Visit me on Facebook

The Giz Wiz Asks You!
No website changes have been recorded.

About Me

 

Dick DeBartolo, MAD's Maddest Writer, and co-host of The Giz Wiz at GizWiz.TV, The Giz Wiz on ABC's World News Now, Tech Guy Labs on TWiT and on Computer America. But wait, there's More »

Search Giz Wiz Biz
Latest Tweets
This form does not yet contain any fields.

     

    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. 

    To find out when I'm on TV again, or to learn about new gadgets between shows, follow me on Twitter:

    www.twitter.com/thegizwiz

    Want more Dick De?

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

                                                      www.twit.tv/giz

    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

    Wednesday
    May242017

    The Giz Wiz Takes To The Water With A New Engine + Some New Boating Gadgets.

    If you missed it, here's my boating gadgets spot as it appeared on World News Now, May 26, 2017:

    http://abcnews.go.com/WNN/video/boat-gadgets-47656698

    The boat you saw me driving on World News Now is a Farallon 23 Sport.It's not a new boat, but dates back to the year 2000. Farallon still builds that boat and other larger models, but they're built more as heavy duty workboats, police or sheriff boats, or fishing boats, rather than a pleasure craft. I decided to buy one because the fully enclosed cabin means I can use it year round on the Hudson River here in NYC. Also, it's a ruggedly built boat for when the Hudson turns rough.

    http://www.farallonboats.com/

     The New Yamaha Outboard. 

    But the Yamaha outboard engine is brand new. That's me at the 2017 NY Boat Show when I decided to buy the F250. It replaces a 15 year old Yamaha outboard. I new one I bought is the 2017 Yamaha 4.2L F250. It's one of Yamaha's Big Bore High Output Four Stroke V6 Outboards which include the F225, F250 & F300 hp engines. For the techies out there, here are just a few of the features via Yamaha: Plasma-Fused Sleeveless Cylinders, Narrow 60° Block Design, Variable Camshaft Timing, Electronic Multi-Point Fuel Injection and Complete Engine Warning System. All in a Compact, Lightweight Design. It's 25% more powerful than my previous Yamaha engine, but weighs less. I have the 30" shaft version which weighs in at 571 pound. My old 225 hp four stroke with a 3.3L engine and weighed in at 600+ pounds. This new F250 4.2L outboard is far more responsive as well as powerful! New technology is not inexpensive. MSRP is well over $25,000, but I paid $20,900 for mine. With an expected lifespan of over 20 years, I look at it as about 1,000 a year.

    http://yamahaoutboards.com/ 

    The Yamaha LCD Display

    The  6YC Yamaha Information Stationfeatures a five-inch, full-color, high-resolution LCD display. All on one Yamaha’s new digital gauge provides engine RPM, fuel levels, fuel burn, fuel economy, engine water pressure, etc., all in one customizable gauge. You customize your display with a variety of color options, digital and analog display styles, and day/night backlighting. Choose what you want to see and how you want to see it. So instead of my old three separates gauges, this one display unit does it all. I misspoke when I said the gauge I have is good for up to four engines. My gauge show info for up two two outboards, but Yamaha offers other digital displays that can be set up to display info for up to four outboards. Price will depend on number of engines and connections to other components on your boat.

    Brand new and available just about now, May 2017, is the new Yamaha CL7 touchscreen display and a newly-designed, more robust 7" Command Link Plus gateway.

    More info on the new display is here: http://yamahaoutboards.com/yamaha-advantage/news/company-news/new-yamaha-marine-introduces-new-cl7%E2%84%A2-display

    The prop on the boat is a Yamaha Saltwater Series IIwith SDS Technology, which is their Shift Dampening System that takes the old 'clank' out of changing gears.

    Wednesday
    May242017

    The Giz Wiz Is A Fan of this Fan. 

    The Caframo Sirocco II (II is new version) 7" 12 and 24 Volt fan features a unique gimbaled design that allows airflow to be directed in any direction of the cabin - 360°. I like that it can also be folded flat and out of the way against the bulkhead when not in use. It's a 3 speed fan with an extra features I really like. A 3, 6, 9, and 12 hour timer setting. I used to worry about leaving the cabin fan on when I left the battery which would mean coming back to a dead battery. But with the timer setting it will go off automatically after the number of hours you choose. It has manual on/off too if you want that. The is also very quiet and the blades shouldn't hurt your fingers if for some reason you (or maybe the kid's stick their fingers in.) I stuck my fingers in and they stopped the blades with doing any damage, as least to my fingers. This is a premium fan that should last for years. MSRP is $129.99, but it's available for under $100 online.

    It was $95.80 here as of 6/7/17 with free shipping, but not Amazon Prime.
     
    http://amzn.to/2r2889r 

    Company website: http://www.caframolifestylesolutions.com/product/marine/sirocco-ii-draft/