Digital Punch vLog – Episode 21

July 23, 2007

Digital Punch – Episode_21 – Show Summary
Hello boys and girls, welcome to Digital Punch, I’m your host Benjamin Nelson coming to you from dowtown Chicago. In this episode we’re talk about a new game from the folks at Guitar Hero, a new way to charge your electronic devices and talk a little Transformers.
For those who have ever sang with a hairbrush in front of a mirror, turned your steering wheel into a drum kit, or ripped massive guitar solos with a broom -its time to join the millions already crushing riffs in the open with Guitar Hero 2.This sequel offers a brand-new and expanded track list of more than 55 songs, a larger selection of venues and new play modes. Play from “hair metal”, heavy metal, modern rock and alternative rock.But wait, it gets better. Scheduled for a holiday release is Rock Band – which will mix the guitar from Guitar Hero 2 with a base guitar, a drum kit, and a mic. Rock Band will allow players to jam together in person or online to songs performed by the original artists – courtesy of help from MTV.Bands already signed up include Allman Brothers, Joan Jett, Kansas, Nirvana and Wolfmother.For those about to rock – we salute you. If you are looking for Guitar Hero in a store near you, check out and type Guitar Here 2 into orange search box. Rock on.Ever have this happen? You get home at the end of a long day, pull out your phone, your mp3 player, your Nintendo DS, your laptop, your portable GPS unit, and your PDA, and throw them down on your desk.Then you hunt through your power adapters to find the right ones, untangle the wires, and spend ten minutes trying to find enough available outlets to plug them into. Well fear not! Those days are over! . . . Almost.Last month scientists in the US announced that they are able to send electromagnetic waves from a copper antenna that could power or recharge almost any small device within range, provided they have an antenna tuned into the correct frequency. Now, people have done work on wireless electricity before — most noticeably with Splashpower, a pad that can recharge compatible devices just by placing them on it — but this new system could be integrated into a home to allow uninterrupted power wherever you leave your portable devices laying around. Very cool and very convenient.Unfortunately however, they have decided to name it “Witricity.” [cringe]Transformers the Movie has been a huge success largely due to its star Optimus Prime and not since John Travolta has a celebrity enjoyed such a revival. But where has Optimus Prime been since his last movie success in 1986? Here at Digital Punch we took an in depth look at the stars long journey back to the top.Every week here on Digital Punch we try to devote time to you the viewer. Send us a question, comment or suggestion, and we’ll do our best to put them in the next show. Check out the video for comments and questions from guitaristablaze, HisRoyalDudeliness, Flanny and Marsha Loftis.If you’d like to be a guest host on our show, just send an email to with “Digital Punch Co-Host” in the subject line.Well, that’ll do it for this episode of Digital Punch. Thanks to Chris Quinn, Doug Werder, Vince Portacci, Cene Ketchem and anyone else that helped with this episode. As always you can find us at where we have a summary of each show and links of the products and stories we reviewed that week.Alright, that’ll do it. See ya next week, I’m punchin’ out.Thanks!-Digital Punch | Digg | Furl | ma.gnolia


Digital Punch vLog – Episode 10

January 9, 2007

Note: If you are having issues trying to watch this QuickTime video, try our flash-based playerDigital Punch – Episode_10 – Show Summary:

Hello Boys and Girls, ready for the wackiest episode of Digital Punch ever? Well, in episode #10 (yes, we are now in double digits!) of Digital Punch TV, the vlog that features breaking tech news, cool product reviews and random fun, we bring you the top 10 crazy USB devices. You won’t believe the things you can plug into your computer.

  1. USB Mini Desktop Aquarium
  2. USB Mug Warmer
  3. USB Butt (chair) Cooler
  4. USB Hamster Wheel
  5. USB Flower Pot Speaker
  6. USB Heated Slippers
  7. USB Heated Gloves
  8. USB Thumb Drive (literally)
  9. USB Fundue
  10. USB Duck-Shaped Vacuum Cleaner

We also visit, the online instant message service (Thanks Nikko @ for suggesting the story). With Meebo you can instant message using your buddy list from anywhere. No installs, no software needed, and it’s free!

Are you ready for 3 stupid jokes? I hope so. They are stupid, but I bet they’ll make you laugh. If not, leave us your stupid joke in the comments section below.

Last week we asked our viewers (you!) to send us their New Years resolutions, so in this episode we read the best of the best. Do you have a New Years resolution? Have your already broken one? Leave a comment and let us know.

And finally, we introduced our first Digital Punch guest co-host. Her name is Annalise Nelson-Balock and she is from Lyons, IL. Also to make good on a promise made during the episode, make sure you check out the band Beard (Annalise did a shout-out during the show). Would you like to be our next guest co-host? Then send us an email with “Digital Punch Co-Host” in the subject line. We’ll take it from there.

Thanks!-Digital Punch TV | Digg | Furl | ma.gnolia

Digital Punch vLog – Episode 09

January 3, 2007

Digital Punch – Episode_09 – Show Summary:

In this 9th episode of Digital Punch TV, the vlog that features breaking tech news, cool product reviews and random fun, we introduce the Solio Hybrid Solar Charger. It’s the charger that needs no wall to plug into and can charge almost every type of electronics you own, including fish finders (I know you really were worried about that).

We also asked for you to send us your New Year’s resolutions. We will read the best of them on-air during the next show. Promise.

To celebrate “You” being named Time Magazine’s Person of the Year, we had our first in-studio interview with… you. This is a must watch interview, trust us. (Also you might want to watch this interesting video with the founders of YouTube in the garage where it all started. Talk about humble beginnings to multi-billionaires!)Would you like to appear in an episode of Digital Punch? Well, you can! If you can make it downtown Chicago on a Friday afternoon, then you are eligible. Just send an email to with “Digital Punch Co-Host” in the subject line. As we usually do, we devoted time to your questions, comments and feedback. We value your feedback so please e-mail us, leave a comment/question or subscribe to our show!Thanks!-Digital Punch | Digg | Furl | ma.gnolia