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Gadgets from your childhood days that your smartphone has now replaced

July 31, 2014, 2:15 pm
  • Gadgets from your childhood days that your smartphone has now replaced
  • If you have ever observed there are a plethora of gadgets from your early days that appear to have disappeared. Ever wondered what has led to a sudden drop in their markets? The smartphone. (via Shutterstock)
  • Gadgets from your childhood days that your smartphone has now replaced
  • Calcluator: Can you recall how you would look for it to calculate your per cent scores or to solve even basic arithmetic operations when struggling with maths? But do you remember when was the last time you had used it? (via Shutterstock)
  • Gadgets from your childhood days that your smartphone has now replaced
  • Handheld brick game: Most of us would spend hours with it only to crack the highest scores. If it leads to nostalgia, you can still get yourself one. The game is available online for as low as Rs 120.
  • Gadgets from your childhood days that your smartphone has now replaced
  • Stopwatch: This handheld timepiece that recorded the time you took to complete a lap now comes inbuilt in almost all smartphones. Would you like to shell out your moolah for a standalone stopwatch in today's times? (via Shutterstock)
  • Gadgets from your childhood days that your smartphone has now replaced
  • Camcorder: What was once a staus symbol has now become a rare sight. With high-quality cameraphones available today, one does not need to own a separate camcorder. (via Shutterstock)
  • Gadgets from your childhood days that your smartphone has now replaced
  • Personal audio player: Though we have seen a slew of audio players in the past, but revolution ignited by the the legendary Sony Walkman player is what kept us hooked to our music even when on the move. That device has also been swallowed up by the smartphones of today. (via Shutterstock)
  • Gadgets from your childhood days that your smartphone has now replaced
  • Torch: When a camera flash on a smartphone can double as a torch, why would one need to buy a separate light-emitting device? (via Shutterstock)
  • Gadgets from your childhood days that your smartphone has now replaced
  • Point-and-shoot cameras: With topnotch cameraphones available in the market, people are more likely to click pictures with their smartphones, not with their standalone cameras. (Source: Wikimedia Commons)
  • Gadgets from your childhood days that your smartphone has now replaced
  • Radio: From low-end to high-end smartphones, many smartphones come preloaded with the radio capabilities. (Source: cuttingthechai.com)
  • Gadgets from your childhood days that your smartphone has now replaced
  • Dictaphone: A major share of the dictaphone market has also been eaten up by today's smartphones. (via Shutterstock)
  • Gadgets from your childhood days that your smartphone has now replaced
  • Compass: The is another feature that smartphone users have easy access to. (via Shutterstock)
  • Gadgets from your childhood days that your smartphone has now replaced
  • Wristwatch: You can see a lot of people wearing a wristwatch, but then there is a section that doesn't need the feel to wear a wristwatch as they believe their phones serve the same purpose. (via Shutterstock)
  • Gadgets from your childhood days that your smartphone has now replaced
  • Digital diary: With a spate of note taking apps, to-do list apps, and schedule keepers available for your smartphone, why would you like to buy or carry along a separate device? (Source: Wikimedia Commons)
  • Gadgets from your childhood days that your smartphone has now replaced
  • Landline: The number of landlines had started to drop off with the widespread use of mobile phones. And now has come a time, when landlines have almost vanished - courtesy of smartphones and its advanced capabilities including video calling and free calling over WiFi. (Source: Wikimedia Commons)
  • Gadgets from your childhood days that your smartphone has now replaced
  • Scanner: There was a time when there wasn't any other alternative to a scanner, but now with the scanning apps available, people tend to get their documents scanned using a smartphone rather than a standalone scanner. (via Shutterstock)
  • Gadgets from your childhood days that your smartphone has now replaced
  • Gadgets from your childhood days that your smartphone has now replaced
  • Gadgets from your childhood days that your smartphone has now replaced
  • Gadgets from your childhood days that your smartphone has now replaced
  • Gadgets from your childhood days that your smartphone has now replaced
  • Gadgets from your childhood days that your smartphone has now replaced
  • Gadgets from your childhood days that your smartphone has now replaced
  • Gadgets from your childhood days that your smartphone has now replaced
  • Gadgets from your childhood days that your smartphone has now replaced
  • Gadgets from your childhood days that your smartphone has now replaced
  • Gadgets from your childhood days that your smartphone has now replaced
  • Gadgets from your childhood days that your smartphone has now replaced
  • Gadgets from your childhood days that your smartphone has now replaced
  • Gadgets from your childhood days that your smartphone has now replaced
  • Gadgets from your childhood days that your smartphone has now replaced