I may have gone to school for IT and have made websites and computer graphics since I was 11 years old, but believe it or not, I am pretty low tech gadget-wise. I don’t really care much for them. The irony!
Let’s label the techy people shall we? There’s the code nerd, video game geek, web guru, social network savvy… and then there’s Mr. (or Ms.) Gadget. So from above, I’d be more in the web guru category. How about you? Do neat gadgets fascinate you and drive you to own the latest and greatest technology?
I for one do not have the slightest interest in hardware or upgrading it. That’s why my gadgets, though dressed up in some stylish way, are falling apart. Software people like myself seem to be wired differently (pun intended!). I do not care about new phones, new tablets, new cars, but I like to entertain people who do like to talk about their new toys. It’s a good way to practice patience!
The Mr. Gadgets in my life do not seem to handle staring at codes for too long. Not that I like staring at computer jargon, but I do have the capacity to understand and be patient with it unlike some. So I believe it’s probably because a lot of gadget geeks I know like quick and easy solutions done for them by technology, which is not a bad trait at all. After all, technology is there to serve us.
So to give you a rundown on what “gadgets” I currently own, here they are:
1. My laptop, which I am dependent on for work online, such as blogging or on Etsy
2. My iPhone 4S. I just paid the $1 upgrade for the 8gb because I didn’t think I needed all that double space… which later I regretted, because I take a ton of photos of food, clothes, and selfies (ahem). Add me as @alamodest or @modernlifesurvivalist on Instagram I would’ve totally been on a bare bones Android phone if not for the insisting of my husband to be on Apple. My favorite phone ever was still my tiny LG flip phone that had a mirror in front of it.
3. My camera, which was for the longest time a point-and-shoot camera that conked out on me, but now I was lent a Canon DSLR. I do not technically own this, however I use it like I own it so it’s going on this list! Below is an example of my before and after DSLR photos.
4. My tablet. I knew I wanted an eBook reader to take along with me, but I also wanted to be able to do stuff for my business or review my yoga videos on the road. So, the solution was to get an affordable tablet PC. I was a bit skeptical at first, because it was a Chinese supplier. I get my clothes and accessories from China sometimes, but the electronics I thought were a bit more risky. Anyway, I got it in the mail faster than expected from an overseas store and works just fine!
Are you a gadget geek? What do you currently own?