Thursday, 10 February 2011

Saturday night at the Movies


We don’t watch a lot of TV or films on the Duck because we are so often busy in the evenings with rowing, but it is nice to have the option. A couple of recent developments have coincided to make watching films at home much easier. The first one has taken a ridiculously long time to happen, mainly because it simply didn’t occur to us. For the past two and a half years, we were only able to use a laptop at home if either the generator was running of the power hungry inverter was switched on. 

Only last week, it occurred to me that my laptop is a really standard type (old Sony Vaio) and that someone might have thought it worthwhile to produce a 12V ‘car’ charger for it. Five minutes later and I found such a device on Amazon for £15. It arrived today so I’m looking forward to trying it out.

 
The other development is the installation of a self-service DVD kiosk in a cafĂ© down the road from where I work. For £1.99, you can hire a DVD for the night, and you don’t have to join a club or anything. You just plug in your credit card, choose a DVD and it pops out! It’s even possible to hire it for 99p for 6 hours, if you’re organised enough. Definitely worth trying out when we have a free evening.

1 comment:

  1. Awesome find! I have a generic 12 volt plugin too...it's quite handy on long trips...

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