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Lost Expensive Gadgets

Have You Ever Lost an Expensive Tech Item in a Very Dumb Way?

During a rare bit of CES downtime, a friend and I sat at a casino slot machine (What? They're fun) to kill some time and some cash. I ended up winning close to $50 on a $1 bet so I was pretty pumped and quickly bounded to the counter to get my cash, friend in tow. It wasn't until about an hour later that he realized he had left his camera sitting in between our two machines. We raced back to the casino, but the camera was long gone.

While I'm still holding out hope that someone actually turned it in and it'll end up finding its way home, the more likely story is that it is, in fact, gone.

I once left a cell phone (pre-iPhone, thank goodness) in a taxi but have otherwise been lucky enough not to lose any pricey gadgets to lapses in judgment. Has this happened to you? What was the outcome?

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Akasha Akasha 5 years
Two months after getting the first iPhone, I was hanging by the pool and realized that it was getting very hot from the direct sun on it and stuck it into my folded up towel. About an hour later I was getting out of the pool and grabbed my towel and flung it open, only to fling my iPhone into the pool. The guys at the Apple store thought it was pretty funny that I tried to teach my phone how to swim.
Elka-Karl Elka-Karl 5 years
I washed two cell phones in a row, and also saw a smart phone in a port-a-potty at New Orleans Jazz Fest . . . smartly abandoned.
SFCA SFCA 5 years
Yes, my boyfriend put my ipod nano in what he thought was a cd compartment in the car. It is now lost inside of my dashboard!
bingbingboom bingbingboom 5 years
Yup, I left my first Android "my touch" phone in bed, wrapped sheets together and threw in washer. Let's just say it was very clean and dead after the super wash.
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