Episode 862

Palm Pre Touch-screen Smartphone Link: Palm Turn-The-Tables-Tuesday   Leo comes up at the last minute with this gadget, a 7-day review unit of the Palm Pre.  The latest smartphone from Palm, revealed at CES 2009, is a touchscreen phone using what Palm calls the WebOS.  It has rounded edges and feels good in the hand.  The …

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Episode 861

Digital Coin Counting Money Jar Digital Coin Bank Link: Graveyard Mall   The Digital Coin Counting Money Jar from Perfect Solutions takes coins of any size, tells you what the denomination is, and tells you the total in the jar.  For another digital coin bank that Dick talked about, see the Pig E-Bank, in Episode …

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Episode 860

The Missing Button Tie-Tack/Button Replacement Link: Softlife Products Company on eBay Dick's Gadget Warehouse   When Dick first learnt about the Missing Button, he thought the vendor was going to make millions of dollars from it.  It was a tie tack in the form of a button, which could be handy if one should lose …

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Episode 859

Aqua Alert Water-Activated Safety Band Link: Amazon   The Aqua Alert is a wrist band to be worn by a child which will sound an alarm over 100dB if it gets the slightest bit wet.  Dick does give the caveat that if your child got immersed in water, you would not be able to hear …

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Episode 858

SmartSwipe Security for Online Shopping Link: smartswipe.ca   Back in Episode 450, Dick talked about the Compaq Smart Credit Card Internet Keyboard, which came with a smart card reader for online shopping with smart cards.  The new SmartSwipe, made by a Canadian company called NetSecure Technologies, is a USB credit card reader.  When you do …

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