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    The Giz Wiz Show 1644 for October 13th 2017, Our 127th Independent Production. 

    We're well into our third year of Independent Production thanks to our wonderful Patreon supporters! 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: 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, but a bit more support would be a big help.

    This week we have three new gadgets from Pepcom's Holiday Spectacular which took place in NYC on Sept. 28 2017.


    Anker Branches Out.


    World famous for their excellent external battery chargers, this time 'round Anker uses one of their batteries to power their new Nebula Capsule Pico Projector. It's about the size of a beer can and offers a range of connect options which include AirPlay, Chromecast, Bluetooth and HDMI. The spokesperson said the internal 5200 mAh Anker battery will power video playback for about 2.5-hours on a single charge. The Nebula Capsule runs on a version of Android Nougat and there's built-in support for streaming apps from Netflix, YouTube, HBO, Amazon Prime and more. The DLP lens can display a screen size up to 100-inches. It can project out of the front or rear, or even up for ceiling viewing. There's also 5W of sound output, but you can't hear anything at a crowded trade event. (Actually, I believe Pepcom does not allow any audio to be played at their events.) If you need audio only, Anker says expect 40+ hours of play time via Bluetooth. This device will ship with a remote, a Quick Charge 2.0 wall charger and microUSB cable. Tyler at the show, told me to check Indegogo for a special price, but all the early bird $199 units were gone when I got to do that. Units for $269 through the campaign were still available as of 10/11/17. The Nebula Capsule has a MSRP of $349 and will in the marketplace by the holidays.


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