Wednesday, 13 February 2008

Gadget post

I normally don't post about gadgets (mainly because i never can justify the expense to but any in the first place!) but i figured this deserves a mention. Just before Christmas i made the leap from having a pay-as-you-go phone to owning a contract phone. Ever since beginning University i had been lucky enough never to have bought a phone.... i've always relied on other peoples hand-me-downs or freebies (some might say i'm cheap but i like to think of myself as an active recyclier) - the latest fad never usually appeals to me so i've always been more than happy to just have some ancient brick that i can make and recieve calls from and send the occasional text. Well the new teching job had kinda snookered me into a corner - there was loads of work i could be doing with regards to sorting out personal finances or organising school visits or helping with the school's Eco Council or organising the Duke of Edinburgh scheme - but i needed a phone that i could make calls from (never having any credit on my pay as you go phone had worn a little thin over the years). So i took a monthly contract phone with 5 hours of free calls and loads of texts and at the same time changed my landline and broadband provider and ended up SAVING money! So technicially i'm making money each month by getting a new phone! Anyway - the whole point of this post is to give credit where it's due - every picture i've taken since before Christmas, including the panoramas and the action sequence on Jerry's Roof, was taken with this little baby! It's effectively retired my digital camera to the shelf in the spare room :)
It's the Sony Ericsson K800i and so far i've no complaints - but then again i'm not up to speed with the latest trends, plus i'm generally easy to please... I just like the fact that i now always have a camera to hand! Plus i've copied some of my favourite climbing clips onto it - like Sharma on Dreamcatcher, Dave Graham on some 9a in Rodellar etc... Great for killing a few minutes waiting on somebody...

Oh, Happy Valentines Day to ye all too! Resist the lure of the cheesy Hallmark mass produced rubbish! .... but still enjoy it all the same :)

4 comments:

Neal said...

"Oh, Happy Valentines Day to ye all too! Resist the lure of the cheesy Hallmark mass produced rubbish! .... but still enjoy it all the same :)"

Very sensible comments!

Dave said...

Well you know... ;)

Wasatch Girl said...

I <3 this post. I consider myself a very practical person as well and very rarely get snookered into the gadgets. But a phone?! Wow... you have me beat when it comes to simplicity. Congrats on the new gadget though and a belated happy valentines day to you too.

Dave said...

Thanks! :)