Today's gadget from Dickie D is the Charge Card, credit card sized charging cable. Charge Card fits into your wallet. When you find you need that missing USB cable, you plug one end of the Charge Card into your deviceand the other into your computer, or AC adapter. The Charge Card is available for Android (microUSB) iPhone 4 or coming soon is the iPhone 5 (Lightning) version. $25! Tweet about it and they'll send you a discount code!
The Giz Wiz is back with the strangest gadget of 2012 ... the Koubachi Wi-Fi Plant Sensor, which makes your plants wifi enabled! What it does is send you notification that your plant needs water or attention. The sensor learns the watering cycle of your plant and then will remind you to no matter where you are. It remembers up to 27 different plants, so you can move them from plant to plant. For indoor plants it's $99, and the outdoor version $129.
This week's gadget comes from Quirky. It's called the Pen Zen, a cleverly designed storage unit for pens, pencils, highlighters, and other office supplies. You can position your Pen Zen horizontally with the items extending out of the top, or stand it upright with the items extending out of the ends. Choose the arrangement that suits you best! But wait, there’s more! Hidden magnets below the bamboo surface hold paper clips and other small magnetic items. How clever is that?
The Flask Tie is a tie that has a reservoir for a cool beverage. So if you have to wear a tie, why not drink from it as well? "Each FlaskTie comes equipped with a TieBladder holding approximately 6 ounces of fluid for your drinking pleasure. Located at the end of the back slip is our TieBite Valve mouthpiece offering Hands-Free Hydration with ease of use, simply bite and sip! Self-seals after each drink to eliminate annoying drips." $24.95
Good looking ties that make a great gag gift.
With a hurricane bearing down on New York and New Jersey right now, it makes sense to be prepared. So Dickie D joins us and gets all Mad Max on us with the Wagan PowerDome EX power generator.
600 cranking amp auto jump starter
260 PSI high power motor air compressor
400 watt AC power inverter, high intensity LED light
Built-in AM/FM radio with iPod™ input
2 AC Outlets and 1 DC outlets
The GizWiz is back at Gizneyland after winging it to the west coast for TWiT’s 1 year anniversary at the Brick House Studios. And this week, his gadget is the Pivothead Video Recording Glasses. They’re sun glasses that record video. 8MP, 4 element lens. Can shoot video in 1080p and 720o. Works pretty well. Uses a standard microUSB cable to charge and transfer video files.
Dickie D joins us with a Slingbox alternative called @TV Plus by Belkin. It allows you to watch anything on your cable box, like the Slingbox, but it's WiFi Enabled. You can also record what you're watching to your mobile device, making it a DVR. And it's half the price of the Slingbox about $149-179.
The GizWiz has a gadget for kids called the Nokero Ed all-in-one solar LED book light. It provides over 15 hours of continuous light when fully charged, allowing kids to read, study, and learn by night. Half an hour charge will give you a full hour of light. Cost $6. And what's cool about it is that Nokero will give one away to kids in a third world country for every one they sell.
With the sweltering of summer, Dickie D is back with a pair of gadgets that will keep you cool. First is the Twist and Mist. A 36″ Twistable Tube Mister that when hooked to an ordinary garden house will cool off the water up to 30 degrees as it sprays an ultra-fine mist it creates. Only $8 a K-Mart.
Today’s gadget from the GizWiz is the Brookstone HDMI Pocket Projector. It uses Texas Instruments DLP Technology, the same technology used in many high end HDMI projectors. Built in battery for two hours of projecting in 1080p. 85 lumens LED and can connect to Android or even iOS devices. Built in 1w stereo speakers. 16×9 aspect ratio. About $300.