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    Friday
    Nov092018

    The Giz Wiz Show 1700, November 9th 2018 Independent Show #183 

    The Giz Wiz Show is far into it's 13th year of production, and the fourth year of Independent Production! (The very first 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. 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. Thanks from OMGchad & DickDe!)

    This week we check out three new, unique pet gadgets from The Time To Play Holiday Preview.

     

    Now you can carry your dog in comfort-on your back!

     

    K9 Sport Sacks says they are the #1 dog carrier backpacks in the world. I do know that they get rave reviews online and in posted videos. The model I'm going to get for Charlie (our rescue dog) is the K9 Sport Sack AIR PLUS. Here's info on some of the features of the Air Plus provided by the company: Detachable storage bag (14"x9"). Fully ventilated sides for maximum refreshing air flow. Padded back panel for increased comfort and cooling. Thicker, wider, pressure relieving shoulder straps for increased comfort. Safety D-ring for collar hook-up. Mesh dual side pockets for increased ventilation. Thick bottom rest pad to keep your dog comfortable. Light reflecting adjustable sternum strap. From The Giz Wiz: This is a great way to take your dog hiking, camping, or use it for any outdoor activity. There are models for dogs up to 40 pounds. This is also an ideal solution for folks with two dogs; a big one and a little one. The little guy probably tires quickly trying to keep up with his big dog buddy. Now he can travel in his K9 Sport Sack when he tires out. Depending on the size and the model, they range in price from about $70 to $95.00

     

    Giz Wiz Video: https://youtu.be/2VufmxvJb_s  

     

    Compay Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBP8K_FZ6k8

     

    Company website: http://www.k9sportsack.com/  

     

    See or hear this episode: www.gizwiz.tv/episode/1700 

    Friday
    Nov092018

    BRILLIANT PAD - WORLD'S FIRST SELF-CLEANING PUPPY PAD & DOG POTTY

    Designed to handle #1 and #2, the highly absorbent BrilliantPad soaks up liquids and dries out solids. It wraps and seals waste to keep your home clean and odor free. A built-in timer replaces pad automatically or you can refresh anytime at the touch of a button. I asked what happens if there's a puppy on the pad when the machine is set to automatic and the spokesperson said a sensor won't let the machine start until the pad is clear of your pet. Waste is sealed inside while outside remains dry and your hands stay clean. Biodegradable caps prevent leaks and foul odors. One long-lasting roll lets you enjoy your pet without the clean-up chore. The company says one roll = 27 regular wee pads. $149.99 (as on 11/5/18) Refills are $20 to $32 depending on the number you buy and if you subscribe to one of their refill plans.

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

     

    Company website: http://www.brilliantpad.com/

     

    See or hear this episode: www.gizwiz.tv/episode/1700

    Friday
    Nov092018

    Meet the Intellikatt - The challenging interactive bowl for cats

    The Intellikatt is not a regular cat feeding bowl. It makes your cat work his/her dexterity to get their food. The company says this has many benefits. It helps prevent bad behaviors, ensures a slower feeding time, helps develop your cat's intellect and more. With more than 500 configurations possible, it can be adapted to follow your cat's learning process. Begin with the easier starter bowl and gradually add to the level of difficulty by adding height and discs. Diner time for cats just got a lot more interesting! -- Unless of course they just ignore it and decide to order out.

    Giz Wiz Video: https://youtu.be/NpHC4nGd2WI  

     

    Company Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7KhTi2L1Tc  

     

    Company website http://www.beonebreed.com  

     

    See or hear this episode: www.gizwiz.tv/episode/1700 

    Friday
    Nov092018

    Chad 2nd gadget for his new 'crappy corner' theme for November.

    Chad polled our loyal Patreon members and asked them to vote on his 'cheap gadget theme' for November. And the winner was “Cheap Kitchen Gadgets”!

    Chad's second cheap kitchen gadget is the Butter Keeper. 

    Here's some info from Amazon: A silicone butter slicer - cutter - container - keeper with lid for storage measure butter to make bread, cakes, cookies. GREAT MEASURE TOOL: You won't know how you will live without this butter slicer; it will store and slice one stick of long thin butter quickly, the kind sold at your favorite specialty grocer. EASY TO CLEAN: The butter keeps are safe in dishwasher and fridge. NOTE: Please Notice the size of the butter container if it fits the size, lid covers butter during storage and doubles as a slicer. 

    And Chad's take: Watch this week's show to see how it faired as Chad tried it using butter, and margarine. It seemed to work pretty good with the margarine. A bit less handy with butter which stays harder unless it's really softened. And it was a bit messier with butter. It wasn't a disaster, but Chad thought he really wouldn't be using it. 

    It's available at Walmart for about $4. On Amazon, check prices carefully. One place has it listed for $22! Most places on Amazon list it for $7.99. The cheapest list I found on 11/7/18 was 2 for $9.98.

    This Amazon page has a selection of the Butter Keeper gadgets: https://amzn.to/2RIQ65g

    See or hear this episode: www.gizwiz.tv/episode/1700  

    Friday
    Nov092018

    Dick's Gadget Warehouse & How to Submit Your Viewer Video.

    Another video from a Giz Wiz fan, this time a first submission from Amy Green.

    Here's her email: 

    Hi. I don't know if you guys want this video but it has to do with what Chad talked about a while back.

    Feel free to ignore this if you don't want it. Thanks for the show, Amy

    (From Dick & Chad: Of course we want it. It's another great way to solve the problem of a countertop appliance having to be moved often in order to use it.)

    https://youtu.be/PQ7OJjCuIks

    See or hear this episode: www.gizwiz.tv/episode/1700 

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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:

    Buddy Yates here… again.

    Dick, I wanted to thank you, OMGChad, and the viewers for the very kind comments and questions concerning the crazy Warehouse video I made for the Giz Wiz show (gizwiz.tv). To answer all the questions would require a lot of typing so I made yet another video (sorry). This video has some production notes and explanation as well.

    https://youtu.be/aec7ZFijHoo

    I thought I would include a bit of material from Sunday when I carried the banner for my car club in the Palm Springs Pride Parade. Somebody had to do it.

    Hugs to you, Chad, and all the Wizzers out there.  -Buddy Yates