Samsung Galaxy Note 2 – Digital Experience

Ces 2017

Mike reviewed the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 a few weeks ago. Last night Judie and I had the opportunity to spend some time seeing Samsung’s current lineup. The company is on fire and, as you know, offers pretty much anything your gear-loving heart desires. We spent some time with the Galaxy Note 2 and, wow, is this phablet huge. That, however, isn’t a bad thing. If you are okay using a wired or wireless headset the huge size won’t bother you when making calls.

There was one feature of the Galaxy Note 2 that stood out last night.

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The S-Pen that comes with the Galaxy Note 2 is an upgraded pen that is a bit bigger than its predecessor and has more functionality. We really loved the fact that if you hold the S-Pen over an email a preview of that email will appear without you even having to open the email itself. For people who handle hundreds of emails a day it could come in more than a bit handy.

In addition, while the S-Pen on the original Galaxy Note was a nice addition but limited in scope the Galaxy Note 2 seems to offer a bit more functionality. We’ve actually seen a good number of people using either the first or second generation Note. It is interesting to see the stylus make a comeback half a decade later and finding a niche.

You can learn more on the Samsung website.

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About the Author

Dan Cohen
Having a father who was heavily involved in early laser and fiber-optical research, Dan grew up surrounded by technology and gadgets. Dan’s father brought home one of the very first video games when he was young and Dan remembers seeing a “pre-release” touchtone phone. (When he asked his father what the “#” and “*” buttons were his dad said, “Some day, far in the future, we’ll have some use for them.”) Technology seemed to be in Dan’s blood but at some point he took a different path and ended up in the clergy. His passion for technology and gadgets never left him. Dan is married to Raina Goldberg who is also an avid user of Apple products. They live in New Jersey with their golden doodle Nava.