What are your favourite items of technology?

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Jonathan: My favourite item of technology is my camera. Here it is! It's a really nice camera. It's quite small and quite light. It's kind of pocket-sized, so it's easy to carry around everywhere, and the picture quality is really good. It's better than my phone camera.

Jo G: I never had a TV before, at home, but now I'm injured and I can't run, I can't walk very well. So I've treated myself to this beauty. And it's just changed my life.

Jo B: One of my favourite items of technology – apart from the washing machine, which is just brilliant – is this little portable speaker. The quality's really great, so to listen to music or podcasts, you can go out and about, and it's much better than just listening straight off the phone, I find.

Kirk: Bluetooth headphones with noise-cancelling technology come in really handy on the train or in train stations.

Tina: So my favourite piece of technology – it's a bit tricky because I'm not really a technology sort of person, not really much of a techie either – but, I have to say, is my most recent present that I got. It is my retro-radio. Can you see that? It's so cool, isn't it? It's really jazzy! I guess that's why I like it. It's very neat. But it's also an alarm clock. It's also a speaker, so I can listen to my podcasts from my phone and it uses Bluetooth into the radio. And also I've got all my favourite radio channels preset, so I can just pick and choose which one I want. [I] always like a bit of disco music. So, I'm not sure how much that is technical or not, but that's my piece.

In this video, the LearnEnglish team talk about the items of technology that they like the most. Here are some of the things they said.

  • My favourite item of technology is ...
  • I treated myself to ...
  • It's much better than ...
  • ... comes in really handy
  • It's so cool, isn't it?
  • I guess that's why I like it

Now it's your turn

  • What are your favourite items of technology?
  • Does technology play an important part in your life?
  • Do you agree with any other commenters? Reply and let them know.

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Average: 3.3 (4 votes)

Submitted by Luiscarza on Fri, 28/04/2023 - 23:42


I don’t have a preferred item, I think two of the most useful and lovely items for me are my mobile phone and my smartwatch. I used them everyday to see videos including those of the British council, to received or send messages to my love ones, to look for information useful in my job, and my smartwatch helps me during my exercise routine and to watch up my sleeping (I’m not sure is correct this phrase).

Hi Luiscarza,

That's interesting. How does the smartwatch monitor your sleep? What data does it give you, and is it accurate?


LearnEnglish team

Submitted by Vicci on Fri, 28/04/2023 - 22:21


I like most of the technologies because they make our life more comfortable. My favorite technology is a mobile phone. Apart from calls and text messages, I use my phone to learn English, listen to podcasts, and attend online classes. Also, my phone is connected to a smart home and web cameras from my work. Therefore reasons I expect that the mobile phone is the most helpful technology for me.

Submitted by Ibrahim Ghazy on Fri, 28/04/2023 - 19:11


My favorite item of technology is my macbook, it is very lite and small so I can carry it to any place, and its battery has a long life that can help me to use the device in any place for a long time without charging, it is really fantastic device, it is much better than other laptops.
It is very cool, is not it?
I can guess why I like it

Submitted by Mahdi73 on Fri, 28/04/2023 - 18:23


Although I like my cell phone as my favourite technology because I am able to take photos and videos every time and everywhere, I prefer to say my favourite technologies are my cassette player and video cassette player because they are the technologies that I grew up with. I have no photo of my old Betamax video cassette to show you.

This is also my favorite technology. Because it reminds me of when I was a child. And the world was a very beautiful place. But now there's too much technology and we're missing out on things from real life. We forget to look at and enjoy nature and the sun and free time.

Submitted by JaniKe on Fri, 28/04/2023 - 17:16


I don't like a lot technology. I think that many people rely on technology and they can not think for something or evaluate it themselves.
I like my cellphone. I can speak with my family and friends.
Have a nice day!
I think that is good for us medicinal technology, for example MRI.

