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    Friday
    Feb012019

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

    For this week's show I picked a Gadget Warehouse device from CES 2011

    It's a bit of info from the company & their announcement

     CELESTRON INTRODUCES PERSONAL LOCATOR GPS TOOL (AT CES 2011)

    Celestron's reTrace Lite (Suggested Retail Price: $49) and reTrace Deluxe (Suggested Retail Price: $99) is an easy-to-use GPS device helping travelers, campers, sports and outdoor enthusiasts, joggers and others not get lost. The reTrace GPS is a personal locator with a built-in digital compass that measures the distances to waypoints a user sets to find their way back to a target location. reTrace works anywhere in the world where a GPS signal can be received. The device also features an altimeter, barometer, temperature and real time display.

    From The Giz Wiz: Browsing through the instructions, I think you'll see it's not quite as easy as one might hope. And shortly after this device was introduced smartphones started doing the exact same thing for free, or for just a couple of bucks. The reTrace still shows up online, sometimes at higher prices than it originally sold for, but it is not longer offered by Celestron. 

    Here's a look at the reTrace Instructions: https://s3.amazonaws.com/celestron-site-support-files/support_files/1311621974_retracedeluxema.pdf

    It was discontinued by manufacturer, so I was surprised to see this company is expected delivery soon (as of 1/31/19): https://amzn.to/2sTaVQP

    Deluxe model is here: https://amzn.to/2G0upvA

    See or hear this show: www.gizwiz.tv/episode/1712

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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 earn a tiny amount of fame (hopefully). And if you live in the US, you'll also get an autographed 35-year-old Alfred E. Neuman picture and a MAD surprise (most likely the current issue of MAD.) But no matter where you live, I canemail an autographed to you Alfred E. Neuman photo if we show your video. Just print it out, frame it, or just hang it up and no one will know it's a copy. We've tested it out and fans say they look terrific!

     

    All show submissions go to mail@gizwiz.tv

     

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    Letter of the week:

    If your kids are spending too much time on their electronic devices, loyal fan and frequent contributor Mo Torres has a suggestion.

    Hey guys - Saw this, & thought, what a great idea, to bad all my kids entertainment run on battery. Mo

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