Daily Giz Wiz 877: The Altec Lansing T612

Episode 877 of the podcast

The Altec Lansing T612
Subject: Review of The Altec Lansing T612
Released:Tuesday 21 July 2009
Length:about 19 minutes
Download file:DGW-877.mp3 (8.7 MB)
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Short info

Rock out loud with the Altec Lansing T612 speaker system for your iPod.

Detailed information

The T612 from Altec Lansing is a set of stereo speakers (60 Watts RMS) with an iPhone/iPod dock, certifed for use with iPhones, which shields the speakers from radio interference from the GSM phone.  Henry Laporte has been using a radio clock as speakers which Jennifer got from Crate and Barrel.  Leo thinks that his kid should start learning about proper sound quality.  That's when the T612 came in.  Henry happens to be in the TWiT Cottage and can attest to the quality of the speakers, in answer to blatantly leading questions from Leo.  Totally unsolicited approbation, save for the $20 Leo hands over to Henry.

Leo also took with him to China another set of speakers from Altec Lansing, the inMotion iM4 which fold up neatly for travelling.

Gems from the Garbage Can

In Dick's neck of the woods, Thursday is big-furniture-put-out-day, and there are some great finds to be had.  Another member of the Laporte family, Eva, who used to live in Brooklyn, can attest to that as well.  Dick is still hoping that the pair of Altec Lansing 604 speakers (Episode 850), which his mother gave away years ago, might yet turn up one day, amidst the heap of unwanted, abandoned furniture.

This Is Why You're Fat

Depite Eva's help with his emails, and her very presence in the studio, Leo is still desperately searching for a letter to read.  Toyota Boy (Jayzee) comes to the rescue again, and points to the site This Is Why You're Fat, with user-submitted pictures of high-calorie, high-fat dishes, including in particular, the 30,000 calories sandwich.  Leo's answer to the question posed by the website is, he used to work at McDonald's.

Leo on McDonald's

Just before the show starts, Leo has an animated chat with Dick about his first job at McDonald's.  Courtesy of odtv.me, watch and listen to Leo's exposé on the shelf life of a hamburger.

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