Daily Giz Wiz 885: Targus Universal AC Adapter

Episode 885 of the podcast

Targus Universal AC Adapter
Subject: Review of Targus Universal AC Adapter
Released:Friday 31 July 2009
Length:about 19 minutes
Download file:dgw0885.mp3 (8.8 MB)

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Short info

Power most any laptop with a Targus PA160U Universal AC Adapter.

Detailed information

Link: Targus

Back in 2000, Targus introduced this portable charger, the Universal AC Adapter PA160U, a similar idea to the Charge4All in Episode 883 this week, only 9 years earlier.  It was half an inch thick, and weighed only 7.5 ounces, which in those days was pretty light-weight.  It also came with power tips for charging your notebook and other accessories.  This model is no longer available, but Targus is still making other newer models.

Edison, Ford and Firestone

Aaron Martina has been listening to the Daily Giz Wiz since Episode 1, and is an avid consumer of Leo's other podcasts.  Back in Episode 870, Dick and Leo talked about Thomas Edison and Henry Ford.  Aaron lives in Fort Myers, Florida, whose claim to fame is having been the winter home of not only Edison and Ford, but also Harvey Firestone (founder of the Firestone Tire and Rubber Company), who were all friends.  The 3 houses and their workshops are now museums - precursors to Dick's Gadget Warehouse.

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