Do you know our smartphones had killed few gadgets? Smartphone has made a lot of other devices redundant and put them on verge of extinction. Here are the 13 devices that aren’t needed because we have the smartphone.
13 Gadgets That Your Smartphone Has ‘Killed’
Well, we are right now living in a generation where our smartphones are more than a powerful computer that we carry in our pocket. Nowadays, smartphones support different type of tools for every purpose.
We can perform the various task on our smartphones like summoning a cab to go to work, ordering food, reading news and staying in touch with our friends. But, do you know our smartphones had killed few gadgets?
Smartphone has made a lot of other devices redundant and put them on verge of extinction. Here in this article, we are going to list few devices that aren’t needed because we have smartphones:
#1 MP3 Player
Before smartphones, we have MP3 players. Nowadays, smartphones offer massive internal and external storage which is enough space for storing unlimited music. There are few apps available in Android’s Google play store or in the iOS app store which lets users listen to music without downloading them.
Very often people struggle to find directions. When GPS navigations system have arrived at the marketplace, it had killed to age old Paper Maps. Now, smartphones come up with GPS facilities. So, people no longer required a separate GPS navigation system.
#3 Digital Cameras
Carrying a pocket-sized digital camera was considered as a cool thing once. However, smartphones have replaced the digital cameras because nowadays our smartphone camera offers a pro mode that lets users adjust almost every setting available in pocket-sized digital camera. We can also take the example of iPhone 7 Plus, reports claim that iPhone 7 Plus can click better photos compared to DSLR.
Those days are gone where people used to hear FM or radio. Well, people still use RADIO feature on their smartphone. However, the good old radio as a device has become totally extinct.
#5 Alarm Clock
Well, do you remember those days when the alarm went off in the morning and you woke up? The Alarm clock hasn’t gone but smartphones are replacing them gradually. Nowadays, people choose to set alarm on their phone because it let users set multiple alarms at specific days of the week.
Analog watch has now become a fashion accessory. You will meet people who wear a watch, but still, they check the time on their smartphone. Nowadays, smartphones are used to do lots of things and checking the time is one of them. So, smartphones are also replacing the analog watch.
If we look around, we will only find calculator in a Grocery store or in school/college. For day-to-day calculation, people are no longer dependent on them as it is much more comfortable to access an app rather than carrying another device around.
#8 Mi-Fi Routers
Well, Mi-Fi routers are basically a portable hotspot. These devices are useful if you only have one cellular data plan and a group of people with laptops. However, smartphones now carry mobile hotspot which allows you to share internet connection with your friends directly from the phone itself. So, Mi-Fi routers are another thing that your smartphone had killed.
#9 Handheld Game Machines
We must admit that nowadays there are many games available on Google Play Store and iOS App store. However, just imagine the time when we have fewer choices in the gaming section. So, Android and iOS devices had also killed the need for handheld game machines.
#10 Voice Recorders
Sony is one of the most popular companies which still provides voice recorders. Well, Voice recorders are not completely dead. However, we don’t feel the need of extra voice recorders when we have built-in voice recorder app available on Google Play Store and iOS App Store.
#11 Flash Light
Well, Flash Light which is also known as Torchlight is another gadget which is replaced by our smartphone. Remember those days? When we relied upon a flashlight to visit dark places? Well, those days are long gone, and we now use our phone’s camera flash to get into the dark places.
#12 Wrist Watch
Wrist Watch is another gadget which had been replaced by a smartphone. Even the use of smartwatches is in the declining phase and that’s all because of our smartphones. Especially if you are under 30, you will probably use your smartphone as a watch. Although watches are bulky and feel heavy on the hand, it doesn’t force you to charge often.
Portable Video Players
Well, when Chinese media players advance its way to the Indian market, it received favorable ratings and demands from users. But, at that time smartphones were not that advanced. However, tables have turned now, and portable video players are long gone. Now users choose smartphones to watch their preferred videos.
So, these are the seven devices that aren’t needed because we have the smartphone. If you have something to add to the list, then leave a comment in the comment box below.