Weekend Open Forum: Gadgets you can't live without

By Jos · 50 replies
Dec 10, 2010
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  1. Those of you born more than a couple of decades ago can probably remember a time when cell phones, personal computers, cable television, and other modern conveniences weren’t something you’d take for granted or outright didn’t even exist. Some say those were ‘simpler’ times, but as a technology lover I certainly wouldn’t want to live without many of these things. Truth is, in most cases they also make life so much easier.

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  2. jarulezz

    jarulezz TS Enthusiast Posts: 48

    i probably couldnt live without my phone and my pc and thats actually the technology i use the most
  3. Tekkaraiden

    Tekkaraiden TS Evangelist Posts: 997   +93

    I'm rather attached to my home theater and my high speed internet.
  4. Shawn Knight

    Shawn Knight TechSpot Staff Posts: 9,457   +100

    I agree with Jarulezz, the cell phone and PC are my two favorite gadgets. To me, a phone was just a phone until I got an iPhone. IMO, that was a truly revolutionary device that brought the Internet directly to my pocket. WiFi is another great technology that ties everything together.

    Moving ahead, I think tablets will be the "next big thing". I've had an iPad for a few weeks now (thanks to everyone who voted for me in the contest BTW), and while I don't use it every waking moment of the day since I am at home with my PC most of the time, it really is pretty amazing what it can do given its small size.
  5. Shawn Knight

    Shawn Knight TechSpot Staff Posts: 9,457   +100

    Oh, and my new Roomba is incredible too. Such a time-saver!
  6. Punkid

    Punkid TS Guru Posts: 422   +7

    phone and pc for me too...i feel disconnected without either of the two :S
  7. I can't live without my ipod, netbook, and cellphone. I really want to get an iphone so that I can combine my ipod and cellphone.
  8. fpsgamerJR62

    fpsgamerJR62 TS Rookie Posts: 489

    cellphone, desktop and laptop PCs and DSL connection. Can't get anything done without them.
  9. HaMsTeYr

    HaMsTeYr TS Guru Posts: 379   +6

    Cellphone and PC, and my Fuji Finepix HS10 wherever I go. I can't stand to really miss a shot/ moment :x

    iPad and iPod/Phone I've got, though I find that I can leave them at home and not really care much.
  10. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,714   +855

    Well, I'm not much of a gadget guy. But if the Internet went away, it would be a pretty big deal for me. :(
  11. my pc and my phone (laptop soon :))
  12. bugejakurt

    bugejakurt TS Booster Posts: 158   +15

    Phone and PC (of course including Broadband Internet)
  13. Cueto_99

    Cueto_99 TS Booster Posts: 248   +12

    I'm with Shawn, couldn't live without my PC... I also got an iPhone 4, its really a life saver, I use it most of the day as a music player during work while programming, It also works well as a camera when something extraordinary happens, and also to check my social networks from time to time, it has really become on of my favorite gadgets...
  14. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,690   +96

    I use my PC, Notebook (DV5) and Cell (SGS) very regularly, but I'd give them happily away for a week off hiking around in some nice hills ;)
  15. Davidoff

    Davidoff TS Member Posts: 46

    My PC......sometimes my ipod touch
  16. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 12,967   +2,526

    Does a PC even count as a gadget any more? I'm pretty sure the PC has reached the status of being thought of as "furniture"!

    I thought that "gadget" was more along the lines of an electronic stud finder. Or possibly a copy guard eliminator for VHS tapes.
  17. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,706   +172

    My iPhone. I think I was one of many people who didn't even care about the reception issues because I only spend about 1% of the time making calls on it. Without my music library and games I would get bored to death on the commute to work.

    And surely a PC doesn't count?
  18. Cota

    Cota TS Enthusiast Posts: 513   +8

    My PC, thats a all in one gadget, that im sure it beats most of the other gadgets xept for mobility.
  19. TeamworkGuy2

    TeamworkGuy2 TS Enthusiast Posts: 191

    PC, that's all, no iPod, iPhone, or laptop, just PC.
  20. mario

    mario Ex-TS Developer Posts: 399   +17

    iPod touch & Macbook
  21. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 12,967   +2,526

    Indeed, the PC is the "Swiss Army Knife" of consumer electronics.
  22. Internet, it is something so normal this days but just imagine how hard it would be to fine information without it, or being comunicated.
  23. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,448   +145

    My computer...?
  24. ruben1992

    ruben1992 TS Rookie Posts: 32

    PC mostly also phone and maybe my iPod.
  25. 1. old laptop (running xp)
    2. bit torrent apps/sites (my computer is useless without it)
    3. my lousy mobile phone with lousy camera (w995)
    4. psp

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