I spent the last four weeks exploring the Litl, a webook, a computer for internet users. If you do all of your computing on the internet then the litl is perfect for you. Litl sent me a review unit and I returned it at the end of the review. No compensation was provided and all opinions are my own or my husbands.
Opening the Box:
Every detail was important to litl, opening the box was an experience all in it’s own. I thought I took more photos of opening the box but this seems to be the only one I have. Inside the two little boxes are the remote control and the plug to plug it into the outlet.
When you open the box, there sits the little, and when you pull it out of the box there is a little compartment where some flash cards are hiding. Those flash cards explain every little detail of using the litl. At litl, they want to make sure you know what you are getting and that you are completely satisfied with the product; offering 100% satisfaction guarantee.
Our commitment to our customers is so strong we would like to put it in writing. We guarantee you will be satisfied with our products and service. Return anything at anytime within two years of purchase if you are not completely satisfied.
Exploring the Litl:
As you can see it looks great anywhere in the house. It is black and white, keeping with modern and contemporary looks in your home.
Simple as can be. There is no maintenance! No Add ons! No saving to it! You just turn it on and it’s ready to go. You might have to add a few subscriptions, but it is all very easy to do.
When you see our main navigation screen, you’ll immediately know how to use it. Just point and click. Litl eliminates menus, icons, and folders. In fact, we’ve removed all computer administrative debris between you and the web.
Side Views: notice how there is nothing confusing about where to put the plug, and there are not a whole bunch of extras.
The screen is an amazing attribute to the litl. No matter what angle you are at you can see it. Have you ever noticed on a lat top that you have to adjust the angle of the screen or you might lose all color or visibility. That isn’t so with the litl. In fact, just by flipping the litl it adjust into easel mode the screen flips and all interaction can be done by a remote control.
The litl webbook is great for viewing photos, checking e-mail, sending e-mail, reading news feeds, keeping up with tweets, reading any kind of RSS, and sharing with family.
The Black Cards:
Black Cards: black cards are great because they are the cards that work when the litl is in easel mode. All you have to do is find a website that has an RSS feed and then it will say subscribe to this channel and viola, you have just created a black card that works in easel mode.
The scrolling view of cards:
My favorite card to leave the litl on was the weather channel. I just loved to watch the rain on it.
The litl webbook’s channels transform online content to make it more useful and entertaining. These channels complement a familiar web browser experience for active, “lean forward” use with an all-new “lean back” mode for passive web enjoyment—from across a kitchen or on a large-screen television, for instance. Users can easily create channels for many popular websites or select from a set of channels custom-designed by litl, including Facebook, The Weather Channel, Flickr, Shutterfly, and now, BakeSpace.
I have always wanted a computer that is safe to keep in the kitchen and while we were testing out the litl that is where it stayed almost 100% of the time. I did take it to bed one night to watch hulu but then I put it back in the kitchen when I was done.
I love to cook, and I’m always using the internet to find great recipes. Well, I hate having to print out the recipe so that I can have it in the kitchen with me. With the little, all I have to do is pull up the recipe I want to use and all the directions are on the screen. The screen is amazing. One of the channels is the bake space channel.
Things are heating up in the kitchen with the introduction of a new recipe channel, launched today by litl (litl.com) in partnership with BakeSpace (bakespace.com). The channel provides quick and easy access to more than 50,000 recipes for users of the litl webbook, an Internet computer for the home. It is available now at no cost to litl webbook users.
Developing for the litl:
My husband wanted me to ask if we could keep it for a little while longer. He loves writing little programs and when they released the SDK for litl, he was so excited. I never asked because I was late in returning it anyways. We became quite attached to it. We just find the price to be a little high for us.
The SDK will fully support Adobe® Flash® Player 10.1, the newest and most powerful version of this popular web platform. With the SDK’s release, users will benefit from a much larger selection of free and paid channels (software apps) created by independent developers (today’s channels include recipes, NPR and its Facebook Status channel). My husband was dying to create an interface to work directly with our own website.
The litl’s planned upgrade to Flash Player 10.1 is also important. Adobe’s Flash is a software platform that’s popular for adding animation and interactivity to web pages. The new version will use the litl’s processors more efficiently and will ensure your favorite websites run faster than ever — especially the ones with games and videos. When it’s released on the litl, they expect to see improved performance everywhere from Club Penguin and Farmville to Hulu and Miniclip. And, as always, upgrades like this are done automatically and at no cost to litl’s webbook owners.
Purchase the litl:
The litl can be found at http://store.litl.com/
The litl is not a heavy duty computer, it is a webbook and for those who do all their computing on-line. It is not the computer for a techie like me, but, I didn’t want to return it. I wanted to keep it because playing with it is just so much fun.