Tammy Lankford,, Broker  GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville (Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668)

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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I virtually never have the latest of anything. My Samsung Galaxy is always one or two "generations" behind. But I don't keep till it dies... it starts slowing down long before that and I need to depend on it.

Oct 28, 2018 02:00 PM
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Francine Viola
Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Olympia WA - Olympia, WA
REALTOR®, In Tune with your Real Estate Needs

Although I love the idea of having the latest and greatest, why spend $1k when my current phone does the job?  So I try to wait until the gadget dies or I've at least gotten a good life out of it.

Oct 28, 2018 02:14 PM
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Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

I have a Samsung Galaxy 6. Keeping it until the battery no longer charges. No smart watch. Tablet, yes but mostly for watching t.v. lol. John brings it to closings for easy access to files, but otherwise we don't use it for work. We both have laptops. No other super gadgets.

Oct 28, 2018 02:01 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Pretty gadgety but, I will say that I just went from a 6S to an X - all because of battery life and issues with function. I typically keep them until I can't keep them plugged in 24/7 to charge! LOL

I don't have a watch and am absolutely shocked that my hubby hasn't gotten me one yet! I refuse to buy one for myself but, I do have the latest MacBook Pro and 2 iPads (one for me, one for clients). 

Any time one of my assistant's MacBook Pro dies, I get the new one and give them my 1-2 year old version! 

Oct 28, 2018 04:03 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

I have an iphone 6Plus.... I'll have it until it stops working.... will get an 8 next....no X

Oct 28, 2018 03:04 PM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

I love tech Tammy Lankford, but I'm well aware that you can never be on top more than about 3 months and I'd rather spend my money in other ways.

Oct 28, 2018 02:53 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Tammy,

Ron is replacing his 6 S.  It is definitely slowing down...My iPad needed a new battery ,$99.  When we went to have the new battery, Apple chose to give me a new one for $99.  It was five years old, and I will not be replacing it soon.  We have to replace our traveling air after 8 years, it was very slow and crazy!   No watches for either one of us.  Our Macs are 6 years old, and still chugging along to our satisfaction.  A

 

Oct 28, 2018 02:27 PM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

I would say when it starts giving me trouble. I don't think I ever needed a watch or even an Ipad now with my phone. There was a post I was just reading yesterday that there is a new Ipad coming out Monday or so. Some people were saying they haven't even started their Ipad in years.

Oct 28, 2018 03:12 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

I have an iPhone 7+ and an older iPad along with a older hp laptop! They work and I keep them!

Oct 28, 2018 02:19 PM
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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
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I like gadgets but rarely stay on top of it. My current cell is at least 5 years old

Oct 28, 2018 04:39 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
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I have lots of gadgets; computers, tablets, smart watch, etc.  But seldom the latest model, and never apple stuff.

Oct 28, 2018 03:29 PM
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Bruce Kunz
C21 Solid Gold Realty, Brick, NJ, 732-920-2100 - Howell, NJ
REALTOR®, Brick & Howell NJ Homes for Sale

I don't have the latest anything. I'm the one who has no i-anything...

What I do have serves me well though. My HP laptop is about 4 years old. My Motorola E4 phone died a few months ago so I've got a new one of them.

That said, I do like apps that help me. YouMail for phone messaging (into my email), MySMS for text messages (I can access on my computer, too), Evernote and some others. They're free or less than about $50/yr, which I'm OK with (for now).
Bruce

 

 

Oct 28, 2018 03:01 PM
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Joyce Marsh
Regal | Christie's International Real Estate - Ormond Beach, FL
Regal Christie's International Real Estate

Definitely not the latest for me.  I tend to hang on for a very long time, and only replace when necessary.

Oct 28, 2018 02:40 PM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

I don't worry about every new gadget or update that comes along. I think they should ban people from camping out overnight in front of stores so they can get the latest I-phone.

Oct 28, 2018 02:12 PM
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Pete Xavier
Investments to Luxury - Pacific Palisades, CA
Outstanding Agent Referrals-Nationwide

I have a iPad 4 (the first one with the Retina display), I've had it for nearly 6 years and still works well, only once did I have to take it in for repair. My MacBook Pro is about 5 years old and never had a problem.

