Daily Giz Wiz 708: Travelon Travel Luggage Scale With Built-in Tape Measure

Episode 708 of the podcast

Travelon Travel Luggage Scale With Built-in Tape Measure
Subject: Review of Travelon Travel Luggage Scale With Built-in Tape Measure
Released:Wednesday 26 November 2008
Length:about 28 minutes
Download file:dgw0708.mp3 (12.9 MB)

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New from Travelon, a travel luggage scale with built-in tape measure...

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After the Toiletry Sheets (Episode 689), Dick introduces another of Travelon's products, the Luggage Scale with Tape Measure.  The airlines have yet again reduced not only the baggage allowance but also the total linear measurement.  So the tape measure would come in handy, too.  The scale comes with a hook from which to hang the suitcase for weighing.  The scale has a memory lock which locks the indicator at the measured weight for easy reading.  That's why the scale is also called "Stop and Lock".

And don't try Leo's trick of weighing himself with and without the suitcase and subtracting one from the other.  The scale's capacity is only 75 lbs.

Thanksgiving Eve

Dick is going to make his pineapple upside down cake again.  For his recipe, take a look at the classic cookbook Joy Of Cooking and just double up the amount of butter and brown sugar for the topping.

That Blinking Idiot

While recording the show, Leo notices a blinking light behind Dick, and Dick can't work out what it was.  But the chatroom works it out.  It's the flashing cursor of Leo's mouse on his Skype video screen.

A Tale From the Tunnel

Dick has an old tale to tell about a trailer truck which was too high for the Holland Tunnel and got stuck.  A little boy had a brilliant solution.  Don't saw off the top.  Just let the tyres out!

Air Tickets form 1983

Recently unearthed from Dick's Gadget Warehouse are air tickets from 1983, from New York to Miami, and to Oakland.

Stromberg Carlson TV Sets

Dick and Leo find out that Stromberg Carlson, apart from the Candlestick telephone that Jammer Bee gave Leo (Episode 696), used to make radio and television sets as well.  Leo also uncovers an advertisement from 1950 on TV History.

Apocalyptic Waste

Software developer Michael O'Connor (Lepton in the Chatroom and the TWiT Army), who has followed Leo since the days of "The Site" (see Episode 187), plays Fallout 3 on the PS3 and finds, among the apocalyptic waste and wreckage in Washington DC, a spork (Episode 182), which he uses on his rocket launcher - which can do serious damage.  Michael has recently developed an iPhone app called AirMote which has found its way to the iTunes App Store.

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