Marv Bee asks the Question: Can we have too many Gadgets? - HGG599

Full show notes, transcriptions (available on request), audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg599 Marv Bee from the IT Business Podcast is my guest this week. Marv and I discuss the question, "Are we getting too gadgetry in our lives?" We also look at Marv's new StreamDeck, discuss his recent purchase of the Logitech Mevo 3 Camera System and talk about why he is returning his Hero Pro 11. Thanks for listening! Join Jim Collison / @jcollison for show #599 of Home Gadget Geeks, brought to you by the Average Guy Network. WANT TO SUBSCRIBE? http://theAverageGuy.tv/subscribe Join us for the show live each Thursday at 8pmC/9E/1UTC at http://theAverageGuy.tv/live

Home Gadget Geeks
00:00:00 2/10/2024

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Home Gadget Geeks
Full show notes, transcriptions (available on request), audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg614 Jay Mattison is my guest this week and we discussed the latest gadgets, smart home automation, laptops, and processing power. We also talked about camera technology, including wireless microphones and road pros, and the limitations of wireless data transfer. Jay shared his preferences for audio equipment and home automation and discussed the potential of large language models like ChatGPT. Thanks for listening! Join Jim Collison / @jcollison for show #614 of Home Gadget Geeks, brought to you by the Average Guy Network. WANT TO SUBSCRIBE? http://theAverageGuy.tv/subscribe Join us for the show live each Thursday at 8pmC/9E/1UTC at http://theAverageGuy.tv/live
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Full show notes, transcriptions (available on request), audio and video at http://theaverageguy.tv/hgg613 Ed Sullivan joins me this week! We discussed his collection of Apple devices, including an iMac Pro, 16" MacBook Pro, iPhone 12 Pro, and Apple Watch Series 8. We discuss his decision to purchase his first iPad, a 13" 1TB model with nano-texture glass and a Magic Keyboard. We cover the accessories and apps he bought for the iPad, enhancing its streaming and productivity functionality at home and on the road. Ed also predicts Jim's next Mac, can you guess what it is? Thanks for listening! Join Jim Collison / @jcollison for show #613 of Home Gadget Geeks, brought to you by the Average Guy Network. WANT TO SUBSCRIBE? http://theAverageGuy.tv/subscribe Join us for the show live each Thursday at 8pmC/9E/1UTC at http://theAverageGuy.tv/live
00:00:00 6/29/2024
Home Gadget Geeks
Full show notes, transcriptions (available on request), audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg612 Dr. Adam Hickman is my guest this week. Adam is the Vice President of Org Development and Cast Members at Partners, a Walt Disney Company, and a former co-worker of mine at Gallup. We catch up over drinks and then dive into the show. We discuss The X3 Bar, a highly effective strength-training device using variable resistance to build muscle faster than traditional weights and other home exercise equipment. We also explore ionbottles®, advanced hydrogen water generating bottles designed in Oregon for better hydration and healthier living. Thanks for listening! Join Jim Collison / @jcollison for show #612 of Home Gadget Geeks, brought to you by the Average Guy Network. WANT TO SUBSCRIBE? http://theAverageGuy.tv/subscribe Join us for the show live each Thursday at 8pmC/9E/1UTC at http://theAverageGuy.tv/live
00:00:00 6/22/2024
Home Gadget Geeks
Full show notes, transcriptions (available on request), audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg611 Erin Lawrence from Tech Gadgets Canada joined me this week. We delved into a variety of tech topics, starting with the Birdfy Hum Feeder, where Erin shared her mixed experiences, praising the seed feeder but expressing disappointment with the Hum feeder's performance. Moving on to the Kamado Connected Joe smart charcoal grill, Erin's review highlighted its impressive capabilities, transforming her into a confident cook despite her initial reservations about charcoal grilling. Lastly, we explored the automotive tech landscape with Erin's exhilarating two-day test drive of the 2024 Chevy Traverse, demonstrating how advancements in auto tech are rapidly converging with smart home innovations. Join Jim Collison / @jcollison for show #611 of Home Gadget Geeks, brought to you by the Average Guy Network. WANT TO SUBSCRIBE? http://theAverageGuy.tv/subscribe Join us for the show live each Thursday at 8pmC/9E/1UTC at http://theAverageGuy.tv/live
00:00:00 6/15/2024
Home Gadget Geeks
