Odd Commercial Products.........

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Post by dacflyer » Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:03 am

them sandals almost looked like the sandals were keeping the House Arrest Device charged up as you walk...lol

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Post by Janitor Tzap » Fri Feb 22, 2019 8:01 pm

Continuing with the Toaster theme.....
Catapult Toaster
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This toaster is part of Ivo Vos's ‘Brunch' collection. It's a toast catapult, or trebuchet. One cool feature is that it lets you calibrate the force and angle of your toast's trajectory. Presumably so that you can have a plate all set up in the right place. It's one of many prototypes for kitchen equipment from the Dutch designer.
I can see CeaSar playing with this all morning. :lol:
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Roller Toaster
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Designed by Jaren Goh of Singapore, and winner of the 2006 Red Dot Award, the ROLLERtoaster is pretty self explanatory: stick bread in one side, and watch it get rolled into toast by the compact little unit.
I can see this for someone in a micro-apartment, or house. :lol:


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Post by Janitor Tzap » Fri Feb 22, 2019 8:13 pm

dacflyer wrote:
Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:03 am
them sandals almost looked like the sandals were keeping the House Arrest Device charged up as you walk...lol

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Here's the Video on a Battery Charger designed to fit in your existing shoes: https://youtu.be/W-yabLJ4OVI
Note: There are dozens of designs out there, including High Tech Military and Industrial grade boots.Image Here's their site: http://www.solepowertech.com/#solepower


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Janitor Tzap wrote:
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I can see CeaSar playing with this all morning.
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Don't know if this is such a good idea.......
Pancake Maker Conveyor Belt for your Home Kitchen
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The best part about this machine is that it’s all automated.
Pour in the fat free batter and hit the button and out come the hotcakes.
If you had one of these and were selling pancakes, they’d sell like hotcakes.
The Chefstack Pancake Maker can be yours if you have $3500 lying around.
For those who want a better way to twirl spaghetti on to a fork.
The Battery Operated Twirling Spaghetti Fork
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Twirling is a better way to eat spaghetti and the motorized fork
automatically winds up the pasta on the end of the fork.
You can purchase it from here: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001HX ... onexplo-20

Now a different way too listen to audio......
Sountina NSA-PF1
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Described as a "column of music" that radiated audio in every direction, the PF1 was covered in leather and cost $10,000.
What was the point to this?
Rolly
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Who could forget the Rolly? Perhaps the most bizarre product Sony has ever made, this egg-shaped device was a digital music player that rolled around and flashed in sync to the audio. It was a confusing concept, and the $400 MSRP didn't help.

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Post by Lenp » Sun Mar 03, 2019 6:41 pm

About that pancake maker...
Holiday Inn Express has them in all the ones we've stayed. It works well and makes pretty good pancakes. The batter is bagged, the pancake drops onto a heated conveyor baking one side then flips over at the end to do the other side on another conveyor . Their units have no control panel, just push a button and three come out with about 2 minutes until the first one shows up, then the rest are right behind. It is a big hit, and not just with the kids! :smile:
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Lenp wrote:
Sun Mar 03, 2019 6:41 pm
About that pancake maker...
Holiday Inn Express has them in all the ones we've stayed. It works well and makes pretty good pancakes. The batter is bagged, the pancake drops onto a heated conveyor baking one side then flips over at the end to do the other side on another conveyor . Their units have no control panel, just push a button and three come out with about 2 minutes until the first one shows up, then the rest are right behind. It is a big hit, and not just with the kids! :smile:
Hmmmm..........

Yeah, I can see this being a big hit at Hospitals, Break Rooms, Hotels, Arcades, Churches, the local VFW. :D
But, unless you have a Large family, I can't see wanting to have one. :razz:


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Post by Lenp » Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:59 am

Well, I think it might be too slow for a pancake eating contest! :grin:
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Post by Lenp » Mon Mar 04, 2019 9:20 am

No pictures to post but I remember the wide array of TV antennas, set top and outdoor years ago. They went from a bare rod to a load of bed springs, with switches, 'tuning knobs' and whatever, including aluminum foil flags, all in the quest of the Holy Grail of TV viewing. In spite of all the technology, there was never any consensus of opinion about the best design, so rarely did you see two of a kind, except in the store. Today, with digital TV, the antenna hucksters are back on the street with 'FREE TV' deals....

