Living Room Digitization
I had no idea what kind of title I would choose for this post, but I just wanted to write about some purchases I made today. There are already digital devices in my living room, but blog post title “Living Room Digitization” probably fits when you upgrade or get some new devices. When I want to do things in the internet, I use my desktop PC most of the time but there are a couple of situations where I just don’t like the fact that I have to sit in front of the computer. I mentioned one situation yesterday in this post. I wanted that my TV gets internet and streaming features (screen casting, Netflix, YouTube and so on). Today I purchased the Google Chromecast Stick and it should do the job.
Then there are a couple of other situations where I don’t like to start my PC. I sometimes like to read news sites, communities and of course also blogs, and if I am in the mood to do this on the PC, that’s fine. However, there are situations where I would prefer a tablet that I can use anywhere in my apartment even on the couch. I found more than ten reason why I would want a tablet. My smartphone has a place, and my desktop PC definitely too, but a tablet is in my opinion very useful too, I was just always to greedy to spend money on it. Today I found a decent deal in a local store and just grabbed the Samsung Galaxy Tab A10.1 and I am quite happy with the purchase.
I definitely won’t use my new tablet to write blog posts unless I plan to share just photos or if the posts are extremely short. I find it totally stupid to think that a tablet is the primary device to craft text content (No thanks WordPress developers). But sometimes when I already sat a long time in front of the computer and if I am still in the mood to read blogs or other sites, a tablet will be certainly handy, which means I can be better connected with the other bloggers. Together with Google Chromecast I will also use it as remote control for my TV with Netflix, YouTube and so on. Further, I will sometimes attach the tablet to my camera tripod or to the hot-shoe mount of my camera with an adapter because it would make my life easier when I want to record myself playing guitar and stuff like that. In other words, it will also be used as a DSLR monitor. And then I will also use it to document ideas, appointments and other general use cases.
On a sidenote, I generally had a good day today. I took my 14 years old cousin with me on the shopping tour because she wanted to look for clothes and necklaces. We went into the tech store and some fashion shops. I was a bit amazed as we have something in common, she went straight into the shops and she knew exactly what she wanted. That’s pretty much me, I barely go shopping to find ideas where to spend money, I go shopping when I am absolutely sure what I need. That means we had a lot of time to just sit down in the large mall, because it’s very beautiful there with fountain and other beautiful decor. We talked a bit and eventually decides to get us something to eat and drink. I like to spend time with family members, it’s always the best invested time and very important to me.