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    Thursday
    Jul272017

    The Giz Wiz Show 1633 for July 28st 2017, Our 116th Independent Production. 

    We're into our third year of Independent Production thanks to our wonderful Patreon supporters! 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. And 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.

    From CE Week last week to an event called Sweet Suite 17, a mid-year mini-look at new toys and electronic gadgets.

     

    Meet SoundMoovz - The Wearable Motion Activated Music Band

     

    SoundMoovz, by Cra-Z-Art, is a new motion-activated electronic device that plays cool music and special effect sounds as you move! Experience the excitement by moving, dancing and creating unique musical beats it is truly awesome! Its the next musical sensation of the new ageMuzic by Mooving! Device uses the latest Bluetooth technology, just simply power on for pairing, download the free app, choose over 400 sounds, and start the fun! SoundMoovz™ has a built in accelerometer, which sensors fast moves. The sensor sensitivity can be adjusted by the “sensitivity” barometer in the app. high sensitivity→sensitive to slight movements - low sensitivity→only sensitive to fast/big movements The product comes with two special bands that users wear to enable the device. SoundMoovz can also be connected to a speaker for a bigger sound. Different modes include Musical, Instrumental, Robot, Karate and more! Multiple users can enjoy. Two(2) CR2032 Batteries included. Ages 8+

     

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

     

    Company Website: www.cra-z-art.com

     

    See or hear this show: www.gizwiz.tv/episode/1633 Goes live 7/28/17-

    Thursday
    Jul272017

    You thought perhaps fidget spinners were on their way out? 

    Well it seems a lot of companies think fidget spinners are here for the long run. Well, not in the exact form we're used to seeing. Zing is betting their new Tumblstix will catch on and expand the fidget craze. Here's how the company puts it: Zing Introduces Tumblstix – a mesmerizing fidget toy that challenges you to balance and catch the cylinder smoothly during 360 degree rolls and 180 degree flicks, all whilst doing tricks. – To make it more interesting Tumblstix have LED's inside that are motion activated so they look great in the dark. The spokesperson in the video said they'd be able in two different colors and retails for about $7. 

    Giz Wiz Video: https://youtu.be/wqYcXjGeVR0

     

    Company Website: www.zing.toys

     

    See or hear this show: www.gizwiz.tv/episode/1633 Goes live 7/28/17

     

    But wait, there's more from Zing.

     

    StikBot Stop Motion Set

    Kids can learn how to create stop-motion masterpieces with Zing's StikBot Motion Sets. The kits come with small, movable stick figures, a set — a pirate ship, or a farm or a green screen — and a link to a free stop motion app. The StikBot characters feature movable legs and arms and suction cups at the ends. So pose them anyway you like, even hanging them from furniture, walls, etc. Then, using the StikBot app, and shooting one frame at a time, kids can make their own movies. Stikbot keeps adding to the series and now in addition to people, there is a line of StikBot animals. And now you can place them in one of the two new movie sets, a farm, or a pirate ship. These new kits will be along in the August, September 2017 time frame and will retail for under $20. 

    Giz Wiz Video: https://youtu.be/wqYcXjGeVR0  (Same link as Tumblstix above.)

    Company Website: https://stikbot.toys/

    See or hear this show: www.gizwiz.tv/episode/1633 Goes live 7/28/17- 

    Thursday
    Jul272017

    Two New Learning Toys From Thames & Kosmos.

    Here's the latest info from the company: 

    Remote-Control Machines: Construction Vehicles

     

    Build eight models of realistic heavy-duty construction vehicles and control them with a remote-control unit.  Build a bulldozer with a blade that can be raised and lowered, a backhoe with a digging bucket that can move inward and outward, and a dump truck with a dump bed that can be raised up to empty its contents. Make a mobile crane truck with a crane arm that moves up and down, a skid loader with a bucket that also moves up and down, and a road grader with a scraper blade that turns left and right. Assemble a forklift with a fork that can be raised and lowered and a concrete mixer truck with a mixing drum that rotates. A 64-page, full-color manual guides you through model building and lets kids discover how they can use physics to their advantage to move massive amounts of soil and rock. Investigate the concepts of force, torque, and simple machines with these working models. Under $100.

     

    Creative Cosmetics Lab

     

    Experience the beautiful side of biology and chemistry with this unique collection of experiments focusing on the science of skin care, body care, and beauty products. Mix raw materials to make colorful hot-pour glycerin soaps. Design fizzing bath bombs in fun molded shapes. Experiment with fragrance oil and dye. Make a sea salt body scrub to exfoliate, clean, and moisturize your skin. Make soap dough and bath jellies. Package your creations in professional cosmetic jars and label them with stickers to make gifts for your friends and family. Conduct real chemistry experiments with the included materials as well as common substances from your bathroom at home to learn about the chemical properties of soaps, oils, gels, lotions, and salts. Discover acids, bases, pH, and chemical reactions. Under $65.00

     

    Giz Wiz Video: https://youtu.be/7wwhyz1FN8M 

     

    Company Website: http://www.thamesandkosmos.com/

     

    See or hear this show: www.gizwiz.tv/episode/1633 Goes live 7/28/17-

    Thursday
    Jul272017

    Chad's Crappy Corner & His Final Gadget For His Theme For July, 2017

    Once Chad shows when his new gadget is I'll post it, so please check back.

    Thursday
    Jul272017

    Back to Dick's Gadget Warehouse & How To Submit Your Video & Get An Autographed MAD & 35 Year Old Alfred E. Neuman Picture.

    Dick's Gadget Warehouse.

    This week's viewer video arrived with this note from Scott Schramm:

    Hi Dick & Chad:

    Here is viewer video submission I made where I talk about a recent purchase from Radio Shack!

    Thanks! -Scott

    From The Giz Wiz: This video is interesting because I didn't even know Radio Shack was still putting out new gadgets, but the video also shows a very old Radio Shack gadget that Scott is still using.

    Scott's Video:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPyhSY9hBJo   

    See or hear this show: www.gizwiz.tv/episode/1633 Goes live 7/28/17-

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    We’re looking for more Viewer Videos! 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.-

    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 (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.-

    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!

    IMPORTANT: We'll just shower you with praise for your video if you live outside the US or Canada since we can't afford to send stuff outside of those two places. (Thanks for understanding.) 

    All show submissions go to mail@gizwiz.tv   

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    Letter of the week:

    Subject: Gadgets you didn't know you needed.

    http://www.shop.strikeability.com/product.sc?productId=85&categoryId=9

    Thought you might enjoy these crazy gadgets.... I couldn't pick a favorite between the take-your-fish-for-a-walk gadget or hair dryer powered by footsteps,...

    https://www.komando.com/happening-now/409564/bizarre-and-wacky-japanese-inventions-you-have-to-see-to-believe?utm_medium=nl&utm_source=notd&utm_content=2017-07-22-article-f

    So enjoy the Giz Wiz with you and Chad. Keep up the great work!

    Susie Minshew   --  
    From the Giz Wiz. And it looks like Susie is big bowling fan, teacher, website owner: