Tablet in the kitchen project - With 'issue'
With the drop in Android tablet prices I thought it was about time that I took advantage. To this end I'm planning to fit a small tablet into my kitchen to replace a rather old DAB/CD player and be able to stream radio and video via wireless from both the net and my media server. Doing this has several advantages over the old radio, not least that it only has a 5V power requirement compared to the existing radio.
This has actually proved to be easier that I thought when it comes to sourcing the right bits.
Firstly I need a method of mounting the tablet to the wall and it has proved to be a lot easier than I thought with many companies now producing low-cost brackets for this purpose such as this one:
Belkin Tablet Kitchen Accessories | Ubergizmo
And all I need is the tablet. And have I found a doozy, which has one slight drawback (which I'll touch on in a bit).
For a mere £111 it has:
- 7 inch IPS wide angle display
- Actions ATM7029, 1.5GHz, Cortex A9 quad core; GPU: Vivante GC1000
- 1GB DDR3 RAM, 16GB large storage (system space approx 2GB)
- Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS
- front 0.3 mega pixel Camera, 2 mega pixel rear camera
- b\g\g WI-FI, HDMI out,1080p
- Operation System: Android 4.1.1
- RAM 1GB (DDR 3)
- ROM（Memory） 16GB Nand Flash
- Screen Size 7 Inch
- Capacitive Screen, IPS, G+G techlogy
- Resolution: 1280 x 800px
- Visible Angle 178°
- Supports up to 32GB micro-SD cards
- Camera Dual camera, front camera is 0.3 and back is 2.0 megapixels
- Gravity Sensor
- 10 Point multi-touch + ALPS touch botton
- Flash 11.1
- Google Play
- Video 1080P, AVI/MOV/MP4/RMVB/FLV/MKV…
- Music MP3/WMA/WAV/APE/AAC/FLAC/OGG
However it does have a problem. It's name. When I first noticed this tablet and saw the spec I thought it would be ideal for schools, but, but...well the model is called Novo 7 Venus. But the manufacturer.......*draws breath* The manufacturer is called 'Ainol'. And it's written on the front.
I'm still going to buy it though, but breaking the news to my wife that I'm going to put an Ainol tablet on the kitchen wall will result it quire a conversation I think.