Coby Kyros Tablet Review
The Kyros performs well for the money if you can tolerate the limitations of the unit itself.
The Coby Kyros MID8120 's video player is the stock Gingerbread video playback interface. Colmplete with scrub bar, play/pause button, and a relatively quick control disappearance so you can watch your video files with limited screen obstruction. It's a bit clunky, but it works.
Videos are managed through the gallery function of the Coby Kyros MID8120, in thumbnail format. This is especially helpful if you do not remember the names of video files, and need a visual reminder of what they contain.
Though Coby does not seem to want to reveal which file formats it supports easily, it seems to be able to handle.mov or.mp4 files with limited difficulty, but you'll have to experiment on your own if you would like to use another file format. Keep in mind that restricted access to the market really, really hurts the capabilities of the tablet.
Included in the software for the Coby Kyros MID8120 is a YouTube app that allows you to stream YouTube clips wherever you have a WiFi signal. The interface is rather simple and straightforward, but it does allow you to access the full array of clips on the streaming giant's servers. Beyond that, though, there isn't much you can do to stream video.
Video Battery Life
One of the best things about this tablet is the fact that the battery is so well-paired with the hardware, giving it a very good life of 8 hours, 35 minutes when watching video files. We test this with the backlight cranked as high as it can go, and the WiFi turned off, so your mileage may vary if you use alternate settings.
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