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

    Celebrating 13 years as of April, 2017, it's the Iomega Floppy Plus 7-in-1 Card Reader

    The Iomega Floppy Plus 7-in-1 Card Reader was a good choice for floppy disc users (remember them?) who needed to add a floppy drive to a new computer than didn't ship with one. You could copy off files and photos and save them to new media. But, wait there's more. It also included readers for 7 different media formats (many of which are no longer made). And Adobe Photoshop Album SE software was included to make it easy for photos and files to be transferred to different types of digital media. And this 13 year old portable multi-format drive was powered directly from a USB port on your computer so you could use it anywhere! No power cord required. It retailed for $59.99 when it came out in 2004. 


    Giz Wiz Video:


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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.


    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:


    Chad, just a suggestion for a product to use if you ever go the Dick's place and need to cover up some of his LEDs so you can get some sleep. 


    Toodles!  Mike Gunn-SFO


    From the Giz Wiz: Mike, that's a great suggestion for hotel rooms when you travel! A more elegant and permanent solution are Lightdims. They came in various strengths to block out some, or all of the too bright LED lights on devices.


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