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Great Gadget Tips

Updated on May 15, 2014

Tips for some Great Gadgets

Welcome to my great gadget lens. Yes I am a gadget guy, maybe not as big a others, never the less I have a few and I would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to some items such as the iPhone, the iPad, sony handycam, bose sounddock portable and many more.

I shall en-devour to keep this lens up to date so as I can introduce you to all my new gadgets. At the moment I believe I have enough to keep you coming back to see what's on show and what's been added.

Wondering what's going to come next? then please feel free to use the bookmark link at the bottom of the lens and keep up to date :-)

Now sit back, get comfortable and enjoy the ride.

Image credit: JorgeVilla / 123RF Stock Photo

A Great New Gadget! - Brinno TLC200 HD Video Camera

This powerful, and one of the best time lapse video camera's on the market today is a new class of camera that is designed to make HD time lapse photography simple and operator friendly.

Brinno TLC200 Time Lapse and Stop Motion HD Video Camera - Blue
Brinno TLC200 Time Lapse and Stop Motion HD Video Camera - Blue

There is no fancy or complicated equipment here, all you do is turn it on, set the time intervals, aim the camera at the subject, then when you have enough footage, simple watch the video! it's so easy, so simple, anyone can create their own time lapse video.

 

Cool Gadget No1

HP Webcam HD 5210 Webcam

This guy has it all, and I'm loving it.

Get video so lifelike that you're practically there. This high-end, ultra compact webcam delivers cutting-edge H.264 HD video. You get the picture faster, more clearly, and with far less lag time than other webcams.

Get excellent quality: you won't believe your eyes, thanks to the H.264 HD technology

Stream Skypevideo in high definition for smoother, more reliable video that uses much less bandwidth

Be heard loud and clearly via two premium noise-cancelling stereo microphones

Use in low-light conditions: this model has our TrueVision automatic light exposure

Get great face tracking and 5x digital zoom

Mount anywhere with the versatile swivel clip (270° pan/30° tilt)

Set up fast via the HP Webcam Control Center

Access video recording, video calling, and the still camera via three quick-launch buttons

Warranty and support: one-year limited

Remember to check the System requirements before purchasing any webcam.

Cool Gadget No2

NeatDesk Desktop Scanner

Update 16 Nov 12 - This is working like magic, so easy to use and my filing cabinet is getting a good clean out, so glad I purchased.

What's it all about, well to start with, this gadget de-clutters your workspace, provides a central "inbox" for all your papers--ready to scan when you are, it stores, Organizes, and Secures.

With NeatDesk, you get a digital filing cabinet that intelligently organizes and secures all your important information.

NeatDesk Desktop Scanner and Digital Filing SystemAVAILABLE FROM AMAZON

NeatDesk is a high-speed desktop scanner and digital filing system that enables you to scan receipts, business cards and documents all in one batch. The patented technology identifies and extracts the important information--and automatically organizes it for you. Transform receipts into expense reports, business cards into address book contacts and create searchable PDF files from any document. Export information to PDF, Excel, Quicken, QuickBooks, TurboTax and more. Scan three paper types on both sides with one push of a button.

The NeatDesk Video Review - Neat Desk Video Review by Geek Brief TV

Review of NeatDesk first 1 min 42 sec's only.

Cool Gadget No3 - Apple TV

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It took an Apple Store to open up in the town that I reside for me to actually discover how good this gadget is. I investigated the in's and out's before making the purchase, including looking at my TV provider, of which I am now saving a nice amount per month as I was able to reduce my outgoings with them. How I hear you ask?, I reduced my rental package and rarely watch movies on demand anymore. Watching movies through ITunes costs you almost half the amount than your provider demands, think of the savings there alone. I get my Netflix, watch tv shows, browse my pictures and listen to all my ITunes music but to name a few. Another thumbs up for this gadget, and at only $99 from the Apple Store, $94.99 from Amazon, makes an ideal Birthday or Christmas present.

