Many appliances are affordable. Things like television, microwave, oven, washing machine, and the like can be bought at reasonable prices. You can have a complete set of them in the comfort of your homes.
However, less is more in today’s technology. This means that you do not need to have all of these items to get their value or services. For example, smartphones are no longer just a device you can use for call or text. It can now function as several things all at once. Some of the items it has already replaced include:
Some book lovers consider the art of reading a physical book as therapeutic and sacred. But there are others who enjoy having the ability to download eBooks straight to their mobile phones. This technology also allows them to bring as much books as they can wherever and whenever they please. Some people are even advocating the use of them because they save trees.
- Alarm clocks
Smartphones are the first thing people reach for upon waking up. It is only reasonable for them to replace the alarm clock lying at your bedside table. You can even adjust its settings and make the alarm your favorite song so you can have a wonderful day. Aside from that, they can also replace your clocks and watches. You don’t even need to manually adjust them because they automatically do when you connect to your network.
New innovations such as Android Pay and Apple Pay are making it possible for people to shop using their smartphones. They no longer have to carry a physical wallet for them to be able to pay for goods and services. E-currencies such as Bitcoin are being developed. The number of merchants who are accepting them is on the rise.
Developers are working hard on the built in cameras your smartphone has. Megapixel sensors found in them are getting better over time. Different lenses like the fisheye have been made available to fit your phone’s camera. This technology is starting to affect the sales of top-notch SLR equipment currently available in the market. People are starting to prefer them because they tend to be less bulky.
- Remote control
Today, many smartphones have IR blasters built into them. This innovation would allow your phone to work as a remote control to a lot of things such as Philips Hue lights, garage doors, air conditioners, thermostat, TV, car, and other items that have smart technology installed in them.
- Cable TV
There are a lot of affordable television. In Philippines mostly the people there are more into cable TV. But, there is no need for you to subscribe to a cable TV. This is because your smartphone (as well as other devices) can now be used to watch your favorite movies and TV shows with the help of streaming services like YouTube, Hulu, and Netflix.
- Music players
Stand-alone music players such as the Walkman, MP3 players, and even the iPods have been replaced by smartphones. Most people today prefer to listen to music straight from their phones through services like iTunes and Spotify.
The number of things your smartphone has replaced is likely to grow from the list you see above.