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 1151

Timex Electronic 7-Day Timer Socket Timer Link: opentip.com   Dick’s old Intermatic socket timer for his train enthusiast backyard is showing its age, and he’s found a worthy replacement, the Timex Electronic 7-Day Timer (model TX12626X).  It can take up to 20 different programmes, with a digital display and built0in rechargeable battery (for the purpose …

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Episode 1150

Litesign Wearable Scrolling LED Signboard Link: New York Times Dick’s Gadget Warehouse   The Litesign was invented by an artist called Christopher Janney – a programmable scrolling LED signboard (more like a name tag) that would clip on to your breast pocket – which Dick would wear to parties with the message “I’m trying desperately …

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Episode 1144

The SoundRacer Engine Noise Generator for Silent Cars Link: SoundRacer   The Soundracer is essentially an FM transmitter with a built-in selection of engine noises (such as a sports car).  Just connect it to the cigarette lighter adapter and play your favourite engine noise, or connect it to your mp3 player and play your own …

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Episode 1137

iPhone 4 Smartphone Link: Apple Turn-The-Tables-Tuesday   The new iPhone 4 carries incremental improvements to the previous iterations, including the same A4 processor used in the iPad and 512MB memory, a 5MP camera, an LED flash, multi-tasking, Face Time (with a front-facing camera), and a “retina” display on a screen the same size as before …

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