Gadgets, also known as gizmos, are any innovative piece or an electrically operated non-porous object. Gadgets can be called gizmos because they perform some kind of function that could not be found in the old devices. It has become one of the fastest growing industries in the technological sphere and has created a market worth billions. Gadgets and technological advances are changing the way we live our lives by providing us with better ways to do things.
Gadgets can be divided into three categories: Mobile phones, music gadgets, and information gadgets. Mobile phones are one of the fastest growing segments of the technology market. It has provided us with the facility of staying in touch with our friends and family. We can download the latest version of the mobile phone software onto the phone and make calls within minutes. We can send text messages and perform various other tasks which were hitherto impossible with the conventional handset.
The market for games and entertainment is huge. Gadgets like the PSP handheld game consoles, Nintendo Wii, Xbox, Guitar Hero etc. are fast replacing the gaming consoles. As the youngsters and the adults age, the demand for more gadgets will keep rising.
Another category of gadget that is gaining popularity among the younger generations and the older generations is the cell phones. There are several models available in the market and among them the smart phones have gained popularity among the generation of today. Cell phones provide the facility of staying in touch with our friends even when we are away from the home base. The facilities such as making and receiving calls, messaging, Internet surfing and emailing are available with the cell phones. In fact there are several myths that the cell phones are responsible for encouraging the teenagers to take up drinking and partying.
Another fascinating category of modern gadgets is the digital cameras. The camera is the basic necessity for the modern day youth. They capture images and save them in the digital media. A digital camera is the first gadget that was owned by the adults in this world. Today the young generation owns a digital camera with a very high resolution and a high quality lens.
There are some myths that the younger generation uses the cell phones for shopping or enjoying the latest technology. The survey reveals that the teenagers use their cell phones for messaging and Internet surfing as well. The reason behind this latest trend is that cell phones are becoming more of a status symbol than an ordinary gadget. Hence we can say that the gadgets used by the adults in this year’s survey are mostly those which are not in use by the youths.