Do We Constantly Need New Gadgets?

The new Apple I-Pad, the latest umpteenth megapixel HD digital camera, the most top of the line Video MP3 player, the newest DVD HD Player, the most expensive netbook…the list goes on and on. In this time of recession can you really cash out $400 just to be able to get those new gadgets that you’ve been drooling for? It is no secret that when a new gadget is being announced, hundreds seem to cannot contain the excitement of getting the new product. Others even go at lengths of camping outside the store just to get the first dibs. However economists argue that collecting these new gadgets are only a sign of superficiality and waste. What was released in stores today can go obsolete in months. What the consumers are buying are not the quality of the product, but its image.

However these new gadgets provide the latest technologies that has never been imagined before. They are fun and likewise, they make our lives convenient by improving our lives. For one, new gadgets such as the small netbooks provide connectivity to the internet which has longer battery hours than ever before. Laptops used to have only 2 hours of battery life, but now, to respond to the current need of a long battery life and surfing hours several computer companies have responded to this need. Another new gadget that provides a lot of convenience is the new Apple Ipad which works as a tablet and mini netbook in one and operates on a touchscreen keyboard. The Ipad is small and very light which can allow surfing and reading very convenient even when in transit or in limited spaces.

While during this tough economic times, people say that these new gadgets that seem to come up in the market month after month define the user’s taste, but truth is these new gadgets respond to consumers’ need. A good example of this is the wonderful HD camera placed inside the slim physique of the new Apple IPhone4. With this new development, there is no need for a person to lug around a bulky HD video camera, he just needs to whip out an iPhone 4 and he can shoot high definition quality videos on his own. In the advent of these new kinds of integration of features in the upcoming new gadgets, expect more improvement and technological advancement that will bring more excitement and entertainment to consumers lives.

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