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

    Our viewer video arrived with this email. (And yes, you can submit more than one video, two or three vidoes over time sounds about right.) 

    From: Steve Main

    Subject: Gadget review



    ThingCharger Demonstration.



    I know you are short on videos so here is another submission. I am not sure if you can do more than one review per users but last time I sent this to you never got a response or saw it on the show. Just want to keep you with material, if we can only submit once I understand I need no more magazines just want to help the show out with content. I have lots of other gadgets to review also for you if you’ll allow more then one submission!


    Thanks guys, Steve from Waterloo, Ontario, Canada


    In the US, The Thing Charger is on the expensive side at $43 on Amazon:



    From the Giz Wiz: I can also recommend this device: BESTEK 6 Outlet Wall-Mount Surge Protector with 5.2A 4 USB Charging Ports. It's big, but it offers 6 outlets and 4 USB charging ports, plus nightlight and surge protector. And it's $20 on Amazon.


    See or hear this show: (Goes live late Friday, Mar 25, 2016)




    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 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 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




    Letter of the week:


    From: Douglas Ferguson

    Subject: Inside the egg scrambler.


    I was just catching up on old GizWiz I heard you talking about the egg scrambler and can't believe nobody mentioned the Ronco inside the egg scrambler.



    Doug from NJ

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