I love gadgets, especially ones that have a use.� However, I have some that are, well, in the words of Dominic Diamond: completely pants.� Lets not mention the perpetually huffy phone sim reader, or alarm that projects the time on the ceiling.� I also hate having to buy batteries.� 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.� Anyway, here are some things I do like:
Before, during and after the completion of my degree I have loved the microwave.� 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.� For my money, a kitchen essential.
4) Coffee Machine
I love my hot drinks of tea, hot chocolate and so on.� However, nothing beats a good cup of coffee.� Recently, I’ve been sampling the varied delights of African roast from various regions and it is magnificent.� Therefore, I would rather not do without my coffee machine given that it is quick, easy to use and reliable.� It also ensures I don’t have gritty bits in the brew.
Ah, the trusty mobile, hated by some, loved by others.� 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.� My new phone, the LG Chocolate Black goes one step further – it does video and has a 1.3 megapixel camera.� Yeah ok not the best by today’s standards but still pretty damn good.� I love taking pictures on the move and so it is ideal.� 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.� I think it was sadly overlooked, and it could have been much greater with some more games.� 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.� 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.� Not only is it a wonderfully powerful HD screened 17-inch monster but also it has Harmon Kardon speakers and a great touchpad.� More importantly, it’s the function that is key, not the style.� 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?� Well it doesn’t really should be the response, rather than half-baked garbled nonsense about processors.� Software is the key, and of course what exactly you want to use the machine for.� That’s why my laptop is number one in my list.� It is used for just about everything except cooking, cleaning and changing lightbulbs.� Mr Blonde is a mainstay of my gadget(ary) arsenal and I hope it stays that way for a while yet.� Long live the laptop!