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    The Giz Wiz is a weekly Saturday guest on The Tech Guy with -- who else? - The Tech Guy, Leo Laporte.

    Leo Laporte & I chat about some sort of fun or weird gadget weekly his The Tech Guy Radio Show. The show is syndicated by Premiere to over 180 radio stations around the country. Leo's closing in on 1.5 million listeners! I'm on the Saturday Show with The Giz Wiz Gadget of the Week. My spot is on about 1:45 PM PST / 4:45 PM EST. 

     And should you watch The Tech Guy on TWiT please stay tuned, because after the Tech Guy Show I record the Giz Giz, an hour show with videos, guest of the week, Match Game questions and more! That starts about 2:10 PM PST/ 5:10 PM EST. Watch it all at http://www.twitlive.tv/

    All The Tech Guy Labs show notes, shows & info can be found here:

    http://techguylabs.com/radio/ 

    Below are the gadgets we've talked about on the show.

    Saturday
    Feb182017

    Lori from Shark Tank bought 33% of this company for $500,000, but you can buy one starting at about $69.99

    Biaggi makes a wide variety of folding travel bags. From a small easy-to-store pouch various versions can open up to a 31" suitcase. Biaggi says you can pack smarter and fit everything you need for an extended trip in their inventive and spacious ZipSak 31-inch MicroFold Upright. Their clever Z-fold design allows you to transform it from a compact pouch into a spacious 31-inch high rolling duffle with plenty of room for all your travel essentials. It packs and acts like conventional suitcase, but once your back home or at your destination, the ZipSack easily compresses back into the small pouch that can be hidden away. Their folded duffle for example, takes up to 80% less room than comparable bags, and weighs only 5.7 pounds! The ZipSak duffle is constructed of a tough crinkle oxford nylon fabric in a variety of trendy hues. They also feature four durable pro-velocity spinner wheels for easy maneuverability. (Watch the video to see a demo of their newest travel bag, the ZipSak expandable. It's a 22" carry-on that expands into a 28" piece of checked luggage. Those three bags in the photo, are all the same new expandable Biaggi bag called Boost. The Biaggie Boost expandable bag in the photo will be available in May. MSRP: $89.99. Other bags range in price from about $59.99 to $99.99.

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

    Company websitehttp://www.biaggi.com/

    Biaggi on Amazon: http://amzn.to/2liSOPQ

    Saturday
    Feb112017

    Ever made zoodles? How about swoodles?

    Meet the new Hamilton Beach Spiralizer

     

    The Hamilton Beach 4-in- 1 Electric Spiralizer is a way to easily transform vegetables and fruits into spirals and ribbons for nutritious and visually appetizing meals. Zoodles and swoodles are a fun and tasty way to get more good stuff into your family’s diet. (Zoodles are spiralized zucchini, swoodles are spiralized sweet potatoes.) I thought they looked delicious at the demo table, but was disappointed to learn what I thought was bacon was actually a red carrot. There are several options; from thin spirals like spaghetti to thicker spirals like linguine and fettuccini, or even ribbons. The 4-in- 1 Spiralizer is perfect for zucchini, squash, cucumbers, large carrots, potatoes and more. It comes with a 2.5” chute that fits a variety of vegetables and fruits whole. The included bowl holds up to six cups of spiralized contents and comes with a lid for easy storage of anything left over.But wait, there's more! The device comes with a cleaning brush, as well as cord storage. Plus the chute flips upside down and the cutting cones fit neatly into the bowl for compact storage. The Hamilton Beach 4-in- 1 Electric Spiralizer (Model 70935) has a MSRP: $49.99 and will be available starting April 2017 exclusively at Bed Bath & Beyond. Now go eat your vegetables!

     

    Giz Wiz Video: https://youtu.be/_ex7OV_46Z0

    Friday
    Feb032017

    From The NY International Boat Show - World Introduction of the new Sea Ray SLX 400.

    Here's what Sea Ray says about their brand new SLX 400. (I'm added my comments in brackets, like this one.) The SLX 400 was conceived as the ideal entertaining vessel for socializing with large groups of family and friends. (It can sit 16 to 20 people, but keep safety in mind.) It's marketed as ‘the Entertainer,’ because boaters will be hard pressed to find anything this boat can’t do — or store. For those into stand-up paddle boarding, you’ll find enclosed storage for two full-sized boards. Additional storage throughout the boat holds large items, towels and other belongings safely out of the fray. For entertaining there's a well-appointed wet bar with refrigerator, sink and available dual grills. The transom entertainment zone — featuring a stereo, sprayer, and comfy aft-facing seating overlooking the integral extended swim platform. The most remarkable cockpit feature is the innovative new fold-down patio, a brilliantly designed wing of the hull that opens 90 degrees to expand the cockpit all the way to the water. (This is unique, I haven't seen it before in a boat this size. The SLX 400 include Axius® joystick control, for effortless docking and maneuvering in the tightest of spaces. (I've used Sea Ray joystick control on a different 40+ Sea Ray boat and it is amazingly easy to use, especially for leaving the dock and returning.) Raymarine® 14” glass displays let you create your dashboard instrument layout. Below deck there's a private head with shower, luxury sleeping for four, flat screen TV and more. Engine options to power this beauty between 40 and 50 mph. Depending on options it can range up to the $500,000 range.

     

    Giz Wiz Video: https://youtu.be/eAPOZuFS2Sc

     

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

    Friday
    Jan272017

    How many baby strollers have a generator to charge your smart phone? This one does!

    Every year 4Moms seems to come with some great tech to help take care of babies. The latest shown at CES is their Moxie Stroller. It's a high-tech and stylish stroller with unique features like an LCD dashboard that displays speed, distance, temperature and calories burned. Plus, of course, headlights, tail-lights, and even a smart phone charger! The company says it's compatible with their 4moms self installing car seat we showed last year, and several other models. It's suitable for a child from birth to 55 lb and offers a full coverage canopy with pop out shade and UPF 30 protection. It's said to grow with your baby: carriage, parent-facing seat, and forward-facing seat modes and 5 position adjustable handlebar. The battery is self-charging via generators in the rear wheels. Other features include dashboard bag and storage basket, cup holder, swivel locks on front wheels for rough terrain, easy one-step fold, front and rear wheel suspension. MSRP: is $699.99. 

    Giz Wiz CES Video: https://youtu.be/uE02aLsWdgA 

    Company website: https://www.4moms.com/moxi

    Friday
    Jan202017

    A new take on a tiny keyboard from Lenovo.

    With a mini-keyboard being an important part of a 'home entertainment system' Lenovo has come to market with a very innovative product. Called the Lenovo 500 Multimedia Controller, it looks like a traditional mini-keyboard, but it's not. Even though this wireless device fits in your hand like so many other keyboards, you won't find a dedicated mouse pad. And why not? Because they've designed it so the entire keyboard is the touch pad. Hit the keys with your thumbs (or any fingers) to type, or run your fingers over Lenovo 500 media Controller entire surface to scroll, open and close windows, etc. But wait, there's more, Lenovo says their 500 Multimedia Controller has a larger-than-average wireless range of 65+ feet. Dimensions: 5.71" x 3.37" x 0.74". Powered by 2 AA batteries. MSRP is price is under $55.00 and it will be available from starting April 2017. 

    More info at Lenovo website: http://tinyurl.com/LenovoCES17  

     

    Specs for the Lenovo 500 Multimedia Controller: http://bit.ly/2i3jf9Q.