Toss or keep: Gadget spring cleaning Video
Toss or keep: Gadget spring cleaning Video Transcript
-Over the years, it's easy to amass a collection of technology clutter. -I have, like, this gadget museum in, like, my garage. -But CNET Senior Editor Donald Bell says there is a lot of gear, gadgets, and other antique technology to de-clutter from your life. -I'm glad to get rid of them. -For starters, a desktop computer. -Having that there, taking up a big space in your home, isn't worth it these days. -I don't even know what desktops look like anymore. -Experts say if you invest in one smartphone packed with features, you can get rid of a whole handful of other gadgets: a point-and-shoot camera, a camcorder, a GPS device, and an MP3 player. -What else do you need, like, I mean, phone, Internet, GPS? -So, I use it all the time. -For everything? -For everything. -But there is some technology worth keeping. -Unless you're really looking to just consolidate and simplify your life, a thumb drive is a handy thing to have around. -Also, high-speed Internet and cable at home. You're not giving up your cable TV anytime soon? -No. -No. -Gotta have NFL. -But for those technology collectors, parting with gadgets can be tough. -As something as cold and lifeless as a gadget, you do get sentimental about them, too. So, unless you're really trying to simplify things, it doesn't hurt to hold on to them. -In San Francisco, I'm Kara Tsuboi, CNET.com for CBS News.
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