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Smartphones Replacing Gadgets

Which Gadgets Have Been Replaced by Your Smartphone?

On Monday, Wired posted a comical story about five gadgets that have been killed by the cell phone, then yesterday amended the post to include even more gadgets that have been tossed aside for the convenience of all-in-one cell features.

This got me wondering if your cell phone has taken the place of your other gadgets? I know that my iPhone has inadvertently replaced several on this list, but there are a few I can't live without (hello, proper digital camera!). Has your smartphone replaced any of your other beloved gadgets?

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outlawd98 outlawd98 8 years
The Watch!
elladebella elladebella 8 years
Yes! I forget that I have an iPod nano since I got my new phone!
thoroughlymodern thoroughlymodern 8 years
Yeah, how about an option for multiple offenses! I definitely tote my iPod around less now that I have an iPhone. I'm also less concerned with making sure I have camera with me. I still tend to use my alarm clock in addition to alarms on my phone.
VialRocker VialRocker 8 years
Camera, Land Line, Calculator, Clock/Watch. I carry a GOOD camera with me if I want good pictures, but usually I'll just whip out my cell phone if I just want to capture an image of something I see while out shopping that I want to show my husband before buying. As for the alarm clock, I have four alarms preset on my phone with adjustable volume and customizable tones. How many clocks can do that? And of those that can, how many are all that affordable?
vanitypot vanitypot 8 years
almost all of the above but most of the time, calculator and alarm clock :D calculator: even my college profs tells us to bring out our cellphones to calculate something ^_^ alarm clock: i swear it's more effective than a regular alarm clock (in my opinion haha) :D
macgirl macgirl 8 years
Nearly all of the above. I doubt that the camera in my phone will ever be enough to replace even my everyday camera, let alone my husbands SLR. If it could replace my little Canon without adding any bulk I would be all over it.
MissMarisol MissMarisol 8 years
Land line. I solely rely on my cellphone for phone calls.
jmichelle jmichelle 8 years
The only time I've used an actual calculator as opposed to the one on my phone in the past few years have been when I needed my TI-83 for Statistics... maybe the smart phone will replace those too? lol, doubtful.
colormesticky colormesticky 8 years
Land line, calculator, and my day planner. Which isn't a gadget, but it's pretty awesome not having to carry it around anymore.
I would never give up an actual camera. My phone pics are all freakin' fuzzy.
Cris1192 Cris1192 8 years
there should be an I don't have a smart phone option for us (losers/outcasts/ can't afford) who don't have one...
brandi07 brandi07 8 years
I think I will always want a digital camera because the ones on phones just don't even compare.
starangel82 starangel82 8 years
I voted land line, but it's also replaced my alarm clock as well. I know my phone has GPS, but I haven't used it yet...
calypso-blue calypso-blue 8 years
ALL OF THE ABOVE!! My phone has the uses of everything. And even a gaming console cuz since I dont have a Wii and wanted to try out MySims, I just downloaded it to my phone and play it on there instead! Plus, it's way easier to carry around one item instead of seven. Really, its just common sense to combine everythign into one.
Baby-Girl Baby-Girl 8 years
My N95 has replaced my calculator, camera and GPS system.
katie171 katie171 8 years
Everything except a digital camera.
sparklestar sparklestar 8 years
How about "all of the above" ??
the-makeup-blogette the-makeup-blogette 8 years
i have been using the iphone most of this year, but even before that, my mobile phone has replaced my alarm clock, mp3 player, and land line phone. I still have my land line, and mp3 player, but they are not used as much now. i still need to use my camera cos the iphone does not have a quality one. however i still have my games console etc nothing can totally replace that! hehe...
Jessiebanana Jessiebanana 8 years
Between my cell phone, laptop, and ipod touch. I don't need anything else. A landline is a waste of money and I wouldn't cry if my tv disappeared either. I guess digital cameras are still good.
caroline_1 caroline_1 8 years
all of the above.. lol.. alarm, games, landline, camera, music.... whole shebang.
kcwebgirl kcwebgirl 8 years
i love my smartphone because it does all kinds of awesome things like gives me gps and web browsing and email on the go. but it will not replace most of the other gadgets i already have. i won't give up my personal gaming gadget (ds lite) because i like the wireless comp with my friends who also have ds lites. i use my phone as a second alarm clock because i need two! i require a real digital camera because the camera phone is not the bizness. i do appreciate the calculator and land line replacement though.
kristints kristints 8 years
My iPhone has replaced my DS, iPod, GPS, calculator and alarm clock. I do still use my iPod Nano when I work out (all the arm band cases for iPhone SUCK!) and I'm a total photo geek, so, it could never replace my SLR, but my iPhone is all I have to carry around on a day to day basis.
monday monday 8 years
it should let us select more than one :) my phone's replaced a landline, calculator, alarm clock, watch, and that little notebook i carry around for reminders (calendar & notes functions).
PiNkY-PiNk PiNkY-PiNk 8 years
everything except a landline and digital camera.
pinksocks pinksocks 8 years
there' should be an "all of the above" choice!
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