Welcome to another Good e-Reader Video Review! Today we take a long look at the newest tablet from Velocity Micro, the T301 Android Tablet. Is this solid value for your money, or a expensive paperweight?
The Velocity Micro Cruz Tablet T301 is the newest offering the company has put forth to date. It features a 7 inch TFT LCD capacitive touch screen display with a resolution of 800×600 pixels. It only has a aspect ratio of 4:3 and has a built in G-Sensor that will give you a full 360 degree rotation. This means not only will it go in landscape and portrait mode, but it will switch to portrait mode even if its upside down. This is a great feature and its baby brother the Velocity Micro Cruz Reader only does 90 degree rotation.
This new tablet has 256 MB of RAM and 4 GB of internal memory. You can further enhance the memory via the 4 GB SD card that comes bundled with the device. Speaking of bundled features you also get a nylon carrying case and a stand for the tablet to sit on. There is room on the stand for the power adapter to be plugged in, so you can watch videos, or use it as a digital photo frame while not having to exclusively rely on the 6 hour battery life. The stand also is weighted, so it is not flimsy plastic like the stand that is bundled with the Pandigital Novel.
The Velocity Micro Cruz Tablet also supports more audio and video codecs then its previous models. For audio playback it supports Mp3, WMA, AAC and WAV and video formats supported are Mpeg-4, H.263 and H.264. If viewing pictures is your thing, it does have support for PEG, GIF, PNG, BMP image support.
One feature this tablet lacks is for ebook formats. The Velocity Micro Cruz Reader has built in support for ePub book formats, which are the most prevalent ebook types found in most book stores. The Cruz Tablet only has support for PDF, TXT, and HTML. You can get around this by sideloading in your own epub books using a different application such as Aldiko or FBreader.
The overall design elements of the Micro Cruz Tablet is very slick, its entire chassis is done in Piano black. Absent from this model, as all Cruz tablets is the Home, Back, Settings buttons. Velocity makes these features entirely software based, which has its pros and cons. Some applications we noticed hide the back and home button, so you must tap randomly within the program to access the home button.
Check out our full written Review of the Velocity Micro Cruz Tablet T301