50 episodes

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! Host Jim Collison and his super line up of hosts are LIVE each week on Thursday nights, 8pmC/9E at http://theAverageGuy.tv

Home Gadget Geeks Jim Collison

    • Technology
    • 4.9 • 43 Ratings

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! Host Jim Collison and his super line up of hosts are LIVE each week on Thursday nights, 8pmC/9E at http://theAverageGuy.tv

    Gretchen Schoenstein with Overcoming Adversity Through Grit and Community: A Journey with Autoimmune Disease – HGG609

    Gretchen Schoenstein with Overcoming Adversity Through Grit and Community: A Journey with Autoimmune Disease – 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!







































    Full show notes, transcriptions (available on request), audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg609







    Join Jim Collison / @jcollison for show #609 of Home Gadget Geeks, brought to you by the Average Guy Network.







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    Links







    https://finishlinemoments.com/







    https://www.benaroyaresearch.org/







    Two Halfs Two Coasts Two Days







    https://operationshootingstar.org/







    Show Segments









    * Tech gadgets with Jim Collison and Gretchen Schoenstein.[0:00]



    * Jim Collison welcomes Gretchen Schoenstein to Home Gadget Geeks.







    * Jim Collison and Gretchen Schoenstein discuss gadgets and technology, with Gretchen Schoenstein revealing a retro gadget for the first time in years.











    * Leadership, career development, and running with a focus on overcoming health challenges.[3:15]



    * Speaker’s 20-year career in leadership and talent development includes founding an organization to train women to run for office.







    * Jim Collison and Gretchen bond over running, despite Speaker 2’s struggles with health.











    * Living with autoimmune diseases, diagnosis challenges, and treatment changes over three decades.[6:56]



    * Jim Collison shares his personal journey with autoimmune diseases, including being bedridden for six weeks and struggling to find a diagnosis.







    * Gretchen describes their experience with chronic pain after a spinal cord injury, including the impact on their daily life and the fear-based way they lived for several years.

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Marv Bee from the IT Business Podcast with Listener Email and Is the PC Dead? – HGG608

    Marv Bee from the IT Business Podcast with Listener Email and Is the PC Dead? – 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!







































    Full show notes, transcriptions (available on request), audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg608







    Join Jim Collison / @jcollison for show #608 of Home Gadget Geeks, brought to you by the Average Guy Network.







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    Save as much as $110 on your first 5 boxes of HelloFresh 







    Use the code MQU328 and get $40 off any machine purchase and a free capsule dispenser. If you are drinking bad coffee – STOP. Great coffee, one cup at a time from people who really know coffee. Check them out at https://Nespresso.com and use code MQU328 and get $40 off your first machine!















    Links







    https://www.itbusinesspodcast.com







    Show Segments









    * Home automation and vendor pitches in the tech industry.[0:00]



    * Jim and Marv discuss recent heavy rain in Florida and Nebraska.







    * Jim Collison and Marv Bee discuss podcasting and industry vendors.







    * Marv Bee provides insights on a vendor pitch competition and live broadcast.











    * IT business podcasts, Wi-Fi issues, and router recommendations.[4:25]



    * Marv Bee and Jim Collison discuss upcoming podcasts on IT business topics, including marketing and preventing burnout.







    * Marv Bee receives emails from listeners, including one from Neil, who provides valuable feedback and insights.







    * Jim Collison and Marv Bee discuss Wi-Fi setup and management, with Jim using PfSense and Marv using Ruckus and OpenMesh.







    * Jim and Marv share experiences with different routers and access points, including PfSense, NetGear, and OpenMesh.







    * Marv Bee and Jim Collison discuss Wi Fi issues at Jim’s shed, with Marv suggesting an access point solution.







    * Jim is hesitant to make a decision, citing past experiences with Wi Fi routers and access point...

    • 1 hr 8 min
    The Gang from HomeTech.fm with the Current State and Challenges of Home Automation – HGG607

    The Gang from HomeTech.fm with the Current State and Challenges of Home Automation – 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!







































    Full show notes, transcriptions (available on request), audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg607







    Join Jim Collison / @jcollison for show #607 of Home Gadget Geeks, brought to you by the Average Guy Network.







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    Save as much as $110 on your first 5 boxes of HelloFresh 







    Use the code MQU328 and get $40 off any machine purchase and a free capsule dispenser. If you are drinking bad coffee – STOP. Great coffee, one cup at a time from people who really know coffee. Check them out at https://Nespresso.com and use code MQU328 and get $40 off your first machine!















    Links







    https://www.hometech.fm







    Show Segments









    * Home automation and tech with industry professionals.[0:00]







    * Podcasting, home automation, and video workflow.[4:01]







    * Home automation and retrofitting older homes with new technology.[7:36]







    * Hiding technology in home theaters, including tips and tricks for custom integrators.[11:04]







    * Home automation systems, protocols, and compatibility.[15:08]







    * Smart home technology adoption and innovation slowdown.a href="https://otter.ai/u/-FwAl5xyxA5kcusOzQKZDYzBS6E?

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Christian Johnson with Hard Drives, Wifi and Private 5G – HGG606

    Christian Johnson with Hard Drives, Wifi and Private 5G – 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!







































    Full show notes, transcriptions (available on request), audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg606







    Join Jim Collison / @jcollison for show #606 of Home Gadget Geeks, brought to you by the Average Guy Network.







