Daily Giz Wiz 107: Infoglobe Plus Caller ID

Episode 107 of the podcast

Subject: Review of Infoglobe Plus Caller ID
Released:Tuesday 18 July 2006
Length:about 16 minutes
Download file:dgw0107.mp3 (7.2 MB)

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Short info

It's 3D caller ID with the Infoglobe Plus cordless phone from Olympia.

Detailed information

Connect the Infoglobe Plus to your telephone, and the caller ID and other information is shown in a scrolling LED display that seems to "float" inside the globe.  It also displays the time and messages such as "Good Morning" or custom messages.

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Mad was not happy with having to put the bar code on their magazine cover, as it interfered with the cover design.  In the end, Mad decided to make the bar code occupy the entire cover as a sign of protest.

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