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  Reply # 2150186 24-Dec-2018 17:25
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alasta: I bought my first digital camera well before the technology was mature. It was around 2001

 

That would've been newer than my first, where the camera had a 3.5" disk drive and could store around ten 640x480 photos if I recall correctly.

 

FineWine: Then finally the big home gym machine off Trademe. It took up a ⅓ of the garage for a year

 

One of those has been cluttering up dad's garage for maybe 15 years now...

 

As for me... fortunately I haven't done too badly. I got a cheap(ish) PlayStation VR a year ago and probably haven't "justified" it yet; I had to make a concerted effort to go to the trouble of using it (but when I do, I'll end up using it for hours). That's probably the most expensive mostly-unused "toy" in my collection.


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  Reply # 2150250 24-Dec-2018 21:32
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I can’t say there’s much really. I undertake so much research before buying these days I’m rarely disappointed. There was a cheap android tablet I bought years ago that took longer than a C64 to boot from tape.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 2150255 24-Dec-2018 21:56
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FineWine:

 

Who bought a Microsoft Phone in 2011

 

 

 

 

Last good windows phone was WM6

 

And it was actually really good!

 

 

 

They then dumped that, brought out 7, dumped that, and then brought out their latest failure....

 

I'm amazed people went back after 7 really.


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I got a Dell Axim X5 I think the model was. Way cool. Windows Mobile, wifi, email, I thought it was magic. Bought extras for it too. Cost just south go 1k. Awesome. Ended up in drawer less than a month later. If it had a sim capability, it would have been the great device I thought it was. 


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  Reply # 2150694 26-Dec-2018 12:06
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Also bought an iPad 3. last apple product I bought.

 

 

 

Probably an unpopular choice but Nexus 6P. Based on what everyone says I must have gotten a lemon. I sent it back about 5 times for various issues had just about every component of it replaced and it still ran like crap.

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 2150900 27-Dec-2018 00:17
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I completely (deliberately) forgot about an Oculus Rift headset that’s tucked in a cupboard somewhere round here. I had a new 15” MacBook Pro at the time (2015? 16?) but soon discovered that there wasn’t enough graphics horsepower in that to light up the VR kit. My enthusiasm deflated instantly.

I checked it on a 970GTX powered desktop to make sure it actually did work, then wrapped the stupid, resource hungry junk in the metres of cable permanently attached to the Oculus & stuck it in a discreet cupboard - reading this thread reminded me that I own one,with a total runtime of < 10 minutes. I’m not even going to bother writing a Trademe listing - the next time I see it, I’ll bin it.

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  Reply # 2150926 27-Dec-2018 07:52
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1024kb: I completely (deliberately) forgot about an Oculus Rift headset that’s tucked in a cupboard somewhere round here. I had a new 15” MacBook Pro at the time (2015? 16?) but soon discovered that there wasn’t enough graphics horsepower in that to light up the VR kit. My enthusiasm deflated instantly.

I checked it on a 970GTX powered desktop to make sure it actually did work, then wrapped the stupid, resource hungry junk in the metres of cable permanently attached to the Oculus & stuck it in a discreet cupboard - reading this thread reminded me that I own one,with a total runtime of < 10 minutes. I’m not even going to bother writing a Trademe listing - the next time I see it, I’ll bin it.

 

I can help you dispose of if easily... happy to pay for postage :-)


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