High-tech space heaters, car defrosters, and vacuums! – CityLine

The winter has arrived, and whether we live in a cold apartment, or work in an office where heating is no such thing, our friends at Future Shop and Canadian Tire have helped us bring some of the latest and greatest in heating technology.

As seen on CityLine on January 9th, 2012, here’s my segment on high-tech space heaters, car defrosters, and vacuums!

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Show Notes:


Dyson Hot Air Multiplier Heater, $449.99, Future Shop

  • Air Multiplier technology amplifies heat output to warm larger spaces, quickly, and at a further range
  • The intelligent thermostat lets you select your ideal temperature to the exact degree
  • Touch-tilt allows for pivoting on its own centre of gravity while tilting to direct heat exactly where you want
  • Tip-over automatic cut out
  • No visible heating elements -SAFE for KIDS
  • Includes remote control


Noma Parabolic Heater, $59.99, Canadian Tire

  • 2-heat setting: 400/800 W
  • 2-hrs. timer, safety tipover switch
  • These really work, and the parabolic aspect aims it out.



Car Warmer with DeFogger, $29.99, Canadian Tire

  • Peak car warmer with defogger is a 13A, 12V unit
  • 6′ power cord with 12V adapter to power car
  • Pop-out handle with ratcheted positions allows for easy directional defrosting


Programmable Car Warmer – $99.99, Canadian Tire

  • Peak programmable car warmer
  • Programmable feature allows user to set timer so that the car is warmed before the driver gets in
  • 24-hour programmable on/off


Dyson Handheld Vacuum – $169.99, Future Shop

  • As the winter progresses, the car gets dirty, kids spill food on the floors, and we can’t be bothered with lugging out the big vacuum.
  • This Dyson allows you to get power, easily clean your car, even in the winter. It’s CORDLESS!
  • Great for keeping in your garage, you can use it for a quick cleanup, and it’s great for in the house too!
  • Captures debris using Root Cyclone technology, not a bag or filter that needs replacing
  • Hygienic bin emptying; Just press the button to empty the dirt
  • Recharges up to three times faster than others
  • Dyson digital motor; More powerful and uses much less energy than conventional motors
  • Includes crevice tool, and wide debris nozzle that converts to a brush tool for dusting

Samsung Electronics America Announces Replacement CEO – TechnoBuffalo

Samsung Electronics America started off the day Tuesday with a little bit of a “power shuffle”.  Current Samsung Electronics America CEO C.S. Choi is passing the torch down to Yangkyu Kim to become the new CEO and president of its America division.  Choi is heading to Korea, where Samsung’s headquarters are located, and he’ll become a special advisor to CEO G.S. Choi.

Kim will be overseeing the operations in North America including U.S., Canada and Mexico. He has overseen operations in Samsung Electronics Philippines and France.   He has reportedly spent 24 years serving for Samsung and he was previously a senior vice-president and head of global sales and marketing for the Samsung Headquarters in the “Visual Display Business” department.

According to reports, given his previous experience in the market of HDTV’s, Samsung Electronics America will make him feel “right at home.”  Samsung continues to be a leader in selling televisions, Blu-Ray players, as well as other consumer and business electronics across North America.  Reports from CNET indicate that, “During the third-quarter of 2010, Samsung was able to lead all other vendors in the U.S. with a 19.3 percent market share. Vizio was behind with 17 percent market share. However, Samsung trailed Vizio in the LCD space, nabbing 17.7 percent share, compared to Vizio’s 19.9 percent market ownership. All told, Samsung shipped 1.8 million TVs to the U.S. during the third quarter.”

Repost from TechnoBuffalo.com