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January 30, 2010

Name the Thing Contest – 117

at 2:31 am. Filed under Contests


Thanks to Rocky Mountain Tracking for sponsoring the contest this week. They will be providing a Smart Tracker to the winner. The Smart Tracker is a GPS device that is mounted in your vehicle and can be used to track your vehicle in real time. Great if your car gets stolen or you forget where you parked it. 🙂 You can use the NavIQ mapping software to pull up where your vehicle is on an easy to use map. Best of all unlike most of these units, this one does not have a monthly fee, you only need to pay when you want to use it. I wouldn’t mind paying $4.95 to know exactly where my car was right after it was stolen. Please note that this device can only be won by someone with a North American address.

“With our Smart Tracker gps device, you may activate and/or locate the device as the need arises. After a test period the unit will remain inactive until you need to track your vehicle, activation and location can be obtained online, at any time, day or night.

  • No monthly fees. Simply activate when vehicle is stolen or as needed.
  • Full end-user accessibility to our tracking software 24/7.
  • Activation and tracking on-demand as needed.
  • Geofence (parameter) alerts by text or email.
  • Low cost hardware and locates.
  • Advanced technology enables quick recovery.
  • Superior coverage in the U.S. utilizing hundreds of networks.
  • Easy two-wire install.
  • Internal back-up battery (optional).
  • Ideal for BHPH auto dealers.”

This contest will run for one week (January 30, 2010 – February 5, 2010) . 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. Winner must have a North American Address.

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 Feb 6, 2009

The item to guess was a Darlington Transistor

The winner is Dane K.


Below is a picture of the prize.



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22 Responses to “Name the Thing Contest – 117”

  1. Maverick Says:

    Oh come on , even a 10 year old could answer that one

  2. Alciia Says:

    Red Fox.

  3. Kevin Says:

    “Please note that this device can only be won by someone with a North American address.” ……….

  4. Don Schraier Says:

    The Inside of Your Brain

  5. Alan Parekh Says:

    Hey Maverick,

    That’s a smart 10 year old you know! You need to have worked with some electronics to know this one (or at least have to know where to look to find the answer). The difficulty of the contest will be mixed, I was shooting for a medium question here…

  6. Alan Parekh Says:

    Hi Kevin,

    Unfortunately this device only works in North America.

    For those that are outside this area please feel free to participate, I will come up with a secondary (not as valuable) prize if the first randomly selected winner is outside this area. If this happens the first randomly selected winner with a North American address will get the Smart Tracker.

  7. Maverick Says:

    Alan I certainly knew what this was when I was 10 and used it to good effect.
    Too anyone reading hacked gadjets i’d have thought this was a no brainer. 😀

  8. NatureTM Says:

    Well, I didn’t know it, haha. I mean, I could tell what it did without knowing the name for it, but I still had to do some googling. Funny thing is, I was a pretty geeky ten-year-old and I think I probably knew it back then.

    As for the prize, Awesome.

  9. John Says:

    This ideal for me because when I go to the mall I’m always loosing my car. I think someone follws me to the mall and moves my car.

  10. Josh Says:

    Wow! I get away from checking the tech blogs for a while and the first contest I see is this! Easy one. I hope it draws more people to your blog.

  11. angry visitor Says:

    really this is getting boring.
    I do not think anybody appreciates the difficulty of this contents nowadays.

  12. Alan Parekh Says:

    Hi Angry Visitor,

    There will be a variety of contest difficulties to keep it fun for everyone. Next week will be a tough one. 🙂

  13. Fry-kun Says:

    I didn’t know what it was used for, but I looked it up. I like that these contests make me look stuff up I wouldn’t normally.

  14. Timothy W Says:

    I want this machine

  15. Donna Cooper Says:

    A GPS Map

  16. jane jakins Says:

    black iron map

  17. Chris Says:

    Oh darling this is hard!

  18. christopher Says:

    were you here a few weeks ago angry visitor. did you miss the GE x-ray tube. If i thought i’d have a need for a GPS car tracker i’d enter, but i’d hate for this to be the one i finally win. there are not many stolen cars where i live, and mine defiantly won’t be one of them, lol.

  19. Steve Prior Says:

    I learned what this one was in high school – they had a pretty unique program. It’s been 27 years and I still got it right away.

  20. William Watkins, Jr. Says:

    let me win

  21. The Steven Says:

    When I was 10, this was a tube.

  22. Alan Parekh Says:

    Winner is announced.

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