Dick Debartolo

The Giz Wiz and the Victrola Revolution


Episode 1841

At Pepcom Victrola introduced the Revolution GO, the world’s first portable, rechargeable, Bluetooth record player. Take vinyl records any place you want to listen like a tailgate party or camping trip. For easy carrying, the Revolution GO features a retractable handle and detachable guitar strap, which can be replaced with a guitar strap of your choice for a customizable carrying solution. The removable lid doubles as a display for your five vinyl records of the day. Features a 3-speed belt-driven turntable with an Audio Technica moving magnetic cartridge.

The Giz Wiz .... listen to my glasses

Giz Wiz

Episode 1837

What can happen if you’re wearing the brand new Soundcore Audio EyeWear. Available November 2021 these new frames feature the company’s patented Open-Surround system, designed with two customized drivers in each arm of the eyeglasses. The main speaker is in front of the user’s ear, with another located behind the ear to help amplify the stereo sound. The frames also feature on-ear wearing detection and will automatically pause audio when the glasses are removed, then turn on when put back on.

The GizWiz and  the Keyhole Companion


Episode 1835

This week's gadget is called the Keyhole Companion. And what’s it for. Now when hanging a picture, or more importantly for tech folks, hanging another power strip. You don’t need to guess where the screws in the wall have to be mounted. There is no measuring. You put these Keyhole markers on the back of the object you're hanging. Those red gadgets are spring-loaded and will lock into the mounting hole of the powerstrip. Now you place it where you want it on the wall. Then after you level the object – a level is included in the kit – you push the Keyhole Companion against the wall.

The Giz Wiz Gets Bumped

The Giz Wiz

Episode 1833

This week's gadget is from a company Leo and Dickie D looked at nearly 15 years ago. The Flybar Bumper Car for Kids delivers screen-free entertainment for kids ages 1.5 – 4 years. Able to support up to 66 pounds, this baby bumper car lets kids zip around the house while they race, chase, spin and bump. Little ones can steer the kid car from the driver’s seat with the easy-to-use joysticks. The Flybar kids bumper car is powered by an integrated 6V battery and it comes with a 120V wall charger.

The Giz Wiz .... Having it Both Ways

The Giz Wiz

Episode 1831

Dick recently found a cool new camping light called the Lichamp 4 Pack LED Camping Lantern. It’s a battery-powered dual-function, energy-efficient LED light for 360-degree illumination. The company says it’s made of military-grade and water-resistant plastic. Foldaway handles make it easy to carry and they fold to store when not in use. Pull up the handles to open and turn it on or control the brightness, no switches required. Each time you open and close the lantern the light changes from white to flame back to white, etc.

The Giz Wiz ... Cutting up


Episode 1829

Dickie D's latest gadget is a cardboard and plastic cutter that won't cut your skin. Called the Slice Carton Cutter, it’s much safer than using one of those fearful box cutters. Here’s what the company says about it: Slice safety blade’s unique cutting edge might seem dull, but it cuts right through your material while keeping you safe! Other blades are dangerously sharp. Slice blades start at a safe and effective sharpness and stay there 11 times longer. With a metal sheath and a reinforced nylon handle, this durable tool stands up to industrial use.

The Giz Wiz and the Emergency Kit

 Giz Wiz

Episode 1827

In the event of an emergency power outage, the BioLite Solar Home 620 is a kit for keeping the lights on. Kit includes a 6-watt solar panel, mounting screws, the control box, three individual string lights with individual switches, including one with a motion sensor. The handsome control box includes a 20-watt hour rechargeable battery to store solar energy, 2 USB device charging ports, a digital display for feedback on power availability, and control for the built-in speaker. You can use the built-in FM radio or use the SD card reader to play your own MP3 music files.

The Giz Wiz and the 30 second K-cup

Episode 1825

Can this Chefman InstaCoffee really brew coffee from a K-Cup in 30 seconds? That's what Dickie D wants to find out with The Chefman InstaCoffee Single Serve Coffee Maker. Brews in 30 Seconds. Compatible with K-Cup Pods, Grounds & Loose-Leaf Tea w/Reusable Filter. While their copy says “Make fresh coffee in 30 seconds, I put a stopwatch to test it out. Well, in 30 seconds this coffee maker does start the brewing process, which is fast – but it takes 2 minutes, 15 seconds to brew a full Kcup. In addition to K-Cups®, you can use your own freshly ground roast using the included filter.