I love gadgets, especially ones that have a use.Â However, I have some that are, well, in the words of Dominic Diamond: completely pants.Â Lets not mention the perpetually huffy phone sim reader, or alarm that projects the time on the ceiling.Â I also hate having to buy batteries.Â It strikes me as odd that something unerringly odd happens to the Sky TV remote every time almost dead batteries are left in, but never mind.Â Anyway, here are some things I do like:
Before, during and after the completion of my degree I have loved the microwave.Â I love how you can put coffee in it to heat up if you have some spare in the percolator, I love the way in which it makes you pizza (albeit soggy pizza) in only 2 minutes and it does the best scrambled egg.Â For my money, a kitchen essential.
4) Coffee Machine
I love my hot drinks of tea, hot chocolate and so on.Â However, nothing beats a good cup of coffee.Â Recently, I’ve been sampling the varied delights of African roast from various regions and it is magnificent.Â Therefore, I would rather not do without my coffee machine given that it is quick, easy to use and reliable.Â It also ensures I don’t have gritty bits in the brew.
Ah, the trusty mobile, hated by some, loved by others.Â For me, the whole being able to contact anyone at any given time is not the benefit, however having the time, date and personal organiser is.Â My new phone, the LG Chocolate Black goes one step further – it does video and has a 1.3 megapixel camera.Â Yeah ok not the best by today’s standards but still pretty damn good.Â I love taking pictures on the move and so it is ideal.Â I’m a bit of a text fiend too, shame this particular mobile isn’t too good for that but it’s still on the list.
Out of all of the current gen consoles (Xbox, Cube and PS2) I have most games for my Xbox.Â I think it was sadly overlooked, and it could have been much greater with some more games.Â The graphics were and are still very good, and games such as Psychonauts, Far Cry Instincts, Halo 2 and Marvel vs Capcom 2 made it a particular favourite of mine.Â In fact, I’m fighting the urge to start it up now just thinking about the fun I’ve had with it.
I couldn’t put anything other than my laptop at number one.Â Not only is it a wonderfully powerful HD screened 17-inch monster but also it has Harmon Kardon speakers and a great touchpad.Â More importantly, it’s the function that is key, not the style.Â I use my laptop for almost everything – work, play, web browsing, online gaming, editing my music and more.
It is one of the things I find quite interesting when listening in on a conversation at a computer hardware store – what more does it do?Â Well it doesn’t really should be the response, rather than half-baked garbled nonsense about processors.Â Software is the key, and of course what exactly you want to use the machine for.Â That’s why my laptop is number one in my list.Â It is used for just about everything except cooking, cleaning and changing lightbulbs.Â Mr Blonde is a mainstay of my gadget(ary) arsenal and I hope it stays that way for a while yet.Â Long live the laptop!