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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
on July 29, 2012
Size Name: 10.1 Inch 16:9Verified Purchase
This tablet does all your basic functions: search the web, read books, facebook, play games.
Unfortunately it would not stay connected to Wi-Fi, even after resetting to factory settings
a number of times. Returned for Amazon credit.
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24 of 26 people found the following review helpful
on September 24, 2012
Size Name: 10.1 Inch 16:9Verified Purchase
Amazon-- for whatever reason -- lumps all these Coby Kyros reviews together by product generation. The 7 and 9 inch screen Kyros are easily rooted by now, and I'm sure the 10.1 inch version will eventually be rooted, but even without rooting the little device is FANTASTIC.

Don't get me wrong, the tablet has flaws and if I cared about using the internet browser, I'd most likely not be as satisfied as I am.

I knew what I wanted when I bought the tablet. I wasn't 100% sure that the Kyros would accomplish everything I wanted, but I took a gamble and came out very satisfied.

The first thing you're going to want to do if you're not rooting the tablet is get Amazon Market app from amazon.com on the device's browser. After that...

1. I wanted something to read comics while at work without bringing my physical copies with me. I downloaded ComicCat from the Amazon Market app. The app let me import and read every CBR file I'd all ready had in my PC's library. It works great on this device.

2. I wanted to be able to draw and sketch with the tablet. Once again, I hit up the Amazon Market app and downloaded SketchBook Pro. The app works great, with only a very small delay between my strokes on the screen and the brush's stroke through the app. If you want to use SketchBook, you'll definitely want to get a stylus for your device. Works great though.

3.I wanted to read Ebooks, and the Kindle for Android app works great on this as well.

4.I wanted to play some simple games. The Kyros has handled everything I've downloaded for it.

The SD card expansion is great. You can even use an external USB HDD for removable storage but it's not as convenient as the SD Card. If you're wanting to watch videos you could buy multiple cards and fill them with video and just pop them in and out of the device for unlimited storage.

So the stuff that would have disappointed me if I'd been into other activities.

The screen position sensor is a little wonky and sluggish at the same time. If you want to turn the tablet and change the view mode from portrait to landscape, the device will take a little over a second to make the transition... but on occasion the sensor will tell it that the little wiggles and body shifts natural to holding the device without resting against a desk or something means that you want to shift it to another view mode. This means you have to wait for it to shift, then wait for it to shift back. In apps where this becomes annoying, I just turn off the app's use of that function.

The keyboard is sluggish at times. If you're wanting to write a book or something, I'd definitely recommend getting something else.

You'll want to periodically fully power down the device and make sure that you aren't running extraneous apps in the background to prevent over taxing the processor. As long as you're somewhat attentive and patient, the tablet is fantastic. If you can't take a few seconds to set up your apps to counteract the tablet's flaws... then maybe you'd be better served spending several extra hundred dollars on a Xoom, Touchpad, or Ipad.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
on June 23, 2012
Size Name: 10.1 Inch 16:9Verified Purchase
I must say this is my first Tablet. And never had Android before. Have Iphones that are great. So I had to learn a lot and so far I am very very Happy with this Tablet. It has a great screen. Internet appears to be quick. I am writing this with it. I am about 70 feet from my router and I still connect ok. My little girl is trying to take it away from me lol. The one thing I don't know is why Amazon sells this and will not put Amazon apps on it ???. Amazon this would be and even better buy with your apps. But don't get me wrong Amazon is great place to buy from. You tube works good. I put a movie on memory chip and it played good. Getjar apps all seem to work ok. I like angry birds the best it looks a lot better on this big screen then my iphone. My Dad loves how the Bible will speak to him this is very nice. Email seems to work ok this is nice can set outside and read it. I like the Hdmi output it works great for movies. I have the keyboard but I like the one on screen. If you buy this I think you will like it. Ollie Update thank you Amazon for giving me access to your app store. it seems to have all the apps that I need. Also to the people who have Netflix it works very good. Also installed kindle app and its working great. It appears to do everything I need it to do for 300 dollars less then a Ipad. Ollie
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32 of 37 people found the following review helpful
on July 10, 2012
Size Name: 10.1 Inch 16:9Verified Purchase
This is my very first tablet and I researched a lot of different products before settling on this one. I have not put it down since it arrived! Despite what other reviewers have said, I have had no problems getting Netflix app installed (via the Amazon android app - Google appstore refused to install it); the touch screen is very fluid. Movies are awesome on this tablet! I would even go so far as to say the resolution/screen was better than my HP DV7! I found that the device was very intuitive and easy to figure out how to do what I wanted to do - like putting the apps on the home page LOL! I was able to connect to my wifi immediately and without issue. I also installed the Kindle app and was quickly reading my first eBook. The onscreen keyboard is easy to use, the browser works well and I was able to go to and use several different forums that I frequent. I just ordered a 16gb microSD Class 10 card (which I hope will help with Netflix and buffering) and a case with a keyboard. There are so many apps that can be installed on this thing! I just LOVE IT! Excellent product and excellent price!
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful
on November 23, 2012
Size Name: 10.1 Inch 16:9Verified Purchase
If you are looking for the cheaper version of the apple, keep looking. If you want something that can play HD movies (both stand alone or sending the signal to your TV), reading books, checking email, playing games, and general browsing, then look no more.

