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    WORLD NEWS NOW

    With Co-hosts Diane Macedo & Kendis Gibson

    "Where more insomniacs get their news than any other source!"

    On these pages are gadgets I've shown over the past few years on the show. 

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    The Giz Wiz does a gadget show every week with co-host OMGChad Johnson on TWiT - This Week in Tech!

                                                      www.twit.tv/giz

    Monday
    Jun182018

    Fun Gadgets for the Outdoors! 

    If you missed my  spot on World News Now it's here: https://abcnews.go.com/WNN/video/gadgets-summer-55996094

    Make a lot of bubbles just by waving your fun 'animal glove'! 

    Glove-a-Bubble (The price of Glove-A-Bubble is about $2, not $10 accidentally supered on air.) 

    is a really clever idea. First of all the glove itself is the packaging. It's made of a durable plastic so my guess you'll get a summer's play out of it. And as you'll see in the video, it makes a lot of bubbles as you wave the glove. I believe they only come in one size so they might be a bit big for young kids. But maybe they can just put on other gloves and then their Glove-A-Bubble glove. I did read some of the reviews online and people complain that it's hard to dip the Glove-A-Bubble into the bag of liquid bubbles in the kit. I would do what they did at the press event, put the bubble liquid in a larger bowl, or maybe a glass pie dish. That would make for easy dipping. And once that runs out I bet they'll work just as well with any bottle of bubble liquid. And hey they're like $1.99 at Target. Beware buying them on Amazon. Some sell 4 for $9.99, which is $2.50 each, but others are charging ridiculously high prices. 

    Giz Wiz Video Extra - I play with Glove-A-Bubble: https://youtu.be/huvQr4ID6HU 

    These should be available at Target, Walmart and online.

    Today, 6/19/18 I saw a package of 10 different animal Glove-A-Bubbles on Amazon for $20.19, so that's only about $2+ each. And they're Amazon Prime. Price could change at any time.

    https://amzn.to/2I2FWa6 

    GizWiz Link, pay exactly the same as everyone else GizWiz gets a small credit to buy more stuff for the show.

    Monday
    Jun182018

    For Boaters, Here's A Giant Safety Step Up From A Cell Phone For An Emergency.

    If you're a boater, your cell phone can provide lots of marine information and keep you in touch with friends, the marina, etc. But in an real marine emergency, the Cobra Marine MR HH 600 VHF radio can a lot more. It has the ability to know your GPS coordinates and automatically transmit them with DSC calls to notify the Coast Guard or other vessels of your exact position in case of emergency. This radio also floats and has a built-in flashlight and emergency S.O.S. strobe. With the Bluetooth feature,  you can keep your cell phone safe and dry the cabin, and place/receive phone calls through the VHF radio out on deck. A feature called Rewind-Say-Again – lets you replay missed VHF calls. And there's selectable output - that lets you choose between 1, 3, and 6 Watts for short and long range communication. There's weather alert, NOAA weather channels and illuminated keys, including a dedicated Man Over Board key. MSRP: $229.99, but I see it on sale on Amazon for $199.99.

    I just found the Cobra Marine MR HH 600 on Defender for under $150! I don't know how long that sale price will last. I have no affiliation with Defender but I have bought marine supplies there quite a few times and found them reliable.

    https://www.defender.com/product.jsp?id=3706548

    It's also here on Amazon for $187.50 in white: https://amzn.to/2lltMQY

    That price could change at any minute on Amazon and that's an affiliate link. Pay the same, GizWiz gets a small credit to buy more stuff. Thank you.

    Company website page: https://cobra.com/products/mrhh600 

    Monday
    Jun182018

    Cooking on camping or hiking trip? This could be a big help!

