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    The Giz Wiz Show 1651 for December 1st 2017, Our 134th Independent Production. 

    Soon, in February 2018, we'll be entering our fourth year of Independent Production! And that all 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 quite frankly, a bit more support would be a big help. (As we can say honestly, asking for more Patreon supporters is not to make more money, it's to help us lose less money doing The Giz Wiz. Thanks.)

    This week I have two great gadget for dog owners, and an amazing short-throw LED projector. Chad has the 3rd gadget report this oneone, plus his final gadget for his November Theme, “Cheap Kitchen Gadgets”. I know this show is for the 1st of December, but we recorded it in November, and decided to stay with the November theme. Now on to the show!


    We start with a big high-tech entertainment gadget beautifully housed in a really small package. Meet the BenQ i500 Short-Throw LED projector system.


    These days you can take your online entertainment just about anywhere. And thanks to the BenQ i500, a new way to wirelessly stream larger-than-life images in limited spaces, you can take all that entertainment any place easily. And you can do it without the hassle of connecting cables, media boxes, dongles, or portable devices. The i500 combines onboard wireless Android streaming apps, with an integrated audio system. It has two 5-watt speakers and Bluetooth so you can play your music through them when not using the projector. But this gadget is really about viewing your entertainment. Be sure to watch the video to see the big size screen entertainment you can get with this unit, featuring one of the world's shortest-throw projector lenses. The i500 can project a 75" image from just 3.3 feet away. Place it even further back at 8.5 feet for an even larger picture at 200 feet. You're not limited to wireless entertainment either. At the back of the machine there are inputs for HDMI, USB 2.0, USB 3.0, PC/VGA, audio in, audio out and even microphone in! The 500 lumen bulb is said to last as long as 30,000 hours! The meager instruction pamphlet in the box does the unit a disservice. To find out all the features go to the link below to download the 75 page manual. MSRP: $749.00, but do a web search for the best price as the price seems to be changing often.

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