Episode 1161

Orka Personal Silicone Steamer Microwave-Safe Steamer Link: Amazon   Dick plays “What’s In the Box?” again with this fresh courier delivery.  Orka makes a line of silicone steamers which are microwave-safe, with different capacities and colours.  Just put it some water with your food and steam away in the microwave. Red Hook Village Diner On …

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Episode 775

VIP Hybrid-8 SEG Video Editing Machine Link: biocomp Dick's Gadget Warehouse   The Hybrid 8 SEG (Special Effects Generator) Video Duplicator from VIP (Video Interface Products) allowed the user to hook up 2 video cassette players as the inputs, to output to a 3rd video cassette recorder.  You could edit your videos, and add special …

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Episode 730

Polaroid Instant Slide Autoprocessor DIY Slide Developing Machine Link: Jim's Web on archives.org Dick's Gadget Warehouse   Polaroid made its name in instant photographs, but also ventured into instant slides.  Dick unearthed this gadget from the Gadget Warehouse recently (see Episode 683).  Here's how the Instant Slide Autoprocessor worked, according to Jim's Web: "The developing …

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Episode 15

Casio QV-10 Digital Camera Link: Casio Archived Products (for later model QV-10A) Dick's Gadget Warehouse   From 1996, the Casio QV-10 was the first sub-$1,000 consumer digital camera, selling for $650. 320 x 240 pixels. 2MB non-removable memory.  When it got a fatal error, you would need to ship the whole unit back to Casio …

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