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Genius Improvements To Everyday Products [Pic+]

Hits: 8828 | Rating: (2.6) | Category: Technology | Added by: drawman61
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coolthing97
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 1051 Posts
Thursday, October 31, 2013 9:57:57 PM
The waterproof keyboard is also pretty awesome. I spilled something on mine the other day and freaked. Thank goodness it was okay. Lol.

coolthing97
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 1051 Posts
Thursday, October 31, 2013 9:56:05 PM
The round outlets. Yes. It sucks when you have an outlet that you can barely reach or you can barely see (without a flashlight) and then you need to somehow feel when the plug will fit and whether or not you have it upside down. I shouldn't need to be a freaking jedi. D:<

CodeJockey
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 5358 Posts
Thursday, October 31, 2013 9:50:21 AM
Patch, I can think of a couple-o-twenty ways to make that work. Just off the top, it can be inductive(long and not grounded.)
Next, if the prongs are stepped in length, they can hit the conductors as channels: The shortest hits the ground, the second, N and the longest, L.

I just don't see a POINT in making it round. Wire is flexible.

Oystah
Female, 40-49, Eastern US
 3912 Posts
Thursday, October 31, 2013 8:41:37 AM
I did not know that the top of the back of a toilet was called a cistern.

patchouly
Male, 40-49, Canada
 4677 Posts
Thursday, October 31, 2013 6:28:03 AM
@paperduck,
That's what I was thinking. Have the ring be hot and the perimeter contacts be ground. However, there are no perimeter contacts in the image. Just the ring. Plus, most places have an extra ground now. How would they add that?

patchouly
Male, 40-49, Canada
 4677 Posts
Thursday, October 31, 2013 6:26:10 AM
@CodeJockey,
I'm very familiar with XLRs, but they are nothing like the picture. In the picture, there is a ring and that's it. No holes, no perimeter contacts, just a ring.

Nickel2
Male, 50-59, Europe
 5756 Posts
Thursday, October 31, 2013 2:58:39 AM
Your toilet could have a sink on the cistern.
You'd have to remember to put the lid down when you wanted to piss in the sink.

nucnik
Male, 18-29, Europe
 86 Posts
Thursday, October 31, 2013 1:36:15 AM
Your flash drives could display the files they contain - Hahaha no. I don't want that.

spanerbulb
Male, 30-39, Europe
 1247 Posts
Thursday, October 31, 2013 1:05:21 AM
Most of these ideas are pretty pointless, a few good ones though.

CodeJockey
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 5358 Posts
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 9:57:47 PM
"How do you have a round outlet?"
When the standards were being solicited from companies in the US, there were many different ideas about what the outlet should look like.

If you've ever seen the standard three-pronged XLR microphone out with spring cover:

I think that was originally HP's submission.

I also think Westinghouse's submission looked nearly identical to the listed mockup.

I believe the North American standard outlet was GE's submission.

Geogypsy
Female, 18-29, Canada
 2477 Posts
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 7:59:12 PM
My waterproof keyboard was pretty much a must when I lived with drunkards and small children.


paperduck
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 1720 Posts
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 7:45:12 PM
Patchouly I imagine to have a round outlet you'd need a central plug for the hot with the neutral around the perimeter. It would be a pain in the ass to switch all of your outlets and then get adapters for everything (or wait for the manufacturers to start making them that way).

patchouly
Male, 40-49, Canada
 4677 Posts
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 6:16:49 PM
How do you have a round outlet?

drawman61
Male, 50-59, Europe
 6756 Posts
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 5:56:08 PM
Sorry, Kitteh, will do. Missed the email somehow.

Cajun247
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 10543 Posts
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 5:24:33 PM
Nice, the last one would've saved me from a nasty bruise on my hand or worse.

BritInvasion
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 311 Posts
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 5:24:08 PM
people deff need the camera while texting...sadly

kitteh9lives
Female, 70 & Over, Eastern US
 1491 Posts
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 5:18:29 PM
drawman, could you please start capitalizing all the first letters of all the words in your titles? It helps with errors on the front page.

I wrote you an email about it but you must not have gotten it. I like your submissions and it makes it easier to put them up when there are no errors in the titles and such.

Thanks!

drawman61
Male, 50-59, Europe
 6756 Posts
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 5:13:34 PM
Link: Genius Improvements To Everyday Products [Pic+] [Rate Link] - The clever is strong on this one.


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