A Day in the Life of a YouTuber with the Eee Pad Transformer

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A Day in the Life of a YouTuber with the Eee Pad Transformer

By Dave Cryer, www.geekanoids.co.uk

Over the past few days I have been sharing my experiences with this wonderful new device from Asus. However, for those of you who don’t know me, I should really let you know what I do every day and where technology like this fits into my life.

I am a video producer for a YouTube partner channel called Geekanoids. Every single day I get the awesome job of testing and playing with a variety of technology. This includes the likes of computers, software, mobile phones, gadgets and the evolving area of tablet devices. I pride myself in testing things thoroughly and writing and recording a unbiased reviews so that the discerning public can make an informed buying decision. I absolutely love what I do, so long as the technology that I use helps me complete tasks efficiently and productively.

The main products that use on a daily basis on my video camera, Apple Mac Pro for editing my videos and some sort of portable device for handling e-mails and responses to viewers questions and comments. This is normally a laptop, but more recently I find myself reaching for a lighter and easy to hold touchscreen device. I won’t hide the fact that until the Eee Pad Transformer landed on my desk the iPad was in my hands for many hours each day. So the challenge was to see if this new Asus offering could help me in my day-to-day schedule.

So the bulk of my day is filled with producing and consuming YouTube videos. The Honeycomb OS on the Eee Pad Transformer is beautifully presented and on launch a grid of 15 videos from your subscriptions are displayed. Tapping on a video starts it playing with more information displayed underneath and related videos to the right. It is also possible to watch the video in full screen mode. The resolution, colour and contrast of the screen is absolutely stunning. This is complemented by very good sound reproduction from the two stereo speakers. It is also possible to browse YouTube content by category. The category list is on the left-hand side of the screen with a scrollable greed of video thumbnails to the right, displaying 12 thumbnails at any one time. The same applies here, whereby you can click on video to watch it in small or full screen format. There is a third tab selectable at the top of the screen, where you can access your own channel. This allows you to choose to display your uploads, favourites, playlists and subscriptions. If you select subscriptions you can drill down to view the content of individual channels. There is also the obligatory search function which works as you would expect.

When responding to viewer comments and feedback, this is not really done in the YouTube app. Instead the Gmail app and browser come into play. I read the comment in Gmail, click on the comment link and the browser automatically opens. Here I can approve comments and type my replies. All very smooth and intuitive, with a little slowdown experienced after a full days use. Switching between apps is nice and fast too, so I can work through this part of my day quite efficiently.

So could this replace my laptop for my daily tasks? For the most part yes… there is still room for improvement perhaps in the ease of multitasking area. Also the browser did slow down a little too much for my liking at times, but this is not down to the device, this is down to the OS which will receive updates over time. At this stage though, I am happy to say that the Eee Pad Transformer saves me a lot of time. Being able to work on viewer feedback whilst eating breakfast or relaxing in the evening certainly does help me get more done. I am finding it a very enjoyable experience and do not think that you will be disappointed.

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  • http://twitter.com/TimothyBain Tim bain

    So you STILL need your laptop, would you buy this as well?

  • Anonymous

    I would love to win one of these, my boys would use it as would myself and the hubby

  • http://twitter.com/amurogundam FelixLo525

    Hope i will get the chance to win one. I think this is the true tablet that the public really wants rather just a simple touch screen device.

  • http://twitter.com/deskmonkeymummy Desk Monkey

    I must admit that I don’t use YouTube all that often but with the clarity of the screen on this Transformer and the ease of use, if I were to get one of these, I may just start!


    Again the  Asus Eee Pad Transformer is coming up top marks for me thanks to the utube review by Dave Cryer  http://www.geekanoids.co.uk. I have never owned a touch screen device so this review is excellent showing ease of use split screening etc… Wow wow wee I so want to get my hands on one of these!!!

  • Anonymous

    I still think you need a laptop or computer,
    But the TF cover all your major needs in one handheld tablet,