The first reply, and it’s exactly my answer! The only time it would be useful is long train/plane journeys, but my portable CD player still works and I’m so cheap I’ll continue to put up with the minor hassle of carrying CDs around rather than forking out for an ipod.
Also, an up-to-date mobile phone - mine is well over 5 years old, black and white pixel screen, but still works fine, thanks!
Also, a laptop - I have a computer at work and at home, I don’t really need to spend any more time on one.
I hardly think an electric can-opener counts as a “must-have”. I don’t think I know anyone that owns one. Or at least who uses one.
I don’t have a car - although I live with my fiancée, who does have one, so that doesn’t really count even if you do accept that a car is a “gadget”.
I don’t have, and have never felt the need to have, a BlackBerry or any other kind of personal organiser. Hell, I don’t even have a diary.
I don’t have an iPod, but I do have an Archos MP3 player. I always kind of forget I have it, though, and rarely take it with me. :smack: I also have a fancy Bose iPod speaker dock, which my fiancée’s parents gave us for Christmas. She had asked for it, but hadn’t realised that it would only work with actual Apple iPods. She has a Samsung MP3 player, I have the Archos. Still, I will buy an iPod very soon. In the meantime, the speakers are gathering dust.
I had kind of assumed you’d be able to buy some sort of adapter to use non-iPod players with the speakers, but unless anyone knows different, it seems you can’t.
I don’t have an iPod/MP3 player because I work 50 hours a week, and if I’m not at work (where, ironically, I sell iPods and MP3 players to people) then I’m in my car (MP3 CD player) or at home (on the computer, which can obviously play MP3s).
Nor do we have Austar or Foxtel at home; again, we’re either at work, driving, or at home on the computer/reading a book/watching DVDs. It would be a waste of money, in other words.
I haven’t got XM/Sirius Satellite Radio because it’s not available in Australia.
Funnily enough, we don’t have any Consoles in the house either- I’m a hardcore PC Gamer and my wife is quite happy to play The Sims on her laptop. And despite being a Hardcore PC Gamer, I don’t play World of Warcraft or any other MMORPG.
I have a stereo that has not had the speakers connected in probably 5 years. I only got one originally (many, many years ago) because my older brother thought I was odd for not owning one. I own practically every high-tech gadget that exists, but for some reason a stereo does nothing for me.
Like a lot of other posters, an iPod. I have Netflix and we have cable in our house, but I just think the cable bill is outrageous and don’t see the need for it. CDs for music and DVDs for movies, that’s my motto.
I suggested to the boss that we get Pay TV installed at the store to “Demonstrate the TVs to customers”, but unfortunately he saw right through it and said that it would be perpetually tuned to either “The Hitler Channel” or “The Channel With The Cartoons That Would Offend Someone And Get Us All Fired”, and, more importantly, none of us would ever do any work as a result.
Usually some fruit or museli. Now that the weather is cooling down I find myself wanting toast more frequently, but I’m getting married in a couple of months and enough people have asked what I want that I should probably hold off on the purchase. Same reason I haven’t replaced my baking tray which was once light silver and is now a kind of blackish copper colour.