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View Poll Results: How many do you go to bed with?
None. Bed is for sleeping. And stuff. 5 10.20%
One. Bed is for reading. 14 28.57%
Two. I like to read and to keep up with things. 16 32.65%
Three. Every device has its particular task. 6 12.24%
Four or five. Yeah, it's a little excessive, but why not? 3 6.12%
Six or more. What with the gadgets and the pets, there's not much room for me. 4 8.16%
The spousal unit is threatening divorce. 1 2.04%
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Old 11-06-2017, 07:51 AM   #1
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How many do you go to bed with?

Devices, what did you think I meant? This is a gadget forum.

A post I read this morning made me half snicker, half cringe with fellow feeling. I admit it, I go to bed with a lot of devices. Is this typical of the people here?

Poll coming. Elaborate at will, or not.
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Old 11-06-2017, 08:09 AM   #2
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Kindle, phone, tablet. I break all the rules about devices at bedtime.
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Old 11-06-2017, 08:26 AM   #3
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Kindle, phone, tablet. I break all the rules about devices at bedtime.
Same. Occasionally the tablet might stay downstairs but at the very least phone and Kindle in case I can't sleep and don't want to get up yet.
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Old 11-06-2017, 08:28 AM   #4
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Two, but not exactly by choice.

I have my iPad for reading and my work smartphone stays on the bedside table.

Theoretically when it rings I have to answer and respond to whatever disaster is going on. I should probably turn up the ringer.
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Old 11-06-2017, 09:03 AM   #5
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not sure, There is my phone, Small Tablet(7"), and my big Tablet(10"). and from last week there is the bluetooth controller that's always on my bedside table. So either 3 or 4
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Old 11-06-2017, 09:16 AM   #6
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The phone because it is my alarm, and the phone that family members are told to call in case of an emergency.

The mini because I play solitaire for a bit before I read, on solitairenetwork.com, a site with 40+ variations of the game and no ads.

The Kindle because I always read at least an hour before I go to sleep.
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Old 11-06-2017, 09:51 AM   #7
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I do a lot of lounging and reading on my bed but when I actually climb into bed to go to sleep, I have no devices with me.
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Old 11-06-2017, 10:24 AM   #8
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Three, typically. A laptop and a phone on the bedside and a darn Kobo staring at me for few hours until I sleep (mostly) with my glasses on.

Fortunately no danger of spousal divorce threat because wife also sticks to her tablet watching videos before sleep.
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Old 11-06-2017, 10:40 AM   #9
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Oy. I had hoped I wasn't an outlier but I am, at least so far.

It's a little fluid for me. First, a small tablet and an eink reader live in my bed permanently. I wouldn't want to have a gadget emergency in the middle of the night, after all.

Then it's a question of what I bring to bed with me and that can change. I always bring an unactivated phone with a current audiobook on it. And then I might or might not carry along another ereader (with different books). I usually bring my Nexus 7, even though it's redundant, just because it's such a handy size. I don't have my phone with me, though. So, four or five usually, but it might be as few as three.
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My iPod touch for music to fall asleep to and morning alarm (plus a bit of reading) sometimes my tablet for books that need more screen space.

My husband will have his blackberry and often his kobo on his side of the bed.
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Old 11-06-2017, 11:31 AM   #11
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I usually go to bed with my Pocketbook Touch HD, my dedicated night-time reader, as it has the best low light performance of my 4 devices. I can turn the light down really low and still have good contrast to read. It also shows me the time in the status bar of CoolReader, so I can keep track and see when I should turn it off to get enough sleep.

Currently, I can't lie on my side anymore because my neck hurts, so I've been falling asleep without reading. It wasn't that hard and I must say I slept longer.
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My solitaire game (hand held) and my phone. (Landline). Now the tablets sometimes go with us on weekends for a slots game we are playing.
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The multi-charger is on my bedside table, so my answer is usually 3: phone and tablet charging, and my eReader on the bed (I read on my side, until I fall asleep). Then sometimes my secondary eReader (the one I take everywhere outside) and my now defunct Samsung Note 8 (the old tablet, not the new phone, it was the perfect size for note-taking, sadly Samsung hasn't made a new one on that convenient size) join the charging group.
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I voted "two," but one of those is an Echo Dot that should probably count as more than just one gadget.

The other is a tablet.

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