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    Wednesday
    Apr192017

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

    As you know, our weekly gadget segment is open to videos about almost any kind of gadget, old, new, favorite, crappy, etc.

    Our letter this week comes from Laura T, who is legally blind. Laura share with us her favorite sleep gadget.

     

    From Laura T    hi dick and chad

     

    I hope this video is of acceptable quality for you to use I am legally blind and finding the camera to look at is sometimes hard for me while navigating the product --- you and chad make it look so easy

     

    I love this product I didn't have time to review all the features

     

    the link to my video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1rakrBICuo&feature=youtu.be

     

    Company Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wEiYPKubg2s

     

    Amazon Link: $50 as of 4/19/17: http://amzn.to/2phHE2J

     

    See your hear this show: www.gizwiz.tv/episode/1619  

     

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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 mail@gizwiz.tv  

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    Letter of the week:

     

    From: Steve Overton -  Hi Dick & Chad,

     

    I watched your last episode where you highlighted a gadget called Tapdo. It’s use case seemed elusive……but what about blind or sight impaired people.

     

    I had a friend who was blind from birth. He was completely self sufficient but never got the hang of a smart phone.

    With this gadget he could have maneuvered around his phone with ease….probably faster than I can and at $100 it would seem worth it.

     

    Thanks for great shows and for finding great gadgets….and some crappy ones as well.   

    Steve Overton

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