Episode 1159

My DVR Expander eSATA Edition DVR Extra Storage Link: Western Digital   This is a new version of Western Digital’s My DVR Expander series, for expanding the storage of your DVR.  This one has a faster eSATA connection, and is compatible with specific models of Scientific Atlanta and TiVo DVRs.  You can even hook up …

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Episode 975

Seagate Pocket Drive Ultra-portable External HDD Link: Seagate Press Release Dick’s Gadget Warehouse   Dick’s version of the Seagate Pocket Drive is only 3 years old (the year the Daily Giz Wiz started).  It looked like a hockey puck with a retractable USB cable (reminiscent of the Tornado – Episodes 244 and 488).  By 2006 …

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Episode 898

Acer Aspire One 751h Netbook Link: Acer   Leo has had a slew of netbooks, and Dick finally gets his first.  It’s the Acer Aspire One 751h.  The selling point is the big screen, 11.6″ LED backlit LCD wide display, 1366 x 768 dots, and a full size keyboard.  It also means a larger size, …

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Episode 885

Targus Universal AC Adapter PA160U Portable Charger Link: Targus Dick's Gadget Warehouse   Back in 2000, Targus introduced this portable charger, the Universal AC Adapter PA160U, a similar idea to the Charge4All in Episode 883 this week, only 9 years earlier.  It was half an inch thick, and weighed only 7.5 ounces, which in those …

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Episode 871

Light For Life UC3.400 LED Flashlight with UltraCapacitor Charging Link: 511tactical.com   After Leo's TTTT Coleman Flashcell Screwdriver (Episode 782) comes another product using ultracapacitors for charging.  The Light For Life UC3.400 is a flashlight with 3 LEDs.  Just under one foot long and weighing 1 pound, it uses an ultracapacitor charging station for charging …

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