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    The Giz Wiz Show 1636 for August 18th 2017, Our 119th 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 catching up with a few devices we found at trade shows in July and August.  

    SwitchMate – From CES Week in NYC, Summer 2017.


    In case you don't remember the show where we first introduced Switchmate, he's a short video of their first products which are very much a part of their current line of easy to use, easy to install 'smart home' gadgets:



    But now they've expanded the line with a lot of new gadgets and new technologies! They are so many, I won't go into them here because they're all shown and explained by the company's founder in the video below. My favorite new entry is their dual outlet that lets you separately control two devices plugged into it. This gadget also has what SwitchMate calls their Bluetooth Bridge. For the first time you can control Bluetooth device via the Internet by using this device which merges your local Bluetooth signal with your own WiFi Network. But wait, there's more. It also have a built in back light, and it retails for under $50. (It can also be bought as part of a kit, as shown in the photo above. Link below.) The Bluetooth Bridge outlet is available now, but everything else new is due out in the September/October time frame. You don't have to go to the video link below if you don't want to, because the video is also embedded in this week's show.


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