It's a gadget galore Fun Monday with our wonderful hostess and Aussie friend, Wendishness. Here is her assignement for us:
I would like to know what gadgets you can’t live without and those you could get rid of. It doesn’t matter what part of your life or house they dwell in, whether it’s the kitchen, your desk, shed or any other place but what works well for you and what doesn’t?
gadget - n
1. A small mechanical device or appliance.
2. Any object that is interesting for its ingenuity or novelty rather than for its practical use.
When I think of a "gadget" I think of Inspector Gadget from the popular animated TV show which aired in 1983, or the bumbling secret agent, Maxwell Smart from the 1960's TV series Get Smart. Do any of you remember those shows? Do you remember the infamous "shoe phone"? I'll bet this is where the idea of the cell phone came from.
I must admit that I am a gadget collector. I am a sucker for novelty and niftiness. If you have seen it on an infomercial, chances are, I own it. After going through just one room in my home to take some photos for this assignment, I was able to come up with many gadgets. Here are only a few of my favorites from the kitchen alone:
My Simple Human "hands free" soap dispenser:
My Keurig "single cup" gourmet coffee brewng system:
My (dusty) "wireless driveway alert system" (a bell chimes when a car has entered my driveway):
Do any of you know what this handy gadget is?:
Some of my other kitchen gadgets include a meat tester, apple corer, lint roller, food chopper and garage door opener:
I am looking forward to seeing all the other gadgets out there in blog-land. I can't imagine my life without my nifty and fun gadgets. They are certainly not necessity items, but they sure do make my life alot easier! Be sure to click on over to Wendishness to see what the other FM participants are sharing.