Also, I remember a mechanical channel changer. No not Zenith Space Command ultrasonic metal bar plucker . This was a long flexible cable, like a speedometer cable that went from a box attached somehow to the TV tuner to a hand held box with a big knob. Channel change was all it did, but it had a way of grinding off the tuner shaft like a pencil sharpener!
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Re: Odd Commercial Products.........

Post by CeaSaR » Mon Mar 04, 2019 9:37 pm

Janitor Tzap wrote:
Sun Mar 03, 2019 6:26 pm
Don't know if this is such a good idea.......
Pancake Maker Conveyor Belt for your Home Kitchen
Image
The best part about this machine is that it’s all automated.
Pour in the fat free batter and hit the button and out come the hotcakes.
If you had one of these and were selling pancakes, they’d sell like hotcakes.
The Chefstack Pancake Maker can be yours if you have $3500 lying around.
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That reminds me of a book I loved to read back when I was but a wee young whippersnapper. ;) Some of you may know it, or maybe I was one of those weird kids who read all the older stuff that was left from all the previous generations. It was the adventures of Homer Price. The Wikipedia here: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homer_Price shows the one I remember best, with the story about the donut maker that wouldn't shut off until it ran out of dough. (Speaking of donuts, our local fire company is.known for its donuts and today was fastnacht day. I'm on a diet! WAAHHH!) If you've read the story, you can see why the connection was made.

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Post by Lenp » Tue Mar 05, 2019 6:01 am

Fastnacht loosly translated is ''fast-not''.
Today it's the donut, tomorrow the hole.
Our local VFD is known best for bingo and blocking traffic :shock:
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CeaSaR wrote:
Mon Mar 04, 2019 9:37 pm
That reminds me of a book I loved to read back when I was but a wee young whippersnapper. ;) Some of you may know it, or maybe I was one of those weird kids who read all the older stuff that was left from all the previous generations. It was the adventures of Homer Price. The Wikipedia here: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homer_Price shows the one I remember best, with the story about the donut maker that wouldn't shut off until it ran out of dough. (Speaking of donuts, our local fire company is.known for its donuts and today was fastnacht day. I'm on a diet! WAAHHH!) If you've read the story, you can see why the connection was made.

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Mmmmm, donuts...
Yeah, I remember reading that one Homer Price story.
{I think I was still in my teen's.} :lol:

Well, LENT is currently on this month, and the local Catholic Church is having their "All You Can Eat Fish Fry".
For those who can't eat fish, they serve meatless Spaghetti. :smile:


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Post by CeaSaR » Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:32 pm

More Toaster fun. This one seems to be targeted towards today's social media crowd.
http://wtfgadgets.com/the-selfie-custom-toaster
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Post by Janitor Tzap » Wed Mar 06, 2019 1:13 pm

CeaSaR wrote:
Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:32 pm
More Toaster fun. This one seems to be targeted towards today's social media crowd.
http://wtfgadgets.com/the-selfie-custom-toaster
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Go back to the 1st page, I already posted about this toaster. :roll:
Lenp wrote:
Mon Mar 04, 2019 9:20 am
No pictures to post but I remember the wide array of TV antennas, set top and outdoor years ago. They went from a bare rod to a load of bed springs, with switches, 'tuning knobs' and whatever, including aluminum foil flags, all in the quest of the Holy Grail of TV viewing. In spite of all the technology, there was never any consensus of opinion about the best design, so rarely did you see two of a kind, except in the store. Today, with digital TV, the antenna hucksters are back on the street with 'FREE TV' deals....
This is as weird that I can find in a indoor antenna.
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I also found this old 1959 ad.
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Lenp wrote:
Mon Mar 04, 2019 9:20 am
Also, I remember a mechanical channel changer. No not Zenith Space Command ultrasonic metal bar plucker . This was a long flexible cable, like a speedometer cable that went from a box attached somehow to the TV tuner to a hand held box with a big knob. Channel change was all it did, but it had a way of grinding off the tuner shaft like a pencil sharpener!
Yeah, you had mentioned it earlier on the 2nd page. :P


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Post by CeaSaR » Wed Mar 06, 2019 7:21 pm

Heck, I even scrolled back through the pages to see if that was posted. Must have scrolled past it before the image loaded.

"Sometimers Syndrome"
That condition which tends to become more pronounced as age progresses, where the afflicted repeats things, many times more frequently the older or more excited they become.

"Sometimers Syndrome"
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