There is an interesting trend with gadgetry where the add-ons are almost as necessary as the gadget itself in order to have the best owner experience. Do we really need gadgets for our gadgets now? And what comes next? Gadgets for the gadgets for our gadgets?
When shopping for a new gadget, it’s no longer enough to budget for the device itself. You will almost certainly experience sticker shock when you find out that you actually need this and that accessory in order to protect or get the most out of the new product. This being the case, it’s important to fully do your homework before plopping down your hard-earned cash on a new toy.
Let’s take a look at some of the more common gadgets for your gadgets.
Where would our gadgetry be without a way to keep all the music and sound effects from scaring or annoying everyone around us? Headphones are a staple of the gadgetry age. If price is no object then The Klipsch Image S4 earphones provide a sound quality that is hard to rival, and includes very effective noise cancellation. Better yet, they can rank themselves among the most comfortable in their price bracket.
iPhone needs pampered
Nothing has spawned new accessories quite like the iPhone. If you’re investing in an iPhone then you surely need to protect your investment, and that’s where the iSkin Enigma iPhone case comes in. It’s a very attractive silicon case which features a metallic finish and Napa leather. It protects the screen with soft silicone, and is lined with a microfiber inside to protect its precious cargo. Better yet, it works with Apple’s iPhone dock, which you will naturally need to buy as well.
So you forked out your money and got an X-Box 360, and thought you were done? Unfortunately not. The good people at Microsoft have found a way to sting you again. No, the controllers you got with your X-Box aren’t good enough anymore. In a very gimmicky Nintendo Wii kind of way it’s time to throw your controllers out the window, because YOU are the controller – or so a very expensive marketing campaign would have you believe. Just don’t throw yourself at the TV or accidentally kick Great Auntie Bertha’s Ming Dynasty Era Vase off the mantelpiece while flailing about trying to control the game.
The ill-fated Gadget’s Gadget
Manufacturer’s are nowadays quick to avoid the fate of Sega during their overzealous post-Mega Drive years. First they released the powerbase converter which slotted into the top of the Mega Drive to provide backwards compatibility with the Master System. Then they released the Mega CD in 1991 which slotted into the side and provided enhanced graphical capabilities and CD Rom support. Three years later they did it again with the 32X which slotted into the top. By this point the public were unenthusiastic about the prospect of buying yet another gimmicky add on for their mega drive and developer support had shifted to the upcoming Sega Saturn.
Give your mouse some WoW
Treat your gaming computer to a World of Warcraft themed add on, and check out the Cataclysm MMO Gaming mouse. It is a premium gaming mouse with all the bells and whistles associated with them. With 14 buttons, it’s easy to be in complete control of the action in game. It has a very high sensitivity and high degree of customizability with all 14 buttons being programmable, over 130 presets available and LED lights that have four pulsation effects.
So next time you look for high tech toys and gadgets, do consider treating your gadgetry to some gadgetry of its own. Just hope that your gadgets’ gadgets aren’t needing any add-ons of their own any time soon.