Daily Giz Wiz 160: Interstate Battery Booster

Episode 160 of the podcast

Subject: Review of Interstate Battery Booster
Released:Friday 29 September 2006
Length:about 22 minutes
Download file:DGW-160.mp3 (9.9 MB)
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Short info

Another dud from the Gadget Warehouse. The Interstate Batery Booster. Dick still uses his, but the product was withdrawn due to lack of interest.

Detailed information

Interstate's X2 Battery Booster was introduced in the early 1990's.  It looked like any car battery but inside it there was an auxiliary battery as backup, in case you left the lights on in the car and drained the main battery.

That Little Old Winemaker ... Me!

That Little Old Warehouse Keeper ... Dick!

Internet Sunglasses Revisited

The Interstate Battery Booster played a part on World News Now when Dick showed off the new Internet Sunglasses.  Listen to the story again (A reprise from Episode 13).

Michael Gellman and Regis & Kelly

Hear how Regis producer Michael Gellman pushed the show to the limits.

Farewell ...

... to Visa, T-Mobile, and the Finnish MIDI letters jingle.

Foreign Language

Letter from Alan, in response to Episode 134 and Dick's reference to sign language as a foreign language.  Back in 1972 Computer Language was offered at his school as a "foreign language".

Books

Dick's Good Days And Mad is still available, but Leo will be stopping his Gadget Almanacs.

Risky Business

Doing the DGW podcast is a risky business.  During the recording, Dick's AOL pathlock beeped, and while going to turn it off, he nearly ruins his laptop.

Mad Minute

Repeat of Motel Records's religious music collections.

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