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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, and on Tech Guy Labs with Leo Laporte on TWiT.tv. But wait, there's More »

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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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    Friday
    Feb232018

    Here's a game that might shock you!

    Shock Box is called The Reaction Challenge game! There are four game modes: Intense, Exteme, Memory and Rapid Fire. It's for 2-4 players, ages 14+. And yes, you can feel the shock. I asked for the lowest mode, but I easily felt it, so beware of that. And notice, "ages 14+".

    It's already listed on the company website although the spokesperson said it would be available in the Spring.

    Zing website:

    https://zing.store/products/shock-box   

    MSRP: $29.99, but it will usually be cheaper once it's online at other places. 

     

    Saturday
    Jan202018

    Here Are The Unique Gadgets You May Not Know About That I Showed on World News Now.

    Here's the CES 2018 spot as it appeared on World News Now:

    http://tinyurl.com/WNN-GizWiz-CES2018

    PogoCam is a small, lightweight, easily removable eyewear camera that captures photos and HD videos from the users’ perspective. (Basically it shoots where you look since it's mounted on your sun or eyeglasses. It has a five-megapixel sensor and can capture and store 100 still photographs or up to three minutes of 720p HD video at 30 frames / second with full audio. (It's not a three minute video, but six 30-second clips, perfect for social media use). The camera is activated by a single button press, is focus free with auto-white balance. But wait, there's more! The included pocket smart case can recharge PogoCam up to three times in as little as 35 minutes for each recharge cycle. The smart case also transmits photographs wirelessly to a smartphone or tablet via Bluetooth. It attaches magnetically to frames having PogoTrack technology or to PogoLoop (a universal adapter which is attachable to the vast majority of eyeglass frames). Available at the company website, Amazon.com, and hundreds of other locations. It's $149.00.  

    Giz Wiz Video with a company exec: https://youtu.be/zaLTszlESeM

     

    Short Giz Wiz Video Shot with the Pogocam: https://youtu.be/nDsZzn1su80 

     

    Here's the Pogocam link on Amazon, but as of 1/22/18 there is a better deal on the company website. Pay the same $149, but get a free pair of sunglasses with the magnetic strip built in: http://amzn.to/2DL8lkO   

     

    Company website with free glasses offer, as of 1/22/18: http://www.pogotec.com/ 

    Saturday
    Jan202018

    Alexa Answers From Above Via The First Alert Onelink Safe And Sound

    Alexa was everywhere at CES 2018. One place it makes sense, now that I've seen it (but not heard it) is in the new First Alert Onelink Safe & Sound. The company says this is the 1st smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) alarm with a superior home speaker and Alexa built-in! The reason I think this is a clever idea is that you're going to install smoke/CO detectors in a lot of rooms. Since the First Alert units need a speaker to call out the emergencies, why not install a top-notch speaker and Alexa, so you can also use the unit to communicate with Alexa. That way you can have music in every room, get the weather, etc. throughout the house. They require WiFi and when one unit goes off, it sets off the other units in the house. The alarm can also alert you on your mobile phone whether or home or away. The built-in voice alerts announce the location and type of emergency. A Google Assistant version is coming too. Available soon. (This was posted 1/18/18). $249.99. A lower price version without Alexa will be coming mid-summer for under $150.00. 

    Giz Wiz Video shot at CES: https://youtu.be/NoMbw7CSCH8  

     

    Company website: www.firstalert.com/onelink

    Saturday
    Jan202018

    Now you can easily add Alexa to your car!

    If you're a fan of the Giz Wiz Show you know we're a fan of Anker. They started by building great external battery chargers at very competitive prices, but are now branching out into other electronics. One of their newest companies is called Roav. Chad was over at the Anker booth at Showstoppers and shot a video about their first product. It's the Roav Viva, an onboard 12 volt device charger. Many other companies make car chargers that plug into the cigarette lighter plug, but his new car charger offers something no other one does so far. Yes, it can smart-charge two devices (up to 2.4V each), but it also has Alexa built in! That's right, Alexa takes to the road with the Roav Viva. It connects to your car’s stereo and your smart phone via Bluetooth. Then using your phone’s data plan and the Roav app, you can ask Alexa for directions, stream music, makes calls and more. The audio is via your car's audio system. It's was introduced at CES 2018, and it's available now, or very shortly. MSRP: $49.99.

    Company website: https://goroav.com/ 

    Amazon linkhttp://amzn.to/2EYmJFp 

    (GizWiz Link. Pay the same as everyone else GizWizBiz gets a small credit to buy more stuff to show on shows. Thanks.)

    Saturday
    Jan202018

    Kingston Lets You Add Seven Inputs To Many New Computers That Are "Port-shy".

    New laptops are thinner, smaller and many have the newer USB-C ports. Unfortunately, they don't have much else in the way of ports. That where the new Nucleum from Kingston has you covered. Whether you want to connect to a larger monitor, add an external keyboard or need to offload large files you now have many more options. This new device the ideal hub for newer devices like MacBooks. You can use your favorite mouse, monitor, and other accessories you’ve become used to with your new notebook. With this single USB-C hub you can connect up to 7 devices. It provides 2 USB-C ports, two USB-A 3.0 ports as well as a 4K HDMI (out). But wait, there's more! There's also an SD and microSD card slot. MSRP: $79.99 and due out very soon. This was written on 1/20/18. My experience has been that once a new device gets widely distributed, discounts will be easily available.

    Company website: https://www.kingstongo.com/us/hub/nucleum-usb-type-c-hub

    Amazon link: http://amzn.to/2DSG63p   (Selling for MSRP)