Gadgets

The Giz Wiz Gets Loud!

Episode 1774

This week's Giz Wiz gadget is the Taiker Personal Alarm for Women.140DB Emergency Self-Defense Security Alarm Keychain with LED Light for Women Kids and Elders. The company says with a loud 140DB sound, this self-defense keychain alarm can make a sound loud enough to draw the attention of others at a far distance, which can effectively scare attackers in danger and seek people around for help. Also has an LED light. The alarm is activated when you pulled the contact pin out, and the siren will sound continuously for 30 minutes unless the pin is reinserted into the device.

The GizWiz and the precise oven

GizWiz

Episode 1770

This week's gadget from the Giz Wiz .... The Anova Precision Oven, a countertop combi-oven for the home, with all of the features of a pro-level combi-oven at a fraction of the cost. Sous vide quality in half the time. But unlike traditional sous vide, the Oven lets you raise the cooking temperature while continuously monitoring doneness with the Food Probe. You can cook sous vide up to 50% faster. An easy-fill external water tank will keep you cooking with 24 hours of continuous steam, no plumbing (or spritzers) required.

The Giz Wiz ... snowed in

Dick

Episode 1768

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.

The GizWiz and the Kold Soda

Dick

Episode 1766

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.

The Giz Wiz and the Extraordinary Bathtub

Dick

Episode 1764

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.

The GizWiz ... masked up

Dick

Episode 1762

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.

The Giz Wiz ... Universally speaking

Dick

Episode 1755

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.