Ep. 132: The crap we don't need episode
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Ep. 132: The crap we don't need episode

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[ music ] ^m00:00:04 >> It's Gadgettes. I'm Kelly Morrison. >> I'm Lindsey Turrentine. >> And I'm Benito Gonzales. >> Welcome to Gadgettes. It is Friday and it is April 17, the end... the end of an exhausting tax filled week. >> A taxing week. >> It's a very taxing week... and it is even more taxing for poor Molly Wood who is home with pink eye. If you're watching this right now, if you can see anything through the crust Molly, we miss you. >> We do, we wish you were here instead of me. So I guess... I really wish you were here. [ laughter ] ^m00:00:44 >> And Jason is off in lovely New York setting up some equipment out there right now, so Jason I know you're watching. You better be! It's gonna be awesome. So we have the lovely honorary gadget Benito here today. >> Hello. >> Welcome. >> Welcome, happy to have you here. >> Thank you. >> This is very exciting. >> I know, it's like just mixing it up you know? It's pretty cool. >> This is... people won't even know what they're listening to. >> I know it's true... we should have renamed it, yeah there will be some common markers in the show that will, you know if you're feeling totally unmoored and adrift in the show, bacon will bring it all the way around. And plus our email, pretty priceless this week I have to say, answering some really critical questions and also introducing some new ones. >> Which is good, because we've had a lot of crap this week. >> We have taken a lot of crap, we are... some of us have crap oozing out of our eyes, not literally. >> Some of us should dish out crap. >> Some of us have been dishing out a great deal of crap. I myself have dished out a great deal of crap. And we were so inspired by Molly and her oozy eyes, that in fact we have dedicated a whole episode to her. It's the Crap We Don't Need episode. >> We just don't need this crap. >> We don't need this crap. >> We don't need it. >> It's so true, we don't need this crap just like Molly doesn't need her eyes to be oozing. Weird gunk. Blah, yeah. And what better way to start out the Crap We Don't Need episode, with perhaps the most inspired story I have seen in awhile. It is, from all places, Business Week. >> Good job Business Week. >> I know, I'm very impressed and frankly a little bit surprised that you would do something this... >> We hope it keeps you in business for another month. >> Seriously. Poor Business Week... anyway they did the most ridiculous patents. >> It's a slide show with a whole bunch of pictures of really strange things. >> It's odd, and it's really great because the pictures really make the story, because I mean I don't know if... I don't know what the patent process is exactly. I know you have to file a whole bunch of documentation and write up exactly what it does, and lawyers often help them. But the pictures that presumably the patent appliers... did. >> Oh my gosh. I think I just found one that we covered like a year ago. >> Really? >> It's slide 16, you'll get there. >> Okay. So there are 32 fun filled slides, including such patents as the gas factory patent, which is one of my personal favorites. The patent says, in addition to the environmentally destructive effects of ruminant animal methane emissions, such emissions represent wasted energy as up to 13 percent of the food ruminant animals is lost as methane. And so they have this crazy cow device that goes on the cow's back, according to the lovely little diagram, and then there is some straws or pipes that go up the cow's nose... and somehow get rid of the gas. >> I don't get it. >> Yeah. But it's a great, great drawing. >> It says it would... [laughter] ^m00:04:07 it would take a lot of... Business Week says it would take a lot of cows to produce useful levels of bio-meth. >> Yeah. >> True, I'm sure. >> But on the gas tip... aforementioned. Slide number 16 is the gas grabber. ^m00:04:23 [ laughter ] ^m00:04:27 And the patent says there are various devices... in this field for dealing with the problems of intestinal discharges with some degree of success. However, all of them are somewhat cumbersome and are bulky to use. And this is a little patch that seems to adhere to the outside of your undergarment, and absorb the methane. >> It's essentially apparently a flatulence deodorizer. ^m00:04:50 [ laughing ] ^m00:04:54 Yes, that's right. Flatulence deodorizer. Two words I never thought I would hear in the same sentence. And then of course if you have an animal that you'd like to take under the water, there's a modified scuba diving gear for a dog. >> I like that. >> Because you know, you never know when your dog really needs to go hang out with the fish, because that's really what dogs like to do under the water. >> They like to swim. Actually the thing I love about this, it's sort of a ridiculous invention but I love the illustration. I kind of want it on a t-shirt. >> I know! I bet that exists. >> Golden retriever standing on the sea floor. >> They are kind of beautiful, and then