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Magneat Competition – Reminder

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Thanks to the nice people at Magneat, we have four of these cool earphone cord wranglers to give away to you lucky Ferret readers. Instead of the usual competition we thought we’d be a bit different and ask for your opinions.

To be in the running for a Magneat, just hit us in the comments with your all time favourite product or service and tell us why. It could be a straightforward gadget, a life tip, a computing tip or some super useful product advice that’s been passed down in your family for generations. We’ll look them over and pick the four bestest ones to share in a front page post.

You can enter as many times as you like. Oh and why not try and surprise us eh, instead of just mentioning something you’ve already read on the Ferret? The competition will close in 1 week on Friday the 12th of February, and the usual rules apply .

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Dan Ferris is the Red Ferret’s Oceanic correspondent and Associate Editor based in Sydney, Australia. Despite not knowing Russell Crowe or Nicole Kidman, Dan has risen above adversity and now scours the world for interesting tidbits to write about. He spends far too much time photographing stuff and tinkering with computers.

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18 Comments

  • "Always be worth more than you are making."

    My motto in business. Ron.

  • Alice.com is probably one of the neatest and practical ideas for a service that I've ever seen. They allow you to create a virtual shelf of household products (cleaners, health & beauty supplies, paper goods, etc.) that you typically buy. From that shelf, you can have them notify you before you run out of something (like toilet paper), and then you can purchase it directly from them. The best part? Free shipping. FREE. It's perfect.

  • The RCA Airnergy is the coolest thing I've seen in years. It charges a battery using ambient wifi signals.
    http://www.gizmag.com/rca-airnergy-charges-gadget

  • I love the website http://www.steepandcheap.com
    By keeping an eye on it fairly frequently I have managed to get killer deals on great outdoor equipment.

  • Taskbar Shuffle for WinXP is a GODSEND! I can't imagine life without it!

    http://nerdcave.webs.com/

  • I found that the best website is moneysavingexpert.com! There is so many brilliant forum members and a great sense of community that nothing beats it!

  • if you hate automated telephone services, just press all your keys at once, or any key not mentioned (usually 0) a few times and you will almost always get put through to a 'real' human being after a few 'sorry please try again' messages!!

  • my gorgous Samsung NC10 netbook. It never lets me….. agh!!!!

  • It's all very random. I'd love to have these! :)

  • It's all very random. I'd love to have these! :)

  • My favourite product is definately my Ipod Nano, it is one cool piece of technology. I can watch movies, episodes of my favourite TV shows and store my entire music collection on one handy little device. I love the sleek design too!

  • My baldimatic head polishing unit – my life has changed so much since attaining a shiney bonce.

  • postcrete – the best way to put in garden posts bar none

  • I think the best everyday carry tool I have is my Leatherman Wave. It has the perfect mix of tools for me. Most important being two sizes of both Philips and straight screwdrivers (glasses screw size and a medium size), and a saw. As someone who does a lot of stuff outdoors (hiking, horseback riding) you would be surprised how often a small saw comes in handy. Pliers, file, straight and serrated knife blades and scissors round out the most used items for me. Easily rides in my back pocket.

  • I think the best everyday carry tool I have is my Leatherman Wave. It has the perfect mix of tools for me. Most important being two sizes of both Philips and straight screwdrivers (glasses screw size and a medium size), and a saw. As someone who does a lot of stuff outdoors (hiking, horseback riding) you would be surprised how often a small saw comes in handy. Pliers, file, straight and serrated knife blades and scissors round out the most used items for me. Easily rides in my back pocket.

  • Heard a few years back that most elevators have an express mode option, it overrides other floor selections (people on different floors waiting for the elevator, not neccessarily other people in the same elevator) and allows you to go straight to the floor you selected. If I remember correctly, most, but not all elevators have this mode. Try it by pressing the floor you want to proceed to and the "door close" button similtaniously. It worked from what I can tell, unless there was no one between the 10th and 1st floor while I was testing this. I haven't tried to see if it will work if other floors are selected in the elevator before hand.

  • Mark S – that is the best tip ever for someone who works on the 11th floor and is sick of stoppping at every floor on the way up or down. Those who get on and off at floor 1 cause particular "lift-rage" considering there is a flight of stairs, although I do always check to make sure don't have any obvious limps before tutting loudly. I can't even remember what my favourite gadget is now – the lift trick has blown my mind and I will be sure to test it out his very afternoon

    • I am glad someone thinks so too, it sounds too simple to work, but makes total sense to have a built in express mode. You will have to let me know if it worked, and if it did- what kind of elevator it was. Don't share it with too many people in your building, you'll never get a lift to stop on your floor again :)

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