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    The Giz Wiz Show 1679, June 15th 2018 Independent Show #162

    The Giz Wiz Show recently started it's13th year or production, and it's fourth year of Independent Production! (The first show was February 20th, 2006.) That's thanks to our wonderful Patreon supporters! 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: 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. (As we can say honestly “asking for more Patreon supporters is not to make money”, it helps us lose less money doing The Giz Wiz. Thanks!)

    And now onto the show with is the best gadget we found so far in 2018!


    A few weeks ago Chad found the Wyze Cam, an HD WiFi camera that cost $20!! It was amazing. Now the same company introduces Wyze Cam Pan, a 1080p HD pan & tilt smart home camera! You won't miss much viewing this camera output on your smartphone screen. With its 110 degree/sec rotation speed, 360 degree horizontal range, and 93 degree vertical range, Wyze Cam Pan says it delivers 360 degree coverage in under 3 seconds. Turn on pan scan to automatically patrol a room based on up to 4 custom way points, and motion tracking to automatically track and follow motion that occurs within the camera’s field of view. There's enhanced night vision that uses 6 infrared LED's and distinguishes 18 steps of gray. Other features include motion and sound detection with alert notifications and free rolling 14-day cloud storage of alert videos, 2-way audio, and a microSD card slot for continuous recording and time lapse. Use the wyze app (iOS and Android) to manage and share multiple cameras. I share my camera with Chad on this show and you'll see the amazing results. It's $30 + $7.99 shipping at the company website, or $37.98 on Amazon which includes' free' shipping from Wyze, but not Prime shipping.


    Amazon link:


    Wyze Cam Video Intro:  


    Company website:  


    See or hear this episode:


    Smart Swab. We thought it's a dumb way to waste $10.

    Smart Swab. Here's some of the product description on Amazon: Too much wax in your ears can cause discomfort, impair hearing and cause infections. Cotton swabs and other ear cleaning solutions can be both painful and dangerous! Now, there’s a better way! The Smart Swab is a new and innovative ear cleaner. It is a patented ear wax removal tool which allows you to clean your ears safely and comfortably. You simply insert the flexible tip into the ear canal and twist the handle in the direction of the arrow. The tip is designed to capture excessive wax easily and prevent earwax buildup in the ear canal. After cleaning your ears, you can simply dispose the silicone tip and replace it with a new one.

    And The Giz Wiz take: What a waste of money! They did nothing for me and the reviews are awful! Watch this week's show for more info.


    As seen on TV commercial:


    Giz Wiz Video:  


    Amazon: $9.99 link - but 70% of the reviews are 1 star!


    See or hear this episode:  


    Cheap way to protect shoes in wet weather.

    When it's raining out I hate to wear something rubbers or galoshes over my sneakers to the gym. So I checked Amazon and discovered (long name coming): Disposable Non Slip Shoe Cover Booties | Extra Thick, Water Resistant Polypropylene Shoe Guards | Indoor-Outdoor Shoe Protectors. The company says: “They're made of resilient polypropylene with non-slip tread, they're ideal for environments where spills and debris make surfaces slick and hazardous. Watch my video to see these shoe, or in my case, these sneaker protectors work. They're 1-size-fits-most, stretching over men's shoes to size 11 and women's shoes to size 13. I wear size 10.5 and I think they could stretch to include a size 11 shoe, but nothing bigger than that. The 100-count box I bought gives you 50 pairs of booties. I think they're sturdy enough to be reusable once or twice depending on how you used them. The ones I used in the video, I wouldn't reuse and you'll see why in the video. All-in-all I like these and will use them to protect my sneakers in the rain - for short trips. $16.95 / box of 100. Amazon says that's about 36 cents a pair.

    Giz Wiz Video: 


    Amazon link:  


    I also bought these because they're darker and not so noticeable over shoes, but they're really thin and not waterproof, so not good for outdoors at all. 


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    Chad's Crappy Corner & His Second Gadget For His New June Theme! 

    Chad polled our loyal Patreon members and asked them to vote on his cheap theme for June. Their choice was “Cheap Summer Fun” gadgets! Chad's second Cheap Summer Fun gadget is Washable Roller Sidewalk Paint.

    Paint the Town, or Just The Front Stoop, or Driveway or ?


    Chad bought the 3 pack Multicolor - Pink, Purple, Green Powder set. You just add water to these three unique paint bottles, then shake and squeeze. The company says: “In seconds watch this cool sidewalk paint go from powder to paint pizazz on the foam roller for ultimate outdoor painting fun! You buy, Yoobi gives - For every Yoobi item you purchase, a Yoobi item will be donated to a classroom in need, right here in the U.S.” $8.99


    And Chad's take? Chad like this gadget. As you'll see in the video Chad got the knack of using it correctly in just a few tries. And Chad liked the assortment of 10 reusable stencils he bought. A full 10 park for under $5! Great summer fun for kids and fun-loving adults. When you're done and want to wash away your work,  just hose the surface and your designs disappear.


    The Multicolor Washable Roller Sidewalk Paint Kit is here:



    Chalk Stencils 10 pack kit:  



    Some Yoobi items are all available at Target Stores.


    See or hear this episode:   


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

    Our viewer video is about a great gadget I didn't know existed. I will be buying one just to have around the boat and apartment. The video arrived with this email from Rachel Ziese:

    Hey guys, 


    Here's my gadget video! It's for the Ivation Portable Outdoor shower. I apologize if my voice sounds a little weird. I have a cold but I wanted to get this submitted.


    Rachel's YouTube Video:




    It's here on Amazon: 


    Rachel Ziese


    Giz Wiz adds: I might buy this one because it can run constantly via USB:



    See or hear this episode:  




    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 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




    Letter of the week:


    Hey Dick & Chad


    This company needs to make kids dress up clothing. As a parent, it would be great to dress up our kids with clothing, made of this material, & not have to worry about the kids messing up there attire @ the function you are taking them to, like a wedding, graduation etc..... , I am sure all parents would agree, imagine, you child drops food on there Sundays best, & all u have to do is go to the rest room, Or find a hose, if it’s outdoors, & rinse them offffff. Awesome