UPS Replacement, EDC Every Day Carry, Apple Credit Card and Budget Apps – HGG397

Jim and Mike are back this week with the question, “When your UPS dies, do you replace the battery, buy a new UPS or upgrade the UPS to something bigger?”  Mike talks about is latest YouTube Rabbit Hole and hobby with EDC (Every Day Carry) leather pocket protectors.  There is a new Credit Card coming from Apple and it gets both Jim and Mike talking about budgets and budging apps. We finish with Mike selling some hardware on eBay (again).  I think you will enjoy the show.

Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #397 of Home Gadget Geeks brought to you by the Average Guy Network.


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Podcast, Home Gadget Geeks, UPS, Battery Backup, Discord, EDC, Every Day Carry, Apple Credit Card, Budget, Budget Apps, Hard Drives


Save $40 on your first Box of HelloFresh


Ron send the HGG 3D printed coins

UPS battery died on Sarah’s computer. Buy a new one or replace the battery?  

APC UPS 350 (Now currently out of stock.) Replacement Amazon Basics UPS 400VA $40


New Battery – $20  Or Upgrade to the next level for $60.  

PC on the device is a Core i5 – Dual Monitors

Discord Talk – what is happening out there.

Mike’s Latest YouTube Rabbit Hole and Hobby – EDC Every Day Carry, great leather pocket protector.



Apple Credit Card Offering –



GoodBudget App – the envelope system in an app. –


Product Updates

Mike sold his servers (R710 and R210) now using Unifi USG as router.


Post Show Crypto –


More hard drive failures – Seagate send back a better drive

Picked up the WD 8TB drive from Best Buy when it was $139

Up tick in crypto prices overall.


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