Best tablet 2016 – Lenovo Yoga Book

Yoga Book the Lenovo’s new 2-in-1 tablet winner of the ‘reddot’ design award 2016 brings a breath of fresh air to this uninspired segment where every device resembles another

Yoga Book the Lenovo’s new 2-in-1 tablet winner of the ‘reddot’ design award 2016 brings a breath of fresh air to this uninspired segment where every device resembles another. The Yoga Book is beautifully designed and reinvents the way we use a tablet.

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A tablet to replacing the paper notebook is wishful thinking but with this hybrid it’s a reality. It can be used as a laptop, tablet, media stand or as a note taking device.

Note Saver

The touch keyboard converts to a drawing tablet that you can use to draw or take notes. This enables you to do your day-to-day tasks by typing text using the backlit keyboard or quickly take and save notes using the pen stylus to write on the flat surface.

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Using the Real pen you can draw with many pressure levels. Draw freely without having your hands covering the drawing, messing with it or triggering other options unintendedly.

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The Note Saver app can store your notebooks where you can draw or save your notes.

Type mode

The Halo keyboard can be used if you switch to type mode. This haptic feedback keyboard has an auto-complete and feature that allows you to type fast and accurately.

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It is very handy to have a keyboard when you need one and having the full screen available to display text.

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The Yoga book can be opened in different angles. As a laptop for productivity, flat for creative mode and note taking, as a stand to enjoy video or as a tablet.lovono_yoga

Technical specifications

This device comes with a Real Pen stylus, one book pad, 20 paper book refills and two Real Pen ink refills.

  • Processor: Intel® Atom™ x5-Z8550 Processor (2M Cache, Quad-Core, Up to 2.4 GHz)
  • Operating system: Android 6.0 or Windows 10
  • Memory: 4GB RAM, and 64GB ROM
  • Card slot: supports up to 128GB
  • Sound: Dolby Audio Premium
  • Display Screen: 10.1″ FHD IPS(1920 x 1200), 16.7 million color depth
  • Camera: 8 MP Auto-Focus rear and 2 MP Fixed-Focus front
  • Sensors: Vibrator, G-Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor, Hall Sensor, GPS
  • Connectivity: WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac; Dual Channel (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz)
  • Battery: 8500 mAh Li-ion Polymer, 13 hours or 70 days standby
  • Dimensions: 256.6 x 170.8 x 9.6 mm (10.1″ x 6.72″ x 0.38″)
  • Weight: 690g (1.52 lbs)
  • Price: £549.99 / $499.99 (starting at)

We think that the Lenovo Yoga Book is a perfect Birthday or Christmas gift.
You may also like the Top 3 laptops for a great birthday gift that we reviewed a previous post.

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Fantastic Father’s Day Gifts

We have father’s day coming up here in the UK on June the 19th and we have already seen a number of Shareagift pages spring up where families have been coming together to ensure that this father’s day is extra special! In celebration of the upcoming event we have found some fantastic ideas for you to make this father’s day one to remember.

Experiences are always memorable and offer that something a bit extra special, this year Not On The Highstreet are offering up an East London canal boat overnight stay experience. With a huge double bed, wood burning stove and waterway views this unique experience offers something truly special in the heart of the capital.

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The Whiskey Exchange offers up some great luxury gift packs in the form of a number of different alcoholic drinks. These range from luxury whiskey, gins, vodkas and even champagne! Some of our favourites gift packs include the Jonnie Walker cube collection, the gin blending kit, and the Jim Bean signature craft pack.

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Handpicked Collection have a number of luxury mens grooming kits which could make the perfect present on father’s day. Whether it is beard trimming, moustache shaping or a clean shave, they have a kit for every father! We especially liked the gentlemen’s tonic shave gift set which comes with pre-Shave Oil (50 ml), Traditional Shave Cream (125 g), Soothing After-Shave Balm (100 ml) and a genuine Badger Brush!

