Daily Giz Wiz 265: Magnavox Remote Finder

Episode 265 of the podcast

Subject: Review of Magnavox Remote Finder
Released:Friday 9 March 2007
Length:about 10 minutes
Download file:dgw0265.mp3 (4.5 MB)

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Short info

From the gadget warehouse, the first remote control that could find itself!

Detailed information

Smart, very smart.  That was Magnavox's slogan.  Turn on the remote control locator which was built into the Magnavox TV set, and the remote control would beep.

Sex, or Remote?

According to a 1993 Magnavox survey, 18% of women and 9% of men would rather do without sex for a week than do wihout the TV remote; 6% of people surveyed had misplaced the remote in the refridgerator.

Did you know?

There's a lead bar at the back of a tube TV to balance the weight of the glass picture tube.

Brannock Device

The Brannock Device (Episode 255) reminds a listener of what it was like to be 14.  When he was 14, he went to a shoes store to get his friend a pair of sneakers.  The sales assistant was a young girl in her 20's in a low V-cut blouse.  He ran home and told his mother he needed a new pair of shoes.

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