Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Gadgets and more gadgets

In today's world, there are gadgets for everything and everyone. There are more powerful food processors for the kitchen lover, new video game systems for the gamer and new electronics for the techie.

How much can a person have.

How much does a person really NEED.

I found this article on MSNBC today, and it made sense. The 7 Gadgets that make you look like a Jerk (7 fairly common gizmos you might just look cooler without).

Now, don't get me wrong, I love the Blackberry. But if one more co-worked whips it out while they are talking to me I might scream!

Bluetooth is cool, but not when you are in a building. Then, you simply look like someone who talks to themselves. The best is when I was at the mall and someone was YELLING into their Bluetooth, that was funny to watch.

TiVo (DVR) is the most wonderful invention EVER. We don't have it yet, but we will once we move. But, the article does say that TiVo is great, but the people that talk about their TiVo that would could all do without. On that, I agree.

Apple's MacBook Air...I have no idea about this one. Never even heard of it...I think am drooling over the MacBook's to much to notice.

Ipod Accessories have gotten a bit out of hand, even more the music lover in me. If my Ipod was a Zune I would feel the same way, to much going on. There are stereos, adapters and all the fun (but extreme) ear-buds.

Linux...the only thing I know about this is that one of my friends uses it. She tried to convert me...I resisted. I don't get it, and don't care to at this point. I am trying to understand FireFox...that is enough for now.

Segway...I thought these went away. Didn't the guy that invented them sell the company because it wasn't making any money? I know that park/city tours love them, and they work well. Mail men use them on their routes, but for normal people they are an extreme.

There are other gadgets that I am sure annoy some people, but these are the ones that make the list.

What gadgets do you think push the limits?


Confessions of a Mom said...

Hi! Any gadgets that my 10 year old thinks she "needs" drive me insane. At ten you need a bike and some markers. Any gadgets in the hands of anyone else's child who appears to be only 10 years old. And last but not least, any parent who purchases gadgets for their children. Ok. So we did break down and buy her an iPod. I couldn't take the begging. I could count on one hand the number of times she's used it. Money well spent! I found your blog on momslikeme.com Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

I'm not a big fan of techno gadgets. But I LOVE kitchen gadgets and I'm sure I have more than I need. If I didn't have to have a crack-berry for work I'd have a regular old phone with no bells and whistles. I have to admit, I find it annoying and obnoxious when someone has multiple phones/devices with them. Wouldn't one do just fine?
Thanks for sharing the article!

andi said...

Bluetooth is great...I have it integrated in my car so the sound comes through the speakers...no more holding the phone for me!

DVR is great because I can't stay up late enough these days to watch shows I really like. And I like to wait until I can fit them into my schedule instead of working my schedule around them. Also, I love skipping through commercials!

MacBook Air is very cute and light. But seems a little impractical. I think I will break it when I pick one up. They don't have a cd drive which seems strange, but we also thought it was strange when floppy drives were removed from computers and we do fine without those.

Linux is very cool, but probably not useful to most people. Unless you are a little geeky like me. I like the reliability of it and that it's free. But after seeing some of the cool things in the new Windows 7...I might convert. (I could be biased because Chuck works at Microsoft, though). :)

Segways....they just freak me out! :)

Hope all is well.


Terra said...

I AM SO GUILTY of Number one. ARGH. It is so hard not to...