Daily Giz Wiz 345: Telcetra TI1000 Remote Wireless Caller ID

Episode 345 of the podcast

Subject: Review of Telcetra TI1000 Remote Wireless Caller ID
Released:Friday 29 June 2007
Length:about 13 minutes
Download file:DGW-345.mp3 (6.2 MB)
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Short info

From the Gadget Warehouse: a wireless caller ID that went from cool to obsolete in a matter of minutes.

Detailed information

From Dick's Gadget Warehouse ...

The maker was Telectra (not Telcetra as mentioned in the podcast).  Dick has corrected it on his website.  This gadget was sold before the phone caller ID service became common, with a wireless unit that you could keep away from the phone itself.

Ring Tone for Dick DeBartolo

Leo has a special ring tone on his phone for Dick's calls.

Inventory System for the Gadget Warehouse

Anish, which rhymes with quiche, writes again and asks what is the system of arranging the gadgets in Dick's Gadget Warehouse, after listening to Episode 246.  There is none.

What the Tech?

Dick had some fun with Leo about his TV show "The Lab with Leo Laporte", which now has a fun game called "What the Tech?", a rip-off of tribute to Dick's "What the Heck Is It?" contest.

Sad News

Ronco, the gadget company originally founded by Ron Popeil (which he sold off in 2005), filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy on 14 June 2007.

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