Category: Gear

Hands on Review of the Jelly Comb Mini Bluetooth Keyboard, Rechargeable Handheld Remote Control Wireless Mini Keyboard

This might be the best $20 gadget I have tested out yet. This is a Hands on Review of the Jelly Comb Mini Bluetooth Keyboard.  It’s a rechargeable Handheld Remote Control Wireless Mini Keyboard that is light, easy to use and works great in tough situations. http://amzn.to/2wZyxWV The Bluetooth 3.0 technology provides a cable-free & clutter-free connection and has an operating distance of about 10 meters. In my home, I had a tough time getting it out of range when using it.  Great for a media center PC or like us, a touchscreen PC we have mounted on the wall

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Gear Update for the Average Guy Studios (Spring 2015)

It’s been a year since I produced a gear update.  Last year I purchase a new mixer and added a new PC to the mix.  You can find that update here: https://theaverageguy.tv/2014/06/14/new-pc-upgrade-for-the-averageguy-tv-studios-intel-core-i7-and-windows-8-1-update/ Web platforms – Web and Media Hosting Maplegrove Partners – founded by my podcasting partner Christian Johnson, this web and media hosting service has all the benefits and security like the big guys with all the best customer service and customizations of a small shop.  Christian is taking on new customers and podcasters at  https://maplegrovepartners.com/  I have been with MGP from the beginning and don’t plan to move

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New PC upgrade for the AverageGuy.tv Studios: Intel Core i7 and Windows 8.1 Update

I spent some time over the last several weeks putting in an upgraded PC for the Studio.  I had been running a home build Intel Core i3 530 / 8GB RAM / 120GB SSD that was getting a little long in the tooth for what I was doing with it.  Besides daily use, the studio pc does all the edits, both audio and video for the several podcasts that I do weekly.  A one hour video podcast was taking up to 3 hours to render in 1080p with the older box.  With the new setup, I can render that same

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Gear Added to the AverageGuy.tv Studio: Lights, Camera, Action

Christmas of 2013 was good to Jim and my tech setup at home for Podcasting!  A couple of gifts from Santa (you know who you are) and some great hardware upgrades from the family and the home studio has improved by 100%  Let me share them with you. First off, after a camera debacle on Surface Geeks and  the Home Server Show two weeks in a row, both (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lTJLj2-c2T8)  and (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UxczBUl_i4) highlights just how bad it was. I think even Santa must have noticed. I received a box from Amazon on Christmas Eve with no note, no return address and

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Looking for Some Portable Podcasting Equipment? See It In Action at Infotec 2013 in Omaha

I recently spent two days interviewing 20 some Keynote and Session Breakout speakers at Infotec 2013 here in Omaha.  Many has asked about the gear I used.  Here is the list. Jim’s Portable Audio equipment list. Audio-Technica ATR2100-USB Cardioid Dynamic USB/XLR Microphone by Audio-Technica http://amzn.to/1kzC7xF Alesis Multimix 4 USB FX 4-Channel Mixer with Effects Plus USB Audio Interface by Alesis http://amzn.to/1Mp846H ART HeadAmp4 Headphone Amplifier by ART  http://amzn.to/1Mp8j1z Sony MDRZX100/BLK ZX Series Stereo Headphones by Sony http://amzn.to/1Mp8tWu Yurbuds Ironman Series, Color:Red, OS by Yurbuds http://amzn.to/1XVbuBK   Here is what it looked and sounded like:  

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