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December 5, 2009

Name the Thing Contest – 109

at 2:34 am. Filed under Contests

Thanks to EFO for sponsoring the contest this week. They will be providing a Black Wireless Handheld Keyboard and Touchpad Mouse to the winner. They saw the article that we had done earlier today about their product and wanted to provide one to a Hacked Gadgets reader. Nice thing we have the perfect mechanism for selecting that reader, our weekly contest! The remote comes with a wireless USB dongle that has a range of around 32 feet. The system seems to work with anything from gaming systems like the Playstation 3, XBox 360 and the Wii to computer platforms like Mac, PC and Linux. The winner will get a black one but the control is also available in white. I like the fact that the size of the keyboard looks like a Blackberry cell phone, but if you like pecking text on your normal phone I also found this cute computer remote what allows you to type just like you do on a normal cell phone.

This contest will run for one week (December 5 – December 11, 2009) . Ending time is based on central standard time. To enter, identify the item pictured above and give an example of what can be done with it.

Please do not give the answer in the comments.

Send an email to contest @ hackedgadgets.com with “Name the Thing Contest” as the subject, and the message body consisting of:

  • The name of the item in the above picture
  • An example of what the item pictured above can be used for

The winner will be chosen at random from all of the correct entries.


Added December 21, 2009

The item to guess was a Tube Tester

The winner is  Nicholas B. (There were 252 entries)


Below is the prize.


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24 Responses to “Name the Thing Contest – 109”

  1. yonsje Says:


  2. vintagepc Says:

    Wow… Nice prize.

  3. vintagepc Says:

    Heh… found the exact image. If you’re at all familiar with technology, then you should know what this is…

  4. Haku Says:

    Hey that’s exactly the same mp3 player as mine!

    Did you also have trouble procuring the necessary plutonium to run it?

  5. Alan Parekh Says:

    Hey Haku,

    You must have a pre-release version. The picture is of the new music sharing system. It is a DRM controlled listening system. That is why the standard headphone jacks are missing and have been replaced with those multi-pin connectors. Too bad there are so many competing formats which make it necessary to have all those different jack styles. I love the analog look, digital is to last century.

    The power source has been modernized since half of the scientists were hospitalized when changing the plutonium packs. This one uses a sealed for life nuclear cell.

  6. jalthaus Says:

    Nice, somebody leaked the next generation macbook. I, for one, am excited because Apple did a huge “minimalist” study to determine that J K L M N O P Q R S were the only letters users needed.

  7. arcnemisis Says:

    hmm.. and i was just going to buy the prize too…

  8. Thijs Says:

    Interesting price, I hope I’ll win one 🙂

  9. Thijs Says:

    Ehmmm I meant priZe…

  10. Josh Says:

    There is a shop in my area that has almost this exact thing. They had it up for sale but quickly changed their minds after several people started fighting over who would buy it!

  11. Craig Says:

    Nice prize! I just ordered one yesterday.

  12. yonsje Says:

    yay! found it 😀

  13. mike Says:

    It’s the flight controls from a b52 bomber. 🙂

  14. req Says:

    I need one of those.

  15. vic Says:

    Anyone else noticed the striking resemblance of their logo with Google’s logo ? In fact the letters, colors and shadows are exactly the same … Maybe their designers had just the same inspiration, but they might have problems with Google at some point.

  16. Felipe Says:

    Wow… Nice prize. – 2

  17. Shadyman Says:

    You’re all wrong. It’s obviously an early X-ray machine controller.

  18. skyvola Says:

    The prize is sweet I wonder if I could use that with a CarPuter maybe Velcro it to my steering wheel.

  19. vintagepc Says:

    I’ve always wanted a touchpad for my desktop… Even if I don’t get this, I may have an old laptop lined up I can salvage one from and wire it to the PS/2 port 😀

  20. sanjay Says:

    God ! What a bunch of kids. Anyone over 40 will have *used* one of these.

  21. dizzy Says:

    Nice price.

  22. Bill Says:

    I have a couple similar to this that I saved when others got rid of my dad’s old stuff. They are too cool to trash!

  23. Ted Says:

    Heh, there are some of us under 40 that have used one of these.

  24. Felipe Says:

    it’s the 1º mp3 player – made in russia!

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