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    Thread: The what have you bought today thread (for Way)

    1. 02-01-2012 04:45 AM #2661
      Quote Originally Posted by J-Tim View Post
      Is there anything cheaper than Zeppelin for a wireless standalone player that can read iTunes content from Mac, iPhone or iPad ?
      Would an Apple TV suffice? Turns your TV into your stereo... $129, no brainer.

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      02-01-2012 04:47 AM #2662
      Quote Originally Posted by swgn View Post
      Would an Apple TV suffice? Turns your TV into your stereo... $129, no brainer.
      You don't even need to use a tv/hdmi, once it's set up simply optical out into an amp works fine too.

    3. 02-01-2012 05:03 AM #2663
      Quote Originally Posted by mikinoz View Post
      You don't even need to use a tv/hdmi, once it's set up simply optical out into an amp works fine too.
      On the topic of Apple TV. Does anyone know of a decent 2.1 system I can connect up to the Apple TV for when I'm watching movies?

      The system has to have optical input which is my stumbling block. I have a nice system from JBL already but it doesn't have optical input.

      I was checking out a Bose system at Myer the other day but $999 is a bit more than I was looking to spend.

      Cheers

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      02-01-2012 05:05 AM #2664
      Samsung have some home theatres that are 5.1 but would do the job for $500 I reckon.

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      02-01-2012 05:18 AM #2665
      Quote Originally Posted by swgn View Post
      Would an Apple TV suffice? Turns your TV into your stereo... $129, no brainer.
      Good point, although I've already got a Mac Mini connected to my TV.

      AppleTV + 2.1 system would probably do a job. I hear Logitech ones aren't too bad.

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      02-03-2012 05:23 AM #2666
      Mac Mini, Keyboard and Magic Trackpad. Ha Ha **** apple are mongs though. First of all the email with my receipt from the apple store is tagged as junk mail by the mail client and then I get an email telling me I downloaded from the mac app store on a computer not previously associated with my Apple ID. No **** Sherlock I just bought a new computer off you

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      02-03-2012 07:31 AM #2667
      Easton Haven stem and stans tubeless kit..

    8. 02-03-2012 08:44 AM #2668
      They finally made one for my fat head.
      So comfy, may have to buy a back-up pair.


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      02-03-2012 11:19 PM #2669
      What brand are those? I just took my Starck Eyes frame back because the paint was peeling off and the lenses always fall out. And they look pretty similar to those frames.

    10. 02-03-2012 11:53 PM #2670
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      IC! Berlin?

      Mike, are these really 22g? My RudyProject Heliums are 18g with lenses.
      Last edited by auR32; 02-03-2012 at 11:56 PM.

    11. 02-04-2012 03:11 AM #2671
      Yeah, IC! Berlins. But different finish. 1128 Urban. I'll try to get them weighed tomorrow, but yeah, they're stunningly lightweight compared to my previous Porsche Design P8139.

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      02-11-2012 02:28 AM #2672
      Blew the budget a bit for the alarm clock...


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      02-11-2012 10:03 AM #2673
      That looks pretty cool. How much was it and did you buy it locally? Am thinking of getting something for the bedroom too.
      Quote Originally Posted by Jim Bookie View Post
      gt2 is a luxury car, yes.

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      02-11-2012 06:03 PM #2674
      $399 from Duratone Hi-Fi in Canberra.

      You can probably pick it up for around $300 on eBay via the UK but would need an adapter to suit our powerpoints. The plug/transformer uses an adapter anyway (similar theory to iPhone charger), so if you could get the Australian plug prior to shipping you'd be sorted.

      You can probably buy online locally for $349.

      There is a light sensor on the front which, when set to "automatic" will dim the display so it's not too bright during the night. There's two catches to this...

      1. The sensor doesn't work in standby mode (radio off), which means during the day it defaults to its dimmest setting and it's quite difficult to read the time.

      2. The front panel looks like it is made of metal, but it's actually plastic. At night once your eyes adjust light seeps from around the display and almost appears as though the top half of front panel is backlit. It's not so bright so as to keep you awake by any means, it just looks a bit cheap (IMO).

      On the positive side the sound quality is amazing. Radio National has never sounded so good.

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      04-19-2012 07:36 PM #2675
      Bought a house on Wednesday - ~100 year-old 2-bed timber cottage with a ~1970's brick extension (3rd bedroom & enclosed verandah), mostly renovated 5 years ago.

      Settlement on 28th May

      EDIT: Pics or it didn't happen:
      Last edited by shauno; 04-19-2012 at 09:34 PM.
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      04-20-2012 08:58 AM #2677
      Nice one Shauno.
      Quote Originally Posted by TheHamofMam View Post
      That looks like something from their Prep Boy f@ggot collection.
      Quote Originally Posted by smarm View Post
      Can you give me a heads up when that hits the market.

