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    Wednesday
    Apr152015

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

    Back to Dick’s Gadget Warehouse

    If you can’t throw out your old computers, you probably have one that still features a floppy drive. And if you still use that computer, there’s an excellent chance you don’t use the built in floppy drive. Well in this week’s viewer video you can learn how to convert that floppy drive space into something you most likely will use – a 10 port USB hub! Details in James’ video. Here’s his email:

    From: Mr. Gecko

    Subject: Favorite Gadget Submission 

    Sedna 10 port internal usb hub. 

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA1JM0FD2367

    I was able to snatch this for $26 on NewEgg as one of their deals and I say it’s worth every penny. My review is on YouTube below.  (As of 4/15/15, it was $33.90 on New Egg, but just $23.90 at the Amazon link below.)

    Sedna 10 Port USB 2.0 Internal Hub (Floppy bay)  

    James' Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4i3BSdTsnpw 

    Hope to see this on the show!

    James Coleman 

    See or hear this show: www.twit.tv/giz1514

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    Get an autographed copy of  MAD Magazine and a 35 year old Alfred E. Neuman picture, plus a piece of crap from the TwiT Brickhouse if we show your video. Don’t you think you should make a video for us too? Details below. 

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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 let’s go going!  

    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 our producer, Jeff Needles, 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 will now be awarded with some sort of prize. You’ll get an autographed MAD magazine and some piece of crap. So that's one more (so-so) reason to send in your video!   

    All show submissions go to gizwiz@twit.tv    

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    Letter of the week:

    David Eckard
    Subject: Titanium Bottle Opener 

    The Giz Wiz has always liked stuff made out of Titanium.  This one though, looks like it would hurt your finger if the lid is on tight enough.  The Spork is actually HIGHLY useful and appropriate for hikers where you treat ounces like pounds.  Oh, and why do we symbolize ounce, oz?  How does unce turn into a z? dse 

    From the Giz Wiz: Here’s their Kickstarter video:

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/pangeadesigns/pico-titanium-micro-bottle-opener.

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