Wings As Eagles: I just really do love electronic gadgets!

Sunday, August 12, 2007

I just really do love electronic gadgets!

A couple weeks ago I was at Wal-Mart looking in the electronic dept. for an audio speaker cable to run from my computer to my projector. I didn't think they would have one, but I was there so I thought I'd check. Knowing my love of electronics, I shouldn't have even entered that dept., but I did. :)

I was right; no audio cable, but I did find something else. I should know better than to browse up and down the aisles in any electronic section or computer store. More often than not, I find some new gadget or gizmo to add to my never ending collection of computer, software, cell phone and elecrtronic equipment!

And of course, I did! But this is a really neat tool and it will be very useful when I'm traveling. I have seen and have several computer cables with a retractable card like this travel usb cable, but I had not seen until now the ones with multiple kinds of usb connectors that can be interchanged. How clever!!

Not only does the retractable cord save a ton of hassle messing with cords when traveling, but with the interchangeable connections, I don't have to have a separate cord for my video camera, printer, external hard drive and so forth. I needed that at camp a couple weeks ago when I had cords running out of my computer everywhere trying to get my printer, camera, video camera, external hard drive, cell phone and who knows what else connected.

The only thing is that if I need several things plugged in at the same time, I still need an additional cord; this device will only control one at a time. But it will still save some cord tangling when I take my computer places. Anymore, many of the external equipment I have is wireless, which is so handy; I love it! But it almost always has a receiver that runs from a usb port.

I didn't buy the one I have at Wal-Mart, though. I came home and found one on eBay for a much lower cost, plus I also found the audio cable that landed me in the electronics dept. in the first place!


  1. I LOVE electronic gadgets too! Definitely my weakness. Who cares if my palm pilot is one of the first made... at least its a gadget to mess around with and break ;P

    Thanks for the comment on my blog. You have a beautiful blog, btw!

  2. I agree!! There's always something that catches my electronic eye! :)


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