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Gee-Whiz Gadgets for Good Masters Sweet Ladies and All

Today’s tech section brings you a few gadgets that I found (and a couple I have and use) that are sure to make you go gee-whiz! All of these gadgets are pretty cool, in my opinion at least! And then I have the ‘G’ poetry books that I discovered via the Cybils Awards over the years. Plus, my attempts at poetry continue this National Poetry Month.

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Gadgets that Make You Go Gee-Whiz!

From smartphones that keep us connected to the world, to smart home devices that automate tasks and improve convenience, gadgets are fascinating and enhance our lives in numerous ways. Whether it’s a new piece of wearable technology, a cutting-edge gaming console, or a high-tech kitchen appliance, gadgets can bring efficiency and fun to our everyday lives.

While I am not a gadget-geek exactly and do not go buying new tech as soon as it comes out, I admit to a certain amount of fascination and seeing how science has caught up with science fiction, as well as looking for gadgets I can actually (and will actually) use. Here are some I know I will use.

ThePhotoStick Gadget

First up, ThePhotoStick!! I have this in my shopping cart already (just contemplating if I need to get the larger capacity one or buy a few more of it!). I know I desperately need this (in quantity). It is one of those smart gadgets that scans your devices for photos and saves them onto itself (plus, takes care of duplicates too). The 128GB version can store ~ 51,200 photos and videos (of course, depends on the size of each of those).

Pocket-size Portable Chargers

Ultra thin portable chargers! I seem to keep losing track of the portable chargers I buy for my family, so maybe an ultra thin one that can fit into my purse along with the credit cards is best, like the ChargeCard. And then there is the Ultra Slim Built in Cables Power Bank from miisso. Both are in my cart (I have a couple of portable chargers at home already – somewhere!)

Smart Scales

For our fitness goals, there is the Smart Scale. We bought one from Etekcity for an aunt and she loves it. Given where I am now with my fitness goals (not good at all), I think getting one for myself is the first step towards better health. Another one that I am contemplating is the FitTrack scale.

Stay Safe with StaySafe

One really useful item that I am going to get first (given we have two traditional bulky fire extinguishers at home) is the StaySafe All-in-1 Fire Extinguisher. Compact and easy to use in case of fire (works with five different types of home fires)

Pocket Tripod

And for when we want to use our phones to take a group pic and I find myself looking for varius ways to prop up the phone at the right place and angle, I need this one in my life now – the Pocket Tripod!! It is so very cool and on its way to my home. Can’t wait to use it!!

Access that Outlet!

Have you found that your outlets somehow manage to be in that inaccessible place in your room? Behind furniture you cannot or don’t want to move, or right in that location where there is no space to fit in anything you want to plug in? I have lots of such outlets and while I have tried various solutions, I think one of these might be the best one for me: the Sleek Socket (and many other alternatives too) and the MagicOutlet!!

Great Books for All: Gadgets on Print!!

Garvey’s Choice

Garvey’s Choice by Nikki Grimes (Novels in Verse | 8 – 12 years, and up)

Description: Garvey’s father has always wanted Garvey to be athletic, but Garvey is interested in astronomy, science fiction, reading—anything but sports. Feeling like a failure, he comforts himself with food

Guddi’s Gazette: Galvanizing grace!

(Love Grimes!)

Good Masters! Sweet Ladies!

Good Masters! Sweet Ladies!: Voices from a Medieval Village by Laura Amy Schlitz and illustrated by Robert Byrd (Children’s Medevial Fiction Books/Poetry | 10 – 14 years, and up) 

Description: Step back to an English village in 1255, where life plays out in dramatic vignettes illuminating twenty-two unforgettable characters. 

Guddi’s Gazette: Gloriously great and genuine!

A Gadget Free Zone?

Is our brain kind of our own personal gadget? We could draw parallels certainly and easily and look at out brain as a powerful device. According to this article on, our brain “is an amazingly energy-efficient device. In computing terms, it can perform the equivalent of an exaflop — a billion-billion (1 followed by 18 zeros) mathematical operations per second — with just 20 watts of power.”

A grandiose gadget indeed, right?!

Using this Grand Gadget

Here is my attempt to use a minuscule part of it to write a poem, another one!

NaPoWriMo’s Day eight prompt: Write a poem that centers around an encounter or relationship between two people (or things) that shouldn’t really have ever met – whether due to time, space, age, the differences in their nature, or for any other reason.

I am playing catchup with the days. And then today morning was spent trying to catch a glimpse of the partial solar eclipse. Thankfully, we had eclipse viewing glasses from earlier. Plus, I recalled trying to see it through shadows cast as well (a photo below). So, here is my poem with all this in mind.

The Forbidden Gaze
When her eyes met the sun,
she could no longer see anyone
else (I mean). You see,
she did heed the decree,
Do not glance directly!
But looks like (well, she can’t see)
It’s what she has gone and done,
Anyways and finally!
~ Vidya Tiru @ LadyInReadWrites

photo: April 8th 2024..

Given Names and Gyrating Tunes

The name: a nickname this time: Guddi (it is my nickname given to me by my dad, and means doll). Though there is nothing doll-like about me any longer, my family and old family friends still call me by this name.

The letter ‘G’ brought to mind a ginormous number of songs, so it was tough to pick one, but here is a Bollywood dance number for you, popular in dance parties. The song goes ‘gali gali me phirta hain, to kyon banke najara’ which means ‘Why do you roam the streets like a wanderer/a nomad?’

I have two versions of this song below (the original one from the 1980s and the next one is more recent)

And Now, the End of This Post

Dear reader, do let me know if you have read any of the books listed today? Which book would you pick first? Will you attempt a poem today? Do share any book recommendations, poetry you loved or wrote, and of course, all and any thoughts on this post.

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the letter G with a graphic of a girl using a phone lying on the letter and pin title says Gee-Whiz Gadgets for Good Masters Sweet Ladies and All

6 thoughts on “Gee-Whiz Gadgets for Good Masters Sweet Ladies and All

  1. I have not had a chance to read any of the books you’ve recommended yet. They are now on my list. Plus the cool gadgets you found are pretty cool. Thank you for this great post and I look forward to reading more as we go through the Blog Challenge.

  2. Well, I have a admit I am at all tempted by gadgets. Rather the opposite. They would add to my clutters. But I am fascinated with our brain and am trying to learn how to improve its function.

  3. I have to check out all of these gadgets and add a few to my list. I have been eyeing a shower speaker with Bluetooth so I can listen to audiobooks while washing my hair. I wonder if it’s a bridge too far for me. Like, do I really need to buy a gadget for a few extra minutes of reading?! I don’t even take that long to shower! LOL.

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