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Gadgets the iPad killsFive 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.