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Baby Get Shaky!
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Topic # 70260 20-Oct-2010 22:55 Send private message

Gidday all,

I need your help! I'm a little late sending my brother his Birthday Present which is causing me headaches in more ways than one. Firstly, he's travelling so it needs to be small and portable. Secondly, he's currently in Germany but leaving soon (2 weeks) for Japan so it needs to ship quickly, thirdly what on earth to send him! He's a PHD Maths Student *technically* studying in Britain (not that he seems to spend much time there) so I was trying to come up with a techy gadget that is a bit geeky. While browsing around I came across LED Binary Clocks and thought one of those would be perfect! Heres the tricky part.

There seems to only be one or two types which are mainly sold in the US and carry a US plug and voltage. I've managed to find versions of these in NZ (at 3 times the price with a NZ/Aus plug) and Germany (perfect, except he's leaving there soon, it carry's a Euro plug and its $$$). I'm more interested in a purely battery operated model. While the above one's all have battery backups, I haven't found a site yet that will ship to Germany due to the plug/voltage issue.

Do any of the awesome GZ followers know where I can buy a LED Binary Clock similar to these: http://www.amazon.com/Powers-of-2-Binary-Clock/dp/B000B62O0M/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1287566532&sr=8-3 that run on batteries, will ship to Germany and isn't going to decline the CC? I'm happy to buy it locally (Chch) and ship it by priority air mail.

If not, any other suggestions for a gift along the same lines that I can order online and get sent to Germany? Anything on Amazon etc would be awesome as they do gift wrapping Laughing 

A beer* for the best reply! 

JJ

*Non-Imported, Locally brewed/regurgitated "beer", may or may not be in liquid form.  

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  Reply # 394191 20-Oct-2010 23:32 Send private message

Have you thought of Think Geek?

http://www.thinkgeek.com/homeoffice/lights/59e0/

They seem to be happy to ship them anywhere... although to be fair the binary clocks do want AC... so, as an alternative for a Maths geek:

http://www.thinkgeek.com/homeoffice/lights/ac3f/

which does run on a AA. :-)

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  Reply # 394192 20-Oct-2010 23:35 Send private message

http://www.thinkgeek.com/homeoffice/lights/7437/ is also cool - and while it wants AC, it does need an adaptor so that can always be replaced with something local :-)



Baby Get Shaky!
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  Reply # 394196 20-Oct-2010 23:56 Send private message

Looked into ThinkGeek, thats where I got the initial idea. However I object to paying so much for the Shipping, some items were quoted at $25+. They are also US spec.

Cheers guys!

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