The Advantage of Being a Pack Rat

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The Advantage of Being a Pack Rat

I tend to hang onto odds and ends from gadgets. My justification is always “you never know when you might need a cable/case/obscure memory card format/box”. And 9 times out of 10, I forget about all that stuff until it’s time for spring cleaning.

But sometimes it really comes in handy. I never threw out my Kindle 1 case even after I replaced it with a M-Edge one, since I figured it might be useful someday. Last week I was reading a few books on my Camangi Webstation, and it just highlighted how much I hated the simple slipcover that came with it. I strongly prefer book-style cases, especially for items I’m using to read books. (Hey, I may like the ebook format, but there are some aspects of the reading experience I like to be a bit book-y.) So I sorted through some boxes in the attic, and came across my Kindle 1 case.

The Advantage of Being a Pack Rat

With a bit of velcro and some adjustments to optimally placing the Camangi so all the ports were accessible, the Kindle 1 case works fabulously. In fact, aside from around a lip of wasted space at the outer edge, the case fits like it was made for the Camangi.

The Advantage of Being a Pack Rat

Now, not everyone has a Camangi and a Kindle 1 case lying around, but the point here is that old gear might yet have a second life in it! Now I just need to go find a justification for my punching bag…

What have you done to reconstitute old gadget gear? Share your stories below!

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About the Author

Zek has been a gadget fiend for a long time, going back to their first PDA (a Palm M100). They quickly went from researching what PDA to buy to following tech news closely and keeping up with the latest and greatest stuff. They love writing about ebooks because they combine their two favorite activities; reading anything and everything, and talking about fun new tech toys. What could be better?