Tuesday, November 22, 2011

ShesConnected & Toshiba Holiday Heroes Brand Ambassador Program: Honey, I Want a Toshiba 3D TV!

Toshiba Brand Ambassador
I was recently selected as a Toshiba Brand AmbassadorShesConnected has partnered up with Toshiba Canada to help spread the word about the new Toshiba Tablet and 3D televisions. My mission was to visit a local retailer and check out either the Toshiba Tablet or the Toshiba Passive 3D TL515 Series.

Thanks to ShesConnected and Toshiba Canada! To facilitate my "mission", I was given a Toshiba Camileo camcorder to take videos and stills of our excursion. The Camileo is a really impressive camcorder. It's so tiny and slim...it can fit in your pocket! It's perfect for its high-res still images, high-def movie recording, face detect, and a whole slew of other neat features! Mine came in a vibrant yellow colour!

I went to Walmart and FutureShop in Sudbury, Ontario with my Camileo in hand to check out the Toshiba 3D HDTV.  I had Hubby and Little One with me for this exciting excursion. The salespeople I chatted with were great. They were knowledgeable about the products and took the time to answer all my questions.

This *was* going to be my first attempt at a vlog. I got a bit nervous, my hair wasn't cooperative, I hate the way I sound on video, and I had a toddler who was trying to stuff a ShesConnected Chicken Farmers of Canada chicken down my shirt in the video. I still have the video. It's actually kind of funny, but I decided last minute to just scrap the whole vlog this time and just write a blog post. Sorry! Maybe next time!


Neither the Sudbury Walmart nor the FutureShop had the 3D TV available, so I couldn't check out the features of the TV. I just went on what the product experts told me.

Interesting things I learned about the Toshiba 3D TV:
Derek, the product expert, said that "Quite a few customers think that 3D is just a fad and that it won't stick around for very long. I think that 3D is here to stay and with TVs like Toshiba's 3D TV, people will realize how much it will enhance their viewing experience." He said he thinks 3D is here to stay and that it will eventually become a standard part of every TV package.

A neat feature I learned about is that the Toshiba 3D TV has Digital Noise Reduction. Hubby is more interested in the tech stuff than I am. I just like a TV that looks good, has great viewing/imaging, some cool features, and fits our budget. Hubby will tell you how exciting it is that the Toshiba 3D TV has AutoView, ColorMaster 3D, Color Temperator, etc. Basically, all these features included in the Toshiba TV technology make viewing experience improved. They make for higher quality images, superior contrast and image detail, etc.

I learn something new everyday!

What I also liked was that with Toshiba's 2D to 3D technology, we can watch regular movies in 3D too.  Shhhh...Don't tell anyone, but I also like a bit of gaming every now and then. This would be ideal for gaming!
Since I felt badly that I didn't get to complete my mission (with the 3D TV not being in stock at both locations I went to), I did get to ask questions about the Tablet. Sudbury FutureShop had the Tablet available.

What I learned about the Tablet:
The great thing is that the Tablet is powered by Android Honeycomb 3.1 and is easily customizable. It's great for viewing HD videos (so thankful for this, since it keeps my toddler busy for a few moments every now and then). It's also great for listening to music, surfing the web, and best of all, doing all my social media "stuff". It's perfect for all the social media things I love to do (like write blog posts like this ShesConnected/Toshiba Canada Ambassador Program, then Tweet and Facebook it)!

One of the most interesting things I learned about the Tablet is that it has an easily replaceable battery. It has a removable and rechargeable Lithium battery.
I love the double camera (front and rear) and large screen surface. I would highly recommend the Tablet to friends and family. In fact, I'm thinking of getting Hubby one for Christmas. He was going to get me one for my birthday, but I won my Tablet at the ShesConnected Twitter party a few weeks ago! I'm thinking His & Hers Toshiba Tablets would be great for Christmas! Well, especially since Hubby hogs my Tablet now anyway!

I absolutely love my Tablet. It's so "handy". When I'm in the kitchen and need to look up a recipe, I can quickly check online recipe sites on my Tablet. Just the other day, Hubby needed an aerial view of our property and was able to get a great image online when he took the Tablet with him. He is continually more and more amazed by the things he can accomplish with the Tablet in hand. He said it's great for GPS coordinates on the farm, conversions, looking up information quickly...Ha! A farmer with a Tablet! 

I'd like to learn more about the Toshiba 3D HDTV since I didn't get to see one in person. The product experts told me what they knew of the product, but I would have liked to actually see it. We're in the market for a new TV, so this is the perfect opportunity to do some research and get to know the product more. Our "good" TV (a wedding present from my bridal party 6 years ago) just *died*. We are in need of a new TV and I'm hoping it will be the Toshiba 3D TV! From what the product experts at the store told us, Hubby seems more inclined to getting one now.

Thank you to ShesConnected and Toshiba Canada for giving me the opportunity to do some "field research" on products we would have looked into for our Holiday gift giving. Hubby *may* get his own Tablet and hopefully we'll get a new TV for Christmas!

For more information on the Toshiba Tablet and/or the Toshiba TL515 3D HDTV, visit the Toshiba Canada website or Toshiba Canada on Facebook and Twitter! Toshiba Canada is having their Holiday Heroes campaign on Facebook right now. Check it out and nominate your Holiday Hero!

Disclosure - 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 the opinions on this blog are my own.

17 comments:

  1. now you just made me want to get a toshiba tablet. thanks!

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  2. I have a tablet not a Toshiba but none the less I love how easy they are to travel with! Looks like you guys had a fun excursion! :)

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  3. Great review!! Totally second Jen on loving your jacket!!

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  4. HM:
    I'm sure your hubster would get you one for Christmas! Tell him I say "His & Hers" Tablets are the latest rage these days. LOL! ;)

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  5. Mom vs. the Boys & Cee:
    Thanks so much! LOL! The orange jacket!! My husband HATES it! ;) Everything I own is black and my students always teased me about looking like I was going to a funeral. They called me the Crypt Keeper and told me to inject come colour into my wardrobe! Is the orange jacket bright enough? LOL! ;) xo

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  6. Good Girl Gone Green:
    Which Tablet do you have? They're so much fun, aren't they? My 3 year old calls it "a giant iPod"! LOL! Kids are so funny.

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  7. Now I want a tablet and a 3D TV... I just told @gingermommy that I'd rather have a netbook. Love your blog design, I have the same one but with "auburn hair and green eyes".

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  8. I love that you tried to check out both. Love your coat too. too bad we did not live closer we could have checked out the Toshiba together :)

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  9. I think they have that tv at the future shop near me. I'll have to look at mor closely next time!

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  10. You did such a great job! Oh and PS kind of love your coat:)

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  11. Great post - you did a fabulous job. Also love your hat!

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  12. Mimi:
    I asked Santa for the Toshiba TV! LOL!

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  13. Gingermommy:
    Awww! It would have been so much fun to check out the Toshiba products together!!! Maybe that will be in the cards for us someday. Then we can vlog our experience! LOL! Fun!

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  14. Being Tazim:
    Ohhhh! If you check it out, I would LOVE to hear all about it!!! Please let me know!

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  15. Steph:
    Awww! Thank you!! :) The only reason I have an orange jacket is because I had to prove to my students that I am NOT "The Crypt Keeper"! Everything I own is black. The orange threw them for a loop! LOL!

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  16. She's Connected:
    :) Thank you! It was so much fun! Thanks for the opportunity to be a Toshiba Ambassador! Ummm...the hat? If ever you see me in a hat, you KNOW it's a bad hair day! LOL!

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