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August 20, 2009

Some more responses to yesterday's Q of the Day

AsSeenOnTV.jpg Yesterday's Question of the Day was: Have you bought a gadget that had the distinction of being an "As Seen On TV" product?

Of course, we got a bunch of comments in the post. Apparently, I'm not the only one buying this stuff!

And, I learned this morning, there's an entire Website dedicated to pitching "As Seen on TV" products. The site is called, of course: www.asseenontv.com

Yes, I have been living in a cave. Truthfully, I hardly ever watch TV anymore. We don't have cable and with the digital transition, the five channels I used to get are now down to three. For my entertainment fix, I either use Netflix, my iPhone, or my laptop hooked up to my TV for Internet video-watching.

Anyhow, below's a recap of some spirited responses we received via Twitter for yesterday's Q of the Day:

* @petela 2 words: rolling ruler.

* @lifestylecopy Guilty. I have the ShamWow. Oh, the shame!

* @Katie_Blaha 2 words-Bump. It.

* @grlittle I have the Snuggie and the SteamBuddy. I like ASOT gadget

* @Just_Ericka I have the "Ped-Egg"

* @OneFineJay Do those spikey blue dryer balls count?

Thanks to all who responded! Keep 'em coming!


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Posted by Gus Sentementes at 8:50 AM | | Comments (0)
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August 19, 2009

Today's Question of the Day: "As Seen on TV" products


I was at a drug store this week when I happened to peruse the little digital/tech section it had. As one who is easily distracted by silvery tech objects, my eye caught the Silver Sonic XL personal sound amplifier: basically a hearing aid disguised as a Bluetooth earpiece.

It, of course, had the little red "As Seen on TV" label on the packaging. And it only cost 15 bucks. I figured, eh, why not? Maybe I could use it to listen in on street corner drug deals or something. Clearly, I was not thinking rationally when I decided I had to have it.

The truth: it's a little glitchy. Plus, I've always felt silly wearing something like this on my ear.

That said, my experience here got me thinking about what would turn into today's question of the day: Have you ever bought an "As Seen on TV" product or electronic gadget? If so, which one? And what was your experience with it?

Drop a note here or submit a link to a video response either here or at www.youtube.com/balttechgus.


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Posted by Gus Sentementes at 12:17 PM | | Comments (6)
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August 17, 2009

Q Of The Day

The old post from Craigslist -- where a person from Baltimore was seeking a "personal texting assistant" -- inspired me to pose a question about best practices with your mobile devices.

I'm looking for one or two tips that you follow to control your cellphone Tweeting, Facebooking, texting and emailing and Web-surfing -- before it starts to control you! What ground rules do you set for yourself?

Leave a comment below, or better yet: upload your own little video clip to my new Youtube channel, www.Youtube.com/BaltTechGus


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Posted by Gus Sentementes at 12:35 PM | | Comments (1)
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Gus G. Sentementes (@gussent on Twitter) has been writing for The Baltimore Sun since 2000. He's covered real estate, business, prisons, and suburban and Baltimore City crime and cops. He was one of the first reporters at The Sun to use multimedia tools and Web applications -- a video camera, an iPhone -- to cover breaking news. He hopes to cover Maryland geeks and the gadgets and Web sites they build, and learn -- and share -- something new every day.

Gus has a wife, a young daughter and two feuding cats. They live in Northeast Baltimore.
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