Category: Reviews & How-To’s

Hands on Review of the Kingston Technology MobileLite Digital 5-in-1 Mobile Companion

If you are looking for an average guy device that you can carry along with you when you travel and serves several purposes in one, you might have that option with the Kingston Technology MobileLite Digital 5-in-1 Mobile Companion.  Weighing in at just a hair over 171 grams or 6 oz, this very light and… Click for more / Podcast Player>

The iDevices iGrill Mini Hands On Review

One of the many reasons I love podcasting is that I learn so much from those I interview.  It’s been a consistent flow of new information now for the last 5 years!  I recently interviewed Ryan Parker (@TheRyankParker) of on Home Gadget Geeks 193 ( and he recommend the IDevices IGrill Mini (click the link to find on Amazon) and ordered it right before Thanksgiving here in the US for $38.98.  On show 193, I talked Ryan thru my special BBQ Bacon Wrapped Turkey method ( and asked him how I could take it up a notch.  The iGrill

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Hands on Review of the HP Stream 14-z010nr Signature Edition Laptop

I needed a laptop during the Microsoft MVP Summit in Redmond (the restrictions on my work laptop prevented me from completing the posting of a podcast) and found myself at the Bellevue WA Microsoft Store looking for something new before the conference started.  New to the market and what looked to be the best of the low end was the HP Stream 14 Signature Edition Laptop.  With a 14 inch screen, 32GB of SSD, an AMD Quad Core Processer and 2GB of RAM, this laptop is set to compete with the Chromebook.  It deceivingly light for it’s size and very

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Hands on Review of the Audio Technica ATH-ANC7B SVIS Noise-Cancelling Headphones

Since I travel a bunch for my job at Gallup, I am in and out of planes (and sometimes trains) a little more than I like.  Ever since Bose came out with their noise cancelling headphone several years ago, I have been eyeing them, but get held up at the $299 price tag.  I know they are good and I have tested them out at several tech outlets, but the price has always held me back. Bose QuietComfort 25 Headphones, Black by Bose for $299.00 I have also been using the Audio-Technica ATR-2100 as a podcasting microphone now for the

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Streaming HDTV with “SubWave”: An HDHomeRun Plugin for Subsonic

Thanks to a request from a listener on the Home Gadget Geeks Podcast, I have written a plug-in package for Subsonic that makes it easy to stream live television over the web for those using the SiliconDust HDHomeRun Prime SubWave 1.0 for Subsonic/Madsonic Mediaserver Author: Christian Johnson Release Date 8/17/2014 Download Link: Click to Download   Note: An updated download link with the Madsonic modification will be posted soon. Installation Instructions Prerequisites  Before beginning plugin installation, ensure your HDHomeRun is already properly setup and configured on your network. Make sure you also know what IP address the device is using on your

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