Coby Kyros Tablet Review
The Kyros performs well for the money if you can tolerate the limitations of the unit itself.
Velocity Micro Cruz (4GB)
Device & Specs
Both devices are a little on the lackluster side, but for the extra $20 you'd spend on the Kyros, you get a tablet that actually works the way it's supposed to. The same could not be said for the Cruz tablet, which stymied our attempts at testing several times before the general unresponsiveness thwarted our robots.
Though both have somewhat unimpressive screens, with a frustratingly bad resistive touchscreen, that of the Cruz is far worse. You can actually use the Kyros, albeit with a few errors here and there. The Cruz, on the other hand, requires the patience of a saint, and the self-restraint not to toss it aside in frustration.
We can't give you an accurate comparison here, because we weren't able to properly test the Cruz tablet all the way through. From what we did see, however, is that the Coby Kyros MID8120 is a bit more efficient with video playback anyways.
To read eBooks, you have to have a platform that won't crash and freeze after 3 pages. To this end, the Coby Kyros MID8120 is the infinitely better eReader of the two. No question.
Even though both tablets have access to only an extremely limited sliver of the Android Market, the Kyros' proprietary app market is a little bigger than that of Velocity Micro, so the Coby tablet has the edge there too. This one's shaping up to be a no-brainer.
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