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    Wednesday
    May242017

    The Giz Wiz Show 1624 for May 26th 2017, Our 107th Independent Production. 

    We're Celebrating more than two years of Independent Production! Thanks to our wonderful Patreon supporters The Giz Wiz Show continues into year three! 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: www.gizwiz.tv   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 a bit more support would be a big help.

    And now onto this week's show with high-tech gadgets from the NYC Baby Show! (Claimed to be one of the biggest baby gadgets show in the US.)

     

    There were dozens of strollers on display at the show. One that got my attention was the Austlen ENTOURAGE. It offers over 30 handy configurations and they claim, a wicked-fast 1 second expansion. (That's what they say: 1 second!) They add that the seat is suitable from birth up to 50 lbs. Market tote up to 35 lbs. Lower storage basket up to 65 lbs.
    Total combined weight of kids and cargo up to 150 lbs. What attracted me to this stroller is that I wondered what a baggage/beach cart was doing at the baby show. You can sort of see what I mean by the photo I took. To me it almost looks like adding the baby is an after-thought. But no matter, visiting their website I see it is wildly versatile and bit on the expensive side. But take into account I never had a child and I never shopped for strollers. So what's your guess as to what this retails for - and seems to be selling for that price at many places. The answer is below the link to their video: 
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AoEOS_jGlzI

     

    Selling price of the Austlen Entourage is $849.99.

     

    I guess I should not have been too surprised at the price because at CES 2017 I covered the 4MOMS Moxie Stroller which had more tech features, but not nearly as many configurations. That stroller was $699.99. Since this was a public show you could order or even buy a stroller right there. But how could folks decide so quickly how an expensive stroller might perform on the street. Well, to make it easier, there was something I thought was ingenious - the folks at http://www.aaptiv.com/  (a fitness app) came up with the 'Stroller Test Track'. Check it out:

     

    Giz Wiz Video: https://youtu.be/2-5Djx9B2vY 

    See or hear this show: www.gizwiz.tv/episode/1624

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