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July 2, 2011

Name the Thing Contest – 178

at 10:01 pm. Filed under Contests


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The winners of all the previous contests have been announced and the items have all been added to the old contest pages. The contest this week will be a bit different, you still need to name the thing but the winner will be the first one to correctly identify the item above in the comments. Images of the item will be added above from time to time until someone guesses it. Each new image will provide a bit more information about what it could be.  The prize this week is a cable tester which will make sure your home made cables are working correctly. This contest will run for one week (July 2 – 8, 2011). Ending time is based on central standard time. To enter, identify the item pictured above.

Please read the contest instructions below since this contest is a new trial format.

Enter your guess below in the comments consisting of:

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

You can have one guess per new image that is added, if you have more than one guess per image revealed the additional guesses will not be considered. The first person to guess the item is the winner. Please note that there are multiple comment validation systems attempting to prevent spam comments. After you leave a comment it may need to be manually approved before it is shown. If the winning comment is in moderation it will still be considered the winner even if there is one that is displayed first on the site (but entered after the winning one).

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Added July 8, 2011

The item to guess was HDMI Right angle adapter

The winner is Jeremy C.

Thanks for participating in this new contest format.

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Below are two pictures of the prize.


 

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70 Responses to “Name the Thing Contest – 178”

  1. jeopardize Says:

    It’s a Motorola mobile connector; used to charge or to get access.

  2. piachoo Says:

    it’s a SCSI-3 male conentor. Used for transmitting data between devices (usually hard drives and motherboards) with speeds up to 40 MB/s.

  3. Alan Parekh Says:

    7th image added.

  4. Name the Thing Contest - 178 Update - Hacked Gadgets - DIY Tech Blog Says:

    […] new format of the name the thing contest 178 is still open to be won. We have had some close guesses but haven’t had a winner yet so there […]

  5. McKay Says:

    A mini HDMI connector.
    For connecting mobile devices such as cell phones and camcorders to playback devices.

  6. phil Says:

    looks like a centronics36 cable

  7. McKay Says:

    That is a type C hdmi, just to be clear.
    For portable device media playback.

  8. Blake Says:

    HDMI type A DisplayPort adapter? For transferring digital video between DisplayPort- and HDMI-equipped components.

  9. Blake Says:

    oops, i meant to say HDMI to/from Displayport adapter, but I think my arrows got stripped out lol

  10. Blake Says:

    oops, i meant to say HDMI to/from Display Port adapter, but I think my arrows got stripped out lol

  11. Jeremy C. Says:

    Name: HDMI Right angle adapter.
    Use: Connecting HDMI compatible parts in tight spaces.

  12. Robotics_Job_Search Says:

    What it is: A modern Player Piano.
    What it is used for: Impressing you friends by pretending to play (but it’s really playing for you.)

  13. Hemingray Says:

    Looks like a USB Mini-B jack/plug?

  14. Alan Parekh Says:

    Jeremy C. has got it!

  15. Cliff Says:

    Congrats Jeremy!

  16. Alan Parekh Says:

    Added the remainder of the images that were in the queue. I thought it might take the second last one before it was guessed since I was expecting HDMI extension cable to be the obvious guess after image 8.

    Not sure if this format is better than the email in version…

  17. Chad LaFarge Says:

    HDMI Right Angle Up Adapter: A coupler that coverts a male HDMI cable to a up right-angle cable.

  18. Chad LaFarge Says:

    Yes, my timing and attention are THAT bad.

  19. Devin Says:

    HDMI Right angle converter
    Connecting badly placed HDMI ports

  20. Paul Edwards Says:

    Its a right angle HDMI male to female so you don’t have to bend the cable in tight areas.

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