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Vinyl record sales have skyrocketed over the past couple of years and a lot of artists are now releasing their latest albums on vinyl. Amazon have written a great buying guide on turntables to help ensure that you chose the perfect model. A number of them even have the ability to play cassette tapes, CDs and vinyls, a must for any music loving father!

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Shareagift makes it easy to bring friends and family together and collect money for amazing gifts, experiences and events. Just head over to Shareagift.com, create a page, invite friends and family and get collecting!

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Top 3 laptops for a great birthday gift

If you are searching for gift ideas for a friend or co-worker’s upcoming birthday then seek no further! Below we give you a review of the 3 best laptops on the market for 2016. To help fund its purchase, why not ask friends, family and other co-workers to chip and setup a group fund campaign.

So – here we go – 3 best laptops on the market:

1. Microsoft Surface Book

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The Surface Book is an ultra-thin well-crafted transformer. A laptop that converts into a tablet and it actually comprises of two computers – the tablet and the keyboard docking station. It’s a pretty powerful tool taking full advantage of some pretty impressive hardware when used in laptop mode. Just see the specifications below:

  • Processor 6th Gen Intel Core i5 or i7
  • Memory 8GB or 16GB RAM
  • Storage SSD 128GB, 256GB or 512GB
  • Graphics Intel HD graphics 520 or NVIDIA GeForce GPU
  • Display Screen: 13.5”, 3000 x 2000, 267PPI, 10 point multi-touch
  • Dimensions 312.3 x 232.1 x 13- 22.8mm
  • Weight 1,516g including keyboard
  • Price: £1,299.00 / $1,499.00 / €1,550.00 (starting at)

2. HP Spectre x360

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The HP Spectre x360 is a premium laptop that can be transformed quickly into a tablet by rotating its screen round. This clever little feature means it can be used as a laptop, a viewing tent or a tablet. The x360 truly is a superbly designed device. In it you will find following hardware:

  • Processor 6th Gen Intel Core i5 or i7
  • Memory 8GB RAM
  • Storage SSD 256GB or 512GB
  • Graphics Intel HD graphics 520
  • Display Screen: 13.3”, 1920 x 1080, FHD IPS LED-backlit touch screen
  • Dimensions 325 x 218 x 16 mm
  • Weight 1,45g
  • Price: £849.00 / $849.00 / €1,299.00 (starting at)

3. Apple MacBook light

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The Macbook light is not only the thinnest but also the lightest of all laptops ever produced by Mac. With each version produced Mac has cone out with design and technology improvements that make the investment in it worth it. This divine device is available in four colours: Rose Gold, Space Grey, Gold and Silver. And in it we find the following:

  • Processor 1.1GHz or 1.2GHz dual-core Intel Core m3
  • Memory 8GB RAM
  • Storage SSD 256GB or 512GB
  • Graphics Intel HD graphics 515
  • Display Screen: 12” retina, 2304 x 1440, 226 pixels
  • Dimensions 280 x 196 x 13 mm
  • Weight 0,92g
  • Price: £899.00 / $1299.00 / €1,239.00 (starting at)

One of these laptops can be a great birthday gift, and can be affordable if you split the cost with 10 or 15 friends with a fundraising campaign.

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Top 5 Gifts For The Family Who Has Everything

The holidays are just around the corner and it’s come to that time of year when we need to buy gifts for friends, family and colleagues. Everyone has that person on their gift list who is just impossible to buy for!

To help you out and give you a bit of inspiration we have chosen our top gift for each member of the family. So come together this year with friends, family and colleagues and use Shareagift to collect money for the perfect gift no matter who it’s for!

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It has happened to the best of us, sitting on the train about to call home to say we will be back shortly and suddenly we realise that the mobile’s gone dead. Surely with todays technology you would think that they would have invented phone batteries that actually last a whole day. Well while we are waiting for them to hurry up and invent them, why not buy that special someone who is never available the power wallet. Now they will never have an excuse for not getting back to you!

