Dickie D's gadget of the week is the Cobra Jump Pack XL. 41.1Wh (11,100mAh) battery with a 3 Amp USB output. It can not only charge your phone, but also start your car, truck, or van. It can start up to three times without recharging. You can then recharge through AC or via cigarette lighter. Cost is $129.95.
This week's gadget is the Illumi Tower work light, a series of 60 bright white LEDs that put out 720 lumens on a single 2400 mAh battery. 8-10 hours to charge, battery life of 3-6 hours. Great for camping, auto work, emergency lighting in the home, closet lighting, and more. The only down side is, that it will not work with the AC.
Giz Wiz Video: https://youtu.be/Y1BH9To-fsM
This week's gadget is actually an oldie but a goodie ... it's 12 years old and it's a self waving american flag that uses wires embedded in the flag to wave. It's very patriotic.
This week's gadget is the iTech Deals Tech Mystery Box, which for $20 gives you a box of technology accessories. Most of it is old technology, but it's fun. The downside is that the photo they use is fairly deceptive. The mystery box of tech is not always available, but if you sign up for their mailing list, you'll know what the next one takes place. Dick has bought stuff from iTechDeals in the past, and he likes them. But this Tech Mystery Box does them a disservice.
This week's gadget from the Giz Wiz is the Weems and Plath SOS Distress Light! It's the first and only LED Visual Distress Signal Device that meets U.S. Coast Guard requirements to completely replace traditional pyrotechnic flares. Unlike traditional flares, this electronic flare never expires which solves the big and annoying challenge of flare disposal. This floating electronic flare can be hand-held, tethered, or hoisted aloft. It's visible up to 10+ nautical miles and lights for up to 60 hours unlike traditional flares which last minutes or less.
Dick is here with EKUSA Not a Lock. Not a Lock is a theft deterrant device that looks like a padlock, but it really isn't. It snaps in place like a lock and looks like it's been locked, but with a sharp pull down, it opens. $14.99
While traveling, Dick was on United and he was told that he had to download the United App in order to enjoy in flight entertainment. That seems to be the trend here because by removing the entertainment systems on airplanes, they can save a ton of weight. And most people use mobile devices on the flight anyway.
This week'd gadget comes from Underground Toys and it's the Darth Vader Cookie Jar, which includes sound effects from Star Wars. Darth Vader Breathing Sounds Cookie Jar Under $25. Open the lid and you'll hear the scary deep breathing Darth Vader sounds which right from the original movie. R2-D2 Sound Effects Cookie Jar - Under $25. Open the lid and you'll hear bleep-bleep sounds and see flashing LED lights. Not enough Star Wars Stuff? Well, there's also:
This week's gadget is for the hard of hearing. It's called the Turtle Beach HyperSound Clear Audio System. It provides high directional sound that will beam clear sound to a "sweet spot" for people to be able to hear it. It's not cheap at about $1700, but what's interesting is that everyone else can hear the stereo at normal volume. It's a bit pricey, but when you consider the cost of hearing aids, it suddenly looks more affordable.