Apple TV

Everything you want to see and hear - blockbuster movies, TV shows, your music and photos, and sports - plays wirelessly on your HDTV via Apple TV - Play movies and TV shows from Netflix1, browse videos from YouTube and Vimeo, and watch live MLB games2 and get NBA scores, stats, and more - Rent thousands of HD movies, uninterrupted. Or buy TV episodes and watch them anytime - With AirPlay mirroring, whatever's playing on your iPad 2 or iPhone 4S can wirelessly play on your HDTV.3 And your photos appear automatically with Photo Stream4 in iCloud.

They say "If you love music, you'll love Sonos".

As simple as that, well I purchased this gadget and have to agree, Sonos had made it easier for me to listen to my music all around my house and on my balconies. Playing all my music purchased or added to my ITunes, as well as using with other devices, I now have endless music streaming from my computer and can select the right music for every occasion. This is a wireless multi-room music system unlike any other, great sound and easy to operate, it sets up instantly and expands effortlessly. I use my IPhone and IPad as remote controls from any location within range. Love music?, you will love this.

This is my first camera (that is not a straight point and shoot) into the digital photography world, and so far I am very pleased with the results. It is a lightweight and very easy to hold and operate model. I am normally comfortable with the little Cyber-Shot Digital Cameras, but, after much research and asking around, I went ahead with this purchase and I am loving it, still getting used to it, but, loving it and no regrets with the purchase.

Take a picture with the camera for lots more Nikon deals.

Cool Gadget No6 - Apple iPad Mini (32GB, Wi-Fi + AT&T 4G, Black)

I just love my iPad.

The iPad is a line of tablet computers designed, developed and marketed by Apple primarily as a platform for audio-visual media including books, periodicals, movies, music, games, and web content. Its size and weight falls between those of contemporary smartphones and laptop computers. The iPad runs the same operating system as the iPod Touch and iPhone-and can run its own applications as well as iPhone applications. Without modification, and with the exception of web applications, it will only run programs approved by Apple and distributed via its online store.

Apple iPad Mini MD528LL/A (16GB, Wi-Fi, Black & Slate)
Apple iPad Mini MD528LL/A (16GB, Wi-Fi, Black & Slate)

Like iPhone and iPod Touch, the iPad is controlled by a multitouch display-a departure from most previous tablet computers, which used a pressure-triggered stylus-as well as a virtual onscreen keyboard in lieu of a physical keyboard. The iPad uses a Wi-Fi data connection to browse the Internet, load and stream media, and install software. Some models also have a 3G wireless data connection which can connect to HSPA data networks. The device is managed and synced by iTunes on a personal computer via USB cable.

 

The Official Apple iPad Mini Trailer

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Sony DCR-SR45 30GB Hard Drive Handycam Camcorder with 40x Optical Zoom

Got this neat little handycam around two years ago and still use it to this day. I shoot high quality short movies for work and personal life. This is a small, sleek, and very handycam, it actually fits into your pocket. It has nice clean sleek look with smooth capability.

Great night vision capabilities and nice touch screen. Has Dolby sound with nice crisp audio when importing and watching on TV.

Bose® QuietComfort® 3 Acoustic Noise Cancelling® Headphones

Best pair of High-performing noise reduction headphones I have ever owned, they are one of my constant companions on my travels around the world.Comfortable and lightweight around the ears, the rechargeable lithium-ion battery seems to last for ages, and the whole thing folds flat for easy storage in it's slim carrying case.

A nice sneaky little gadget here, light and easy fits into your pocket, comes in handy for my line of work in the security field, have a look at what it's all about.

This is the HD camcorder that lets you instantly share videos by projecting them at up to 65" diagonal. A press of a button switches on a built-in projector that uses a 12-lumen lamp to display super-sized renditions of videos and images on a wall in a darkened room at 640x480 resolution. The camcorder's 5 MP sensor captures video at up to 1280x720 HD resolution and still images at up to 8 MP. Its fixed focus lens, 5X digital zoom and a built-in LED light assure optimal results in any setting with point-and-shoot ease. Footage is stored on a microSD card up to 32 GB (4 GB microSD card holds up to five hours of video). Content can also be previewed on the camcorder's 2.4" LCD screen, uploaded to a computer via USB (cable included), or viewed on a standard TV (composite AV cable included) or an HD TV (requires HDMI cable). A four-hour charge from the included AC adapter provides two hours of operation.

