Join Date: Sep 2010
Pretty wife and I share a flip phone. Yeah a flip phone, remember those? It has been dropped more times than I can count and is finally showing its age by doing some weird stuff and ts time to replace it. We have often talked about getting a smart phone for all the things it can do and therein lies the rub. We have witnessed others go that route and seen them literally get sucked into that attention demanding plastic box, leaving us not too sure if we really want to volunteer for that program.
We know too many who have had to replace their smart phones after only one drop or screens breaking for one of many reasons. Our several year old flip just keeps on ticking until just recently.
Then last night on CBS 60 Minutes, the first segment was about how tech companies design their phone programs to literally hack into your brain and keep you checking your phone very often, at least every 15 minutes or less. Its done with subliminal rewarding that releases chemicals in the brain. It also causes anxiety when the phone is out of sight or a notification alert sounds. Been there, haven't you? You're one of many millions.
So we are getting another flip phone. We have computers, a tablet, cameras and a GPS and it doesn't bother us that they are separate devices. We don't use them that often anyway. In fact, we don't use the flip that often either, just when we leave home. The Kyrocera Dura XTP appeals as its built to Military specs and is extremely rugged and loaded with many usable features. It will even go onto the 'Net and do GPS. No BS!
2010 Midnight Cherry XR. 7Jurock, Lloydz AF, ATS, AFR tuned VFCIII, IAV, and T-6 and locally repacked pipes = big smiles. SOLD
to a dear friend, so it's still in the family."
2017 Spyder F3 Limited - keeps this old guy in the wind and riding with friends.
Cure that ugly stand up license plate with the cheapest and best laydown bracket. Click this:
Last edited by RICZ; 04-10-2017 at 08:18 PM.