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    Friday
    Jan062017

    Giz Wiz Show 1604 for January 6th, 2017, Our 88th Independent Production

    Thanks to our wonderful Patreon supporters The Giz Wiz Show not only continues, but is well into its 2nd year of independent production. If you'd like to support OMGchad & DickDe in our independent venture (we pay for everything ourselves, including travel) just click the Patreon link at the top of our show web page: http://www.gizwiz.tv/  You can also contribute just once via the PayPal link that's there too. And thank you for doing that! Our show wouldn't exist without our viewer's support. And now, on the show!

    HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYBODY! We had a New Year's Eve party at Gizneyland with 3 live folks, including The Giz Wiz, and almost 200 virtual guests. Most of the event is here: (camera said: 'shutting down to cool off' and then shut off)  2https://twitter.com/thegizwiz/status/81541819720981299  

    The end of the party is here, recorded on another phone (Galaxy S5) which doesn't have the better camera that is on the Galaxy S6 we used for part one. https://www.periscope.tv/thegizwiz/1djxXZYrANkGZ?t=6

     

    I'm at CES in Las Vegas to find the latest off-beat gadgets and gizmos. This is the 50th anniversary of CES and they made a little video of how gadgets have changed over the years. 

    A Peek At CES's Past: http://www.cesbroll.com/  

     

    And on this week's show A Peek Ahead At CES 2017

     

    There are a lot of air purifiers in the market place, and they're all designed to do what they're named for. If you live in a big city, which usually offers a wide variety of pollutants, you might want one. I live in New York City and use an older Oreck Professional which I use to help clean the air in my bedroom, and also as a 'white noise' machine for sleep. At CES 2017, there's a new kid on the window-sill called Sprimo. Normally, this would be a 'who cares' kind of gadget, but it does something that no other air purifier does (that I know of). After you use the Sprimo for a while, you can send the company your used filter so they can test it to find out what irritants or particles are in the air you breathe. If you have health issues, this hopefully could be very helpful. Sprimo is WiFi and Bluetooth enabled and has a variable speed fan and other features you can control from your phone. It can be set to purify the air in your room, or just your personal space. Like the Oreck, which has a retail price of about $400, the Sprimo is expected to be priced in the $325 to $400. range. But, I don't know exact sales plan yet, because it was on Crowd Supply, a crowdfunding website, and did not get the funding they were looking for. So they're have new plans at CES 2017. There's more info and a video here:

     

    https://www.crowdsupply.com/sprimo/personal-air-purifier

     

    See or hear this show: www.gizwiz.tv/episode/1604 (Goes live late Friday, Jan. 6, 2017)

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