VuPoint Magic Wand Hand Scanner

PDS-ST415BU-VP

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Magic Wand Portable Scanner Kit

VuPoint Solutions Carrying Case for Magic Wand Portable Scanner

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When I saw this, I just had to get it, why, well how would you like to digitize those old cherished photos, itemize the clutter of receipts, or maybe take this with you when shopping, I have actually scanned some design material/plans in the store for subsequent review, and what if you want a specific diagram or instructions from a book but are not interested in purchasing the item, this little number is your answer, this compact tool lets you scan color and monochromatic images of documents, fabrics, photos, wallpaper or just about anything, all with the wave of your wand.

You can do all that with the easy-to-use wand scanner, I love it.

Tip Note: If you are buying, purchase the case along with it, this nice hard case keeps safe from harm and stores all you need in one place.

Cool Gadget No11

BlueAnt S4 Hands-Free Speakerphone

This is truly a value for money item, a fantastic, excellent-sounding, hands-free (built in voice recognition) speakerphone that's a must for anyone sick of wearing a Bluetooth headset, not only that, it's a must for road safety. Powered up and hanging from its perch on your vehicle's visor, the BlueAnt S4 is always listening to you, total use of your phone without ever touching it. Thanks to BlueAnt Wireless, I can keep my hands on the wheel and eyes on the road while chatting up a storm.

Great battery life, with upgradeable firmware, a must have for all you busy people on the go!.

BlueAnt S4 Handsfree Voice Controlled Car Speakerphone - Watch it, and be Amazed

Cool Gadget No12

BlueAnt V1 Voice Controlled Bluetooth Headset

Another great BlueAnt product. Pretty comfortable on the ear with great sound. This gadget never fails to pair and has excellent voice command. They even tell me that it sounds better than the phone.

Cool Gadget No13

Bose Portable SoundDock Digital Music System

Love it or hate it, very little IPhone/iPod speaker systems rival the popularity of Bose's SoundDock, Bose strategically gambled in late 2004 on offering a highly simplified, visually neutral all-in-one audio solution, and the bet paid off. Despite the price premium, SoundDock became a major international hit, and inspired waves of competitors who thought they could improve upon Bose's formula. Despite their best efforts, the vast majority failed.

I purchased this little system a few years back and have never regretted buying, I just love Bose, and yes I do have a Bose home entertainment system of which I shall share with you in the very near future.

I guess the only close competitor I have in my house to this system is my Sonos ZonePlayer S5, both very much portable and with great sounds,both have their uses and will be very much in operation for a long time to come.

As Bose would say: Music has the power to move you-and Bose has a speaker system that moves with your music. The SoundDock Portable system offers a combination of performance and playtime that other rechargeable systems can't match. Enjoy music from your iPod or iPhone almost anywhere. On the deck or in the dorm room, at the park or on the beach, it reproduces your favorite tunes with fullness and clarity unusual for a portable system. Guess that says it all?.

Bose Portable SoundDock Ad

Cool Gadget No14

Clickfree Automatic Backup Portable External Hard Drive

The Clickfree Automatic Backup 320 GB USB 2.0 Portable External Hard Drive is an awesome product for a non-techie! It does exactly what it says it will do. Your first back-up will take a little while, after all, this will be your first time use, after that, it only needs back-up New Files and takes around 5 minutes to do so depending on how often you back-up and how much additional files you have downloaded onto the computer. You can also customize your backup, i.e. choose which folders or file types you want to backup.

All you do with this little device is exactly what it says, plug in the USB connection and it automatically does the rest, it gives you step by step guide on the screen what it's doing, when complete disconnect and place in a safe and secure storage, as easy as that!

