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Favourite non-guitar related gadget?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Weazel, Oct 9, 2020.

  1. Weazel

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    As of now: My small Bluetooth speaker; the Audio Pro T5. I find myself preferring this to my (rather state of the art) home cinema/stereo system. (...and I suppose this is/can be guitar related, as it plays music....)

    It's loud, clear and provides enough low end to a level that a mate of mine asked, "dude, where's the sub?"

    Another favourite is my Sabatier chefs knife. Not really a gadget I suppose, but it does a very good job with helping me make some really mediocre dishes....

    How about yous?
     
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    Mini Swiss Army knife. Amazingly useful and tough.
    iPhone of course.
     
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    My Gerber Leatherman type tool. Just feels substantial and clicks in place very authoritatively. I use it several times a week.
     
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    My Leatherman Supertool(s).
    Everything I need, and nothing I don’t!
     
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    My 11 in 1 screwdriver is handy, especially the 2 sizes of hex sockets.

    I'm fond of my hacked SNES classic loaded with virtually ever Nintendo, SNES, Sega, and Atari game I'd want. I like my 3DS too, but I dont have much time for that stuff lately.

    The air fryer has become quite useful. I was initially concerned, as the last cool appliance (pressure cooker) gets very little use.

    I try to be frugal about gadgetry, as I barely have time for getting to use them. I doubt I'll ever upgrade to having an air setup for painting miniatures (I seldom mess with them anyway).
    My watch is an Invicta automatic that tells me the time and date. Cant justify a smart watch, I barely keep my phone charged.

    Most recent gadget purchases are guitar related.
    But that screwdriver is a huge time saver...
     
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    Came in here to say our air fryer too (if that counts as a gadget). Only the coffee machine and microwave have got more use since we bought it in March. Pairs well with our farmers market and having to be hunkered down. Unbelievable value.
     
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    My Victorinox Yeoman Swiss Army Knife. There probably isn't a day that goes by that I don't use it, and it's rarely out of my reach.

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    ...oh, and my Wilfa Black coffee grinder, of course. How could I forget. Freshly ground coffee is essential for getting me started in the morning.
     
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    The phone I made this reply with. In fact, it's likely too much of a favorite sometimes...most times...
     
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    This jar opener. You squeeze the handle til you hear the lid pop, breaking the vacuum seal, then twist to open.

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    Probably my Swiss Army "Tinker".......
    But #2 would be my Oscillating Multi-Tool from Harbor Freight. I knew when I bought it it would come in handy, but I DIDN'T realize just how handy it would prove to be. I used it just yesterday to help route a pickup cavity in a guitar body. (uh-oh.....does that make it "guitar related"?)
     
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    That's awesome. What's the official name? Where did you get it? ;)
    .......never mind. Swing-A-Way Comfort Grip Jar Opener. $7.87 on Amazon.
    Thanks for the heads up!!!!!!!!
    I know what all my "impossible to buy for" friends are getting for Christmas this year! ;)
     
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    And the trusty old '42 knife of course. Sharp as a razor blade.
     

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    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000HMC5JA/?tag=tdpri-20

    Oh, I see you found it. Got mine in England but this is it.
     
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    Similar to many of you, it would be a Swiss Army knife or a multi-tool of some sort. Not a day goes by that I don't have a pocket knife or multitool on my person.

    My other would be my "bullet" Fisher Space Pens. I like to have a pen on me at all times and these fit nice in the pocket. Plus they write upside down and in grease! Can't beat that!
     
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