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

    This week's video arrived with this email from a long time fan and frequent contributor:

    Hey Dick & Chad

    Love the show


    I really like this new device, I think it could help people who are looking to transfer their old 8MM or super 8MM film to digital.





    Love the show & proud patreon supporter


    Moses Torres


    Strangely, I never knew such a device existed. I checked it out, and here's more info from the company:


    Wolverine Data 8mm and Super 8 Movie Reels2Digital MovieMaker


    Save your 8mm and Super 8 films by converting them to digital with the 8mm and Super 8 Movie Reels2Digital MovieMaker from Wolverine Data. Using a 3.53MP 1/3" CMOS sensor, this device can create HD 960 x 720 footage at 30 fps. It can work with either 3 or 5" reels and offers both automatic and manual exposure control options. Also, footage is recorded to an SD or SDHC memory card at up to 32GB and there is a TV-Out port and cable available to display your videos on your television. Additionally, for connecting to a computer the scanner has a standard USB 2.0 connection.


    It's $299.99 at BH Photo - free shipping or store pick-up.


    Also $299.99 at Amazon with free Prime Shipping if you're a Prime Member. Read the reviews at Amazon, they give important tips on making better digital copies.



    (GizWizBiz link, same price, we get a small credit to buy much stuff for the show.)


    See or hear this show:  



    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 


    Letter of the week:


    To: <>

    Sent: Sat, Jan 21, 2017 5:28 pm

    Subject: Picture of Chad


    Here is a picture of a woodpecker that started coming to our squirrel-proof bird feeder.


    My wife immediately named him Chad for obvious reasons.


    Ken and Marie Kovar

    Proud Patreons of The Giz Wiz

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