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The Nikon D3100 - Spotlight Review

14.2 Megapixel DX-format CMOS Image Sensor - Full 1080p HD Cinematic Video with full-time autofocus and sound - Easy-To-Use-Featuring Nikon's Guide Mode - Fast 11-point Autofocus System - 3-in. monitor with One-Touch Live View shooting and movie capture - Built-in HDMI port - 6 Automatic Exposure Scene Modes - Picture Control - Built-in pop-up flash - Compact and Lightweight Design - But to name a few :-)

What did you think of this lens? - Comments appreciated!

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      BestRatedStuff 5 years ago

      You have a fine collection here, with quite a few of what are considered must haves. Thanks for sharing.

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      Bill Armstrong 5 years ago from Valencia, California

      @lilPinkfairy288: Thanks for kind words, appreciate your visit

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      Bill Armstrong 5 years ago from Valencia, California

      @LynetteBell: Still more to come, and yes believe it or not I actually do own them all :-) Thanks for visit

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      LynetteBell 5 years ago from Christchurch, New Zealand

      Now I know where to come when looking for a gadget!

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      lilPinkfairy288 5 years ago

      This is a very great lens with a lot of information. Good job!

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      lilPinkfairy288 5 years ago

      This is a very great lens with a lot of information. Good job!

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      Bill Armstrong 5 years ago from Valencia, California

      Appreciate all your kind comments

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      Ronald Tucker 5 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky

      The Nikon D3100 14.2 Megapixel Digital SLR Camera would be tops on my wish list.

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      grega85 5 years ago

      Thank you for sharing such a great lens.

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      goo2eyes lm 5 years ago

      thank you for sharing this lens.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      enjoyed my visit on your lens today, thank you indeed!

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      lensesbyjames 6 years ago

      Very useful if you are struggling on what to get people for Christmas.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Very useful Lens, most of the Gadgets are beyond my budget. However, I liked reading your honest reviews. Thumbs Up!

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      LeopoldBlatt 6 years ago

      This lens is too good for words!

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      niceman91 lm 6 years ago

      I prefer ipad and iphone 4s.i'm not really into camera :)

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      sukkran trichy 6 years ago from Trichy/Tamil Nadu

      lovely gadget collection. love all of them.

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      the_true 6 years ago

      great lens, i want that gadgets too

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      Angela F 6 years ago from Seattle, WA

      Wow - that's a lot of gadget info! I'm definitely looking into the external hard drive.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I would love all of the above! :)

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      norma-holt 6 years ago

      Knbiow a lot of boys and girls who would enjoy these toys, me inluded. Great lens

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      LindaFoster LM 6 years ago

      Hi Billy nice lens :) lol I want them all but my favourite has to be the magic wand. Weather terrible today wind and rain...wait what am i saying lol it's always raining in Scotland.

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      Bill Armstrong 6 years ago from Valencia, California

      Thanks for your kind comments, much appreciated, and lots more gadgets to come :-)

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      sukkran trichy 6 years ago from Trichy/Tamil Nadu

      fantastic collections of gadgets. nicely done.

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      I-sparkle 6 years ago

      Totally excellent lens. I love seeing and reading about new gadgetry. Hard to make a choice, I wanted every product that you featured!

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      robinrags 6 years ago

      Excellent lens!

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      cok666 lm 6 years ago

      that's all a cool gadget..

      ^_^

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      ttsm197 6 years ago

      wow nice gadgets great lens

      do visit my lens too and comment on it give suggestions , point out my mistakes too thanx

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      Se7enTime LM 6 years ago

      waw, I Really want IPhone, looks like very Interesting

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      Bill Armstrong 6 years ago from Valencia, California

      Hehehe thanks for all kind comments, sorry about the gadget envy :-) Ipod touch, sorry not got one and don't think I will get as I have IPhone, that will be posted soon :-) Blackberry, I do have also but that belongs to the company. More neat gadgets to come. Thanks to all for viewing and leaving feedback, much appreciated, oh and if anyone has a new gadget thats not on here, please share and I will certainly review

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      pheonix76 6 years ago from WNY

      Great lens!! I like all of the gadgets you have here! You really need to add the iPod touch though. :D

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      Snakesmom 6 years ago

      I am in love with the camera but these are all great gadgets! Nice lens.

