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    Tuesday
    Apr042017

    Cheap gadgets you may not know about.

    Belkin Rock Star Multi Headphone Splitter. 

    With the Rockstar Multi Headphone Splitter you can connect up to five headphones to a single audio source. Connect to your video player, tablet, iPod/iPhone, etc. to start sharing. And of course it works with MP3 and DVD players, as well as other portable media devices that have a 3.5mm headphone jack. I use one at my Gizneyland studio. When I have guests during the Giz Wiz Show, or I'm on the radio with Leo Laporte on the Tech Guy show everyone has to be on headphones or earbuds when we record. (It prevents feedback.) This is an easy way to connect up to four more people plus my headphones. It's under $15.00 on Amazon.

     

    Giz Wiz Video: https://youtu.be/jZ1iW0cp2Vk

     

    Rockstar Spiller: http://amzn.to/2n64Sbi

     

    I have a new phone, the LG G6. It's my first phone with the new USB-C connector. This is going to be the new way to charge a lot of the new phones coming out. One advantage is there's no right or wrong way to insert the USB-C connector. But since many of my other device are micro-USB, I wondered if I could just buy a simple USB-C adapter. And yes, Anker make a great, compact inexpensive one. It's their minimalist solution for using Micro USB cables with USB-C phones, tablets and laptops. Anker says use it for Charge & Sync: It uses USB 2.0 protocol for high-speed Micro USB charging and fast data transfer (480 Mbps). And it has a 56KΩ pull-up resistor for unbeatable safety and reliability. Fool-proof design with no installation required—simply plug and play. And 2 Anker USB-C to Micro USB Adapters were just $6.99. Even the blister package has tab to flip it open without needing to cut anything. Amazon Prime. Also on Amazon you can find micro-USB adapters for many devices like iPhones, and even the Galaxy Tab, as you'll see in the video.

     

    http://amzn.to/2oT4XLN

     

    Giz Wiz Video: https://youtu.be/jZ1iW0cp2Vk

     

    See or hear this show: www.gizwiz.tv/episode/1617 (Goes live late April 7, 2017)

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