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newfangled handheld electronic items

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by Mrs. Krabappel, Oct 28, 2011.

  1. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

    Nov 18, 2005
    Northern Virginia

    *posted from my iToilet*

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  2. Milton Findley

    Milton Findley Feeling the Heat

    Oct 26, 2010
    Whitefish Bay, WI
    I get the same sort of feelings sometimes. Everyone of my gadgets requires a learning curve and considerable effort to make good on its capabilities. My iPhone will do more than I need it to do, and there is huge potential available for me, if only I am willing to invest the time and effort to learn how to make use of it. I don't get calls I do not want on it, but the equivalent to the pea green phone on the land line gets them all the time. If it is not a fax, it does not get answered. My 35MM Canon works better than the 5 megapixel camera in my iPhone, but it will not go in my pocket, and Kodak has been pretty much consigned to history as an old and labor intensive technology.
  3. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

    Jul 22, 2008
    Unity/Bangor, Maine
    Sometimes I think I was born 20 or 30 years too late . . . my wife and I have a cell phone . . . I'm not even sure if I can text . . . I know it doesn't take photos . . . than again it's a pre-pay Tracfone and we rarely use it so we have something like a bazillion free minutes built up on it from rolling over the minutes from year to year.

    I have a work-assigned cell phone . . . it takes pics . . . but being government issue I don't think the folks in charge ever figured out how to get the photos off the phone and to a computer.
  4. ISeeDeadBTUs

    ISeeDeadBTUs Guest

    FWIW . . .

    You can't read books on it, or call anyone. But a PERFECT cappucino EVERY time???

    Priceless!! Well, $2,999 actually :cheese:
  5. Delta-T

    Delta-T Minister of Fire

    Feb 27, 2008
    for $2999 it better fold laundry...and if it does, I'm gettin one....cappucino or not.
  6. Fifi

    Fifi New Member

    Sep 15, 2011
    Near Heathrow UK
    There's almost too much to choose from. I got a pre-owned eary generation iPod touch from a friend at a very good price. It won't load all the newest apps. but can still get quite a lot for it...but of course it doesn't do phone calls. I also have a small 7" Android tablet and got kindle download for that, you can get the kindle books but it also does much more for not a lot more price. I just wanted to experiment with both systems at a not too expensive entry level. iPod works the smoothest but the other is ok.

    My thoughts are...having it all in one device is great for not carrying around too much stuff...but then the more you use it the quicker the battery goes. My phone is just average but does a couple games...if I use them I find I'm worrying about battery life, so I prefer to use the phone for phone and have a secondary small device for entertainment (iPod) or the tablet if I have more room.

    If a lot of games are wanted consider the hand held DS or PSP.

    I guess the main point is to decide what it would be most used for.

  7. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

    Nov 18, 2005
    South Puget Sound, WA
    At that price it better come with an attractive barista. WA state has some standards on this ya know.

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  8. ISeeDeadBTUs

    ISeeDeadBTUs Guest

    Two more great reasons I want to move to PNW

    Dunkin Donuts coffee is horrible after being in Seattle. And the baistas . . .

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