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NBC’s TODAY Show–gadget segment

published on January 28th, 2010 . by Steve Greenberg

Here’s the link to the segment on NBC’s Today Show– if you want more info on any of the products, scroll down to my last post–there’s more info there

Gadgets on TODAY

 http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/26184891/vp/35125465#35125465 

Gadgets on TODAY SHOW Jan 2010

published on January 24th, 2010 . by Steve Greenberg

TODAY SHOW GADGET SEGMENT

–eCoupled™ Wireless Power Technology–Imagine just putting a pot on your granite or Formica countertop–and the water inside starts to boil–and the countertop stays safe and cool to the touch. This same technology will let you charge your cell phone or laptop without plugging in any wires–just put your phone on the nightstand and it will start charging. It’s not science fiction–we have the technology today. And just as bluetooth has become an industry standard–now a group of tech companies including Dell, Fulton and others are working on an induction standard called eCoupled. eCoupled™ wireless power technology is based on the principle of resonant magnetic induction. With magnetic induction, power is transferred from a power supply coil to a receiving coil through a shared electromagnetic field. Through the use of near-field magnetic coupling with an advanced intelligent control system, eCoupled technology safely and efficiently transfers power without wires. As opposed to conduction, induction is safe way to move an electric charge without heat or sparks. You’ll be hearing much more about eCoupled in the not too distant future. www.ecoupled.com

–ZOMM is the world’s first wireless leash for mobile phones. It is the brainchild of Laurie, a mother of three, who kept hearing her kids and friends complain about lost mobile phones. Together with her husband, Henry, they created ZOMM as the solution. ZOMM will sound an alarm if you walk away from your mobile phone, notifying you to turn around. The award-winning device also features call notification with speakerphone, a panic alarm and a feature that allows you to call emergency assistance from anywhere in the world with just one press of a button. Website: http://zomm.com/ Anticipated Retail Distribution: Summer 2010 $80

–ORB–its a ring that is also a bluetooth speaker earpiece for your cell phone. Call comes in–and caller id shows up on the ring, twist ring and it fits on your ear so you can listen and talk. Will launch later this year– http://www.AbsolutelyNew.com/ORB $140

–MINT Automatic Floor Cleaner–this robotic floor cleaner works with Swiffer, Pledge and other popular cleaning cloths– cleans 3-4 hours on a single charge www.mintcleaner.com

CYBER CLEAN Sort of like silly puddy, this compound can be reused and reused– and it can squeeze into areas other cleaners can not reach. Fun demo. $6

THE NAIL DRIVER — A push-hammer that makes it easy to hang pictures–and prevents smashed fingers.  $20

–WATER PAPER are completely waterproof notepads that allows you to write your great ideas while in the shower, rain, or anywhere wet. Water simply beads up and rolls off this waterproof paper. So durable, you can even write underwater. www.waterpaper.net Under $10

SAMSUNG DUAL LCD DIGITAL CAMERA–has LCD on back AND front so it makes taking a self portrait very easy

BACK-UPS

THE OLIVATOR: Olive stuffer to make your own gourmet stuffed olives for martinis or appetizers. “Elevate your olives with the Olivator”. Use bleu cheese, goat cheese, cheddar or whatever to fill your olive. You can also stuff dates or scallions or anything else. First you “stab” your filling to fill the tip with your filling, then depress the button to extrude it into your olive. Completely disassembles for cleaning and the red “pimento” is the handle for a little brush for cleaning the tip. $20

–TV HAT– goofy hat–looks like a baseball cap with a very LONG brim and shades that hang down from that brim. It has a place to hold your MP3 or iPhone– so you can watch video in your own private mobile theater. –not to be used while driving or walking www.asseenontvhat.com $20

QUIKPOD –easy to carry telescoping camera extender–so you can take more photos with you in the picture  $30