6
This content is rated TV-MA, and is for viewers 18 years or older. Are you of age?
Sorry, you are not old enough to view this content.

CNET Top 5: Gadgets the iPad kills

About Video Transcript

CNET Top 5: Gadgets the iPad kills

2:54 /

Five tech products that may get cut off at the knees thanks to Apple's big portable.

-You've got an iPad. Now, let's see what you don't need. I'm Molly Wood filling in for Brian Cooley who swears he's not having any fun at all on his work trip to Hawaii. Uh-huh. Anyway, I'm here with the CNET Top 5. Things you don't need if you have an iPad. Not our opinion, this is based on a survey by Resolve Research that look at people who own an iPad. The number 5 thing felt they didn't need anymore was the Gaming Consul. Maybe they just don't understand what a Gaming Consul can actually do. Then again, angry birds is $5 and Halo Reach is $60, so I kinda see what they're getting at. At number 4 is an iPod or other mp3 player. 29% of iPad owners are apparently willing to juggle this giant thing as a portable music player. My guess, that 29% doesn't include a single person who listens to music at the gym. Otherwise, those are some seriously sweaty iPads. Okay, at number 3, things start to get believable with 32% saying they no longer need a laptop or a netbook. Fair enough. A lot of people do log a laptop around mostly for web and e-mail and the iPad pretty much kills it there except for Flash and editing a Google Doc and like a camera for web conferencing. I guess that's why it's still only 32%. Number 2 is where knees start knocking over at Sony and Nintendo because 38% of iPad owners say "No, thank you" to a portable gaming device. Yeah. I think something about a thin responsive tablet with a touchscreen besides a half a dozen PSPs is rather compelling, and their survey was done before Apple even announced Game Center. And before we get to the number 1 thing people won't buy because they have an iPad, notice that a full 37% of the iPad owners in this study were totally new to Apple. They had never before accepted the little paper cup of Kool-Aid from the nice man in the jeans and the black turtleneck, well, until now. Okay, the number 1 thing the iPad sends straight to the museum is the eBook Reader. If you have a Kindle, a Nook, or a Cobol, know that fully 49% of iPad owners think you're nice, but not too bright. It doesn't help that Amazon and Barnes & Noble have great reader apps for the iPad. And why carry 2 readers when you can carry 1 that also has Angry Birds? Now, sure the iPad isn't the best at much of anything except being an iPad. But if these numbers are any indication, good enough might be good enough if there's enough that you're good at or whatever. I'm Molly Wood and you can find all the CNET Top 5 videos at cnettv.com or at cnettv.com on your iPad. Yeah, check it out.

New releases

McLaren P1: Harbinger of the hybrid supercar revolution (CNET On Cars, Episode 58)
23:31 January 30, 2015
McLaren P1 on the track and on the street, CNET Style. How engines get their names and what it means. Also: CNET's Top 5 cars of last...
Play video
Boost's ZTE Speed is a 4.5-inch, low-priced Android
1:07 January 30, 2015
Featuring a 5-megapixel camera, a quad-core CPU, and a 4.5-inch display, the ZTE Speed is one of Boost's prepaid bargain Androids.
Play video
The LaCie Mirror is perfect for narcissists
2:14 January 30, 2015
CNET editor Dong Ngo totally likes what he sees when looking at the one-of-a-kind LaCie Mirror portable drive. And that's because (you...
Play video
Rid your Android quick settings menu of oddball toggles
1:17 January 30, 2015
CNET's Dan Graziano shows you how to fix one of the most annoying features in Android 5.0 Lollipop.
Play video
Beats Pill XL: Bigger Bluetooth speaker justifies its premium price
1:25 January 30, 2015
We weren't such big fans of Beats' original Pill, but the company's jumbo-sized model is well designed and performs much better.
Play video
Facebook using beacons to show location 'tips'
2:50 January 30, 2015
Social network's new app feature sends location tips to your feed using GPS, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth beacons. Meanwhile, your home Internet...
Play video
Testing out 'Insane Mode' in the Tesla P85D, Ep. 190
4:28 January 30, 2015
This week we get all nostalgic with the Prynt smartphone case that makes your iPhone work like a Polaroid camera, we learn some scary...
Play video
Nvidia G-Sync is a smooth move for PC games
3:01 January 30, 2015
The right graphics card and G-Sync monitor can make games look better.
Play video