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    The Giz Wiz Show 1631 for July 14th 2017, Our 114th Independent Production. 

    We're into our third year of Independent Production thanks to our wonderful Patreon supporters! 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: 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 a look at new gadgets from CE Week, a mid-year look at new Consumer Electronics. (NOTE: Since I own none of these gadgets, and most are unavailable yet for this show, almost all the content this week was supplied by the manufacturers.)


    A Different Kind of Drone. The S.T.E.M Building Block Drone


    Odyssey’s Build-A-Drone is much more than your average drone- it's the first of its kind to boast a build-it-yourself feature! Engaging STEM learning in an innovative and entertaining way, the builder is responsible for using each toy block piece to assemble the entire aircraft, even inserting the motors. •Build in 3 configurations: Nano, Mid, Mega. The company says it's twice the fun --- first you build it --- then you fly it. Some specs from Odyssey: •4 speed settings •360° flips •Indoor and outdoor use •Trim adjustments •Spare bricks included •Velcro straps included •Superbright directional LEDs •SmartFly Tech •Flight Time 5-7 Minutes Model Number ODY-1228 •Recommended Age 12+ •Batteries 3.7V/650mAh •Charge Time 45-60 Minutes.


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    This is one of my favorite finds at CE Week 2017, Check the low price, after you see the video!


    The Odyssey Toys Auto-Moto Voice-Activated Transforming Robot isn't only controlled by remote--it also has a voice-activation system. Simply relay instructions to it and it will transform from a robotic state to a vehicular state and vice versa. You can also command it to launch forward, execute razor-sharp left or right turns or come to a sudden halt. This is the perfect addition to any toy collection that will keep young children and RC-toy fanatics engaged for an extended period of time. Responds To Voice Commands Or Controllable Via Remote. Easily Transforms Between Vehicular Mode & Robot Mode. Very reasonable price!

    Under $40.00


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