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Losing Expensive Tech Items

Reader Redux: On Losing Expensive Gadgets

After a particularly unfortunate incident involving a Las Vegas slot machine and an expensive camera, I shared my story and asked you to join in solidarity by sharing your most boneheaded slipups resulting in a lost piece of expensive technology. Here's what you had to say:

  • "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." — bingbingboom
  • "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!" — SFCA
  • "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." — Elka Karl
  • "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 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." — Akasha

Have you made an equally ridiculous move? Share your experiences below or on our Facebook page!

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