Post Black Friday Purchases, Drobo Fail and Google Photos – HGG380
We are back after the US Thanksgiving weekend break with all of the gadgets that we purchased during the Black Friday sales! Jim also tells the story of his Drobo 5N failing and how he recovered it as well as a move to Google Photos for all his pictures. All this and more! Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #380 of Home Gadget Geeks brought to you by the Average Guy Network
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Tags: Podcast, Home Gadget Geeks, Black Friday, Drobo, Drobo 5N, Google, Google Photos, Amazon, Amazon Photos
So what did you actually pick up on Black Friday / Cyber Monday / Any Sale this weekend and how do you like it so far? Post it here and we could bring it into HGG on Thursday.
Jeremy Dennis I got a Fitbit charge 3 for $120, a couple TP-Link smart plugs from amazon for $20 I think, and got my wife a Lenovo X1 Carbon laptop for $530 off.
Ernesto Morin A few 4K movies, Nvidia shield, chromecast audio, some computer parts from Corsair for the kids presents.
Ryan Kerschner I snagged an Elgato Stream Deck for $100 (usually $150). Nothing else I’m really looking for, but I’ll keep my eyes on all the sites tomorrow, just in case.
Tara Berry I just ordered a Breville toaster oven/air fryer. They are 20% off and stack with 20% off coupon at Bed Bath and Beyond.
Not on sale I picked up some Maui Jim sunglasses as I’m giving myself LASIK surgery for Christmas.
Kyle Wilcox For a family member: got this Google assistant speaker for $25 https://express.google.com/…/11707721620281119273…
Joe Pechoski Picked up Doom VFR for $15, not much else exciting.
Kevin Schoonover 500GB M.2 NVMe SSD and Malwarebytes 5 PC pack
Steve Owens Roku Ultra $50, Echo Dot $20, Alro Add-on Cam $60, and some cheap 4K Blu-ray’s
Tim Black A TP-Link Mini WiFi Smart Plug , a WD Black 500GB High-Performance NVMe PCIe M.2 2280 SSD and a .99 a month Hulu Sub for a year.
Jim – Starting using Bitdefender VPN services on my Phone and PC. $30 for a year unlimited seems like a good deal so far.
Jim – I have moved all my photos over to Google Photos for now. Did the $1.99 100GB plan. Really like what does with the photos.
Jim – Drobo fail this weekend. Had to reformat. Nothing there I needed a back up of, so all was good, but I will need to watch it for sure.
Crypto in the Post
Hey Jim I just finished listening to the average guy text show and the crypto talk post-show from October26th in the beginning of the post show you had asked for anyone who listens to the post show to send you an e-mail I know I’m a little late but better late than never lol I just wanted to say I really look forward to the post-show a both shows ask the podcast coach and home gadget geeks so and I really enjoy the crypto talk and the ongoing discussion about project Terminator anyway thank you for all you do I look forward to home gadget geeks and ask the podcast coach every week thanks again
Jim – Huge price dip
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