Gadgets

Dick DeBartolo, The Giz Wiz

Episode 1205

Dick DeBartolo

Dickie D brings us the Levitating Lamp -- a light shade that actually levitates three inches above the lamp and slowly rotates. It's by Hammacher-Schlemmer. The computerized coils make 1,000 adjustments per second to ensure the shade stays upright, even when bumped, while the swirling pattern accentuates the natural spinning motion caused by air currents. The lamp has nine bright white LED bulbs: six that shine upward into the shade, and three that shine downward to provide accent lighting for the brushed chrome stand.

Dick DeBartolo, The Giz Wiz

Episode 1203

Dick DeBartolo

Dick wanted to know what tech Leo saw on his cruise. Leo says he was surprised that he saw a lot of selfie sticks and a lot of people taking pictures with their tablets.

Today's gadget is the Vivajennz wine purse, which has a bladder for wine in it! It holds up to three liters and includes a spout. Vivajennz purses are great for picnics, pools, beaches, etc. ...But wait, there's more! There's a man's version too. Prices range from about $50 to $70. Jennifer tells her story to me in the video.

Dick DeBartolo, The Giz Wiz

Episode 1201

Dick DeBartolo

If you’re a fast typist, you may often find that your keyboard can’t keep up with you. This new Cherry MX Board 6.0 has beautiful red backlighting that illuminates every key. A few keys you use often, like the Windows key or the FN key, can be changed to blue backlighting if you like. This is a high-end keyboard with an all aluminum frame & nylon wrapped USB cable. If you like, you can rest your hands on the rubber cushioned wrist rest that’s included in the box. (Note the magnetic warning about putting media close to it.)

Dick DeBartolo, The Giz Wiz

Episode 1199

Dick DeBartolo

This week's gadget is the Pancake Bot. Using Lego Minestorm and two ketchup bottles, the inventor of the Pancake Bot created a computer controlled app on the iPad to draw out and 3D print Pancakes! He took the idea to kickstarter and raised nearly a half million dollars! By using a combination of compressed air and a vacuum, the Pancake Bot controls where the batter is dispensed. Onboard controls let you fine-tune the dispensing of the batter as it glides over the griddle. Suggested retail price mentioned at the show was $299.00.

Dick DeBartolo, The Giz Wiz

Episode 1197

Dick DeBartolo

This week's gadget from Dickie D is called Perfect Drink, which uses a scale to perfectly mix the best cocktails. You can even tell it what alcohol you have, and it will suggest recipes. The scale is connected to your mobile device and you use the app to mix your drinks. No need to measure anymore. It includes a scale that's accurate to 1 gram, stainless steel shaker, 3.5mm connection cable and stand for your iPad, Smartphone, etc. It retails for $49.99, but it’s only about $42.00 at the Amazon link below.

Dick DeBartolo, The Giz Wiz

Episode 1195

If you have an older car that doesn't allow you to connect your stereo to your phone, then Dickie D has a great gadget for you. It's called the Kinivo Bluetooth Car Kit with Multipoint. (Model BTC-455) and it allows you to plug in via the cigarette lighter and have a powered audio jack that plugs into your car stereo, which then connects to your phone via bluetooth. Under $50 on Amazon. (If you're positive you’ll only be using one Bluetooth device, you can buy the older model 450 which is about $10 to $15 cheaper.)