the one right after that, I think number 18 - everyone's favorite most ridiculous patent, leaf chaps. >> I like the drawing! >> Featuring, I think the best drawing, the best, best bad idea and the best drawing. The instant invention consists of modified pants or trousers that are fitted with a net between the leg stalls thereof. ^m00:05:55 [ laughter ] ^m00:05:57 I can just imagine the writer that's getting real fancy, like I'm gonna put a thereof in this sentence, like grammar nerd. So that leaf collecting and gathering can be accomplished by walking. Let's take a moment and think about what that would be like. >> It works with modified pants or trousers. >> Or trousers? >> Or trouser. >> Any pair of pants! Or trousers! If you're English. ^m00:06:20 [ laughter ] ^m00:06:22 This is not just an American device, it can also work with trousers. This is just seriously hours of fun people. You have to just get on over to Business Week, even if you've never been there before and never plan to go back, check out the 32 nuggets of fun. >> Yeah, there are some other good ones like the cry no more, which looks like a scary... I don't know, jail mask. Also the gerbil shirt. You'll have to go find out what those things are. >> Yeah, the gerbil shirt. I think I missed that one, but... >> It's number 4, check it out, later. >> Pretty excited about the whole thing. Anyway... >> I don't know if I can move on. >> I know, we should have just devoted the whole episode to an analysis of each and every one of the 32 patents and why they're funny. >> Just check out this gerbil shirt. It is pretty crazy. ^m00:07:10 [ laughter ] ^m00:07:13 It's like tubes that goes around the body... and like the gerbils can run around your body. >> That's awesome! Bring me the gerbil shirt people. Oh my... wow. I have to turn my head. I have to overt my gaze from the patents so that we might, at some point, move on to what will certainly be less interesting and funny. Sorry folks. >> We're gonna try our best though. >> Okay let's talk about a device that I wish I needed, because I wish I were going somewhere in the next year, like maybe a sunny beach in Mexico... is it, is it really? >> Yeah, tomorrow. >> That's right, but I'm not gonna be... so I actually thought this was a really good idea. So I don't think that this is something that I wouldn't need, it's just that I'm never going to the beach. It's the Yelpy which is a great name for basically a portable... why do I always forget the name of that? A safe. Right, a portable safe that you take to the beach with you, and if someone tries to pick it up and carry it away, you put your wallet in it or whatever valuables when you go down the beach, and then you lock it. And then if someone tries to pick it up it screams, basically... and very, very loudly so that you know... I suppose that someone could just carry away your screaming Yelpy with your wallet in it. >> And bust it open with a boulder. You know who would do this actually? My kids. >> Oh... >> Hey, listen to the Yelpy scream! >> And you can like bury it or something, then you can't find it. >> Yeah, that's right. Bury the Yelpy with a little flag over it. Then that would become a game, a bury the Yelpy game. That's no good. >> Yeah. But it's a good idea. For sure. >> Yeah, I think it's a good idea. I think it's a... runs about, well, 40 pounds or 1,000,000 dollars. >> Actually not that bad anymore. >> Really? >> Yeah. >> What's it down to now? >> Last time I knew, which was a few weeks ago, it was like almost 1 to 1. >> You are kidding me? >> No. That poor pound is struggling. >> Wow. >> I don't what it is right now though. >> That's crazy. I mean that's a lot. >> Yeah. >> Yeah, that's crazy. Speaking of crazy, what you don't think this is crazy? But I think the whole... I understand why people like Rock Band... but it's kind of a little bit off the hook. The craze, and it's continuing stuff that goes with it. And so when I saw the Rock Band ottoman, I mocked it. [ laughter ] >> Well I guess the reason I'm not mocking this, is because even though I don't have Rock Band because my house is like, my entire house is probably the size of this ottoman. But... >> You must be very, very small. >> Yeah, teeny tiny person. >> With teeny tiny family living in a shoe. ^m00:10:11 [ laughter ] ^m00:10:15 That's how we keep our pets. You don't have dogs and cats, you just have gerbils in a vest running around your body. I have quite a picture. You know what? I have seen... >> It's somewhat tasteful. I could put other stuff in it. >> I have seen the front of your house on Google. >> Are you stalking me? >> And I'm stalking you... and I know that you do not live in a shoe Lindsey. You don't. You live in a house, just so everyone knows. >> It's true. It's not really that small, but the ottoman can be used to store other things like toys... small pets. >> But I mean, but... I mean these ottomans are a dime a dozen, why a Rock Band ottoman when you can go to any, I don't know like Pottery Barn or Crate and Barrel or IKEA or whatever? >> What makes it a Rock Band ottoman? Like does it have the slots for guitars and... ^m00:11:04 [ talking at once ] ^m00:11:08 >> Maybe it's just the perfect type. Maybe all other ottomans are too short for the drum set. >> I am gonna dig in a little further, and I'm gonna look okay. >> You get back to us. >> So on Amazon.com, they have some pictures of it opened. I mean, it has little sections for it, it has a guitar section and a drum section. It does look to be legitimately a storage device for Rock Band. And it got a pretty good review by the customers as well. >> And apparently according to the product info it's very stylish and handsome. >> It's pretty handsome. >> Buy it now for only 207 dollars on Amazon.com. >> Does it have like a charging station inside or something? That'd be cool. >> Oh that'd be really cool. >> Yeah, you could charge your... remote, you know. ^m00:11:57 >> Yeah, it's just an ottoman, but it's expensive. >> Okay. >> Yeah. Rock box... >> Okay speaking of Rock Band... CNET on Crave, the Crave blog has a post about the Oh No Banjo, which is a project by the students at the Rochester Institute of Technology to create an electric banjo modeled after Rock Band. >> This is so awesome. >> It's a Guitar Hero based game. >> But it's just a banjo. >> It's a banjo. Yep, and you can follow along and... dueling banjos, I don't know, that'd be fun. >> I wonder what kind of rocking hits they have? Ode to Joy... yeah... >> Woo... yeah! ^m00:12:44 >> ... what's the crossover of like banjo players with people who have Rock Band and like playing those games, like how many banjo players actually want to? >> 5. Lindsey knows them all, and it's 5. >> I have no idea. >> Yes, 5 and a half. >> You're probably right. Not too many. Although I do know a lot of sort of dedicated banjo fans. There's something kind of catchy about the banjo you know? >> But I guess you don't need, you don't actually need Rock Band. It's not like an offshoot or Rock... it's a totally separate game right? >> Totally separate, yeah. >> Yeah, so you know it's for all those people who are like... I sure do wish they had a Rock Band, but just for the banjo! I don't know who that was supposed to be, but I think it was that dude in the picture right there. >> I think so! [ laughing ] ^m00:13:28 >> Which is Rochester Institute of Technology president Bill Destler. >> Well you kids today... you and your Rock Band! I'll show you! >> But the kid next to him is actually playing a banjo. He looks like maybe he could be cool. >> I have to admit, I'm actually a huge fan of banjo. I just like making fun of it. Same with the accordion. >> Love the accordion! >> But it's just too hard not to make fun of it. >> I know what to get you for your birthday now. I'll be calling up the Rochester Institute of Technology. >> I would love it. You know what I wouldn't love though? You know what I wouldn't love? Let me tell you, speaking of things that we just really don't need. What I wouldn't love for my birthday is a bacon bracelet. >> No? >> No. You know why? >> Why? >> Because then I'd be ham handed! [ laughing ] ^m00:14:19 Seriously... but she has done it again with more bacon themed gifts, and this has nothing to do with tech stuff or whatever. >> No, but it's just... it's really crap we don't really need. >> It's, yeah. And we love you. Now we had a really long conversation about bacon before we started the show today, and it does inspire much conversation. And not just bacon but all pork products, to be fair. But yeah, we need to stop with the bacon, please. No more bacon stuff. >> Yeah... wrist bacon... I mean, I don't know. It makes me feel kind of greasy to think about having bacon, even if it's just a picture of bacon... on my list. I don't think that's real bacon, luckily. >> It looks very real though. >> It does look real, and I have seen some sort of etchy artists who are putting resin on real things and selling them like on rings. Like flowers. You could probably do it with bacon. >> You probably could. [ whispering ] But that would be strangely creepy. ^m00:15:17 >> That would be, yeah. >> I don't know, I just... >> Wearing your meat? >> Yeah. I don't like to wear my meat on my sleeve. I can't stop myself, I'm sorry. Sorry. >> Speaking of not being able to stop ourselves, we can't stay away from Hammacher Schlemmer very long. >> I know it's much like bacon, it's like an accident that you can't stop watching sometimes. >> I know, and I somehow... >> Somehow you just stumble. >> Upon the best nose hair trimmer. >> Not just the nose hair trimmer, but the best. >> That's the name of this product, sold by Hammacher Schlemmer. >> And wait, before we get started... please no emails about how nose hairs are actually a really big problem and we shouldn't be mocking okay? Please? For the love of God, don't do that. >> Because everybody has it, we all just deal with it. >> I figure this is a pretty safe topic, nose hair. You can... easy to take care of, you can just trim it. >> With the best nose hair trimmer which, okay the thing that makes this nose hair trimmer stand apart is it vacuums while you trim. >> That's right. >> I kind of think that you could just wipe it off the thing. >> Oh no, no, because