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    Thursday
    May172018

    The Giz Wiz Show 1675, May 18th 2018 Independent Show #158

    WELCOME TO SHOW #2 OF YEAR FOUR OF INDEPENDENT PRODUCTION!

    The Giz Wiz Show recently started it's13th year! The first show was February 20th, 2006. And this episode is show two of our 4th year of Independent Production! That's thanks to our wonderful Patreon supporters! 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. (As we can say honestly, asking for more Patreon supporters is not to make money, it helps us lose less money doing The Giz Wiz. Thanks!)

    This week three more fun gadgets from the Time To Play Magazine Spring event.

    Feel Cozy Inside One Of The Fun Blankie Tails

    One of the latest Blankie Tails is their Official My Little Pony Seapony Blanket. Here are some details from the company. Just like the original mermaid blankets from Blankie Tails, kids can climb inside our new seapony blanket and let their imaginations swim away with cuddly fun! This premium, one-of-a-kind design leaves no detail behind! Snuggle down into cozy, double-sided minky fleece with plush dot embellishments. Kids will flip their fins for the super soft and sparkly fins in gorgeous colors and the expertly embroidered cutie mark of each of the ponies. Measures 5 feet in length and is recommend for ages 3 and up who are between 2.5 to 5 feet tall. Buy with confidence knowing Blankie Tails offers a 30-day money back guarantee on all products.

    Giz Wiz Video: https://youtu.be/bpm4NDLi144  

    Blankie Tails on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2IOg4n4

    Company website: www.blankietails.com

    See or hear this show: www.gizwiz.tv/episode/1675

    Thursday
    May172018

    Big fun with minature versions of retro toys. 

    Think Small! Take a trip back in time with Super Impulse! They make an entire line of "World's Smallest" --  miniature versions of iconic toys like the original Wiz-z-zer, Doodletop, Etch-A-Sketch, Rubik’s Cube and more! Timeless memories and timeless fun that fits in your pocket on-the-go. And it's not only games, they make miniature versions of the old Polaroid camera, Pez dispensers, Rubik's Cube, even the world's smallest Lite-Brite and Lincoln Logs. They're small, but they're likely to bring back big memories. They start down around $7 and up. Their video arcade games you'll see in this week's show have mini LCD screens, light up, and you can actually play them. They sell in the $20 to $25 range.

    Giz Wiz Video: https://youtu.be/U7iGoVILXQw  

     

    Super Impulse Gadgets on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2rLpFRB 

     

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

     

    See or hear this show: www.gizwiz.tv/episode/1675  

    Amazon links are GizWiz Links. Pay the same as everybody else, but Giz Wiz Biz gets a small credit to buy more stuff for the show. 

    Thursday
    May172018

    Become Ironman At Home!

    Hasbro says you can battle like Iron Man with the Hero Vision Iron Man AR Experience! This movie-inspired, 1:1 scale mask features a brand-new experience from Hasbro that combines traditional role play with Augmented Reality (AR) technology. Download the HERO VISION app, place a compatible device inside the AR goggles, place AR markers around the play area, put on the AR mask, and then get ready to see digital images from the hero’s world in front of kids’ eyes. Collect Infinity Stones sold separately to unlock power-ups in the App. Includes AR mask, AR goggles, AR gauntlet, three AR markers, and one Infinity Stone, plus instructions. And if you need them, you can print replacement AR Markers from Image Gallery. Compatible with select devices.

     Giz Wiz Video: https://youtu.be/Ys9ndo_2dlQ  

    Company website: https://apps.hasbro.com/ 

     

    See or hear this show: www.gizwiz.tv/episode/1675  

    Thursday
    May172018

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

    Chad polled our loyal Patreon members and asked them to vote on his cheap theme for May. Their choice was “Cheap DIY Gadgets”! This week Chad's pick is RetroPie.

    Now I know nothing about RetroPie, so I'll let the website Chad used explain it:

     

    RetroPie allows you to turn your Raspberry Pi, ODroid C1/C2, or PC into a retro-gaming machine. It builds upon Raspbian, EmulationStation, RetroArch and many other projects to enable you to play your favourite Arcade, home-console, and classic PC games with the minimum set-up. For power users it also provides a large variety of configuration tools to customise the system as you want. RetroPie sits on top of a full OS, you can install it on an existing Raspbian, or start with the RetroPie image and add additional software later. It's up to you.

     

    You'll really have to watch this week's show because Chad explains what he did and show us some the results.

     

    Here's where Chad started: https://retropie.org.uk/

     

    If you don't high tech skills, check out this page I found on Amazon. It looks you can buy many Retro Systems already built.

     

    https://amzn.to/2It62IE

     

    See or hear this show: www.gizwiz.tv/episode/1675

    Thursday
    May172018

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

    This week's video is from our regular contributor Mo. He buys almost as many gadgets as I do and often finds one I overlooked like the one in this week's video. I think it's such a great idea I already ordered one on Amazon.

    Here's Mo's email:

     

    Hey Guys

     

    I got one more gadget, that you guys may like.

     

    YouTube: https://youtu.be/-GnVGlHhXIY

     

    Mo

     See or hear this show: www.gizwiz.tv/episode/1675

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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.

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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 guys

     

    Saw this, & thought u guys would find it as cool I I did, brings back a lot of memories. Just wish they did full size replicas, or @ least, shoe box size 1s.

     

    https://tinyurl.com/gadgetwarehouseMoTinyGadgets

     

    Mo