Plug and play
Unlike some of my friends, I have not gone crazy over the iPad.
I certainly didn’t stay at home on a Friday night to be among the first to pre-order it like Tatin did. (You crazy girl!)
I carry around my share of gadgets every single day and for now, they’re enough.
First, there’s my Macbook, an aluminum unibody that was made obsolete the day after I bought it, when Steve Jobs announced the new lineup of aluminum MacBook Pros. Great job, Steve! But I don’t care if it’s obsolete, I love it so much. I am hardly ever away from it. Friends actually act surprised when they see me without my laptop because yes, I really bring it everywhere.
It was on my Amazon wishlist for ages and last year, on December 26, I got my Kindle. I was so happy I cried. I have gotten really attached to it in just three months. I’ve already read a number of books on the Kindle. I still make it a point to buy real books (graphic ones, pop-up ones, books I can’t get on the Kindle) because I work in a newspaper and feel it is my duty to do everything to keep print alive. But yes, I’m in love with my Kindle.
Forget Wii, forget Playstation, forget PSP. When I want to play games, I pick up my pink Nintendo DS Lite. My favorite games include Rhythm Heaven, Phoenix Wright, Professor Layton, Diner Dash, Strawberry Shortcake and Cosmetic Paradise. I’m not a big fan of violent games. No guns or explosions for me.
I use an old second generation black iPod Nano when I want to listen to music. Yes, I know it can’t play videos and I don’t care. But I’ve neglected this poor guy for far too long. Now I use it mostly for listening to music during flights. I used to listen a lot in the car but lately I’ve been spending most of my time in traffic reading my Kindle or using my laptop.
It isn’t in this picture (because I used it to take this picture) but I bring my Samsung ST550 everywhere too. I love it not just because it’s purple but because it has an LCD in front, making it easy to use for self-portraits. This camera’s best feature is the beauty shot which all my friends love. It makes their skin look extra-smooth.
Then there’s my phone, which is the newest of the lot, a Nokia X6 which has been rocking my world. I love it because it’s touch-screen and can be loaded with all kinds of crazy apps. And it’s pink! So yeah, no Blackberry or iPhone for me – for now I’m sticking to Nokia.
These are the reasons I’m not buying an iPad. Plus, if I do, I’m pretty sure my credit card will scream abuse. Have you seen a credit card scream before? It’s not pretty.