I was hesitant to buy a smart phone until my cell phone company offered a deal I couldn't refuse. I still don't think I'm using my Blackberry to it's full capabilities. But now that I'm a busy mompreneur, it's convenient to check my email on the go. I can check my multiple email accounts all in one place. I wouldn't want to go back to just a cell phone. The funny part is the phone came with a Bluetooth and I never set it up. I didn't want to be one of those people in a store looking like I was talking to myself. It's really something I should use since it's illegal to talk and drive in my state. I actually put my phone on speaker while I'm driving and clip it to my seatbelt. Don't laugh!
I have a horrible sense of direction. I was compelled to get a GPS after seeing it's use in my husband's car and bought one 2 Christmases ago. It's so much easier than mapping a route and reading the directions while driving. Now that is a great invention.
I remember hearing about TiVo years ago. Since, I became a mom I don't have much of a schedule. I could never keep up with the latest reality show craze or when a new season of some of my favorite shows would happen. The DVR changed that. Now I can record in advance and watch days later when my daughter is napping or even rewind when I miss a detail in something I'm watching. It's worth it just to fast forward through the commercials.