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Gadget of the Decade

scootie
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Gadget of the Decade

http://fwd.five.tv/gadget-show/gotd/all
which would you choice as the gadget of the decade?
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James
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Re: Gadget of the Decade

For me - the iPod.
Completely revolutionised the music industry and how people come across and use music.
Most of the gadgets aren't even gadgets :p
scootie
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Re: Gadget of the Decade

true. i think they should of taken the votes from the sub cats before allowing voting on d final gadget.
ive gone with xbox.of cause
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Re: Gadget of the Decade

Doesn't have my favorite gadget, a sony ebook reader.
Great toy/gadget. I have over 200 books on it and can bookmark any and continue reading at any time, battery life is in the region of 4 weeks (of nearly continuous use) Looks like a real paperback when reading and unlike normal paper you can zoom the page if the text is too small.
Only had mine for about 4 weeks now (got it as an early birthday present) but must have read about 20 books on it.  Grin
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Re: Gadget of the Decade

From dictionary.com
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–noun
a mechanical contrivance or device; any ingenious article.

There's only one thing in the list I would call a gadget - the Gorillapod.
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Re: Gadget of the Decade

I voted for the flash drive - remember floppy disks?  Crazy
John
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Re: Gadget of the Decade

Indeed, serious lack of real "gadgets" there.
e.g. where's the USB-powered keyboard vacuum cleaner for a start!  Grin
(and I voted for the flash drive too, but it's not really a "gadget" is it?)
Gadgets have to have a certain  "hey that's clever" about them but should be relatively cheap and generally not that useful once the novelty has worn off.
But then there's the clockwork radio.......  Wink
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Re: Gadget of the Decade

This is my favourite gadget: http://www.rapesco.com/fastening/product.asp?id=RC4025MC
Combines all the best features of paperclips and staples.
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Re: Gadget of the Decade

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I voted for the flash drive
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Re: Gadget of the Decade

Two things I didn't see when I glanced down the list and can't be arsed looking again are Satnav and Bluetooth. I have satnav on my mobile phone linked to a bluetooth gps reciever. Amazes me every time I use it.
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Re: Gadget of the Decade

I've always thought the gadget show was tosh and that page just backs it up..

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pierre_pierre
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Re: Gadget of the Decade

Yup lots of kids playing with toys Roll eyes
scootie
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Re: Gadget of the Decade

do i sense some jealousy  Cheesy
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Re: Gadget of the Decade

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I've always thought the gadget show was tosh and that page just backs it up..

Not *complete* tosh...

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Re: Gadget of the Decade

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do i sense some jealousy  Cheesy

no I would not call a skate board a gadget