Forums :: NEW! Web Resources :: Features :: Photo Gallery :: Vintage Radio Shows :: Archives
Support This Site: Contributors :: Advertise


It is currently Oct Mon 25, 2021 3:27 am


All times are UTC [ DST ]





Post New Topic Post Reply  [ 52 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: How many battery powered devices are on your person?
PostPosted: Sep Wed 08, 2021 12:18 am 
Member
User avatar

Joined: Aug Thu 20, 2015 3:09 pm
Posts: 1624
Location: Albion, CA, USA, 95410
Battery powered: Phone and key fob.

Non-battery powered: Pocket knife, zippo and wallet.

All the above are present and accounted for at all times.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: How many battery powered devices are on your person?
PostPosted: Sep Wed 08, 2021 12:55 am 
Member

Joined: Jan Thu 01, 1970 1:00 am
Posts: 1154
Location: dayton oh usa
right now a aaa keyring light,a 2aa light,a phone,and a an/prc153 radio.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: How many battery powered devices are on your person?
PostPosted: Sep Wed 08, 2021 2:21 am 
Member
User avatar

Joined: Jan Thu 01, 1970 1:00 am
Posts: 4328
Location: Kansas
zenith82 wrote:
Zero.

All of my keys are analog.
I don't carry a cell phone.
No other battery powered devices.

************************
Not even a wristwatch?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: How many battery powered devices are on your person?
PostPosted: Sep Wed 08, 2021 2:49 am 
Member
User avatar

Joined: Apr Wed 08, 2015 3:54 pm
Posts: 724
Location: North Providence, Rhode Island
Phone
Flashlight
Music device
Calendar
Notepad
Camera
Picture archive
Chat device
Calculator
Home video cameras
Games
Lots more

ALL IN MY PHONE!

_________________
Looking for anything radio related from Rhode Island, PM me! Looking for info as well as items.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: How many battery powered devices are on your person?
PostPosted: Sep Wed 08, 2021 3:39 am 
Site Admin

Joined: Jan Thu 01, 1970 1:00 am
Posts: 9385
Location: Baguio City, Philippines
Art Hoch wrote:
Not even a wristwatch?

I have an automatic (aka self-winding) watch.
I carry a cell phone, but no keys, no flashlight (the phone has one built-in, plus it's usually daytime or I'm in a lighted room.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: How many battery powered devices are on your person?
PostPosted: Sep Wed 08, 2021 7:26 pm 
Member
User avatar

Joined: Apr Fri 29, 2016 2:58 am
Posts: 111
Location: SF Bay Area, CA
Alan Voorhees wrote:
Art Hoch wrote:
Not even a wristwatch?

I have an automatic (aka self-winding) watch.
I carry a cell phone, but no keys, no flashlight (the phone has one built-in, plus it's usually daytime or I'm in a lighted room.



I remember these automatic watches in the late 70's and 80's ORIENT, CITIZEN, SEIKO, LONGINES, OMEGA

Had to keep the hand moving to wind them.

JC


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: How many battery powered devices are on your person?
PostPosted: Sep Wed 08, 2021 8:30 pm 
Member

Joined: Jan Thu 01, 1970 1:00 am
Posts: 76
Location: Houston,Texas
Phone & heart pacer


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: How many battery powered devices are on your person?
PostPosted: Sep Wed 08, 2021 8:40 pm 
Member
User avatar

Joined: Dec Sat 24, 2011 9:17 pm
Posts: 8357
Location: Vancouver Island, Canada
arzoo623 wrote:
Phone
Flashlight
Music device
Calendar
Notepad
Camera
Picture archive
Chat device
Calculator
Home video cameras
Games
Lots more

ALL IN MY PHONE!
Lot's more like Compass, Spirit Level, Mail reader, and Locator if your compass doesn't make sense. :D

_________________
Watch the doughnut, not the hole.
Burl Ives, RIP, oldtimer.
[:l>)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: How many battery powered devices are on your person?
PostPosted: Sep Wed 08, 2021 11:43 pm 
Member
User avatar

Joined: Apr Thu 21, 2011 2:00 am
Posts: 5314
Location: Georgia, 30236
My Casio Wave Ceptor, my Streamlight stylus pro, and my smart phone.

_________________
"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."
— Arthur C. Clarke


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: How many battery powered devices are on your person?
PostPosted: Sep Thu 09, 2021 1:32 am 
Member

Joined: Jun Mon 24, 2013 3:00 pm
Posts: 1785
Location: Champaign IL 61822
Stupid cell phone
Car Key
"Token" (generates random number to log into my email account or VPN
to access essentially every academic press in the world).
Watch
Zoom H1N stereo audio recorder (built in stereo mic). (This is used for birding, and its
somewhat silly that I carry it everywhere, but its small and light.)

If hiking or birding: Canon 5D MkIV camera and huge zoom lens (for birds).
(Heavy: substitutes for a dumbell :) ).


