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Dick DeBartolo, The Giz Wiz

Dick DeBartolo

Episode 1177

Dick's Giz Wiz entry this week is an RV. The NY International Car Show is in town and he saw the Mercedes Benz Self Driving car. Interesting because it has a feature where it will drive around if you can't find a parking spot. But what really caught his eye was the American Coach American Eagle motor home. 43’ motor homes with extending sidewalls with 450 square feet. $695,000.

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Dick DeBartolo, The Giz Wiz

Dick DeBartolo

Episode 1113

If you are running out of power on your iPhone or iPad, the UNU Ultrapak can bring it back up to speed in less than 15 minutes, with up to 75% power. The Ultrapak charges itself faster too, being able to collect energy at record speeds –up to 8X faster than conventional recharging methods. To achieve such charging speeds, Ultra-X deploys a much stronger charging input, rated at 31.25W. This means that within approximately 15 minutes the Ultrapak has stored the equivalent of a full iPhone 5 battery.

Dick DeBartolo, The Giz Wiz

Episode 1059

Dickie D went to the New York Toy Fair and came across WowWee's MiP robot. It's like a droid meets a segway. Equipped with GestureSense technology, you can use hand motion controls to control MiP. You can also program it to do up to 100 movements in a row. They have a built in speaker and a built in microphone. They can dance to music that’s on your smartphone, which will play right on the MiP, or MiP can dance to external music and follow the beat heard through its internal mic.

Dick DeBartolo

Episode 1043

If you want a fun, cheap game for New Year's Eve, The Giz Wiz says that Spinmaster's Boom Boom Balloon is a great game. Blow up one of the included balloons and put it into the Boom Boom frame. Then roll the die to see how many sticks you need to click before your turn is over. You can push one stick in multiple times, or several sticks once to equal the number you rolled on the die. Everyone gets excited as they watch the balloon change shape as it gets closer and closer to bursting.

Dick DeBartolo, The Giz Wiz

Episode 1033

Dickie D has a free gadget today that you install into your Android Phone. It's called the Q4 Keyboard. The Q4 keyboard is very different. It can be reduced to an invisible 4-key keyboard. It divides the keyboard into four groups of letters. You tap anywhere on the color group that contains the letter you want. As you just use those four blocks of keys, a unique word prediction technology predicts the word you’re typing while it also learns different words you use to build a personal dictionary.