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Offline John Albert

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The Weird Gimmicky Gadgets (WGG) thread
« on: March 09, 2019, 07:42:28 PM »
Post weird, gimmicky gadgets you've found on the Internets.

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Re: The Weird Gimmicky Gadgets (WGG) thread
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2019, 08:00:41 PM »
Bluetooth retro handsets.



If global warming is real then how come I just felt this chill down my spine?

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Re: The Weird Gimmicky Gadgets (WGG) thread
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2019, 09:38:37 PM »
Those are not bluetooth - they plug in to the ⅛" jack on the phone. There are bluetooth versions of this kind of thing - I have one - but they tend to be shaped to look neat instead of to be easy to cradle between shoulder and head.
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« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2019, 09:40:34 PM »
Shit, I forgot to fix that.  I went to look for photos and the corded ones were so much funnier.

Just walking down the street and you pull a full corded handset out of your jacket, "Hello!  Hello!"
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« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2019, 09:47:19 PM »
Shit, I forgot to fix that.  I went to look for photos and the corded ones were so much funnier.

Just walking down the street and you pull a full corded handset out of your jacket, "Hello!  Hello!"

TBH I would get one if it could be comfortably held hands free. The one I have can't because the handle is wedge shaped instead of flat backed.

Also, you are correct that the pictures are funnier!
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Re: The Weird Gimmicky Gadgets (WGG) thread
« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2019, 10:46:31 AM »



"Hands-free"? ??? That's not hands-free!: That is precisely using your hand!!!
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