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View Poll Results: What electronics do you MAINLY use?
Keyboard/Monitor 22 30.99%
I-Pad or Tablet device 13 18.31%
Laptop computer 31 43.66%
A cell phone 5 7.04%
Voters: 71. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 06-25-2019, 08:18 AM
 
Location: Canada
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Since there was a thread about “Where are you in real life when you post here?” , I thought it would be fun to do a poll to see what those of us in the retirement forum uses what kind of electronics for browsing the Internet, emails, etc.

For every day use, I use my computer at my desk, consisting of a tower and large monitor. I’m just far more comfortable using a full sized keyboard and looking at my monitor set up in front of me.

For travel, if it's a road trip, I take my laptop. It's heavy, so I don't fly with it.

For flights and once I've reached my destination, I use my I-Pad.

My phone? Never. Maybe it’s an age thing and I’m just old school? (I’m 61 years old) I don't think I'll ever use a phone for anything other than talking or texting because it's too small and I just can't be bothered with the way the keypad is set up so small. For that reason, I dislike texting, but it comes in handy now and then.
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Old 06-25-2019, 08:23 AM
 
Location: The South
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All of the above.
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Old 06-25-2019, 08:29 AM
 
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I have a smartphone but it's deliberately a small one (iPhone SE) that can fit into my jeans back pocket while gardening. To be honest, if Verizon wasn't sunsetting their 2G network at the end of this year I might be still using my old 2008 LG flip-phone because that was perfect for that, LOL. It sure is easier to send texts on the smartphone than multiple pushes of all those flip phone number keys, though. I appreciate that aspect and also the ability to block individual spam callers which my old phone could not do. But internet/email on the smartphone? Ugh, no, screen waaay too small. That's what my nice wide desktop computer monitor is for.
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Old 06-25-2019, 08:32 AM
 
Location: Canada
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All of the above.
So you use all of them all the time? None of them MAINLY?
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Old 06-25-2019, 08:34 AM
 
Location: Asheville NC
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I Pad pro and IPhone 8 Plus - most often because they are mobile and can be used all over. I also have an laptop and desktop/keyboard with 2 monitors.
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Old 06-25-2019, 08:56 AM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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I have a perfectly good iMac Retina 4k that I never use any more. Love the big screen but having to sit at a desk and work is too limiting. I use my MacBook Pro probably 90% of the time. I even set it on the tub surround last night and watched a movie while I was bathing.

I find iPads to be too limiting as well, even though I have two of them. I use one as a Bluetooth music server in my van and use the iPad Pro in restaurants and such. I will never buy another iPad. They're great for people who consume content but I find them much less useful for doing actual work.

I use my phone a lot, though not for making calls, mostly for doing research on the fly.
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Old 06-25-2019, 08:57 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Probably 90% of the time I'm at a desktop computer with a real keyboard.

I'll occasionally post something short from my iPad or iPhone. I have a Bluetooth keyboard for the iPad.

I have an inexpensive laptop, but rarely use it.
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Old 06-25-2019, 08:58 AM
 
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Originally Posted by gouligann View Post
Since there was a thread about “Where are you in real life when you post here?” , I thought it would be fun to do a poll to see what those of us in the retirement forum uses what kind of electronics for browsing the Internet, emails, etc.

For every day use, I use my computer at my desk, consisting of a tower and large monitor. I’m just far more comfortable using a full sized keyboard and looking at my monitor set up in front of me.

For travel, if it's a road trip, I take my laptop. It's heavy, so I don't fly with it.

For flights and once I've reached my destination, I use my I-Pad.

My phone? Never. Maybe it’s an age thing and I’m just old school? (I’m 61 years old) I don't think I'll ever use a phone for anything other than talking or texting because it's too small and I just can't be bothered with the way the keypad is set up so small. For that reason, I dislike texting, but it comes in handy now and then.
Poll is a bit useless. I use all of those devices including my phone (and I am 63.)
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Old 06-25-2019, 09:02 AM
 
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It's going to vary a lot depending on where you are, at least it does for me.
-At home I use my laptop
-At work my iPhone
-If I'm somewhere that I know will take me a while to get something done like having my car worked on, waiting at the airport or something like that, I use my Tablet

So it just depends on the circumstances and where I am.
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Old 06-25-2019, 09:25 AM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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I haven't used a desktop in years, at home or at work. I have an i-Phone, at home I have a laptop and an i-pad. At work I use a Surface with docking station, keyboard and dual monitors.
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