you don't want to touch it. You just want to vacuum it. That's the thing. Because nose hair's kind of gross, it's not the grossest of the bodily hairs, but it's definitely up there and why touch it when you can just have it go [vacuum noise]. ^m00:16:37 >> Yeah, well and presumably I haven't read in great detail, but you could use this for other parts of your body. Like your ears. >> Oh right, yeah. >> I'm sure it's multipurpose. You don't really want to share the gunk between the nose and the ear, so... >> Yeah, that's a good save Lindsey. >> Although the whole point of this is that we don't need this stuff. So never mind. >> Yeah, I don't... I really, I never want to see a nose trimmer my house. Partly because it means that either I or my loved one is... >> In need of one? >> Yeah. That would be... >> Someday. >> Yes. Indeed. >> Kelly for richer or for poorer. For better for worse. For nose hair or for nose... >> For balder and for hairier. >> That's right! >> All at the same time. >> Oh aging is just horrible, horrible thing for all of us! >> And speaking of crap we really don't need... the Exmovere. We were gonna talk about this last week, but we decided that the Exmovere Chariot couldn't... >> Wearable transportation device. >> Yes. Wearable transportation device. That's right. Could not possibly be real, and we were sure that it was some sort of, you know, hoax. And we have fallen prey to hoaxes before and we are always very humiliated by that. But it keeps coming up, and it's possible that it's not actually a joke and it's real. And if it's real, then... whoa. >> Yeah. >> You really gotta check out the video that demonstrates this crazy looking device, which is like I can't really even describe it except that the bottom of it looks like kind of like a rocket ship that's about to take off, except then you stand in it, and then you... >> Strap it around your waist. It's like a segway that encases you. ^m00:18:28 >> And I think that it's supposed to be maybe kind of like a wheelchair substitute? But you're standing? >> Yeah, so that you can reach things, but it's not awkward like in a meeting. >> Well not just so that you can reach things, but so that you can go around. I mean it actually drives. >> But then so do wheelchairs, right? >> Yeah. >> Yeah, I'm not sure I get this and it looks really like one of your feet itch. You're totally strapped into the thing. I mean, it really encases you like all the way up to the rib cage. ^m00:18:59 >> It's really weird. It's just... I still kind of don't believe that it's real. >> I know. It looks like it might possibly be hinged... at the knees. >> The photos... we're looking at it on in Engadget right now. On the photos, the original post was April 8. The photos are pretty spectacular. I remember being bitterly disappointed when we decided not to talk about it last week, because there's just this picture of this guy on a cell phone with a briefcase in his hand, like in basically an exoskeleton... and he just looks so unnatural. >> He looks like a cross between a mermaid and a gigantic electric razor. ^m00:19:37 [ laughter ] ^m00:19:40 >> It looks like it's made out of toy parts. >> It does! Like he's getting swallowed. He's being swallowed by a razor. >> Well even if it's not real, props to the person who is faking this thing we don't need. >> Yeah, and the guy who's in the pictures, who clearly has a long acting career ahead of him. >> That's right. >> Or something. >> He's a really good sport. >> Or model or strange devices. Yeah. Anyway, I think we're gonna take a little break now, and then we will come back with our segments. ^m00:20:10 >> Hi I'm Molly Wood from CNET TV, thanks for downloading this podcast and remember, there's embarassable movie verse and tech related videos, back at the mother ship, CNET TV.com. See you there! ^m00:20:22 >> Alright we are back! Did you miss us? >> I'm sure you did. Took a long break. >> It was sooo long. >> Hey guys, it's really good to see you. Anyway, we are back and our first segment this week is one that we haven't done in a while. It's what a concept. Which we, by the way, do not have theme music for this week. I'm so sorry. Can't remember what it is, but... ^m00:20:48 [ talking at once ] ^m00:20:52 >> Just suck it Jason. I don't even know if we had music for this. I can't even remember, because we haven't done it very many times. Wait, wait, I know the chat room will know. Do we have music? Do we have music for this? ^m00:21:08 >> I think we did at some point maybe. It was like a... well no, you know, because Jason was always talking about how it was hard to pin down an idea for it. >> I thought it was like the light bulb or something, but anyway... we should move on to the actual thing. We're gonna talk about the Kyocera EOS phone. >> Which is so cool. >> It's the coolest thing ever, and I love it. >> It's a folding phone but it doesn't have hinges. >> It's that OLED display technology on the inside of the sort of wallet shaped phone. >> And it's got these raised letters, and it looks like the keyboard's actually kind of a... it's hard to get an idea of scale, but it looks like the