Episode 994

Creative Labs Vado HD  Camcorder Pocket Camcorder Link: Creative Labs   The Vado HD Camcorder by Creative Labs shoots 720p video, 8GB memory, has a built-in microphone (but you can add an external mic), tripod mount and HDMI out (HDMI cable included). Inflation-Proof Dick went to see the new movie Nine. Despite inflation, the movie …

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Episode 993

Traffic Lights Alarm Clock Alarm Clock Link: Strapya World   This is a heads-up from listener Chris Fredette. The Japanese Traffic Lights Alarm Clock comes with a 4cm speaker that produces the busy traffic noises at a traffic junction in Japan, including screeching tyres and loud honking horns, at the appointed time. From the demo …

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Episode 992

Dial2Do Handsfree Assistant Link: dial2do.com Turn-The-Tables-Tuesday   This is a hands-free assistant for those who don’t have SYNC on their cars. Dial2Do is a voice-operated service that gives you a local number to call, and you can give verbal instructions of what you want to do, including text messaging, emailing, Evernote, Calendar, Facebook and Twitter …

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Episode 991

Alarm Arm Fire Alarm Mounting Device Link: alarmarm.com   Not to be confused with the wacky Arm Alarm back in Episode 35, the Alarm Arm is a Smoke Alarm mounting device.  First you install a magnetic pad (called Ceiling Disk) to the ceiling (which has a self starting screw) using a bracket that will take …

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Episode 990

Enesco Motion and Lights Christmas Ornament Christmas Ornament Link: eBay Dick’s Gadget Warehouse   From about 1989, Enesco made this Treasury of Christmas: Tree-Top Treasures – Motion and Lights Christmas Hanging Ornament, with a moving train and parading soldiers. Dick finds it in his warehouse specially for this festive season and it’s still working after …

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