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Best Gadget of the 00's?

Posted on 12/15/2009 8:12:44 AM PST by MNDude

What does everyone think was the best new gadget to come out in the past decade?


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1 posted on 12/15/2009 8:12:45 AM PST by MNDude
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Prepackaged single-serving waterboarding kits.


2 posted on 12/15/2009 8:14:02 AM PST by humblegunner
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How about iPod or perhaps iPhone? Not sure if they are the “best” but definately dominant in their respective markets.


3 posted on 12/15/2009 8:14:52 AM PST by C19fan
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4 posted on 12/15/2009 8:16:12 AM PST by maggief
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Boob belts.


5 posted on 12/15/2009 8:16:40 AM PST by T Minus Four (Global warming is not science, it's politics!)
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No Peaces Required Nobel Peace Prizes. I’m buying 1 for my Dad!


6 posted on 12/15/2009 8:16:58 AM PST by theDentist (fybo; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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Prepackaged single-serving waterboarding kits.


7 posted on 12/15/2009 8:17:04 AM PST by Yo-Yo
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The Kindle (and all similar devices).


8 posted on 12/15/2009 8:18:17 AM PST by kaylar (It's MARTIAL law. Not marshal(l) or marital-MARTIAL! This has been a spelling PSA.)
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My favorite was the Free Republic "Ignore" button instituted in early 2001.

Wait...

9 posted on 12/15/2009 8:18:31 AM PST by Mr.Unique (Global Emergency!)
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Hunters Specialties “Butt-Out” and “Butt-OutII”, without a doubt!


10 posted on 12/15/2009 8:18:43 AM PST by pawnshop dave
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I don’t claim that it’s necessarily the best, but I’d add to the list “Cheap, giant, external USB hard drives.”


11 posted on 12/15/2009 8:18:48 AM PST by RingerSIX
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The Home or Personal Router/Switch

None of our gadgets that connect to the interweb would be worth beans if those little boxes didnt exist, and at an affordable price.


12 posted on 12/15/2009 8:20:05 AM PST by VanDeKoik (Iran doesnt have a 2nd admendment. Ya see how that turned out?)
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vanities


13 posted on 12/15/2009 8:20:55 AM PST by laotzu
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Led flashlights, greatest advance in darksuckers ever!
14 posted on 12/15/2009 8:21:59 AM PST by Not now, Not ever! (The devil made me do it!,.......................................................( well, not really.)
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...the newest servers that allow sites like FRee Republic to flourish and educate people through sharing knowledge and information....quickly,often faster than the MSM spin masters
15 posted on 12/15/2009 8:22:04 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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Not sure exactly when they became a common consumer item, but I’d say the GPS.

I own a Garmin, and I just love it. I don’t know what I’d do without one.


16 posted on 12/15/2009 8:23:01 AM PST by reagan_fanatic (Socialism is hip until somebody loses a paycheck)
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The Haliburton Hurricane Machine!


17 posted on 12/15/2009 8:23:15 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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Credit card light bulb.Small lightbulb folds flat for storing your wallet.

18 posted on 12/15/2009 8:23:36 AM PST by T Minus Four (Global warming is not science, it's politics!)
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You now can get the Peace Prize with a Happy Meal at McD’s


19 posted on 12/15/2009 8:24:05 AM PST by Kimmers (Be the kind of person when your feet hit the floor each morning the devil says, Oh crap, she's awake)
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20 posted on 12/15/2009 8:24:36 AM PST by tx_eggman (Obama has "Czars" because men with more integrity than he has still use the titles "Don" and "Capo")
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To: MNDude; Larry Lucido; Cagey; MotleyGirl70; Gamecock

21 posted on 12/15/2009 8:24:42 AM PST by earlJam
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Hope N’Change™


22 posted on 12/15/2009 8:24:51 AM PST by NMEwithin
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The snuggie.


23 posted on 12/15/2009 8:25:04 AM PST by Sybeck1 (Remember the reason for the season.)
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Ditto.


24 posted on 12/15/2009 8:25:07 AM PST by Jedidah
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25 posted on 12/15/2009 8:25:28 AM PST by SpinnerWebb (mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves)
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GPS gets my vote too. Honorable mention to the all-in-one printer/scanner/faxer/copier.


26 posted on 12/15/2009 8:26:19 AM PST by freespirited (People talk about "too big to fail." Our government is too big to succeed. --Chris Chocola)
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Easy! The Taurus Judge. :)


27 posted on 12/15/2009 8:26:43 AM PST by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (LIBERTY)
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Wide-mouth beercans.


28 posted on 12/15/2009 8:26:55 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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USB Flash Drive would get my vote with the iPhone coming in a close second.


29 posted on 12/15/2009 8:26:56 AM PST by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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“Available on the market” and “widely adopted” are usually not synonymous so I’ll go with “widely adopted.”

WiFi
iPod
Flash drives


30 posted on 12/15/2009 8:28:59 AM PST by relictele
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31 posted on 12/15/2009 8:29:36 AM PST by listenhillary (I believe AGW is real now. It was caused by scientists and greenies LYING!)
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32 posted on 12/15/2009 8:30:03 AM PST by Jaxter (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum.)
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Consumer level GPS with road maps, 3D view and turn by turn directions. Yes, I know that GPS has been around much longer, but tended to be either fairly simple devices that just gave coordinates, or expensive devices intended for marine use or aviation.

True, many people have become overdependent on them, following their directions blindly, but they can be a real godsend when trying to find someplace that you’ve never been before, without having to keep a stack of maps on hand.