keyboard is a pretty good size for my thick terrible phones. And the letters actually pop out, and then pop back in and they're flush with the outside. >> Oh, so cool! >> Really, it's a really cool idea. >> And then it opens way up into this gigantic screen. >> Yeah, it's really neat looking and it apparently works off... and I don't know how, but kinetic energy power. So it just keeps itself going like a watch, like a self winding watch. >> I think it's the same principle as that, yeah. >> Yeah, but who knew that we could apply that to cell phones? It's just so cool. >> It is cool, and I'm gonna want one when it is a real thing. >> Yeah, whenever that is. >> I don't know, it can't be that far away. That OLED technology is starting to trickle out into the mainstream. >> It would just be so cool if you could just fold your phone up like a wallet. I don't know, there's just something about that that seems very natural. >> And less painful in your back pocket. >> And less painful in your back pocket. >> Not that I ever put my phone in my back pocket, but people do. >> It's true. Well when I have attempted that, I've then forgotten about it and it's ended up in the toilet. >> Exactly the same thing happened... was it a clean bowl? >> It was a clean bowl, but there went the phone. Yeah. >> Poor phone. >> Yes, what a shame. That was a... several phones ago. ^m00:23:09 [ laughter ] ^m00:23:16 Moving on to... pink watch. >> In this case, pink eye watch. ^m00:23:22 [ music ] ^m00:23:34 >> Well sometimes... sometimes we do a pretty subtle pink watch. Sometimes it's just... >> Not. >> Slightly pink. And sometimes it's just bright pink! >> This is of the latter group... the much talked about, at least around these parts. The most recent Sony W series Walkman, which is very little Walkman MP3 player, but this has the earphones built in and the cord wraps around the back of your head. It's all in one. >> It's a cool concept, I mean I actually like the design of it except it's just a god awful shade. >> It also comes in black, in defense of Sony, but who wants this color? It's like... it's so much brighter than bubblegum. Is it fair to call it fuchsia? >> I think fuchsia's accurate although fuchsia implies a flower, and it looks nothing like the fuchsia flower. It is just a hideous shade, and it really makes the whole thing look very cheap. But it's actually... you know, not a bad... price otherwise. Yeah, and it's not super expensive, it's about 70 bucks or so. >> It's great for working out. >> Yeah. >> Stays, your hands are free, there are no cords to dangle. But it's so pink. I bet even Molly's eyes... are not this pink. Poor Molly. ^m00:24:59 >> [ whispering ] Moment of silence. Okay and now let's move on. >> Okay, alright. >> This week we have a really spectacular gender gap. >> This is a good one. ^m00:25:10 [ strange voices ] ^m00:25:18 So apparently Candace Lombardi in her Planetary gear blog on CNET News wrote about a new Forrester Research survey released, I guess today, that talks about... men and women and their usage of electronics. >> Specifically female. I mean, single female. >> Right, right. Single female, and a few very fascinating details were revealed. Fascinating. First of all, women like laptops. Men prefer desk tops. >> Interesting. >> And... 44 percent of all single women own a game console, compared to 53 percent of single men; which is actually interesting I think. >> Yeah, that's more than actually I would have thought. >> Yeah that statistic really surprised me actually. >> Although I bet the Wii has a lot to do with that. I don't want to get all sexist or anything, but... and if Molly were here she'd be punching my head over the table. >> You ask her which game console she plays more often. >> She'd probably go like... I guess... I mean I play all of them... Yeah, that's what she'd do. But Yeah, because Wii. >> Yeah. >> Yeah, of course. >> Apparently, the other thing I like about this study is that there's sort of a none of the above category, like women 78 percent of single women have a digital camera and 76 percent of men do. A lot of these categories are so close like that, like the handheld video game player - 29 percent of men and 27 percent of women. There's another category called none of the above, and it turns out that women have more none of the above than men. >> Which does not surprise me a bit. Only 1 percent more... of none of the above. >> But still. >> You know, it's not bad. So this just in. Women like electronics too. >> Yes. Should not be shocking to the listeners of Gadgette. >> No, seriously. But if you ever had any questions about it, there's your answer right there people. And this is actually a really good segway, come to think of it, between this study and our next segment which is pretty. ^m00:27:37 [ music ] ^m00:27:44 >> Because someone out there has finally realized that oh, women are actually buying electronics too. It's not just dudes, and maybe we should do more than just turn them pink. >> We should make them actually look good. >> Which is remarkable. I rarely, rarely see this actually work, but there's a Bluetooth headset