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    Giz Wiz Show #1520 May 28th , 2015. Our 4th Independently Produced Giz Wiz  Show!

    Don’t forget – to see our show live (Thursdays 4:30PM PDT / 7:30PM EDT) and hopefully join the live chatroom. It’s all at  (All Giz Wiz shows are there too, even when we’re not live.) If you wish to support us in our independent producing, just check on the Patreon link there. (Thank you!) And now to this week’s show!

    More unique and useful gadgets from the National Hardware Show 2015, Las Vegas.

    I see few people wearing safety eyewear when using power tools and even less using safety eyewear AND earplugs. Well there’s one new product that can provide both hearing protection & safety eyewear. It’s from ReadyMax and it’s called SoundShield. This product features retractable earplugs integrated within the temple pieces of safety glasses. They offer an anti-fog & scratch resistant lens. The company says their ANSI impact rated lenses absorb 99% of UV rays. As you’ll see in the video, they are available in many varieties including a model that fits over prescription glasses, a 2X magnification model, and more. Price is around $19.99 for most, $24.99 for a couple of the designer models. 

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    Also from ReadyMax, tools that feature a built-in high-intensity LED. It turns on with a touch of a button and shines through the jaws of a pliers or adjustable tool to stay focused on the work surface. No more fumbling for a flashlight or needing an extra pair of hands when working in tight, low-light conditions. The company says their sealed HubLight is waterproof, oil proof and chemical proof. You can easily replace the three standard #392 watch batteries and the high-intensity narrow beam LED is rated at 10,000 hours. Retail is about $25 for each of the 7 new LED tools. 

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    The BakPac Lock.

    The ABUS BakPac 3-Digit Combination Padlock is a mini-lock that pretty does what it says. It's designed to lock together the pull ends of zippers like those on many backpacks, small suitcases, etc. It's small, and while not a heavy-duty lock, it certainly should help deter someone from opening your bag while it's on your back or unattended. This 3-Digit resettable BakPac combination lock is available in black and five bright colors. The shackle opens by pushing on the lever at the side of the lock. The combination dials are on the opposite side of the shackle. Model 151/20. Although the folks in the video say $7, that might have been the wholesale price. It’s selling for $12.50 on Amazon and it’s Amazon Prime, so free shipping if you’re a prime member. 

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    ABUS 151/20 Black BakPac 3-Digit Combination Padlock, Black

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    Back To Dick's Gadget Warehouse & How To Submit Your Video To The Show.

    Our viewer video of the week started with this email:

    Subject: Titanium ITEMS you might enjoy

    Dick and Chad

    Not to long ago you were discussing items made of titanium. I thought I would send you a short video of my titanium money clip. These titanium money clips were manufactured by RMI Titanium of Niles OH.  

    They manufacture all types of products for the Space Industry and Aerospace Industry mainly.  This particular money clip  was manufactured on the occasion of Neil Armstrong visiting the plant around 1985. He was on the Board of Directors and these were handed out to dignitaries. I managed to snag one because I had done computer favors for one of the vice president's. Also many employees there would manufacture items (on the side) or I mean under the table.  

    I am including a picture of a pizza pan made of titanium; it was absolutely the best ever. It held the heat and stayed hot for quite a while. Unfortunately I was unable to take a picture of the titanium snow shovel. It also was fantastic because it was light and had a very sharp edge that cut the Ice. Because of the expense of titanium these products were never commercially produced.  

    Thank you Dick I enjoyed the show you will notice In the video I am wearing my giz wiz flashlight hat.  

    Mark Meszaros



    We’re looking for more Viewer Videos! We’d love to include your video in an upcoming Giz Wiz Show, so let’s go going! 

    You’ll get an autographed copy of MAD Magazine and a 35-year-old Alfred E. Neuman picture if we show your video, and who knows, maybe you’ll be discovered by a YouTube Talent Agent! 

    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.   

    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.  

    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.   

    My Favorite Gadget of All Time: 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.   

    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 a tiny amount of fame (hopefully), an autographed MAD magazine and a 35-year-old Alfred E. Neuman picture. So that's one more (so-so) reason to send in your video!   

    All show submissions go to (NOTICE! This is a new email address!) 

