The biggest perk for me is now I can take pictures of stupid stuff that I see and send it to Peppy. I never carried my camera around with me all the time, and even if I did have it on me, I would take a picture and then forget all about it. Now I see something creepy (like frozen clam sticks at the DollarTree) and Peppy gets to see it right along with me. I also have quick access to make videos of Peppy so I have proof that I actually do try to get him to wake up and come to bed with me.
There may be actual repercussions for me posting that one. But man, can Peppy sleep through anything. But he made it up to me the next night, by drawing a big smiley face and something that looked like a dinosaur....on my butt.
Peppy definitely needed to know about this makeshift burial plot we found in our neighborhood.
I was also pleasantly surprised to find out that I can read the books from my actual Kindle on my phone. Who knew? Well, probably everyone but me.
I text my friends a little bit more often. Because it's easier when you don't have a 200 character limit like my last phone did. Plus, swyping is nice.
And I'm not going to lie, I geeked out a little bit when I realized that I could set my alarm for a different time every day of the week! Oh my goodness. My phone is way smarter than I am.
But I still forget and leave my phone in my car for days at a time. And if Peppy is with us I know he has his phone, so I don't even worry with bringing mine. Peppy's phone is constantly dying and he has to charge it, but I only charge mine maybe twice a week. I feel like maybe I wouldn't be the ideal candidate for a smartphone focus group.
So yeah. My verdict? It has it's perks, but it's definitely not a life-changing piece of technology for me. More than anything it is going to become another source of my personal amusement. And I'm ok with that.