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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 if you watch The Tech Guy stay tuned. Because after the Tech Guy Show  Leo does The New Screen Savers Show, and then I return to do Giz Fiz PM, a show with viewer questions, Match Game questions, videos, guest of the week and more! That starts when New Screen Saver ends..about 5:00 PM PST/ 8:00 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
    Jul152017

    Meet Logitech's Brio - 4K's an option.

    From CE Week in NYC, July 2017, here's info on their Brio 4K webcam:

     

    Logitech’s best webcam ever is packed with industry firsts. Whether you’re a business or home office professional, streamer, YouTuber, vlogger or anyone else looking for a top-of-the-line webcam, BRIO brings you one of the highest quality desktop video experience available. Dim light? Back light? Bright sunlight? No problem. Advanced Logitech RightLight 3 with High Dynamic Range (HDR) auto adjusts exposure and contrast so you always look your best in any lighting. 4k Ultra HD Video BRIO delivers a premier video collaboration, streaming and recording experience. Record professional-quality video in stunning 4K Ultra HD. (4K requires Skype for Business, a USB 3.0 port and cable - cable not supplied.) With multiple resolutions, including 1080p and 720p, BRIO supports every video app, monitor and bandwidth. Logitech’s first webcam with an infrared sensor supports Windows Hello and other facial recognition applications for speedier logins with a higher level of security. MSRP $199.99.

     

    Amazon: ($179.99 http://amzn.to/2tR6BBu (Not great reviews online here.)

     

    Giz Wiz Video: https://youtu.be/6revdmGUhlE

     

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

    Saturday
    Jul152017

    A Smart Button For Baby.

    The MonBaby Smart Button tracks your baby’s movements and sends an alert to your smart phone or tablet when your attention is needed so YOU CAN GET SOME SLEEP! It alerts you about stomach sleeping, stoppage in breathing movements, falls and unusual activity – all of the data is sent to your smart phone or tablet with easy access through the MonBaby app on iOS or Android devices. It has a small form factor design to fit over any typical baby clothing. You will be able to continue to use the monitor at different stages of your child’s development. Now the company says it works optimally when placed in the same room with your smartphone. But you can extend the range via the free MonBridge app available on compatible Android devices via Google Play and the Amazon App Store. Compatible with iPhone 5 and above and Android devices with 4.4 software and Bluetooth 4.0. Comes with an extra battery and a mini screwdriver for convenience. $99.99 

    Amazon link: http://amzn.to/2riTNW5

     

    Giz Wiz Video: https://youtu.be/nkUAnNt7NaE

     

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

    Saturday
    Jul082017

    Turn your non-touch computer into a touch screen computer for as little as $70!

    It's the AirBar Sensor by Neonode. As you'll see in the video, AirBar gives your PC and (soon) MacBook Air touchscreen capabilities. The sleek, lightweight device emits an invisible light field over a laptop screen that senses touch from any finger, stylus, paintbrush, etc. AirBar enables touch for most PC laptops running Windows® 10, as well as the MacBook Air 13”.

    The sleek matte black (PC) or brushed aluminum (Mac) bar attaches to the bottom of a display with magnets and connects instantly through a USB port. No software installation for the PC-compatible device, and only a quick software installation for the Mac-compatible device is required. The device is available in three different sizes to fit a variety of PC screens: 13.3”, 14” and 15.6”, as well as a Mac-compatible version that fits the MacBook Air 13”. 

    Giz Wiz Video: https://youtu.be/3Fx7-EGSgm0  

    Company videohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6VdbZxBoac 

    Company website: http://www.air.bar/ 

    3 PC Versions Are Here on Amazon, all under $70:http://amzn.to/2t4Wc4O

    Saturday
    Jul012017

    Meet the MEEM memory-charging cable

    MEEM is a fresh new take on smartphone back up. It's a phone charger cable that automatically backs up personal data on a smartphone to the cable. And it does that every time the phone is charged. With people using phones more and more for high quality photos and video and quick text communications, a phone’s storage fills up quickly with precious content and the more personal information stored, the higher the anxiety of losing or having that data stolen is. With MEEM, backing up your smartphone is a simple solution that fits into a daily routine. Just plug in your MEEM (either for an Android or iPhone device) choose and confirm a four-digit PIN and back up of your personal data starts immediately. MEEM keeps personal data safe in your hands, under your physical control, and inaccessible to anyone else. MEEM is available to purchase in the UK, Europe and North America direct through the manufacturer or on Amazon. Prices start at $59.99 for the 32GB version. There's a 16 GB version there too for $49.99, which is no longer offered by the company. (Amazon as of 7/1/17) and price will depend on if it's for iOS or Android and the amount of memory inside.

    Giz Wiz Video: https://youtu.be/cKRgpnxY4LM

     

    Amazon link: http://amzn.to/2s4qgMx

     

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

    Friday
    Jun232017

    The Monoprice feature packed MP Select Mini 3D Printer V2.

    The folks at Monoprice say that too often, getting a low-cost 3D printer can mean getting a box of ill-fitted parts with poorly written and incomplete documentation. You end up spending hours on the internet, searching forums and asking for help to get the printer assembled and operating properly. Monoprice operates differently and their MP Select Mini 3D Printer V2 is a perfect example! This 2nd generation model printer not only comes fully assembled, it has already been calibrated at the factory. All you have to do is perform a quick check to verify that the print bed is still leveled, in case it shifted during shipping, then load the included microSD card, load some filament, and start printing the preloaded model. Nowhere else will you find a 3D printer ready to print out of the box at such a low price! Other features include Insulated and heated built plate with pre-installed build mat, Nozzle cooling fan and main board cooling fan, and accessory kit with all-metal nozzle, Wi-Fi, microSD card, USB connectivity, and 3.7" IPS color screen. Tech Specs: 4.7" x 4.7" x 4.7" Build Area / Resolution: 100 microns (0.1mm) / Filament Diameter 1.75mm /Speed 55mm/sec / Connectivity Wi-Fi, microSD™ card, USB / Printable Materials ABS & PLA / Windows and Mac compatible. Compatible with Cura, Repetier, and other software $219.99. Watch the video of this week's show to learn a little about an even lower-priced 3-D Printer model coming August, 2017.  

    Giz Wiz Video: https://youtu.be/yENZJQ8d-ks

     

    Company website page: https://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=21711