Daily Giz Wiz 845: Goodway travel 2 in 1

Episode 845 of the podcast

Goodway travel 2 in 1
Subject: Review of Goodway travel 2 in 1
Released:Friday 5 June 2009
Length:about 17 minutes
Download file:dgw0845.mp3 (7.7 MB)

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From the Gadget Warehouse: Goodway Travel 2-In-1

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Iron and Hair Dryer Travel Combo

Link: Goodway

In 1984, Goodway made a travel combo, an iron and hair dryer 2-in-1, which worked on both 110V and 220V.  An interesting combination, but it's no longer made, even though Goodway (from Hong Kong) continues to make steam irons and hair dryers, separately.  There is however a steam iron/steam wand combo.

Knife Sharpening Truck

In the old days, knife-sharpening trucks used to go around ringing their bells to attract the attention of households.  Recently Dick heard that familiar sound again, but within the city itself.  In 2006, the New York Times ran a story on a cutlery grinder, Mr Mike Pallotta, and in 2008, Mr Pallotta was still going strong: see Sense and the City.

Kenner's Easy Bake Ovens

Dick's boat has a microwave oven of 400W power.  Leo thinks that Dick is better off with a Kenner Easy Bake Oven. Don't scoff, because the Easy Bake Oven has a long history and pedigree.  Read about it on about.com.  The photo on the left is the 1963 model, from Bill's RetroWorld; on the right is the 1971 model, from Cooking Inn.

Dock and Talk

Leo mentioned that 20% of households in the States do not have land lines any more, and Clifton Fowler from Florence, Arizona is one of them.  He's a truck driver, is often away, and when at home, simply uses Dock N Talk by Phone Labs, which enables him to speak on conventional home phones (corded or cordless) using the cellphone connection.

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