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Re: Gadget WEEKENDS
« Reply #375 on: December 14, 2015, 08:15:46 AM »
Sorry for my first post being landed in here. Pls remove if it's not appropriate.

Cheers.

I think the biggest worry was that it was spam,
welcome to the forums btw!
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Re: Gadget WEEKENDS
« Reply #376 on: December 14, 2015, 06:40:46 PM »
Vibease smart remote control vibrator

I am still waiting for my someone to get it for me though.  :P

I think the OhMiBod blueMotion NEX/1 has a much better design  ;)

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Re: Gadget WEEKENDS
« Reply #377 on: December 15, 2015, 01:17:27 PM »
I bought some of these window air conditioner "drip cushions" and they make a real difference in cutting down the annoying loud sounds when it rains on my window air conditioners.
They are just foam mounted on magnetic sheet; you just cut them to size and lay them on top.  No idea how long they will last, i'm guessing the sun will break down the foam over the course of a year or two..
Still, highly recommended if you have window air conditioners like me.

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http://www.amazon.co...p/product/B008BOXEXC

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Re: Gadget WEEKENDS
« Reply #378 on: December 15, 2015, 06:14:46 PM »
I think the OhMiBod blueMotion NEX/1 has a much better design
Didn't the Chinese just hack that? The thrill is gone!
 

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Re: Gadget WEEKENDS
« Reply #379 on: December 20, 2015, 12:46:58 AM »
Haven't posted in a while, so here's a bit of catch up for the electronics side of some of what I do...

I picked up 2 Fluke 8050As for $10 each. They're about 36 years old (or the model is), but they work. I only have 1 set up. The second is a spare as they are over 30 years old.

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And my $9 soldering iron was worth, um... I had to get a new one. I couldn't find a used one, so I ended up getting a Weller WLC100.

It's the bottom end, but it's a hell of a lot better than what I was using. So far I'm very happy with it.

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And I kept running into situations where I needed to know more than my Fluke was telling me. I searched and searched and searched and could not find a used oscilloscope anywhere for a decent price. Ordering from the US was out of the question as I'm not paying $200 shipping for a cheap, old, used scope.

After searching for about 3 months and turning up nothing, I finally broke down and got a low-end oscilloscope the other day.

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The reviews for it are all very good, and I'm sure I'll be happy with it if better people than me are.

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Re: Gadget WEEKENDS
« Reply #380 on: December 23, 2015, 07:55:38 AM »


A butter grater to speed up the inevitable heart attack.  The best thing about not having this around is, it's too inconvenient to take tiny bits of butter with whatever, so you don't bother. No such luck now. It works really well with regular refrigerator temp. butter. Made in Japan, it has an excellent build quality. Makes an ideal stocking stuffer for your most hated relatives.

A better demo of the product:


http://www.amazon.co...f_=sr_1_3&sr=8-3
(Shop around for a better price.)
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Re: Gadget WEEKENDS
« Reply #381 on: December 23, 2015, 08:41:06 AM »
^ OMG, my Aunt Karen would kill for such a thing!!!  ;D ;D
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Re: Gadget WEEKENDS
« Reply #382 on: December 23, 2015, 11:38:09 PM »
Easy Butter?

FFS... Honestly, there's just no end to the bottomless fountain of innovation in Japan. I don't know what it is, but gadgets galore.

My favourite guitar pick I bought in Japan. Not sure where it is at the moment though...
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Re: Gadget WEEKENDS
« Reply #383 on: April 29, 2016, 07:23:04 PM »
I recently installed a home security system and went with this GE Simon XTi system:
http://interlogix.he...on/product/simon-xti

Can be bought on ebay along with sensors and keyfobs fairly cheaply, is easy to hook up.
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Pros: price, good small accessories and sensors, ease of programming
Cons: no internet access -- can't alert you over email when tripped.
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Re: Gadget WEEKENDS
« Reply #384 on: April 29, 2016, 10:56:15 PM »
New toys acquired in the past week or so  :D

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1) Flexible USB LED light (Amazon)
2) Xiaomi 10000 mAh Powerbank (Amazon)
3) ROMOSS 10400 mAh Sense 4 Powerbank w/ LCD capacity display (Amazon)
4) Tronsmart 5 port USB charger (1 x QuickCharge 2.0 + 4 x VoltIQ ports) (Amazon)
5) Xiaomi Mi Band 1S Activity tracker w/ HR sensing (Amazon)
6) Tronsmart 3 port USB car charger (1 x QuickCharge 2.0 + 2 x VoltIQ ports) (Amazon)
7) MEE Audio Touch Advanced Bluetooth Headphones (Amazon) (Were less than half RRP just under a week ago ... so ...)

Except for the MEE Audio Touch headphones (Amazon) all the items were bought via TinyDeal, GeekBuying, GearBest, or EverBuying as deals came up.

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Re: Gadget WEEKENDS
« Reply #385 on: April 30, 2016, 02:59:21 AM »
Cons: no internet access -- can't alert you over email when tripped.
But you own a raspberry pi that can react on a switch closing, has internet capability, and can do both as a background thread, so... 8)

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Re: Gadget WEEKENDS
« Reply #386 on: April 30, 2016, 05:35:00 AM »
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But you own a raspberry pi..

Quite right -- i am considering hooking up a raspberry pi (or similar) and having it send an email on sensor trigger.  As there is an external siren signal outputted by the system, it would be easy to sense.