Life & Technology – 2GB 20th April 2024

Planes and power banks – FAA/TSA rules enforced

After being asked about what Power Banks may be on my person while checking in to a Qantas flight, I thought it was prudent to remind everyone the rules of carriage for batteries on planes. Planes and power banks – the rules are now enforced and I dont want to see anyone lose their Powerbank at Check In. 

Following a number of fires no planes will allow batteries outside these rules (Check all these incidents! – more than 60 Lithium-ion fires on US airlines alone in 2022, over 80 in 2023 and over 30 so far in 2024) from phones, laptops, power banks, and now Vapes. Some incidents were extremely serious as passengers put these in the cargo as luggage!

So, you have been warned, Read more..

You can bring these instead. 

Belkin BoostCharge

Anker Powerbank

More Robots For The Home – Robot Window Cleaner

Have you ever wished cleaning the windows was easier? There are lots of new robots arriving on the market to help, one new example is from Robot My Life. They have a newly designed window robot that uses powerful technology to make glass care a breeze. 

You might have heard i installed a new pool last year, and the glass fence is going to get the window cleaning treatment. Robot My Life are sending one to me to test and I’ll report back on results!

The S6 Pro scrubs glass 600 times a minute with its dual reciprocating pads to dislodge dust and grime from glass. Combined with its powerful water jets, build up on your glass is eliminated with a streak free finish. Check the details beloiw and we will 

Check out the Hobot S6 Pro here and the offer they are doing for listeners.  

Guests and Topics on the Show
 Mother’s day is just around the corner and we wanted to give you some ideas on what gifts you can get ahead of time. Mitchell Whitaker, Director from Harvey Norman Newcastle joins us this week to share some great finds.  Mitch’s number one suggestion for Mothers Day this year is a digital photo frame from Jackson Frameo. Check out their range here
Some of you noted i am clearly not a Caravan owner, but I know many of you are. So for Caravanners, you can now elevate your towing experiences with the debut of the world’s inaugural CarPlay and Android Auto Integration for electric brake controllers. Elecbrakes, an Australian-owned electronic brake controller, has unveiled a groundbreaking software update that ensures its brakes are fully synchronized with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto platforms.

This pioneering innovation fosters flawless integration between the Elecbrakes controller and a vehicle’s infotainment system, empowering users to effortlessly manage and oversee their trailer’s braking system directly from their car’s dashboard. We invited Craig de Leon, Founder and CEO from Elecbrakes to discuss this innovation. 

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