The hottest gadget out there right now is, of course, the smartphone. Because, let's face it, you're too goddamned busy to be bothered with using multiple machines, when all you really need is one mutant supermachine to get the job done. So, I present to you...the poor man's smartphone.
Because nothing says 'retro cool' like a bunch of clunky 90's hardware duct-taped together like some kind of Silicon Valley Frankenstein's monster trapped in a time machine.
This baby's got Windows 98 on it, which technically makes it a "Windows Phone," and let's face it, it's probably just as good as any other shitty Windows Phone currently on the market. (Seriously though, does anyone here even know someone that owns a Windows Phone?)
Next up...home entertainment. It seems like everyone but you has made the switch to LCD flatscreen television, right? And yet you're still stuck with this tumescent monstrosity sitting in your living room, hogging all the space.
And finally, let's not forget the ever-important GPS navigation system. For this, my friends, you'll need surprisingly little, besides an old watch, a bottle of booze, and a highway underpass. Because nothing beats having a navigation system like having an actual navigator. And nobody knows a city like a homeless guy.
Sure, it may not be glamorous, and you may have to drive with the windows down in the dead of winter just to handle the stank, but at least you'll have company. And you'll always wind up at your destination sooner or later. Just so long as your navigator is kept swimming in high spirits.
And while all of these are, without question, superb ideas for improvised electronics equipment, I'm sure you all can come up with many better ones of your own. Tell me, anyone else ready to go apply for a patent?
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