I have a $50. Motorola smart phone that does what a good Android should do, never an issue for the past 3-4 years.  

Oct 28, 2018 09:20 PM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

My phone is smart but I am still learning, hopefully for somewhat longer.  No watch of any kind.  I prefer coloring books versus the tablet I had.

Oct 28, 2018 04:40 PM
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

iPhone 7+, it still work just fine.  I may upgrade in a couple of years

Oct 28, 2018 04:20 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I have my I phone for 30 months so far.

Oct 28, 2018 03:57 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I am past the flavor of the month mentality. It too much money loss.

Oct 28, 2018 03:47 PM
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Jerry Thomas-Construction Loans
Cranbrook Loans - Farmington Hills, MI
Construction Loans in MI, OH, VA, GA, FL and AL

I'm at least a generation or two behind on all my tech. Just doesn't seem to be worth the extra price.

Oct 28, 2018 03:35 PM
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Fred Griffin, on leave of absence from ActiveRain
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

  Samsung Galaxy 2 years old.    Laptop is 2 months old, because I lost one in July.   I will never buy a $1000 phone or a $2500 computer.  No smart watch for me either, thank you.

Oct 28, 2018 03:34 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Very limited gadgetry/

Oct 28, 2018 02:58 PM
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Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
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Smart Phone- about a year old, Tablets- yes, because I can multi-task while on my phone, Laptops- because I need to go mobile sometimes & Computer at home- yes.

Like the idea of the Watch (hint, hint- Christmas is coming) because if your phones in the other room charging & a client calls you'll get notified. You can go get your phone & take their call. Used to have that functionality on my FitBit but that product didn't even last 1 year. 

I don't run out & buy the newest product the day it hits the market. 

Oct 29, 2018 04:17 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
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I am, but to a certain limit. My Iphone is x is perfectly fine, but i'd like to upgrade my ipads, macs and a car( hybrid to electrical).

Oct 29, 2018 12:24 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Nope, I am not into having the latest version of whatever, including my iphone, ipad or laptop, as long s they are working well and meet my needs.

Oct 28, 2018 04:51 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I often get a phone every two years

Oct 29, 2018 02:10 PM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

Not at all. 

I will get a new Samsung Galaxy Note 9 this week.  The only reason is that my old phone has decided it is ready to die. I have an iPad and rarely use it. 

I like to keep my life simple and uncluttered. Less is more for me, and it works well. 

Oct 29, 2018 06:31 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I have none of the items you mentioned.

Oct 29, 2018 03:15 AM
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Katerina Gasset
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services - Wellington, FL
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Very! I love the newest technology if it comes from Apple. Super die hard Apple fan here! 

I have an iPhone7 plus. I got Tristan the X for Christmas last year and I am looking forward to getting one. But I want to get the watch first. 

Nestor has the newsest iPad and loves it! It is so intuitive. 

I still have my 2009 Mac Book Pro because it is a 17 inch and Apple no longer makes their mac books in 17 inches. 

We have 2 iMacs. 

I do need to get another mac book pro even though it will only be 15 inches because I can't record FB lives with the older technology. 

But I will tell you- before we switched to macs in 2008, I was replacing PCs every 2 years! 

Oct 29, 2018 10:56 PM
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Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

I have an iPhone 7+, one iPad and no watch. I replace my phone when the battery starts to slow down. 

Oct 29, 2018 02:05 PM
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Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931

1 year old and have no idea what Iphone I have - all I can say it is Rose Gold. :)

Oct 29, 2018 10:39 AM
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Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

Newest. 

Always keep my phone updated. 

Oct 29, 2018 10:32 AM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

I replace stuff when it no longer works.

Oct 29, 2018 09:24 AM
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Chuck Willman UtahHomes.me
Utah Homes - Alpine, UT
Utah Homes

I read about the latest tech and only use it if I see it has a return on investment.

Oct 29, 2018 08:52 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

My cell phone functions and my laptop obeys. My car runs and the kitchen performs when called on. A simpler more easy-peasy life calls to me....

