Gadgets

The Giz Wiz ... Google in Your Car

Dick DeBartolo

Episode 1584

Reporters learned about the Roav Bolt at CES 2019. But it just became available for sale this past Tuesday, April 17th. The Roav Bolt is an aftermarket device by Anker that brings the Google Assistant to almost any car. Optimized for Android devices, just say, “Hey Google,” or tap the button on Roav Bolt to find the nearest coffee shop, play your favorite song or podcast, navigate home, read texts, make calls, set reminders, and check your schedule for the day.

The Giz Wiz...Below Five

Dick

Episode 1580

Dick says there's a new Five Below store in New York and they have a great gadget section, where everything is $5 and below. There he found this cool thing called the Mirrored Wall LED Fountain. Here's what Five Below says about this fun gadget! “Promote relaxation with a tabletop water fountain. The mirrored wall LED fountain lights up & reflects the running water for double the ambience! The perfect chill decor for your desk or tabletop, this small fountain runs on batteries or it can be plugged in! (It's small, roughly 4” X 5” X 7”). Includes natural river rocks.

The Giz Wiz ... Road Trippin'

 Giz Wiz

Episode 1578

Here's how Bracketron describes their latest gadget: "In the air or on the road, the Bracketron Roadtripper Travel Mount will safely and securely hold your smartphone, tablet and other portable devices." Whether you are travelling for business or pleasure, this is the ideal travelling accessory. To use this mount effectively, you will peel the film off the 3M adhesive and attach to your tablet or other mobile devices. You simply hook the mount around the tray table latch, attach your device to the powerful magnet and you’re ready to start streaming your favourite shows.

The Giz Wiz ... a Step Up

 Giz Wiz

Episode 1574

This week's gadget is a clever device: a 4 in 1 Multifunctional Vehicle Latch Door so you have easy access to the car roof rack. The step is also equipped with a Safety Hammer and a Seat Belt Cutter. The company says the step itself is made from aluminium alloy, and the car doorstep is small, sturdy and easy to install. With the folding design, it is easy to carry and store.

The Giz Wiz ... Non Newtonian

Dick

Episode 1568

The Giz Wiz is at the Toy Fair where he saw Oobleck! What The Heck Is It? Is it a liquid? Is it a solid? Yes, it is. It's both. Oobleck is a non-Newtonian fluid, meaning it acts as both a liquid and a solid. You can pound your hand on it (as you'll see on this week's show) and your fist will just bounce off it. And after you do that you can scoop it and roll it into a ball (as a solid), and then it can even ooze out of your hand (like a liquid)! Comes in a variety of colors. It's said to contain only non-toxic and washable materials.

Dick DeBartolo, The Giz Wiz

Episode 1566

This week's gadget is ... well, interesting. It's a jock strap for your TV! It's for anybody who enjoys sports on TV, but find the Score Ticker at the bottom of the screen on sports channels annoying. So the TV Jock Strap masks it out so you won't see scores of recorded games you haven't watched yet. The company says it fits flat screens up to 75" diagonal. The TV Jockstrap is a 2” wide stretchy black fabric that attaches using a plastic belt buckle. There wasn't too much stretchy fabric left once it was on my 50” TV, so if you do have a 75” model, it will probably be stretched to the max.

Dick DeBartolo, The Giz Wiz

Dick DeBartolo

Episode 1564

This week's Giz Wiz Gadget is the Joby GripTight Micro Stand. Dick recently bought the Amazon Fire 8 tablet, which he's planning to use on his boat to watch videos. But he has nothing to hold this small tablet. The GripTight Micro Stand for Smaller Tablets from JOBY provides a compact stand for smaller tablets 3.8 to 5.5 wide with or without a case attached.

The Giz Wiz ... fallen, and can't get up

gizwiz.biz

Episode 1562

This is a new gadget by Walabot, a product from Vayyar Imaging. The company says that "All Walabot devices are created to help you uncover hidden things in the world around you. The technology is based on 3D imaging sensors that use radio frequency, rather than a camera, to see through solid surfaces and create a visual image of what’s inside." The company already makes a 3D DIY device to let see people see through walls to find wiring, pipes, etc. Walabot Home, their newest gadgets, is a 3D sensor that can “see” through walls and detect motion.