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.
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.
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.)
Dickie D is back with the new Panther Vision LED Pocket Waterproof flashlight. Brightness starts at 210 lumens to 1000 lumens. Made out of aircraft aluminum. Shock proof to 3 meters and waterproof to 3 feet. The three models are the PV-210, 210 Lumens for $49.99 Pv-600, 600 Lumens for $59.99, and the super-bright PV-1000, which offers 1000 Lumens for $79.99.
Giz Wiz Video: https://youtu.be/5bBDe3Qw7YY
This week's gadget is the Leatherman Tread. It's a man's bracelet that has 25 tools engineered within it. You fold the tool as you want and use the rest of the bracelet as a handle. The cost is around $150-200. It's coming in September, and it will come with a watch you can customize by removing the links. Check out the YouTube video here - https://youtu.be/gp8xR07rBH4
Remember FakeTV, the monitor that emits a glow to make it look like someone is home when they aren't? Well Dickie D is back with the new HD Super bright version of FakeTV. It has a built in light sensor turns on FakeTV when the sun goes down. It's under $31.00 as of 5/23/15. Find the FakeTV FTV-11-US Extra Bright Burglar Deterrent on Amazon.
Fresh back from the Hardware show, Dickie D has a pair of great gadgets to show off:
Action cameras are extremely popular, and now Dickie D brings along the VTech Kidizoom Action camera for kids! It's like GoPro for little ones. The video quality is only 640x480, so it's not HD, but for under $60, it's a great toy for kids to capture their outdoor play. It's available at vtechkids.com.
Giz Wiz Video: https://youtu.be/mNY56Ftlq1g
This week's gadget from Dickie D is the Lenovo ThinkPad STACK. it's a modular computer accessory stack that provides with a 2x2 watt Bluetooth speaker with noise-canceling microphone, a dual port 10,000 mAh power bank that can simultaneously charge two USB-equipped devices, mobile storage via a 1TB USB 3.0 HDD and an access point that Lenovo says provides stable and fast WiFi anywhere.They connect magnetically and pass power and data through them. The entire STACK weighs 1.9 pounds, but you may not need to carry all 4 devices at any one time.
With the release of the new trailer for the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens movie, Dickie D thought it would be fun to highlight some cool Star Wars themed gadgets for the kitchen.
Star Wars: BBQ Tongs: Vader's Lightsaber. Bring the Dark Side to your BBQ with Lord Vader’s very own BBQ tongs! Retail price around $40. Available in retailers such as: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books A Million, F.Y.E., Hastings, Hot Topic, and Thinkgeek.