This page contains all the Daily GizWiz Netcast info for April, 2007. The week of April 30th includes May 1 to 4 - Tuesday to Friday. The latest week is at the top.
Monday – April 30th, 2007, Netcast 301
This is pretty neat! Luggage with a scale built right in!
Solutions 25" Expandable Suiter Pullman Suitcase from Ricardo Beverly Hills.This is part of the Solutions collection which includes a larger version with a built in scale. The scale will allows you to "weigh-and-go" and avoid airline overweight penalties. (Be sure to check with your airline before you travel. Many have cut the free baggage weight allowance from 70 pounds to 50 pounds.) This is a well thought out luggage system. You can customize the suitcase for business or pleasure with any of the twelve compartments, pockets and removable packing accessories. Available in Crushed Berry, Maui Teal and Black
Durable 1682 and 2520 denier ballistic nylon. By the way, the built in scale can be set to displays pounds or kilograms. And if you forget to shut it off, don’t worry. It will automatically shut off after 15 seconds Another nice feature are TSA combination locks. Expands 3" if you need more room. Overall dimensions: 25" H x 18" W x 8" D. Leo loved this suitcase so much he actually bought one online while I was telling him about it. List price is $200 or more, but Leo did a web search and found it for about $120. To see the entire line, go here:
Ever since he did an entire Daily GizWiz talking about the Toothpick Bird Leo has been finding much bigger gizmos! On this Turn The Table Tuesday he picked The Mio DigiWalker H610.I picked up some info from their website.
The Mio digiWalker is a stylish, handheld personal navigation and digital entertainment device. It’s perfect for anyone who would enjoy real time directions or entertainment while driving, bicycling or walking. The H610 combines high fashion, high accurate GPS functionality, comprehensive point of interest location and a feature-rich digital media player all in a single device. No Downloads Required. Preloaded maps of North America (50 US states & Canada) will have you up and running in minutes. Keep Entertainment at Hand. The H610 has something for everyone. Enjoy your digital video, photos and music, or play one of four included video games. With WorldMate Check weather, convert currencies, get size info and much more. Free 3 year subscription included. You'll never want to travel without it. Voice Guidance and Choice of Languages
Clear voice instructions and user-friendly menus in 16 languages, including English, French and Spanish.
Here’s a PVR with a “knock your socks off” low price!
The TV5 Trio has a built-in 5 Mega Pixel Camera and it can play and record movies and TV shows. You don’t even need a docking station. Just hook it up to your cable box and record shows and movies you want to watch on the plane, train or bus. Player supports ASF format movie playing. The music player: Supports MP3, WMA, WMV, ASF, WAV formats. Photo Viewing: Supports JPEG format photo surfing - Voice & Music Recording: Built-in mic and Line-in recording - AV IN & OUT: AV IN direct recording TV program, AV OUT for instant sharing of movies and photos on your TV Accessories: Games, Calendar, Time display. Internal Memory: Built-in 512MB. Display: 2.5" LCD display (260k Color) Battery: Rechargeable 1200mAh Li-ion battery. Required operating system: Windows 98/SE/ME/2000/XP. Yes, the included memory is small, but the built-in SD/MMC card expansion slot: supports up to 2GB. And there’s a small built-in speaker, but you’ll certainly want to listen on headphones. The price??Ready?? Under $110!Amazing!
This is a neat idea from Kensington. I want to give Kensington a good plug, because they’ve provided us a “good plug”!It’s Kensington's Travel Plug Adapter with USB Charger. It looks like a standard small power converter, but it’s a lot more. There is a series of slider buttons you push to extend various prongs that adapts the plug so it works in over 150 countries. Merely plug your small electronic device into the standard A/C on the other end of the device. But wait, there’s more! In addition to a cap that allows you to swap one country's A/C plugs for another's you can plug in an adapter that gives you a standard female USB port from whatever country’s power the device works in. So Instead of a carrying a bunch of adapters this device does it all. Use the USB charger for your PDA, phone, iPod and other gizmos. That means you can leave that many AC adaptors at home. There’s a list of countries the Kensington Travel Plug works in at their website. Price: $29.99/ And they offer the same plug without USB adapter $19.99
Friday, May 4th, 2007, Back to the Warehouse Friday
The Panasonic Super Disc Camera.
