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Old 11-02-2013, 01:43 PM   #16
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I rarely buy "new" devices, because right now I just don't have the budget for it. Nearly all of my "new" electronics I buy are actually used. That doesn't mean I don't experience new gadget envy, it just means that I never get to act on it. Which I suppose is a good thing, since I indulge my electronic addiction way too much already. I can't imagine what it would be like if I had the money to buy the new ones as well.
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Old 11-02-2013, 02:04 PM   #17
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I've just bought a largely superfluous second tablet. I also have three ereaders. I live alone.
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Old 11-02-2013, 02:19 PM   #18
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You now have one for the bedroom and one for the living room - what's wrong with that?
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Old 11-02-2013, 03:51 PM   #19
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Sigh. Another thread to subscribe to. I just got an Aura HD when it was released and now I have an Aura pre-ordered. I got a Galaxy Note about a year and 4 months ago and now I'm greedily eyeing the Nexus 5. I've got a PS4 ordered even though I have no time to play my PS3 and I'm lusting over a new ipad or ipad mini retina.
Okay, you really have a problem, I'm doing an intervention here. Buy that new Ipad and send it to me, that should break your bad bad bad habit

Mini would be preferred but whatever you like the best.

I finally succumbed to a clean out awhile back and took a bag or two of older electronics to Salvation Army. Withdrawal has been hard but tolerable.
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Old 11-02-2013, 07:03 PM   #20
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It isn’t so much the new gadgets that tempt me as it is the promise to solve some niggling, persistent problem--the promise of a better way to get some needed work done. The trouble is, that even with judicial care I still find new eReaders (and computers, music players, etc.) that deliver on the promises.
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Old 11-02-2013, 07:48 PM   #21
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I love to buy new things.
My big problem has always been deciding what is best for the future, and I hate being fooled and then disappointed. I enjoy planning and waiting for the right opportunity.

I have a rule of never buying the FIRST. Always wait until the new product problems are over.

Anyway, I expect to buy in the next 3 months, the next (3rd generation) Chromebook. Haswell, great screen etc. Everything is present but maybe the power of the CPU.

A new (3rd generation) Republic Wireless phone. Probably the Moto-X.
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Old 11-02-2013, 08:32 PM   #22
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I've just bought a largely superfluous second tablet. I also have three ereaders. I live alone.
Two tablets? I have two for my use. One (Nook HD) is my reading tablet, and has an anti glare screen protector, which is great for reading, but does dull the color and brightness. So I have a (rooted via n2a) Kindle Fire HD for things that I want a bright, clear screen with full color. So there are definitely justifications to have more than one
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Old 11-02-2013, 10:12 PM   #23
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I haven't been through as many readers as many people here. I went through the Nook Color, Nook Simple Touch, Nook Simple Touch with Glowlight, Kindle Paperwhite 1, and now the Kindle Paperwhite 2 within a fairly short time. 5 readers in less than 3 years? I guess that's not completely terrible. I gave the NST as a gift, sold the NSTWGL, and am giving the PW1 to my sister for Christmas. So I don't have extra devices everywhere.

I still own the NC and PW2, but only the PW2 is used for reading. The NC sits in a drawer most of the time, but I use it for Netflix in bed sometimes.

I'd like to say I'm not addicted. But honestly, if next September rolls around and Amazon announces a new e-ink device, I'm 95% going to be pre-ordering again. Reading is such a big pastime for me, I justify the expense to myself

For my other devices, I usually wait until I feel like I need a new one. My iPhone 5S replaced a barely-functioning iPhone 3GS. My new Macbook Pro Retina replaced a Dell Inspiron Mini 10 netbook for class use. Basically, when they start frustrating the sanity out of me, I replace!
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Old 11-02-2013, 11:08 PM   #24
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Cool I would like Kobo Aura HD, then Aura, then PW2, but...

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I have the urge, but then I look and see how my current devices currently work for me and see how a new device wouldn't be beneficial.
This, and also that, in Brazil, not everything is available and, if so, the price is prohibitive.
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Old 11-04-2013, 12:37 PM   #25
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I had this problem up to 2008. Then I got a new computer, and apart from some upgrades like a new graphics card and an extra hard disk, I'm still using the same system now. It still does what I want it to do.

The time to upgrade will probably come when Project Eternity and Torment: Tides of Numenera (two games) are released end 2014, or somewhere 2015. I don't expect this computer from 2008 (having a graphics card from 2011) to run those games satisfactorily.

Even then, I'll probably wait a year until those games get discounted, the bugs get patched out, and hardware gets even faster for the same price.

Since around 2008 I've lost my "I want that!"-drive with regard to technology and gatdgets. My general reaction to new stuff such as e-readers, phones, computers, and others is: "Meeh."

If it does not improve on my current device in some sort of extremely serious way, I don't need or even want it. The front-light of the Kindle Paperwhite was such a serious improvement. It made me go "Want! Must have! NOW!", despite me having a Touch. The Kobo Aura HD made me consider it because of screen size, but its weird shape and screen space wasting firmware put me off.

The Kindle Paperwhite 2 is just another "Meeh" device. Yes, it improves on the KPW1, but not nearly enough to make me want it.

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Old 11-04-2013, 12:47 PM   #26
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Damn you all! I just bought a Paperwhite 2 after this discussion.

I actually feel really guilty now.

I've been wanting another e-ink reader for a long time now. My iPad Mini is really heavy.
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Old 11-04-2013, 01:09 PM   #27
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I actually feel really guilty now.
That's buyer's remorse. It can be cured by giving the KPW2 to me.

It will make you feel real warm and fuzzy too, because you did a good deed
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Old 11-04-2013, 01:42 PM   #28
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Happily i know better. I have only owned one tablet since they became popular and it was a refurb i bought early this year. I have two ereaders, a prs 350 refurb and a barely used 650 i bought for $35. I do enjoy keeping abreast of the latest tech though. Especially computers. I upgraded after 6 years a year ago. Its a desktop, i still prefer those over laptops for several reasons.

I just do not see the need to own several devices that do the same thing. I barely have the time or energy in the day to use the few i have.
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Old 11-04-2013, 01:47 PM   #29
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The only thing I don't jones are phones. I rarely make a call outside work, and I always have my PW2 or SGT or KFHDX with me, so who cares?)
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I'd like to say I'm not addicted. But honestly, if next September rolls around and Amazon announces a new e-ink device, I'm 95% going to be pre-ordering again. Reading is such a big pastime for me, I justify the expense to myself

For my other devices, I usually wait until I feel like I need a new one.

+1. I give my old ones to friends which brings the guilt down a notch.
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