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: How many battery powered devices are on your person?
PostPosted: Sep Thu 09, 2021 5:28 am 
Member

Joined: Aug Tue 24, 2021 9:18 pm
Posts: 233
My "smart" phone... when I actually decide to pay for a minutes / data card. I use it so infrequently that I don't always bother.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: How many battery powered devices are on your person?
PostPosted: Sep Thu 09, 2021 3:01 pm 
Member

Joined: Jan Thu 01, 1970 1:00 am
Posts: 1275
Location: Pasadena CA USA
Cell phone, maybe. But I am with Alan on the watch. I saw a radio collector with a shirt that said, "Real radios glow in the dark," I believe that real watches tick.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: How many battery powered devices are on your person?
PostPosted: Sep Thu 09, 2021 4:34 pm 
Member

Joined: Jan Thu 01, 1970 1:00 am
Posts: 6342
Location: Minneapolis, MN USA
I wonder why people carry both a phone and watch. Fashion ?
I gave up the watch in1996 when I started carrying a pager, and migrated to cell phones when they came along. Needed the pager so mom could reach me in an instant, after she had become a widow. I used to wear my watch on bottom side of wrist to minimize breakage/scratching the "crystal", glass front.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: How many battery powered devices are on your person?
PostPosted: Sep Thu 09, 2021 5:18 pm 
Member
User avatar

Joined: Jan Thu 01, 1970 1:00 am
Posts: 23676
Location: Haledon, NJ, usa
Dale Saukerson wrote:
I wonder why people carry both a phone and watch. .

It's a lot easier to twist my wrist to glance at the time on my analog watch instead of pulling out my cell phone, turning it on to see a digital number ( I know I can have an analog display)
Still faster and easier to glace at the watch.

BTW.... if you happen to see someone looking at their watch... and then you ask them what is the time?... you'll notice that they will have to consult their watch a 2nd time to tell you.
This is because ... most likely when they 1st looked at the watch they were not looking at the time per se... but probably looking to see how much time they have left to get somewhere... or how long they have been on their way etc.
So the exact time didn't register... just a relative indicator/
I also like analog because I can see graphically by the hand positions.. how long or how much time I have to get somewhere and the time is easier to digest instead of reading a digital number and having to translate that.
Just glancing at the position of the hands tells me quickly all I need to know.

but looking at the numbers 10:13 ... means less to me until I translate it.

I believe that if the digital clock came first .... and then someone invented the analog clock... people would marvel at what an improvement it was.

_________________
To be a man, Be a non-conformist, Nothing's sacred as the integrity of your own mind.
-Emerson


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: How many battery powered devices are on your person?
PostPosted: Sep Thu 09, 2021 6:40 pm 
Member
User avatar

Joined: Apr Thu 21, 2011 2:00 am
Posts: 5314
Location: Georgia, 30236
I wear my watch because it is accurate to the split second and therefore in sync with most systems that use a timing receiver. I carry a phone, but it is usually off until I need it or an application, or am expecting a call.

_________________
"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."
— Arthur C. Clarke


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: How many battery powered devices are on your person?
PostPosted: Sep Thu 09, 2021 7:01 pm 
Member

Joined: Jan Wed 30, 2019 3:44 am
Posts: 396
Location: Lake City, SC
I carry a Kyocera flip phone in my pocket & an Acer laptop in a satchel if I'm headed to class.

Non-battery:
wallet
Hamilton pocket watch, windup
fountain-pen
keyring (old-fashioned car does not need chipped keys & remotes)
lead-pencil & petrol lighter
jackknife occasionally


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: How many battery powered devices are on your person?
PostPosted: Sep Thu 09, 2021 7:31 pm 
Member

Joined: Mar Tue 27, 2012 1:24 pm
Posts: 1435
Around the house, and/or yard, and/or at work, or otherwise out on my bike -- Nothing, unless I'm taking my Sony Sports Walkman while biking (and that's only during NFL games, and I don't always take it with me when biking).

I have a battery operated radio in my car (stereo doesn't work).

I carry my phone in my jacket pocket when at the store or driving somewhere. It obviously goes to work with me but once I'm at work it's not needed, so it stays in my coat.

I always have a knife with me. Keys are the mechanical kind. Always have a flashlight of some sort in my car.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: How many battery powered devices are on your person?
PostPosted: Sep Thu 09, 2021 9:18 pm 
Member

Joined: Jan Thu 01, 1970 1:00 am
Posts: 1239
Location: St. Louis, MO, USA
3-watch, keyfob, cell phone but about 100+ throughout the house.

Dennis


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: How many battery powered devices are on your person?
PostPosted: Sep Thu 09, 2021 10:34 pm 
Member

Joined: Aug Thu 17, 2017 12:29 pm
Posts: 50
Location: Dallas, TX
2
watch - fitbit
cell phone
or 4
key fob - if in car
laptop - if out working

_________________
Mark


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: How many battery powered devices are on your person?
PostPosted: Sep Fri 10, 2021 12:57 am 
Member

Joined: Aug Tue 02, 2011 10:47 pm
Posts: 2176
Location: New York, NY
jcjrf-2200 wrote:
Alan Voorhees wrote:
I have an automatic (aka self-winding) watch.

I remember these automatic watches in the late 70's and 80's ORIENT, CITIZEN, SEIKO, LONGINES, OMEGA

Had to keep the hand moving to wind them.

JC

Or get a watch winder. https://www.buywatchwinders.com/


Top
 Profile  
 
Post New Topic Post Reply  [ 52 posts ]  Moderator: Alan Voorhees Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3  Next

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: 94marconi, B Shanks, Dirt Bomb, Terry Judkins and 36 guests



Search for:
Jump to:  


































Privacy Policy :: Powered by phpBB