The Super Disc camera from Panasonic --- an amazing camera, with some pluses and some minuses. On the plus side, 8 years ago everyone was longing for more storage in a digital camera. The Panasonic Super Disc recorded images directly onto – what else? A super disc! That meant 120 MB of storage!1.3 MEGAPIXEL max resolution. That also meant a camera that weighed over a pound and a half! A camera that could be put in your pocket, only if you were a Kangaroo. And the price? MSRP $999.00. It actually sold for a couple of hundred dollars less, but don’t forget eight years the buck was worth more than it is now. It could also be used as a another drive, a super disc drive on your computer. You composed the shots on a 2.5 inches LCD Screen. There was no optical viewfinder and no optical zoom --- and no onboard memory. But it did include a 120 MB Super Disk.If you shot photos at the maximum available resolution it would still hold 450 images. At the lowest quality 1500 photos.
Here’s something you’ve been waiting for. Outlets to go.From Monster Cable.
If you’re a gadget freak and you travel, there’s something you need but can’t bring with you – AC outlets! At the hotel you usually find one or two, but that’s not enough. Monster Cable comes to the rescue with Outlets To Go. Depending on the model,Outlets to Go will provide a place to plug in up to four or six devices. A nice feature is that it prevents overloads with a built in circuit breaker. With its flat wire and flat plug design Outlets to Go are compact and lightweight. Frequent travelers can also use this at the airport where all the gadget lovers are seen gathered around the few available AC outlets. A lot of thought went into this unit. The space-saving outlets have a dual-side layout with wide spaces to accommodate bulky transformer plugs. And a feature I really like is that the plug has a built in indicator so you tell if the outlet you plugged into is powered. Depending on the model the price ranges from $25 to $30 but if you do a web search you can find the 4 plug version for under $20.
Tuesday, April 24th --Turn The Table Tuesday – Netcast 297
Leo came back to his senses with this TTTT pick!
The ARCHOS 704 WiFi features a wide high resolution (800 x 480) 7-inch color touch screen that allows you to navigate through menus easily with a stylus or even a fingertip. The integrated 802.11g wireless interface is perfect for those who want to access their media wherever they go, including surfing the Web2, sending and receiving email from Web-based mail applications, and connecting the device to a home network to transfer files or play content directly from the network. And it's the perfect companion for people on the move: its 40/80 GB* hard drive capacity allows you to store up to 50/100 movies1 encoded with a PC. Play them on the built-in 7" LCD color screen or playback on TV in high resolution up to 720 x 576 (DVD quality) with the DVR station. Play a large variety of video files, including MPEG-43, WMV5 and protected WMV5 and read MPEG-4 AAC/H.264 (.MP4 QuickTime files). You can transform your ARCHOS 704 WiFi into a Digital Video Recorder with the optional DVR station. Record TV or most video sources such as satellite/cable box, VCR, DVD4 player or camcorder in MPEG-43 format. Set up the DVR station by connecting it to the external video source; simply slot in your ARCHOS and record instantaneously or make scheduled recordings with the included infrared receiver that controls the external video sources. But wait, there's more! Turn your ARCHOS into a camcorder by connecting the optional high resolution helmet camcorder. The ARCHOS 704 WiFi records video directly on its 40 GB* hard drive in MPEG-43 format, up to VGA resolution (640 x 480).And finally you can use it as your photo wallet. Store and view up to 800,000 photos1 (JPEG, PNG and BMP formats) and display slideshows with music and transition effect.
I was a big fan of the original Snake Light, a flashlight with a flexible neck so you could twist it around pipes, railings or even your own neck to aim the light wherever you needed it.It was like having someone hold a flashlight for you. Well there’s a new Snake Light on the market, a brand new LED version. This one has 17 LED’s!14 of them come on in the Work Light position. And 3 LED's come on in the Flashlight position, both selectable via a 3-way switch. Black and Decker says the 14 LED work light provides up to 5 hours of continuous runtime on the 2 C batteries which are included. The 3 LED hand-held flashlight has about 64 hours of runtime with the 2 C batteries. There are other options too. You can disconnect the light unit and the battery pack from the flexible neck to make a handheld flashlight or worklight. Under $30 at Home Depot
Want 16 Extra Hours of Watch Time for your Video iPod?
