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    Tuesday
    Nov152016

    Chad's Crappy Corner & Another 'Under $5' Gadget, His Theme For November.

    Chad's cheap - $5 and under gadget this week is the Floating Fish Music Box Water Fountain Amplifier Water Dance Speaker. (Don't worry, they aren't real fish in that tiny plastic tower. Chad bought his at FIVE BELOW, an amazing store for cheap stuff under $5! The nearest thing we could find on Amazon cost $19.99. This is the description of the Amazon one since there's no description of the one on the Five Below website: 

    Portable Colorful LED Floating Fish Music Box Water Fountain Amplifier Water Dance Speaker Features: - With a 3.5mm audio input, you can connect the speaker with your other 3.5mm-jack audio devices. - Built-in amplifier, Hi-Fi stereo speakers. - Dual track and double-horn. Feel the shock of the three-dimensional sense and sense of space. - Through the music player volume and tone control water dance beats. - Concise appearance design, melody perfect match with water dance and LED lamp just is dazzle multi-coloured. - Standard USB power plug, no battery power supply. - Suitable for both home and office use. Package: 1 * Black Water Dance Speaker 1 * USB Cable 1 * Audio Cable 1 * Manual User. It's here, but it's $19.99: http://amzn.to/2gosp4v

     

    And Chad's take: Chad gave us a demo of this little gadget which you'll see in his video on this week's show. You'll also hear the sound of speaker which is really good for a five buck device! Be aware though,  that even though the fish move around and the LED lights change colors, neither of those are in sync with the music you play. Also it's not Bluetooth or wireless. You need to hook the speaker with a cable to USB (USB cable included, but no AC adapter is included). So you either have to plug into a computer, or get an AC to USB adapter. And you also need to run the audio cable, also included, into the sound source via its headphone jack. But hey, five bucks!! Unfortunately when I checked on 11/17/16, it is out of stock at Five Below, but it may be available in one of their stores. Chad said it would be worth up to $10, but not the $20 to $28 dollars it is on Amazon. 

    had bought his at this store: https://www.fivebelow.com/dancing-fish-water-speaker.html

     

    That 7 ft. to 10 ft. LED Pre-Lit Adjustable Rising Artificial Spruce Christmas Tree Chad showed is at Home Depot. I also see it's on line here:

    http://www.homedepot.com/p/Home-Accents-Holiday-7-ft-to-10-ft-LED-Pre-Lit-Adjustable-Rising-Artificial-Spruce-Christmas-Tree-16HD0173/206973829

     

    See or hear this show: www.gizwiz.tv/episode/1597 (Goes live late Friday 11/18/16)

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