking recently that a tablet would be a great replacement for my laptop for working on the go – this looks like a fantastic option.

    • says

      Yes! You get me! It’s not like we can leave all those other necessities at home right? I have a press trip coming up in a few weeks and I can’t tell you how stinking excited I am that I won’t need to pack my laptop and lug it around! I’m also excited to get out and really work with my laptop.

  6. says

    I’ve tried to hard to make my iPhone work on-the-go for work but I need a bigger screen. But lugging the laptop around is kind of a pain so, so tablet is the way to go!

    • says

      The bigger screen is definitely a benefit for me! I’m probably on the verge of needing bifocals soon so the smaller screen of my phone just wasn’t working anymore.

    • says

      Yes, the keyboard was a must for me. There is also a docking station that I almost bought- but I found the keyboard case to be more practical for my needs- thinking blogging on the go.

  7. says

    see i keep telling myself i need something like this but then i remember: 1. I have a vita and 2. when would i use it? xD I never go anywhere~ It’s pretty cool though.

    • says

      I agree. Tablets take a little bit of getting used to, don’t they? This is the first one I’ve owned so I can’t compare, but since it’s Android based, it’s almost like having a giant phone. Which is great for my just-over-40-eyes. :)

  8. says

    I love using a tablet when I travel! They’re so much easier to bring along than a laptop. I also have a keyboard case so it works just like a laptop!

  9. says

    Looks great! My daughter has to have Physical Therapy 2x a week for the next few months due to a dance injury. This would be perfect to help me stay productive while I sit in the waiting room.

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