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    Friday
    Feb152019

    Giz Wiz Show 1714 February 15, 2019 Independent Show #196 

    This month, The Giz Wiz Show starts it's 13th year of production, and the fifth year of Independent Production! (The very first Giz Wiz show was February 20th, 2006.) Thanks to our wonderful Patreon supporters we continue on! If it wasn't for them, the Giz Wiz Show would be gone. If you'd like to support OMGchad & DickDe in our independent venture (we pay for everything ourselves, including travel) just click the Patreon link at the top of our show web page: http://www.gizwiz.tv. You can also contribute just once via the PayPal link that's there too. Thank you for doing that! Our show wouldn't exist without our viewer's support, but a bit more support would be a big help. Thanks from OMGchad & DickDe!

    We start the show with a demo of the new free Logitech CAPTURE software, ideal for web creators.

     

    Lots of people wish they could use more than one camera on Skype (and some other programs). Surprise! Logitech has introduced (in December 2018) a new application to simplify video content creation. It's called Logitech Capture. This great new software works with the Logitech C920, C922 and BRIO 4K Pro webcams. Logitech says: Creators can take advantage of transitions, filters and other effects and share their videos on the most popular social sites like YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and more. With Logitech Capture, you can record from multiple sources, meaning you can record from two webcams simultaneously or combine screen recording with your webcam feed. In my video you'll get to see how I was able to use CAPTURE. There's a lot more info on the Logitech website. Oh, one other important thing. CAPTURE is free, but only runs on Windows 7 and above.

     

    Giz Wiz Video: https://youtu.be/ikLqc4O4_Pg

     

    Website: https://www.logitech.com/en-us/product/capture

     

    See or hear this show: www.gizwiz.tv/episode/1714

    Friday
    Feb152019

    HP Introduces A Truly High End 65" Monitor

    In this week's Chad shows us his video of the HP the OMEN X Emperium 65. I wasn't there with Chad, but I found some info on this incredible monitor on the company website. And Chad tells a lot about the top-notch features in this ultimate visual experience in this week's show. It features VESA Certified Display HDR 1000 and 384 zones of full direct-array backlight. Powered by NVIDIA G-SYNC HDR technology, the OMEN X Emperium 65 gives you everything you want in a gaming experience—incredibly smooth, tear-free visuals with blazing-fast refresh rates up to 144Hz. Also has built-in NVIDIA SHIELD streaming technology. The OMEN X Emperium Soundbar offers high-grade speakers and 3 stereo amps. at 120 watts. And now something else that's way up there, the price. My guess was $2999.99. I wasn't even close. It's $4999.99, but it's an amazing piece of equipment. It will available toward the end of February, 2019.

    Company website & video: http://www8.hp.com/us/en/displays-accessories/gaming/omen-x-emperium.html

     

    See or hear this show: www.gizwiz.tv/episode/1714

    Friday
    Feb152019

    Meet The Test Card - Immediate Test Results At Home Via A Smart Phone App.

    TestCard is a medtech enterprise that has created a ‘Postcard’ with an embedded, pull-out urine test. An accompanying mobile app provides an immediate result. The company says that their Camera Analysis combines the accuracy of medical lab tests with the latest in mobile technology. The user simply applies urine to the pull-out strip (applicator) embedded in the postcard and, using the TestCard app, holds their mobile device above the TestCard enabling the app to deliver an immediate result. They add that medical jargon can often be confusing and can cause further patient anxiety. That's why TestCard delivers a clear interpretation of results in language that's easily understood. Given the natural tendency of the patient/consumer to delay health monitoring and screening through conventional doctor visits, TestCard fills a growing gap in the healthcare market. The price under $3.99 for 3 tests on one Test Card. Coming summer 2019, but you can sign up now online to be notified.  

    Giz Wiz Video: https://youtu.be/vKgaAnKCBpc

     

    Company video: https://vimeo.com/316074337

     

    Company website: www.testcard.com

     

    See or hear this show: www.gizwiz.tv/episode/1714

    Friday
    Feb152019

    Chad's Crappy Corner & Another Gadget For His February Theme!

    Our loyal Patreons voted and they picked “Cheap Garage Gadgets” as Chad's Theme for February. Chad's second garage gadget are reusable cable management tools.

