Gadgettes Podcast 157: The Recessionista Episode

We've heard that the recession is waning. But our gut tells us something different. Today we examine gadgets that appeal to our recession-warped minds.

We've heard that the recession is waning. But our gut tells us something different. Today we examine gadgets that appeal to our recession-warped minds.

Play

Podcast



Subscribe with iTunes (audio)
Subscribe with iTunes (video)
Subscribe with RSS (audio)
Subscribe with RSS (video)

EPISODE 157

Downturn doll sleeps in a car - but costs $95

Dell banks its brand on artists, baseball and nail polish

Netbooks rise, notebooks fall

Sony’s new Vaio X: thinnest laptop ever, $1,300 and up

SanDisk on Sansa: Value is our top priority

Gilt on the Go iPhone app

A Propos (of) Nothing
Big Sleeping Grizzly Bear Bean Bag (Thanks Jakub!)

It’s Potty Time
Toilet Scale (Thanks Jakub!)

Hot Asian Gadgets
Afraid of swine flu? Wear this suit

Whaaaaaat? The hell
Men, convertible drivers more likely to have hearing loss

House panel OKs bill to lower volume on commercials

Tool Time (literal edition)
Bottle-opening hammer makes construction seem really fun, irresponsible

E-MAIL
Hey Gadgettes

i was in a maths lesson today, i sat down, and what did i see? oh yes some transformers cufflinks that you talked about and i had the tool time theme tune go through my head and then mollys “oh hell no!” it was surreal then i told the guy next to me and he was like oh my god AWESOME.I am now so confused who is the real tool is it us of the actuall “cool people”.

after asking him about them he was rather defensive saying “thats no to do with maths!”

please help me find out who is the tool and who isnt im having a bit of a crisis!

thanks
Oliver in Oxford

P.S. congratulations on the baby jason!


Ladies:

I don’t understand this.
Is it a car, is it a cupcake, is it a costume for Dragon*Con? And why kind of drugs do I need to get one.

Sean P Reiser


Hi Gadgettes,

Dan from Boston here. I was listening to episode 156 while making dinner and could not believe my ears when you listed the Foreman Grill as one of those things you would never think to use. I was literally wiping mine off before grilling up some chicken to put in a salad when I heard you say that! Mine is quite possibly my favorite kitchen gadget (after the coffee makers of course). I use that thing all the time to make grilled cheese, hotdogs, burgers, grilled PB&J sandwiches (sounds weird, but tastes great. trust me on this one), etc. Maybe it’s just because I’m a bachelor and just recently decided to start really learning my way around the kitchen, but the Foreman Grill is one of those things I look for excuses to use.

The pizzelle maker someone gave me on the other hand…yah, still no idea when I’ll ever use that.

Daniel

Play
 

Join the discussion

Conversation powered by Livefyre

Show Comments Hide Comments
Latest Galleries from CNET
A roomy range from LG (pictures)
This plain GE range has all of the essentials (pictures)
Sony's 'Interview' heard 'round the world (pictures)
Google Lunar XPrize: Testing Astrobotic's rover on the rocks (pictures)
CNET's 15 favorite How Tos of 2014
CNET's 15 most popular How Tos of 2014