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Gadgets you could live without...

Luddite or techie?


  • Total voters
    29

MK Shrimper

Well-known member
Joined
Aug 6, 2005
Messages
52,348
What do you lot reckon? I don't have a games console any more (well apart from a Wii that I use for nothing more than Netflix) and maybe a mobile but the rest....over my dead body!

You?
 

londonblue

Topgun Pilot
Joined
Feb 18, 2004
Messages
16,261
We have a Wii, but haven't used it in years. In fact my wife had a go at me for buying it and not using it until I pointed out I bought it for her as a "sorry" present.
 

OldBlueLady

Junior Blues Coordinator⭐
Joined
Dec 27, 2007
Messages
48,093
Location
Benfleet
Bugger, voted Kindle instead of Sat Nav - line was slightly askew! I don't possess a games console of any kind and have never played on one ever apart from the old table tennis thing on the tv a zillion years ago! I have a couple of games I play on my PC, and am content with them. I am perfectly able to use a map if I need to get somewhere, and if I had then we wouldn't have been directed to a dead end street in York when trying to find our hotel, which was around the corner. Kev however uses his all the time in the cab, not to find a road necessarily but to just keep an eye on where he is....not quite the same thing. The other thing is the bloody juicer I bought for that juice diet that fbm got us all excited about! Didn't work for me in the slightest and now gets used once in a blue moon if I have a lot of some fruit or veg that wants eating quickly, so I suppose as the old meal replacement it's ok. Coffee machine would be another, and a fondue set (if that can be classed as a gadget). Sold mine on ebay couple of years back, not regretted it in the slightest. If I want a good coffee I'll use the cafetiere, fondue? Well, I have a little one perfect for doing chocolate fondue, the Le Creuset was a wedding present first time around and had never been used!
 

MK Shrimper

Well-known member
Joined
Aug 6, 2005
Messages
52,348
Bugger, voted Kindle instead of Sat Nav - line was slightly askew! I don't possess a games console of any kind and have never played on one ever apart from the old table tennis thing on the tv a zillion years ago! I have a couple of games I play on my PC, and am content with them. I am perfectly able to use a map if I need to get somewhere, and if I had then we wouldn't have been directed to a dead end street in York when trying to find our hotel, which was around the corner. Kev however uses his all the time in the cab, not to find a road necessarily but to just keep an eye on where he is....not quite the same thing. The other thing is the bloody juicer I bought for that juice diet that fbm got us all excited about! Didn't work for me in the slightest and now gets used once in a blue moon if I have a lot of some fruit or veg that wants eating quickly, so I suppose as the old meal replacement it's ok. Coffee machine would be another, and a fondue set (if that can be classed as a gadget). Sold mine on ebay couple of years back, not regretted it in the slightest. If I want a good coffee I'll use the cafetiere, fondue? Well, I have a little one perfect for doing chocolate fondue, the Le Creuset was a wedding present first time around and had never been used!

Didn't include kitchen ones, mainly because I havent got any redundant ones. From my potato ricer to pasta maker, they all get used at some point!
 

jassyfa1

Manager
Joined
May 19, 2008
Messages
1,500
Can do without a television as there is never anything on that the Mrs and me can agree to watch together, so obviously she wins and I end up watching repeats of Only Fools and Horses, Come Dine With Me and the bloody shopping channels.
I don't need a game console as I have an Ipad, and I prefer books to a kindle.
 

Massimo Giovanni

Old Timer⭐
Joined
May 10, 2011
Messages
8,559
Location
Siena
I can do without any/all of them.





sent from my iPad, sitting in front of Sky TV while playing FIFA 2012 on the PC as the kindle recharges.
 

Jam_Man

Life President
Joined
Apr 7, 2005
Messages
25,545
Location
Southend
Not a big phone person, find them handy but not one to be queuing outside the Apple store to by a slightly better version than I have.

Do use a kindle for convenience but actually prefer a real book.

Kids have taken over the Xbox so barely use that.

TV is the biggest one, do watch quite a few movies so wouldnt give it up, but dont really care that much for 99% of TV.

Satnavs are great, take most of the stress out of driving, dont know how we did without them.

My PC you can have over my cold dead body....
 

Beefy

Life President
Joined
Oct 27, 2003
Messages
18,901
Location
Old Leigh
Couldn't live without my iPad but that fulfills the role of most of the gadgets in the list anyway. The only TV show I watch is Soccer Saturday and I've barely played my PS3 in six months (until I discovered The Last of Us a couple of weeks ago anyway).
 

MK Shrimper

Well-known member
Joined
Aug 6, 2005
Messages
52,348
Mine asked for a rampant rabbit

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Did you need the Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch?

Never one to miss a Python reference......
 
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