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    Wednesday
    Jul012015

    Giz Wiz Show #1525 for our week of July 2nd, 2015

    Recorded Thurs. June 25th, this is our 9th Independently Produced Giz Wiz Show.

    It's also our All Travel Gadget Show right before the start of the big 4th of July Weekend!

     

    Help for when you come home with more stuff than you left with!

     

    This is the Packable Travel Bag also from Travelon. When you travel you often return home with more stuff than you left with. This small 8.75 x 7 x 1.25 pouch is a help with those extra items you picked up on your trip. It's called the Packable Travel bag. It's small enough to stick in a suitcase or backpack, but it opens to a full size carry-on travel bag with large front zip pocket and 2 side zip pockets. The carry pouch actually folds in and becomes an interior pocket for more packing and storage. Adjustable shoulder strap too. Made of lightweight, water and stain resistant rip stop material. List price is $40.00 and it's available in lime, grey and black.

    http://www.travelonbags.com/packable-travel-bag-1430

     Giz Wiz Video: https://youtu.be/aeR7-C21qBA

     

     

    And then there's the Packable Backpack!

     

    When you get to your destination and you want to make a day trip, this travel gadget will come in very handy. It's the Travelon Packable Backpack, Style 42817, a pocket size accessory that opens to a full size backpack.  It folds into an internal pocket for easy storage and packing.  Made of water and stain resistant, lightweight ripstop, the backpack has 2 zipper compartments, 2 internal pockets in main compartment, 2 water bottle pockets and a media pocket with audio port.  Available in Black, Lime and Aqua.  MSRP is $35. The more info on the Packable Backpack is on the manufacturer's website: 

    http://www.travelonbags.com/

    Giz Wiz Video: (same as link right above)

    https://youtu.be/aeR7-C21qBA

     

    See or hear this showhttp://www.gizwiz.tv/episode/1525

    Wednesday
    Jul012015

    All Terrain Portable Chargers for those going on a 'rugged' vacation.

    MyCharge All-Terrain Portable Charger. If you're going camping or hiking or taking any other kind of outdoor vacation, you should know about this portable charger designed to go anywhere. The company, MyCharge, says their All-Terrain charger has a military grade exterior that is water, temperature, dirt and shockproof. It's available in two models ­ a 3000 mAh All-Terrain Plus and a 6000 mAh All-Terrain Max version. It features something the company calls Hyper-Charge, which say will charge your smartphone – including the new iPhone6 Plus - up to 30% faster than the Apple-supplied charger. The All Terrain Plus has a retail of $39.99 while the All-Terrain Max has an Retail of $59.99. The larger model features 2 built-in USB ports and a 2.4A output. The All Terrain+ is the perfect portable charger for tablets, smartphones or other USB devices. These two products are new and much more info is available at the company website: 

    Company website: http://shop.mycharge.com/search/?type=product&q=All+Terrain 

     

    Giz Wiz Video: https://youtu.be/fFYnfEe4Io4 

     

    See or hear this showhttp://www.gizwiz.tv/episode/1525

    Wednesday
    Jul012015

    A tablet+ travel bag with a lot of anti-theft features.

    Anti-Theft Urban E/W Tablet Messenger bag from Travelon. It features two roomy zip compartments, including a padded front compartment for an iPad or tablet. The rear compartment is fleece lined to protect other tech gadgets like smart phones from scratches. There's an interior organizer with RFID blocking card and passport slots. These help prevent thieves with scanners from obtaining info from credit cards and passports with embedded ID chips. There's a magnetic front flap close compartment and rear zip pocket for quick grab items. And finally, for added security, there's a theft-resistant adjustable strap and a tethered key clip with LED light. It's from Travelon and lists for $65.00. Since Travelon makes a wide variety of bags, this one is model 42936, available in black only.

    One of the newest travel bags is the 

    http://www.travelonbags.com/anti-theft/urban/anti-theft-urbanr-e-w-tablet-messenger

    Giz Wiz Video: https://youtu.be/wf6E3REgHWs 

    See or hear this showhttp://www.gizwiz.tv/episode/1525 

    Wednesday
    Jul012015

    Chad's Crappy Corner and a brand new theme for July, Travel Gadgets.

