Ok boys and girls, Saturday is typically a slow news day in the tech world. Not so at your friendly neighborhood Gadgeteer! It’s early and no one else is stirring, so I thought I’d share one of my favorite gadgets with you. Aside from my gaming, mobile, and music interests, I also love to cook. For my birthday, my wife treated me to a culinary vacation in Asheville, NC with Chef John Smith. I noticed Chef John was using some really interesting salt and pepper mills. When I inquired about them, he informed me they were made by Vic Firth. Who’s Vic Firth? A blurb from his website:
“For a half-century, Vic Firth personified precision and professionalism as the timpanist for the Boston Symphony Orchestra. It was his drive for perfection that lead him to begin manufacturing his own drumsticks 40 years ago—and today, Vic Firth drumsticks are widely recognized as the best drumsticks in the world.”
The look, functionality, and associated name made it necessary for an immediate acquisition, and man do I love these things! You operate them by pushing down the plunger located on the top with your thumb. They work perfectly in the kitchen as a precise shot of salt or pepper when you need it. I’ve found the dose with each plunge to be quite consistent, and nothing I’ve found works better for a one-handed quick grab when you need it. They’re extremely convenient, very unique, well made, look very gadgety, and are always a conversation piece when friends drop by. Therefore, they meet most all requirements for gadget goodness. The set will cost you $39.90 sans shipping, but they’re well worth it. You can find them here.