Dickie D is back with the Sense 3D handheld scanner. The Sense 3D scanner can scan small and large objects, people and scenes. It works with the Cubify Sculpt 3D printer, and can scan up to 10x10 feet! Scans process in seconds and can be cropped, enhanced and solidified for printables in just minutes. $399.00. Check out Dickie D getting scanned on YouTube! http://youtu.be/MHm07WWBOvA
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.
Dickie D got hit by a surge that fried out his computer power supply and monitor. He even had a surge protector which did nothing. Leo says that surge protectors often benefit because they have insurance to cover when it does happen. Fortunately, he has "a guy" that could come by and replace his power supply.
Dickie D is back with the SnakeLight ... celebrating it's 20th anniversary, the Black & Decker Snake Light has had great success because of it's flexible, wrap around design. The current model is rechargable and uses LED Lights. Runs for up to 5 hours between charges, and the charge will hold for up to 18 months.
Dickie D is back with a new and more affordable LED Light Bulb. Usually LED Light Bulbs are expensive, but Home Depot has a new one called the Cree 40 Watt Light Bulb for under $10! They're dimmable too. The 60 Watt model is under $13. 25,000 hours of light, and contains no Mercury. Available exclusively at Home Depot.
Happy Birthday to the Giz Wiz today! He's celebrating with the Honeywell Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat with Voice Control. What's cool about it is that you can tell it that you're cold or hot and it will adjust the temperature. Or you can get more precise and tell it what temperature you want it to go up or down to. You can control it over the Internet via their Android and iOS app. It also learns from you how you feel.
Dickie D is back with the SanDisk Connect Wireless Flash Drive. It allows you to store and access your music, videos, photos, and documents wirelessly on multiple devices. It even creates its own hotspot. It has an 150-foot range, too. It has four hours of continuous streaming on a single charge, and can connect to up to eight devices simultaneously. However, it can only stream video to three devices at the same time using the SanDisk Connect Drive App.
Dick says there's two new As Seen on TV products out there. The first is the Magna Screen, which is like the Magic Mash screen door. Dick says you have to glue or tape the magnets down so they don't pop off. The second is the "Pocket Hose". It's a hose that's really small, but when you turn on the water, it expands to over 50 feet. You have to treat it gently because it can break if you misuse it. The word is that the Blue version of the hose is more rugged than the green one.
This week, Dickie D shows off a pair of terrible As Seen on TV gadgets. The most worthless item is EarVac. Ear Vac is a small, battery operated device to, in theory, gently suck the wax of your ear. It runs on two AA batteries, not included. Does it work? No. See the video here.
This weeks' gadget is The Source by Soda Stream. This is a 2nd generation soda machine that takes your tap water and incorporates flavored syrups and carbon dioxide to create your own soda. For $15, you can make up to 45 bottles of soda, which is about .30 a bottle, or 1/3 the price. You can enjoy great-tasting soda or plain seltzer in about 60 seconds. Dick made about 45 bottles of soda from one 60L Carbonator.