I've never been particularly tech-savvy. I blame it on genetics - I grew up in a house without a microwave (we popped popcorn on the stove), no answering machine until I was eighteen, and when we got an intercom to communicate from the third floor to the first, my father still insisted on yelling into it because he didn't quite grasp the concept.
Needless to say, I hear people buzzing about the latest tech gadgets and I don't even blink. I know whatever it is will be so far out of my realm. This morning I stopped by the control room and immediately sensed an excitement in the air. All of our senior producers had a special twinkle in their eyes, and there was a group of people in the back clustered over something. The cause of this giddiness? An iphone of course. Two guests from Apple were there showing it to the control room after their segment this morning. WATCH VIDEO. I smiled politely, chuckled about the room of adults looking like little kids in a candy shop, and walked over to take a glance on my way out.
Then I stopped. I watched, I listened to the Apple guy who was clearly the most popular kid in school at the moment. I got a turn holding it and scrolling through the vast array of options. I even pressed a few menu options on my own and didn't break it! There are so many things you can do - like map all of the pizza or ice cream places in a ten block radius from you at any given moment. I converted to the school of iPhone in an embarassingly short amount of time, and found myself giggling and clapping along with all of the grown men when a new feature popped up.
As appealing as a convertible is in the summer, you still need to do your research. Some consumers may want to wait for the second generation to come out to make sure all of the glitches have been resolved. It's an expensive investment and while I was drawn in, I am not sure I could justify spending the money when I already have an iPod, a digital camera and a cell phone.
My review: iLoved it, but do iNeed it?