A recent visit from my fanatical, you, must must, must have an iPad son-in-law left me wondering how many folks will actually shell out bucks for an iPad3 when they already have version one or two? And, my husband (his father-in-law) asked my Apple-frenzy son-in-law if he was going to buy a new iPad3, if we could have his iPad2? All we got were weird stares!
In reality, you’re either a PC person or an Apple person and I guess I’m stuck in between! In fact, is anyone really totally Apple or totally PC? It seems to me the number of must-have gadgets in my house are from a plethora of manufacturers.
After I started using Google Chrome, I found it’s very similar to Apple’s OS—at least to me so I don’t need an Apple computer I’ve decided.
When it comes to iTunes, I do enjoy this Apple venue and while I don’t have or want an iPod, I do have an Apple TV where I can listen to my downloaded iTunes music just fine—comes through loud, clear and crisp via my Bose sound system.
If I don’t feel like walking to the entertainment center to get my Logitech Harmony remote to turn on my Apple TV, I can also listen to my songs via my laptop but the sound is not that great.
I don’t like cable but I have both Dish and DirectTV because DirectTV allows me to be a SuperFan when it’s NFL football season. Why not just choose DirectTV over Dish? I like Dish better as far as the customer service they provide and the channel line-up.
I have a Cannon digital camera that works just fine but apparently it’s not good enough according to my son-in-law. I don’t think they make an Apple Camera but apparently my camera is missing lots of features and it’s not waterproof. Hmm? I should check into this because I would like it if my camera was more user-friendly—it really isn’t unless you get the manual and God only knows where I put that!
I use a Conair hair dryer and if I “feel” like styling my hair, I have a Conair curling brush-type gadget for that.
Thankfully every single appliance in my home is made by General Electric so at least I can say I’m loyal to one company as far as appliances go—except for my HDTVs. I have an LG, a Samsung and some weird model in the game room whose name escapes me.
I think I have a Logitech mouse for the PC upstairs but the two laptops we have possess those touch-type mouses (is it mices?). I’m confused!
When I have to attend a conference call via Skype, I also have Logitech headphones and my sister who I often conference with says she just bought headphones but can’t make them work with Skype so our conference call head person in charge always has to call her house phone to connect her to the conversation. Hmm? Operator error? I bet she doesn’t have as many brands of gadgets as I do but I also bet she’s happier she doesn’t.
My one laptop is a Lenovo and it’s a great laptop (watch it will die right after I write this blog post). In fact, don’t tell my Apple son-in-law but when it’s time for my laptop to go to laptop heaven, I’ll probably buy another Lenovo.
My husband’s laptop doesn’t really have a name on it. It was “built” by computer Georgie. I’m sure there’s a serial number somewhere and we could probably find out what kind it really is, but who cares right? It would just be another brand I’d have to remember.
I learned how to play Words with Friends and Draw with Friends while my son-in-law was here. I’m addicted to these Zynga apps now and almost downloaded a few more but then I’d be just playing on my HTC Droid Incredible all day instead of working—that’s not good right?
I tried to tell my son-in-law (who also has an iPhone and insists I should too) that any smartphone, including Apple does come with limits—especially for me! The screen size is too, too small for this baby boomer. He tried to show me how big I could blow up the screen on the iPhone but like Shania Twain once sang, “That don’t impress me much!” I want a BIGGERSCREEN!
I also have a Kindle with Wi-Fi 3G and I love that! Apparently, however, it’s not as good as a Kindle Fire which comes with color and well my Apple son-in-law says his iPad does way more than any Kindle could ever do! Hmm?
I don’t want an iPad but I’d surely take his iPad2 if he’s going to spend money on the third version of this must-have tablet. I should really piss him off and buy a Samsung Galaxy tablet—at least the brand would match one of my HDTVs.
I agree with most that Apple’s products are too expensive. And, beyond that, Apple is always enticing us to buy another version—often only a few months after the last version came out! I’m sure Apple will soon end its support for the iPad1 and I feel for those folks. I bet if my son-in-law had an iPad1 and was switching to the new iPad3, he’d give me the 1 and laugh and laugh at my frustration when I found out support for the device ended in 2011 (just kidding here—I’m sure Apple still supports iPad1).
So, how many brands of gadgets do you have? If you’re like my son-in-law, not only do you have Apple, you have other brands of gadgets. I especially enjoy his microwave which according to him is “Powered by Google and Connected to Skype” so it can reach the desired temp to cook food. Well, microwaving isn’t really cooking is it? Hmm?
Image Credit: Apple iPad Matt Buchanan / Wikimedia Commons