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    The Giz Wiz Show 1686, August 3rd 2018 Independent Show #169

    The Giz Wiz Show is in it's 13th year of production, and the fourth year of Independent Production! (The first show was February 20th, 2006.) Thanks to our wonderful Patreon supporters we continue on! If it wasn't for them, the Giz Wiz Show would be gone. 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. Thanks from OMGchad & DickDe!)

    For some reason the Summer Housewares Show was canceled at the last minute. But since some vendors already were on their way, they came to NY & set up individual meetings with members of the press. So here are two gadgets that were set to be at the Housewares show.


    Carry Coffee on the go, at the exact temperature you like, all day long!


    Cauldryn, the company behind the first travel mug to boil water from a rechargeable battery, announces their latest innovation, the Cauldryn Coffee, which could be called ‘the Swiss army knife of travel mugs’. It's a 16 oz. vacuum sealed modular travel mug that allows coffee drinkers to actually grind and percolate coffee right in the Cauldyn Coffee, and it also allows coffee and tea drinkers the ability to maintain liquid temperatures for up to 10 hours. An LCD screen adjusts temperatures within two degrees from room temperature to boiling (78°-212°F). Key features include Bluetooth connectivity, smartphone accessibility, and attachable accessories that will include a percolator, blender, lantern, and Bluetooth speaker. (I don't see the lantern or BT speaker on their website yet.) MSRP is $129.99 & $149.99 for their various combos which can see on their website. You'll also see the optional blender base with one speed (On/Off) for blending beverages and crushing ice in this week's video. A pulse function that can grind coffee beans is coming soon.  


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    The folks from Worx also came by the studio with a brand new gadget.

    Since I didn't have any lumber handy, and didn't feel like letting them do a demo on my desk, I settled from a video of their new WORX 20V 6-1/2" Circular Saw with ExacTrack. It's what you need if you want to cut an exact straight line. Circular saw track guide accessories are not new, but many of these add-on cutting guides run from $40 & up. What makes WORX ExacTrack different is that it’s an integrated part of the saw’s shoe or base. (With the video to get a better idea of how it works or read the following.) To rip a sheet of plywood with ExacTrack, simply clamp 1x material to the desired width and mark the cut line. The 1x stock also functions like a fence on a table saw. Begin the cut with ExacTrack gliding right on top of the 1x stock for the duration of the cut. This makes long rip cuts easy for all skill levels. When not set for ripping, ExacTrack is returned to its standard position for cross-cuts and other cutting operations. Weighing 6 lbs., the saw is powered by a 20V 2.0 Ah Power Share Max lithium battery. The saw’s maximum depth of cut is 2 in. and bevel capacity is up to 50°. As part of the WORX Power Share program, the 20V 2.0 Ah battery is compatible with more than two dozen WORX DIY and lawn and garden tools. MSRP $129.99. 

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    See or hear this episode:  (Goes live late 8/3 or 8/4/18)


    Introducing Aquino Water Bottles from iHome.

    When iHome asked if I wanted to be one of the first to see their brand new innovative, fashion inspired hydration bottle, I of course said “sure”. They say it was designed for the creative, music loving individual. It features a double wall insulated stainless steel bottle with a removable, waterproof Bluetooth speaker. There's a wide mouth twist-off lid for comfortable drinking, adding ice cubes and easy cleanability. You can get an idea of the sound from the modular 5-watt (RMS) Bluetooth speaker in the video I shot. It features digital echo cancellation and talk/end button for speakerphone, audio caller ID and is nicely covered in a designer acoustic fabric. If you want to take a drink and a decent sounding speaker to the beach, this one is IP67-rated waterproof and sandproof. But wait, there's more. On top is a durable paracord carrying loop. It has a 16 liquid ounce capacity and is designed to fit all automobile cupholders. MSRP: $69.99 --- Intro offer as of 8/1/18 $48.99 - which is 30% off + free shipping. Available in four colors. After I shot our video I got an email that the 30% - fast shipping offer would end of August 2. But it's August 3 and it's still on sale there on the company website, but it could change at any time. It is $69.99 every other place I checked. Check the company website first if you're interested because maybe the offer will be extended.  UPDATE: August 4th.... price is back to $69.99, but my guess is that once it's in wide distribution discounts will be available online.

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    Chad's Crappy Corner & His New Theme For August, 2018

    Chad polled our loyal Patreon members and asked them to vote on his new cheap theme for August. Well, when you watch this week's show you'll learn that when Chad went shopping earlier in the day before recording the show, the winner was “Outdoor Cooking Gadgets”. But by show time it was a tie with “Communication Gadgets”. But since Chad already bought a really cheap “Outdoor Cooking Gadget”, and ordered four more on Amazon for the rest of August, we decided that would be the theme for August. 

    Before you read the description, any idea “what the heck is it?” ...... Ready for the answer? ..... Well, it's the Backyard Grill Ground Meat Hot Dog Shaper / Burger Dog Mold. Yep, use this meat molder to create hamburgers in the shape of hot dogs. Said to be perfect for when you want a hamburger but only have hot dog buns. It’s also good for when you’re in the mood for a burger, but want the ease of eating a hot dog. Watch this week's video to see Chad actually make a hot dog out of ground beef! He thought it worked pretty good, especially since he paid ------ 25 cents!! Check the link below, and watch Chad's video to see if it might be right for you. (I wasn't crazy about the looks of the ground beef hot dog.) 


    Walmart link: Yep, it's 25 cents, but “shipping not available”. You have to check out your local Walmart. Regular Price: $3.87.


    It's about $4.50 on Amazon and on eBay.


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

    Our viewer video of the week arrived via this email:

    Hi Dick and Chad,

    It's Linda from Long Island again. I have a gadget that I got on Prime Day that I would like to share. The video is linked below.  

    I also thought I would update you about the Inetek backpack that I reviewed last year. After using it for a full school year and summer session, it still looks like new. I was worried about the zippers and the strap connections but they have held up to all of the abuse that I have put the bag through in the past year. I have to say that it was the best $26 I've ever spent.

    Thanks for the show, Linda Norman 

    The solar charger is here:

    The backpack is still on sale on Amazon for $26 ----  

    See or hear this episode:  


    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 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


    Letter of the week:

    Ed from South Philly writes --- (this is in regard to the external solar power I saw online that claimed to be some stupid amount that would have cost thousands ---- )

    I even found a bigger one. Lol

    It's called anker powerhouse.

    AMAZON: Anker PowerHouse, Compact 400Wh/120000mAh Portable Outlet, Generator Alternative Rechargeable Power Source with Silent DC/AC Inverter, 12V Car/AC/USB Outputs for Camping, CPAP or Emergency Backup