Daily Giz Wiz 650: Mister Microphone

Episode 650 of the podcast

Mister Microphone
Subject: Review of Mister Microphone
Released:Friday 5 September 2008
Length:about 19 minutes
Download file:DGW-650.mp3 (8.9 MB)
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Short info

From the Gadget Warehouse: Mr. Microphone.

Detailed information

A recent report on Engadget reminded Dick of this device, from the late 1970's.  Developed by Ronco (Ron Popeil), Mr Microphone was a wireless microphone and you could use it to broadcast using FM frequency.  To see how it worked and what it did, you can watch the TV commercial on YouTube; or just read this ad discovered by the author of the wonderfulwonderblog on the back of an old CD.

The report on Engadget was of a hack by kipkay who took the device apart and put in a high end mic into the gut.  The main photo of above of Mr Microphone is taken from the video kipkay made of the hack.

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DGW Commercials

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Talk of commercials reminds Dick of the awful recipes in the Kraft commercials, voiced-over by Ed Herlihy, and Leo drifts into the lyrics of MacArthur Park.

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