We live in a different world, we need to be in touch.
On a day when the new Apple iPhone X is going to be released I am eager to see what it has to offer. Not that I am in a time warp or anything but when I think back to growing up it was a pretty simple world. I mean yes we had phones but it was actually used for what it was designed for…calling people (or the odd game of snake!).
Times have changed and so has the consumer market. Retailers are smart, they know what we want before we do, things are designed to make our lives easier and we are embarking upon a world that we have seen in the movies for years. I mean we can instruct someone called Alexa to order us milk, put on some music and even start the washing machine. I wish there was some kind of ageing delay (hurry up someone and invent something) because I would love to see what the world looks like in the next 100 years.
I think that nowadays we use things without thinking, I for one kinda take them for granted and I have realised that when I don’t have one of my favoured gadgets, I am lost! I have a mini panic because I can’t commit to a dinner, feel disappointed because I wasn’t able to capture an image properly or accurately track my exercise! I know right, first world problems but it seems to be the way of life.
The 5 gadgets I can’t be without:
Ok so of course this was going to be top of the list but hey I’m a blogger, a social media enthusiast. I share information constantly and absorb as much information as is readily available. But not only that, I wish to be able to contact someone whenever I want. Last week I nearly lost my phone and an anxiety attack is not even close! Not just because I couldn’t find it but it’s where all of my contacts are, I don’t have a clue as to anyone’s contact details (ashamedly not even my mum!) and the thought of losing my precious photos, my memories would be a disaster. It is now under lock and key!
FITBIT ALTA HR
I am slightly addicted to the little silver wristband. Although I am constantly checking it to monitor my steps, it’s influential in motivating my ass. I take the stairs rather than the lift, I ensure daily exercise takes place and I keep an eye on my heart rate. Sleep tracking doesn’t bother me so much but it did freak me out a few weeks back when it said I did 18k steps in the night, when I was asleep. What’s that all about?
As much as I am an Apple fan, the iPhone unfortunately doesn’t hold much battery life. That coupled with living in a time where unfortunately terrorist attacks can happen at any time, I don’t want to be without battery where I can’t be contacted so the charger comes everywhere with me!
OLYMPUS PEN EPL-8
My love for photography has grown since being a lifestyle blogger. Images are important and whilst a fancy camera isn’t necessary, it’s helpful. I invested in my Olympus Pen last year and I haven’t looked back. I am not ashamed to say I am happy to look like a tourist in my city snapping away capturing memories.
How would I get Netflix otherwise? I rarely watch regular TV as I find it boring, there are a handful of programmes I watch and then it’s back over to Apple TV to stream additional programmes or movies.
In essence technology has shaped nearly most aspects of our basic daily lives. Just taking improved communication as an example. We can now speak to people in another country with ease or at a low cost without a phone call costing a fortune! Our lives are made easier and much more convenient, we no longer have to visit a bank for regular banking and we can book restaurants, flights and hotels with just a few clicks.
There is however, one thing technology cannot change for me. I am still quite old school about this and that is a paper diary. There is something satisfying in seeing my life written down for the week and for someone who is as forgetful as Dory, it’s pretty essential.
What are the gadgets you can’t live without? Any more to add to this list?
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