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Dick DeBartolo, MAD's Maddest Writer, and co-host of The Giz Wiz at GizWiz.TV, The Giz Wiz on ABC's World News Now, and on Tech Guy Labs with Leo Laporte on TWiT.tv. But wait, there's More »

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    Thursday
    Jul262018

    The Giz Wiz Show 1685, July 27th 2018 Independent Show #168

    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: 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. Thanks from OMGchad & DickDe!)

    Okay, it's July, time to do a bit more thinking about holiday shopping! Here are the three final unique gadgets from the New Product Holiday Media Event, a first look at holiday gift giving ideas.

     

    Meet Scout, a Rideamals, a child’s new ride-able play pal! Here's how the company describes it. This adorable pony pal combines battery-powered ride-on toy fun with real interactive play, thanks to fully motorized eyes, ears, head, and wheels. Kids can hear munching noises as they feed Scout a tasty treat, watch the pony’s ears move as they brush its mane, take Scout for a walk, and, of course, ride Scout! Children can go for a musical pony ride with two forward speed settings and one reverse speed; Scout can travel at up to four miles an hour—all while songs or pony sounds play in the background. Scout, a Rideamals by Kid Trax, comes with a grooming brush, carrot, apple and saddlebag. Scout also comes with a rechargeable 12-volt battery and charger and is easy to recharge with the One Step Direct Connect charging system. Rideamals Barn Play Tent and Pony Show Accessory Kit sold separately. With over 100 unique sounds and movements, including a special dance, Scout will create magical memories for your family. $398.00.

     

    Giz Wiz Video: https://youtu.be/Hhrxt9gU5H4  

     

    https://kidtraxtoys.com/products/scout  

     

    Walmart: https://www.walmart.com/ip/12-Volt-Rideamals-Scout-Pony-Interactive-Ride-On-Toy-by-Kid-Trax/769580543  

     

    See or hear this episode: www.gizwiz.tv/episode/1685 

    Thursday
    Jul262018

    This Smart Feeder Can Judge How Much Food Your Dog Should Have.

    Here's how Wagz describes their Serve Smart Feeder. It's the only automated feeder that delivers the right nutrition based on your dog's activity. Make sure your furry friends are fed the correct amount whether you're home or on the go with smartphone synced technology which allows you to deliver the right food to the right dog at the right time. Utilizing our simple app, you can set unique feeding schedules, dispense recommended portions, alert your dog of feeding time through custom sounds and view footage of your dog through the built-in HD video camera all from your smartphone. When used with your unique pendant (included), or the Wagz Explore Smart Collar, the feeder recognizes your individual dog and instantly covers the food when another dog approaches, making sure no one goes hungry in a multi-dog household. Integrated with Amazon Dash Replenishment technology, once activated, the Serve Smart Feeder knows when your dog food is running low and has the ability to automatically reorder food for you and deliver it to your front door. Upon activation, you can choose to add a subscription plan to your purchase for access to your videos, extend your warranty, and much more (plans range from $5/month-$10month, or $50/year-$100/year).

    Giz Wiz Video: https://youtu.be/i3Nyijr9Kwc

     

    Amazon: https://amzn.to/2LTNGxY

     

    Company website: https://www.wagz.com/

     

    See or hear this episode: www.gizwiz.tv/episode/1685  

    Thursday
    Jul262018

    You've heard of Tic-Tac-Toe, how about Tic-Tac-Tongue?

    You'll look weird playing this game, but that's part of the fun. Wearing your chameleon mask, the object is to knock down as many targets as possible by blowing through your chameleon tongue. Collect all the ones you shoot down! The targets are little cards with pictures of insects on them. You randomly mix the cards and align them in a straight line in the middle of the table. Each player should be sitting on opposite sides for the battle. At the event, the spokesperson called out a number and the two players tried to be the first to knock that card down with their 'tongue'. The one who knocked over the most cards was the winner. Check the game rules packed with the game to see all the rules. The game just became available online.

     Giz Wiz Video: https://youtu.be/A2t2kvoFEwc

    Company commercial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6UfhHVMh8M

    Amazon link: https://amzn.to/2A0MxU1  $17.59 as of 7/22/18

    See or hear this episode: www.gizwiz.tv/episode/1685  

    Thursday
    Jul262018

    Chad's Crappy Corner & His Final Gadget For His July Theme!

    Chad polled our loyal Patreon members and asked them to vote on his new cheap theme for July. We find out on this episode what their choice was Cheap Clearance Sale Gadgets! Chad's final “on clearance sale gadget” this month is the Atomic Charge Wallet.

    Here's what the company says about it: It's a Wallet & Phone Charge in One : Perfect Against RFID. Easily Holds All of Your Cash, Credit Cards, License, Pictures & More. Built-In Backup Battery That Can Instantly Charge Your Phone. Rugged, Aluminum Casing Can Withstand the Toughest Drops & Shocks. Lightweight & Slim to Easily Fit In Your Purse Or Pocket

    Lined with the Latest RFID-Blocking Technology. MSRP is $19.99 (Chad thought it sold for more because unfortunately he did his research after he bought it. That's when he found it at Frys really on close-out for $6.99.

     

    And Chad's take? Outside of feeling he got shafted by the fake “on sale” sign (it was selling for it's normal list price, Chad found it didn't hold much. Watch this episode to see that Chad can hardly close the Atomic wallet after putting in 6 credit cards and two paper bills. Also the battery is just 2500 mAh, nothing Atomic about that. At $6.99 it might be an okay deal, but a bad deal at $19.99.

     

    Link to the sale price on Fry's - $6.99 as of 7/26/18: https://tinyurl.com/yd2yk8at

     

    See or hear this episode: www.gizwiz.tv/episode/1685  

     

    Thursday
    Jul262018

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

    Our email of the week comes from Eugene Street, a fan who has been watching the Giz Wiz for many years, even back to the early Leo/TWiT days.

    Eugene is a trucker, and in his video of the week, he tells and shows us one of his favorite gadgets.

     

    https://youtu.be/792sJHYB6k4

     

    Eugene said he hope this video works for the show, and it does. Thanks for submitting it. If you live in the US, you get the current MAD magazine & one of those 38+ year old Alfred E. Neuman photos. 

     

    It's here on Amazon: (Under $30 as of 7/26/82 & 4.5 out of 5 starts from over 1600 reviews!

     

    https://amzn.to/2uRKH2z

     

     

    See or hear this episode: www.gizwiz.tv/episode/1685  

     

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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: 

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    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:

     

    Hey Dickie and Chad, I mentioned on the show that I got 2 TB Flash drives for 5 bucks each. I went on the WISH app and they went up to 13 dollars. Also if you notice, there are external Hard Drives for 10-20 Terabytes and the prices are like wow. I do have to say, some are misleading on the app, like the one for 50 TB is for a case and not a drive. I bought the little gold & silver ones. Some people in chat thought maybe I was stretching the truth when I said 2TB for 5 bucks. You have to wait 6-8 weeks for delivery because it's shipped from China.
    Ok, this is part where I say "Really love the show, keep up good work"
    Capt_J

     

    From the Giz Wiz. I went to Wish.com and was asked to sign up & give some personal info, gender, birthday, etc. before you I would be allowed to enter the site. I decided not to sign up, but Chad might. We'll find out next week if he did.