In today’s fast paced world, technology moves so fast that it seems the moment you get that cool new gadget, there’s another one coming out that is even better. It’s nearly impossible to keep up with all the updates and improvements.
So, as more modern gadgets appear, there are some that we can get rid of. Here’s a list of electronic gadgets that have passed their usefulness:
1. Desktop Computers
Desktop computers are still being produced, but with today’s laptops and netbooks, or even in some cases smart phones, users are discovering that they don’t need or want the bulky desktops that take up a lot of room. So, unless the user is someone who does a lot of video editing or similar work that requires the use of a large monitor, then you can buy laptops with as much, or more, power than any desktop and it’s much easier to move around and use.
2. Point and Shoot Cameras
While a regulars camera may take a better photo than some that today’s smart phones can do, most of the more recent smart phone cameras can take as good, or better, of a photo. Plus, with the smart phone you get the added advantage of being able to immediately email the photo to someone, while with a regular camera you’d have to save it and then get it to the computer and then send it.
Once again, high end smart phones beat out most camcorders in both cost and eae of use. While their video may or may not be as good as the high priced camcorders, most are now coming out with HD technology to do video. A camcorder that is able to do this could cost more than $500 and up, but a smart phone is much cheaper and you are also likely to have it handy if something worth recording comes up.
4. USB Thumb Drives
With many different file sharing opportunities on line like DropBox, cloud file systems and other shareable online systems like Google docs, etc., a USB thumb drive isn’t really needed and can just end up getting lost.
5. GPS Units
Once again, smart phones come out on top and can do this task for you. Why buy a separate GPS system when most of the smart phones over navigation options for either low cost or free. Some of these include Google’s turn by turn app or iPhone’s Mobile Navigator and ALK’s CoPilot Live. These are just a few navigation apps to choose from depending on your phone’s operating system.