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      05-10-2012 08:54 AM #2679
      Still waiting....

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      05-10-2012 09:56 AM #2680
      I ordered about 10-15 mins after they went on sale, and it arrived today. I suspect it's one of a very small handful in Singapore. The global waiting list is 350,000 people long now!

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      05-11-2012 02:26 AM #2681
      RS Australia are letting the first 4000 people on the list access the order page. A mate made the cut, but I didn't..

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      05-11-2012 02:31 AM #2682
      Quote Originally Posted by IML337 View Post
      I ordered about 10-15 mins after they went on sale, and it arrived today. I suspect it's one of a very small handful in Singapore. The global waiting list is 350,000 people long now!
      What am I looking at ?

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      05-11-2012 02:37 AM #2683
      Quote Originally Posted by J-Tim View Post
      What am I looking at ?
      One of these...



      70 years on and 1000 times more powerful...
      Last edited by dkr; 05-11-2012 at 03:46 AM.

    24. 05-11-2012 02:49 AM #2684
      I used a computational device once, I didn't care for it.

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      05-27-2012 05:24 AM #2685
      Bought an Electrolux dryer, Breville 'smart' kettle, and a Sunbeam cafe-series toaster - was tempted to get a Kitchenaid toaster to match the mixer & dryer, but the reviews all say they're ****house - Dualit seems to be good, but they're still 2.5x the cost of the Sunbeam... Also bought an antique kitchen buffet & hutch.

      Tomorrow, I technically sell an apartment & buy a house at 1pm - 3-way settlement with 4 solicitors & 5 banks! Fingers crossed everyone shows up!
      2006 MkV 2.0TDI -> 2005 MkV GTI -> 2008 MkV .:R32

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      05-27-2012 11:18 AM #2686
      Anyone that says the Kitchenaid toasters suck should not be trusted.

    27. 05-27-2012 12:23 PM #2687
      who reads reviews on toasters anyway?

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      05-27-2012 04:29 PM #2688
      Quote Originally Posted by Jim Bookie View Post
      who reads reviews on toasters anyway?
      You shouldn't. Get a Kitchen Aid one as they are king!

      (fwiw - on extended road test ours has done at least 6 slices a day since 2008 and still is trooping along)

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      05-27-2012 04:31 PM #2689
      Looking for a new dryer to suit family of 6. I'm considering buying 2 smaller ones instead of a massive one, we have space that's not an issue. (not having 3-phase power is a bit restrictive )

    30. 05-27-2012 06:21 PM #2690
      Quote Originally Posted by mikinoz View Post
      Looking for a new dryer to suit family of 6. I'm considering buying 2 smaller ones instead of a massive one, we have space that's not an issue. (not having 3-phase power is a bit restrictive )
      Not the prettiest things, but a mate with 6 kids under 14 swears by one of these;

      http://www.speedqueensales.com.au/do...ingledryer.pdf

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      05-27-2012 06:30 PM #2691
      Quote Originally Posted by skc View Post
      Not the prettiest things, but a mate with 6 kids under 14 swears by one of these;

      http://www.speedqueensales.com.au/do...ingledryer.pdf
      Thats the ticket and amazingly we have a gas outlet in the laundry so arguably we are pretty sorted to proceed with such domestic awesomeness!

      6 under 14 trumps my 4 under 11

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      05-28-2012 12:05 AM #2692
      My Daughter could have chosen whatever she wanted at the VW Nationals stalls yesterday and she chose a Kombi van moneybox over everything else.... it's pretty cool !
      Quattro drivers do it on all fours....

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      05-29-2012 04:45 AM #2693
      Quote Originally Posted by shauno View Post
      Settlement was yesterday - we're moved in, mostly unpacked, and sitting by the (gas jetmaster) fire

      PSTN line is connected, DSL is tomorrow
      2006 MkV 2.0TDI -> 2005 MkV GTI -> 2008 MkV .:R32

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      06-02-2012 07:43 PM #2694
      Quote Originally Posted by IML337 View Post
      Plaything of the digital elite, haha

      http://www.theage.com.au/digital-lif...602-1znxm.html
      Quote Originally Posted by TheHamofMam View Post
      That looks like something from their Prep Boy f@ggot collection.
      Quote Originally Posted by smarm View Post
      Can you give me a heads up when that hits the market.

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      06-02-2012 07:47 PM #2695
      Quote Originally Posted by mdt View Post
      Plaything of the digital elite, haha

      http://www.theage.com.au/digital-lif...602-1znxm.html

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