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  • DuncanDavis
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    • 19th Mar 13, 9:01 PM
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    • 19th Mar 13, 9:01 PM
    Any tablet that isn't a Blackberry playbook, it does everything an Android can do but faster, more reliable and with better privacy. And it can run most android apps. And as for the ipad, its cheaper, better and doesn't transfer all kinds of private information to apple.
    • swiftnick
    • By swiftnick 19th Mar 13, 9:13 PM
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    • 19th Mar 13, 9:13 PM
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    • 19th Mar 13, 9:13 PM
    A Chinese tablet a complete waste of 150 quid
    • clairmelville
    • By clairmelville 19th Mar 13, 9:15 PM
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    clairmelville
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    • 19th Mar 13, 9:15 PM
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    • 19th Mar 13, 9:15 PM
    A PDA was terrible. Took so long to put any info in.
    • Jivesinger
    • By Jivesinger 19th Mar 13, 10:25 PM
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    • 19th Mar 13, 10:25 PM
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    • 19th Mar 13, 10:25 PM
    Only a cheap thing, but a solar-powered battery charger, which claimed to charge AA and AAA batteries, but could never get a charge level above "weak" even after sitting in a sunny window all day.
    • Pinkypants
    • By Pinkypants 19th Mar 13, 10:40 PM
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    • 19th Mar 13, 10:40 PM
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    • 19th Mar 13, 10:40 PM
    Philips CDi, had 2 of them old style and then the newer thinner one. Both around £500 each about 20 years ago!
    Helping the country to sleep better....ZZZzzzzzzz
    • jaydeeuk1
    • By jaydeeuk1 19th Mar 13, 10:53 PM
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    • 19th Mar 13, 10:53 PM
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    A chocolate fountain
    • pixiewolfe
    • By pixiewolfe 19th Mar 13, 11:51 PM
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    Amazon Kindle. I had 2, boyfriend had 1 and all 3 broke before a year (or just over). It wasn't a regret buying it, just the short life scan, and the fact if you got a new one you didn't get any extra cover
    Thank you all for making MSE so wonderful!

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    • Steve059
    • By Steve059 20th Mar 13, 1:32 AM
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    • 20th Mar 13, 1:32 AM
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    • 20th Mar 13, 1:32 AM
    A PDA was terrible. Took so long to put any info in.
    Originally posted by clairmelville
    My Palm Zire 21 PDA never realised its potential. However, it's now enjoying an active retirement as an electronic shopping list. I use it more now that I did when I first bought it.
    Last edited by Steve059; 27-03-2013 at 9:58 PM.
    If you fold it in half, will an Audi A4 fit in a Citroen C5?
  • Fifer
    Any tablet that isn't a Blackberry playbook, it does everything an Android can do but faster, more reliable and with better privacy. And it can run most android apps. And as for the ipad, its cheaper, better and doesn't transfer all kinds of private information to apple.
    Originally posted by DuncanDavis
    So you bought an android tablet and an iPad but regretted both purchases?
    There's love in this world for everyone. Every rascal and son of a gun.
    It's for the many and not the few. Be sure it's out there looking for you.
    In every town, in every state. In every house and every gate.
    Wth every precious smile you make. And every act of kindness.
    Micheal Marra, 1952 - 2012

    • victor2
    • By victor2 20th Mar 13, 8:56 AM
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    victor2
    A chocolate fountain
    Originally posted by jaydeeuk1
    +1 for that!
    OH insisted on buying one. Used it once - utterly pointless and an expensive waste of good chocolate. Sitting in the garage now, awaiting being lobbed in the bin when I can deny any knowledge of it's whereabouts.
    • stampychan
    • By stampychan 20th Mar 13, 9:49 AM
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    I'll say 'tablet' too - I bought an HP Touchpad in the firesale (£89! Bargain!) then hacked it to run Android, thus in theory meaning I could download Android apps and get good use out of it. However, shortly after I started using it I realised that I just couldn't get on with a tablet keyboard, so switched back to my trusty old eeepc. It's been sitting in a drawer ever since.

