So the new must-have gadget is the iPhone. It may have been the most hyped new gadget ever, but that doesn’t mean that it put an end to gadget madness. Everyone knows someone that must have the newest and most cutting edge technology out there and they won’t stop until they have it. The problem is technology never stops and there will always be a new gadget on the horizon for them to sink their teeth into.
This BBC article states:
Gadgets are no longer just about functionality, they’re a statement about you; hi-tech jewelry that beckons you to touch, try, buy and stake your place in the Stuff Lust society.
A gadget addict may have a problem if they constantly drool over the next best thing, but most of us can control our consumer frenzy and be happy with our two-year-old cell phones that doesn’t have internet access. When your time becomes cluttered with gadget envy and the continuous pursuit of the end-all of gadgetry, then you may want to think of why you pursue them so aggressively.