The LTE-connected Nexus 9 finally launches, YouTube is letting you create GIFs from its site and Dell makes a Chrome OS-focused keyboard.
We have been waiting for the LTE-enabled Nexus 9 for some good time now. We knew T-Mobile was likely to be the first to carry it, and the Un-carrier has met our expectations. T-Mobile has released the data-capable Nexus 9.
As expected, it won’t exactly come cheap. The tablet will cost you $599.76, or you can get it for 24 $24.99 monthly payments with a $0 down payment. It does come with top-of-the-line specs, Android 5.0 Lollipop and promised timely updates.
Opinion: The Nexus 9 is no small contender, but I can’t say I would pay $600 for one. Even if that meant being able to connect to the internet on-the-go. Would you?
Why must one leave YouTube just to create a GIF from a video. What’s even more annoying, people often have to download clips, take them elsewhere and then convert to GIF. YouTube has a solution that will change GIF creation forever. They are now allowing you to create GIFs straight from their video pages.
The feature is slowly rolling out and is currently exclusive to some pages. You can test it by going to PBS’ Idea Channel, though. Click on any of their videos and hit the “share” tab. This will display the various methods of sharing, along with the GIF creation tool.
Opinion: Creating a GIF is such a breeze with this new tool. You can simply select the part of the video you want in your animated image and YouTube will do all the work. Here is my personal sample.
You can use any regular keyboard with your Chromebook or Chromebox, but you should always try to get a keyboard that is made with your platform in mind. That is why we have Mac, Windows, Android and now even Chrome OS keyboards.
Dell has just launched a new Chrome-focused keyboard, in fact. They call it the Dell Multimedia Keyboard for Chrome, and it comes with Chrome OS shortcuts and chiclet keys. It will make your Chrome OS experience just a bit more pleasant.
The best part is that it only costs $19.99! You can get it now from Dell’s online store, so have at it.
Opinion: This would be great for a Chromebox or Chromebase, or maybe if you have a multiple monitor Chrome OS set-up in your desk. Not to mention, it actually looks pretty nice and comes with a full number keypad.