Product Type: Coby Tablet PCs / eBook Readers
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Annoyingly has no Sound unless it is on standby
Coby Kyros MID 8127
Member Name: jonkelly123
Coby Kyros MID 8127
Date: 16/07/13, updated on 05/02/14 (40 review reads)
Advantages: Small, portable,
Disadvantages: Slow, Sound stopped working repairs are in Germany and it costs £30 to post it there
I bought my Coby Kyros 8" Tablet computer from Ideal World the TV channel. It is very easy to buy off them just phone the on screen number they charge you for doing so and give your details to the computer generated message. It was £99.99 at the time which seemed like good value but was not.
It arrived within a few days and you have to sign for delivery. It was charged up and ready to go so I logged on. It is a wifi only tablet. Already loaded was Google play, Get Jar, Aldiko a book site. Google play lets you download other apps like Amazon, ebay, Auto Trader very easily in a few minutes. Games are available like Angry Birds which work well untill the sound stopped working.
The tablet comes with a cover and a mini HDMI lead for downloading photo's that can be taken on the built in camera along with a charger. The instruction book is very small in many languages and not really needed if you know what your doing.
The Camera has no viewer and a front facing button to take pictures with which is very difficult to use. The quality of the pictures is strange like a painting. It also needs very strong light to work.
A keyboard pops up when you want to type and is good for short messages if your want to write essays forget it as it is useless for that. It can be very slow to find web pages and does not like large web sites with lots of pictures.
After about three months the sound stopped working. I phoned the number for some advise on the guarantee and was told I had to send it to Germany for any repairs as he no idea what was wrong.
Checking it out at the post office the cost was £30 so did not bother sending it back. Funny thing is if you turn a song on and then switch the tablet off you can hear the music but as soon as you switch the tablet back on the sound goes. What that is about I do not know.
It is good for use outside the home in wifi hot spots it works in foreign countries with no problem. It has an 8gb memory which is more than enough. The battery lasts for four hours or so and charges up in about the same time.
It is now a year since I bought this tablet it still has no sound I have reset it many times. Also I have seen these type of tablets going now for only £50 on ebay! I now use a desk top and have a smart box for watching programmes on the internet as well. The tablet is only used when I am having a bath now.
Summary: Annoyingly slow and very limited
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