I have a Garmin GPSMAP 66s. This is a great device, which does One Thing Well -- navigation, with no dependence on The Cloud™, uses standard AA batteries, is waterproof and shockproof, and has served me as well in downtown Baltimore as it has in rural Kenya.

Who's got a big list of devices like this? Focused technology, well executed? The old Swing-A-Way (now EZ-Duz-It) can openers are like this.

@khm I don't know, but I'm going to be watching this space for when someone does post such a list.


"Western Electric Trimline telephone" is an obvious one, I guess!

I have pretty good things to say about the Obihai Obi100/110 ATAs as well.


Canon Digital IXUS 60/Powershot SD600. Bought new in 2006. I'm on the second battery - the original one loose charge very fast.

It's size is around a pack of cigaretts, very short time from shut off to taking a picture (under 2 seconds), CCD gives a decent images no matter what (I dislike very much the quantum noise generators called CMOS imaging sensors), analog viewfinder - gives me around 400-500 pictures taken on one charge of the battery.

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