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Submission + - Dressing for success now includes the gadgets ... (retrevo.com)

antdude writes: This Retrevo blog says "Clothes may make the man (or woman) but dressing for success now includes the gadgets you carry and the gadget accessories that adorn them. That includes cell phone cases, laptop bags, headsets and all the other colorful and stylish electronic paraphernalia people can’t live without. Have you ever wondered whether your gadgets influence what other people think of you? A recent Retrevo Gadgetology study asked consumers whether they notice other people's gadgets and how someone's gadgets affect their opinions of them. It turns out, most noticeably among under 35 year olds, that people's gadgets are being checked out everywhere they go and people’s perceptions are, in fact, influenced by them.

According to the Retrevo Gadgetology study using an iPad is lower on the list of things men and women find attractive than even reading a book ..."

Seen on Blue's News.


Submission + - 5 Strange Ways iPhones Die: Insurer Hears it All. (networkworld.com)

Ant writes: "Network World has a six (not seven :P) pages/slide show showing five (5) strange ways Apple iPhones die: "Insurer hears it all. What do toilets, beer and elevators have in common? They all send many iPhones to their death, says consumer electronics insurer Worth Ave. Group, which shared some unfortunate tales of iPhone disaster."

"Lately, Aaron Cooper, marketing director at Worth Ave. Group, a company that insures consumer electronics against accidental damage, theft, vandalism, fire, flood and natural disasters, has seen some odd cases come through the door.

Two-thirds of all claims fall into three categories, says Cooper: Liquid damage, cracked screens and theft. But exactly how iPhones get wet or why screens crack can be, sadly, entertaining..."

Seen on Blue's News."

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