So I recently purchased an iPod Touch, a purchase which I pondered for a few months and finally decided to go for it. It lasted all of about three days – the excitement that is. The iPod actually lasted all of six days, after which I sheepishly returned it to the Apple store. And offered this explanation: “It was too much. Or not enough. I either need just an iPod (and didn’t tell them that any MP3 player would suit me fine). Or I need an iPhone . . . or perhaps a Mac.”
It’s hard to explain. It was fun. It just wasn’t “all that” for me. I think I wanted more connectivity than the sleek little gadget offered. I got frustrated trying to connect to the WiFi in Starbucks Sunday morning and thought, if this is what I have to go through to check email or some other Internet feed, is that worth it? And if I’m going to connect at a place like Starbucks or Panera, don’t I want the familiar feel of a keyboard beneath my fingers?
But if I could create the gadget of my dreams, what would it be like? What would be “all that” for me? Or perhaps it’s already out there and I just don’t want to pay for it! Like a phone with a better keyboard for texting. Or perhaps a netbook that allows me to access all my documents on Google Documents when I’m out and about (at a WiFi hotspot of course). And Open Office to create new documents when I don’t have internet access. Maybe I’d really like Mobile Broadband but at $60/month there’s no way. I’m not nearly important enough to need to be that connected – perhaps someday but not now.
I have to say, I’m feeling quite good about myself being able to push through the angst and make things right (right for me, that is)! And impressed with my ability to repackage the thing so well that the guy was willing to give me the complete refund as unopened (even though I assured him it had been used, he didn’t seem to believe me!)
So what about you? Ever have buyer’s remorse? Or do you perhaps have a gadget/netbook option you’d recommend? Or should I just stick to my notebooks and pencils?