This week's gadget from the Giz Wiz is the BonBowl. The BonBowl is perfect if you're cooking for one, or need a way to cook in a small space like on a boat or a dorm room, or I guess even in a motel room. The BonBowl has two parts, the induction cooktop base and a specially designed bowl that fits on top of it. You can even eat off the bowl since it's designed for induction cooking. The company says induction cooking heats twice as fast as gas and electric stoves of similar size. Because the bowl and stove are small, the unit draws only 500 watts.
Dickie D says that this week's gadget is an innovative solution to making your own SODA at home. ColdSnap was a 2021 Innovation Honoree in the Kitchen Gadgets category. It looks and functions like a larger version of a K cup machine except it dispenses a frozen treat in about 90 seconds. The pods have QR codes on top which tells the machine how to prepare the contents. But it's not cheap at $1,000.
Today's gadget is the Kohler Stillness Bath. This is something to behold assuming you have a really big bathroom! The new Stillness Bath draws its inspiration from Japanese forest bathing. It starts with water filling from the bottom of the bath, overflowing into the wood moat to create a soothing sound. Full-spectrum lighting surrounds the bath as mist envelopes the surface of the Stillness Bath. Finally, essential oils can be added to emits invigorating aromas.
This week's Giz Wiz gadgets are all about masks for the current round of lockdowns. LG won an Innovation Award for their PuriCare Wearable Air Purifier. It's one of the newest parts of their PuriCare lineup with products for the home and commercial spaces. This device features two H13 HEPA filters to prevent up to 99.95 percent of harmful airborne matter. It has DUAL Fans and a patented Respiratory Sensor which allows users to effortlessly breathe pure, filtered air in almost any environment.
Dickie D joins Leo to talk about a new innovative virtual keyboard that won the annual Innovation Award from CES.
If you're a gadget freak, chances are you have a drawer, a box, or crates full of AC adapters. Then trying to use the right one can be a challenge. That's where the ProTech Trader 30w Universal Power Supply Reversible Polarity 3v-12 Volt DC 30 watt 2.5 amp with USB Port & 8 Adapter Tips comes in handy. A multi-volt 30 Watts (30w 2.5 amp) replacement switching power adapter supply compatible with 1000s of small electronic devices using requiring 3 volts, 4.5 volts, 5 volts, 6 volts, 9 volts, or 12 volts up to 2.5a or 30 watts.
Dickie D found a great little gadget on Amazon ... a mini-LED fireplace, And it's only $9.99. But for under $10, I decided to check it out. It's actually a Decorative Flickering Fireplace Lantern. It's either battery-powered or powered by USB. The fireplace light can be used as home decoration, night light, bedside light, romantic setting, table lamp, fireplace, or children's light. ---- It looks warm and cozy, but it does not give off heat.
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DIckie D joins Leo to talk about the new and improved LED Beanie. It's not only a warm Winter beanie hat but also a hands-free LED flashlight to light your way at night. The company says it can light the distance up to 30 feet away. The built-in 4 SMD LED light provides 120 Lumens and up to 4 hours of continuous use or 68 hours of intermittent use. There are three brightness settings. The first push is fully bright, then medium, then low light. Remove the light to charge it from any USB port, car charger, or portable power bank.
Want to make your own custom-made mask for the Pandemic? Dickie D recommends the SnapStyle Printable Masks Kit. Here's how the company describes the kit: With fabric-printing technology, you can replicate almost ANY picture, pattern, or other artwork directly onto a 100% cotton protective mask using just your mobile device – no sewing required. The kit includes everything needed to make several masks, which can be sized to fit children and adults. SnapStyle has been rigorously designed and tested to meet WHO guidelines for barrier masks and AFNOR guidance on filtration and breathability.
The holidays are right around the corner and Dickie D joins Leo to talk about the Digital Dudz Morph Men's Fireplace Ugly Christmas Sweater. The company says you download the free Digital Dudz app onto your smartphone, find the Crackling Fireplace animation and then slide the phone into the front-loading pocket. However,the biggest is that the smartphone pocket is small, about 3" X 5 1/2". You can get a fireplace video on Youtube. With the small smartphone installed, the sweater looks great.