Gizmo

Gizmo

[giz-moh]
Gizmo is a placeholder name for any small technological item. Other similar names are gadget, widget, thingamajig, etc. Gizmo may refer specifically to:

In technology:

  • The Gizmo or "Gizmotron", an effect unit for the electric guitar
  • Gizmo key, found on certain flutes
  • Gizmo5, a peer-to-peer Internet telephony and instant messaging software application
  • Gizmondo, a handheld gaming console
  • Gizmo, an OpenGL compiler used in Wavemetrics IGOR Pro software
  • Gizmo, a bounding box used for manipulating objects in 3D modeling computer programs
  • Gizmo, nickname of VoIP phone adapters that were used by SunRocket.
  • Gizmo Pty Ltd, Australian IT Company based in major capital cities.

In entertainment:

  • The Gizmos, a 1970s proto-punk band from Indiana
  • Gizmo Williams, a former kick returner in Canadian Football
  • Gizmo!, a 1977 documentary film directed by Howard Smith
  • Gadgets and Gizmos, a Canadian television show about technological devices

In fiction:

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