But first things first, it's time for our ninth Talk Mobile survey, this time focused around the connected devices we've spent last week discussing. We're collecting this quantifiable data because that's the sort of stuff that gets nerds like us revving, and it helps us delve deeper into what it is that makes you tick. And because we love you, we want you to be rewarded for taking the survey: completing the survey enters you for a chance to win a $100 Best Buy gift card. It's an incentive, sure, but it's also $100 dollars you didn't have before.
Because we're the type that loves gadgets, we were really looking forward to connected life week. Smartphones and tablets are awesome, don't get us wrong, but there are things they just can't do. They can't be strapped to our wrists to track our movement every day (well, technically they could be, but that wouldn't be a great experience), but they can connect to a fitness monitor you're wearing. They can connect to our cars, our kitchens, and our speakers and televisions. The reach of the smartphone is greater than ever.
As always, your feedback on Talk Mobile is very important to us and will help is to define not just what we do for Talk Mobile, but for the rest of Mobile Nations at large. Even though there's just one week of Talk Mobile to go, we still want to hear what you think. There's a comments section down at the bottom of this page for you to let us know what's great, what's not, and whatever else is on your mind.
From the beginning Talk Mobile was supposed to be about elevating the quality of the conversation - moving beyond techs and specs to what really matters. A big part of that was you, the reader and the commenter, and you've not disappointed in rising to the occasion. The conversations we've read in the comments have been nothing short of amazing.
We've picked out the best comments from the past week and have them presented below. If yours has been picked as a winning comment, keep an eye on your email, because we have some awesome prizes to send your way!
Talk Mobile 2013 Week Nine: Connected Life
Day 1: The mobile home theater, radio DJ, and TV station
Day 2: Get moving, get healthy, get quantified
Day 3: Lights, oven, locks: Controlling your home from your phone
Day 4: Smartphones in the car: entertaining, powerful, and distracting
Day 5: The self-driving, artificially intelligent, infinitely connected future