by... I guess the company is Ripple? Is the company Ripple? I don't even know. But a Bluetooth headset that is earrings, that is really pretty. >> It's beautiful. It looks kind of like a record... like a, or a target but it's black and white mostly with a little gold circle in the middle. >> And apparently looking through this blog post which is on Pop Gadgets, I see that Ripple's actually the name of the product and it's from a designer named IIya Fridman. And so it's probably like, you know, maybe not in... >> Not in stores. >> Not in Target yet. >> I want it though. >> Really? >> I really do too. Someone should take this and mass produce it, because I think it would do really well. So apparently it's a headset that clips onto your earlobe and can be flipped open to reveal the microphone, and then you press a little button in the center once you're done talking, and then you can still listen to music with it. >> So I mean, it's pretty much like any other Bluetooth headset. It just looks nice. >> Is this the first one of these? >> Yeah, there have been other ones, but they are all supposed to look great and they don't. They look like... remember that one... were you here Kelly when we talked about the earplug... earrings? Actually that wasn't a Bluetooth headset, those are just earplugs. >> Yeah, but that's the same kind of thing, like super blingy or just super ugly. >> Super futuristic looking you know, angular and shiny. >> But why not make something look just like something you'd wear, why not have a million different styles of Bluetooth headsets in the same way that you have a million different styles of earrings? It seems like how hard could it be to... and maybe the answer is really hard. How hard could it be to stick the equipment inside an earring and just come up with a bunch of different styles or colors, and just maybe not produce a gazillion of each kind? But it could be like real legitimate jewelry that just happens to have a function? >> I think so, and you know, well actually I have a question about these and it's not answered in the blog post. What I want to know is, does it come in a pair? Because it would look pretty weird if it looks like an earring, to only have one. >> Oh. >> Like just have like a mock one for the other side. >> Maybe like stereo Bluetooth. >> Oh yeah. Yes, that's what we need. >> Yeah, definitely. That would be really crazy to just have one. >> Yeah, then you'd have to have one of those weird asymmetric haircuts... that went out 15 years ago, and were in for about 5 months. >> And that woman in the picture kind of looks like she could have one of those asymmetric... >> She also looks like she has robotic eyeballs. >> Really? >> I don't know, they're so blue. It's heavily... >> Photo shopped, yeah. >> Oh yeah. >> She's a pretty hot robot, but... what robot isn't frankly? >> What cyborg needs a Bluetooth headset? It's all implanted. ^m00:30:53 >> That reminds me, did you see the... did you see the CNET video, a smackdown between Lost and Battlestar Galactica? >> That was a great episode. >> That was spectacular. >> It was a classic, and you know what? People who are listening, if you haven't already seen it go out and see it because it didn't perform very well. >> Really? >> Nobody watched it. >> Really? >> Well, or they didn't click on it. >> Maybe, because it's not about technology. >> But it is. >> I know. >> Go watch it people! >> Maybe our people aren't as geeky as we hoped frankly. Prove us wrong, prove us wrong. Anyway... >> There are a lot of people in the chat room who think Molly looks hot. So there you go. For any reason, other than Molly looks hot... >> And she found a dress that looked exactly like... I don't watch Battlestar Galactica. I'm more of a Lost girl. It's a prize fight. I think it came out a couple days ago, right? But yeah, you'll find it. Just look for the prize fights. Look in the prize fight category on CNET TV. It's pretty spectacular. Anywho, on to our next one, which is Bling RX. ^m00:32:00 [ music ] ^m00:32:11 Yeah, that's what I'm talking about. Everytime I hear that, I think that it's Molly going... ahhh! But she swears it wasn't her, but it's just Jason with a higher voice and... >>That's funny. >> Well this week's Bling RX is actually not really blingy, but I am a big fan of what they call a device, kitchen porn, and no it's not like it sounds. Get your minds out of the gutter. It's just totally extravagantly expensive gadgets, and Devices has found 8 of what they call the most outrageous food gadgets money can buy. I don't know if that's actually true. These are not the most outrageous. I bet we can find more, and I bet you'll send us more. >> Some of these are quite outrageous though. >> They are pretty crazy. I mean, for some reason kitchens seem to inspire this whole sort of realm of single use items. >> It's really true and the first among them is the All-Clad asparagus pot, which I have to admit... someone gave me as a gift several years ago, and it kind of blew my mind and I'm so happy to see it on this list because it was clearly a very... nice gift and I really appreciated it, and then never