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Last post Author Topic: What are your favorite gadgets and gizmos?  (Read 39400 times)

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Re: What are your favorite gadgets and gizmos?
« Reply #50 on: August 05, 2008, 12:45:34 PM »
Or if you have any kind of floor and one or more beagles.
(Just because they're little and cute doesn't mean they're not evil.)
Evil they may be but it seems a bit hard to sweep the floor with them   :o

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Re: What are your favorite gadgets and gizmos?
« Reply #51 on: August 05, 2008, 06:28:06 PM »
Or if you have any kind of floor and one or more beagles.
(Just because they're little and cute doesn't mean they're not evil.)
Evil they may be but it seems a bit hard to sweep the floor with them   :o

They tend to get a bit growly when you do. For general purpose cleaning I much prefer a soapy soft-coated Wheaton Terrier. ;D

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Re: What are your favorite gadgets and gizmos?
« Reply #52 on: August 05, 2008, 07:39:41 PM »
Quote from: 40hz
For general purpose cleaning I much prefer a soapy soft-coated Wheaton Terrier
Thanks for the tip. 
A wire-haired fox terrier comes in handy for the brasswork, too.  ;)

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Re: What are your favorite gadgets and gizmos?
« Reply #53 on: August 20, 2008, 07:46:57 AM »
Electric Bug Zapper:
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http://www.amazon.co...p/product/B000FEO50W

Good for those bigger creepy crawlies.

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Re: What are your favorite gadgets and gizmos?
« Reply #54 on: August 20, 2008, 08:14:47 AM »
Electric Bug Zapper: (see attachment in previous post)http://www.amazon.co...p/product/B000FEO50W

Good for those bigger creepy crawlies.

It works!  Tried it on the tennis court this morning and it killed my serve.

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Re: What are your favorite gadgets and gizmos?
« Reply #55 on: August 20, 2008, 08:33:44 AM »
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It's without a doubt the bulkiest USB hub I've ever used, but oh how I love the sound of the Tardis each time I connect a device...

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Re: What are your favorite gadgets and gizmos?
« Reply #56 on: August 20, 2008, 09:47:52 AM »
It's without a doubt the bulkiest USB hub I've ever used, but oh how I love the sound of the Tardis each time I connect a device...

 ;D
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Re: What are your favorite gadgets and gizmos?
« Reply #57 on: August 21, 2008, 01:22:06 AM »
I love that - is there a Dalek one  ;D

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Re: What are your favorite gadgets and gizmos?
« Reply #58 on: August 21, 2008, 08:22:24 AM »
I love that - is there a Dalek one  ;D
If you like Daleks you may enjoy this...

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Has to be one of the best gadgets I've seen, and a somewhat uplifting story to boot.


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Re: What are your favorite gadgets and gizmos?
« Reply #59 on: August 21, 2008, 08:29:57 AM »
If you like Daleks you may enjoy this...

That's BRILLIANT! Thanks for the link, Chris  :Thmbsup:


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"Some people have a way with words, other people,... oh... have not way" - Steve Martin
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Re: What are your favorite gadgets and gizmos?
« Reply #60 on: August 21, 2008, 08:37:24 AM »
Think geek has a few dalek things, but I don't think they have a dalek usb hub.

I want an Ood brain in a jar.

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Re: What are your favorite gadgets and gizmos?
« Reply #61 on: August 28, 2008, 05:23:13 AM »
Brilliant! Did u see the guy in the beginning on a red disability scooter?

I ride one of those!  ;D

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Re: What are your favorite gadgets and gizmos?
« Reply #62 on: August 28, 2008, 01:24:38 PM »
I ride one of those!
I'll send you a plunger...   ;)

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Re: What are your favorite gadgets and gizmos?
« Reply #63 on: August 28, 2008, 04:42:33 PM »
OK, forget the WaterPic, I changed my mind.

*This* is by far, the best gadget I've ever owned... 215 degrees F at the tip, it is a bug zapper, stone cleaner, all-metal cleaner, plastic cleaner, *name it*. Whatever you steam clean feels nice and warm & completely clean & smooth afterwards.

