11/27/11

A couple of weeks ago I received a surprised email, I was chosen among many talented digital women in the ShesConnected community to be an official Toshiba Holiday Hero Brand Ambassador and help spread the word this holiday season about the Toshiba Tablet and/or the Toshiba Passive 3D TL515 Series TV.

For our mission, each of us were given a Toshiba Camileo HD camcorder to document our experience either in pictures or video. Huge thanks to ShesConnected and Toshiba Canada! The Camileo is pocket sized and waterproof, has face recognition, 10x digital zoom, LED light instead of typical flash and it takes amazing photos in natural light. A great little camera with big capabilities.

The closest retailer to us that I knew would more than likely have what we were looking for was Best Buy. My seven year old daughter always helps out with reviews and this was no exception. She was thrilled to come along and help mom on her mission!



With Christmas less than a month away Best Buy was packed with shoppers, many of which were searching for the perfect tablet to gift this year.  We took a walk to the tablet section and found the Toshiba Tablet, there was a sales person who was very helpful - he answered my questions with ease.



I learned the Toshiba Tablet is powered by Android 3.1 Honeycomb, this sleek and slim 10.1" high-res touchscreen tablet brings a full-featured, customizable experience to the user. It has a 8Gig internal memory with optional 32Gigs of memory card capacity, having the option for extra memory is always a plus. The Toshiba Tablet has two cameras, a 5.0MP rear camera and a 3.0MP front camera which enhances video calling over wifi. It has three ports, mini usb, usb and HDMI, a replaceable battery and comes in six different colours.



This is a tablet I could see our family using. Although the Android interface would take some getting used to, it has so many options that I noticed other tablets are missing when it comes to Internet use which is pretty impressive right off the bat. The Toshiba Tablet goes for $399.99 at Best Buy.

The TV section of Best Buy is huge, there are rows upon rows of different brands of TVs. I asked an employee to help point me in the right direction and  my surprise they carry the Toshiba Passive 3D TV! I was unable to actually take a look at the 3D feature in action but I did ask questions and found out some cool info about the Toshiba Passive 3D TV.



I learned that the Toshiba Passive 3D TV has an LED screen and has RealD technology which lessens eye strain for longer viewing time, this is a great option for people like my hubby who are long time video gamers. This TV has TriVector 2D to 3D technology, that means you can watch regular TV using the glasses for a 3D experience. Some 3D TV's come 3D ready but that means they require a 3D blu ray player of some kind for this option, not Toshiba!  

It also has built in wifi that allows you to stay connected through Yahoo TV widgets like YouTube, Netflix, Facebook and Flickr. There were so many features it was a little bit overwhelming but I know someone in my family who would be over the moon with something like this if it was within our budget. The Toshiba Passive 3D TV like any other is not cheap and goes for $1399.99 at Best Buy.

All in all my experience was a pleasant one, I was happy that Best Buy carried both products so this mission was a total success! I could see Toshiba on many a Christmas list this year!

To learn more about Toshiba Canada and its innovative products visit www.toshiba.ca. You can also follow @ToshibaCanada on Twitter and Like Toshiba Canada on Facebook!

While you are on the Facebook page why not take a minute and nominate your holiday hero? Both you and the winner could walk away with an amazing Toshiba prize pack! Check out the Holiday tab on the left side of the page!


*Alyssa*


*I am participating in the Toshiba Brand Ambassador program by ShesConnected. I received a Toshiba Camileo in exchange for my participation in this campaign. All opinions are honest and always our own*

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3 comments:

  1. Love that you managed to find both the Tablet and the 3D TV. I have seen the Toshiba Passive 3D TV in action and it is nothing short of amazing!

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  2. What a keener - a review on both - great post!! thanks so much for participating.

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  3. Thank you :) We had a fun time even though the store was super busy! Thank you for having me part of the Toshiba Brand Ambassador program :))

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