Sunday, 20 September 2015

The Gadgets Of My Childhood

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Last week, I discussed my camera history, which if you missed it you can check out HERE. You should know by now that I love my techy stuff and this is also quite apparent through my childhood years. I have loved cameras and all sorts of other gadgets as a child, though it's so strange to think that when I was born and through the early years of my life there was no such thing as YouTube, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. I am going to sound so sad, but I kind of can't imagine the world without these things as they are now such massive parts of our life's. So today I thought I would give you are run down of some of the gadgets I used as I child if you had any of these then YAY for Throwbacks and naff technology!

MOBILE PHONES

My first mobile phone is actually not in these photos because I think we sold it?! I couldn't imagine who to or we lost it? Anyway it was an NOKIA phone ( surprise, surprise) and it wasn't even brought for me, it was my mums old one she had as a teenager. I was probably given this phone when I was around 7/8 years old. Yeah, screw any three-year-olds with iPhones these days. What has society come to these days? I remember the best feature of this phone was the moving screensavers for birthdays and Christmas that, of course, were all in black and white.

The next step up from that, which I probably got when I was around nine ( I didn't have my Nokia for very long- I can't think why?) was the Samsung flip up phone. Now I had two versions of this phone. The silver one, in the photo and a bright a pink one! ( Because yeah whatever, let's have two versions of the same awful phone) I can definitely remember selling the pink one so I was only left with the silver one. As a child, I used to swap these around. Sometimes I would have the pink one and sometimes I would use the silver one, don't ask me why! I was a weird child okay?

Now we are getting into exciting stuff... phones with the internet. My next phone, which I got in year 7 or year 8 and had until last year because everyone refused to buy me a new phone even though this one was useless, was my LG bright purple phone, I even think this phone had a weird name, like 'Viewty snap gm360' or something awful very similar. It was touch screen and had a 5-megapixel camera which makes me laugh because I thought that was going to be so good but I now know so much more about cameras nowadays. It had the internet and if I remember correctly it  also had some pretty cool games on it!

MUSIC

I love music, I always have and always will. Today You will catch me with vinyl and Spotify but as a child, I was rocking the portable CD, player. This CD player came inside my barbie car. Yes, you heard me correctly, it came with a car, for dolls. It would sit in the boot and you would attach it and it would sound like it was music coming from the car radio! Pretty cool, if you ask me! I used to take this with me on journeys when my parents listened to their cassettes ( YES cassettes!)

Portable CD players aren't really that portable. Once someone realised that, small Walkman/ MP3  players  became a lot more popular. I got this one for my 7-8th birthday. It still does work but is completely battered and smashed, though. I then moved on to my Samsung MP3 player which looks like a phone, does everything like a phone apart from make phone calls, I got this when I was in year 9 after I bought a iPod nano and it completely broke on me, no more than two months later, I was really disappointed as I was really excited to have my first apple product. One of the main reasons today that I don't own anything by apple.

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GAMES

The one game system that everyone will remember if they were a child from the mid-2000's is a Tamagotchi. The small little screen with your own little virtual pet, you got to name, feed and play with. I had this when I was around 7/8 to 9/10. It was honestly so much fun. I used to get my mum to look after it for me when I Went to school. I am ashamed to admit that some of my pets did die because I neglected them! Can you believe that they still sell these today in Argos?

The DS! I loved my DS growing up as a child. I have had my pink DS, which was the first ever model since 2008, My favourite games were Mario kart and art academy. I remember using the chat, to talk to my friends at sleepovers, because I was that cool!  In 2013, I got the new 2DS. I got this because I wanted to play some of the 3DS games but I can't watch 3D. Essentially I didn't play with it much because I started year 10 and there are a lot more important things to be doing than playing animal crossing.

And that's it! I hope you enjoyed reading what gadgets I had during my childhood!

Thanks for reading x

What gadgets did you have as a child? Was it any of these? Tell me in the comments below!

     
   
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19 comments

  1. I remember my first phone was this flip up samsung phone that was pink, i had it all the way to year seven, everyone knew me as the pink phone girl, i also had loads of Ds' i went through them like there was no tomorrow, i have so many battered and broken ones at home still c:

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    1. Oh I know! They used to break so easily didn't they?

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  2. This is such a great idea for a post! It got me thinking about all of my previous gadgets! I remember being obsessed with my DS when I was younger!

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  3. I loved this post! I can't remember what my first mobile was, but I do remember the Motorola Razr flip-up phones that were all the rage when I was about 12/13. And aw, I loved Tamagotchi's! I feel really nostalgic now haha

    Lauren x
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    1. Tamogotchis were like the best thing ever. You were so cool if you had one as a kid :)

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  4. It's so funny to think these were the types of phones and other gadgets we used to use. I definitely had a few brick phones in my time. Now everyone has a smart phone.

    Ellen
    http://fishnetsxd.blogspot.ie/

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    1. I know right! Its so strange to see how the world of technology has changed :)

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  5. Haha love this, i didnt get my first phone til i was 11 when i started secondary school and it was a Nokia 3310, i still have it and it still works =]

    emyii90.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. Omg, this made me think of my first phone! I didn't get one till about four years ago, really, but I hadn't jumped on the smarphone trend, then; I had a local brand's flipphone! I still have it and I take it out sometimes to have a right good laugh, hahaha!

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    1. Oh yeah, everyone has smartphones now! It's so funny to look back on old phones!

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  7. Ohhh I feel really old now! We didn't even have a nintendo DS when I was a kid, I was cool and had the gameboy colour! My first Nokia was the proper brick phone where you could change the case of the phone itself, it was awesome! No colour on the phone, snake was the only game available! It was tough! Loved this style of post! xx

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    1. Oh wow, that most of been such a long time ago! Glad you enjoyed x

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  8. My first mobile phone was a Nokia until I upgraded to the super cool Motarola Razr, haha! I kind of miss flip up phones. I loved my DS, especially Animal Crossing! Sometimes I get the urge to buy a 3DS just so I can play Animal Crossing New Leaf, haha! Loved this post, it was such a throwback!

    Aim | www.thetracesofmythoughts.blogspot.co.uk x x

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    1. It's such a fun but addictive game to play! You would get lost in it for hours!

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  9. This is such a nostalgic post. My first phone was a pink motorola flip one.

    Tash Xx
    www.skindeep247.blogspot.com

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    1. haha, you can never go wrong with a Motorola :)

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  10. I had so forgotten about my collection of tamogotchis I had when I was younger - think I had about 4 or 5 as I kept losing them. Wonder if they still work as I'm sure they must be in a box somewhere along with all my old phones as well.

    Caroline Matthews @ Mobility Help

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