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    Save as much as $110 on your first 5 boxes of HelloFresh 







    Use the code MQU328 and get $40 off any machine purchase and a free capsule dispenser. If you are drinking bad coffee – STOP. Great coffee, one cup at a time from people who really know coffee. Check them out at https://Nespresso.com and use code MQU328 and get $40 off your first machine!















    Links







    Private 5G







    • https://www.themanufacturer.com/articles/private-5g-revolutionising-manufacturing-industry-4-0/







    • https://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/private-5g-market-213955658.html







    • https://www.cdotrends.com/story/3971/scrappy-tech-leader-you-thought-you-knew







    Show Segments









    * Tech gadgets, updates, and community support after a tornado hits Nebraska.[0:00]



    * Host Jim Collison shares updates on recent tornado damage in Omaha, Nebraska.







    * Jim Collison and Christian Johnson discuss Maple Grove Partners’ performance and hardware upgrades.







    * Christian Johnson provides an update on the company’s uptime and customer base, while Jim Collison expresses interest in tracking hard drive failures and replacements.











    * Web server storage and NAS options for personal use.

    • 1 hr 30 min
    Jay Franze with Listener Feedback, Rode Wireless Pro and Zoom H6 Hands On – HGG605

    Jay Franze with Listener Feedback, Rode Wireless Pro and Zoom H6 Hands On – 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.







































    Full show notes, transcriptions (available on request), audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg605







    Join Jim Collison / @jcollison for show #605 of Home Gadget Geeks, brought to you by the Average Guy Network.







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    Save as much as $110 on your first 5 boxes of HelloFresh 







    Use the code MQU328 and get $40 off any machine purchase and a free capsule dispenser. If you are drinking bad coffee – STOP. Great coffee, one cup at a time from people who really know coffee. Check them out at https://Nespresso.com and use code MQU328 and get $40 off your first machine!















    Links







    Rode Wirless Pro







    Jim’s Gazebo







    Show Segments









    * Gardening and podcasting with Jay Franzi.[0:00]



    * Jim warns listeners against planting flowers too early due to potential frost.







    * Jay Franze discusses his podcast evolution and entertainment industry experience.











    * Meeting old and new friends through work, including backstage experiences and concert tech.[3:22]



    * Jay Franze talks to old friends and new ones at concerts, going deeper in conversations than on his show.







    * Franze’s daughter gets to experience backstage tour, drum play, and arena view at a Brooks and Dunn concert.







    * Jim Collison shares stories of meeting Taylor Swift ...

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Perspectives: It’s Never as Bad as You Think, But Sometimes It’s Worse – HGG604

    Perspectives: It’s Never as Bad as You Think, But Sometimes It’s Worse – HGG604

    I’m back in action after a much-needed Spring Break, and let me tell you, it’s been a whirlwind! With April 15th looming over our heads, I’ll dish out some insights into how I tackled my taxes and how it threw a wrench into my productivity. Plus, I’ve got some great news on the health front post-surgery—yep, December 5th feels like a lifetime ago, but I’m happy to report that all is well. And hey, we’ll also take a quick dive into the Hum Feeder from Birdfy because, you know me, always on the lookout for the latest gadgets. It’s a short but sweet episode, and man, it feels good to be back in the saddle. Thanks for listening.







































    Full show notes, transcriptions (available on request), audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg604







    Join Jim Collison / @jcollison for show #604 of Home Gadget Geeks, brought to you by the Average Guy Network.







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    Join us for the show live each Thursday at 8pmC/9E/1UTC at http://theAverageGuy.tv/live















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    Join us in the Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/theaverageguy/







    On Discord at https://theaverageguy.tv/discord







    Save as much as $110 on your first 5 boxes of HelloFresh 







    Use the code MQU328 and get $40 off any machine purchase and a free capsule dispenser. If you are drinking bad coffee – STOP. Great coffee, one cup at a time from people who really know coffee. Check them out at https://Nespresso.com and use code MQU328 and get $40 off your first machine!















    Links







    Birdfy Hum Feeder – Hummingbird Feeder with Dual Camera







    Show Segments









    * Tech gadgets, updates, and personal events.[0:00]



    * Jim Collison discusses tech gadgets and thanks supporters on gadget geek show 604.







    * Jim Collison mentions that Tony has gotten a Tesla and is not present at the event, leading Jim to wonder if Tony has fallen into the same trap of prioritizing his new car over the show.







    * Jim Collison takes a break from the show for three weeks, citing the need for a break and the upcoming tax deadline, and will return the following week.











    * Tax preparation and crypto investments.[4:02]



    * Jim Collison expresses frustration with tax software handling crypto assets, feeling worried and uncertain about how to handle them.







    * Collison uses TurboTax and notes that this year’s version was better at importi...

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
43 Ratings

43 Ratings

AODaveLee ,

Geeks Unite!

Really enjoy the podcast. Each week’s episode provides a wide variety of topics and tech gadgets out there. The guests are always knowledge and add tremendous depth to the podcast. Keep it up, guys.

stevesleep ,

OK - I'm a Tech Geek

I admit it. I love tech. I can't get involved in everything so it's great listening to Home Gadget Geeks. Keeps me updated on everything from blockchains to BBQ. Good job Jim and Mike!

Ross Brand ,

Great show, Outstanding Host

I am not only a fan of Jim Collison's podcasts, but I had the priviledge to be a guest on Home Gadget Geeks. Jim is a terrific interviewer and facilitiates informative and entertaining conversations. For anyone who wants to improve at podcasting, Jim is an excellent resource to follow and learn from. I highly recommend subscribing to Home Gadget Geeks and checking out the rest of Jim's content at theaverageguy.tv website.

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