Life & Technology – 2GB 8th June 2024

G-mee Connect Pro 4G Smart – Review From A Senior 

We received a lovely review from a senior (and a quite tech savvy) listener who recently purchased our G-mee Connect Pro. Barry purchased the phone because of the 3g switch off, and wanted an unlocked and simple smart phone.  “I feel it’s geared towards older teens who need a phone that’s both safe and secure. No cameras mean no worries about sharing pics or videos. Moreover, it offers robust parental controls through a built-in app locker, empowering parents to manage various phone features. But it’s not just about safety. You can stream your favorite shows in HD+ and listen with Bluetooth headphones or the included earbuds. Furthermore, this phone serves as an ideal choice for seniors seeking a straightforward communication device. With its intuitive interface, seniors can easily stay in touch with family via phone calls or messaging apps. Plus, with the dual Nano SIM slot, you can easily switch between networks, perfect for when you’re traveling or just want to try out a new carrier.”

 Barry received a small discount on his purchase for agreeing to share his review. We thank Barry for sharing his thoughts on the handset – G-mee Connect Pro To ensure disclosure, this is the phone I created.  


Hobot S6 Pro robot window cleaner – for big jobs The Hobot S6 Pro robot window cleaner has the power of 600 times-a-minute dual reciprocating cleaning pads – far faster than good old elbow grease.

Hobot is a leader with its Legee robot vacuum/mop cleaners and Hobot window cleaners. It focuses on these two technologies and does them very well. 

We all hate washing windows – Hobot makes you hate this job less. 

Let’s start with a caveat or three because you need to have a reasonable expectation of what robot window cleaners (all brands) can and cannot do. 


Watch our video feature of S6 Pro too. 
Guests and Topics on the Show
We invited Dr. Stefan Peters Lead researcher from University of South Australia and shared their latest research on using AI to early detect bushfires. 

 A project funded by the SmartSat CRC and led by the University of South Australia (UniSA) has used cutting-edge onboard AI technology to develop an energy-efficient early fire smoke detection system for South Australia’s first cube satellite, Kanyini.

We recently reviewed a carbonated drink maker and it’s really amazing. Check out Breville In Fizz.  Lucy Martyn General Manager, Global Communications Breville joined us in the show this week and told us about the In Fizz technology.  The Breville InFizz Fusion is a carbonated drink maker supporting the trend of making more homemade foods and having control over what you drink. Carbonated water is not new. Swiss man Jacob Schweppes commercialised it in 1786. The process is the same – injecting carbon dioxide (C02) into water. The earliest products were soda siphons, particularly useful for adding soda to spirits.  
Read the full review. 

During the show we discussed the cost of gas bottles. To purchase a new one its $35 and to refill one you already have its about $18. More details are in the review. 
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