Gadget graveyard

Over the years I’ve gotten pretty good at purging junk when things start to pile up too much. Except when it comes to gadgets, that is! Some bring back memories of a certain time of my life, some are oddities that were hot for 5 minutes before vanishing from the market (anyone remember the MiniDisc?), some made an impact on my life in some way…and some I just really enjoyed using. I also think it’s fun to look back at old gadgets and see what made them popular, and what’s replaced them since. It’s a mixture of things, but overall they just appeal to my geek side and I’m not quite ready to get rid of them, even if they’re just sitting in a box in the garage. (Some of them I did get rid of, which I now regret — see “Gone but not forgotten” at the bottom.)

Not my actual gadget pile.

Does this mean I have a gadget hoarding problem? Maaaaaybe.

Anyway, a few years ago I decided to round up all the old gadgets that were sitting in various junk boxes and see what I ended up with, and here’s the more interesting stuff I found. I’ll present them in roughly the order I had/used them, just to be all organized and stuff.

Pro-43 police scanner (with naughty modification)

DX-390 Shortwave Radio

Garmin eMap GPS

Sharp Mini Disc

Motorola Razr v3

80GB iPod

Nintendo DS & DS Lite

iPod Touch (32GB)

AT&T Tilt phone

iPhone 3Gs

iPhone 4

Creative ZEN Vision W

Boxee Box

Nvidia 3D Vision Glasses

OUYA game console

A plethora of LG G-series phones

Haze Dual v2 vaporizer

Gone but not forgotten!

Well, that’s all I’ve got for now. I don’t really know what the point of this post is, but it was fun trip down gadget memory lane for me, so whatever! There are more I haven’t included, so maybe I’ll do a Part 2 someday. I really should get rid of some of this stuff, geez…

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