Nupower Video+ from NewerTech makes it easy to extend the performance of a video iPod with their new Nupower Video+. Once it's charged it offers up to 80 extra music hours or 16 extra video hours. You can fly cross the country several times without recharging. It's very cleverly designed all-in-one dock. The rechargable battery and stand connect directly to your iPod. You use your existing iPod charger. The lightweight battery piggybacks to any video iPod. A spacer pad for 30GB models is provided, along with a soft molded case that covers your iPod and the Video+). Newertechhass been selling internal iPod battery replacements but this new approach makes it snap to add a lot of extra power. For the iPod video 30/60/80GB Models And the price is reasonable too. $49.99 from Newertech
PLEASE if you must enter more than once, make it 2 or 3 times MAX, and put each word in a separate email! There were 135 emails in the first hour!!! So don't enter over and over and over again, please! Let's keep it fun.
Thanks to Andy Marken of Marken Communications, here’s what we’re giving away: 10 downloads of Shadow continuous backup from NTI - Mac or PC.--Shadow is a "continuous" backup tool: Unlike its traditional counterparts, it backs up your data on the fly, so you needn't hassle with scheduling hourly or daily backups.
10 downloads of Ripper audio conversion software from NTI – The ultimate in ripping technology.Archive your entire CD audio collection to your hard drive at the touch of a button.
10 downloads of PhotoMaker photo management software from NTI – PC Check out these prizes: www.ntius.com 10 downloads of Corel Ulead's MovieFactory 6 video production software...slap/snap easy to deliver outstanding results... Version 6 is brand new!
10 downloads of Corel Ulead's VideoStudio 11 Never heard of 11? Of course not... It’s just being introduced!Create Multiple Overlay Tracks / Create sophisticated picture-in-picture and montage effects with up to six overlay tracks. /Dolby® Digital 5.1 Surround Sound -With Dolby® Digital 5.1 Surround Sound, your home movies will sound like you're in a movie theater.
10 Verbatim Store 'n Go Corporate Secure USB Drives -- you simply can not lose your data because we've got your back covered...always. THESE WILL ONLY GO TO WINNERS IN THE USA. (Because of customs, etc.)
5 DVD Express units from ADS Tech -- Convert VHS or any video content to VCD, DVD, video MP3, PSP (Again for USA winners only) Effortlessly Save & Share Memories on DVD or CD. Transfer video from VHS tapes, digital or analog camcorders directlyto DVD or CD. Real-Time hardware conversion produces the best DVD quality results. Make Movies for your Sony PSP, Apple iPod or Zen Vision! Check out these prizes: www.adstech.com
NOTE: Software Keys so you can download these great software packages for free can be emailed to winners anywhere in the world! Because of customs and mailing expenses, the hardware prizes are only for winners in the US.There are 65 prizes. If we get more than 65 winners we’ll close our eyes and select 65 winners. That way if you not among the first to email me a word we use often on the DGW you can still win. Please listen to Netcast for all the details:
And thank you all for the outpouring of emails congratulating us on the 300th Netcast!! It was great.
Let's hope this is proper photo!
The Daily GizWiz, Weeks of April 16 - Monday April 16th, Netcast #291New York Auto Show Hmmm…what to buy at the auto show. The Chevy Aveo that retails for just about $10,000 or Bugatti Veyron for a cool 1.5 million dollars. It does have 1001 hp and it can go a touch over 251 mph, but that a good car for city driving and street parking? Lots of cars that run on ethanol, rocket fuel, maple syrup, and diet coke and Menthos. Okay, I didn’t buy a new car, but I was very interested in seeing the Smart Design prototype taxi that premiered at the Taxi 07 Exhibit. It’s the 100th anniversary of the modern day taxi. Design Trust for Public Space put on a special exhibit. Tim Kennedy director of Industrial Design from Smart Design gave me a tour of the prototype he worked on. It was a specially redesigned Kia Rondo Sport Utility. Here are some the highlights of the look-ahead design. Custom clear L shaped partition for driver safety; maximizes passenger space. Integrated child booster seat; and easy to find seatbelts. Improved lighting and mirrors so traffic and cyclists can be seen before opening the door. Lighted door knobs so you can find them in the dark, even a light on the open door so that cyclists can see it is open. Then there's an all-accessible elevator seat to bring taxi travel to everyone, regardless of age or ability. A clear, simple communication via an updated rooftop light by Antenna Design. Lets you display your destination and if you're willing to share your ride. Hopefully one day we'll see these advancements in cabs on the street!. http://www.smartdesignworldwide.com/announcements_detail.php?id=22
Now back to more normal gadgets ------ Oh wait a minute, it's Turn The Table Tuesday!
