Standalone GPS Systems will soon be irrelevant and redundant with many smartphones offering GPS services as well as becoming a standard addition in many vehicles. Getty Images
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9 gadgets that may soon be obsolete

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Technological developments in recent years have made some once popular items almost obsolete.

Do you still watch movies on VHS tapes? That's just one device, according to a new report, that you no longer need in your home.

Do you have a point and shoot camera, and also a smartphone? You really don't need both.

DealNews.com has just listed a number of devices it says you soon may no longer need, and could become obsolete in the next 10 years.

It's list includes:

    Stand alone GPS unit....if you have a smartphone.

    A DVD player....now that we stream movies.

    A Blu Ray player....see DVD, above.

    Flash Drives...thanks to the Cloud.

    MP3 players....since smartphones play music.

    Desktop Computers...as a laptop does it all now.

    Home Camcorders....again, a victim of  smartphones.

    Alarm Clocks...again, soon to be replaced by your phone or tablet.

None of these items will disappear anytime soon, and a lot of people still like to have a separate GPS unit, as a Garmin or Tom Tom does not use up your monthly smartphone data.

But DealNews says if your phone already does it, then buying an extra gadget may be a case of don't waste your money.

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