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Old 5th September 2013, 04:27   #1
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There are many threads in this section about specific devices. This thread is to express what all devices you have and how you use them.

I'll start with mine.

15" Retina MBP (2013)
Work laptop. Daily driver. Everything is done from here most of the time.

Nexus 4
Daily driver mobile.

Nexus 7 (2012)
Being used exclusively for gaming now.

Google Chromecast
To watch Youtube, Netflix videos and tab mirroring on TV

Raspberry Pi
Hooked onto TV via HDMI. Runs XBMC as my media server with a Seagate 1TB HDD connected to it.

Pentax K-x
My only camera. Use it for all kinds of photographic needs.

Samsung 40" Smart TV
Being used as dumb TV thanks to Raspberry Pi and Chromecast.
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Not a tech savvy person but fond of my iPhone 4S, Nikon D7000 & Casio G-shock G-7700

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Google Chromecast
To watch Youtube, Netflix videos and tab mirroring on TV
Would like to hear your reviews on Chromecast. Thinking of getting one myself.
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Would like to hear your reviews on Chromecast. Thinking of getting one myself.
It's great for what's promised for the price. Youtube and Netflix video streaming works really smooth. I have a smart TV so that part wasn't my primary use case when I bought it. I bought it for tab mirroring, which works great for most part. It depends a lot on the computer's ability to encode the entire tab and stream + how good is the home wifi connection. I'm very happy with it so far. I use it to watch live webcasts of events and stuff (which are not on Youtube) on TV. There's about half a second delay between laptop screen and TV. But that's expected and not a turn off as long as audio and video remain in sync, which it manages to handle very well.

When I bought it there was this Netflix promotion going on. I got 3 months of free Netflix with it, so the device itself costed me like $15. I must've ordered it within couple of hours of it's announcement. The fastest impulse purchase I've ever done.

Many content providers have announced support for Chromecast. It has lot of potential to be a streaming device if developers come on board with the idea. You can't beat it at that price for sure.
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I am not much of a Geek,but still have to rely on these devices almost daily.

1)Lenovo G 575-Work Laptop

2)Dell XPS M1530-Aged Personal Laptop going strong

3)iPhone 5-Primary phone and now a days being used extensively for Real Racing3

4)Lumia 520-Secondary Phone,and also used as a Portable GPS device.

5)Nikon P510-Camera with 42X optical zoom.

6)Phillips 26" LED-idiot box

7)Sony Mp3 Player-My daily companion while runnning
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These are the stuff that see me through till the end of the day:

1. My desktop [assembled phenom II x4 B55 BE, 8GB RAM DDR3, 1.5TB, GTX 670]
- primarily a gaming rig but i end up making apps of all sorts on visual studio
2. My hp DV6T-Quad edition latop- portable warrior, games work well too.
3. HTC One x: overclocked this little powerhouse to be slightly more powerful, picking calls and running mobile games as well, quite a hottie (pun intended).
4. My D3100 cam: For those moments where memory can't do justice.

Thats about it.
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Nice thread.

1. Dell vostro : work / personal laptop.

2. BB Bold 3 : daily runner for calls, emails, whatsapp.

3. LG 4X HD : use it as a mini tab for reading and tbhp. No sim, just use it on wifi at home and office.

4. Samsung tab 2 : wifi only model used primarily for mails / gaming / browsing.

5. Imito mx 2 mini android pc : neat little device picked for about $90. Does a good job for youtube etc on my lcd. Download stuff directly on that.

6. Sony 32" lcd.
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Have always been a gizmo freak since childhood. The devices that control our lives are:

1. Samsung S2 - Primary communication device for myself.

2. BB 8320 - Backup.

3. Samsung Galaxy Y - Primary communication device for wife, now daughter has taken control of it for driving homework with friends

4. Philips 46" LCD - Entertainment device for wife! No second thoughts and arguments. Attached to Philips home theater 5.1 Dolby.

5. Tatasky HD+ - Echo of point 4 period.

6. Dell E4310 - My work horse since 3 years now and time for a refresh.

7. iPAD - Entertainment device for son (gaming and watching T&J)

8. Nikon D3000 with primary 18-200 Sigma lens - Driving the desire to picture the good things in life.

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My devices:

1. Self built PC: Getting quite old now, but still running strong. Win 8, Core 2 Duo (), AMD Radeon 6670, 2.75 GB RAM, and twin hard drives, 80 GB boot drive, 250 GB storage.

2. Galaxy Nexus: Old is gold Nexus phone, updated to 4.3, hoping for 4.4 to be launched on it.

3. Sony EX500 40" TV: Family entertainment

4. Tata Sky+ HD: The STB

5. Canon EOS 1000D: DSLR, but still running with just the kit lens!
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Neat thread! Here's my list.

Dell Latitude: Daily usage.

Dell Docking Port: With two LCDs, keyboard & mouse plugged in, the Latitude converts to a Desktop when I get to my desk.

HTC Desire VC Dual-SIM Android: Primary cellphone with CDMA + GSM. Need more RAM, but CDMA options are greatly limited in the market.

Kindle: Try to get 30 - 60 minutes of reading every day.

Jabra Bluetooth Headset: Hooked up to my phone when on the treadmill.

iPod: Integrated with the ICE of my car.

Sony NEX5 & Panasonic Lumix LX3: For all the car shoots.

Wife's an Apple fan. Uses everything from an iPhone, Mac desktop, Macbook Air, iPad mini, iPod Nano etc. I like only the iPad mini from that list.

If Rehaan posts here with the list of gadgets in his house, he'll need an entire thread page to himself

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Apple MacBook Pro 13" (2011): Home laptop with almost daily usage.

