The Giz Wiz

The Giz Wiz and the Sports Fan

Dick

Episode 1608

This week's gadget from the Giz Wiz is the Wearable Sports Fan. This is a weird gadget! Here's a bit of info about it from Amazon: Hand-free fan was designed as a headphone to free your hands anywhere; Fashion style makes you look so cool. Hanging around your neck, suitable for travelling in hot weather. Low/medium/high speed level. 1800mAh lithium battery. 5-10 hours of working time depends on a different speed.

The Giz Wiz ... RIP Mad Magazine

Dick

Episode 1606

The news of Mad Magazine ceasing publication of new content was stunning, especially since Dick Debartolo learned third hand. But they are going to be publishing "best of" issues moving forward. Dick says that he's been in every issue for 53 years, and realizing it's the end of the road brought him to tears. But even more of a tear-jerker was the online tributes that Dick has been reading about how beloved Mad Magazine was. Who's to blame? Leo says it's AT&T. They bought DC and Warners and closed down their offices a year and a half ago. 

The Giz Wiz ... gets scanned

Episode 1604

Kodak (actually C+A, a Kodak official licensee) showed three film scanners at the show. Models range from about $45 for the Kodak Mobile Scanner, good if you just have a limited amount of old film formats you want to digitize, up to about $179 for the Kodak Scanza. Here's info mostly from the company: All three of these devices let you convert film to jpegs. The 14 to 22MP KODAK Film Scanza Scanner converts old 35mm, 126, 110, Super 8 & 8mm Negatives & Slides to JPEG Digital Files.

The Giz Wiz and the HyperCube

The Giz Wiz

Episode 1602

HYPER, makers of the world’s most crowdfunded USB-C hubs - announces its latest Kickstarter campaign for the HyperCubeat CE Week. It's a tiny device that features a micro SD card slot, a male USB connector and two female USB ports. It connects between the USB charger and your iPhone/Android smartphone. Using a free app it allows you to automatically backup all your photos, videos, and contacts onto a micro SD card or USB drive while you charge your device.

The Giz Wiz and the 3D Tablet

Episode 1600

Yes, there's an app for that. For the first time in their six-year history, 3Doodler is going mobile. The 3Doodler App, launched earlier in 2019, features 10+ tutorials and projects. 3Doodler said there will be weekly additions. The App is designed to help kids and adults successfully construct their own 3D projects at home. Right on the screen of the device you used to download the app you'll find stencils, tutorials and step-by-step instructions in a mobile friendly format.

The Giz Wiz ... Bose'd

Dick

Episode 1598

When I was invited to a Bose press event this week, seeing a new model Bose Noise Reduction Headphone wouldn't be out of the ordinary. But their new Bose 700 Noise Reduction Wireless Headphones add an exclusive innovation no one has done before. The Bose 700 uses 8 digital signal processing microphones, and up to four of them work to isolate a user’s voice from unwanted background sounds. This makes for dramatically clearer calls to home and work, and solid accuracy from your favourite VPA; Siri, Alexia and Google Assistant.

The Giz Wiz ... Drive-thru Gadgetry

Giz Wiz

Episode 1594

Did you know about the Steering Wheel Snack Tray and Workstation? It hooks onto your steering wheel for an instant desk, sturdy enough, the company says to support a laptop or lunch and a drink. It has two sides, an eating side and a working side. Mounts on most steering wheels in seconds, but the company says if you have a thickly padded steering wheel it might not fit. The 11 inch X 16.5 inch X 0.79-inch tray is small enough to store away before you start your car and drive off. NO YOU DON'T HAVE IT IN PLACE WHILE DRIVING!

The Giz Wiz gets zAxed

Giz Wiz

Episode 1592

According to Zing Toys “Axe Throwing Competitions” are a ‘giant factor’ Well you do not need to fret concerning the threat of throwing an actual axe as a result of a brand new toy known as Zax means that you can convey all of the laughs of axe throwing in a secure means! A 12-inch comfortable foam Zax sticks to any flat floor (like partitions or glass) because of its three uniquely designed suction cups. (Well, now not always as you can see as I take a look at within the video we shot at Toy Fair.

The Giz Wiz and the Smart Base

The Giz Wiz

Episode 1590

The life of tech gadgets can be short. A perfect example of that is this JBL Smartbase. This well-built gadget from a famous company is selling for up to 90% off the MSRP. The JBL Smartbase Wireless won an Innovation Award at CES 2016 and came into the marketplace with a price of $199.95. It's described on Amazon as a: Perfect Bluetooth Dashboard Solution for Old Cars and Smartphone Navigation. It allows you to enjoy JBL quality sound wirelessly via Bluetooth.