My Personal Finance Journey

Personal finance observation, musing and decisions in a journey toward financial independence by 2020 with at least $3 million.


By Topics

Overall:
0. About (10)
1. My Progress (139)
2. Car & Home (107)
3. Credit (138)
4. Banking (33)
5. Saving (49)
6. Investing (308)
7. Taxes (89)
8. Spending (74)
9. Misc (97)
A. Archive (49)



MONTHLY ARCHIVE

Feb 2014 (3)
Jan 2014 (6)
Jan 2012 (1)
Apr 2011 (1)
Mar 2011 (1)
Feb 2011 (1)
Jan 2011 (1)
Dec 2010 (1)
Oct 2010 (1)
Sep 2010 (1)
Aug 2010 (1)
Jul 2010 (1)
Jun 2010 (1)
May 2010 (1)
Apr 2010 (1)
Mar 2010 (6)
Feb 2010 (2)
Jan 2010 (7)
Dec 2009 (3)
Feb 2009 (4)
Jan 2009 (8)
Dec 2008 (1)
Jun 2008 (2)
May 2008 (2)
Apr 2008 (5)
Feb 2008 (3)
Jan 2008 (15)
Dec 2007 (32)
Nov 2007 (6)
Oct 2007 (8)
Sep 2007 (9)
Aug 2007 (24)
Jul 2007 (2)
Jun 2007 (1)
May 2007 (3)
Apr 2007 (4)
Mar 2007 (4)
Feb 2007 (13)
Jan 2007 (6)
Dec 2006 (3)
Nov 2006 (7)
Oct 2006 (7)
Sep 2006 (6)
Aug 2006 (4)
Jul 2006 (10)
Jun 2006 (1)
May 2006 (3)
Apr 2006 (2)
Mar 2006 (6)
Feb 2006 (6)
Jan 2006 (3)
Dec 2005 (1)
Nov 2005 (9)
Oct 2005 (8)
Sep 2005 (13)
Aug 2005 (25)
Jul 2005 (16)
Jun 2005 (17)
May 2005 (19)
Apr 2005 (20)
Mar 2005 (24)
Feb 2005 (23)
Jan 2005 (36)
Dec 2004 (40)
Nov 2004 (34)
Oct 2004 (17)
Sep 2004 (21)
Aug 2004 (59)
Jul 2004 (37)
Jun 2004 (31)
May 2004 (29)
Apr 2004 (52)
Mar 2004 (49)
Feb 2004 (49)
Jan 2004 (31)
Dec 2003 (48)
Nov 2003 (52)
Oct 2003 (29)
Sep 2003 (8)
Aug 2003 (5)
Jul 2003 (2)
Jun 2003 (2)
May 2003 (5)
Apr 2003 (2)
Mar 2003 (2)
Feb 2003 (3)
Jan 2003 (29)



 

How Many Networked Devices Do You Have In Your Household?

Contributed by mm | February 8, 2014 9:05 AM PST

Satya Nadella, the newly anointed boss at Microsoft, rightfully called out that this is a "mobile first, cloud first" world. Network connections are ubiquitous and everyone has more than one devices to access, consume and create data. Everything is changing and changing fast!

On this Saturday morning, I took some time to count the number of networked devices in our household. I quickly counted toward 14, and then as I compiled
this post, I was reminded of more and more such devices. Even by now, I'm not sure if I counted them all.

Here is my list so far:

Computers

1. My working laptop computer (Lenovo)
2. My wife's laptop computer (Asus)
3. Our son's laptop computer (Asus)
4. Our son's school issued laptop computer (Lenovo)
5. Desktop computer in our den (Lenovo)

Tablets

6. iPad mini
7. Microsoft Surface (Generation 1)
8. iPad (Generation 1)

Phones

9. iPhone 5S - our son's newest toy (with his hard earned money)
10. iPhone 4S (my wife's)
11. HTC 8x Windows Phone (my primary work phone)
12. Nokia Windows Phone (backup phone)
13. iTalkBB VOIP Phone

TV and TV-Related

14. Samsung Smart TV
15. Vizio Smart TV
16. LG Smart TV
17. Roku #1
18. Roku #2
19. iTalkBB TV Set-Top Box (Chinese programs)

Other Devices

20. iPod Touch (Generation 1) - Retired
21. Brother multi-function center (networked printer/scanner/fax)
22. Canon iXUS 245 HS (wireless network enabled)
23. Home NAS (network attached storage) of 8T capacity
24. Xbox 360

Bonus: Network devices that enable "networked" devices:

25. Cable model
26. TP Link wireless router
27. Touchscreen network extender (Almond)
28. Netgear Network extender
29. TP Link power line adapter x 2 (that provides networking via power line)

I'll predict in five years, there will be over 100 such networked devices in our home. Who wants to take a bet?

How many networked devices do you have in your household today?

This Post Has Received 3 Comments. Share Your Opinions Too.


Adam Commented on February 10, 2014

I'm torn about networked devices. On the one hand, I'm a total techno-geek and love the idea of a NEST Protect and NEST Thermostat. On the other hand, I am less and less comfortable with the security provided by these devices. If I can adjust them remotely, so can anyone else. Furthermore, devices like the NEST thermostat detect when you are home via sensors; if someone gains access to your device remotely, they can determine when I am most/least likely to be home, or could just wreak havoc by turning off my heat in the winter, etc. I'd like to think things like that wouldn't happen, but then I'd be just like Target.


GW Commented on March 24, 2014

I'll follow your structure:

Computers
1. Work Macbook Air
2. My wife's Macbook Pro

Tablets
3. My iPad Mini
4. My wife's iPad 3

Phones
5. My iPhone 5S
6. My wife's iPhone 5S
7. My wife's iPhone 4

TV and TV-Related
8. LG Smart TV
9. Apple TV
10. Set Top Box
11. Playstation 4

Other Devices
12. Brother printer/scanner/fax
13. Digital radio
14. B&W A5
15. Raspberry Pi
16. Withings scale
17. Sony Digital Camera

Bonus: Network devices that enable "networked" devices:
18. ADSL 2+ modem
19. Airport Extreme
20. Powerline Adaptor

That's it!


GW Commented on March 24, 2014

I actually forgot:
A. 6* connected LED bulbs (LIFX)
B. Parrot Drone
C. Few home sensor that communicate over radio (not wifi/lan)


Add Your Comments










Remember personal information?




(It will take a few moments for your comment to be published. Please do not close the window until then.)


Read More ... 77 Posts In The Same Category










This page was last rebuilt at March 24, 2014 04:32 AM PST. (318 Words)
 

RSS FEED





PERSONAL FINANCE BLOGS I READ

Consumerism Commentary
Get Rich Slowly
My Money Blog
All Financial Matters
The Simple Dollar






.



Copyright 2003-2014, PFBlog.com. All Rights Reserved. (Privacy Policy)