The Trend In Gadgets

Almost every week, we have news about the latest technological gadgets that are invented and available on the market. We usually think of something like portable gadgets and handheld, and that what can make our work easier and quicker. Remember the robot, or perhaps, Gadget Boy?

Gadgets for all aspects of our everyday life are everywhere and admit it or not, are very useful. Young professionals, or yuppies, as well as "technicals" (technology enthusiasts) are usually the first people to take advantage of the latest gadgets in the city. Let's see what they have been using to date, in particular handheld devices.

The most frequented

The mobile or cellular phone is perhaps in line for being the most popoular and useful tool for people on the go. With this gadget hand, people can go anywhere and can call home from anywhere too. Cell phones can do so many things these days - surf the Internet, play music and video, provide directions, take videos and photos, and more. Their usefulness is definitively proven. In fact, there have been many improvements to this gadget to be just a plain cell phone voice messages used to be a video camera and a telephone with voice recorder to boot from being an FM radio and a mini-notebook. And now comes the first GSM mobile phone surveillance created by an Australian company SMS Developments Ltd. It looks like a watch sports, but with full capacity voice and SMS. Pets, too, have their own mobile phones. The PetsCell is a water-resistant cell phone that you can attach to your dog's collar. His dog then is assigned its own number so that if every time you lose, you can call him too.

The Palm Pilot since its invention ten years ago, has also been one of the most widely used gadgets. The Palm Pilot itself has undergone many changes to be today Treo 650 and 700. The company said that Palm has sold more than 34 million devices, including 3 million smartphones since 1996. Reports say Palm products have actually changed society's ability to communicate and access to knowledge.

For lovers of music, we had the first Walkman that allowed us to listen to the radio and our favorite music while on cassette tapes on the move, whether walking, jogging or driving or even shopping. Then came the Discman, an enhanced version that uses compact discs. The latter, as we all know, is very thin in the hands of the iPod. This small device has, in fact, several of the new models that are already available on the market. This time, the iPod MP3 music stores directly from computers.

On September 12, Apple introduced the iPod nano 2G and 5G iPod update. The second generation iPod nano is said to have more storage capacity and comes in several colors.

Where to go?

But what is this IDC () 2006? Based on IDC Worldwide Description hand, the global market for handheld devices began 2006 with its 9 th consecutive quarter of year-over-year decline of 22.3% in the same quarter a year ago. This, despite the incorporation of features like Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, expandable memory and GPS solutions. Manufacturers and sellers, however, continue to seek ways to keep their products saleable appealing to the first time and core users. An analyst at IDC Mobile Market research team said that many people are wondering if this trend will go on and how long it will be an investment or if possible. But one thing is certain, he adds, "the market eventually hit a size where the rate of decline has slowed down to a sustainable level." That size has not yet been determined, but is based on the user base for handheld devices as well as improvements in these gadgets.

A book entitled "Our Own Devices", confirms that users are really great innovators as purposes for which are devices that their creators never imagined.

Author Edward Tenner said that as technologies advance, the demand for new top too. He noted that it is the interaction between technology and the technical knowledge and applications that determine the life of a device in the real world.

So surely, that really no longer stop these advances in technology. As long as there are innovative minds that exist in this world, more devices were invented.

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