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    Friday
    Jul262019

    Giz Wiz Show 1737 July 25, 2019 Independent Show #219

    Wow! The Giz Wiz Show started 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!

    Three more gadgets to consider for yourself or perhaps for Holiday Gadget Giving.

    Meet PureGear Purecam with it's unique "hotspot".

    The spokesperson explained that there are a lot of great features in this new device. Puregear's PureCam's built-in GPS helps you quickly find your vehicle if you forgot where you parked it or helps find it if it is stolen. With dual cameras recording both the inside and outside of your vehicle, you can remotely view it via live streaming from the PureCam app on your smart device. Prominent LED light provides more security to your car, flashing blue when in parking mode to deter would-be thieves. PureCam's G-Sensor detects incidents when you're in your car or away from it, sending alerts to your phone. When the G-Sensor is triggered, such as in an accident or break-in, PureCam will automatically upload emergency video to the cloud for backup recording. (Normally, all video footage is stored in the included 16GB micro SD memory card.) Interior infrared lighting automatically activates during night time to maximize visibility for live streaming and videos. A feature the company says is unique to their dash cam is their PureCam mobile Hotspot with 4G/LTE connection for up to three devices. This functionality is available if you have a SIM card in the PureCam. It's said to be a good way to turn an older car that’s not compatible with Wi-Fi into a fully connected one. There are 3 models available staring at $199.99. Data plans are available too.

    Giz Wiz Video: https://youtu.be/U15Ei36WsJI 

    Company website: https://shoppurecam.com/ 

    Puregear Purecam is also on Amazon: https://amzn.to/30XStWo

    See or hear this show: www.gizwiz.tv/episode/1737  

    Friday
    Jul262019

    2. 4-in-1 & 3-in-1 Versatile Ovens

    I saw these versatile ovens for the first time at the Holiday Gift Show, so the info here is from the company. The Galanz ToastWave 4-in-1 Convection Oven + Air Fryer + Toaster Oven + Microwaveoffers a range of cooking options in one seamless appliance. Features include an inverter and humidity sensor, along with a double-element-broil and toast function. Unlike other products on the market, the ToastWave offers TotalFry 360 AirFry technology, providing 360° surface area coverage, which yields completely even cooking. This model of the ToastWave has a capacity of 1.2 cubic feet and an output of 1000W. MSRP $499.99.

    The SpeedWave line, with varying features you can check on their website, is available in three sizes – 1.0 cubic feet with an output of 900W, 1.2 cubic feet with an output of 1000W, and 1.5 cubic feet with an output of 1100W. MSRP starts at $199.99.

    http://www.galanz.com/

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

    See or hear this showwww.gizwiz.tv/episode/1737

    Friday
    Jul262019

    Chad has a real need for this travel compact steam + iron. Do you?

    This unique device isn't coming out until the fall, but Chad already says he needs to buy one! He said at trade shows he often has to iron tee-shirts he has for sale and it's a pain to carry a full sized steam iron. This one as you'll see in the video is really compact and easy to take with you. It's the Homemedics Perfect Steam 2-in-1 Steamer & Iron.The company says it's a "Cute Size" and "Crazy good on wrinkles." The travel garment steamer & iron locks together to form a compact travel case with built-in handle. It offers 2 settings for iron and 2 setting for steaming. Dry heat...which company says reaches 392 degrees to kill 99.9% of bacteria and viruses. Unlike regular steam irons, this one creates tiny, tiny stream beads which are too small to see. It's going to be available in black or white and MSRP will be about $79. Coming in the fall.  

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

    It was not on the company website as of 7/26/19  http://www.homedics.com/ 

    See or hear this show: www.gizwiz.tv/episode/1737

    Friday
    Jul262019

    Chad's Crappy Corner & his new July theme gadget as voted on by our loyal Patreon members.

    Chad's final gadget for his “Cheap Summer Gadgets” theme is: SwimWays Rainbow Reef Aquarium Pool Light. Here's what the company says about it: Give your pool some pizzazz with the Rainbow Reef Aquarium Pool Light™! Place it in your pool and it will float as it creates instant aquarium ambiance! Your kids, neighbors, friends and family will all have a blast watching the colorful fish silhouettes (and a shark silhouette) appear to swim around the bottom and sides of your pool! As the light floats in the water, the fish will appear to swim! Enjoy swimming with the fish or watch them from the side of the pool as you enjoy some quality time with friends and family. The fish appear in multiple colors and 3 magical light modes. Enjoy this beautiful light display with the added bonus of amazing your loved ones! Operates with 4-AA batteries (not included) and measures approximately 7.25 in x 7.25 in x 5.625 in.

    And Chad's take? Chad liked this device. As you'll see in the video, you do have install 4-AA batteries which takes a bit of doing since they fit in a watertight compartment. But the device does a pretty nice job flashing shapes and colors in water. And the price was reasonable at under $20. A not-so-crappy crappy gadget!

    Chad bought his a store, but it's also here on Amazon for under $20: (as of 7/26/19) https://amzn.to/2SM4oDN 

    See or hear this show: www.gizwiz.tv/episode/1737

    Friday
    Jul262019

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

    Our warehouse video on the week, showing off a gadget I never knew existed is from a fan submitting for the first time. Here's her email:  

    Hi guys!

    This is my first ever Giz Wiz Gadget Warehouse video submission!! It is for one of my favorite kitchen gadgets :)

    Here is the link: https://youtu.be/BD0tOhQPYjQ 

    I bought mine for about $130 (I'm slightly embarrassed that I spent THAT MUCH money on a proofing box). It looks like they may be phasing out my model for the version with the higher temperature range so it can double as a slow-cooker (which retails for about $169).

    Cheers!  Anjie Emmett

    From the Giz Wiz: Yes, on Amazon I only see more expensive one that doubles as a slow cooker. It's here:
    https://amzn.to/2SI8igV

    See or hear this show: www.gizwiz.tv/episode/1737

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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.
       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:

    Hey Dickey D-
    Hey Chad-

    Buddy Yates from Palm Springs, again.  I have a gadget category that Chad might use for a future Crappy Corner.  "Shady Gadgets.”  Things like spy cameras (keychain, tie clip, wall clock), lock picks, and other “Shady Gadgets” like this license plate cover on Amazon:

    https://www.amazon.com/Innovativeparts-Powered-Curtain-Stealth-License/dp/B07L5HB62Q/ref=sr_1_fkmr3_2?keywords=automatic+license+plate+reader+ALPR&qid=1563126780&s=gateway&sr=8-2-fkmr3

    I was searching for something legitimate, honestly.  

    -Buddy

    -fade to black.