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  • Erin Lawrence with Exploring Birdfy Hum Feeder, Kamado Joe Smart Grill, and 2024 Chevy Traverse – HGG611

    15 JUN 2024 · 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
    1h 13m 49s
  • Rich Hay with the Vaonis Vespera Passengers and a look at the Vespera II and Pro for the Night Sky Observer – HGG610

    1 JUN 2024 · 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
    1h 20m 29s
  • Gretchen Schoenstein with Overcoming Adversity Through Grit and Community: A Journey with Autoimmune Disease – HGG609

    25 MAY 2024 · 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
    1h 16m 45s
  • Marv Bee from the IT Business Podcast with Listener Email and Is the PC Dead? – HGG608

    18 MAY 2024 ·  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
    1h 8m 37s
  • The Gang from HomeTech.fm with the Current State and Challenges of Home Automation – HGG607

    11 MAY 2024 · 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
    1h 15m
  • Christian Johnson with Hard Drives, Wifi and Private 5G – HGG606

    4 MAY 2024 · 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
    1h 30m 26s
  • Jay Franze with Listener Feedback, Rode Wireless Pro and Zoom H6 Hands On – HGG605

    20 APR 2024 · 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
    1h 18m 33s
  • Erin Lawrence with NextBase Dash Cam, Bird Buddy Smart Feeders and the L’OR Coffee System – HGG603

    16 MAR 2024 · Full show notes, transcriptions (available on request), audio and video at http://theaverageguy.tv/hgg603   Erin Lawrence from https://www.techgadgetscanada.com./ is my guest this week. In this episode, we explore a range of innovative products, from the NextBase 4K iQ Dash Camera’s impressive features to Erin’s candid experiences with the Bird Buddy smart Bird Feeder, offering a cautionary tale about high-priced disappointments. But fear not, as we uncover a worthy contender in Birdfy. Additionally, we discuss the L’OR Barista pod coffee machine and the Moen Smart Sprinkler Controller and Wireless Soil Sensors, providing insightful commentary on their performance and practicality. Join us for an engaging discussion on the pros and cons of these cutting-edge gadgets, as we navigate the ever-evolving landscape of technology. Thanks for listening.   Join Jim Collison / https://www.twitter.com/jcollison for show #603 of Home Gadget Geeks, brought to you by the Average Guy Network.   WANT TO SUBSCRIBE? http://www.theaverageguy.tv/subscribe   Join us for the show live each Thursday at 8pmC/9E/1UTC at http://www.theaverageguy.tv/live?_ga=2.53676328.1083231832.1710589716-1604728311.1612486923
    1h 16m 28s
  • Jeff Sieh with the Apple Vision Pro Hands on Review – HGG602

    9 MAR 2024 · Full show notes, transcriptions (available on request), audio and video at http://theaverageguy.tv/hgg602   Jeff Sieh from http://socialmedianewslive.com/ and http://jeffsieh.com/ joins me this week as we get to know Jeff for the first time and spend some time talking about the new Apple Vision Pro. There’s lots of conversation, a hands-on review, and lots of commentary. Thanks for listening.   Join Jim Collison / https://www.twitter.com/jcollison for show #602 of Home Gadget Geeks, brought to you by the Average Guy Network.   WANT TO SUBSCRIBE? http://www.theaverageguy.tv/subscribe   Join us for the show live each Thursday at 8pmC/9E/1UTC at http://www.theaverageguy.tv/live?_ga=2.256075918.426764009.1709957189-1604728311.1612486923
    1h 19m 13s
  • Gavin Campbell with Matter, Does it Really Matter? – HGG601

    4 MAR 2024 · Full show notes, transcriptions (available on request), audio and video at http://theaverageguy.tv/hgg601 Gavin Campbell from http://hometech.fm/ joins me this week and after a short catch-up, we ask the question, in home automation, does Matter really Matter? The standard has picked up a lot of support in the last few years, but is it ready for primetime? Gavin has installed a new garage door opener control and lives to tell the tale. We chat about Logitech Harmoney remotes, and clothes dryer automation and wrap the show with some fun conversation that you will not want to miss. My face still hurts from laughing so much during this episode. Thanks for listening! Join Jim Collison / https://www.twitter.com/jcollison for show #601 of Home Gadget Geeks, brought to you by the Average Guy Network. WANT TO SUBSCRIBE? http://www.theaverageguy.tv/subscribe Join us for the show live each Thursday at 8pmC/9E/1UTC at http://www.theaverageguy.tv/live?_ga=2.224317784.213669317.1709515952-1604728311.1612486923
    1h 34m 59s

Here on Home Gadget Geeks , we cover all your favorite tech gadgets that find their way into your home. News, reviews, product updates and conversation, all for the Average...

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Here on Home Gadget Geeks , we cover all your favorite tech gadgets that find their way into your home. News, reviews, product updates and conversation, all for the Average Tech guy! Full show notes at http://theAverageGuy.tv
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