actually used it because can't you just put your asparagus in a regular steamer and... why does it need to be standing up in a special pot? I could never quite understand. >> I actually personally am like the 1 or 2 people on Earth who hate asparagus. So the whole like... it's hard enough for me to understand why anybody eats asparagus. >> But to have a whole separate pot... well maybe that's for the rest of the family, if they like asparagus and you're like the vegan who doesn't want meat to touch any of their cookware. >> Right, so keep your asparagus away from my steamer. [ laughing ] ^m00:33:57 >> But that's not all. That's not all they talk about in this article. There's also the 320 dollar 4 slice toaster, there is the ever popular and just totally essential Viking warming drawer for the low, low price of 1,800 dollars and some change. >> Wow, I have a warming drawer in my like cheapo Sears range. >> I just don't, I just don't quite get it. But then I don't care if my food gets cold. My personal favorite device in here is the Swede corkscrew, which is a 66,000 dollar corkscrew. And you may ask why is the corkscrew so expensive? >> Oh I see, yeah. It's... no I don't. >> No? >> 18 karat gold. >> 18 karat gold. >> It looks silver to me. I don't understand. >> Yeah, I'm... well I mean I guess it could be white gold? Maybe. >> Probably white gold, for people who don't like the gold. >> But why not just go for platinum, you know? For the kitchen. I am actually kind of partial to the number 6 Kalamazoo sculpture grill. >> It's pretty. It really is. >> It looks like it's gonna fall over. Maybe it's an optical illusion. >> Yeah, I think it's probably not the most stable of sculpture grills out there. It's really cool though. I can imagine it in a particular kind of modern backyard. But yeah, 6,495 dollars, I'm gonna go ahead and pass. >> Yep, me too. >> Feel free by the way, to send us your own crazy fancy kitchen items, especially if they're in your own house and you're one of those people who's really into kitchen porn. >> Yep, I mean you may have something that is so... I bought a garlic press yesterday at [ inaudible name], which speaking of overpriced. >> Oh yeah, it's so great though. >> It was kind of hilarious because I walked in, and I could only find the stand, I don't remember the name of the brand, but it was like the most expensive brand for kitchen... everything was stainless steel, and the only garlic press on the stand was 45 dollars. >> Oh my gosh >> And I looked and I looked and I looked, then finally asked somebody and she's like oh no, no, no, honey. You don't want that. Even the people working there were like no, no. >> I feel like I would pay that much for a garlic press if it could get the little bits out of the press when I was done without me having to like pick them out with my fingers. >> Well I will report back, because I bought a different one. I think it was OXO, and it has bins to press the garlic, and then if you bend it in reverse it has a little pad with little nubs that stick the reverse way through the garlic press. >> Oh! >> To push out the little bits of garlic. I don't know if it works yet though. >> I have one of those, and it does work yeah. >> Excellent! >> Yes! >> I can't wait to use it. >> Oh we have a secret foody in the house. >> Nice. >> I do cook. >> Right on! Nice to hear. Okay onto the email. I'm really glad about this first email, because it kind of answers the question that we've been asking. So you'll recall... I believe last week we talked about Angie whose sister Michelle had just put a target in her toilet for her boys, and someone commented my goodness, that target's awfully high in the bowl and, aren't they just gonna spill everywhere? So this week Michelle, Angie's sister, writes in and she sent a picture too, and so we could actually see in case you're wondering. Anyway, refer to our show notes from last week. And Angie said, Michelle says Angie said you wanted to hear how it was going? As soon as I put the target in, I realized it was way too high so I lowered it. It is now halfway above the water line and half below. It works fabulous. My 6 year old, who is a terrible shot, is having so much fun with it. Every time he goes to the bathroom I hear, I hit the target, and he's so proud of himself. The best part about the target is that now my boys' bathroom doesn't look like a public restroom in a bad part of town. Thanks for asking! Thank you for writing Michelle. It's good to finally know where the target needs to go, if we want to put a target on... >> You know what also I've heard? >> What? >> Cheerios. Just use Cheerios. >> I've heard Cheerios, but that's nearly as obvious looking as a target. But yeah, probably a little bit less gross. >> Whatever works I think is what's the most fabulous... when it comes to getting little boys to use the toilet. I don't know. >> Yeah, it's so true. >> That's for another show, of a different topic. >> But we are gonna stay on the topic of toilets. You want to take this one? ^m00:38:25 >> Yes, I do. I'm so out of practice. Okay let's see. I can do this... [ laughter ] ^m00:38:40 