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    Saturday
    Jul202019

    Giz Wiz Show 1736 July 18, 2019 Independent Show #218

    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!

    Time to think about Holiday Gadget Shopping? Maybe not for you, but every July there's the great New Products Holiday Showcase for the media. On display are dozens of the latest gadgets and gizmos. These are great for gift giving, for personal use, and for the press to learn about. Here's three I found really interesting.

    Like coffee? Then you'll like the new K-Cup Duo

    There are 3 models of the K-Cup Duo. One of them is already available, and that's the K-Duo Essentials (Shown in photo).Here's info from Keurig about the Essentials, but all 3 models will have similar features. Introducing the K-Duo Essentials Single Serve & Carafe Coffee Maker: the perfect brewer for any occasion. This versatile brewer can use both K-Cup pods and ground coffee to brew a cup and carafe of your favorite varieties. The 60 oz. single water reservoir that is shared between single serve and carafe brewing. The included 12-cup glass carafe and heating plate are perfect for keeping your coffee hot, and the added convenience of the Pause & Pour feature makes serving a snap! With the K-Duo Essentials coffee maker you can choose your favorite ground coffee, or choose from hundreds of delicious K-Cup pod varieties of coffee, tea, cocoa, and more. With multiple brew sizes, you can make an 8, 10, or 12-cup carafe for large gatherings, as well as an 8, 10, or 12 oz. cup just for you.

    Company website: https://www.keurig.com/coffee+makers/c/coffeemakers101 
    Only the K-Duo Essentials was on the site as of 7/20/19

    Here's a link to the one available now, available only at Walmart for $99.00.
    https://www.walmart.com/ip/Keurig-K-Duo-Essentials-Coffee-Maker-with-Single-Serve-K-Cup-Pod-and-12-Cup-Carafe-Brewer-Black/244686900  

    See or hear this show: www.gizwiz.tv/episode/1736

    Friday
    Jul192019

    Have you ever visited a foreign country and wished you had a language translator with you?

    Pocket Talk could be the answer. Here's some info from the company:  With Pocketalk, a two-way voice translator device, you can travel to over 100 countries around the world and communicate with confidence. Using cloud-based translation engines, Pocketalk offers the most up-to-date and accurate translations. This smart device continues to learn as you use it. Whether you're traveling through Asia or backpacking through Europe, Pocketalk is your ultimate travel companion. Pocketalk comes with a 2 year built-in data plan, meaning no wifi is needed in order to use it. Equipped with Bluetooth compatibilities, dual speakers and noise-cancelling dual microphones. The large touch-screen makes Pocketalk simple to use and offers users a speech to text display of conversations. With a full seven hours of usage or up to ten days in sleep mode, Pocketalk has a long reliable battery life.

    Company website: https://www.pocketalk.net/ 

    Amazon: https://amzn.to/2JL5sUw 

    See or hear this show: www.gizwiz.tv/episode/1736

    Friday
    Jul192019

    Most kids LOVE construction toys, so this one should be a big hit.

    Met the Kid Trax PAW Patrol: Rubble’s Digger, a 6-Volt Ride-On Toy by Kid Trax. Here's info from the company: Loaded with fun features, this ride-on toy includes a working front bucket, manual rotating drill, flashing lights, and construction and engine sound effects. Plus, it comes with a toy hard hat for your little builder. The easy push button drive system is simple for little ones to operate, while the Power Trax rubber traction strip tires keep the ride smooth and steady. With a top speed of 2.5 MPH, this ride-on toy provides the perfect blend of fun and safety. Comes with a rechargeable 6-Volt battery and charger. Sits one rider, ages 3 - 5, with a maximum weight limit of 60 lbs.

    $149.00 Walmart.  Link: https://tinyurl.com/WalmartKidTraxPawPatrolTractor  

    See or hear this show: www.gizwiz.tv/episode/1736

    Friday
    Jul192019

    Chad's Crappy Theme for July as voted on by our loyal Patreon members is “Cheap Summer Gadgets”. 

    And his third gadget is the EastPoint Sports Light-Up Bean Bag Toss Set.

    Here's what Walmart says about it: (Chad bought his there.) Enjoy hours of gameplay with all of your family and friends with the EastPoint Sports Light-Up Bean Bag Toss Set - 23.5" x 18"! Have Fun in the Sun or Switch On the illuminated bean bags and targets to light up the Night! Gameplay is easy and fun for all ages and skill sets! Take turns tossing your bean bags at the opposing teams target for points! First one to 21 wins! Self-contained storage and interlocking target boards make storage and transport a breeze! The EastPoint Sports Light-Up Bean Bag Toss Set comes with eighter light-up bean bags, in two colors, so two people, or two teams can play.

    And Chad's take?Chad liked this game, as did me and several people in the chatroom. It's easy to play outdoors or in.  The light-up target boards and bean bags look great in the dark as you'll see in this week's video when Chad demonstrates them inside. Chad also like that the game packs up easily with a place for the beanbags to be secured locked between the two target boards. And the price is pretty good too, under $25.

    Walmart link: https://www.walmart.com/ip/EastPoint-Sports-Light-Up-Bean-Bag-Toss-Set-23-5-x-18/739960008 

    See or hear this show: www.gizwiz.tv/episode/1736

    Friday
    Jul192019

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

    Our gadget warehouse video this week is a fun “What The Heck Is It” gadget. Be sure to play along while watching the show and try to guess along with the rest of us. Then Mo Torres, one of our most frequent contributors, shows us what the gadget is, and how it works. Here's Mo's email.

    Hey Guys

    Here's a guess 'what the HECK is it'. This one will stump most.

    YouTube: https://youtu.be/Myw2YWsr-zw

    Watch video, before scrolling down - Below is the answer, purchase & price info.

    It's a

    Perfect Sleeve Ironing 
    Wrinkle Free Shirt Sleeves
    Magnetic Holder Stainless Steel Cost: $15.99

    AmaZon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07P989PWV/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    See or hear this show: www.gizwiz.tv/episode/1736

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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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