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    Friday
    Oct042019

    Giz Wiz Show 1747 October 3, 2019 Independent Show #229

    Wow! The Giz Wiz Show is in year 13 overall & our 5th year of Independent Production! (First Giz Wiz 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: http://www.gizwiz.tv. You can also contribute just once via the PayPal link that's there too. 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!

    We start this week's show with three new gadgets from Pepcom's Holiday Showcase in New York City.

     

    This was really unique! The Atto Mobility Scooter by Moving Life, launched at Pepcom. 

     

    The company says you can travel in style and enhance day-to-day life with the ATTO, the most advanced foldable mobility scooter in the world! Founder of Moving Life, Nino Ransenberg, who was diagnosed with polio, has been using mobility scooters all his life, but never felt they really met his needs. As an entrepreneur he wanted to have something that would serve him in his busy business schedule as well as his travels with his family. Introducing ATTO - Moving Life's foldable mobility scooter. When folded, ATTO easily fits in the trunk of any vehicle, including mini cars and taxis. ATTO can also split into two parts that fit in the overhead compartments of most commercial airplanes. When opened, ATTO is a full-size scooter with an attractive and eye-catching design. Top Speed 4 mph. A 4- to 5-hour charge delivers up to 10 miles of continuous driving on average. Maximum incline: 6 degrees. Can be used to get out of the rain, but not for use IN the rain. Maximum weight allowance 220 pounds. ATTO’s weight, not including the battery, is – Front half: 26.4 lb (12 Kg) Rear half: 35.7 lb (16.2 Kg) Assembled: 62.2 lb (28.2 Kg) The battery weighs 4.1 lb (1.85 Kg). Prevue price as of 10/4/19. $2799.00.

     

    Giz Wiz Video: https://youtu.be/V03ZVoJrino  

     

    Company website: https://movinglife.com/ 

     

    Preorder link: https://www.lifestylemobilityscooters.com/atto-portable-travel-scooter-by-moving-life-pre-order-take-100-off/?gclid=CjwKCAjw29vsBRAuEiwA9s-0BwqIKLnRfllOeiVMcbCPbzbHQfGAqyKMX3Dn4Pk3JNJs77PjUNe8hRoCak4QAvD_BwE

     

    See or hear this show: www.gizwiz.tv/episode/1747  

    Friday
    Oct042019

    Cell Vault - It's probably not what you think it is.

    When I saw the Cell Vault sign at this display I thought was a way to secure your smartphone. I couldn't have been more wrong. This system is very different. Here's a bit of info from the company: 1  in 3 people are expected to get cancer in their lifetime. Cell Vault has launched the world’s first t-cell bank to give individuals an opportunity to jumpstart their fight against cancer. Just as women freeze their fertile eggs, Cell Vault allows you to preserve your disease-fighting t-cells in case they can be used in a future medical treatment. In 2017, the FDA approved CAR-T therapy – a ground-breaking procedure that uses a patient’s own t-cells to beat blood cancers. Because your immune system weakens as you age, your t-cells will never be as strong, viable, and plentiful as they are right now. It all starts with ordering a kit and scheduling a quick blood draw. Once banked, your cells will be safely secured and ready to fight your personalized battle with a future disease. So bank your strongest cells today, to give yourself a fighting chance against the cancers of tomorrow. --- Check the company website for more details and prices. Storage of the t-cell is expensive, but less expensive than I would have guessed. It certainly is a whole new technology available to consumers. 

    Company video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rG-wYZ-wrxk  

     

    Company website: http://www.cellvault.com/  

     

    See or hear this show: www.gizwiz.tv/episode/1747  

    Friday
    Oct042019

    iRobot adds a new device for easy cleaning guided by serious smarts!

