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Archive of entries posted on January 2010

Episode 1015

Suunto SPOT Watch Microsoft SPOT Watch Link: MSN Direct    Amazon Dick’s Gadget Warehouse   From 2003, the SPOT Watch used Microsoft’s SPOT technology to collect and display information via MSN Direct about traffic conditions, stock reports etc.  Dick got an implementation of the SPOT watch technology by Suunto, which was later returned.  These watches are [...]

Episode 1014

Pocket Radar Speed Radar Link: Pocket Radar Also from CES 2010, the Pocket Radar is a pocket-size device that replicates the function of the police radar gun, but in a much smaller form factor.  It’s capable of measuring speeds from 7 to 375 mph, with a margin of error of 1 mph, of moving objects [...]

Episode 1013

iaPeel Custom iPhone and iPod Inkjet-Printable Skin Link: iaPeel   CES 2010, as usual, offered thousands of iPod and iPhone skins and cases.  This iaPeel stood out in offering blank skins.  The idea is you pick your own custom design or photo and have it printed, using your inkjet printer, on the blank skins (5 [...]

Episode 1012

Fitbit Wireless Pedometer Link: Fitbit Turn-The-Tables-Tuesday   Essentially a pedometer with a 3-D motion sensor, the Fitbit tracks your movements, calories burned, steps taken, distance travelled, and your sleep quality.  The information is sent from the Fitbit to the wireless base station (which is also a charger) when it’s within range, then to your computer, [...]

Episode 1011

Western Digital My DVR Expander 1TB External Storage for DVR Link: Western Digital   Dick plays “What’s In the Box?” with Leo again.  Way back in Episode 363, Dick did the original My DVR Expander from Western Digital.  The latest iteration has far higher capacities, 1TB or 500GB.  Choice of eSATA or USB.  Compatible with [...]