Oct 29, 2018 06:54 AM
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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor e-Pro, CRS, RCS-D, Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

I'm a moderate tech guy. I like the second generation of a product - post "bugs".

I've had my iPhone 8 since they launched, I don't need all the latest stuff, but I do own a lot of WiFi & Bluetooth driven gadgets.

Oct 29, 2018 06:44 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I'm gadgety enough to no longer want the latest shiny new object.

Oct 29, 2018 06:41 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Nope, yup, yup, yup.  No reason to have the latest, greatest. My ego is under control.

Oct 29, 2018 06:02 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

My iphone is my connection to the business workd, so i like it new, fast and filled with the latest tools. It goves a freedom never thought when selling real estate in the late 80's, 90.s and even early 2000's

Oct 29, 2018 05:32 AM
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Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)

I'm still using a Samsung Galaxy S4 and a tablet of the same age.  They still do their jobs and I'm not willing to drop close to 2k for Liz and I to upgrade our phones just to be a little faster.  When they start causing me more trouble than I can justify, then I'll swap them out.  But in the interim adding a memory card and new batteries to each was all I needed to do.

Oct 29, 2018 05:03 AM
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Mike Cooper, GRI
Cornerstone Business Group Inc - Winchester, VA
Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro

Tammy, I just gave up my 6s for a 10. I guess I've had the 6s for 4 years. Not chasing shiny objects. I just upgrade when mine is no longer getting the job done. I kept my 4 for about 4 years. I even changed the battery in that one. It was a good phone. I had my Treo before that one from 2004-2009. It was held together with tape by the end. No Apple watch, fitbit (though I had one), etc. I do have a new iPad. The old one wasn't keeping up. 

Oct 29, 2018 04:57 AM
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

I don't need the newest model phone but I do upgrade whenever I think it is necessary (not holding a charge as long, too slow, etc...) My phone is a crucial part of my business so I need it to perform accordingly!

Oct 29, 2018 03:50 AM
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Marie-Denise Kratsios
Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty - Huntington, NY
Where ever you are, that's where I'll be!

A few weeks ago, my Iphone 6 was giving me enough problems that I knew I needed to replaced it. The new IPhone Xs came out, however, when I went to the Apple store with the intent of buying last year’s IPhone X. They told me they sold their last one a few days before. I ended up buying the latest model, and even bought the IPhone XsMax for much more than I intended to spend. . A few weeks later, Apple released a much cheaper version, the IPhone XR. I should have waited!

Oct 30, 2018 05:04 AM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Upgrade my phone every 2-3 yrs..

Oct 29, 2018 03:22 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Even though my background is tech, I'm not a "shiny new thing" kinda guy.  I research the heck out of something and keep it until it breaks or no longer meets my needs.  Phones I typically go 4 years.  Cars 11 years.  I do have a couple tablets, they were very low end when I bought them a few years ago but for displaying documents and watching movies on long flights they are perfect.

 

No smart watches for me, the prices are too high and I haven't worn a watch in over 20 years.  No desire to start now.

Oct 29, 2018 09:16 AM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I like stuff that makes my life easier.  I have a Samsung 8, no smart watch, but did buy a tablet a few years back, never used it.

Nov 01, 2018 02:49 PM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

I love my iPhone 7Plus, but don't feel the need to run out to get the iPhoneX until I have to. Looking into getting an Apple watch; have an iPad too. 

Oct 31, 2018 06:20 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

If it still works I keep it.  Not a big techie

Oct 30, 2018 05:48 PM
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John Meussner
Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA, - Walnut Creek, CA
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Pretty gadgety but not at all trendy.  I do have an iphoneX because my last one died right before a business trip I needed it for and I love the camera on it --- I'll be moving away from apple next go-round.

 

Other than that, bluetooth headphones and a Suunto Ambit activity watch are the only other gadgets I have and use

Oct 30, 2018 12:35 PM
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The Villages Realty
The Villages Realty - San Jose, CA
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I have a 3 year old iPhone and an iPad that is going on 5 years.  I will never buy the latest and greatest again, as the obsolescence is very quick these days.

Oct 30, 2018 07:58 AM