Giz Wiz

The Giz Wiz and the Mini Keyboards

Dick

Episode 1794

This week's GizWiz gadgets are a pair of mini keyboards. The first is a backlit Mini Wireless Keyboard + Touchpad + Mouse with Laser Pointer by ETopBest. Plugin the 2.4 GHz computer, charge the mini keyboard and it's ready. But you'll have to turn it on, too. It also has a sleep mode to save battery, some really nice LED backlighting with a choice of colors, and even a laser pointer. The small design makes it easy to hold by hand and it is small enough to slip into a pocket. Powered by a 450 mAh Lithium-ion battery. Price as of 5/6/21 is about $24.

The Giz Wiz and the Nifty Spiffy Dohickey

Dick

Episode 1776

This week's gadget us the inCharge 6 - or as Amazon calls it: The Six-in-One Swiss Army Knife of Cables, Portable Keyring Compatible with Apple iPhone/USB/USB-C/Micro USB Cable for All of Your Devices. This cable is short, about 2”. The whole device ready to charge is about 5”. But it's versatile. You get USB to USB-C, USB to combo Lightning/Micro USB, USB-C to USB-C & USB-C to dual Lightning/Micro USB. The device is very lightweight and easy to use once you master the 'hidden' connectors.

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 ... 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 .... 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 gets Cranky

Dick

Episode 1723

This week's gadget is the 4000mAh-Solar Hand Crank Portable AM/FM/NOAA Weather Radio with 1W Flashlight & Motion Sensor Reading Lamp,Cell Phone Charger, SOS Alarm for Home and Emergency・ listed on Amazon. Based on RunningSnail MD-090 crank radio and customer's feedback,  optimized and upgraded a lot of features in this MD-090P emergency weather radio. NOAA weather radio with 7 NOAA channels to get the latest weather and hazard information.

The Giz Wiz ... Back to School

Dick

Episode 1719

This 2020 Acer Spin 3is a versatile notebook that offers tablet mode and “tent-mode” for viewing lessons, game, videos, etc. It bendable because of it's 360-degree dual-torque hinge. It has a great 14" Full HD IPS Screen. There is a built-in garage for the active stylus using Wacom AES technology, which keeps it safe from being misplaced. It also charges it for up to 90 minutes of use in just 15 seconds. It’s powered by 10th Generation Intel Core processors and Acer says it delivers up to 12 hours of battery life.