MIAMI , Aug. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- When temperatures soar, kids and crittersaren't the only things not to leave in a parked car. The battery in your cellphone, iPod, or iPhone could explode, or ooze.
And "the temperature in a locked car can fry microcircuits" that powerPDAs like Blackberry and Treo, warns Consumer Electronics answer-man DaveGraveline .
Graveline fields questions about gadgets and gizmos on his weekend radioshow "Into Tomorrow" on over 100 stations across the USA and on XM SatelliteRadio.
"One caller told me she burned her ear when she went to use a phone sheleft in the car." Other callers report DVDs and music CDs melting.
"Excessive heat and direct sunlight can cook digital cameras, flashdrives, almost anything electronic," he cautions. "Even GPS units intended tobe dashboard mounted should be stashed in the glove compartment."
A former police officer, Graveline offers two more warnings:
"You're inviting a smashed window if you leave anything valuable in plainsight in a parking lot. With all the recent news coverage of iPhone's launchand other upscale devices, why tempt a rip-off?"
And "because your wireless phone is a personal safety device, you shouldalways have it with you."
For further information: http://www.graveline.com
About Into Tomorrow with Dave Graveline: Weekend radio show coveringConsumer Electronics industry, since 1996. Heard nationwide and on XMSatellite Radio, around the world on Armed Forces Radio, and online on-demandat www.graveline.com. Originates in Miami , syndicated by Advanced RadioNetwork (305-824-9000).
Previously, host Dave Graveline appeared on several Miami radio and TVstations. For 8 years, he served as a Miami-Dade (FL) police officer, and heis an FBI certified instructor.
Rob Almanza for Dave Graveline
Tel: 1-305-824-9000 or 1-786-525-6860
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