3d TV’s, Push to Start and iPads are only a select few of the new appearances of technology. With all these new devices and gadgets coming out, sometimes it’s extremely overwhelming to adapt to. I’ve seen pre-teens engaging in loud conversations over how cute Justin Bieber is on their iPhones. Have we come to a point where we need to be happy with what he have or do we need to keep accelerating and becoming more “smart”? Here at your Worcester Nissan dealer we agree that technologically advanced phones and cars have many pros and cons.
At a glance, having a smart phone can be portrayed as being in with the technology today. A phone without internet access is like listening to a cd player; terribly old school. Smart phones include thousands of different apps, innumerable features, access to the internet and wi-fi, and blazing speed, as compared to a “dumb phone”. Why wouldn’t everyone want to have one, right? Well, like many hi-tech devices out now, there are going to be some setbacks. Some of the cons of smart phones include short battery life, limited texting actions (touchscreen vs. keyboard), viruses from browsers and apps, and becoming overstimulated with social media sites, email, etc. In all honesty, if you really feel like a smart phone is the answer to your needs, it is a reliable and great buy. If not, kickin’ it old school is an easier and less expensive way to communicate.
On the other hand, we have the glorious world of vehicles which are striving to become more modern and conscious of the world we live in today. One of the more popular cars would be the Smart Car. It’s looks may be deceiving and may get mixed opinions, but for a good price (under $18, 000) it could possibly be the next big thing. The car itself isn’t obnoxiously big, 85% recyclable, a great commuter car and, contrary to popular belief, very safe. They also offer an electric model that gets 87 mpg city/hwy! Not bad for a car that’s less than 10 ft. long.
Unfortunately, the appearance of the car can damage it’s ego. On top of that, there aren’t any back seats so this car is certainly not fit for a family. It requires premium gas and some have said that the transmission is slow. The car doesn’t come equipped with cruise control, so if you prefer not to use it then it shouldn’t be that big of a problem. If you spend a lot of days commuting, don’t have a family and don’t mind spending a little extra on gas, this car is a perfect fit.
Overlooking the advantages and disadvantages of owning either a hi tech phone or an eco-friendly car, current smart technology can be a huge asset. With today’s advancements, being left behind, and not understanding what’s going on, can make things harder for people than learning the new tech they were avoiding. All I know is, I certainly don’t want to be that one person with the cd player.