Living in a big city comes with its own set of challenges. Survival of the fittest is the motto – one will do well to learn it. By fittest, I do not mean that the strongest or the most powerful will survive. Instead, it means that those who are the best prepared and those who are willing to adapt to the change will eventually prevail.

I flit between two of the largest and toughest cities in India – Delhi and Mumbai. And over the years, I have learned what it takes to go ahead and face the day, and come out winners every time. I must confess though, it wouldn’t have been possible without some of my most trusted partners – my collection of gadgets.

LG Optimus 3D SmartphoneTop of the list is, of course, my Smartphone. I started with a Blackberry, but it proved to be too one-dimensional for my taste and needs. So, an iPhone soon replaced it. But over the years, I found it a bit of bother to keep up with the updates, and my phone soon became outdated. Whatever be the new upcoming iPhone version, I am not bothered about it. My latest acquisition is the new 3G enabled LG Optimus 3D Max – P725.

Most of my colleagues weren’t even aware that LG makes such cool Smartphone, but know they know better – ha! This is one feature laden phone – good for both work and play. Equipped with a Dual Core processor, it is my go-to source when I am not close to my laptop. It helps me capture 3D/2D images, and beautifully complements my LG 3D TV. And being DLNA compliant and Wi-Fi equipped only makes it easier to connect it to my TV – using the Smart Share feature.

LG 47LM7600 3D Smart TVTalking of the TV, it is my second life line in my defense against the big city blues. My current TV is a LG 3D Smart TV – LG LM7600 with a 42 inch screen and occupies the pride of place in my home theater system.  Most evenings, I surrender myself to its pleasures – often with an old classical movie, accompanied by a huge bowl of popcorns and my favorite beverage (its coffee!). Sometimes, just for the heck of it, I turn on the 2D to 3D conversion feature when watching old classics, and I must say that it is a completely different experience. Another of my favorite movie genres is animation – and I have loads of DVDs and BDs now in my collection. I am eagerly awaiting the BD release of Ice Age: Continental Drift, even though I have already watched in theater over the last weekend.

These are just a few of the gadgets that help me survive the travails of living in a big city and living to tell the tale another day. In my future posts, I will let you peek into some other cool toys that help to make my life easier. Till then, take care. Bye!