This little pad is what the Nexus 7 should have been. Why doesn't the Nexus (and others) have an SD card slot? This little tablet does! Why doesn't the Nexus have HDMI output? This little Sero does. It also has a textured back that makes it easier to hold than most and two cameras, not just one. And it has GPS! This is a killer feature that is not even mentioned in any product description and blows competitors out of the water. So, for $149 you get a tablet that has more features than any Nexus, ASUS, Apple, or Samsung seven inch offering! And everything works!
When I first read about the specs for this tablet, I couldn't believe that someone was actually building the tablet with the flexibility I wanted. I didn't understand the Walmart connection, either, so I was hopeful, but skeptical. Thanks to a detour on the highway, I walked into a Walmart and asked for the Sero 7 Pro. They looked around inside cabinets and came up with Sero lite model and said that was all they had. I showed them their webpage which reported the Sero Pro in stock at their location and they went "into the back." A few minutes later, here comes a surprised employee with a little cardboard box. Inside the little box were five Sero 7 Pros. As the clerk started to steer me toward a Nexus 7, I handed him one of the other Sero Pro boxes and had him read the spec list printed right on the box. After a moment he said, "But, this beats the pants off of a Nexus!" I pointed at the register display showing a far smaller price and left him with his mouth agape.
I walked outside and the traffic from the detour was standing still, so I opened the little box that the Sero came in and the first thing that made me smile was the nonskid texture on the back. Why doesn't everyone do this? I turned it on and I smiled again as there was a 50% charge and the display was gorgeous with wide viewing angles. Build quality was excellent, too. I noticed that WiFi was on, so I put my phone into hotspot mode and the Sero picked it up right away. A couple of intro screens later, and I was smiling again at a stock Android home screen. I tapped on the Google maps icon, and immediately up came my location exactly in the Walmart parking lot. Wow! And I have been smiling ever since. I popped the microSD card out of my phone, slipped it into the Sero, and was instantly swiping through pictures. Long pressing on one picture brought up the menu and I saw that Dropbox was already installed, so I saved the pic to Dropbox... more smiles. Dropbox is one of my favorite tools, as is CamScanner. Bringing up the Play store, I downloaded Camscanner and tried out the cameras on a couple of pages of printed info I had with me... perfect! I smiled again.
Looking up, I could see that the traffic was beginning to move. So, I downloaded Waze and fired it up. The little tablet set nicely on my dash and the non-skid back was exactly that. Looking in the box, I saw a USB cable and USB wall wart, and smiled again. Non-proprietary cables! I left those items in the box and started my car. There were no warnings with the Sero to charge it fully before using or any of that annoying jazz and it already was working great with the charge it came with (nice touch). But I knew I would want to play with it when I got home. So, I reached down for the generic USB cable I use to charge my phone in the car and the micro-USB plug slid right in. Immediately Waze told me that the Sero was charging and that the detour traffic on the road in front of me was up to 25 mph. Time to go and put the Sero Pro to work, using Waze to find my own detour home!
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