Episode 840

Fellowes Secure Touch Mini Optical Mouse Biometric Mouse Link: Amazon Dick's Gadget Warehouse   This Fellowes Secure Touch Mouse from a few years back had a fingerprint reader for security purposes – accessing the computer, unlocking passwords etc.  An early commercial foray into biometrics. All About Egg CreamJim Levine, a Brooklyn tour guide who has …

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Episode 839

Oxygenics Evolution Showerhead Link: Oxygenics   Yet another discovery by Dick at the National Hardware Show, the Evolution series of shower-heads from Oxygenics maintain the pressure and spray of the shower while using 30% less water than conventional shower-heads, by mixing air in. The World According to LeoMick from the Chatroom points out that while …

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Episode 838

Permaflow Drain Management Link: pfwaterworks.net   Another gadget from the National Hardware Show, the Permaflow is a P-Trap made from ABS plastic with a paddle wheel inside.  The plastic is transparent so you can see through it.  In normal usage, the water pressure will push the paddle wheel round for normal drainage.  If you see …

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Episode 837

Terratrike Cruiser Recumbent Tricycle Link: Terratrike   After Dick and Leo mentioned the Terratrike website in Episode 815, Dick was asked if he would like to try one.  Dick has no space for a tricycle in his apartment, and suggested that Terratrike get Leo to try it out.  A Terratrike Cruiser was then delivered to …

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Episode 836

Tri-Vise's Plate Vise Jawless Vice Link: Tri-Vise   Dick went to the National Hardware Show 2 weeks ago, and came back with a good harvest.  One of his discoveries was the Plate Vise from Tri-Vise.  Instead of having a pair of jaws, the Plate Vise is simply a plate in the shape of a triangle, …

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