Dick Debartolo

The Giz Wiz and the Hot Mouse House


Episode 1745

Did we say Heated Mice Houses? The “Claw” Palotix USB Heated Mouse Pad/Hand Warmer is said to keep your hands warm and cozy, as it heats up to 113 degrees. There's an integrated wrist pad for comfort and support. The heating element uses computer USB Power, or a 5V phone charger or even a portable power bank. As of 11/13/20, you could get it for under $10 by using a 'click for $8 off' button. 

The Giz Wiz and the Wyze Watch


Episode 1739

THis week, Dickie D found a smart watch that can also control your home. The Wyze Band lets you control your smart home from your wrist. Turn on or tune Wyze Bulb. Pause Wyze Cam notifications. Control your Wyze Plug. It will also work with future Wyze devices, and with Alexa built-in, Wyze Band can control many non-Wyze smart home products. That’s some next-level stuff right there. Even through the screen is on the small size, it's a high-resolution, AMOLED touch screen. You can use the Wyze Band to find your phone or receive call/app notifications.

The Giz Wiz ... Camfected


Episode 1737

Dick joins Leo to talk about a new device to combat "Camfecting." That's when a hacker takes control of your webcam with your knowledge or your permission. A webcam privacy cover can help stop that. It's basically a webcam cover slide.  It can be easily applied and removed from the device without any traces. You can get a pack of 6 Webcam Cover Sliders for around $8.99,

The Giz Wiz and the Solo Studio


Episode 1735

The Aduro U-Stream Home Streaming Studio can be a helpful companion for working from home, attending virtual meetings, zoom conferences, or even school classes. The system consists of a lightweight folding tripod, an adjustable LED light circle and smartphone holder. The 10” ring LED light offers 3 distinct lighting options: White, Warm Yellow, and Warm White. You select those on the inline remote which also offers 10 different levels of brightness. The adjustable tripod stand extends from 18” to 52” high so you can use it on your desktop or table or directly on the floor.

The Giz Wiz .... Oxygenated


Episode 1733

This week, The Giz Wiz is talking about Pulse Oxymeters that measure the amount of oxygen in your blood. He recently bought the AccuMed, which Johnny recommended on Amazon. The company says it fits all finger sizes from kids above four years old to adults as it measures the level of oxygen in the blood and reads the pulse rate in just eight to ten seconds.

The Giz Wiz and the Robot


Episode 1731

This week the Giz Wiz shows off a new Robot that can take your place at meetings. Called a "Telepresence Robot," the new Ohmni Robot contains the highest resolution camera available (13MP) in a telepresence robot. The human-centric Ohmni Robot provides connection and support to anyone, from anywhere in the world. Communicate in any environment -- home, school, work, healthcare facility, museum, factory, and more -- in just one click. Designed and built-in Silicon Valley. Here are some specs of the Ohmni Robot from the company.

The Giz Wiz and the Handy Dandy LED Flashlight


Episode 1727

In the past week Dick has bought a dozen mini-flashlights from 3 different places. They all look alike on the web, but are they all the same? Strangely, they look similar, but they're all slightly different. One has a bigger LED task light, one doesn't have a strobe (which I never use anyway) some arrive in a sturdy plastic case. Watch my video to see the variations. For the lowest price you have to buy 3, 4, or 6 of them, but Dick says any of them would make a great stocking stuffer, or mini-gift. Especially the ones that ship in individual plastic containers.