Turn the Table Tuesday, April 17th, Netcast 292 After Leo picked the toothpick Bird as his “Turn The Table Tuesday” anything was an “up”. But surprise, this week’s Turn The Table was actually interesting.The Sony eBook.
Here's some info on the eBook from the Sony Style website: The Portable Reader offers a new and convenient digital reading experience. It boasts an amazing screen with technology that rivals text on paper. Weighing less than 9 ounces and only ½" thin, it's more compact than many paperbacks. Plus, it comes with a soft, black cover and software that seamlessly allows you to search and browse thousands of electronic book titles from the Connect eBookstore and then easily transfer from your PC to your Sony Reader. With built-in memory and multi-format support, you can take many of your favorite titles and documents with you. So compact and convenient, you'll want to take it everywhere.
Leo took advantage of a special offer: $50 towards many top best-sellers, classics and more! That helps a bit because the eBook is $349.99.
What? There are even more iPod accessories? Yep! From Marware, the iPod Shuffle Gen 2 Travel Dock. Conveniently charges the iPod and provides up to 480 Mbps data transfer for lightning-fast loading or syncing of your entire music library. USB Travel Dock won’t interfere with any adjacent cables, so you can prominently display your new 2G iPod shuffle right next to your laptop screen.Features: • Lightweight and portable / • Designed specifically for 2G iPod shuffle / • Use to charge and sync your iPod / Blue "Power On" LED indicator.Under $20. Also available (but not shown here) - See your iPod movies and stills on the big screen! This AV Cable provides composite video and audio output for viewing video or photo slideshows with music on a TV. It connects to the headphone port of your iPod or the line-out port of the iPod Universal Dock. You can also use the AV Cable with your stereo or powered speakers for an enhanced sound experience. This cable works with iPod with color display and iPod video.Under $18 www.marware.com
Bose has come up with a new concept in headphones. They don’t go over the ears, or way into the ears. These new headphones sit in the outer bowl of the ear. They incorporate the famous Bose TriPort acoustic headphone structure which offers a greater low-frequency output from a small headphone. They're designed to remain comfortable in your ears with soft silicone tips shaped to rest gently in the outer bowl of your ear (just outside the ear canal).It sounds complicated, but it's not. I was able to use them with ease and I'm not a doctor! Removable Small, Medium and Large tips are included so you can adjust the size for a more accurate fit. Typical of making things easy, the washable tips are color coded so you can distinguish them quickly. Experiment because you may find using a different size tip for each ear is more comfortable. Bose in-ear headphones are engineered specifically for portable audio devices like MP3 players, and CD and DVD players. They don't block out all the outside sounds, so they're safer for street wear. And they come with a high tech black small carrying case that protects the headphones when not in use. That sleek case also helps keep the cables organized and tangle free. If you're not sure they're for you, no problem. You can try them for yourself with the Bose in-ear headphones 30 day trial run. No, you don't have to leave them in your ears for 30 days! But they're Bose, so you know they'll sound great. $99.
Current Owners of the Bose Headphones: Here's the toll-free number from the Bose press release. 1-800-819-7032.. There are 2 upgrades coming. New lock-on silicone tips which should be ready now, and an around the neck clip on to help hold the ear buds on when you're doing more strenuous exercises while wearing them. That upgrade is going to be available in June. Both upgrades I was told, are free to current Bose headset owners.