Hi JaniKe,

Although technology can do many things for us, I agree that we shouldn't rely on it too much. I can give an example - I have apps on my phone that can easily show me the best route from A to B, and I use them a lot. But sometimes I also like to just try and find the way myself, using street signs, landmarks or asking people. It might be less efficient, but I feel more aware of the place where I am.

Is there anything you prefer to do without using technology?


LearnEnglish team

Submitted by Farideh Oloomi on Fri, 28/04/2023 - 17:03


I think Internet is one the most important technology that affecta all aspect of our lifes. These days we can have access to newest information easily. Internet cause to equal access to knowledge.

Submitted by mr_bahrami2011 on Fri, 28/04/2023 - 16:41


My favorite item of technology is my smartphone because I often listen to podcasts and seeking in internet for grammer and watch video to learn English .I also use it for calling with my family and friends. I treated myself to my smartphone when I use it for learning. We can use it for good way or bad way but I think everyone should know how use their smartphones because it can be wasting our time so I know this issue and I always try to use it sensibility. After that I like my smartwatch .

Submitted by banoomehr on Fri, 28/04/2023 - 16:11


Actually, I'd like to say that everything about technology in this modern times, I love them especially my smartphone as these days has been popular tbat by smartphone you can do everything such as surfing the internet, taking and saving photos in your private gallery and so on. additionally I wanna say by smartphone I can communicate with others from other countries. in fact I could find an Italian friend and actually it's been one year that we are in contact with each other.
to sum up this electronic device causes me have a connection much easier than before.

Submitted by taher175 on Fri, 28/04/2023 - 15:29


My favorite item of technology is my laptop. This an awesome device which I use to do many tasks for my work. I can use my laptop for work, learn and game, it’s a great device.

Submitted by Ali Sabry on Fri, 28/04/2023 - 14:53


I like computers. We can do a lot of different tasks with computers, such as: arranging meetings, work, call, and even play. It's a great invention.

Submitted by Nadbuc on Fri, 28/04/2023 - 14:32


My favorite item of technology is the AirPod.
I think that it’s practice and comfortable to bring everywhere: for walking, working, listening music, calling somebody etc.
It’s some better than common headphone (with thread), because it’s really handy!
It’s so cool, isn’t it?
I guess why some people don’t like it!

Hi Nadbuc,

It is cool! But I actually prefer wired earphones. How long does the battery last on your AirPods?


LearnEnglish team

Submitted by Keny_Gourgel_P… on Fri, 28/04/2023 - 14:30


My favorite item of technology is my cellphone, because I can do many tasks, such as call to my friends, not only a simple call, I can make a Video call and this is amazing for real!!!
Moreover, I can be update about the news all around the world.
Furthermore is a small device and I can carry to any place.

Submitted by Tarek_Jms on Fri, 28/04/2023 - 10:42


My favorite item of technology is my smartwatch. Smartwatches are a popular item of technology that many people find useful in their daily lives. They can perform a variety of functions such as tracking fitness and health data, providing notifications and reminders, and even making phone calls and sending messages. Smartwatches can also be customized with different watch faces and bands to match the user’s style.
Some people find that smartwatches play an important part in their lives by helping them stay organized and connected. Others may appreciate the convenience of having a device on their wrist that can perform many of the same functions as a smartphone.

Fantastic! The same is to me.
Since the smartwatch was born I cannot do without! I use it for working, training, monitoring my lifestyle. It’s a useful item!

Hi Tarek_Jms,

I don't have one but they do have a lot of useful functions! Do you find that they can track health and fitness data accurately?


LearnEnglish team

Dear Tarek_Jms

I had one, but i gave it to a nephew.
I didn´t feel it was necessary in my daily life. As well as.
However, these are a great tool for those who know how to take advantage of their functionalities.

Best regards!

It is fantastic, I have a Garmin Forunner 935 is very useful for swimming statistics and other workouts

Submitted by dahmenaero19 on Thu, 27/04/2023 - 19:28


I like almost every thing about technology that made our lives much easier than before, take for example the industrial tools they really reduce human efforts, make the task to be done more precise and less risky for us.