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What electronic devices do you own?

Last night I was texting on my iPhone 4, listening to Mahler on my iPad mini and playing Fallout 3 on my computer using an Xbox One with USB plug. It made me wonder how many other people have "polluted" (for lack of a better word) their lives with the banalities of technology.
EII 6w5 1w2 2w1 SxSp SAI MelancholicPhlegmatic
Vivid Melody
Lets see, we have two computers, one laptop. Hubby has a tablet. And we have a TV and Xbox 360. I also have an ipod mini but it's the first version that was made. Still works fine. We don't own cell phones.
LII 1w9 5w6 4w5 rcxaI CholericMelancholic
I have a laptop, a desktop (mostly used for printing at the moment but also functions as my higher-powered mixing studio when everything's working), a 3DS, a TV (no cable), Wii, a PS3, a Vita TV, a Chromecast, and two tablets (Galaxy Tab and iPod Touch). I don't have a smartphone, but...hm...might not need one after all that. I do have a phone that calls people.

Most of these are for consuming media (video streaming/movies) or for video games. On the other hand, if I am playing games with other people, I strongly prefer to go offline. I've got Ticket to Ride, Pandemic, Battlestar Galactica, and Ascension all ready to be played at any time. Other than that, I mostly use my tablets to communicate with people and receive reminders, and I use my computers to create things--I can and do go without from time to time (and that's part of the reason why I keep Shabbat), but computers make the process more efficient.
I don't think you need a smartphone with the Galaxy Tab. I'm looking at getting a Galaxy Note to upgrade for my phone and that's just basically a smaller Tab that makes phone calls, lol.

I've been thinking about enforcing social media blackout times once a week or at certain times of the day- any of the popular social sites I go on don't seem to add much to my life, but they aren't inherently bad, I just waste time on them. I get work quite often through Facebook so I'm hesitant to delete it, but it would be good to be less reliant on checking it when I'm awake at 3AM.
LII 1w9 5w6 4w5 rcxaI CholericMelancholic
No, I don't need a smartphone, but a tablet isn't the most convenient thing to always carry around with me if I want to access the internet. I'd much prefer a 5" tablet to the 7" one I've got!

The time-wasting factor is one of the reasons I like this site so much more than Facebook. I actually get something out of my interaction with people here, whereas in Facebook I feel like I'm just mindlessly scrolling through my feed until something funny comes up--I laugh--and then I return to wasting my time. My bad habits make me prone to doing that, too; I have a lot of trouble reducing the frequency of a behavior if I don't cut it off entirely.

If you can do a social media blackout, I'd recommend it! It's very nice not to have to worry about any of those things for a long stretch of time, and then when I do return to them they're more interesting.
Oops, I accidentally posted here without actually wanting to. Forgive me :o
While we're at it, might as well... I have a desktop PC, a laptop, an android smartphone and an android walkman and I use them all regularly.

How do you feel about this?


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