The Tascam DR-40 is a four-track digital recorder that I'm using for
podcasting and game session recording.
I've carried a SOG Powerlock II for years, but it was getting old and
tired. This replaced it as my main belt tool.
As another post-eye-surgery present to myself, I bought the lazy man's
ultimate accessory: spectacles that turn one's field of view through
This is simply the best wireless access point I have used.
I treated myself to an Optivisor after my eye surgery last year, since
now I can't take advantage of myopia to get in within an inch or two
of small things that I'm working on. It's effectively a pair of
magnifying lenses on a convenient head-mount.
I've had a general-purpose IDE/SATA connector for a few years, but it
runs into a 2TB limit with modern large drives.
Since I've started making things with the 3d printer, I've found the
need for measurement more accurate than a ruler or a tape measure can
provide, particularly of non-cuboid shapes.
As a role-player I often produce character sheets, which can run to
three or six sides. I want to fasten them together, but I also don't
want to dump metal staples into the paper recycling bin or the
shredder, or to take the time to remove them.
When we had the gazebo roof reconstructed, I cut down the old LED
light strings as they were starting to fail and there wasn't really
room for them in the new configuration. Now I have a new lighting
Because there is no such thing as "enough dice". (And some other
I recently bought a tennis-ball catapult, for the benefit of a
visiting dog. It's not as good as I'd hoped.
Since I bought one in 2012, the Kuru Toga Roulette has become my
absolute favourite writing tool ever.