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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

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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

    Mark Robson with the Big BBQ and Grill Show for Summer 2022 – HGG535

    Mark Robson with the Big BBQ and Grill Show for Summer 2022 – HGG535

    Mark Robson is back with us this week for the annual BBQ and Grill show. We spend some time catching up with Mark and his grill set up at home. He has a few grills for sure. I also ask Mark about a grill/smoker that is on sale at Walmart and if it is right for me. It was a Pit Boss Austin XL 1000 Sq. In. Pellet Grill with Flame Broiler and Cooking Probe. I will have the link below. I did purchase the grill later that night. We also look at some yummy stuff Mark has cooked and even talk about bacon-wrapped Oreos. It’s a fun show. Thanks for listening.







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    Pit Boss Austin XL 1000 Sq. In. Pellet Grill with Flame Broiler and Cooking Probe – Walmart.com



     

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    • 1 hr 16 min
    Erin Lawrence with a Robot Vacuum Cleaner Showdown and What is the Right Monitor for You – HGG534

    Erin Lawrence with a Robot Vacuum Cleaner Showdown and What is the Right Monitor for You – HGG534

    Erin Lawrence from TechGadgetsCanada.com is back this week and we start with a review no-go. Erin recently purchase a $2000 espresso machine that had issues right out of the gate. It’s not the problem you think it might be! We also look at two new robot vacuum cleaners and Erin reviews them head to head. We have looked at many vacs on Home Gadget Geeks, you might be surprised on how far they have come. We talk some out monitor size and does it really matter what kind or style of monitor you purchase these days? Erin says it does! She has a few things to say. We wrap it with a quick discussion about the Amazon 15″ Echo Show and some new “Open” earbuds from Sony. Are they both worth the look? All that and more on this week’s Home Gadget Geeks. Thanks for listening.







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    From Erin:

    The $2,200 espresso machine I bought never made me ONE cup of coffee! And they couldn’t help me… (Miele)

    https://techgadgetscanada.com/review-miele-cm6-6360-super-automatic-espresso-machine-its-a-dud/

     

    The two biggest Robot Vacuums that have launched this year:

    Roborock S7 Max V Ultra with auto Empty Wash Fill station (vacuum, mop, and auto cleanup):

    https://techgadgetscanada.com/roborock-s7-max-v-ultra-robot-vacuum-mop-with-empty-wash-fill-dock/

    And ECOVACS DEEBOT X1 OMNI (vacuum, mop and auto cleanup):

    https://techgadgetscanada.com/ecovacs-deebot-x1-omni-review/

    And my head-to-head comparison of them both is being published later today on the blog.

     

    I tried “Open” earbuds… what the heck is that and why it will help you sleep better: (Sony Link Buds)

    https://techgadgetscanada.com/sony-link-buds-review/

     

    They keep making smart speakers/Assistants bigger: is the 15” TV-sized Amazon Echo Show 15 worth it… and is a TV next??

    https://techgadgetscanada.com/amazon-echo-show-15-review/

     



     

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    • 1 hr 19 min
    Paul Braren with an Insteon Departure, the EV Decider and Heat Pumps for the Win – HGG533

    Paul Braren with an Insteon Departure, the EV Decider and Heat Pumps for the Win – HGG533

    Paul Braren from TinkerTry.com joins us this week. Paul is always a ton of information and this week is no different. We open with an update on Insteon and the recent shut down of their services and how it was covered by the tech media. We also look at Paul’s EV Decider tool that walks you thru the things you need to think about when considering an EV purchase. Link for the tool in the show notes below. We also talk about box meal options and the desire for Paul to replace his furnace with a Heat Pump. It’s always to have Paul on the Podcast!

    Check out Paul’s show notes at Featured on “Home Gadget Geeks” Episode #533 “Paul Braren – InsteOFF, EV challenges, health tracking, and why heat pumps matter at home and on the road” | (tinkertry.com)

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    InsteOFF – Insteon abruptly turned off its cloud and (should have) ceased sales, many devices continue to (mostly) work using local controls | (tinkertry.com)

    EV Decider – Tesla Model 3, Y, or another EV brand. What’s best for you? | (tinkertry.com)

     



     

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    • 1 hr 39 min
    Phil Collison with 2 Apps that Make Live and Recorded Music Events Better – HGG532

    Phil Collison with 2 Apps that Make Live and Recorded Music Events Better – HGG532

    Phil Collison joins us this week. Phil is my oldest son and is and has been a drummer for both performance bands and some groups at local churches. He talks about how he became a drummer and the practice it took to get there. He also encourages parents to let their children practice, no matter how loud or noisy. We also look at 2 apps that help bands during live performances and those recording cover videos. Lots of interesting conversation and a proud Dad moment. Thanks for listening.







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    • 1 hr 10 min
    Rich Hay and a New Role at Microsoft and the Q&A Community – HGG531

    Rich Hay and a New Role at Microsoft and the Q&A Community – HGG531

    Rich Hay joins us this week as we catch up with him and his new job at Microsoft. Rich is a good friend of the show and walks us through the process of becoming a Microsoft employee about 6 months ago. We also catch up with Rich on some of his latest gadgets and we spend some time talking home automation with a new Amazon Show for Jim.

    Join Rich over at the Microsoft Q&A Community — https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/answers/index.html

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    • 1 hr 13 min
    Jon Biggs with Health and Fitness Tech Tracking – HGG530

    Jon Biggs with Health and Fitness Tech Tracking – HGG530

    Jon Biggs joins this week and it’s all health tech. We look from top to bottom at monitoring your own health from regular check-ups from a doctor, services like 23andMe and Grail and even continuous glucose monitoring with Inside Tracker. It’s a big update from Jon and we get most of it in! Also a big announcement about Mike’s involvement on Home Gadget Geeks in the future.

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    • 1 hr 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
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44 Ratings

Arlie K ,

A must listen!

Ran across this show right after buying our first home last Spring, and it's become a fast favorite! No matter the topic, I gain something from every episode. Insightful guests, actionable takeaways, and general geeking out... what more could you ask for? 🤓

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!

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