are a few neat novelty gadgets to check out. Pictured above are metal detector sandals for that beach vacation.
Posted By: patty -
Thu Feb 07, 2013
Kitsch and Collectibles
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I like the self proprelled suitcase. That would be handy if you travel alot.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 02/07/13 at 10:38 PM
No! English dude. You
wear your white socks with them!
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 02/07/13 at 11:39 PM
Suitcase -- With the motors in the wheels, all the scanners will show is a battery, circuit board, and a bunch of wires leading odd places. I'm sure TSA won't have a problem with it!
Sandals -- I've actually wanted something like that! There are beaches where you can't use metal detectors because too many people were digging holes to find gold and silver coins from shipwrecks (storms can move them miles). I'd want to automate it: when it detects something, it drops a treat. I'd need a dog trained to follow me and dig whenever he gets a treat. As a good citizen, I'd want to cover up the holes he makes, which gives me a reason to be stopping there and messing around in the sand. (When the penalty for using a metal detector is $25,000 and/or 5 years in jail, you have to get creative.)
Posted by Phideaux in in his own little world. on 02/08/13 at 01:31 AM
Suitcase: for that much money, I can handsomely tip several porters. Or else I want the Luggage from Discworld.
I'm one of the people who reads Hammacher Schlemmer's catalog for entertainment.
Posted by TheCannyScot in Atlanta, GA on 02/08/13 at 03:33 PM
Sandals hahhaha, they resemble an ankle monitoring device used for house arrest.
Posted by Mike d on 02/08/13 at 08:19 PM
Excellent point about the suitcase Phideaux.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 02/08/13 at 09:13 PM
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