Must to Have Gadgets for Trains Journey!!!

20130815_091225Train journey, quite a scary word for our generation which is used to of race and speed both in life and traveling. Getting heavy headed and cursing the long distance and urgency of the journey gives us no relief.

Last month we had to take a 36 hours’ train from Delhi to Bangalore. Trust me we were both quite anxious thinking how these long hours will pass. We are though accustomed to overnight trains whenever required, but a continuous night-day-night 36 hours on train was something more than tolerable. But then we were also excited about the destinations in turn we will get to visit (Bangalore, Coorg and more). So enchanted with the charm of the destinations, we sidelined the tension of our boring and tiresome journey.

Came the date of travel and we started picking and packing our luggage. While pacing, my husband very smartly picked some gadgets to take with us. Initially those seemed to me just a part of my husband’s geeking love for gadgets. As the journey went on, those long day hours started getting over us, making me feel irritated and nauseate. In that despair, my husband’s magical pack of gadgets came to our rescue and those long heavy hours turned into a fun retreat. The gadgets we took with us and how they helped us kill those hours happily:

  • Smart Phones: With our smart phones we had internet connect, social media, chat messengers and engaging android games. We were thus, updating our status, chatting with our friends and contesting the game scores.
  • SLR Camera: I am a beginner photographer, having learnt the camera work lately with miles of picturesque beauty I had a great time clicking and just clicking.
  • IPad: Watching movies and playing games on iPad was a great fun, making the best out of the time we had. We watched three movies on our depart journey and three on the return, and no record for the games.
  • IPod: Ahhh…The high quality filtered music of iPod is no less than magic and sere delight for the ears.
  • ThinkPad: We preferred to carry our ThinkPad on journey, because of its handy size as compared to our 15’ laptop. ThinkPad helped us check the pictures we took whole day, watch movies that were not in the VLC format (compatible with iPad), internet access, etc.
  • Batteries: Extra pair of rechargeable camera batteries along with its charger.
  • Gadget Support: Gadget supports and accessories like their data connectors, earplugs, etc. are
  •  Hard-drive: To keep a backup of all the photos and have an additional movie, video and music bank at out dispose we had our hard drive with us and that really turned out to be a rescuer.
  • Data card: Today we all want to be connected to the world, share our updates and experiences. Moreover internet access was most useful in helping us check the reviews of hotels and the spots we were to cover.

Entertaining and enjoying every moment we killed those hours and to an utter surprise we felt that we must do more such journeys.

Smartphone Fever ! Is it a Necessity Born or Inspired from Trends and Emulation?

IMG_6353Developed for the executive class to help them manage their hectic work schedules; smartphones with time became an integral part of today’s lifestyle. They are popular amongst all age groups coming from all sort of backgrounds, taking the world tuned on to this smartphone fever.

Introduced with features like calender, calculator, address book, world clock, emails and a few games in 1992; which are now incorporated in the simplest and cheap phones of today, but these features created a great buzz signifying prestige and advancement & then. Following the footsteps of IBM more players like Blackberry, Samsung, Apple, Nokia, etc.; entered the segment developing and offering new features, advanced models, latest operating systems and many other complexities.

Which came in market a few decades back as a class specific business phone gradually took the whole market on tide. Now there are a great variety of phone options in almost all price range, from economic ranged phones to latest configuration, advanced luxury phones; defining categories like cheap smartphones, value for money buys and must to have premium gadget. Brands like blackberry and Apple reap a strong brand loyalty and cater to the upper class of society, while Nokia, Samsung and Sony offers various range of smartphones.

Winning hearts and markets these smartphones has attained an unparalleled virality all across the world. What lead to this fame and acceptance; is a point which has called for a lot of pondering and opinions.

There could be different concepts in this regard, but the reason in reality is a combination of them. For executives having a smartphone is more than a necessity, helping them manage their schedule, mails and files at the reach of their hands. Latest smartphones coming with jelly bean operating system and applications like Watsapp, Line, Instagram, Dropbox, Naviagtor, BMS, Zomatto and of course the games have not only added more fun, but value and utility for the users. Amalgamating benefits of a phone, computer, camera and music player with 3G connectivity; these smartphones are a great companion and rescuer while travelling, outing, being alone, at work or in emergencies, both personal as well as professional.

Yes, for some having a smartphone could be more of emulation then necessity, but that does not bring down the value for money feature of these phones. Watching your friend flaunting his/her smartphone, you desire to have a better or similar set in your hands; is a common feeling inspiring a lot of smartphone sales.
When you talk about students especially you mark that a smartphone for students is not a necessity, but then these phones have so many features that the students also are benefited by features like social media, games, navigators, cameras, music player, etc. Along with trends and need, one big thing that fuels the sales of these phone sets is the smartphone reviews, as every one wishes to have the best smartphone in market in the specified budget (while for some could be looking for the best smartphone in the world).

Be it the crave to follow the trend and have the latest smartphone, or ignited by the feeling of emulation or get handy at work; Smartphones are a great value for money deals. And I too, like many others love and adore them. Having a smartphone in today’s world is rightfully justified to stay handy and connected to the world. Well if you are in a habit of changing your smartphones to have the latest set in hands, or to keep adding on and create a collection of them; then this case truly is luxury ignited by trend and emulation, to position yourself at an apex in your group. Whatever be the reason to buy one, but this smartphone fever is to stay long and keep evolving adding more fun and advancements to the basics of our lives.