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    Friday
    Nov242017

    The Giz Wiz Show 1650 for November 24th, 2017, Our 133rd Independent Production. 

    We're well 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: http://www.gizwiz.tv/. 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.

    This week we have three unique gadgets ideas from another Pepcom Event. This one was called Wine, Dine & Demo! It was held in NYC, November 26, 2017 at the Metropolitan Pavilion, a very convenient events venue.

     

    Meet the Guardzilla 360 degree security camera

     

    The Guardzilla 360 video monitoring system has been named a CES 2018 Innovation Awards Honoree. The product is said to be the first-ever all-in-one security and monitoring system on the market that delivers full 360-degree live HD viewing and motion detection capabilities. Most typical WiFi video security systems offer a 130-150 degree of view and protection, the Guardzilla 360 provides a live 360-degree field of view plus night vision and motion detection with instant phone alerts. The new system also features a built-in microphone and speaker for two-way conversing with friends, family and maybe even the pet through the Guardzilla app. The device also has three programmable call buttons for instant push notifications to smartphones (e.g. mom, dad, etc.). But wait, there's more. There's a 100dB alarm to deter intruders and it offers geo-fencing capability. You can arm or disarm the system via the smartphone app. And if you miss a motion event alert Guardzilla’s Video Cloud Storage retains 8 second video clips of all motion events for two days – for free! These can be downloaded to a smartphone for permanent storage. But if you’re looking for longer motion event videos with audio they offer subscription programs for as low as $4.99 a month. App works on Android and iOS. Compatible with Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa, IFTTT, Works with Nest and Samsung SmartThings $229.99. Many major retailers and online at Amazon.

     

    Giz Wiz Video: https://youtu.be/7g_5j4GTtX4

     

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

     

    Here's how to experience Guardzilla's 360’s full panoramic video monitoring right on your smartphone: To experience the amazing power of 360-degree viewing and security on your smartphone, text ‘360’ to (833) 360-3366. Within seconds you will receive a text reply which includes a link to an interactive video demo that will showcase the impressive Guardzilla 360. Once you’ve opened the link, please hold your smartphone horizontally for the optimal user experience.

     

    See or hear this show: www.gizwiz.tv/episode/1650

    Friday
    Nov242017

    Handy, But Compact - The Worx Folding Workbench Table

    Would you like to have a handy small work table, but have very little space to put it? Meet the Worx Sidekick Folding Worktable. It's lightweight (about 13 pounds) and compact, and capable of supporting up to 300 lbs. Strong enough to handle most all your smaller workshop projects. Four clamp dogs are included to let you secure your materials in a variety of placement options. The Sidekick’s 'dovetail' design lets you use the two included Link Locks to connect multiple Sidekicks or other WORX products and expand your work surface as needed. But wait, there's more! When your project's finished, the Sidekick folds in half and the detachable metal legs fold up quickly and store conveniently inside. You can use the Sidekick in a variety of ways, indoors and out – from arts and crafts, to games. to tailgating or camping. MSRP $59.00

    Giz Wiz Video: https://youtu.be/91jOY01c-Wc

     

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

     

    Amazon: http://amzn.to/2ziiUsd

     

    See or hear this show: www.gizwiz.tv/episode/1650

    Friday
    Nov242017

    Kodak Printomatic - another way to print instant pictures.

    A few weeks ago we talked about the new Polaroid POP camera with instant printing. Now Kodak introduces a much-less featured camera, but at a much lower price. Seems Kodak is now part of C+A Global. And they say that the new Kodak Printomatic Camera is the first of the full product lineup to be launched in 2017 and continue into 2018. This camera is designed to bring back the nostalgia of capturing and sharing Kodak Moments and putting the print in the palm of your hand seconds after it happens. The prints from this camera are 2” X 3”, about half the size of the Polaroid print, but also at about half the cost; roughly 50 cents a picture. They also have a peel-off sticky back. Here are some of the features of the new 10-megapixel Printomatic camera: Built-in flash / Built-in lithium ion battery / prints in color or black & white / Low battery indicator / MicroSD card slot and indicator / Available in gray or yellow. MSRP $69.99 USD at major retailers and online including Amazon. IMPORTANT: The press release says: The camera comes with a USB cable, a Quick Start Guide, a 10-pack of KODAK ZINK Photo Paper and a memory card. Some people online said it did not come with a memory card, but some said it did. I checked with the PR firm and they said it doesn't come with a SD card, and that the camera does not have any built-in memory. But, a 16 GB micro-SD card is under $10 on Amazon if you don't already have an extra micro SD card. 

