We have rounded up some of our favorite items from our 2009 LandoftheFreeish.com reviews for the second-annual Freeish gift guide. We’ll do one a day for the next several days, covering media (music/games/DVDs), gadgets and stuff, books, novels, non-fiction, and comics/graphic novels/art books. Today, it’s gadgets!
Duct Tape Bandage:
Nothing butches up your wounds like an official duct tape band-aid. From their website: Nexcare Duct Tape Bandages are made of real duct tape with medical grade adhesive. They are made with the heavy duty durability of Duct Tape, Longer length for large fingers, Adhesive seals around the pad to help keep out dirt and germs, and Latex free.
Olympus WS-110 WMA Digital Voice Recorder The Olympus WS-110 digital voice recorder works beautifully. The interface was pretty easy to figure out, and the built-in USB plug is very handy. I just stick it my computer and it mounts like a disk.
Gerber Crucial Multi-Tool : The Gerber Crucial’s specs and image give me that head-to-toe multitool lust that has overtaken me only a few times before — once for the Skeletool and once for Gerber’s old DIY mix-and-match tool. I’ve had about five Gerber tools over the years and every one of them was a winner. I’m off to buy one tomorrow. WANT. FWOAR.
Itzbeen Baby Care Timer: I like the look of the ITZBEEN: a four-way baby-care timer that helps sleep-depped parents remember exactly when the little pisher last had a little pish.
RESCUE TAPE Self-Fusing Silicone Tape : Self-fusing silicone “rescue” tape sounds like some powerfully useful stuff — permanently bonds to itself in one minute, creating a 700psi-rated, acid/solvent/oil-resistant seal. As the Red Ferret sez, “just think of it as a reel of spare fanbelt.”
Thinkpad X200: My latest and most favorite laptop has the greatest warranty on earth. It’s light, rugged, fast, runs GNU/Linux like blazes, has a waterproof keyboard with drainage holes in the bottom, and you can choose from heavy, super-long-life batteries for long-distance travel and light, slender ones for home-and-office journeys.
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