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How many on here are a bit of a gadget man ?.

i'm terrible, i'm always on the look out for the next shiny must have gadget.

This morning i got grief off the mrs about the amount of stuff i have got in the last 12 months and when i thought about it she is prob right.

In the last 12 months i have bought

  • Canon 30D & Flash Gun & New Lens (old Camera Sold to fund)
  • Iphone (Free N95 from o2 sold to fund)
  • Car Stereo (Sat Nav, Hands Free Etc..)
  • PS3 (inc too many games)
  • 46'' LCD TV
  • AV Amp
  • Monitor Audio Speaker & Sub
  • Macbook Laptop (allowance from work helped fund)

Anyone else suffer from this terrible expensive affliction ?
 

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I have collected a few gadgets over the years, here are some of them:

42" lcd
Valve amplifier (built this myself).:proud:
2x nitro RC car's.
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HTPC (built myself) saw a review of the case and decided I had to have it when I saw the 7" touch screen.
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And my favourite gadget, A Barco CRT projector.:cool:
I got the projector for free, the site where I used to work had a cinema, I managed to get the projector (with permision) before the site was demolished.
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The projected image is the roughly equivalent of a 6 foot screen, it can go bigger if I had more wall space.

And of course the best big boys toy a 2003 DPB R32. :cool:
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Ha, I think we all suffer from this having R's in the first place!

Recent list of purchases over the last 12 months include:

42 inch Plasma
PS3
iPhone
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Wii

Just about to build a new PC, and saving up for the holy grail of all boys toys - a pool table! :xD
 

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I have a projector at home too - they are fantastic for watching films on. also got my PS3 hooked up to it. I'm very keen on gadgets, one I would heartily recommend is Apple TV
 

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If were talking the last year then what with buying the R i've been a little strapped for cash! But i have found room for my MacBook Pro an iPhone and an AirPort Extreme Base station.......not that i like Apple products or anything :xD
 

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Hell yeah I love gadgets.

Had to get my plasma as soon as I could afford it... it's now 2.5 years old and I want a new one!

Lastest gadget is a green laser pointer... these things are wicked... burns through black plastic, ignites matches, and the beam is amazingly bright. Yes there's hardly any point in actually owning it, but it's a gadget and I love it!
 

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In the past 12 months:

-PS3
-Xbox 360
-Nikon D80
-Macbook Pro
-Car audio system

And I've got 2k waiting ready for a new HD TV and surround sound system this week :xD

Reallllly need to calm it for a bit!
 

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Gadgets are definite thing for guys!
In the past twelve months got myself:
Philips HDTV with Amibilights (one of the pixel perfect ones)
60gb PS3
Xbox 360
Sony Ericsson K850i
iPod Touch
Wii
Sony Digital Camera
Kenwood DNX7200

Currently saving for a Nikon D300...i would like to start getting into photography. :)
And ofcourse...the .:R!!!!
 

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In the past 12months:

A House
Golden tee maching (best purchase)
Pool/Dining Table
PS3
Avic x3bti
the .:R's just over the year old for me!!
 

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Manu_R32 said:
Currently saving for a Nikon D300...i would like to start getting into photography. :)
And ofcourse...the .:R!!!!
Complete and utter waste of money for an amateur mate. Some pro's will still never utilize a camera such as the D300.

Get something like a D40x or Cannon 400D, then learn how to use it. You can upgrade as you get better every few years.
 

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seriously into my gaming!! Just taken delivery of a playseat see - www.playseat.com and then spent £150 on a steering wheel set up for the PS3 in preparation for GT5 on Friday!! Can't wait!! This is all on top of my recent 'retro' gaming passion and have just bought a new piece of furniture to house my recent newly collected collection of SEGA Megadrive, Nintendo 64, SEGA Saturn, Amiga- (remember those from the early 90's!!) games and consoles!!

Due to me being lazy and being bothered to hook this lot up to my 50" Samsung, on Monday last week got a bargain deal on a 32" Samsung LCD so now have 2 tv's in my lounge!! Girlfriend is not impressed!!

Anyone else waiting for GT5??
 

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Complete and utter waste of money for an amateur mate. Some pro's will still never utilize a camera such as the D300.

Get something like a D40x or Cannon 400D, then learn how to use it. You can upgrade as you get better every few years.
Sorry Ed, I have to disagree with you on this one. The D300 is aimed at the serious amateur/semi pro. For someone serious about taking up photography, there is no better camera. I agree it is expensive especially when you have to buy lenses etc but the results are worth it. If the D300 is the goal it is not wise to start off with the Canon as upgrading would mean buying another lens system.
Anyway aren't boys toys all about buying the best the best gadget that you can afford.
Monkey
 

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Ed...thanks for your concern! I will have to agree it is pricey and even my dad has told me to start small and then upgrade but over a few hundred pounds i dont really want to kick up a big fuss. And as i did mention before i am getting into photography so still quite a long way to go! What camera do you use?? :)
 

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Ok, just a few..

New flat converted into batchelor pad
Leather Sofas
Xbox 360 + HD-Dvd drive
46 inch 1080p Samsung LCD tv
TEAC hifi
KEF IQ5 speakers
Zalman HD135 HTPC
Nikko G-wagon RC car
Mega Mosquito RC helicopter
Tag Kirium F1 edition (is that a toy? I wear it everyday)
R32 (of course, save the best till last)

Planned toys for 2008 -

PS3
Milltek exhaust for the R32
Another Tag, the F1 in red
Sky HD plus sky sports
 

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For me:

R32 and associated modified bits, milltek etc....
Stainless steel BBS RS alloys for my G60 cost a small fortune
Cambridge Audio 640R HDMI AV receiver
Mordaunt Short Alumni speakers with sub
Mordaunt Short 908i Floor standing speakers
PS3 + 9 games
40" 1080p Samsung LCD screen for PS3
Karcher pressure washer

think thats about it....
 

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Well i am tailing you guys a bit as only am 20 (paying 2 much on insurance)
but here goes,

53 plate black 3dr r32,
42" 1080p plasma
xbox 360
toshiba laptop,
nokia n95.
canon ixus 65 camera
suzuki dr-z 400 sm 56reg
fiesta mk5 zetec-s (for the mrs)

gotta sell my mk1 escort now though! :-(

and planning on a turbo conversion for the R!
an a kawasaki zx-12r next year
 
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