    Letter of the week:

    This email sounded just a little cucukoo to me, but I thought I'd share it to see what you think:

    My name is Y.Kimura from Japan. I would like to introduce our project, I think you may have interest.

    What I would like to introduce is our Cuckoo Watch which is wearable. It is the smallest sized cuckoo clock which never exist ever. Using Japanese latest toy technology. Now we can make the watch which has popping cuckoo out function . Now everybody have interest most on “apple I watch” but not IT high technology direction, but this is also good technology of mechanical .

    We are the company making unique watches , this time we started our project by indiegogo.

    Please visit the following,

    I hope you will have interest and expect your article......

    Many thanks, Y.Kimura


    Giz Wiz Show #1519 May 21st , 2015. Our 3rd Independently Produced Giz Wiz  Show!

    Our new video home is! If you wish to support our new independent venture, you can do it there too.

    And now more from the National Hardware Show.

    A Tool Box You Wear On Your Wrist!

    Leatherman is famous for things like pliers that actually contain many other tools. And they always come with a leather carrying case. At the National Hardware Show 2015, they introduced something new. And here’s how they describe it. “Anytime, anywhere. The functionality of a Leatherman tool, with you everywhere. Our engineers designed multiple tools in each 17-4 stainless steel bracelet link, making usable tools like Allen wrenches, screwdrivers and box wrenches available at a moment’s notice. Adjustable to ¼” to accommodate any wrist size and fully customizable with the links you need most, the Leatherman Tread is as stylish as it is functional.” And now back to me. The Tread is coming August, 2015. And as you’ll see in the video, it’s available in stainless and a specially diamond like black coated stainless for $150 and $200. Yep, almost the price of a smart watch. But wait, there’s more! A version of the Tread bracelet that will include a watch is said to be available in Fall 2015. It will be called the Leatherman Tread QM1 and feature a unique Leatherman-designed and Swiss-made timepiece. It’s said to feature a precision quartz movement, and a shock resistant sapphire crystal to ensure scratch resistance for heavy duty wear. The price for that was not announced. In case you’re dying to know, the Tread Tools include: Cutting Hook, Bottle Opener, Oxygen Tank Wrench, Carbide Glass Breaker, 1/4” Flat Screwdriver, 5/16" Screwdriver, 1/8" Flat Screwdriver, 8mm Box Wrench, 10mm Box Wrench, 1/4" Box Wrench, 3/8" Box Wrench, 3/32" Screwdriver, 3/16" Screwdriver, #1-2 Phillips, #1 Phillips, 3/32" Hex Drive, 1/8" Hex Drive, 3/16" Box Wrench, 1/4" Hex Drive, 3/16" Hex Drive, 5mm Hex Drive, 6mm Hex Drive, 4mm Hex Drive, 3mm Hex Drive, #2 Square Drive, #2 Phillips, 6mm Box Wrench and 1/4" Socket Drive. I don't think it comes with a leather case like most original Leatherman tools. 

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    A mini-tool kit you wear on your key chain.

    $150 to $200 too much to spend so you can carry tools around with you. Well for just about $6 you can carry 5 useful mini-tools with you.

    The DoohicKey SkullKey Tool is a simple, key-shaped tool that attaches to your key ring. This product features a file, a #2 flat-head screwdriver, a scoring point, a serrated edge, and a bottle opener. Made of durable stainless steel, the DoohicKey SkullKey Tool is travel and airport friendly. PRODUCT FEATURES: Key-sized multi-tool that easily attaches to an existing key ring Durable Stainless Steel construction A variety of useful tools in a compact, easy to use design Features the following tools: scoring point, bottle opener, file, serrated edge, and #2 flat head screwdriver Travel and airport friendly SkullKey-Size: 2.5" x 1.0" x 0.2" SkullKey-Weight: 0.73oz KMTSK-11-R3 , Nite Ize DoohicKey SkullKey Tool , multi tool , multitool , multi-tool , knife , screwdriver , key chain , key ring. And under $6 as of 5/16/15 on Amazon. They also make the same key without the skelteton design as seen in the photo at left. And Amazon Prime, so free shipping if you're a Prime Member. 

    Nite Ize DoohicKey SkullKey, Stainless

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