With Mother’s Day right around the corner I’ve been keeping my eye out for great gift ideas. I found one recently that’s sure to bring a smile to the face of any mom.

The Samsung Galaxy Note is the perfect combination of smartphone and tablet. It’s a great primary device that minimizes the need to switch back-and-forth between phone, tablet, camera, etc.  One less thing for us multi-tasking moms to have to do. And it’s so fun too!

Samsung Galaxy NoteThe Samsung Galaxy Note offers a number of incredible features including:

  • The portability of a smartphone
  • The large display of a tablet
  • A light and thin design
  • A notepad’s free and fun idea capturing
  • Core benefits of other mobile devices – 8 megapixel camera front & back options, 1080p video, Music Player, & more.

Doesn’t this sound like a great device? I thought so, that’s why I was excited when it arrived in the mail the other day, just in time for Mother’s Day!

I love the general features mentioned above of the Samsung Galaxy Note as well as the S Pen.

Samsung Galaxy Note S PenThe S Pen is more than a simple stylus. It not only points like a traditional stylus but it also features 256 levels of pressure sensitivity and allows you to do so much more with the Note.

Samsung Galaxy Note ReviewsI love how the S Pen tucks away. It’s got a nice slot in back that it fits into to make sure it’s not left behind.

Samsung Galaxy Note ReviewUsing the S Pen allows you to use S Memo & S Memo Lite. Both enable you to quickly take notes. With S Memo you can then share those notes on Facebook, Twitter, through Gmail and in any other service you load onto the Galaxy Note.

Galaxy Note ReviewOne of the most fun and handy features of the S Pen is that you can also add your own ideas to anything you see. You can write notes on photos or web pages, you can comment directly on a document, and you can even send screenshots of your family vacation complete with handwritten messages. And you can also send drawings in text messages. How fun is that?!

Samsung Galaxy PhotoAlso for those of us moms who are swamped with multiple school, sports, and work schedules the S Planner is a smart & intuitive calendar that makes calendar management much easier.

Galaxy Note ReviewsThese features of the Samsung Galaxy Note and the S Pen make me wonder how I ever got along without them. Now that I’ve been using them I don’t know that I can ever go back. They are so handy, practical, and fun!

I made a video showcasing the Samsung Galaxy Note and S Pen and the above mentioned features.

Of course that’s not all. I was also excited to learn that the S Pen works with all Android apps. Some apps are even more fun or useful with the S Pen including:

  • Draw Something
  • Crayon Physics
  • Skitch
  • Ominisketch
  • ComicBook!
  • Sketchbook Mobile
  • Soonr
  • Touchnote
  • Touch Retouch
  • Polaris Office

I was also pleased to learn that the S Pen can adapt to right- or left-handed use and the keyboard can be optimized for one-handed use. It seems they’ve really thought of everything!

While I love the Samsung Galaxy Note, Dave is a techy at heart and he’s spent a lot of time playing with this device. He even said it’s making him think twice about his iPhone – now that’s saying something!

I’m looking forward to incorporating the Note into my daily life and enjoying it’s time-saving and fun features – that is if I can get it away from Dave long enough!

We both have enjoyed our time with the Samsung Galaxy Note and recommend it to anyone looking for a last minute Mother’s Day gift. It’s an amazing device and one that would have any mom floating on cloud nine this Mother’s Day.

That’s why I’m excited to offer the incredible giveaway below!


One reader of 2 Wired 2 Tired will win a Samsung Galaxy Note!

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Products were provided. No compensation was received. The honest opinions are my own and those of my family.