What was the last ad et to chan e your life? Not just
ive you a few hours of extra battery life, li hten your rucksack’s load or make orderin a chicken korma easier, but actually do somethin totally new? For me it was a couple of years a o when I ot hold of a robot vacuum cleaner. Since the now lovin ly named Jeeves arrived at home, I’ve outsourced all my vacuumin and suffered infinitely fewer ar uments over skippin out on my cleanin duties. Given that ‘doin a Leedham’ is common terminolo y at Stuff HQ for leavin your rubbish on someone else’s desk, you can ima ine how much rief this mi ht have amounted to.
Since robot vacs only count as a household essential for messy folk, the most likely ad et to have transformed your existence is probably sittin in your pocket – or at least it will have at some point over the last five years or so. Kudos to you if you’ve mana ed to stick with a first- en smartphone for that lon .
That’s why, as well as pittin the best new phones of 2018 to ether this issue, we’re also takin a look back at the handsets that paved their way: the Motorola Razrs, Nokia 8110s and Blackberry Bolds of this world that’ll never be seen a ain but still hold a nostal ic rip over our heartstrin s. Until someone invents a robot that’ll clean my bathroom, nothin will ever top that.