    Giz Wiz Video: https://youtu.be/rYeZ_8-ytys

     

    Amazon link: http://amzn.to/2BhOlV7

     

    Company website: http://www.caglobal.com/brand/kodak/

     

    See or hear this show: www.gizwiz.tv/episode/1650

    Thursday
    Nov232017

    Chad's Crappy Corner & Another Gadget For His November Theme!

    Our loyal Patreon's picked "Cheap Kitchen Gadgets" for Chad's November theme. And his 3rd gadget of the month is the Jokari Deluxe Soda Can Protection Caps. 

    Here what Amazon says about the Jokari Deluxe Soda Can Protection Caps: Protect your soda and keep it fizzy too using these useful little can caps from Jokari. The set consists of four caps, of assorted colors, all of which clip onto the top of a can to seal off the opening with a grate. This grate helps to keep out debris, and a flip top can close over the grating to help keep in fizz and elongate the life of your drink. Perfect for soda, carbonated water, and more, this set of caps is the perfect addition to any kitchen. A set of 4 is under $5 as of 11/24/17 on Amazon.

     

    And Chad's take: Chad liked these although he wished a bit of soda didn't leak out when you turned the can on it's side. You'll see in Chad's video in this week's show, they lock onto a can with a loud 'click' and the cover that fits over the opening of the soda can also clicks shut, but still a bit of soda can leak out when turned on it's side. However, if you knocked a can of soda over without one of these Jokari caps you would have a real mess on your hands. Chad also liked that the four covers in the set are four different colors so you can keep track of which soda can is yours at a gathering. And they're inexpensive at only 4 for about $5.00. All in all Chad things they're 'okay'.

     

    http://amzn.to/2iP7rdQ

     

    See or hear this show: www.gizwiz.tv/episode/1650 

    Wednesday
    Nov152017

    The Giz Wiz Show 1649 for November 17th, 2017, Our 132nd Independent Production. 

    We're well 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: http://www.gizwiz.tv/. 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.

    This week we have three unique gadgets ideas from CES Unveiled 2018, a look at some exhibitors we'll see at CES 2018 in Las Vegas. CES Unveiled was held in NYC, November 9, 2017 at the Metropolitan Pavilion, a very convenient events venue.

     

    Mars Ear-to-ear translators

     

    At the CES Unveiled event in NYC, two companies Line and Naver Corp, (an Internet content service operator headquartered in South Korea) are CES 2018 Best of Innovation Honorees. The honor is for their new MARS Bluetooth-enabled wireless translator earbuds. While several companies are working on ear-to-ear real-time language translation, Mars feels theirs is different. How? According to the company, other earbuds require separate mobile devices and earbuds, or two pairs of earbuds. MARS only require a single pair that can be shared between two people. Using the Naver Papago app, the user assigns a language to each each earbud. From there, two people will be able to have real-time ear-to-ear translation of 10 different languages. (For hygiene purposes I'd carry some handy little germ wipes.) The supported languages right now include English, Korean, Mandarin, Japanese, Spanish, French, Vietnamese, Thai, and Indonesian. But the spokesperson at the show said the company is working on adding many more languages. The system works for both iOS and Android. The earbuds were named a Scheduled for release in early 2018, the suggested retail price (as of now) will be $149.00.

     

    Giz Wiz Video: https://youtu.be/5dASj84GcxU

     

    Company video http://www.navercorp.com/  (as of 11/17/17 they were not on the company website yet.)

     

    See or hear this show: www.gizwiz.tv/episode/1649