Daily Giz Wiz 431: GE 2-in-1 Internet Phone

Episode 431 of the podcast

GE 2-in-1 Internet Phone
Subject: Review of GE 2-in-1 Internet Phone
Released:Monday 29 October 2007
Length:about 17 minutes
Download file:DGW-431.mp3 (7.9 MB)
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Detailed information

The GE 28310EE1 is a dual Skype and Standard Cordless Phone which you can connect to a land line (for the standard phone) and a router (for networking to your computer).  It uses the DECT 6.0 standard for its interference-free encrypted cordless connection.  Expandable to 4 handsets, Speaker-phone, Caller ID, Call Waiting Caller ID, conference calls between Skype and standard line.  The Skype software in built into the phone.  The phone also supports Call Diverting and Skype Voicemail.

This model is very new but there is a review at Amperor Direct.  Dick's write-up asks listeners not to confuse this new model with older ones (one of which, the GE 28300EE, has received terrible customer reviews at Amazon).  The album art included with this episode's download is also of the older model.

Alfred E Neuman Halloween Kit

Halloween is coming up.  Dick still has one of the Alfred E Neuman Halloween Kits (with mask, costume, freckles, tooth blackout powder), and one day he might talk about it.  Maybe next year.  In the meantime, take a look at a picture of a Halloween costume made by Collegeville, from www.collectmad.com.

TV Blower Upper

Thierry Daigneault (or Terry Daniel according to Dick and Leo) asks if there's a TV Blower Upper for his friend who wants to get a new HDTV to replace his old standard TV, but the girlfriend woudn't budge.  Leo suggests Steve Wozniak's Pen TV Jammer which unfortunately is not commecially available.  Dick suggests the TV-B-Gone (Episode 102) which can keep switching off the TV without the girlfriend knowing.

Match Game Cards

At the time of recording (on or before 24th October), Dick says he's having a bit of a nightmare with orders with special requests. and might stop taking orders for a while.  It seems the cards are available again, for $29.99.  Read the details at Dick's Match Game Page.

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