A roundup of new products and services
Loud and Clear
The sun is shining. The flowers are in bloom. The birds are singing. The only problem is that you can't hear the birds from your lounge chair on the porch or from the kitchen table where you're having your morning coffee. For lovers of birds and their songs, County Line Limited has created the WingSong Colonial-style bird feeder, which features a patented wireless microphone-transmitter that allows one to hear the songs of every bird that comes to feed. The unobtrusive microphone-transmitter, which runs on four C-cell batteries, is attached to the roof of the feeder. It transmits the songs to a small speaker, which can be up to 100 feet away from the feeder. The WindSong bird feeder retails for about $100. Call (800) 692-2656 for the name of a convenient retailer or a catalog company.
Wee Talk's latest invention -- Hot Talk! Talking BBQ Spatula -- will definitely be a conversation piece at your next barbecue. By pushing the "chef" button on the spatula handle, you'll hear: "Mmmmm! Smells real juicy -- now we're cooking!" or "Well, hello, honey -- how about toasting your buns?" or "Hey, it's getting hot on here! Flip me, flip me!" The spatula, which operates on four 1.5 volt batteries, is available for $14.95 plus shipping by calling (800) 422-8810.