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Might I suggest a few CHEAP Stocking Stuffer gizmos?
Posted by: MrNoBody
Date: December 09, 2021 01:46PM
We all know (and I love) 3M VHB tapes; so here's a couple of other cheap
gizmos I'l recommend. Please add your favorites to the list!

Nano Grip Tape aka Gecko or Alien Tape, a non-permanent alternative to VHB.
1mm X 1.2" X 16.5ft roll is only $4.49 @ bezosville.
I use it for holding stuff down on my desk, the hubs & drives to my Mini, etc.
Great for throw rugs. Only requires a small square to do the job!

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Soft rubber wire ties. imho better than Velcro straps or cable ties for
wire bundling, etc. Easy on, easy off, and reusable too!
$5 to $6 from AMZ.




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Re: Might I suggest a few CHEAP Stocking Stuffer gizmos?
Posted by: The UnDoug
Date: December 09, 2021 03:55PM
Good recommendations!



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Re: Might I suggest a few CHEAP Stocking Stuffer gizmos?
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: December 09, 2021 07:59PM
Keep them coming, I need some stocking stuffers (and general gift ideas).
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Re: Might I suggest a few CHEAP Stocking Stuffer gizmos?
Posted by: Harbourmaster
Date: December 09, 2021 08:59PM
I recommend these.Gerber Shard






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Re: Might I suggest a few CHEAP Stocking Stuffer gizmos?
Posted by: ArtP
Date: December 10, 2021 01:37AM
I picked up one of these at microcenter today for $20 to replace a old cheap chinese power strip I bought on ebay with only 2 USB outlets attached to my nightstand.

Trying to resist buying another to replace a smart plug for a living room lamp and the ability to have USB outlets near the couch for iPhones and iPads




APC HOME OFFICE SURGEARREST (PH6U4X32W)
Smart Surge Protector, White

Control your home anywhere, anytime through APC Home App with 6 outlets 3 smart and 4 USB ports 2 smart
Voice control through Amazon Alexa
Simple Wi-Fi setup means no smart hub required
Set schedules for lighting, small household devices and other connected devices via APC Home app
It wouldn’t be APC without true UL-Certified surge protection for ALL outlets
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Re: Might I suggest a few CHEAP Stocking Stuffer gizmos?
Posted by: datbeme
Date: December 10, 2021 02:48AM
Trust me on this. If you have the freezer space, you can't go wrong.

[www.amazon.com]

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Re: Might I suggest a few CHEAP Stocking Stuffer gizmos?
Posted by: MrNoBody
Date: December 10, 2021 06:25AM
ArtP, that APC strip looked great until I read the reviews on AMZ.
Sort to get 'Most recent' and you'll see stuff like app doesn't work, buzzes, etc.
Now wonder if it's worth the gamble to drive 40mins. to MC just for that.



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Re: Might I suggest a few CHEAP Stocking Stuffer gizmos?
Posted by: Robert M
Date: December 10, 2021 06:45AM
MrNobody,

If you're looking for power protection as a stocking stuffer, I recommend these:

[www.dell.com]

[www.amazon.com]

[www.dell.com]

The first two are near identical. Both are fabulous. I threw one into my suitcase each time I traveled. I switched to the Tripp Lite Traveler3USB after I discovered it. Takes up a similar amount of space in the suitcase and I like having the cord. Makes it easier to use in tighter spaces, i.e. small hotel room, cabin of a cruise ship, etc. Wouldn't travel without either one of the twins or the second.

The USB ports on all of them are dandy for smartphones through the iPhone 11 Pro and iPads from the iPad 3 through the iPad Mini and for Kindle Fire tablets through the Kindle Fire 8. Can't speak for newer iPhones and other tablets only because I don't own them and haven't used them with the surge protectors.

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Re: Might I suggest a few CHEAP Stocking Stuffer gizmos?
Posted by: ArtP
Date: December 10, 2021 06:50PM
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MrNoBody
ArtP, that APC strip looked great until I read the reviews on AMZ.
Sort to get 'Most recent' and you'll see stuff like app doesn't work, buzzes, etc.
Now wonder if it's worth the gamble to drive 40mins. to MC just for that.

Well it will replace a 5 or 7 yr old unbranded Chinese power strip with no surge protection at all.

There are 3 items that I use the old strip for - the 2 USB ports for a Lighting Cable for iPad mini 2 or my 2020 iPhone SE (when not on the wireless charger) and USB Apple watch charger and a plugged in Ring Chime for the front doorbell which blocks other outlets.

The Alexa integration and outlets are a bonus - mainly need the different power outlet orientation and could use the extra USB port(s). PLUS the surge protection.

May wait on the 2nd one for the living room -the Alexa Kasa smart plug has be pretty reliable on that lamp.
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Re: Might I suggest a few CHEAP Stocking Stuffer gizmos?
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: December 10, 2021 11:20PM
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datbeme
Trust me on this. If you have the freezer space, you can't go wrong.

[www.amazon.com]


Perfect for my sports playing kids
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