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

    While the Sony Walkman's sold hundreds of millions of units, you probably never heard of this Sony device. It's the Sony SRF-X90 AM/FM Sport Radio with 8X Monocular. It's from back in 1994, but I still saw it on Amazon of 12/21/16. Here's what Amazon says about it: The Sony Sports radio features an 8 times monocular for watching sport, etc. The AVLS (Automatic Volume Limiter System) selector to allow you to limit the maximum volume without degrading the sound quality Water-resistant for all-weather operation Requires only 1.54 V DC from one size AA (R6) battery. It was listed for sale at $99.99 and there were only 5 units left. And this for a radio that's about 24 years old! More details in my Gadget Warehouse video. 

    Giz Wiz Video:


    Amazon link:


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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 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 a tiny amount of fame (hopefully), an autographed MAD magazine and a 35-year-old Alfred E. Neuman picture. So that's one more (so-so) reason to send in your video!

    IMPORTANT: We'll just shower you with praise for your video if you live outside the US or Canada since we can't afford to send stuff outside of those two places. (Thanks for understanding.)

    All show submissions go to


    The Letter of the week: 


    Hi Dick & Chad,


    I've been watching every week for years and really enjoy the show.


    On today's episode (Dec 16th) you talked about how great it would be to be able to have permanent LED holiday lights on the outside of your house or business.


    This product exists and I have a friend who is involved in selling and installing these systems here in Arizona. And they are quickly expanding to other states.




    Keep up the good work! -Tyler 

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