£59.99/$91.70 or £5.99/$9.17 split between 10 people

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A gift for the woman you know who is on her feet all day long either working, looking after the kids, or exercising down the gym. The heated footplate not only offers health benefits for your feet, it relaxes the user, warms their feet and gives them a sensual massage which is especially good during the winter months.

£39.95/$61.08 or £4.00/$6.11 split between 10 people

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Kids love games that they can play with their parents, especially during the holiday season. So rather than buying them an Xbox or Playstation game that will mean you not seeing them for the next few weeks why not invest in a giant Jenga! Fun for everyone, young and old and is a great party starter!

£100/$152.94 or £10/$15.25 split between 10 people

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The retro slush maker is an amazing gift for anyone with a sweet tooth. It not only makes delicious slushies and soft ice cream but it looks amazing too with a 1950s retro style. The internet is full of different recipe ideas for them to try or they can go about creating their own concoctions.

£64.95/$99.36 or £6.50/$9.94 split between 10 people

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Finding gifts for babies should not be so hard! It is often difficult to know what to get a new baby and friends and family often end up buying the same gifts as there is only so much you can buy them. Step up the personalised baby blanket! These blankets are stylish, perfect for keeping babies warm and can have their name put on them making them an extremely personal present.

£40/$61.17 or £4/$6.12 split between 10 people

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So there you have it! You no longer have en excuse for buying a boring, last minute gift for that person who you always struggle to find something for. Come together with friends and family and use Shareagift to collect money online for the perfect gift this holiday.

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Collecting Money From Colleagues Across The World

Save With Shareagift Towards … A Leaving Gift

Oliver was put in charge of organising a leaving gift for his friend and colleague Kat who was leaving work to relocate to Miami. We spoke to him about his experience using Shareagift and the challenge he faced in collecting money from colleagues across the world.

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What gave you the idea to create a page and start collecting money for Kat’s gift? 

I wanted to organise a leaving gift for Kat, who is a colleague and has been with our company for 11 years, but she had been working in remote locations across the USA and in Asia.

I was faced with the challenge of collecting money from people who live across the world in remote locations. The collection scheme service that Shareagift provides was perfect as I did not have to worry about collecting money from people living in places like Singapore, where they have very complex banking transfer systems.

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How helpful has this page been in collecting money together?

It was brilliant, fast and convenient for everyone living outside the UK. Also, those living in the UK contributed to the page as they are less and less used to carry cash around.

What gift will you be getting Kat?

Kat is relocating to Miami with her family. We are offering her spa treatment in one of these big hotels on the Florida Coast to relax after the relocation stress!

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If you were to set up a new Shareagift page what and who would it be for?

Any friend or colleague that I want to organise a collection for, it’s so convenient!

Through Shareagift Oliver was able to collect £160 from friends and colleagues across the world for an amazing spa treatment for Kat. Shareagift helps companies across the world collect money for group leaving and retirement gifts to send colleagues off in style.

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Top 5 Gifts For Techies

Save With Shareagift Towards The Perfect Gift

Is the techie in your team at work leaving and your struggling to find the perfect leaving gift. Or perhaps your Dad’s birthday is coming up and you have no idea what to get him because he has every piece of tech you could think of. Or maybe your friends have just moved into a new place and you want to get them the ultimate piece of tech for their new home. Fear not! We have compiled a list of our top 5 gifts for techies! Just pick one and head over to Shareagift to group gift it with friends.

Pocket Projector Mobile

£163 / $249.99  (£8.15 / $12.50 split between 20 people)

This pocket projector from Brookstone is perfect for any occasion, from a camping trip to lunch time in the office. Just load up the film or tv show, on your phone or tablet, and the pocket projector will instantly display it on a nearby wall or ceiling. It can be used to watch anything from movies to sports games or even for business presentations! An amazing gift for those on the go.

