Technological developments in recent years have made some once popular items almost obsolete.
Do you still watch movies on VHS tapes? That's just one device, according to a new report, that you no longer need in your home.
Do you have a point and shoot camera, and also a smartphone? You really don't need both.
DealNews.com has just listed a number of devices it says you soon may no longer need, and could become obsolete in the next 10 years.
Its list includes:
- Stand alone GPS unit....if you have a smartphone.
- A DVD player....now that we stream movies.
- A Blu Ray player....see DVD, above.
- Flash Drives...thanks to the Cloud.
- MP3 players....since smartphones play music.
- Desktop Computers...as a laptop does it all now.
- Home Camcorders....again, a victim of smartphones.
- Alarm Clocks...again, soon to be replaced by your phone or tablet.
None of these items will disappear anytime soon, and a lot of people still like to have a separate GPS unit, because a Garmin or Tom Tom does not use up your monthly smartphone data.
But DealNews says if your phone already does it, then buying an extra gadget may be a case of don't waste your money.
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