    Now thanks to iRobot there are two cleaning systems that can work side-by-side to clean your house. Like the Roomba s9+ and i7+ robot vacuums, the Braava jet® m6 wet mop uses iAdapt® 3.0 Navigation with vSLAM technology and Imprint Smart Mapping to get to know the home’s floor plan, giving you total control to choose which rooms are cleaned and when. The new part of this duo, the iRobot Braava jet m6, can wet mop or dry sweep after you've attached the preferred cleaning pad. But wait, there's more! Users can initiate cleaning via voice control when the robot is paired with Alexa enabled devices or the Google Assistant. If the robot runs low on battery before its cleaning job is finished, it will automatically recharge and resume cleaning until the job is complete. With Imprint Link Technology, the Roomba s9+ and Braava jet m6 robots work together to deliver an extra level of clean by automatically vacuuming then mopping, without any effort from the user. And I thought using my Swiffer Continuous Clean Air Filter Machine was high tech! The new Braava jet systems start at a MSRP of $199.99 to $499.99. 

    Giz Wiz Video - (Sorry about slight audio glitch): https://youtu.be/OOpzcCpHUU0  

     

    Company website: https://www.irobot.com/braava/m-series

     

    See or hear this show: www.gizwiz.tv/episode/1747  

    Friday
    Oct042019

    Chad's Crappy Corner & His New Theme For October. 

    Chad's September theme, as picked by our loyal Patreons, is “cheap gadgets from Alibaba!”

    Chad's first of two (a bonus cheap gadget this week!) Alababa gadgets is the: Creative Stainless Steel Boiled Egg Slicer Egg Cutter Knocker Raw Shell Egg Cracker Separator Egg Opener Tool Kitchen Gadgets. Here's the online description: Open any egg with precision and avoid the hassle of broken shells; Versatile convenient design allows you to break open soft and hard eggs with ease. Cleanly cracks the top of the egg shell so that it's easily lifted off by hand or with a knife. Works on soft boiled, hard boiled or raw eggs. The Ultimate Egg Topper, Cracker, Opener, Separator and Cutter. Simply drop steel ball and gravity causes shock vibration so sharp edge in dome perfectly cuts the egg shell. $3.09 as of 10/3/19.

    And Chad's take? OMG, watch this week's show to see just how (un)easy it is to try to use thing!

    Chad bought his here: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32843352189.html?spm=a2g0s.9042311.0.0.46154c4dBEwuci

    Chad's second Alibaba gadget is the WOWCC Tool Finger Cutter Utility knife Safety Home Durable Silicone Office Package Letter Parcel Opener Carton Quick. Here's what Alibaba says about it: 100% brand new and high quality! Made of high quality ABS and silicone material, durable and practical. Easy to operate,which is convenient to use. Great tools for home or office. Material: ABS and silicone. As of 10/3/19 it was 90 cents, plus 13 cents shipping on Alibaba.

    And Chad's take? It pretty much opens NOTHING!! Watch this week's show to see all the things Chad tries to cut without success.

    Chad bought his here: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32958836996.html?spm=a2g0s.9042311.0.0.46154c4dBEwuci

    See or hear this show: www.gizwiz.tv/episode/1747

    Friday
    Oct042019

    Dick's Gadget Warehouse & How to Submit Your Viewer Video On Any Kind Of Gadget!

    This week's email is from Jeffrey Slomovitz who has submitted warehouse videos (with his son Adam) before. He titled this video: “The Old Way Was Better”.

    Here's Jeffrey's email:

    Hello Sir,

    Please find the enclosed video for the Gadget Warehouse.  This was filmed with my son Adam and can be categorized as an item that probably didn’t need to be invented.

    Thank you,

    Jeffrey Slomovitz

    https://youtu.be/Rj_kOG5uN2k 

    It turns out there are really a lot of electric erasers available on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2oNSNcq

    See or hear this show: www.gizwiz.tv/episode/1747

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    We’d love to include your video in an upcoming Giz Wiz Show! 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 hting? 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.

    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 can email 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:

    This week's email is from Giz Wiz fan Gabe Benitez:

    Hey Dickie Dee and Chad here is a video I took at home of a video that was taken in Southern California in a Target. I took the video after the fact as I didn't think at first but then thought this would make for a cool gadget for the show. I found this really hip DJ he is so hip he has two!

    https://youtu.be/yYBWImRLRfI 

    From the Giz Wiz: This gadget is from Chad's favorite Halloween Prop Creator: Hyde & EEK! Boutique. 

    It's here on Target for $99 as of 10/4/19: https://goto.target.com/9ayL0  

    From Gabriel (MurseAngel in the chatroom)