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Toss or keep: Gadget spring cleaningWhether you're spring cleaning or looking for ways to spend your tax refund, CNET.com's Kara Tsuboi reports on some tech gadgets to get rid of and some that are worth investing in.
-Over the years, it's easy to amass a collection of technology clutter. -I have, like, this gadget museum in, like, my garage. -But CNET Senior Editor Donald Bell says there is a lot of gear, gadgets, and other antique technology to de-clutter from your life. -I'm glad to get rid of them. -For starters, a desktop computer. -Having that there, taking up a big space in your home, isn't worth it these days. -I don't even know what desktops look like anymore. -Experts say if you invest in one smartphone packed with features, you can get rid of a whole handful of other gadgets: a point-and-shoot camera, a camcorder, a GPS device, and an MP3 player. -What else do you need, like, I mean, phone, Internet, GPS? -So, I use it all the time. -For everything? -For everything. -But there is some technology worth keeping. -Unless you're really looking to just consolidate and simplify your life, a thumb drive is a handy thing to have around. -Also, high-speed Internet and cable at home. You're not giving up your cable TV anytime soon? -No. -No. -Gotta have NFL. -But for those technology collectors, parting with gadgets can be tough. -As something as cold and lifeless as a gadget, you do get sentimental about them, too. So, unless you're really trying to simplify things, it doesn't hurt to hold on to them. -In San Francisco, I'm Kara Tsuboi, CNET.com for CBS News.