Back to the Warehouse Friday, April 20th 2007 --- Netcast 295
The Super Disk
The LS120, or SuperDisk, is a drive which supports a special floppy diskette which can store up to 120MB of information as well as being backwards compatible and still supporting the standard 1.44MB floppy diskettes. For a while there was a double density SuperDisk also known as the LS 240. This disk storage technology was developed by Imation Corporation that made both drives and the high-density diskettes. A SuperDisk diskette could have 2,490 tracks, as opposed to the 160 tracks that conventional 3.5-inch 1.44 MB diskettes use. This higher density translates into 120 MB capacity per diskette. The drive was available in internal, and external configurations with USB, parallel port, and SCSI interfaces. It became available starting about 1997. The Internal SuperDisk drivewas about $99, a parallel version, (later changed to USB) laws $169 A SuperDisk drive was used in a Panasonic digital camera, the PV-SD4090, which allowed it to use both SuperDisk (LS120) and 3.5" floppy disks as the memory media. That’s going to be ‘gadget warehouse Friday’ pick in the future.
HERE'S A SNEAK LOOK AT AN "iPod AD We'd Like To See" from an upcoming issue of MAD.
It's called the iMus.
Feel free to download it and blow it up. If the image is too small to see here, it's Imus, foot in mouth!
Monday, April 9, Netcast 286
Want to be prepared for anything?
Here’s the Emergency dog survival kit!(Here’s some info via the Petgadgets website:When designing these kits, disaster preparedness experts teamed up with animal veternarians and organizations around the world in order to include safe, practical, and reliable products for Emergency Pet Preparedness. Emergency dog survival kit containing emergency supplies for your special little loved ones, up to a 2 dog supply. Since stores may be closed for weeks following a disaster, make sure you pets are prepared. Our dog survival kits contain all of the essential disaster preparedness items to keep around for your dogs. Pet owners no longer have to constantly replace stored emergency pet food and supplies. Now, you can prepare your beloved dogs with supplies designed by experts to last and be ready when you nee them most. The kit includes:(2) Dog Food Packets - vacuum sealed for 5 year shelf life, (6) Water Boxes - 5 year shelf life, (2) Thermal Blankets - retains 90% of body heat, (2) Emergency Lightsticks - with lanyards, (2) Leads - collar & leash, (2) Dog Toys - vinyl chewable toys (assorted), (2) Bowls - collapsible bowls hold 40 oz., (20) Water Purification Tablets - 1 tablet purifies 1 liter, (1) Deluxe Pet First Aid Kit - pet emergencies from head to tail, (12) Sanitation/Poop Bags - maintain sanitary conditions, (1) Rope - 50' of vinyl cord; create runner or tie down, (1) Decal - Emergency Pet Alert Sticker to put on door/window, (1) Packaged in 3-1/2 Gallon Waterproof Container.
Turn The Table Tuesday, April 10th, 2007 Netcast 287
After Leo’s ‘toothpick’ pick last week anything would be better! This week he did come with an interesting combination. (I think the ‘hate’ emails made him spend some time to pick something really good for this week!) His choice was:
SMC WiFi Phone & FON Router –Leo recommends buying them together because there’s a good ‘combo’ price.
The SMC WiFi Phone for Skype is a wireless phone that enables you to make Skype calls without using a computer. The FON WiFi router (La Fonera) adds mobility to your SMC WiFi phone. Install La Fonera at home, join FON and get acess to over 130.000 FON hotspots around the world. Up to eight hours of free calls to landlines + 12 months of Skype Voicemail. Here's a break down of the two components: The SMC WiFi Phone allows you to use your Skype account with complete mobility: unlike other devices that must connect with a computer, the SMC WiFi Phone for Skype will work anywhere where you can find wireless Internet connections, such as: at home, work or campus, without the hassle of turning on the computer. The La Fonera FON WiFi router is both a high quality WiFi router (802.11b/g) and the “Membership Card” to FON, the world’s largest WiFi community . Foneros securely share spare bandwith at home, and in turn get access at all other FON hotspots. Regular Price: $209.99 Sale Price: $159.99
More iPod cases?Yep, but these have some unique features.
From Mophie, The WRAPTOR -- The iPod Shuffle sure in small. It hangs anywhere. The only problem is where to stores earphones you’re dragging behind. Put a stop to the drags, dangles and tangles with the Wraptor. Precision engineered grooves spool those earbud wires nice and tight. And it right on the side of a crystal clear polycarbonate that protects your Shuffle. $10 for one, but there’s a better deal with the 3-Packs. You get three for $20. Available for other iPod models too. Check their website. www.mophie.comYou click on the model iPod you have and the accessories that fit it come up.
