Okay so this blog talks about my experience with the day to day devices, three to be precise (mobile, ipad and laptop) and some advises that you may find useful. Starting off with everyone’s favorite,
1. Mobile Phone
I have a Nokia Lumia Windows Phone and just like everyone does I love my phone too. Apart from the usual phone functions of calling and texting, I mostly use the phone for keeping up with the latest news, weather info, taking pics, listening to songs and social networking be it WhatsApp, Twitter, Facebook, Foursquare or Endomondo. Recently, I have started using the phone for office emails as well.
Best thing about it – You are connected to the world 24/7 and it is the only device that you carry all the time.
Worst thing about it – Typing on the touchscreen could be a bit irritating. Some smartphones have very less battery life, thankfully not the case with my phone 😉
Best accessory for it – The bluetooth headset. Trust me this will make your life much, much easier. You have the freedom to roam around, cook, dress up, drive or work on the laptop while talking on the phone. If you don’t have it one of your hands is stuck holding the phone and no multitasking is possible.
I think iPad can be best used for listening music and play games. Minor emailing and social networking is also a part of my iPad usage, however I say minor because it is not very easy to place the iPad somewhere and then type on it.
Best thing about it – A screen bigger than the mobile phone for playing games, watching videos and surf the web. iPad’s battery is very reliable and can easily last a couple of days if you do not use the internet and almost 4-5 hours when continuously using the internet.
Worst thing about it – Sadly the usability of the device goes down due to the discomfort in typing, so something like updating your LinkedIn profile, writing a big email or a blog is out of question.
The good ol’ laptop which used to be the most exciting thing in the late 90s now appear much more humble. But lets agree on the fact that the mobile phones, tablets or phablets are not a replacement for a laptop. However, laptop sales being affected because of these devices is a different story altogether. Then again, you just cannot rely on a tablet or a phone for your excel files or official email attachments. In my case, I need to manage my websites and thus laptop has no replacement at all.
Best thing about it – The sturdiness, comfort of usage, software, storage space and the sheer computing power.
Worst thing about it – The start time has become a pain thanks to the phones and tablets which are switched on all day. Laptop batteries usually last for an year before you turn to keeping them on power cable all the time.
Best accessory for it – The cooling pad is an absolute must for a laptop. It prevents the laptop from overheating and is also easy on your lap if you use the laptop without a table.
In conclusion, I think all three devices have made their own place and are important but overall I am most comfortable in using the laptop. What are you most comfortable using?