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

    If you're a fan of the show, you know Dick's Gadget Warehouse is where we feature all our viewer videos, warehouse or not. This week's video is about a current (as of 2/1/17) cheap, but decent Bluetooth keyboard a viewer bought and likes. I was impressed too.

    This week's video arrived with this email: 

    Hi Dick and Chad,


    You may think I’m a bit weird as I’ve listened to every GizWiz since episode 1. While I’ve owned many gadgets throughout my life, this is the first time I’ve created a video for one. I hope it meets with GizWiz’s crappy:) standards for inclusion in the podcast. Enjoy. (This is a Bluetooth Wireless Keyboard).  

    Mark Astmann 

    See or hear this show: (Goes live late Friday, Feb 10, 2017)- 


    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:

    From: steve c

    Subject: Episode 1574?

    In Episode 1574 when Chad is demonstrating the Neewer microscope on his phone, how are you able to retrieve the picture from the phone to show on the screen?

    Steve C

    Watch this week episode to see Chad do a demo of the software he used to 'cast' what was on his phone to one of this computer screens. But, if you're in a hurry, he used the Air Server software. It's not free, but costs $14.99 for a lifetime license. They are discounts for students and some others. Visit: 

    See or hear this show:  


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