And here’s a case that lets you plug two pairs of headphones into one iPod. Mophie calls it Relo², the world’s first headphone jack relocator for iPod. A built in audio splitter means you and a friend can share the experience from the same iPod. It’s made to feel perfect in your hand from smooth, durable silicon. Now, who gets to hold it? Combined with a Relo BASE CASE (free matching case included), RELO² for 1st Gen Nano features: Integrated headphone relocator & splitter. Tough, shock-absorbent construction. Gold-plated audio connectors. $25.
Here's a way to have your pet carry valuable information in their collar!
Petsafe Micro ID Rescue Collar. (Under $40) Hidden inside each lightweight collar is a tiny USB flash drive that stores all of your pet's personalized data. If a pet wearing the PetSafe Micro I.D. Rescue Collar is ever lost, the USB drive can be plugged right into any computer to identify the pet in the rescuer's home - no need for an vet visit to scan anything! While contact is made with the owner, a rescuer can access pet care instructions to follow in the mean time.
This was selected "BEST IN SHOW" for Dogs at the Global Pet Expo
Ramp4Paws is a patented roll-out, roll-up dog ramp, which assists dogs getting into and out of vehicles, and up and down small sets of stairs. There are models designed for dogs weighing up to 160 lbs. and is offered in two sizes. The larger size model is for use with SUVs, station wagons and trucks; it extends to 65" in length and weighs 15-3/4 lbs. The smaller size model is suitable for vans with sliding side doors, two-door sports cars and small sets of stairs; it extends to 37" in length and weighs just 9 lbs. The larger model ramp retails for $219.95, and the smaller model retails for $159.95. The Ramp4Paws dog ramp is made of a series of links, constructed of durable polypropylene strengthened with glass fibers. The links are held together with hinges made of impact resistant polycarbonate. Textured strips placed on the links give added traction for dogs' paws. Ribbed rubber footings on both ends of the ramp provide stability. The ramp rolls into cylinder form for compact storage at home or while traveling in the car. Every ramp comes with a washable nylon storage bag and an Instruction brochure for proper use of the ramp, and for training a dog to walk up and down the ramp with confidence.
A Security Phone System that Seems to Have Disappeared from the Market Place.
The TA2000 Security Alarm Telephone alerts family, friends or neighbors who can contact help in a fire, medical or intruder emergency. When the alarm on a TelAlert smoke detector, motion detector or a key chain is activated, it sends a radio frequency signal to the TA2000 Phone, which in turn begins calling a series of nine pre-programmed phone numbers of friends, neighbors or family members. Once the call is received, the ISD1420 chip inside the phone plays a pre-recorded message corresponding to the emergency such as "There's a fire in the house! Call the fire department!" The person receiving the call can then activate a 2-way speakerphone to ensure the call is not a false alarm, or can immediately contact the appropriate help. $249.99 included a Telephone Security Base, Wireless Motion Detector and two Key Chain Remotes. Additional add-on accessories such as a Medical Alert Button, Smoke Detector and Door/Window Contacts were also available. But no longer.
In that issue I wrote REASONS TO UPGRADE TO THE NEW MICROSOFT WINDOWS VISTA OS.
Look for it in the Fundalini Pages.
Also in that issue you'll find:
ANNOYING AIRPORT SECURITY
DOUBLE TALKING TEACHERS
THE BIGGEST LOSER
and so much more!
Note the motion detector window at the front of the phone.
Monday, April 2nd --- Netcast 281
7" PORTABLE DVD/CD/MP3 PLAYER with SWIVEL SCREEN
It’s the Coby TF-DVD7307. You get a lot of features for about $100. I saw it for under $90 on Amazon when I did a web search just before we recorded this edition of the DGW. It features a 7" Widescreen (16:9) TFT Color Display. It plays DVD/DVD¡¾R/RW/CD/CD-R/RW/MP3 and it’s JPEG Compatible. Built-in Anti-skip Circuitry /Multiple Subtitles/Viewing Angles, Slow/Fast Motion Play, Zoom Operation / Convenient On-screen Display /Composite Video Out /Coaxial Digital Audio Output /Headphone Jack for Private Listening/ THIS NEXT FEATURE IS HARD TO FIND IN A SMALL DVD PLAYER:Audio/Video Input Jack for Video Games, VCR or Other AV Sources. Most units only have audio/video out. ACCESSORIES INCLUDE: Full Function Remote Control (but there is no volume control the on the remote, a minor inconvenience since you’ll probably be right by the unit when using it.) AV Cable / 100-240V UL Listed AC Adapter /DC Car Adapter/Stereo Headphones/Lithium-ion Rechargeable Battery/Headrest Mounting Bag.
