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Do You Use Gadgets to Pass Time During Your Commute?

The other day I was headed home on the bus and I noticed a man passing the time with a DS lite. I was shocked at first, mostly because I am so used to seeing everyone zone out with their iPod or iPhone or sending emails on their smartphones.

I know only 31 percent of you have eBooks, which I presume is the most logical (or educational) commute gadget, but I want to know how you waste your to-and-fro time.


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LilGlamDiva LilGlamDiva 9 years
Sometimes, but sometimes there is nothing like a good book. I can't get into the whole e-book thing
diptychal diptychal 9 years
The Nokia N800, paired with a cell phone with HSDPA, and I barely notice the hour commute to work. I can listen to music, check my email, my RSS feeds, check out websites, read an ebook, and if all else fails, watch part of a movie or tv show. What more could I ask for?
shinesies shinesies 9 years
I prefer the DS over my ipod. It keeps me occupied and I can still hear what's going on around me.
nancita nancita 9 years
No. I generally read if I have time to really sit down with my book. However, I am a big gadget-user if I'm trying to kill time while waiting in lines!
witchbaby witchbaby 9 years
most of the time i take a book, iPod (with emergency tv episodes or movies), or my DS especially if I am going somewhere with a long wait- doctors offices or forced to family functions where I will get bored fast!
lynbird lynbird 9 years
This a little off topic, but oh well. I live in Houston, and a friend of mine sold Yao Ming a set of headphones from Best Buy. Somehow, I don't think those in the picture are the same ones. . .
kcwebgirl kcwebgirl 9 years
i prefer a cool combo of hi/lo tech commuting options. i read, listen to music or play ds lite games. it really depends on how i feel at the time. i like to read and if i'm sure i can get a decent block of reading in, i'm grabbing the book. if my commute is close to 30 or less, i might do the game thing or read the paper. i think it's good to switch it up!
BostonChick BostonChick 9 years
My iPod is with me like 24/7! Couldn't live without it. And music is a must when driving/commuting. :)
Pallas-Athena Pallas-Athena 9 years
It depends. Sometimes when I go to school or use the train I listen to music or read or just sit there. I'm only on the train for 20 minutes and walk there for 10. I usually only do it if I can put my mp3 player in my pocket which is usually only in the winter or spring when I have a jacket. Since I'm only in high school I also don't have time to listen to music or use eBOOKS (which is a lazy form of reading IMO) because I'm studying.
soapbox soapbox 9 years
It used to take me an hour to get to school. Thank god for my ipod!
flyingdutchman flyingdutchman 9 years
My commute takes around 30 - 50 minutes, yet I can't live without my Nokia N95 8GB. I tend to read the news, use my twitter client and instant messaging. Besides, it has a radio and music player. All you need :)
GeeksDreamGirl GeeksDreamGirl 9 years
Generally I'm the one driving, so I can't do much other than listen to music (or occasionally text - yes, I know...). If I'm sitting somewhere waiting (or in a really boring meeting) I've been known to play BlockBreaker on my phone.
Anniina Anniina 9 years
I iPod.
neko neko 9 years
A thousand times yes. I'm usually with my iPhone, DS lite, a laptop, an iPod or a number of other gadgets. I like to be left alone on commutes.
Foxy-Frazee Foxy-Frazee 9 years
I have my DS on me every where I go I had a long wait at my Dr's office so I whipped it out and played Super Mario Bros, it helps move the time along.
hex913 hex913 9 years
I don't have to take public transportation, but I do have an hour commute, one way, every weekday and my iPod is my best friend those 2 hours a day.
calamari calamari 9 years
I'm with Yao Ming on this one. We both use gadgets to pass the time on public transit. ;) Usually it's my DS Lite. Love that Planet Puzzle League.
glam-sugar glam-sugar 9 years
I drive but play my iPod in the car. If I could ride a bus I'd definitely bring my DS Lite!
chicagojlo chicagojlo 9 years
I have an iphone so I just play with that - either checking out my Facebook page or just general internet. I also listen to music on it on the train. I see a lot of people with DSs and PS3s, we even have some portable DVD watchers - all for a 30 minute ride!
allinavhcnerf allinavhcnerf 9 years
only if i have some with me. most of the time, i just have my ds lite or gb advanced sp :P
chipjimi chipjimi 9 years
It depends on my mood, sometimes I read and sometimes I watch/listen to my ipod.
hkdkat hkdkat 9 years
I do like to people watch, but then the bf tells me I'm staring and it's rude! LOL
SugarKat SugarKat 9 years
I usually text on my phone and listen to my ipod. I love it! I catch up with everyone on my rides home. I commute too early in the morning to catch up then, but I do listen to my ipod in the am too.
YaoMing YaoMing 9 years
beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
I play my DS on the bus or waiting at a bus stop for a bus, but not always. I usually end up reading a book (or reading on my/our new Sony ebook reader!) while listening to music on my ipod. my commute to work is about 1.5 hours there and almost the same amount of time back, so i have a lot of time to kill!
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