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The Switched Interview: Hilary Duff

Hilary Duff
We knew Hilary Duff was more than just a pop-music (and movie) star -- after all, she has her own perfume-, bag-, and clothing lines – but we had had no idea she was so tech-savvy. Lucky for us, Duff took a few minutes out of her busy schedule performing songs off her latest album, 'Dignity,' to tell us about her favorite gadgets and games. And when you're done reading the interview, be sure to check out our special gallery featuring Duff and some of her favorite gadgets.


What gadgets do you always bring with you to the set?


I am really a cards type girl. I like board games too, but as far as gadgets, I used to have a T-Mobile Sidekick. Now, I use my T-Mobile BlackBerry to text my friends and email interview questions instantly.


Who's the last person you sent a text message to and what was it about?


My sister. I was asking her what she was doing for dinner and whether she had time to go to Pilates with me.


Where do you go pretty much every time you get online?

I go to shopbop.com and different magazine sites like Elle and Glamour. I also check out YouTube a lot.


What annoys you most about your iPod, cell phone, or laptop (or any other gadget)?


Dropped calls on my cell phone annoy me the most. When you are in the middle of a conversation and a loud beep goes off in your ear and then the line goes blank. Also, sometimes my iPod goes crazy and freezes and I can't do anything until the battery goes out.


Name one thing you wish your iPod, cell phone, or laptop could do that it doesn't do now?

I wish my cell phone could play my favorite TV shows on voice demand. It would be cool if my laptop could go to applications and iTunes by voice command, too.


Is there an upcoming gadget that can't wait to get your hands on?

I can't wait until they get Slingbox for Macs!


Good news, the beta version of Slingbox for Macs is out now. But back to the interview: You're stranded on a desert island: What gadget do you bring?

Definitely my BlackBerry so that I could get help!


Tell us what's the most-played song or artist on your iPod.

It varies from day to day. Right now it's Regina Spektor or Fiona Apple.


What cell phone are you using right now and what do you love or hate about it?

The T-Mobile BlackBerry 8700, I moved from the Sidekick because the Sidekick was big and more like a toy. I like the BlackBerry, it has a cool pin system for BlackBerry-to-BlackBerry communication.


Blackberry, Sidekick, or Treo?


BlackBerry.


Are you getting an iPhone?

I'll wait and see how people like it. The first of anything always has glitches and kinks to work out.


What's the longest time you've ever spent playing a video game in one sitting and what game was it?


I am not a video game player, but a few years ago I played a game I think it was called Vice City. It was so violent that I had bad dreams that same night. I hear the Nintendo Wii is a cool system.


The Hilary Duff Gadget Gallery




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