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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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                                                      www.twit.tv/giz

    Monday
    Jun122017

    Hot, New Gadgets for the Outdoors...I showed on World News Now

    Here's the spot from World News Now:  (I'll post it once it airs, so please check back.)

    The Fugoo Go Portable Blue Tooth Speaker is great for the outdoors. As you saw on World News Now I played a tune on this speaker and then while it was still playing, dropped into a clear contained of water. It was problem for the speaker which Fugoo says is 100% Waterproof + dust / mud / shock proof too. Another neat feature is that the cord trim around the speaker can be slid off to become a convenient way to hang the speaker from a beach chair, a tree, a bike, lots of places outside. Orof  just use the little hook that's already at the top of the speaker. Fugoo says you can expect up to 10 hours play time on a full charge. You can also control the music on your phone from the speaker itself. MSRP $79.99. But it's often on sale for as low as $59.99.

    On this Amazon page it's for sale for both $79.99 & $59.99, sometimes with added shipping at the lower $59.99 price.

    http://amzn.to/2sstDQI

    Giz Wiz Link. Pay exactly the same as everyone else by Giz Wiz Biz gets a small credit to buy more stuff on Amazon.

    Monday
    Jun122017

    Make a single Tea Light candle up to 100 times brighter!

    That's what Caframo says about their JOI Lamp Tea Light Candle Powered LED Lamp. And yes, it does work! The JOI lamps doesn't use batteries, solar or wall power to create its own light. It does use thermo-electric technology to transform the energy of a single tea light candle into enough light to illuminate your night time dining inside or outside. Within about four minutes of lighting it, JOI begins to convert the heat of the candle into enough power to light the 8 bright LED's on top. The box copy says: '100X brighter than one tea light candle” and that sounds very reasonable after this using really unusual lamp. The design makes it an ideal centerpiece and the technology makes it perfect for indoor or outdoor lighting. Watch the video I show on WNN to see how versatile this lamp design is with dozens of various positions for the movable, extending arms, and adjustable shade. On Amazon it got 4.7 out of 5 stars from 65 reviewers, so people do love this lantern. It's not inexpensive at about $107.00 on Amazon, but I have seen it as low as $89 by doing a web search.

     

    Full Giz Wiz Video:  https://youtu.be/k3rzmbAc86M

     

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

     

    Company website: http://www.caframolifestylesolutions.com/product/joi/joi-heat-powered-lamp/

    Sunday
    Jun112017

    A power cleaner that can clean even if you're not near a hose.

    The all-new Hydroshot from WORX is the first-of-its-kind. It's a battery operated, portable, self-pressurized power cleaning and watering device. It's compact and ideal for quick and easy cleaning tasks. The dual-system design allows for remote watering capabilities and converts to a strong but gentle power cleaner delivering up to 5X more power (320psi) than your conventional garden hose alone. But a hose is not necessary, which is what makes this device so unique. It can draw fresh water from a pool, a bucket, or any other fresh water source. (20 foot clear hose, with filter included.) Two-speed operation allows for additional power when your project demands it, or increased runtime depending on your preference. Notice Worx calls this a power cleaning device and not a full-power pressure washer. It's way-more portable, but less powerful. I love using it for my boat, where it way easier to use than draggin a bigger unit on the dock.) The Hydroshot is a member of the WORX 20V Power Share platform so the battery is compatible with the entire line of WORX 20V DIY yard and power tools. It comes with an extension wand, 20' hose, & carrying bag. It's under $106.00 at Amazon, about $72 if you already have a Worx 20V battery & charger.

    http://amzn.to/2scSjfF

    Sunday
    Jun112017

    MyCharge makes their 'biggest charger' yet.

    MyCharge makes a wide variety of external battery chargers. They've dubbed one of their newest most powerful chargers, “Outdoor AC”. Their Adventure Ultra can run a 42-inch television for up to three hours. It has a maximum power output of 45 watts, also enough to run a fan or recharge a drone battery. It can also be used with 2 in 1 laptops and new laptops, such as the 12-inch MacBook, that require less than 45 watts. In additon there are two USB-A charging parts and one USB-C charging port for newer phones. Battery Capacity: 13400mAh. Recharges Via: Included the charging adapter. MSRP is $129.99. Best Buy carries in, and soon it will be wider distribution.

     Company website: https://mycharge.com/collections

    Sunday
    Jun112017

    Just in time for summer fun - Zuru Bunch of Balloons Filler/Soaker 

    Zuru says this 'dangerous'Bunch of Balloons Filler/Soaker is sure to take water fights to the next level! Using the pump you can fill up your Bunch O Balloons at any location. Bring your water fight to the beach, the park or even the swimming pool and let the fun explode! When you’re all out of water balloons, don’t let the fight end! Fill up your Hydro Blaster and drench your target from almost 30ft away!! Water fights just got way more extreme! And something I found really clever is that all the water balloons are self-tying! (Done automatically with mini-rubber bands.) Biodegradable & Recyclable. 105 Bunch O Balloons Included. The instructions say there are actually a bit more than 35 balloons in each bunch. The extras are there to make up for any of the other balloons that don't fill properly. MSRP $24.99. (Higher on Amazon as of 5/10/17, but under $25 at ToysRUs.) Was $19.99 at ToysRUs on 6/14/17 

    Original hose-only version Giz Wiz video:https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=LlWPJg6OXL0

     

    The new version can fill balloons from a bucket, a pool or tub, no hose needed:

     

    Giz Wiz Video: https://youtu.be/ExCkvEnS1ss

     

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

     

    ToysRUs is cheaper than Amazon at $25.00 here as of 5/9/17 http://tinyurl.com/mmh2sqa