33 posted on 12/15/2009 8:30:22 AM PST by -YYZ- (Strong like bull, smart like ox.)
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the Bump-It... it gives hair lift and volume... or how about the Buxton Travel Purse... hahaha!


34 posted on 12/15/2009 8:31:16 AM PST by latina4dubya ( self-proclaimed tequila snob)
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Marshall Mini Guitar Amp

You get all the Marshall perks you're used to including, classic Marshall grille cloth, crunchy distortion, and plenty of volume for good clean fun. Tailor the sound with controls for overdrive, tone, and volume. Powered by one 9V battery.

35 posted on 12/15/2009 8:31:24 AM PST by T Minus Four (Global warming is not science, it's politics!)
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36 posted on 12/15/2009 8:31:49 AM PST by eclecticEel (The Most High rules in the kingdom of men ... and sets over it the basest of men.)
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Robot Guitar technology redefined the power and possibilities of a guitar to capture a player’s imagination. Now you can experience the energy and potential of this revolutionary concept in the Robot SG Special from Gibson USA. Combine the simple styling and performance of Gibson’s most popular model with the advanced Robot Tuning System. Your mind has never had such a compelling release valve. The possibilities are endless. The sounds are pure Gibson. Experience tomorrow’s cutting-edge technology, today – in a brilliant, celebrated model known for its rebellious tendencies. Don’t wait any longer.
37 posted on 12/15/2009 8:32:00 AM PST by AlGone2001 (He's not a baby anymore...)
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DVR not sure if you would consider that a gadget or not. Other choices, Ipod/Iphone, GPS.


38 posted on 12/15/2009 8:32:14 AM PST by Big Red Clay (Greetings from the Big Red State)
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Not a device per se, but the advent of cheap mass storage.

At the start of 2000, hard drives in computers were still measured in megabytes. Only high end computers had more than a 1 gig drive.

Today we talk in terabytes when we talk drive space.

Add to that the advent of large electronic storage devices like SD cards that can hold 8, 16, 32, 64 gb+ in a device the size of your fingernail.

Ipods, GPSs, smartphones, mobile computing, digital photography/film are only possible at today’s level because mass storage has become so cheap.


39 posted on 12/15/2009 8:32:16 AM PST by Brookhaven (http://theconservativehand.blogspot.com/)
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I dunno, but whatever it is, Algore invented it, Bill Clinton tried to have sex with it, and Obama now controls the company that makes it.


40 posted on 12/15/2009 8:32:17 AM PST by bigbob
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You now can get the Peace Prize with a Happy Meal at McD’s

Priceless...


41 posted on 12/15/2009 8:34:02 AM PST by bytesmith
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42 posted on 12/15/2009 8:34:30 AM PST by T Minus Four (Global warming is not science, it's politics!)
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Western Digital Media Player (WD TV).

It has USB external hard drive connections and plays several video formats (WMV, AVI/DivX, MPG) on a regular digital TV.


43 posted on 12/15/2009 8:35:21 AM PST by TomGuy
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Amen. I have a USB flash drive that has 1 million times the memory capacity of my first PC. It weighs less than an ounce and my Zenith Z-100 weighed 20 lbs.


44 posted on 12/15/2009 8:37:00 AM PST by CholeraJoe (I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter.)
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To: AlGone2001
Don’t wait any longer.

Actually, wait a little longer. These things are plummeting in price.

Henry J. makes me bang my head against the keyboard like this:

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Gibson is a guitar company! Not a tech company!

And don't ever buy one of these "Robot" guitars used! For proprietary reasons, Gibson will only sell replacement parts to the original owner.

Again,

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45 posted on 12/15/2009 8:40:58 AM PST by Drew68
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Wi-Fi Detector Shirt

The glowing bars on the front of the shirt dynamically change as the surrounding wi-fi signal strength fluctuates.

Product Features:

Glowing animated shirt dynamically displays the current wi-fi signal strength.

Shows signal strength for 802.11b or 802.11g

Battery Pack is Concealed in a Small Pocket Sewn Inside the Shirt

Runs for hours off three AAA Batteries (not included)

46 posted on 12/15/2009 8:41:59 AM PST by T Minus Four (Global warming is not science, it's politics!)
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The Home or Personal Router/Switch

None of our gadgets that connect to the interweb would be worth beans if those little boxes didnt exist, and at an affordable price.

I bought my first one in 99, prior to that I had a red hat linux box doing NAT and routing. Wireless itself however was not widely available until at least a year or so later and it really didn't take off until 03 or so.

47 posted on 12/15/2009 8:48:48 AM PST by Malsua
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Robot Guitar technology redefined the power and possibilities of a guitar to capture a player’s imagination. Now you can experience the energy and potential of this revolutionary concept in the Robot SG Special from Gibson USA

I have one. A Les Paul Model. LOVE IT!


48 posted on 12/15/2009 8:49:38 AM PST by left that other site (Your Mi'KMaq Paddy Whacky Bass Playing Biker Buddy)
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iPod. Hands down, in my opinion. Not because there weren’t digital music players before that, there were. It just opened up the ability to listen to my music again by making it so easy, and to also enable audiobooks that were easy to listen to (not a series of 15 CD’s...)


49 posted on 12/15/2009 8:55:07 AM PST by rlmorel (We are traveling "The Road to Serfdom".)
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Heh, I HAVE one of those...:)


50 posted on 12/15/2009 8:57:16 AM PST by rlmorel (We are traveling "The Road to Serfdom".)
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