Not long back, the three basic requirements of any human being were food, clothing and shelter, but in today’s world, we can’t survive without gadgets. If your phone shuts down or the internet is not working, all hell breaks loose. It feels like we are handicapped. Gadgets were supposed to make life easy for us, but in fact, we have become slaves to them.
Our whole life revolves around these “must-have” gadgets, which take care of each and every requirement of ours like what to do, where to buy; they keep a tab on our exercise and calorie count, they make us get up in the morning and what not. Most of the times, we go for cool cheap gadgets as they keep on coming with new advanced features year after year and we always want to have the latest version.
Here are four compelling reasons that prompt us to go for these cool cheap gadgets
• Fear of Being Left Behind: People feel that if they are not updated about the new technological devices that keep hitting the market then they will be left behind. This fear of being a part of new technological advancement motivates them to keep buying gadgets.
• Peer Pressure: This pressure is a big driver in motivating people to buy the new gadgets coming in the market. If everyone in your social or professional group is using some gadget and talking about it, you feel left behind if you don’t have that. So, often this fear of not being able to take part in such talks and the feeling of missing out the fun compels you to buy it.
• Stories Linked with Gadgets: You will often find people telling stories about how they came to know about a particular gadget, how useful its features are to them etc. They often have tales regarding how they managed to buy it on the very first day of launch or about the offers and discounts that were for the privileged few. The desire to start such conversations that are associated with the gadgets is also a good motivator to buy them.
• Geeks: Some are genuinely geeks and the new technology excites them to try their hands on the new gadget. They are insanely involved in knowing about its functions and then they have their own set of expectations for the company for future devices.
Gadgets are something that lives on us and whether we like it or not we tend to fall in love with any new innovation that comes and revolutionises the world around us.