The Pros:
1. Up to 40GB storage space. Not having space will never be an issue.
2. Large screen and light weight for its size.
3. Crystal clear HD movies and videos.
4. Ease of use
5. Read books even in bright sun light.
6. Sending and receiving email.
7. General web browsing

The Cons:
1. Single core cpu (can not access netflix and the like)
2. Screen is all but impossible to view in sunlight (other then books).
3. Horrible sound (unless using the included headphones).
5. Browsing is rather slow if doing more then a basic search
6. The camera is a joke

In a nutshell it is like a smartphone with a bigger screen and worth the price.
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49 of 60 people found the following review helpful
on June 16, 2012
Size Name: 10.1 Inch 16:9Verified Purchase
I know it is a budget tablet. I bought it and found it has no android google market. FINE. I went to amazon app and surfed for a while. Downloaded netflix. Tried to download facebook, don't find. My opinion is let there be some most used free apps. Bottom line is lot of people when buying budget tablets seek these free apps and recommend between friends. You don't need to have professional apps. At least let there be some free apps which half of the world are using. Not finding it in amazon or getjar apps is frustating. Now i have to root the tablet.
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38 of 47 people found the following review helpful
on August 14, 2012
Size Name: 10.1 Inch 16:9Verified Purchase
Like most people, I didn't want to spend $250 for a tablet, so I thought "Ok, let me go with something that has decent reviews, but is cheaper." I wanted a tablet, because I want to check and respond to emails quickly, so I can use two hands, like I'm on a desktop/laptop, instead of a smartphone. Voilà - I buy the Coby Kyros 10.1! I was really excited to get this as it's my first tablet! However, my excitement turned to pure frustration the FIRST DAY of using it!

I type quite fast and at some point the keyboard could not keep up with me! I had to WAIT for the tablet! I thought, "let me not get too critical", so I gave it another chance.

I only wanted a tablet to check email - that's it! I didn't want to get any apps, download anything...simply check email! And it couldn't even do that! I went to Starbucks to get online and even though I was INSIDE Starbucks, the signal did not reach full strength! But I was calm, because it still worked. However, I wasn't able to check my email through the 'email app' (included when getting the tablet), so I had to go through the proper channels (ie; getting to yahoo, signing in, etc). This just wasted more time! Of course, the "typing lapse" continued. In the end, I ended up spending more time dealing with this tablet issue than even CHECKING email!

I let my sister borrow it to see if maybe I was doing something wrong. No, it wasn't me; it was definitely the tablet! Within 2 weeks, I was done!!

The BEST PART to this story is that Amazon took care of my refund AMAZINGLY! I was able to obtain a free shipping label and was refunded my full amount! Thank you, Amazon, for turning this sour situation into a happy ending.

So while I'm still on the hunt for a tablet, I'm just glad I didn't lose my money with this mistake.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on December 25, 2012
Size Name: 7-InchVerified Purchase
Got this out of the box this morning...touch screen works great, easy set up, got online in less than a minute,and then started downloading apps. GetJar is useless...I spent 30 minutes trying to find something to download. They have nothing that me or my kids would want to use...After searching and searching for an app store {NO GOOGLE PLAY for this android tablet}, I was so upset. I read a review on here about downloading Amazon Apps. It took 2 minutes to download and now we have FB, Twitter, You tube, NETFLIX, Where's my water, Angry Birds, etc. My kids are so excited to have this and feel like they have their own Ipad....at a fourth of the price!!! Great item...just make sure to go to Amazon and download their app store {GET THIR APP FOR YOUR HOMESCREEN} first thing. Save yourself your sanity! We give this 5 stars!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on December 24, 2012
Size Name: 9.7-Inch
I received this tablet as a gift, and was starting to get extremely frustrated with it telling me that my WiFi was out of range. As another reviewer posted...you need to go into your router settings, and change your wireless channel to 11. Works like a charm.

And quit complaining about not having the google play store. Just go to your browser and download the amazon app store...yet another problem solved.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
on November 11, 2012
Size Name: 7-InchVerified Purchase
For the money, you cannot beat this tablet. I ordered this for my store. I didn't need all the bells and whistles that other tablets may have. I wanted a tablet that my staff can use when waiting on customers so we can quickly check prices as well as show them our website photos without having to go to our laptop. I did not want to spend hundreds of dollars and decided to give this one a shot. I had originally ordered an ipad but returned it because I felt the price was too much. On the Coby, THe internet loads quickly and that serves the purpose for me. I just ordered a second one for my home.
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