Dell Vostro: Office provided laptop.

Samsung Galaxy S3: One and only phone

Nexus 7: Occasional browsing when travelling and Real Racing 3

Panasonic Lumix FZ-28: 5 year old camera for all shooting

Sony NEX-5R: Just got last week for the reviews and moving to next step

iPod Nano: Occasional music in the car

Sony 40" LCD TV: 8 year old LCD TV in the hall for primary TV vieweing

Samsung 32" LED Smart TV: Bedroom TV
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Interesting thread.

1) Moto Atrix 2 - Primary phone

2) Samsung Chat Duos - Has the work simcard - basic phones have great battery life !

3) HP EliteBook 8460p - Work laptop - this thing has awesome battery backup.

4) HP DV6-1211 AX - Personal laptop - bought for gaming back in 2009. Still going strong but will need to upgrade to play newer games. A Logitech MOMO racing wheel keeps this company

5) iPod Nano - Music companion

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I'm a gadget freak. Here's my list:

Macbook Air - Haswell 128 GB: Daily driver. Running Parallels 8.

HP Pavilion DV6815nr 500 GB: Secondary laptop mainly used for storage.

Routers: Dlink DIR615 (main router connected to BSNL Broadband), Netgear WNRV3 (Repeater 1), Belkin 54G (Repeater 2): All 3 running DD-WRT.

Seagate 750 GB: Torrent downloads. Mostly movies.

Verbatim 250 GB: Photos and MP3s backup.

iPod Classic 60 GB: Mp3s

Samsung Galaxy S3 (T-Mobile) 16 GB: Rooted. Have tried running over 2 dozen different ROMs before settling down for the current CM stable build. Calls, Whatasapp, FB and Camera.

iPhone 3GS: Apps for kids, Cartoons, Little Einstein and Gigglebellies for my 2 Yr old

iPad Retina 32 GB: Candy crush, Plants Vs Zombies 2, Asphalt 7. Angry birds. Surfing.

PS3 60 GB: God of War (Entire collection). Assassins Creed (Entire collection). Need for speed (a few titles). Prince of Persia. Street Fighter IV. Resident Evil 6.

PS2 + Logitech Wireless controllers: A few PS2 bestsellers and tons of dl'ed games.

Sony Bravia 40" LCD KDL40: 95% of the times for watching Nat Geo, Discovery or TLC

JBL OnTime 200P: iPhone dock for my old 3Gs. Alarm clock.

Canon T2i: 18-55 for routine photographs. Prime lens 50mm 1.8 for close ups and the bokeh effect.

I'm sure I have missed out a couple more gadgets that may be lying somewhere unused and I intend to keep collecting many more down the line

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Working for a enterprise mobile application development company for past 12 years, my gadgets are mostly in tablet/phablet/ phone category. here is the list i own currently - yes, i prefer buying them myself instead of using sponsored ones

Dell Vostro Laptop
personal computer to be used at home for all data archival and casual use, mostly used by my 7 year old daughter or wifey.
Apple MBP
Sponsored for work by employer
iPad 2
Browsing, tbhp'ing and reading
iPhone 4S
Perfect email and personal entertainment device with limited distribution of this number to closed circle, Personal work device
Samsung Omnia Windows Phone
Regular use for the call, email. It works best with my car and reads out texts, responds to the commands as well. So i love it!
Nexus 7
The time pass tablet - comes out once in a while when I do gTalk/ hangout with family friends lying on the couch.
UbiSlate
Never used - bought it for the kick of it but never used!
Canon T2i DSLR
Moderately used with 17-55, 55-270 and 600 mm macro lens and other accessories such as remote, battery magazine.

There is an iPod in the family (exclusive to my daughter) too but that is not to be claimed on this list :( And not to add my list of backup drives and USb sticks or wireless routers and data card.

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A typical day with devices:

I wake up to JBLís buzzing, brush, shave and get ready for my work out (either jogging or cycling). My iPhone 4S gives me company with iTunes, Runkeeper and Heart Rate.

iPhone 4S gives me updates about family/ friends from FB, Twitter and WhatsApp.

While driving to office (and back as well), it is iPhone 4S again which sings for me and sometimes gives traffic updates with Google Maps or Waze.
In office, it is my official HP laptop and BlackBerry Curve 9300 phone which give me company.

After reaching home, more updates from family/friends (with FB, Twitter, WhatsApp and Skype). If time permits a few games with iPad 2. If there are any interesting programs are there, then TS HD+ and Sony Bravia satisfy the needs. Sony Blu-ray player comes in to play downloaded videos.

In between, if my son needs any help for homework/project, then my assembled desktop with Windows 8 and Epson printer come into play.

The day ends with iPad 2 for reading books for about half an hour.
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Devices used in office are excluded.
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Lenovo Y560 (2011): Home laptop with almost daily usage. Graphics card still holds good for good amount of games.

Dell Latitude: Office provided laptop for as home pc. Used mostly during travel at it has awesome battery life 7-8 hrs and because of awesome built quality. I never think of getting my lenovo ideapad in travel

Samsung Galaxy Note: Daily Mobile. Communication, Media and Gaming

Samsung Wave 533: Still new but used very occasionally after arrival of Note. Has alternate number

Samsung CDMA: Used rarely

Panasonic Lumix FH6: For all the camera needs

Creative 5.1 speakers: For good music and movie experience at home

LG 29" CRT TV : 5 year old TV in the hall for primary TV viewing. No LED/smart tv yet

Maxter 500GB : Mostly full by movies and tv series

Netgear N300 : Home router. Doing the good duty from last one year

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