Dick DeBartolo, The Giz Wiz

Episode 1469 (2:01:55)

Dickie D recently bought the MUTE BUTTON after watching a video of it sent in by Mo, a big fan of The Giz Wiz Show. It solves a problem we all have, and that's the need to lower or shut the sound of the TV when the phone rings, or someone shouts to you from another room. Finding the “Mute” button on the typical remote is no easy chore. It's worse if you're getting up in years and you're looking for the “mute” bottom in a darkened room. You need 20/20 eyesight to find that mini mute button. Enter the giant Smash Mute button! The Smash Mute is an electronic device that learns the mute signal from any television remote control, and then duplicates that signal allowing the user to mute that television in a second or two. The big red button is approximately 200x larger than the average TV mute button. It measures 5 1/4" x 3" x 1 3/8" and takes two AA batteries which are not included. You do have to program the Smash Mute Button, but don't worry; that takes about 10 seconds! And here's good news. The instructions are printed in big letters and every step has a photo. One thing to be aware of, and fortunately they point this out in the “if your button doesn't work” list. After your Smash Mute Button blinks twice to let you know its programmed, you have to move the switch from 'learn' to 'use' very, very quickly. Outside of that, all is SO easy! It got 4.5 out of 5 stars on Amazon from almost 100 people. It was $19.50 when I bought it on Amazon, and was still that price on 3/10/18.

Amazon link: http://amzn.to/2FqWA73