Episode 775

VIP Hybrid-8 SEG Video Editing Machine Link: biocomp Dick's Gadget Warehouse   The Hybrid 8 SEG (Special Effects Generator) Video Duplicator from VIP (Video Interface Products) allowed the user to hook up 2 video cassette players as the inputs, to output to a 3rd video cassette recorder.  You could edit your videos, and add special …

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Episode 774

Rebit Automatic Backup Solution Link: Rebit   Dick and Leo play Let's Make a Deal.  With a choice of a prepared gadget and "What's In the Box?", Leo always chooses the latter.  With his trusty OpenX (Episode 164), Dick opens the package, revealing the Rebit, an external USB backup hard drive (with a choice of …

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Episode 773

Garmin GPSMAP 640 Marine and Auto GPS Link: Garmin   Another gadget from the Miami Boat Show, the Garmin GPSMAP 640 is a dual mode GPS device which can be used as a marine chartplotter and a city GPS turn-by-turn navigator.  When placed in the marine mount or automotive mount (which come included with the …

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Episode 772

Wii Fit Video Game Link: Nintendo Turn-The-Tables-Tuesday   Leo looks in fine fettle these days, not because of his new super duper glasses, his new eyeliner, or his new wig, but because he has been working out and improving his balance on the Wii Fit.  Since the Wii came out, Leo has never found the …

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Episode 771

SeaSucker Vacuum Mounting for Boats Link: SeaSucker   Dick was at the Miami Boat Show 2 weeks ago, and he has brought back some marine accessories.  The Seasucker is one of them.  It's not the marine equivalent of the Purseguard (Episode 406) to secure your anchor, nor a barnacle remover, as Leo guesses.  It's a …

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