    Amazon says: Be Prepared for All Your Camping, Hiking or Backpacking Adventures and Equip Yourself with the #1 Camping Cookware Mess Kit, Outdoor Cooking Backpacking Gear & Camping Backpack and Hiking Picnic Set. (Yes, they love those endless titles.) I bought this kit just to see what it looked like in person and to make a video about it so you too could see if it lives up to its hype. Actually, I think the kit is very compact, and well made. I'm not sure you'll be making gourmet meals with it, but it's lightweight, packs into a small (included) nylon bag and might also be good just to have for emergencies. The company says the kit contains: FDA approved anodized aluminum pot and frying pan (non-stick surface) + one pot cover. Folding stainless steel spork, spoon, knife, and regular fork. 2 BPA Free bowls, Rice (or soup) ladle, loofah Sponge, carabiner to carry the kit, fire starter, and a mini-stove with Piezo ignition. Be sure to watch the video to see the size of these items, especially the stove, which is more like tiny, than mini. The complete kit was $24.99 when I bought mine late May 2018, and it was still that price on 6/8/18. Be aware, the exact same set is available for $34.99, so you don't want to pay an extra $10. Also there are cheaper versions on Amazon which do not include the stove, so you have option too.  

    Giz Wiz Video Extra: https://youtu.be/lME8sL1f3_0

     

    https://amzn.to/2I5n4aQ 

    Monday
    Jun182018

    Here's a pair of gloves you probably haven't seen before. 

    The Claw Gloves can handle a variety of gardening tasks with your gloves on. These gloves have rugged built-in claws! I bought the two pack so you can have one 'claw' glove & one non-claw glove for right or left hand. Use them for digging, planting, and raking small areas of the garden easily and free from needing other garden tools. I have not used these personally, but my co-host Chad Johnson (OMGchad), of The Giz Wiz Show found them, used them and said they work quite well for small garden chores. The two pack is the way to go. You get two Claw gloves, a left and right, and two non-claw gloves, a left and a right. That way you have a nice selection of what you want to wear to work in the garden. They're unisex gloves and only come in black & green. They're a stretchy fabric, so it's one-size fits most. They're inexpensive too. As of 6/18/18, a two pair set was under $10.

    This is the two-pair set I bought on Amazon. They are still $8.99 as of 6/18/18 & Amazon Prime.

    https://amzn.to/2M4b4Zo

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    Monday
    Jun182018

    Watermelon Smash - The lastest way to get wet.

    Watermelon Smash is a fun new twist on the water roulette game. It challenges each player to press the watermelon against their head as many times as the number on the spinner. It's a suspenseful game because you never know when the watermelon will fully crack open. (You'll see my surprise when I tried playing the game and got drenched. The link is at the Giz Wiz Video Extra below.) If it cracks on your turn, you either get covered with water or plastic watermelon seeds and you are out of the game. Be the last player left to avoid having the watermelon crack open and you win. Great for indoor play with seeds or outdoor play with water. The seeds are plastic and looked to be harmless, but not nearly as much fun as having it filled with water. Suggested Age is 6 Years and Up. And up to 8 people can play according to the directions. It's $19.99 at Target.

     

    Giz Wiz Video Extra: https://youtu.be/UIOM5casOZI 

      

    Target Link:  

    https://goto.target.com/c/1237229/81938/2092?u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.target.com%2Fp%2Fwatermelon-smash-board-game%2F-%2FA-53027224

      

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    And For the Beach -- A Giz Wiz Extra. Keep that beach umbrella from blowing away.

     

    The Noblo Umbrella Anchor is a 12in X 18in bag that fills easily with sand and cinches closed. Noblo weighs approximately 35lbs. with sand. Noblo is simple to velcro to beach umbrella above the spokes with industrial strength velcro. Noblo un-cinches easily to dump sand and fold small enough to fit in ones hand. No more runaway beach umbrellas. No more injuries from flying beach umbrellas. Made in New Jersey, USA. Please keep in mind that noblo is packaged by people with special needs. (The Giz Wiz adds: I know about this item, but haven't used it. Seems designed to work though.) It's $20 on Amazon. 

     

    https://amzn.to/2I0RN8M