Though they have served us well, the tech train only races forward and, we’ll soon be passing these 5 dead or dying tech devices behind. Join me as we take a closer look at these and the new tech devices who got the job instead.
1. Cable TV
Those of you TV fans who cannot do without most live programming; stop reading and get back to your cable programming. For the rest of us cord-cutters we’ve most likely already canceled the cable line and have successfully transitioned to more cost-efficient services. Today, using an WiFi Internet connection, TV viewers can kickback and enjoy sports, news, cable shows, game matches, international TV, and movies, right in their TV room. Services such as Hulu and Netflix, and others offer alluring and competitive program packages at a fraction of the price of your monthly cable bill.
2. GPS Personal Navigation System
Until fairly recently, these classy yet rouged navigation systems were considered a bit of a status symbol reserved for those who could both afford the device, GPS service, along with the giant SUV.
Today, most of us cord-cutters are getting GPS service even without a personal navigation device, all without most of the cost, using map apps to do the same job that $300 GPS device can. Nowadays, with smartphone or tablet map apps you can effectively and efficiently arrive at your destination using GPS without having to breaking the bank.
3. DVD or Blu-ray Disc Players
Though I’m too am a child of the era of VHS and then, DVD rentals, the vast majority of movie watchers are streaming more and more from subscription services as well as from free websites. Many consumers are choosing set-top-box solutions such as the Roku to have access to all of the freely available TV shows, movies, and tons more programming all about on the Internet.
4. Desktop or Laptop PCs
Do I dare say it? Well, with all the space savings, price feasibility, and extreme popularity of the tablet PCs offered today, most of the average computer users needs can be satisfied without a desktop or laptop PC. Tablets perform much of the same tasks that most of the average computer users regularly perform which are mostly media-based like photo sharing, watching video, and browsing the Net, all while costing much less than a desktop or laptop possibly could.
5. A Digital Camera
Though they were great little companions in years past while they were with us, these days, we’re not only snacking lighter, we’re packing lighter by preferring to use our smartphone to take, upload, customize, share, photos we take with it’s camera.
For the smartphone camera, the supported megapixels and resolutions just keep getting higher and higher, and the places to attach them fewer and fewer, but for the average smartphone user it’ll do just fine.