Nobody has ever called me the 'Gadget lady' so far, but, I have this thing for gadgets.. I like to be updated on the latest technology..
A few criteria for picking up gadgets for me would be:
3. Do I NEED it?
4. Pros & Cons
5. Stylish (look wise)
I can say very confidently that this 'gadget updation need' runs in the family..my younger brother actually got himself a free digicam with this knowledge!!!
Whether its buying a mobile phone or a camera or a dvd player or a bike, whatever I am buying... I like to do a lot of research into it and figure out who can give me the best deal, I feel 'cheated' and 'deceieved' otherwise..
Technology really is quite amazing...at one level, the customer is 'tempted' to buy what he/she actually doesnt require..for eg. I was looking for an ipod. Now, the purpose of an ipod is to play songs (same as an mp3 player, only that this has more 'clarity' and comes in bigger memory bits). I took my younger brothers opinion and he said I should buy one with a MP4!! Now, why would you want videos on something thats designed to play songs?
If you think about it, the more the 'additional' facilities, the more it becomes unrealiable.. Cameras with mobile phones are definitely good (for their own reasons), but essentially the purpose of having a phone is to call, talk and hang up!!! Dont you think so?
Imagine if you have just 1 mobile which can play songs(in mp3 and video version), has an inbuilt camera, smooth keypad, gprs(of course!!), a voice recorder (what else), would you want to buy it? I mean, what if it conks????????? You've lost everything! You've lost your music, photos, email, downloads, everything...
When you have the option of having different gadgets with different utilities, then, why buy an all in one?? Dont you see that its another way to get more dough out of you???
P.S. - I am 'normal' again, back to writing, have moved on from poetry for the time being atleast... :D