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We don’t discriminate when it comes to cool gadgets — those without power buttons are just as welcome as those that need loads of electricity.Unplug for a minute and take a look at our favourite mechanical and non-electronic gadgets.
Believe it or not, there was a time when people lived just fine without electricity.
All it takes is hot water and ground coffee beans and you have everything you need to make coffee with a french press.
Where to get one: any housewares store should have one for under $20
If you live near your workplace, why not commute by bike and save money on gas? And if you commute on a folding bike, you can fold it down to size and keep it under your desk at work, instead of leaving it locked up on the street.
Where to get one: your local bike shop. Prices will vary from a few hundred dollars to over $1,000 depending on your tastes.
Film cameras have been around a while now. Digital cameras have certainly edged in on their territory, but true mechanical cameras aren't going anywhere anytime soon.
Where to get them: any electronics store. Prices will range once again depending on your taste.
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