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#270008 19-Apr-2020 12:40
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Just wondering what other people have seen that they like, ive recently seen the Remarkable tablet, which I might look at pre-ordering the Gen2.

 

In the mean time im going to get a boogie board sync 9.7 which will help with all the notes I take in front of the computer and then just throw out.

 

 

 

 


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  #2465424 19-Apr-2020 14:16
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Thrustmaster 150rs wheel for PS4. Was already interested in the car games, this makes it so much more enjoyable




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  #2465430 19-Apr-2020 14:38
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I really like the ClampTite clamping tool, which I found while looking for clamping solutions (this thread). I've used it to fix a few water and air hoses, and it has exceeded expectations. Review ClampTite Website

 

A little over 12 months, but I absolutely love my Nordic Pulver powder coating gun. I've got a lot of use out of that too. Nordic Pulver NP-11

 

Added links as @Technofreak suggested.


 
 
 
 


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  #2465432 19-Apr-2020 14:47
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Great thread.

 

Can I suggest that when a device is mentioned that where possible there be a link to information on that device.





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  #2465471 19-Apr-2020 16:06
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Simple but effective, but we got an aeropress coffee maker just before Christmas. Really thought I would use it in the office and for camping but now it gets used almost daily at home with the Nespresso machine now only used sparingly. It's been great for lockdown being able to make decent strength half decent coffee really quickly and easily.

https://www.thecoffeecollective.co.nz/products/aeropress-coffee-maker

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  #2465474 19-Apr-2020 16:12
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SirHumphreyAppleby:

A little over 12 months, but I absolutely love my Nordic Pulver powder coating gun. I've got a lot of use out of that too. Nordic Pulver NP-11

 

 

Interesting, I didn't know it was (financially) practical to powder-coat stuff yourself. Mind you I usually go for etch primer + overcoats so I'm not sure if I could justify it...

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  #2465475 19-Apr-2020 16:13
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oled TV - does that count?





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  #2465488 19-Apr-2020 16:25
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neb: Interesting, I didn't know it was (financially) practical to powder-coat stuff yourself. Mind you I usually go for etch primer + overcoats so I'm not sure if I could justify it...

 

I actually went down that path because the window latches in our home looked pretty terrible, with the original powder coating falling off. It was actually cheaper for me to buy a sandblaster to recondition the old ones than to buy new ones. The cost of the powder coating gear was not factored in to that cost, but I felt it was worth the investment.

 

The biggest cost is the powder. The only local source of powder, at least that bothered to reply to my enquiries, is Dulux Powder & Industrial Coatings who will supply 4kg or 20kg quantities depending on the product. Fine if, like me, you coat pretty much everything in black or gunmetal. Prismatic Powders (US) will ship smaller quantities for a relatively reasonable rate, but it still adds up quickly.


 
 
 
 


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  #2465491 19-Apr-2020 16:29
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oled TV - does that count?

 

 

This thread is about new stuff, not an old TV.

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  #2465492 19-Apr-2020 16:32
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Yamaha rxv-685 my first dolby atmos/dts x av reciever and I'm in love!!

Having the overhead speakers is extra level of immersion. No need for me to go to local cinemas anymore as none have atmos audio.

Best way to describe it as having a dome of sound as opposed to a circle of sound, it sounds much fuller and more precise. You guys have got to try it out, its pretty amazing. 2 of my favourite movies are mad max fury road and john wick 2. Its incredible!!!!

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  #2465493 19-Apr-2020 16:32
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SirHumphreyAppleby:

I actually went down that path because the window latches in our home looked pretty terrible, with the original powder coating falling off. It was actually cheaper for me to buy a sandblaster to recondition the old ones than to buy new ones. The cost of the powder coating gear was not factored in to that cost, but I felt it was worth the investment.

 

The biggest cost is the powder. The only local source of powder, at least that bothered to reply to my enquiries, is Dulux Powder & Industrial Coatings who will supply 4kg or 20kg quantities depending on the product. Fine if, like me, you coat pretty much everything in black or gunmetal. Prismatic Powders (US) will ship smaller quantities for a relatively reasonable rate, but it still adds up quickly.

 

 

Ah, good to know. I've been cleaning up some metal gratings with wire brush attachments to a drill, couldn't really justify the expense and overhead of a sandblaster and whatnot since it's a one-off job - I've replaced three of the gratings with 50x150 H4 timber since the gratings end up clogged with fallen leaves so they'll go into storage rather than back into the garden, the remaining two are visible so they'll go back out once I've rust-treated and painted them.

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  #2465494 19-Apr-2020 16:36
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Not sure if TVs and home A/V count as gadgets, I'd class them more as toys, but firmly in the gadget category is the PZEM-016 energy monitor I got a month or so back after a neighbour had power issues due to a faulty earth connection a few houses over. Cost all of $20 or so and it's now sitting there watching mains voltages and frequencies to alert me if something like that happens here.

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  #2465508 19-Apr-2020 17:14
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If AV is ok, then I must say the Samsung HW-Q90R soundbar with subwoofer, wireless rear speakers etc. (Claims 7.1.4 ch.) Didn't have a good way to add cables for wired speakers, so have been looking for a while for a wireless solution. 

 

I have been boring the last few years, so no new computer, tablet, phone etc. 


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  #2465582 19-Apr-2020 17:49
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@jarledb also have one. Brilliant for when you can't run cable for a 'proper' surround system. Excellent sound from that one!

Haven't been near many gadgets since lockdown. SWMBO has taken over the office, so any gadgets related to computers have been ignored. For anything else, it's been too wet out.





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  #2465844 20-Apr-2020 09:08
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I bought Logitech Keys to Go for my iPad Pro (as I keep it in a Twelve South Book Book) - don't use a keyboard that often but find this much better than my Apple Smart Keyboard cover thing which isn't compatible with my Book Book. 

 

Really portable, good occasional keyboard and will work with whichever iOS device I pair it...overall a great device. 

 

I also am a huge fan of the BookBook. Have had one for every iPad/iPhone I have ever owned (which is quite a few). 

 

 

 

Logitech Keys to Go

 

 

 

Bookbook for iPad Pro

 

 

 

 





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  #2465864 20-Apr-2020 09:42
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I got a Weber Bluetooth BBQ temperature monitoring system for xmas. https://www.weber.com/NZ/en/accessories/cooking/igrill-and-thermometers/weber-igrill-2/7203.html 

 

It has base unit that up to 4 probes (it comes with 2) plug into. Bluetooth connection back to a phone-app.  Temperatures appear in the notification area (Android), or you can go into the app for graphing.

 

With two probes I can monitor air temperature inside the BBQ in a position close to the meat and meat temperature, without ever having to lift the lid. 

 

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