Electronics are big business. Almost every home has some form of consumer electronics, and most have considerably more than one. A radio may be just the beginning for the modern family. Radios are simply the bottom line and come standard with cars, CD players and entertainment systems. Computers even can access the radio.
More current consumer electronics include video, vehicle and music equipment. MP3s have all but replaced CDs and a large percentage of the population has at least one MP3 player. Watching movies is blasé without a home theater setup. Surround sound and digital projection is a must for a true movie watching experience. Even watercraft such as jet skis and boats need high tech gear to perform at their peak level.
Consumer electronics have infiltrated our entire lifestyle. Sure they are a convenience, but they can also cause a few problems. It is not uncommon for an average household to have two or more cell phones, an MP3 player or two, at least one household computer, a home theater system, a DVD player in the family car, and few digital phone and PDAs to round things out. With all this technology present, we are able to keep better organized to go about living our hectic lifestyles, but are we more or less connected?
It would seem that we are even more connected now that we can text message, send instant messages or chat on the phone at anytime. Unfortunately experts believe that this shorthand conversation style may be chipping away at quality relationships. The bottom line? Enjoy your electronics together and just be sure you put them down every now and again to really communicate with each other.