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    QOTW: Which of your tech products have aged well?

    Let's talk about those gizmos that downright refuse to give up the ghost.
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    Re: QOTW: Which of your tech products have aged well?

    I have a fishing reel that is older than myself, it have also served me well

    It is technology ! you try winding 100 M of line onto a stick or whatever, and with a 15 KG cod in the other end.
    My old LG television have also served well, it is now over 10 years old, and still work i am sure but it is now a backup screen for my friend.
    Personally i no longer have a TV as they are allowed to spew out too much garbage in this day and age.

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    Re: QOTW: Which of your tech products have aged well?

    My Micro Nikkor which is over 40 years old,and still get's used sometimes.


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    Re: QOTW: Which of your tech products have aged well?

    It depends what you call Gizmos. I've got a 20yr old 18v Bosch SDS Drill which is still going strong. I've also got a 30-40yr old Minolta CLS Rangefinder Camera which still works a treat. Oh & I mustn't forget my beloved 20yr old Sennheiser HD600 Headphones which are as good as new & used everyday.

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    Re: QOTW: Which of your tech products have aged well?

    Quote Originally Posted by nar53 View Post
    It depends what you call Gizmos. I've got a 20yr old 18v Bosch SDS Drill which is still going strong. I've also got a 30-40yr old Minolta CLS Rangefinder Camera which still works a treat. Oh & I mustn't forget my beloved 20yr old Sennheiser HD600 Headphones which are as good as new & used everyday.
    Those take Leica M lenses don't they??


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    Re: QOTW: Which of your tech products have aged well?

    The unsung hero, my Sony ICF-C273L Radio alarm clock. The dual alarm is a godsend when you have to get up early. 13 years old, still works perfectly fine with no issues. That's possibly the only piece of tech that's still in use that can be classed as old.

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    Re: QOTW: Which of your tech products have aged well?

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    Re: QOTW: Which of your tech products have aged well?

    As a portable device for making phone calls my Nokia 3310 hasn't really been beaten. It's a handy size, multi-day battery life, and it does it's one job perfectly. Yes I have a "smart"phone as well, but in reality that's a multipurpose pocket computer that happens to be able to make phone calls, and assessed purely as a phone it is no improvement.

    My iPod classic is by far the best personal music device I've ever owned - multi-day battery life, huge storage capacity, simple controls, ability to play/pause/skip without looking at it - again most people I know use their phone for this nowadays, but this is another case where I prefer specialized devices over the jack of all trades, master of none things

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    Re: QOTW: Which of your tech products have aged well?

    I'm still using daily the base unit from a Logitech EasyCall Desktop as the speaker on my main PC. Sometimes I'll even use the mic.

    It must be a good 14/15 years old.


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    Re: QOTW: Which of your tech products have aged well?

    Microsoft sidewinder force feedback wheel, still going 20 years later and still working in new games, luckily I got the USB version when I bought it as my pentium 2 machine had a couple of those new USB port things.

    I hear there is better wheels but mine isn't broken and I am not a serious gamer and have owned it more than half my life.

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    Re: QOTW: Which of your tech products have aged well?

    I still use some logitech Z2300 speakers that I bought way back in 2006, I have a Creative Zen Stone 1GB MP3 player from 2008 that I still occassionally use, also from 2008 is my Samsung TV, and from 2010, but slightly upgraded over the years is my PC. My Intel 875K is still plugging along, but I'm constantly wanting to upgrade just for the sake of it! Maybe next year (I keep saying that....)

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    Re: QOTW: Which of your tech products have aged well?

    My SCSI Epson Perfection 1200S A4 bed scanner is still working 10 years later thanks to VueScan software on Windows 10 Pro.

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    Re: QOTW: Which of your tech products have aged well?

    Probably the older thing I have is a Saitek Cyborg 3D, no idea how old it is but it still works a treat, or my monitor maybe, Dell P2311H, that's gotta be 10 years old, the stick is older than that tho.

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    Re: QOTW: Which of your tech products have aged well?

    That's tough I have a lot of older tech I have held onto. But I'll try to post something I haven't seen yet. On the PC Side of things I am still rocking an Asus Rampage IV Extreme motherboard...I don't think I have ever run a CPU platform/motherboard full time, as my main rig at least, this long ever in my life (cough 40s). I have replaced some RAM that crapped out a couple years back and increased the capacity at the same time to 32GB. I also upgraded the CPU a little over a year ago from a i7 3930K to a used Xeon E5 1680 V2(OC'd to 4.3ghz)for another 2 cores 4threads in an attempt to buy me another year or two in gaming at 4K60hz...got one! Well if we are being honest I was bored but an extra 2 cores, 4 threads and an increased L3 cache has helped my 99th percentiles in gaming a fair amount.

    The big questions are: Can it last long enough for AMD to drop AM5 motherboards, or for Intel to become relevant again in the high end (not just in gaming)? Will it bottleneck the GPU first and force me into an upgrade(RTX 2080Ti...as of yet, nope)or will it smolder a horrid death from a old cap, abused vrm, short out from a dust carbon bridge or lightning strike from god telling me it's time to move on? Time will tell. I don't know if I should be impressed at how long it has lasted or sad because the CPU market stagnated so long it has made old sandy/ivy-bridge platforms still viable for 60hz gaming 8-9 years after their release. While loved, I truly look forward to replacing my Rampage IV Extreme soon(ish).
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    Re: QOTW: Which of your tech products have aged well?

    The closest thing I can think of would be my Dell 1320CN Laser Printer, which I believe is about 10 years old.

    But as the reason for buying that was the ability to print at any time without any ink issues due to it being so infrequent (hence staying with the inkjet I had before being a bad idea), I would be disappointed if it wasn't still going.
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    Re: QOTW: Which of your tech products have aged well?

    A screwdriver set that I got for my 16th and a socket set I got for my 18th are both getting on for 20 years old.

    A pair of speakers from a highish end don't stereo my first girlfriend bought me around the same time are now attached to my PC via a cat D amp as they're much better than any sensibly priced computer speakers I could find.

    Equally my 2nd monitor is a 10 year old Dell 16:10 job that still does the trick.

    My car is an 11 year old Honda Jazz that hasn't missed a beat. Top of the line EX model and after all this time all of the electric windows/roof blind/climate control etc work flawlessly.

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