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Craig EPad from CVS for $99

Updated on August 21, 2012

Wishing for an i-Pad

If you are like me, you have wanted an i-Pad since BEFORE they came out. You may also be like me in that you can't afford one. There is already another model out, i-Pad 2, and most of us haven't even gotten number 1 yet. However, you can get a respectable tablet at CVS for $99. The Craig EPad is 7" and is a lot more impressive than I expected. If you have CVS Extra Bucks, you can apply those to the price and get it even cheaper.

Craig Epad from CVS

What does $99 get you?

CVS got a lot of criticism over their Sylvania Netbook last fall. Many people misunderstood what it was intended for; it was billed as a social media machine. It was good for Youtube, Live Messenger, and mobile websites. It wasn't good for accessing traditional websites, and it told customers that on the box and in the manual. However, people became enraged when they found this to be the case. Many users claimed to have difficulty connecting to wireless Internet.

This little Craig EPad is a different brand and a whole different experience. Besides being a tablet instead of a netbook, it feels so much stronger when you are accessing the Internet than the little Sylvania device. The older tablets have a tiny stylus that is stored in the side that you can use, or you can use your fingertip. It has an application that allows you to calibrate the screen to your particular finger and touch. The older Android 2.0 and 2.3 models are not quite as sensitive as later models with the capacitant touch screen.

If you are considering an Ereader, why not just get a tablet. This unit has the ability to function as an Ereader, and there are apps to download books, many of which are free.

The little September Sylvania Netbook had no download capabilities, but the Craig EPad can download apps that allow you to create your own functionality out of the machine. While the operating system is Google Android, the apps are obtained through third-party vendors.The EPad comes loaded with the App store, "Slide."

It also has a cord to download data back and forth from the computer, and this is great! The older Android 2.0 and 2.3 models are not quite as sensitive as later models,

Photo by Barbie Crafts
Photo by Barbie Crafts

Updated CVS Tablet: Craig Touch Screen with Android 4.0

The previous tablets had 2.0 or 2.2

There is a new 7" Craig Touch Screen tablet being sold at CVS and Rite Aid. It has Android 4.0 and a capicitant touch screen, which makes all the difference in the world from the former models. It is the same price, but is much more user friendly. There is no more problems with scrolling or clicking on the wrong thing constantly. The new type of touchscreen is similar to higher end tablets.

You can order a Craig Tablet from Amazon - CVS runs out quickly

Craig Touch Screen Tablets are a popular item when offered by CVS, and they usually only get less than ten in at a time. Our local CVS got 8, and most were sold. Rite Aid only got two, and they were gone. So, you can pay a few bucks more ($114.) to get one here through Amazon, and there is no tax or shipping costs.

Craig Electronics 7-Inch Capacitance Tablet (Android 4.0) with Front Facing Camera CMP741e
Craig Electronics 7-Inch Capacitance Tablet (Android 4.0) with Front Facing Camera CMP741e

The new, improved Craig is wielding Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich, and it has a new capacitive touch screen.

 

Here are the old and the new

You can still order the older device if you are short on money, and it is the first one shown. The other device is the newest one.

Accessories for your Craig EPad

Here are some fun and useful accessories for your EPad. It is most important to protect it from damage.

Cute things for your EPad - Or other Android 7" tablet

Some really cute accessories for your Craig EPad from CVS or other 7" Android Tablet

Other brand tablets that are still cheaper than i-Pad

Here are some other tablets that are cheaper than an i-Pad in case you can't find a Craig E-Pad where you live.

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    • Barbie Crafts profile imageAUTHOR

      Barbie Crafts 

      5 years ago from United States

      @anonymous: Thank you Squid Angel!!

    • TTMall profile image

      TTMall 

      5 years ago

      Beautiful and informative lens. Thanks for sharing.

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      TTMall 

      5 years ago

      Beautiful and informative lens. Thanks for sharing.

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      stay away from the polaroid internet tablets. buy stuff from well-known stores and i really don't have time for returning a product that doesn't work, etc. are these toys or ways to spend your time?

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      Lorelei Cohen 

      6 years ago from Canada

      That is a very reasonable priced tablet. I am impressed.

    • Barbie Crafts profile imageAUTHOR

      Barbie Crafts 

      7 years ago from United States

      @TapIn2U: thanks! It is pretty good quality for the price. It is smaller than an iPad, of course, 7", but I find that a nice size. Thanks for checking out my lens!

    • Barbie Crafts profile imageAUTHOR

      Barbie Crafts 

      7 years ago from United States

      @anonymous: thanks so much!!!

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      Thanks for giving us a "Heads Up" on this. Cool little gadget! Blessed by a gadget loving Squidoo Angel on 3/24/2011. Have a great day!

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      TapIn2U 

      7 years ago

      Awesome! It looks similar to an iPad, too! I wonder if it's as good quality-wise? That's a huge difference on the price. A tablet for a much cheaper price - how about that? I'm sure a lot of people are giving this much thought right now - including myself! Great job on this lens! Sundae ;-)

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