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Report and Photos from TabletKiosk Road Show

Friday, October 20th, 2006

On Thursday, October 19th, TabletKiosk hosted the first of their series of Road Show events. This event was held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel of Orange County, CA, just a few blocks away from the Disneyland Resort and the Anaheim Convention Center. While it took quite a long time (over 2 hours) for me to drive there from the San Fernando Valley on a Thursday afternoon, it was an enjoyable event. As an added bonus, I ended up waiting out traffic after leaving the event by going for a nice dinner at one of my favorite restaurants, Catal at Downtown Disney.

The event was primarily an informal opportunity to get some hands-on exposure to TabletKiosk’s UMPCs and Tablet PCs and accessories as well as an opportunity to network with staff members from TabletKiosk as well as members of the UMPC/Tablet PC community. I did feel like the event was targeted more at prospective UMPC buyers than at current owners (I actually was doing a bit of “salesmanship” of the concept myself), but it still was a nice opportunity to see most of TabletKiosk’s products in person while also meeting a few other members of the community.

There was no formal program and no major announcements were made, but they did have pretty much all their current systems and accessories on display and they also showed up a few prototypes of new accessories. They also had a drawing where they gave away 10 gift-bags of Intel swag as well as one $300 gift certificate to TabletKiosk.com. Unfortunately, I did not win anything.

The next events will be held on November 9th in Orlando, Florida and November 30th in Houston, Texas (a previously-announced 11/2 event in Ft. Lauderdale, FL has been cancelled). TabletKiosk is also promising to visit quite a few more cities with similar events during 2007.

After the break are some photos from the event. Clicking on any of the photos will take you to a larger, higher-resolution image.

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TabletKiosk sends recovery DVD, stand, and T-shirt

Wednesday, May 31st, 2006

Late last week, I ordered a car charger from TabletKiosk for use with my eo. The package came today and, in addition to the charger, it contained a second box with a few extra items that TabletKiosk will apparently be sending to everyone that bought the first batch of units.

The package contained the Windows XP Tablet Edition recovery DVD, a plastic stand that was described in the manual for the eo, but not included in the original box, and a t-shirt with the TabletKiosk logo on the front and the eo logo on the back. Note that the t-shirt is an XL size.

While I had expected that the recovery DVD would eventually be sent, I was surprised and pleased by the inclusion of the other two items. The t-shirt, in particular, was a very nice surprise.

After the break, here are some photos of the items. Sorry that the shirt was still a bit wrinkled from shipment when I took the pictures. (more…)