What is a device and learn how to distinguish it from gadgets
The modern world is simply teeming with various devices and gadgets. These devices can be found in both older people and adolescents. Not everyone knows what a device is and how it differs from a gadget. By the word "device" many mean completely different things that do not fit this definition. Therefore, differences can often arise among young people. In this article we will try to tell as much as possible everything about the device: what it is and how it works. And also learn to distinguish it from the gadget.
First, let's discuss what a device is. On the Internet, you can find many definitions that are hard to understand even for a modern teenager. One of them says: "The device is an electronic and programmed device that performs many functions and does not need auxiliary devices."
Now let's repeat the same thing, only in a more understandable language.A device is a device used in different areas of life and performing certain tasks. This is an independent device that does not depend on the connected auxiliary devices (gadgets).
Devices can be found in almost every home and every person. These include appliances that can operate on mains or batteries. Short list of devices:
- Electronic devices (phones, tablets, laptops, computers).
- Household appliances (TV, washing machine, refrigerator, microwave)
As you can see, one of the main features of the device is that they all depend on electricity. This can be implemented either directly from the outlet, or from the battery or battery.
Interestingly, some electronic devices can become gadgets, and some gadgets can become devices. How is this possible? In order to understand this, you need to know what a gadget is.
We learn about gadgets
What do we need to know about the gadget? The most important thing is the definition. From him we will build. The gadget is an auxiliary device, for the operation of which it is necessary that it be connected to the device.Gadgets can make a person's life easier.
Take, for example, your TV. The TV is a device, and everything that you connect to it belongs to gadgets (headphones, tuner, speakers).
We figured out what a device is and what applies to it, now let's look at a short list of devices called gadgets:
- MP3 players;
- smart bracelets;
- virtual reality glasses;
- fitness trackers.
Gadgets also need electricity, but for correct use they need to be connected to devices from time to time. For example, if you want to listen to music through headphones (gadget), then they need to be connected to the player, phone or computer (devices).
But how can a device become a gadget? It's simple. For example, a clock that can show the time and date. These watches belong to gadgets, because they only have 2 functions, but if you add GPS, internet connection, calculator and other various functions, then this watch will already be considered a device, since they can perform many functions.
What is the difference between a device and a gadget?
We learned about the device - what it is and how it works.Let's now pay attention to the main differences between the device and the gadget, so that in the future we will not have any disagreements with other people.
Why can there be a dispute between two interlocutors? For example, one says that the phone is a gadget, and the other claims that it is a device, since its main function is calls. The device differs from the gadget in that it does not require other devices to complete the work. In order to call from a mobile phone, is it necessary to connect headphones, a USB cable or other gadgets to it? If not, then this is a device.
Another example is an electronic watch. In order to see the time or date, they do not need to be connected to a computer or smartphone. Does this mean that this watch belongs to the device? No, because they only have two functions. The device has a large number of different options and features, which distinguishes it from the gadget.
Learning to correctly identify devices
The best devices are those that contain many functions and can perform several tasks at once. Such devices include new generation smartphones, laptops and personal computers.
But how can you quickly determine what a device is and what a gadget is? Ask a simple question: “How many functions are there in a device?”. If it has a large list of all kinds of functions, then it belongs to the device - everything is simple.
Another example is the bike computer. If it is the cheapest and can only show speed and distance, then this is a gadget with a limited number of functions. But if it has a navigator, player, camera, and more, it means it has become a full-fledged device.
In conclusion, let us once again remind ourselves of what a device is and what a gadget is. The device is an independent device used in everyday life and independent of other auxiliary devices. The gadget is an auxiliary element, in which a limited number of programs, and for which you need to use correctly, you need to connect to the device.