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

    This week's gadget warehouse video is another real gadget warehouse video. Recently, I talked about two new White Noise Machine. Jim shows us one he bought something like 20 years ago. And the company still makes it! Here's the email we received with the link:

    From: Jim Nichols

    Subject: Viewer video - Marpac Sleep Mate Sound Machine


    Sorry for the flicker from the LED bulb in the room.



    I forgot to mention in the video that it’s the "Sleep Mate", by Marpac. They still make them, here’s the current model, now called “Dohm".



    Jim Nichols


    See your hear this show:



    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:


    Subject: Interesting Addon


    Hello Dick and Chad,


    You sign up at for free.  Select the add wikibuy button.

    It adds it to Chrome and whenever you are shopping on Amazon, wikibuy is trying to find a cheaper price for the item. I used it when I was going to buy one of those cables you mentioned that have both android and IOS connectors and attach to an SD card.

    Well, it was, at the time, $49.99 on Amazon.  Wikibuy led me to an ebay seller selling it for $35. It's a great little tool and can save you some cash.


    Love the show. Dave Martel


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