Episode 1123

Eton FR160 Microlink Hand-Crank Emergency Radio Link: Eton   Another piece of hand-crank technology from Eton, the FR160 Microlink has an emergency radio (AM/FM/NOAA), a rechargeable battery to charge your USB-connected cellphone, a flashlight, all powered by hand-cranking, or solar power. Maker Faire Rich Jansma from Michigan wants to know if Dick and Leo will …

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Episode 1122

Weber Q100 Portable Gas Grill Portable Barbeque Cooker Link: Weber Turn-The-Tables-Tuesday   Leo has to scour his Amazon purchases to find today’s gadget.  The Weber Q100 Portable Gas Grill is a portable barbeque that uses disposable LP cylinders for fuel, with a cast iron cooking grate. Losing Sleep over TWiT Michael Gray is losing sleep, …

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Episode 1121

Magellan’s Slimline In-Flight Organiser Air Travel Organiser Link: Magellan’s   Like the Nirvana Organiser (Episode 691), Magellan’s Slimline In-Flight Organiser hangs in front of you on a flight.  A clear pocket for your iPhone or other PMP lets you watch videos without the need for a stand. Arsenio Hall The other day Leo got a …

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Episode 1120

Orbitz Drinks Ballsy Beverage Link: Wikipedia Dick’s Gadget Warehouse   In April 1997, Clearly Canadian launched the Orbitz non-carbonated drink, a beverage with “gel spheres”, balls that remained suspended in the drink.  Flavours included raspberry citrus, blueberry melon strawberry, pineapple banana coconut, and vanilla orange.  What an extraordinary idea!  It reminds Leo of bubble tea …

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Episode 1119

Steak Station Meat Thermometer Link: Charcoal Companion   The Charcoal Companion Steak Station allows you to monitor the temperatures of 4 steaks at the same time, using 4 colour-coded probes, with the measurements shown digitally on the main unit;s LCD display (temperature range from 115F to 170F).  It can also be used as a regular …

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