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    A man's thread? Cool gadgets....

    A man's thread? Cool gadgets....

    I have no idea how popular this thread will be with both ***es, but I have a suspicion that men are more 'into' gadgets than women... please feel free to prove me wrong.
    With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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    #2
    GoPro HD Helmet Hero....

    http://www.goprocamera.com/

    This website/shop offers small cameras which you can tape to your helmet, your bike, your car or your surf board to capture the thrill of going fast in places where you wouldn't dare putting your other video camera.

    On sale now.

    Check out some of the cool videos on the site!
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      #3
      You know, I would agree with you on that usually Jan-Olav. But my sister has a bigger obsession than me with gadgets, I would like to try a gadget out for recording outside while driving your car. I think you may have covered something a little like this on another thread, but much bigger version. Me, I would like to have something that's small and inconspicious. I don't know if a gadget like this exists that doesn't cost a fortune.

      A few friends and I had an idea in the early 80's to try duct tape a camcorder to a motocrossers handlebars, the proceed to make a 30ft jump. NOOOO! Bad idea, the camcorder shot into the air, landed and broke into lots of parts. These camcorders back then were very bulky and big, and very expensive. I am sooooo glad it wasn't mine!
      Infamy, Infamy.... They've got it in for me! Said The Laughing Assassin.

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        #4
        Originally posted by pakarang View Post
        but I have a suspicion that men are more 'into' gadgets than women... please feel free to prove me wrong.
        Oh, when I have some time...when I have some time......'cos I LOVE gadgets...........Kitchen gadgets, beauty gadgets, car gadgets, house "thingies"...........

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          #5
          Here's my latest "thingy" for my electronics. One wall charger, buy the end adapters...don't have to lug around all those chargers...

          http://www.igo.com/Mobile-Device-Cha...vt/ps002540008

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            #6
            And I've bought this for Christmas for everyone here...



            http://www.brookstone.com/4-in-1-cel...st1FDT|8402945

            It's only 10cm, but has an electrical plug, a usb cable, and 12v car adapter...and comes with an ipod adapter, a blackberry adapter, and about 8 other adapters....

            (is it becoming apparent I dislike travelling with lots of cords?)...

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              #7
              Originally posted by ehp View Post
              (is it becoming apparent I dislike travelling with lots of cords?)...
              Understandable... why dragging 5-6 different charges around the world. That is a waste of space and weight: particularly now when airlines charge for overweight more than they've ever done.
              With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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                #8
                Want to impress your neighbor which bought the biggest new flat screen TV in your street?

                How about doing it in full public, with this open air inflatable cinema?

                How cool for those with a big garden and an upcoming BBQ party!

                http://www.openaircinema.us/
                With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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                  #9
                  It's funny that you found Open Air Cinema. They are a customer of mine. I make some equipment (specialized hand trucks) that they use to move their larger inflatable screens.

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                    #10
                    TOOLS EXPLAINED


                    DRILL PRESS:

                    A tall upright machine useful for suddenly snatching flat metal bar stock out of your hands so that it smacks you in the chest and flings your beer across the room, denting the freshly-painted project which you had carefully set in the corner where nothing could get to it.

                    WIRE WHEEL:

                    Cleans paint off bolts and then throws them somewhere under the workbench
                    with the speed of light. Also removes fingerprints and hard-earned calluses from fingers in about the time it takes you to say, "Oh, shit!"

                    SKILL SAW:

                    A portable cutting tool used to make studs too short.


                    PLIERS:

                    Used to round off bolt heads. Sometimes used in the creation of blood-blisters.


                    BELT SANDER:

                    An electric sanding tool commonly used to convert minor touch-up jobs into major refinishing jobs.

                    HACKSAW:

                    One of a family of cutting tools built on the Ouija board principle...It transforms human energy into a crooked, unpredictable motion, and the more you attempt to influence its course, the more dismal your future becomes.


                    VISE-GRIPS:

                    Generally used after pliers to completely round off bolt heads. If nothing else is available, they can also be used to transfer intense welding heat to the palm of your hand.

                    OXYACETYLENE TORCH:

                    Used almost entirely for lighting various flammable objects in your shop on fire. Also handy for igniting the grease inside the wheel hub out of which you want to remove a bearing race..

                    TABLE SAW:

                    A large stationary power tool commonly used to launch wood projectiles for testing wall integrity.

                    HYDRAULIC FLOOR JACK:

                    Used for lowering an automobile to the ground after you have installed your new brake shoes, trapping the jack handle firmly under the bumper.

                    BAND SAW:

                    A large stationary power saw primarily used by most shops to cut good aluminum sheet into smaller pieces that more easily fit into the trash can after you cut on the inside of the line instead of the outside edge.

                    TWO-TON ENGINE HOIST:

                    A tool for testing the maximum tensile strength of everything you forgot to disconnect.

                    PHILLIPS SCREWDRIVER:

                    Normally used to stab the vacuum seals under lids or for opening old-style paper-and-tin oil cans and splashing oil on your shirt; but can also be used, as the name implies, to strip out Phillips screw heads.

                    STRAIGHT SCREWDRIVER:

                    A tool for opening paint cans. Sometimes used to convert common slotted screws into non-removable screws and butchering your palms.

                    PRY BAR:

                    A tool used to crumple the metal surrounding that clip or bracket you needed to remove in order to replace a 50 cent part.

                    HOSE CUTTER:

                    A tool used to make hoses too short.

                    HAMMER:

                    Originally employed as a weapon of war, the hammer nowadays is used as a kind of divining rod to locate the most expensive parts adjacent to the object we were trying to hit.

                    UTILITY KNIFE:

                    Used to open and slice through the contents of cardboard cartons delivered to your front door; works particularly well on contents such as seats, vinyl records, liquids in plastic bottles, collector magazines, refund checks, and rubber or plastic parts. Especially useful for slicing work clothes, but only
                    while in use..

                    Son of a bitch TOOL:

                    Any handy tool that you grab and throw across the garage while yelling "Son of a bitch" at the top of your lungs. It is also, most often, the next tool that you will need.

                    __________________________________________________ __________

                    This also helps to explain why projects take so very long to complete!

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                      #11
                      I would like to add that the oxy torch is great for making loud poping sounds and producing clouds of black snow, and I am surprised that you did not mention a hammer's ability to seek out fingers and cause intense pain.

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by pilotdane View Post
                        ........and I am surprised that you did not mention a hammer's ability to seek out fingers and cause intense pain.
                        One too many times, I have experienced this.... numbing pain in all my 11 thumbs.
                        With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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                          #13
                          Tools Explained should be posted under "Gorgeous smile"---TOO FUNNY!!! I am crying!!!

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                            #14
                            Not a gadget, but surely this belongs here.

                            Tail Fins and Chrome

                            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WbN_BAn55a4

                            Last edited by pakarang; October 16th, 2010, 23:12. Reason: Embedded youtube video.

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                              #15
                              Do you remember any of these - now outdated - 11 mobile phones?

                              http://www.dagbladet.no/2010/11/18/a...sony/13782503/
                              With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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