Gadget: What are they and why do we need them?

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The history of gadgets

The history or origin of gadgets is not very well explained. This is because the word gadget does not symbolize a thing or an object, but rather a classification of several types of components such as mobile phones. Therefore, when discussing the history or origin of gadgets, it is the same as discussing the history of the mobile phone device itself.

Initially, the term mobile phone was not known, because this communication device still used cable intermediaries (telephone) and used radio signals with the term Handy Talkie (now Walkie Talkie).

The types of gadgets

There are many types of gadgets that have different functions and purposes. Some of the common types of gadgets are:

  • Gadgets for communication, such as mobile phones, smart watches, walkie talkies, etc.
  • Gadgets for productivity, such as laptops, tablets, computers, printers, scanners, etc.
  • Gadgets for entertainment, such as cameras, headphones, speakers, game consoles, VR headsets, etc.
  • Gadgets for lifestyle, such as fitness trackers, smart home devices, drones, etc.

The functions of gadgets

Gadgets have various functions that can help people in their daily activities. Some of the functions of gadgets are:

  • To facilitate access to information, such as news, weather, maps, etc.
  • To speed up searches, such as using search engines, voice assistants, QR codes, etc.
  • To help business and work, such as using online platforms, applications, software, etc.
  • To support daily activities, such as using calendars, alarms, reminders, etc.

The examples of gadgets

Some of the examples of gadgets that are popular and widely used are:

  • Mobile phone: A device that can make and receive calls, send and receive messages, access the internet, take pictures and videos, play games and music, etc.
  • Laptop: A portable computer that can perform various tasks such as word processing, spreadsheet calculation, presentation making, web browsing, etc.
  • Tablet: A device that is similar to a laptop but has a touch screen and can be used as an e-reader, a drawing pad, a gaming device, etc.
  • Digital camera: A device that can capture images and videos in high quality and store them in memory cards or cloud storage.
  • Headphone: A device that can produce sound from an audio source and deliver it to the ears of the user.

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by Yuda Prawira

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