    Chad's traveling to London – actually he's already in London – so he shared two of his favorite travel gadgets. One is a sleep-mask and the other are earplugs. Here's some of what Amazon says about them.

    First, the sleep mask: You've found the BEST sleep mask on the market. A good night's sleep is finally GUARANTEED! Hundreds of thousands sold with a more than 99.99% customer approval rating! After extensive research, the inventor of SLEEP MASTER (an insomnia sufferer) couldn't find a sleep mask that combined the conditions necessary for deep sleep: light elimination and sound reduction. Traditional sleep masks didn't fit or last. They all had thin elastic straps that shift uncomfortably during sleep, fray apart quickly or simply snap off after only a few uses. Thus was born SLEEP MASTER utilizing a soft, cool satin fabric, that is comfortable, LIGHT WEIGHT AND BREATHABLE, FLEXIBLE, DURABLE, wide and easily connected in the back by Velcro. The ear area is padded for sound muffling. It stretches or constricts for the fit you desire. SLEEP MASTER is a simple, all-in-one, one-size-fits-all product, which ELIMINATES LIGHT and REDUCES SOUND, giving you a deep, refreshing sleep by shutting out the world in an immediate, intimate way. $26.00. Free Prime shipping. 

    http://www.amazon.com/Revolutionary-Patented-SLEEP-MASTER-Sleep/dp/B0015NZ6FK  

     

    And the earplugs:

     

    With a Noise Reduction Rating (NRR) of 33, Hearos Xtreme Protection ear plugs are perfect for blocking out unwanted or damaging noise. Hearos Xtreme Protection ear plugs are perfect for sleeping, studying, attending concerts, traveling and participating and enjoying motor sports like Nascar. 3 packs of 14 pairs of ear plugs (If I'm reading Amazon correctly.) A bit over $12 with free shipping if you're an Amazon Prime member.

     

    http://www.amazon.com/Hearos-Xtreme-Protection-14-Pair-Foam/dp/B001EPQ86A


    And Chad's take? Wow, Chad loves both these products. He said the sleep mask really blocks out light and is super comfortable. He's been using his for a long time and it wears very well. He likes the fabric and the way it feels, especially since it's nicely padded. Chad also likes the ear plugs. Instead of paying about $5 a pair at the airport, buy them in bulk at Amazon and pay less than a buck a pair. He said you can be a hero when you offer others nearby you on your flight their own pair of ear buds for the trip. Reviews for both are also very high on Amazon.

     

    See or hear this show: http://www.gizwiz.tv/episode/1525

    Wednesday
    Jul012015

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

    Our viewer video starts with this email:

    Hi Dick and Chad,

    Thanks for showing my video on the Toaster Tops. You mentioned that you really liked my toaster so I thought I’d make this video for you (https://youtu.be/SgHR7Vm0U6g) on the Breville BTA730XL. Just a small correction, the Frozen setting adds more heat to help defrost while the Bagel setting adds more heat to the inner heating elements so that the inside gets more toasted than the outside.

     

    Chad was wondering how I even found the Toaster Top and the answer is that I was looking for a fabric cover for this toaster, but because of the unusual dimensions I never found one. I stumbled across the Toaster Tops website and saw their paper templates which I printed and then cut out to see if they would fit.

     

    -Oscar from El Paso, still a proud Patreon supporter

     

    See or hear this show: http://www.gizwiz.tv/episode/1525

     

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    Letter of the week:

     

    Hi Chad and Dick!


    I just watched the episode (live) of the toaster top and y'all mentioned frying an egg on it and re-marketing. I hate to break the news to you, but an egg toaster is already a thing! 

     

    http://www.amazon.com/Back-Basics-TEM500-Muffin-2-Slice/dp/B000B18P96


    Perhaps it's a gadget you could feature in the future. 

     

    Love the show! Misty Currier