Gadgets

The Giz Wiz ... Masked up

Episode 1749

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 Giz Wiz and the Ugly Christmas Sweater

Episode 1747

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.

The Giz Wiz and the Hot Mouse House

Dick

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

Dick

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

Dick

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

Dick

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

Dick

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

Dick

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.