Kelly's German shelf toilet. >> You're totally fired. >> I know! I suck. Okay I'm sorry Amber. Hey crew, quick answer to Kelly's German shelf toilet. While stationed with the Air Force in Germany, I quickly discovered the shelf on the base's barracks. Thinking this was an oddity, I was amazed to find a similar toilet in my modern off base housing. While the German toilet shelves have varying degrees of pitch, they are all offensive. >> And thank you for calling it pitch. I really like... >> That's very technical. Check out this URL for empty German toilet pics. Rumor has it that in the 40's and 50's residents were often forced to submit stool samples in fear of disease. Not sure if it's true or not, but I'm glad to be back in the good old USA. >> Thank you so much Joel for that email, because I have heard about the German shelf toiler for so long and I'm really happy to finally see a clean picture of it... in action. It's really, I mean ewww. And you can't even use a plunger on it, that's the weirdest part. >> I know, how do you... it's just... >> Yeah, you're just screwed if your toilet gets backed up. And it's like right under your stuff, you know? It's like right there. >> I can't really tell from this picture, which is of a sort of flesh colored toilet... how far down it is, like how close to your butt it is? >> It looks pretty close to me. >> I don't like it. >> I'm gonna go ahead and say it's probably pretty close. >> Yeah, you need special tools to clean that toilet. It's not okay. >> I still don't look at that. Maybe I'm crazy, maybe it's important to... inspect. ^m00:40:20 Yeah, not so much. Anyway moving right along, Joe in Cleveland and several others of you wrote in and also called in with this, and thank you for doing so. Hey guys, just a bit of insight on the CJ7 MP3 player from the Sweaty Palms episode. It's supposed to look like the title Alien from the movie, CJ7 which came out last year. However it is still really, really ugly. Thank you Joe. Thanks to all of you who wrote in. I actually did go to the Adam DB page and now I know all about CJ7. What's the deal again Benito? >> It was that movie by a guy who made Shaolin Soccer and Kung Fu Hussle. It's like a spore for science fiction. It's about an alien who leaves a toy behind and... is like a father and son find the toy, something. I only saw like part of the movie. >> It looks a little weird... in kind of a cool way. I mean, it's kind of like, what was that movie that creeped... the movie about the doll? Never mind. Yeah, little Chucky but... I don't know. I still think he's cute. But that's just me. That's just me. >> Alright, okay. So apparently I have missed an ongoing discussion about... hands. >> Baby hands... specifically, and Baby hands man. >> Okay, so... Mark... in Australia. >> I'm gonna sing while you're reading this. ^m00:41:46 >> ... sent us an email. Hi Gadgette, saw this link via TechCrunch. Zaky hands for your baby, like leaving a little bit of yourself with your baby. Oh my God, please no. >> Baby hands man... >> This is literally, it's so weird. >> Baby hands, like hands, fake hands that you put... oh man this is such a great picture. >> So creepy. >> It's just these weird fleshy... >> They look like muppet hands. >> Yeah. >> Like Kermit's hands, but brown. >> You know what? I'm pretty sure that a baby's gonna know the difference between your hands and these big baby hands. >> They're like fleece stuffed beanbag hands that you put on your newborn baby to comfort it. >> Yeah. Plus I bet that they don't pass any kind of safety test for infants... maybe I'm wrong, maybe I'm wrong. Let me check, let me check. >> That baby looks pretty happy, but it just really, it looks like there are creepy alien hands coming out of the bed... to grab your baby and take it away. >> Yeah. Well... doesn't say anything about how safe they are, but... >> Watch the baby grow up and like want the hands instead of you. Oh I want the hands! I don't want mommy. >> Yeah, it does say that Zaky meets the specifications for items that are admissible in the infant's bed. I just didn't want to misrepresent that. It's... yeah, I would hate to have a baby addicted to baby hands. >> Could you imagine having a 3 year old, you're trying to wean your 3 year old off the baby hands! ^m00:43:15 It's just like putting this little hand like on his butt, just like... oh that would be a good picture! I'd like to see that. >> Mommy I can't sleep without my baby hands! [ laughter ] ^m00:43:26 >> Oh my goodness, wow. On that note... thank you all very much for listening, and for sticking with the ever changing line ups. Thank you Lindsey and Benito for joining today. >> Oh it's so fun! >> And I hope Molly, I hope you're feeling better and Jason I hope you're getting that thing with the video card worked out. Sounds kind of nasty. Have a good weekend! If you want, email us. Gadgettes at CNET.com if you want to go check out our show notes and other wondrous items at Gadgettes.CNET.com. And yeah, have a lovely, lovely spring weekend everyone. Bye-bye. >> Bye! >> Bye! ^m00:44:08 [ music ]

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