Turn the Table Tuesday, Tuesday, April 3rd 2007, Netcast 282
How many picks can a woodpecker peck?
This is Leo’s incredible find! Toothpick Bird and Toothpicks.(Yes he IS scrapping the bottom of the barrel!)
The year is 1958, and this attractive woodpecker waits for your decision to have a toothpick. It stands ready right next to the stainless steel cocktail shaker. You press the bird's head down and it grabs a toothpick with a single perfect peck. Toothpick in hand, you stab the olive in your martini and bring it to your mouth. You pre-date James Bond and you swing, baby. Later, Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack come by. They all take a toothpick and the mood is licentious. You may be reprobates, but you are so charming with your toothpicks. The 3" tall black plastic woodpecker with googly eyes stands atop a 2" hollow base, which stores toothpicks. Includes 250 custom-made round wooden toothpicks with one pointed end and a delicately carved handle end.
ID Pilot Wire Identification Labels via The Spoon Sisters.
Ever inadvertently unplug your clock radio instead of the lamp, because you couldn't tell one plug from the other in your power strip? Forget about color coding or plastic tags, ID Pilot Wire Identification Labels to the rescue. Each label has a drawing of the device it powers. They’re easy-to-use, pliable vinyl and stick directly onto the plug it identifies. Labels come in three themes: "Office" contains 22 office computer labels & 10 office equipment labels; "Electronics" has 16 home computer labels, 16 audio/video equipment labels & 8 charger labels for wireless devices; "Household" has 8 kitchen basics labels, 8 gourmet kitchen labels, 24 household labels & 8 workshop labels. They adhere easily to uneven or irregular surfaces and their ultra white background enhance visibility of the label images. Labels measure 5/8 inch in diameter. Click Select One below to choose theme. Each themed set is $6.00. Buy a set of three packages, one of each theme, and save $1.00.
Turn your iPod nano 2nd generation into a portable, pocket-sized recording studio. No tapes, no batteries, no cables. MicroMemo plugs into your iPod to record interviews, meetings, lectures, or any audio content directly to your iPod nano.Capture audio using the flexible, detachable mic—or another type of microphone with a 3.5mm-plug, like our MemoMic lapel microphone or a stereo or condenser mic. MicroMemo also records directly from a computer or soundboard via line-in capabilities. Recording time is displayed on your iPod nano screen in real-time, and the built-in speaker allows you to listen to your recordings instantly—without earbuds. (From my experience the sound from the built in speaker is very low, but you can use it to confirm your recorded material.) If you want to connect a headphone it goes into the mic port.Managing recordings is easy: your recordings are saved as files that import into iTunes at CD-quality. From there, you can edit the audio in programs like Garage Band, or import as a soundtrack to a home movie, slideshow or presentation. MicroMemo records in 2 different quality levels: Low (default) and High. You change the setting at Extras>VoiceMemos>Quality. Under $60.
Also available is the Omni-directional MemoMic, a professional-style microphone that clips to a lapel or shirt. Use it at meetings, lectures, or any hands-free audio. Can also be used with a video camera or through a public address system that accepts a 3.5mm plug. 4-foot cable, extra windscreen and clip 90° angle mini-plug for comfort are included. $29.95www.xtrememac.com
WILD ABOUT DOGS 1.This was number one of a what was going to be a series of videos about dog care.Even though it’s not a gadget I’m made it a gadget warehouse Friday pick because of its relevance. On the video there are several recipes of things you can make for your dog that you can eat too. With the ever expanding pet food recalls, people might want to know about making dog food at home.Today this video is no where to be found, or even a mention of it on the web. However, if you do a search for Serafin Boitel, the producer and the chef shown in the video, some of his recipes are available on line. I’m sure that they must be other recipes available on line for those who wish to prepare food for their pets.