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      glitterfrog 6 years ago

      *sigh*

      Serious gadget envy over here!

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      dwdblogger 6 years ago

      mm yes gadgets, I love em as well.. good thing you didn't mention a Blackberry device lol.. check my lens out and you'll know what I mean ;)

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      pssinfo 6 years ago

      Awesome lens!! I love gadgets!!

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      skycarter 6 years ago

      Great lense. Loving the shot of the ipad. I think I will follow your advice. I was gonna go for the ipad 2 but after some research decided to go for the ipad instead.

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      jolou 6 years ago

      I love all the gadgets we can have these days. They were unheard of not that long ago. Great photos.

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      jasminesphotogr 6 years ago

      I'm jealous, I want that Nikon! Can't save enough money for it yet. I think that VuPoint magic wand is cool, too.

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      TactixalGamer 6 years ago

      Gotta love gadgets, an ipad is on my want list

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      Bill Armstrong 6 years ago from Valencia, California

      Many thanks to everyone for kind comments, your words makes these lenses all worth while

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 6 years ago from United States

      I guess I am not really a gadget person because I have a lot of trouble learning how to use some gadgets properly, but I do love my camera and my video camera! I have been very tempted to get an iPad

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      Mikekjr26 6 years ago

      Well laid out. Very informative. Nice lens

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Awesome lens! Love the iPad and the cameras. Blessed by a Squidoo Angel on 3/28/2011. Have a great day!

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      sunsetsunrise lm 6 years ago

      I adore iPads, but i just had to vote for that amazing photo scanner!

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      Bill Armstrong 6 years ago from Valencia, California

      @keepingitsimple: Have no complaints about the quality of image, as good as my desk top scanner

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      keepingitsimple 6 years ago

      gadget number 6? What kind of quality of image do you get with it?

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      garrekds 6 years ago

      I always find it interesting to hear about what gadgets are people are purchasing and why they do. I'm also a gadget guy and also a MacHead. So I've got the iPhone 4, a black MacBook (2007), Klipsch satellite speakers.... I did have an iFlip from a few years back but my iPhone 4 takes much higher resolution video.

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      Anthony Godinho 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Cool gadgets indeed ~ I'd like to have some of them! :)

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      Bill Armstrong 6 years ago from Valencia, California

      @cinstress: Thank you, more to come :-)

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      Bill Armstrong 6 years ago from Valencia, California

      @UKGhostwriter: Yea one of my best Gadgets to date

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      cinstress 6 years ago

      nice gadgets

      I like how you can personally comment on them!

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      cinstress 6 years ago

      nice gadgets

      I like how you can personally comment on them!

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      UKGhostwriter 6 years ago

      Great gadgets, I'd like the iPad

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      Bill Armstrong 6 years ago from Valencia, California

      @canonpowershotprice: They work well together, especially when flying

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      canonpowershotprice 6 years ago

      Really cool gadget among them my favorite is IPAD and bose noise cancelling headphones

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      Bill Armstrong 6 years ago from Valencia, California

      @poutine: Thank you, it's working out good and you should see more results as I take pictures and post them on my lenses

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      poutine 6 years ago

      That's a super cool camera.

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      Bill Armstrong 6 years ago from Valencia, California

      @jvsper63: Why thank you, will post another gadget at weekend

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      jvsper63 6 years ago

      I love the camera..That's a gadget for a woman also. They all are:) Good job Joni

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      Bill Armstrong 6 years ago from Valencia, California

      More cool gadgets to come, watch this space :-)

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      MarianaFargasch 6 years ago

      I love everything electronic! I want the Ipad!!! :))