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Would you reboot vintage tech or buy new?

Technology used to come out hot, fast and innovative; now it’s just hot, fast and expensive. Instead of wasting money on gadgets that are no different from earlier models, some people may opt to simply reboot the older tech they already have. Others, however, just treat themselves to something new in order to stay savvy. What do you do?

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There was once a time when you had other technological items outside of your phone. It was a glorious time, filled with iPods and MP3 players and Segas. You could scroll through music and other pastimes without any ads impeding you, or some annoying notification prompting you to buy more storage.

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Recent generations are no longer aware of what an iPod is. Which is sad. 

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Cameras, too, used to have a purpose for the everyman. Now it’s iPhone this, Samsung that. 

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Heck, there used to be more of a variety in phones period. You had your flip phones, your BlackBerries and the very underrated Nokia Twist. Getting an iPhone was a luxury for the privileged, not something you have in order to fit in with the rest of the population.

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There are a lot of perks to updating vintage tech as opposed to going new. For one thing, it’s wasteful to chuck something that’s still perfectly capable of working simply because there’s something shinier out there. For another, it’s saves you money, as well as the heartbreak of realizing the latest model isn’t all that different from previous releases. Although try not to go too far back; otherwise, your house will start to look like an Urban Outfitters storefront. 

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Technology progresses for a reason. Today’s world is full of gadgets that are not only useful, but far superior to items that existed not even 10 years ago. 

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Our world now has technology that previous decades could only imagine. Why would you ever not partake in buying new? It’s like sticking with a bicycle when they are hoverboards available. Hoverboards, for crying out loud!

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Of course you have to chuck the old stuff and take in the new. New tech entertains as much as it educates.

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Granted, getting something new like an Alexa or the latest phone can be intimidating. But as soon as you read the instructions and finally get the hang of it, you’ll wonder how you ever survived without the gadget in the first place. 

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Buying new tech helps you stay current and on the same level of connection as everyone else. Stick too much to the past, and suddenly you’re back in the 1800s, reading by candlelight and using carrier pigeons to send messages to your parents. Everyone has to adapt at some point.

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Would you reboot vintage tech or buy new?
#RebootVintageTech
A festive crown for the winner
#BuyNewTech