• A Garmin Forerunner 310XT GPS Sports Running Multisports Speed & Distance Watch, an Amazon Kindle, Apple iPod Shuffle and a Canon S110 camera are arranged for a photo in New York, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015. There are times a stand-alone device works better than a jack-of-all-trades like a smartphone. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

    Review: Stand-alone gadgets trump all-in-one devices

    NEW YORK (AP) — When Apple announced new iPod music players a few weeks ago, many people asked why anyone would need iPods when smartphones can play music and more. I had that question myself — until I remembered I’ve been carrying an iPod almost every day, mostly for my runs.

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