10 Gadgets that are likely to be Obsolete

10. Origami Navigational Nightmares

Navigational Map

(Substituite: Digitally Powered GPS Tracking Devices )

It’s true, your GPS directions might not always be correct, but they update much more regularly than maps do!!

9. Alarming Extinction


(Substituite: Cell Phones/Smart Phones)

Really? Why would you want to take up bedside table space with an alarm clock these days?

8. Kill CDs ASAP

CDs and DVDs

(Substituite: USB Flash Drives/Cloud Storage)

Oh, sure, they’re shiny and mesmerizing to behold, but they’re really not the best way to access data anymore.

7. PDAs are DOA


(Substituite: Tablets/Notebooks)

While Personal Digital Assistants were once cutting edge and really ushered in the age of perpetual connectivity, their time in the sun really is over.

6. Dial-up Internet

Dial Up Connection

Surely if you had any sort of choice, you’d ditch dial-up.

5. Paging, Paging … Your Old Technology


(Substituite: Cell Phones/Smart Phones)

There’s a reason Liz Lemon’s lame boyfriend Dennis was still into pagers. Unless you have a very specific need for one, you’re really just telling the world you’re living in the past.

4. Miles of Tape


(Substituite: Digital Recording Formats like .mp4,.mov etc.)

We’re hoping the people still hoarding VHS tapes just haven’t gotten around to digitizing them yet.

3. Compact Cameras

Digital Camera

(Substituite: Digital Cameras/Smart Phones)

There’s really nothing wrong with compact cameras, but carrying one in addition to your smartphone is just a hassle.

2. Trading Air for Land


(Substituite: Cell Phones)

Even most security systems today take advantage of wireless technology and don’t require a landline.

1. Turntables…turn around; walk away!

Old DJ

(Substitute: Digital Mixers and Software)

A very few ‘old school-thing’ lovers and DJs are using turntables. Except that there’s not much time left to vacate a space for them in the museums!

Parth Dattani
Parth Dattani is pursuing Engineering at Charotar University of Science and Technology, Changa. He plays table tennis in free time and music is like his drug; can't even think a day without it. Friends call him a tech geek due to his weird interests in gadgets. "I like to be just true to myself; hate people who lie." says our guest author Parth.