    On this week's show you'll see Chad with cable management tools from two different companies, both of which, he found at Home Depot. This is a great and inexpensive way to organize almost any sort of cable, wire, hose, etc. Chad bought the MegaCuff for larger items like hoses, ropes, cables, even sports and boating equipment, etc. Then he bought some smaller cable management devices from a different company, Cable Cuff PRO. They all seem to be constructed with Polycarbonate polymers and with a bit of Stainless Steel. None were higher in price than $3.98 on Home Depot.

     

    And Chad's Take? Chad like the Cable Cuff Pro line better because they incorporate a hanging clip/carabiner. They also feature a Push Button and hinge. The company says their clip has self-aligning teethed jaws that automatically hold multiple open positions. And Chad found the Cable Cuff Pros were easier to use. Be sure to watch this week's show to watch Chad demostrate how they work and why he prefers one brand over the other.

     

    Here's a link to those from Home Depot: https://www.homedepot.com/p/Cable-Cuff-MEGA-Cuff-made-from-high-impact-ABS-and-Stainless-Steel-MX-0803/202364196

     

    Plenty of them on Amazon too: https://amzn.to/2EcNoRk 

     

    See or hear this show: www.gizwiz.tv/episode/1714  

    Friday
    Feb152019

    Dick's Gadget Warehouse & How to Submit Your Viewer Video On Any Gadget!

    This week's viewer video if from our long time contributors Mo Torres.

    Before you watch the show or read on, can you guess what his new gadget is? There's a photo of it on the right. 

    Hey guys

     

    Look @ my new shoe gadget

     

    Hope u like. Love the show

     

    YouTube: https://youtu.be/iHRrM5gCdd0

     

    Zerodis Magnetic Shoelaces Shoe Lace Shoe Closure Sneaker No Tie Buckles Kids Adults

     

    Since we recorded this show I found a lower price on magnetic shoelaces, $3.99, but they're  not branded.

     

    They are here: https://amzn.to/2DJkiry  

     

    On the show you'll see the chatroom found them around $2.00 on AliExpress, but that usually takes 4 to 6 weeks to arrive.

     

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    We’d love to include your video in an upcoming Giz Wiz Show, so here's what we're looking for! Your home shot video – 2 to 3 minutes long, in any of the following categories:

    I bought a piece of crap: Did you buy something you ended up hating? We won't get you a refund, but we might be able to give a platform to vent your disappointment. Remember, "family friendly" language applies.

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    I invented this! Did you invent something? (Or did a friend or relative invent something.) We can't market it for you, but we can help get the word out. Show us what it is, and how it works. Even if it's a prototype, you can get our (and the audience) reactions. No professional ads please.

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    My Gadget Warehouse: Okay, so you don't have a warehouse. It doesn't matter. Just tell us about your favorite old gadget(s). When and where you bought it, and why you're still hanging on to it.

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    My Favorite Gadget (favorite old, or favorite new): Show us what it is, tell us what it does and why you love, or loved it! It can be a new gadget you just bought too.

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    Post them on YouTube and send us the link! We'll do the rest. (Or possibly nothing, but that's unlikely.) Remember, videos should be just 2 to 3 minutes long! Low production value is fine, but we should be able to hear you and see you! If we select and show your video on The Giz Wiz you’ll earn a tiny amount of fame (hopefully). And if you live in the US, you'll also get an autographed 35-year-old Alfred E. Neuman picture and a MAD surprise (most likely the current issue of MAD.) But no matter where you live, I canemail an autographed to you Alfred E. Neuman photo if we show your video. Just print it out, frame it, or just hang it up and no one will know it's a copy. We've tested it out and fans say they look terrific!

     

    All show submissions go to mail@gizwiz.tv

     

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    Letter of the week:

     

    Chad, I have a product that I think you should review. Just bought one for my wife that we have not had a chance to try but I have several friends who have one and love it. It’s called Hotlogic. Think of it as a miniature crock pot for your office. You place a frozen meal in it in the morning. Plug it in when you get to work and a hot lunch is waiting for you a couple hours later! There is even an option dc plug for your car.

     

    HotLogic Mini Personal Portable Oven, Black

     

    https://amzn.to/2TQDPwS  

     

    Love the show. John Susco