What’s Your One Gadget That Got Away?

What’s Your One Gadget That Got Away?

This week a video popped up on a few websites of a thief relieving his victim of very pricy pair of Google Glasses. Of course what the NYC ne’er-do-well didn’t know was that the owner was recording him — including his rave-filled nightlife — using a third-party Glass app called LiveLens.

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Even though that story could be a potential fake, it got me thinking — what is your one gadget that got away? And I’m not talking just stolen. Maybe a favourite device that met an untimely end, or a gadget whose brilliance eventually faded with age. It could even be a personally favourite piece of tech that you misplaced or for whatever reason, had to say goodbye to.

For me, it was my original, grey-toned and purple-buttoned Game Boy. Countless hours were spent on that thing, grinding Blastoise to level 99, playing Tetris, and whatever other cartridges were lying around. It wasn’t until I was older and able to appreciate video game nostalgia that I realised my Game Boy was long gone.

What about you? Spill your guts about your most painful gadget breakups, and don’t worry — this is a safe place.