Millennials are a hard sell for consumer electronics vendors. Most of us can’t afford to buy enough
Ramen Noodles to last us a month at a time, and the last thing we’re worried about when we hop into a friend’s Jeep for a weekend adventure is taking along a proper DJ-level headphone setup for the beach.
But for those of us who do have a little extra disposable income, the easy sell is always going to be a product that allows us to hermit up in our house for days at a time while we binge-watch “Friends.” With an Internet connection and a streaming device, we’re pretty much set. But a little added luxury is never a bad thing.
This is why the Google Chromecast is the gadget that has my heart. For an affordable price, I can connect my laptop to my parents’ HD TV and stream without having to hole up in my room all day. God bless living with parents, eh?
It’s true that the only members of this generation that give a hoot about cable are sports nuts, and I still have my fingers crossed that cable will lose its monopoly on the stuff. But for the rest of us, that means cutting the cord and ditching the box, because those prices are a touch less than conducive to living on the wages boomers are willing to give us.