Full show notes, transcriptions (available on request), audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg610 In one of my favorite episodes yet this year, we catch up with Rich Hay. Rich talks about his decision to purchase a VW EV and all that he has loved about it (that was in preshow, now at the end). In the show, we catch up with Rich and talk about what he has been up to over the last 2 years. He talks about his purchase of the Vaonis Vespera Passengers and how much it has made looking at the stars so much easier. We also talk about how Jim found his idea of a pop-up drone security device that he has been talking about for years. We wrap the show with a little talk about the new Microsoft Surface. Thanks for listening! Join Jim Collison / @jcollison for show #609 of Home Gadget Geeks, brought to you by the Average Guy Network. WANT TO SUBSCRIBE? http://theAverageGuy.tv/subscribe Join us for the show live each Thursday at 8pmC/9E/1UTC at http://theAverageGuy.tv/live
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Home Gadget Geeks
Full show notes, transcriptions (available on request), audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg609 My guest this week is Gretchen Schoenstein, a half marathon enthusiast who has completed more than one hundred half marathons. With unwavering dedication and passion, Gretchen has conquered diverse courses, inspiring countless others with her determination. Join us as we delve into Gretchen's remarkable journey, celebrating her as a light in the running community and those she serves who are suffering! Thanks for listening! Join Jim Collison / @jcollison for show #609 of Home Gadget Geeks, brought to you by the Average Guy Network. WANT TO SUBSCRIBE? http://theAverageGuy.tv/subscribe Join us for the show live each Thursday at 8pmC/9E/1UTC at http://theAverageGuy.tv/live
00:00:00 5/25/2024
Home Gadget Geeks
Full show notes, transcriptions (available on request), audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg608 Marv Bee from ITBusinessPodcast.com joins me this week as we open the show with listener email. Some thoughts on routers, printers, Subaru upgrades and home server storage. We wrap the show with the question, "Is the PC dead?" Marv is not too sure, and Jim says yes. What say you? Thanks for listening! Join Jim Collison / @jcollison for show #608 of Home Gadget Geeks, brought to you by the Average Guy Network. WANT TO SUBSCRIBE? http://theAverageGuy.tv/subscribe Join us for the show live each Thursday at 8pmC/9E/1UTC at http://theAverageGuy.tv/live
00:00:00 5/18/2024
Home Gadget Geeks
Full show notes, transcriptions (available on request), audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg607 This week I have Gavin Campell, TJ Huddleston and Seth Johnson, hosts of the HomeTech Podcast at HomeTech.fm and we discuss the current state of the home tech market, including challenges and strategies for hiding technology in home theater installations, integrating various smart home devices and systems, and the benefits and drawbacks of robot lawn mowers. They also shared their experiences with USB power and cable management, highlighting the need for longer cables and the potential of battery-powered millimeter wave sensors. They emphasized the importance of standardization, seamless control, and user-friendly interfaces, while acknowledging the challenges of keeping up with the rapid pace of innovation in the industry. Thanks for listening! Join Jim Collison / @jcollison for show #607 of Home Gadget Geeks, brought to you by the Average Guy Network. WANT TO SUBSCRIBE? http://theAverageGuy.tv/subscribe Join us for the show live each Thursday at 8pmC/9E/1UTC at http://theAverageGuy.tv/live
00:00:00 5/11/2024
Home Gadget Geeks
Full show notes, transcriptions (available on request), audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg606 Christian Johnson from MapleGrovePartners.com joins me this week. We open the show with some talk of the current state of hard drives and ask Christian what NAS he would buy in 2024. We talk about the current state of Wifi as well as some of the benefits of private 5G. We wrap it with a little AI discussion. Thanks for listening! Join Jim Collison / @jcollison for show #606 of Home Gadget Geeks, brought to you by the Average Guy Network. WANT TO SUBSCRIBE? http://theAverageGuy.tv/subscribe Join us for the show live each Thursday at 8pmC/9E/1UTC at http://theAverageGuy.tv/live
00:00:00 5/4/2024
Home Gadget Geeks
Full show notes, transcriptions (available on request), audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg605 Jay Fraze from https://jayfranze.com/ is my guest. In this episode, cover listener feedback from last week. Jay has purchased a new Rode Wireless Pro mic set and a Zoom H6 and we get an update on Jay's fire pit. Also, Jim is looking at a new Gazebo. Join Jim Collison / @jcollison for show #605 of Home Gadget Geeks, brought to you by the Average Guy Network. WANT TO SUBSCRIBE? http://theAverageGuy.tv/subscribe Join us for the show live each Thursday at 8pmC/9E/1UTC at http://theAverageGuy.tv/live
00:00:00 4/20/2024

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