    But thanks to this thread I have been reminded to either sell it on or give it to someone who can use it =)
    • victor2
    • By victor2 20th Mar 13, 9:59 AM
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    I'll say 'tablet' too - I bought an HP Touchpad in the firesale (£89! Bargain!) then hacked it to run Android, thus in theory meaning I could download Android apps and get good use out of it. However, shortly after I started using it I realised that I just couldn't get on with a tablet keyboard, so switched back to my trusty old eeepc. It's been sitting in a drawer ever since.

    But thanks to this thread I have been reminded to either sell it on or give it to someone who can use it =)
    Originally posted by stampychan
    I'll give you a chocolate fountain for it!
    • originalkat
    • By originalkat 20th Mar 13, 10:05 AM
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    I have two chocolate fountains, bought at a car boot sale for £4 each (they were new and unopened) which I used at a wedding reception a couple of years ago. They haven't seen the light of day since and will be returning to the boot sale, use too much chocolate and are too messy although they went down well at the wedding.

    I bet yoghurt makers are going to be mentioned, bought one about 20 years ago, at a jumble sale, used it just twice but I still have it!!!!! That's another thing for the boot sale, should get a good price, after all it is vintage lol

    And could I mention the foot spa, facial sauna, battery operated manicure set, battery operated facial care set, all received as gifts over the years but didn't live up to expectations.

    And the popcorn maker, it flies everywhere and a big saucepan with a good lid is so much better.

    I am sure I will think of more, just glad my hard earned cash didn't buy them new
    • harleq1962
    • By harleq1962 20th Mar 13, 10:36 AM
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    nokia
    every Nokia high end phone that they claimed would be the next big thing, then they moved on, but i didn't.
    • sillygoose
    • By sillygoose 20th Mar 13, 10:56 AM
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    Juicer machine, novelty soon wore off of trying to get the mesh grater thing clean and washing all the bits. Antony Worrall Thompson what were you thinking not making it dishwasher safe???
    • leopold
    • By leopold 20th Mar 13, 11:02 AM
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    I spent £180 on an Android tablet. I thought it would be a useful gadget, possibly something I could even do work on, but after a fair bit of fiddling about, discovering a very painful shortcoming of the Android OS and noticing not only how slow it was, but how short the battery life was (it spent more time on charge than off!), I started to fall out with it. And when I wasn't allowed to join the pilot scheme at work which would've given me the option to use it for my job, I gave up on it completely. I've not used it in months.

    Oh, and a chocolate fountain!
    • debitcardmayhem
    • By debitcardmayhem 20th Mar 13, 11:16 AM
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    debitcardmayhem
    Biggest waste of cash was a Bread Maker , I realised that the best and most therapeutic way of making bread way already attached to my arms. The best gadget ever bought was a steam generator iron, Mrs. DCM gets hours of fun with that and it has never had a virus or spyware .
    • rmg1
    • By rmg1 20th Mar 13, 11:48 AM
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    rmg1
    Juicer machine, novelty soon wore off of trying to get the mesh grater thing clean and washing all the bits. Antony Worrall Thompson what were you thinking not making it dishwasher safe???
    Originally posted by sillygoose
    Biggest waste of cash was a Bread Maker , I realised that the best and most therapeutic way of making bread way already attached to my arms. The best gadget ever bought was a steam generator iron, Mrs. DCM gets hours of fun with that and it has never had a virus or spyware .
    Originally posted by debitcardmayhem
    Got one of each of the above.
    I agree the juicer is painful to get clean so it's on the side being ignored.
    Breadmaker (£5 from a car-boot sale) used 3 times but it does something weird to the bread so that's in a cupboard gathering dust (the maker not the bread ).

    Think they'll both end up (back) at a car-boot or on ebay.

    Also bought a paint-pad pro after seeing the advert. Absolutely useless and doesn't work like it did on the TV (not even close) so that's getting ebay-ed. I've had it too long to send back and I've used it (if ayone wants one to try, let me know).

    I agree about the steam-generator iron. I'm on my second (yes, I'm a bloke and do my own ironing) and wouldn't go back to a "normal" steam iron ..... ever.
    Flagellation, necrophilia and bestiality - Am I flogging a dead horse?

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    • Dreamnine
    • By Dreamnine 20th Mar 13, 12:01 PM
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    Dreamnine
    Blackberry Playbook - I used it about 5 times - piece of crap.

    Microsoft Windows 710 phone - as above.
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