What is your favourite piece of Tech?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 11:27 11 Aug 2019
Answered

Just had a problem with my old 4th gen Kindle - battery warning messages, tried the reset fix yesterday but only got 30 mins last night and 20 mins this morning after a full charge yesterday.

This has probably been my best value for money and favourite tech purchase, had thousands of hours enjoyment from it since it's purchase.

Worst was probably a Nexus 7 tablet that slowed to a crawl after couple of Android updates and will probably be re-purposed to a digital photo frame or something when I have time.

So what is your best / favourite bit of tech and waht is your worst, and why?

  Menzie 22:14 11 Aug 2019

Ha ha, no. I will have one of these however. :-)

  simplyweekend 08:39 12 Aug 2019
Answer

I think for me it has to be my kindle. Such a sophisticated piece of technology. Not to over the top and just right.

  Pine Man 10:55 12 Aug 2019

Definitely my Kindle is favourite. Goes everywhere with me and it's never missed a beat.

Worst has to be some off the white goods in the kitchen. I have just spent the last three days repairing the electric cooker and prior to that it was the washing machine. Still with repair charges as they are I have probably saved a fortune!

  Peter Griffin 04:35 13 Aug 2019

Oppo 203 UDP 4K Player. The only piece of tech I have bought which has actually gone up in price since purchase.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 09:01 13 Aug 2019

Kindle seems to be a lot of people's favourite, suprised no one has mention a Sat Nav.

  Pine Man 10:25 13 Aug 2019

suprised no one has mention a Sat Nav.

....but I can trust my Kindle.

  Forum Editor 15:57 13 Aug 2019

*Fruit Bat /\0/*

",,,,suprised no one has mention a Sat Nav."

That was an oversight on my part although I don't use my car's satnav, I use Google maps on my phone, which in my opinion beats everything else hands down.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 17:02 13 Aug 2019

Pine Man :0)

FE - yes just booked a hire car for Germany and was offered Sat Nav which I turned down in favour of using Google Maps on my phone.

I have found In built car sat navs never appear to be as good as the likes of Garmin / Tom Tom having used lots of hire carsover the years.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 13:23 16 Aug 2019

The other piece of car tech I really find useful is the reversing camera.

  Menzie 13:52 16 Aug 2019

For me automatic transmissions; once upon a time I loved a good manual vehicle. However as the population on the road has grown, the vast majority of my motoring time is spent crawling in traffic.

Without an open road a manual transmission just becomes annoying. The journey to work should takes me 20 minutes with no traffic. With traffic it takes me an hour. When it snows it can take up to 2 and a half hours to get home.

It means that I can't be part of any auto enthusiast conversation as to them automatics are terrible and killing real motoring.

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