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What gadget could you not live without?

  1. Oct 20, 2005 #1

    wolram

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    Which one could you not do without ? at home mine is a swiss army knife,
    at work it is my terminal screw driver that lights up when a circuit is live, can
    test a fuse, and even lights up by micro waves.
     
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  3. Oct 20, 2005 #2
    But tester, Fluke wire tester, Mcafee sniffer, and my laptop...
     
  4. Oct 20, 2005 #3

    SpaceTiger

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    I dunno if this qualifies as a gadget, but the only technology I'm really dependent upon is the computer. I barely even use my phone anymore.
     
  5. Oct 20, 2005 #4

    wolram

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    I guess a computer is a gaddget, but you should phone friends :smile:
     
  6. Oct 20, 2005 #5
    My Gerber multi-tool, I seem to use it several times a week.
     
  7. Oct 20, 2005 #6

    wolram

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    I can not resist, what is a Gerber multi tool ? :smile:
     
  8. Oct 20, 2005 #7

    JamesU

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    is Google a gaddget?
     
  9. Oct 20, 2005 #8

    SpaceTiger

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    Why? Most of them have computers as well, so I can easily contact them that way. Besides, many of them are right down the hall. :smile:
     
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    Danger

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    There are none that I couldn't do without, because so many of them overlap in uses. If I had to pick only one to keep, it would probably be 10" ViseGrips w/ wire-cutter insert. (Unless you count the toilet as a 'gadget'.)
     
  12. Oct 20, 2005 #11
    There are gadgets for toilets:

    http://www.sandman.com/intimst.html
     
  13. Oct 20, 2005 #12
    That's some very cool stuff. Bit pricey, though. That's the sort of tool that should be automatically included in any life raft, tethered to the raft so you can't drop it in the drink. I've read several accounts of people having to take to the rafts and they always find they don't have the tools to do important things. Fishing gear should be another staple: lines, lures, spears and nets.
     
  14. Oct 20, 2005 #13
    a lighter - if this is a crude gadget, then it is a must for me. (at least its better than a match or two sets of stones..hahaha!)

    ....and GOD said let there be light :)
     
  15. Oct 20, 2005 #14
    Mechanical pencils (specifically with .5mm sized graphite) have got to be one of the best inventions ever.
     
  16. Oct 20, 2005 #15
    I got mine as a gift a few years ago, its really lasted well for the punnishment I give it.
     
  17. Oct 21, 2005 #16

    wolram

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    No, it is more like an extension of your body :smile:
     
  18. Oct 21, 2005 #17

    DocToxyn

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    I've had mine going on 10+ years and despite what I've put it through, it's still going. A few holes in the belt pouch, but it hasn't dropped it yet.
    Perhaps this other thread should be linked here.
     
  19. Oct 21, 2005 #18
    LED Flashlight

    I just bought one. I'm impressed. After all, it's just eight little LED's.
     
  20. Oct 21, 2005 #19

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    My coffee maker.
    In addition, mastering its subtle technology is a daily challenge I am occasionally up to.
     
  21. Oct 21, 2005 #20

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