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Your favourite geek gadget.

Rick Beaver
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Joined: Dec 14, 2004
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How about a list of ranchers recommended geek kit?

What are your favourite / most useful pieces of geek kit that you use at home or work for computing tasks and why?

Mine are:

1. My 12" Apple Powerbook because it will sleep and awake in 2 seconds, take up no room, last on one battery for four hours and looks cool.

2. 24" Widescreen Dell TFT - coming soon - REAL ESTATE

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Kishore Dandu
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Joined: Jul 10, 2001
Posts: 1934
My basic cell phone(nokia 3120) does sufficient heavy lifting for me.

I also love continue using my 21" old style Dell monitor. It does not look like dying in next couple of years.

I may buy a IPOD(not nano) when the prices come down on Ebay.

These may sound boring, but thats just me.

SCJP, blog
Rick Beaver
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Joined: Dec 14, 2004
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iPod's are not boring - especially the Nano - they are self engraving I believe
Eric Pascarello

Joined: Nov 08, 2001
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My wallet:

Never had so many comments in my life!

Ganpi Srinivasan
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Joined: Aug 17, 2005
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well my fav is my iRobot - the automatic floor cleaner...luv it since itz a perfect gadget 4 my bachelor pad!! (dont have 2 waste time in vaccuming the floor from now on!!)
Paul Bourdeaux
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Joined: May 24, 2004
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well my fav is my iRobot
I've seen them on TV.. but I always thought it was a gimic or a scam... do they really work? (I've 2 kids age 3 and 1, so I am ALWAYS vacuuming up crumbs and whatnot...)

“Programming today is a race between software engineers striving to build bigger and better idiot-proof programs, and the Universe trying to produce bigger and better idiots. So far, the Universe is winning.” - Rich Cook
Gerald Davis
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Joined: May 15, 2002
Posts: 872
I don't need no gadget, but I would love this Super Soaker.
Ganpi Srinivasan
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Joined: Aug 17, 2005
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Welcome to 21st century..that gadget does work!!! It does not matter if the floor is wood/ fact when the cleaner moves from carpet to the tiles in kitchen, they automatically seem to adjust to the change on surface...usually takes around an hour or so for it vaccum the entire apartment (800 sq. ft.)...once the battery is almost to die, it automatically docks onto the charging station ...and best of all, the regular stock comes with 2 Infra-Red virtual walls - if you do not want the cleaner to enter any room by itself (I have it in front of my restroom - dont wanna try to run it over water by mistake!)...

i wud say it is worth for the money (350 bucks inc. 3 yrs replacement warranty)!!!

and did i mention that it also comes with a remote control so that u can drag it to any specific area that u wanna cover??
[ October 20, 2005: Message edited by: Ganpi Srinivasan ]
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