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    The Giz Wiz Show 1640 for Sept 15th 2017, Our 123rd Independent Production. 

    We're 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: 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 (and next) we look at a lot of new and fun gadgets from The Family & Kids Tech Show, September, 2017, NYC.


    Meet Remi The Smart Kid's Clock.


    Create your baby’s customized bedtime and nap time routine through alerts, lighting, music and more. Sleep trainer for children via easy settings and customization. Even customizable time and display. Even let your child use the app to learn how to manage their bedtime routine. Remi is also a night light for children and play soothing lullabies. Even though nothing is connected to the bed, the company says Remi is a sound sleep tracker and diary sleep tracker. By tracking the sound of your child's nights, it create and maintain a diary on your app to help you identify what conditions are ideal to foster your baby’s sleep routine. You can also use REMI to listen to your baby or talk to you child and let them know it’s time to turn off the lights or get out of bed in the morning. Remi is Bluetooth enabled, not wifi. Connects to your iOS or Android phone via Bluetooth. Bluetooth allso enables you to play your child's favorite songs through Remi's built-in Bluetooth Speaker.


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    My Gululu - the smart water bottle designed for kids.

    Gululu says it's the world's first interactive water bottle that helps keep kids hydrated with a new 3D version. According to a recent study by the Harvard School of Public Health, over half of all children are under hydrated, which may contribute to poor health, cognitive problems and poor emotional development. Gululu helps children stay hydrated by caring for a virtual pet and it keeps parents informed of their children’s progress through a connected app. As kids drink more water from Gululu, their chosen virtual pets grow and make friends. The new 3D version gives vivid life to the virtual pets and more engaging drinking and interaction experiences to the kids. Kids embark on new journeys in the Gululu universe, where they win more collectables and rewards, and explore more stories. And this is a great idea: To advance its mission to hydrate the kids of the world, Gululu formed a strategic partnership with For every Gululu interactive bottle purchased, a child in a developing country will be provided with clean drinking water for life. The spokesperson at the show said Gululu will drill a well next to school the kid attends. The first Gululu project is underway now in Peru. Gululu is now available on Amazon exclusively and b8ta stores in the U.S. $129.00

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    Learn how to code as you have fun with ever changing color LED's.

    Kano's fun new Pixel Kit lets kids learning coding through bright, moving LED lights. They can build their own games, animations, and art. Kano says: Open the box, pop out the pieces. Buttons, board, battery, and more. Build the Pixel Kit step by step, page by page, just like Lego. Connect to your computer and download the Kano App. Step-by-step challenges show you how to learn code. Connect blocks and see the effects instantly. Simple for beginners, expansive for experts. Build your own games. Create characters, make them run and jump. Add logic and scoreboards. Make animations frame-by-frame. Play with 16 million colors. You can also bring sound to life. With the built-in microphone make lights dance to music, bounce to beats or speak when you speak. $79.99 with free shipping at the company website. (More expensive on Amazon.)

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    Pixel Kit $79.99 on company website: (Cheaper than on Amazon as of 9/14/17)


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    Chad's Crappy Corner & His New Theme For September, 2017

    For September, Chad's Crappy Corner gadgets will be decided by our loyal Patreon members. They can fill out a short form suggesting a gadget Chad should buy and use as his “Crappy Gadget Of The Week”. This week a member suggested Chad buy and try The Eggsact Egg Timer. 

    Here's what Amazon said about it: The Eggsact timer by Hammerhead Products is so simple and easy to use, you will wonder how you ever made eggs without it! Simply place the easy to read timer in a pot of boiling water with your eggs and wait! The color will change from red to purple starting with the outside and moving towards the center. When the color change reaches your desired spot on the scale of soft to hard boiled, simply take your perfectly cooked eggs out and enjoy! The Eggsact Eggtimer is proudly Made in The USA!


    And Chad's take: Chad liked this a lot and he hard-boiled three eggs to test it out. As you'll see in the video he was concerned that he wouldn't be able to tell the 'hardness' of the boiled eggs via the color changing rings. But he found it was very easily to do through the boiling water. Chad also like the price, just $5.99 on Amazon, even cheaper at Bed, Bath & Beyond at $4.99. Amazon offers free shipping, not Prime, but it's an 'add-on item. Bed Bath & Beyond ships for free on orders over $29.00. All in all Chad thought this was something that eggsactly did what it was supposed to do.

  $5.99 (Add-on item at Amazon, free shipping, but not Prime.)


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

    Cellboost Instant Power Battery for Portable Phones

    Before all the hundreds of external battery chargers that most of us have several of, there was Cellboost. It was introduced at CES 2003 or 2004 and it was an instant hit. This little device, about the size of a cigarette lighter could simply be plugged into your cellphone where it would let you enjoy 40 to 60 minutes of talk time and about 60 hours of standby time. But there was one big drawback. It was for one time use only! When it ran out of power, it's was thrown away. But it was great for travelers or anyone on the go. There were dozens of models, because each phone needed its own special connector. It sold for about $6.00 and was light-weight and easy to carry. Surprising there a few still available for sale on Amazon.


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    We’re looking for more Viewer Videos!


    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.


    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.


    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.


    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 a tiny amount of fame (hopefully), an autographed MAD magazine and a 35-year-old Alfred E. Neuman picture. So that's one more (so-so) reason to send in your video!

    IMPORTANT: We'll just shower you with praise for your video if you live outside the US or Canada since we can't afford to send stuff outside of those two places. (Thanks for understanding.)


    All show submissions go to



    Letter of the week:


    Rowel Cardenas


    hi dick, found something that you, a fellow rail enthusiast may like (not entirely sure if its gizwiz worthy yet)


    From archiemcphee website:



    Rowel C.