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Virtual Keyboard

£58.61 / $89.99 (£5.86 / $8.99 split between 10 people)

The virtual keyboard is a small box that hooks up to your phone or tablet and allows you to type on any flat surface. Type up recipes in the kitchen, take notes during an interview at a coffee shop or finish typing up that important document on the train. With advance optics for tracking your finger tips and two hours battery life it’s great for quick typing anywhere and everywhere!

Smart Bartending

£32.53 / $49.99 (£3.26 / $4.99 between 10 people)

Smart bartending is the perfect gift for any cocktail lover! Simply download the app, plug in the scale, and start making drinks from hundreds of different recipes. Combined with the scale the app tells you exactly how much of each drink to add and it can be used with any size glass. Combine this with a couple of bottles of drink to help them get started, it is the perfect gift for any occasion! Especially when a party is involved!

IKettle

£89.99 / $138.27 (£4.99 or $6.92 split between 20 people) 

Is there someone at work who is forever back and forth from the kitchen with mugs of tea and coffee, or perhaps you are fed up with the kettle in your house constantly being boiled because people keep forgetting to make drinks. For the hot drink enthusiast out there, this is the perfect gift! Just start up the app and away you go, have the kettle boiled and ready to make drinks as soon as you get in, or start it boiling from the living room whilst you are entertaining guests. The perfect companion for any tea or coffee drinker.

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Wireless Phone Photo Printer

£143.22 / $220 (£7.17 / $11split between 20 people)

For all the photo enthusiasts out there who miss having prints of photos they can keep, scrapbook, stick on their wall, frame or gift, the wireless photo printer is a must have. The printer wirelessly connects to your phone or tablet allowing you to take a photo and have it printed in minutes. A fantastic gift for photography lovers!

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Whether someone is leaving the office, a birthday is fast approaching, someone has just bought a new home or got married, head over to Shareagift now and collect money online with friends towards an unforgettable gift for any occasion!

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Shed Vs Sports Car

Save With Shareagift Towards … A Birthday Surprise

We are always intrigued to find out what fun and exciting things our Shareagifters are raising money for. This week we caught up with Natalie who used Shareagift to raise money for a birthday surprise for Jesse.

What gave you the idea to create a page and start collecting money for Jesse’s gift?

I got the idea because I know Jesse would have enjoyed a big surprise for his birthday such as riding a fast posh car on a track (which he has wanted to do for ages) but that it was too expensive for his friends to pay for alone.

Using the page meant that everyone could chip in for it, I also thought that it would be fun to make it a bit of a competition between two different things, a shed (which he needs) or a fast car (which he wants!). Seems like people want the shed so far!

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Why did you choose Shareagift?

I chose Shareagift as for my friend’s 40th in January it was used to club together to buy him his dream guitar and seemed to work well.

How helpful has this page been in collecting money together?

It has been helpful in that it’s nice to have a page that everyone can see and that I can show Jesse afterwards.

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How much of an impact will this money have on Jesse?

It will have a great impact as Jesse has had a hard year, we have a one year old who never sleeps (Oscar) so he deserves something special happening for him, although he will be really embarrassed, he’s quite shy!

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If you were to set up a new Shareagift page what and who would it be for?

I have a couple of close friends who are/have been really poorly and I would set up a page for a charity of their choice.

Does someone close to you have a birthday coming up? If like Natalie you want to surprise them with an amazing gift then head over to Shareagift and start collecting money with friends for an unforgettable birthday present!

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Stories From Other Shareagifters:

Honeymooning In Orlando

Sand, Sea, Surf, Sun, and Shareagift!

A Birthday Weekend To Remember!

Saving Igor’s Fantasy Football League

Raising Money For The Victims Of The Nepal Earthquake

Dave’s Friends Send Him To Frankfurt In Style!

Helping Shaun After His Business Burnt Down