Dec 02

I am a member of the older generation; the group of people who grew up without tech. Yet I seem to have adapted well, as today I don’t think I can live without my tech gadgets. Just the other day, we went on a family camping trip. There were no lights, no electricity and no modern amenities. That’s when I realized that there are a few gadgets I can’t live without.

When you think about this it is normal; after all gadgets and machines have made our lives easier and more enjoyable. These little things have reduced the effort it takes to do things and that has made  us dependent on them – or at least it has made me dependent on a few of these things.  Here is a list of things I just can’t live without:

1-Smart Phone

Could you imagine a day without your phone? I can’t. You can’t call, text or message anyone. Sure the cell phone can be annoying but what would you do without it. When I went on that camping trip I kept looking for my phone to see what time it was, to offer me light for something, to take a picture, to play a game – and it just wasn’t there. Believe me if you go out without your cell phone you will feel like you are in a new city. Cell phones just have everything on them. Well at least mine serves as a music player, an alarm, a camera, a flashlight, a social media device, a GPS and many other things. I just can’t live without it.

2-My Laptop or Tablet

I practically sleep with my laptop. I use it to write, to research to record information, play games, watch movies, listen to music and just about everything. If I don’t have my cell phone with me then I absolutely must insist on my laptop. It’s the only way I can communicate with people. It’s the only device that gives me a TV, a book and a music device all in one.


OK so if you tell me I can’t have my laptop or my cell phone, then I just got to have my MP3 player. I may be old but I still love music and I have about a million songs and videos on my music device. Music is my passion and I love it.

4-TV and Video Games

I never thought I would miss it. But then again I never had to do without the other important gadgets in my life. I missed the ability to watch a movie or chill out. I’m usually not watching attentively but I still like glancing at it once in a while.

Ok so I’m not an avid gamer like my kids. In fact, I don’t really like the virtual reality games. But there are some great video games out there fo me and my fellow women. Yes, for us they are just as realistic as some of those games the guys play. I love my Wii and it’s a great way to get exercise. I don’t know what I would do without it.

5- The Digital Camera

Like I said, I didn’t take my cell phone on that camping trip and I missed it terribly. But what I missed most on that trip was my digital camera, precisely because I didn’t take my cell phone. I don’t know anyone who could live without a camera nowadays. We have become a society that likes the selfie.

So these are the top 5 gadgets I can’t live without. Tell me, are these the same for you or are there other gadgets that are more important to what you do. Let me know what you think.

written by mangoorange

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