This weeks' gadget lets you pour wine out of a wine bottle without uncorking it, keeping it safe from oxidation. The device is called Coravin it uses a "pouring needle" to access the wine without cork damage. Remove the needle and the cork reseals itself and continues protecting the wine. Argon gas, an inert gas used in the wine-making process, protects the remaining wine from oxidation. Coravin fits on a variety of sized standard wine bottles, and they even made an adapter for screw-on caps. There many designs and systems available starting at $199.99.
ShadeCraft is a robotics and technology startup based in Los Angeles, California. Their flagship product, SUNFLOWER, is billed as the world’s first robotic shading system that tracks the sun. But that's not all! It has a full set of high tech features that include GPS, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, a high definition camera, voice activation and controls, speakers to stream audio, controlled lighting, and the ability to charge external devices! And – it's all powered through solar energy. Now this was a preview look and the more formal introduction will take place at CES 2018.
The Eparé Pocket Wine Aerator promises to turn wine into better tasting, more expensive wine. The device enhances the flavor and finish of wine by releasing its natural bouquet. Just push the button, and watch the aerating motor create tiny air bubbles which rapidly introduce oxygen into the wine, freeing its tertiary aroma. It accommodates all styles of wine, with 3 aeration settings, and it's small enough to store in your pocket. (Take it to a restaurant, bar, and even a picnic, too.) Aerate your glass on demand in as little as 15 seconds.
This week's gadget is the Cree LED 60w replacement LightBulb. It weighs 1 1/2 ounces. Can be put inside small fixtures, and some models are connected to the Internet so you can turn it on remotely. Only $8 a piece or 12 for $60. . They use 11.5 watts to equal a 60 watt bulb replacement. There is also a Cree Connected Soft White (2700K) LED available. Cree bulbs are only at Home Depot and on Amazon.
Cree Connected are each under $15.00 on Amazon.
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.
Today, the Giz Wiz has a great gadget for your pets! It's called the Litter Robot, and it's an open-air automatic cat litter box. It sifts waste and clumps out, dropping the waste in a receptacle below. It also has a night light, control panel, and an app that notifies you when your cat is using the litter box. It has 4.6 stars out of five stars on Amazon with a retail price is $449.00.
Dickie D is back with the The QuickLock, a Bluetooth controlled lock that has no key or combination dial. You open it with your mobile phone. It also works with NFC, so that it will open with an NFC chip like a keyfob or an NFC sticker. It costs $49.95, which includes the lock and two NFC cards. There's also a new QuickLock door lock, which operates in a similar manner. It's $79.95.
Check out QuickLock's official website at thequicklock.com
Book Light Music Stand Lamp LED 4 Bulb, Best Bright Reading Lights with USB Cord & AC Adaptor, Clip On AAA Battery Powered for Bed, Travel, eReader, Photography & Piano. Adjustable Brightness, Black. Clip on lamp with twin goosenecks. Can also run via USB or AC. $9.99, free shipping with Amazon.com.
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.