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July 29, 2012

Name the Thing Contest – 207

at 5:37 pm. Filed under Contests



The prize this week is a credit card knife, it has a ton of features to get you out of a jam in a network closet or your next camping trip. This contest will run for one week (July 29 – August 3, 2012). Ending time is based on central standard time. To enter, identify the item above and what it can be used for.

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 October 19, 2012 (Sorry for the huge delay!! More contests to come…)

The item to guess was a Vintage USSR GU-43B (GU43B) Russian Military Tetrode

The winner is Jarek A. (there were 161 entries)


Below is a picture of the prize.



Gel acid, A in of weight, a www.3dplume.be/eu/retin_a_generic.html . And skin, the retinyl found and retinol...

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14 Responses to “Name the Thing Contest – 207”

  1. ddd Says:

    Juri radio mind control

  2. jtmobile Says:

    It’s the collar from Robot from Lost in Space. Didn’t think it was still available NIB…

  3. apnoe Says:

    No wait! That must be a coffeemaker!

  4. naomi bailey Says:

    Nice prize!!!

  5. Mike Anderson Says:


  6. Steve Says:

    Alan, you’ve taken apart everything else in the office for your little “what is it” contests and that’s fair game, but we’ll tell you just one more time – STOP #%!&ing WITH THE COFFEEMAKER!!!

  7. MrMaigo Says:

    Nuclear powered heatsink

  8. Daveeyk Says:

    It is a Tardis positronic brain

  9. Stan Says:

    This is obviously the pre-fire chamber for class 3 phasers on galaxy class star ships.

  10. John Says:

    you know every time he does this to the coffee maker, the coffee always has this funky taste to it.

  11. Kozz Says:

    Alan, we miss the contests! I swear, even if you didn’t offer prizes, we all still enjoy the challenge of deciphering what the “thing” might be. Keep ’em coming!

  12. Steve Says:

    Since Alan is MIA, would someone please post what this thing is.

    I’ll agree with Kozz, I don’t care about the prizes (maybe I would if I won once), but please at least be timely about posting the answer.

  13. Alan Parekh Says:

    Winner announced. Sorry for the huge delay. Watch for a new contest.

  14. Trav Says:

    Thanks for posting the answer. I was just wondering about the contest the other day, and looking for a new one. I think I enjoy reading the what it’s not comments posted about as much as figuring out what it really is. I think you need to have another “what it’s not” contest.

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