It's too bad the infomercials have gone overboard, though. The make steamers look like a joke. For example, I wouldn't clean a toilet with a steamer & it's yet to successfully remove glue residue left behind from price tag stickers. Also, this steamer does not do a nice job removing wrinkles from clothing; I have separate steamers for that.

nonetheless...

mine is on all the time and gets used constantly! Someday I'll make a list of all its uses (sooner, if anyone else here has a steamer & they think it is not useful).




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Re: What are your favorite gadgets and gizmos?
« Reply #64 on: August 28, 2008, 06:43:04 PM »
OK, forget the WaterPic, I changed my mind.

*This* is by far, the best gadget I've ever owned... 215 degrees F at the tip, it is a bug zapper, stone cleaner, all-metal cleaner, plastic cleaner, *name it*. Whatever you steam clean feels nice and warm & completely clean & smooth afterwards.
That's a bit over the top for dental hygeine  :o

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Re: What are your favorite gadgets and gizmos?
« Reply #65 on: August 28, 2008, 07:53:33 PM »
 ;D ;D ;D
I knew that no matter WHAT I wrote, I wasn't going to get by you, Chris!
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Re: What are your favorite gadgets and gizmos?
« Reply #66 on: August 29, 2008, 08:00:52 AM »

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Re: What are your favorite gadgets and gizmos?
« Reply #67 on: August 29, 2008, 08:41:18 AM »
I hate AC Adapters so I'm a big fan of "Power Liberators."

http://www.hometech....liberator/index.html

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They're really nothing more than a short extension cord that plugs into your power strip or UPS. Now you can use all the sockets on that fancy power strip you paid so much for.

Simple, cheap, and effective. :Thmbsup: :Thmbsup:

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Re: What are your favorite gadgets and gizmos?
« Reply #69 on: August 30, 2008, 04:08:51 AM »
I had forgotten the Dalek details, as they've never been on TV here!  ;D ;D I've been in SA a long time....

That would fit nicely on the front of my scooter!  :Thmbsup:

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Re: What are your favorite gadgets and gizmos?
« Reply #70 on: September 03, 2008, 01:59:23 PM »
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My wife has been informed that all I want for Christmas is a Chumby... I don't know why I'm so enamored with it. Damn Wired magazine.


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Re: What are your favorite gadgets and gizmos?
« Reply #71 on: September 04, 2008, 07:24:42 PM »
I hate AC Adapters so I'm a big fan of "Power Liberators."
...
Wow! And those are cheap too!
I've made close to 20 or so of those things out of dead appliance cords and replacement plugs from the hardware store. The heavy duty plugs cost more than one of those little gadgets you mentioned.
Thanks for the link! :Thmbsup:

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Re: What are your favorite gadgets and gizmos?
« Reply #72 on: September 04, 2008, 08:19:13 PM »
Check out this link - http://www.staples.c...1_SC1:CG821:CL160904

I like hard copies of the ebooks/docs that I use so I splurged on one of these last year and it rocks!  :Thmbsup:

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Re: What are your favorite gadgets and gizmos?
« Reply #73 on: September 04, 2008, 09:04:25 PM »
I hate AC Adapters so I'm a big fan of "Power Liberators."
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Wow! And those are cheap too!
I've made close to 20 or so of those things out of dead appliance cords and replacement plugs from the hardware store. The heavy duty plugs cost more than one of those little gadgets you mentioned.
Thanks for the link! :Thmbsup:


Yeah, I'm hoping to find a source for these in the Great White North, eh?
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Re: What are your favorite gadgets and gizmos?
« Reply #74 on: September 04, 2008, 09:05:29 PM »
The last time I needed to do some heavy-duty hole punching, I bought this.

It's very smooth & easy to use, but I was really amazed at how quickly this thing rips through paper, heavy-duty plastic, wood...I even used it to route electrical cords from the bathroom (other gadgets charging  ;)) to the next room.
Funny, I have a DeWalt, too, but this "craft" drill feels more powerful.
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