Goaty Gadgets

Goaty Gadgets
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#1

I must confess to being somewhat of a gadget tart.

I spend an inordinate amount of time reading reviews for shit I don’t really need and, after buying it, constantly feel the need to source an upgrade.

Here are a couple of the latest. Please feel free to list and review your own techy/non techy recent buys :

Headphones: Audio Technica ATH-M50X. First pair of ‘decent’ headphones I have had in a while. These are the mutts nuts. Really bassy and excellent noise reduction. V.comfortable too. I can now pump up the volume on the porn without disturbing Mrs Goat.

Nitecore MH20 LED torch. I am an absolute torch tart. This little beauty was a christmas pressie. Runs off a rechargeable 18650 battery (these are expensive but good for 500 cycles and v.powerful). Best thing about this torch is that A:build quality is superb. B:it has a built in usb charging facility. C: it is stun a fucking deer bright:

I have plenty more to bore you with, but anyone else??


#2

That is a sexy torch…

I used to be a tech tart, but kids got in the way and the missus felt me spending a lot of money on stuff I like wasn’t the best way to use it…


#3

Prices, Goat, I need prices for these things.


#4

I like the look of that torch. Might take it hunt sabbing.


#5

Headphones: £89.99

Torch: £69.95 (you can probably source this cheaper but BEWARE there are loads of fakes around):

http://www.torchdirect.co.uk/nitecore-mh-series/nitecore-mh20-led-torch.html


#6

Nite-ize figure 9 carabiners. Not so techy but a good bit of kit if your knot knowledge is not great. Useful for camping, securing loads, or tying women to beds/whatever:

Small: £3.77. Large: £4.83.


#7

You tratorist bastards…I’m rockin’ these babies…


#8

As discussed on Weds Goaty, I bought virtually the same headphones for teen Bucks after similarly shitloads of research. They are the proverbial dogs’.

Unemployment has seriously curtailed my spend but I did buy a new HDMI cable a year ago to upgrade the standard Sky cable. It is 1m long and cost £70. Can I see the difference? Yes of course :lou_lol:


#9

Haha, more expensive HDMI cables make that big a difference? Mine are pretty basic, as I was always sceptical about that.

My headphones decided to die on me this week. That annoying thing where the cable is gone, so sound in one ear is constantly cutting in/out. Replaced them with a pair exactly the same as the others. AKG K451’s. Overall, they’re a great package. Light, really good sound, comfortable & fold away so can fit in your pocket. They are the best looking, but they cost £39.99 so winner there. Only reason they are so cheap is because they are a model that has been around a few years now, so tech tarts like Goats turn their noses up at them. They won awards and got 5* reviews when they released at £150.


#10

Oh, will probably also be in the market for a new TV soon.

I plan to set up a man cave in the spare room, where I can game without disrupting the gf’s Made in Chelsea viewing. If anyne spots any decent deals on a TV (not looking for anything overly fancy, just decent picture and a good size, please do post them up.


#11

I have a fantastic tin opener. Opens all the tins, even those with ring pull lids.


#12

Yeah, really cheap HDMI cables are shite but you shouldn’t have to pay more than £10 for a good one, and don’t be fooled by the gold plated ones. It makes no difference it’s a digital signal with error correction so the quality of contact is pretty much irrelevant.

I bought some of them there Veho headphones and I like them, not sure I’d spend over £30 on a set though.


#13

My main set of headphones are Monster Inspiration noise cancellers. Don’t use the noise cancelling feature that much, but it is bloody handy for long haul flights.

Much prefer these to Beats. They’ve also outlasted every other set of headphones I’ve ever had.


#14

Originally posted by @KRG

Haha, more expensive HDMI cables make that big a difference? Mine are pretty basic, as I was always sceptical about that.

While it shouldn’t be an issue, what with the digital you-either-get-it-or-you-don’t transmission mechanism, I’ve found some of my cheaper cables to fail over time. Sound, video or all go. The 40UKP multi-metre gold lined jobbie that I bought ten years ago is still going strong.


#15

Originally posted by @BTripz

Yeah, really cheap HDMI cables are shite but you should have to pay more than £10 for a good one, and don’t be fooled by the godl plated ones. It makes no difference it’s s digital signal with error correction so that quality of contact is pretty much irrelevant.

I bought some of them there Veho headphones and I like them, not sure I’d spend over £30 on a set though.

Eurgh, wish I hadn’t asked. Now I’m going to end up spending on new ones now. FFS.

Cheers though BBB (& pap, sorry posted this before your post had come through).


#16

Beats are shite. I was between headphones for a while (had my bag with my Senheisser’s in stolen) so ‘borrowed’ my step-sisters Beats. They are terrible. It’s just all bass, and everything else just sounds poor.

I do miss those Senheissers, they were rather pretty - which obviously makes all the difference.


#17

BTW that should should have been shouldn’t!!


#18

Don’t buy a curved one unless you are going to sit right in front of it!!


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#20

I bought a Veho bluetooth subwoofer after reading positive reviews. RRP is £200 but I paid £80 and it is better than most of the big branded shit which costs plenty more.