best single word for personal electronics (such as cell phones, tablets, computers..)

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  1. jenlevin macrumors regular

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    hey all. need some opinions.

    best word to describe personal electronics such as cell phones computers tablets mp3 players?

    examples would be gadgets, gizmos, devices, electronics.

    this will be on a banner - not a lot of room for text. almost definitely needs to be one word but could maybe swing a short phrase. looking for the best thing for people to understand what objects we're talking about, while still sounding good (not putting 'personal electronics' on there, for example.)

    thanks!
     
  2. CalBoy macrumors 604

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    Provide some context.

    What is the banner for? Where will it be?
     
  3. Shrink, Oct 10, 2011
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    Shrink macrumors G3

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    How about "personal electronics":rolleyes: ;)

    That seemed to work pretty well in your title. :)
     
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  8. Mousse macrumors 68000

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    Gadgets.

    You don't want to get too technical with words like: Thingamabob, doohickey, doodad or whatchamacallit.
     
  9. CaptMurdock macrumors 6502a

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    Tom Clancy's Net Force series had a word for their computer/phone/text/email device, derived from virtual global interface link: virgil.

    Well, it has the virtue of being unique and memorable... Jus' sayin'.
     
  10. Demosthenes X macrumors 68000

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    Virgil is also an ancient Roman poet, best known for the Aeneid... I'm not sure how that ties into Clancy's work, but I'm sure it's not a coincidence. :)
     
  11. LizKat macrumors 68040

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    I just call it "all my gear" if I'm meaning all my devices and any hardware that connects pieces of it.
     
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    Devices

    Everyone knows what it's referring to
     
  14. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    That's not bad. How about eGear or iGear?
     
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    Camera gear usually goes as "kit".

    I call my personal electronics iDevices or toys.

    Dale
     
  17. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    Close. :)

    I was just about to suggest iTeather, for we are all stuck with them now, and forever.
     

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