Category: Home Gadget Geeks

Home Gadget Geeks

Listener Feedback, Simplisafe vs Ring, Sensors and Alt Mobility in Omaha – HGG402

Mike Wieger is back and we cover a bunch of listener email. We discuss the differences in Simplisafe and Ring, revisit the coffee conversation again, get feedback on the mailbox sensor we discussed a few months back and finish with a look at some new recreation/mobility options in Omaha now with electric bikes from Heartland… Click for Podcast Player >

Earbuds for Every Occasion, Targus Backpack Review, Excellent Coffee Machines – HGG401

Maika Leibbrandt joins us this week. She walks us through her story to find the perfect set of earbuds. She also reviews the Tagrus EcoSmart Backpack and Jim compares it to the Targus ViP he has been using for the last year or so. Finally, we look at the Barista Express Espresso maker from Breville… Click for Podcast Player >

It’s the 400 Show! John Zajdler and Christian to Celebrate – HGG400

John Zajdler and Christian Johnson are back as we discuss the state of the Home Server and what is the sweet spot for Hard Drive size when it comes to purchasing.  We also spend some time looking at some recent news about security breaches  around Slack and  Docker and get Christian’s opinion on both. It’s… Click for Podcast Player >

Hubitat Elevation Unboxing, Stridekick, Shopify and Samsung Galaxy Fold Issues – HGG399

Jim purchases a Hubitat Elevation from show 398 and does a quick unboxing. We have a new community fitness App called Stridekick that will allow most of the fitness trackers to be used for competitions on steps. Mike talks about Shopify stores vs Amazon FBA and impulse purchases made on both. We wrap the show… Click for Podcast Player >

Patrick Stuart from Hubitat and the Hubitat Elevation, Guest Tony Raynor – HGG398

We were joined by Patrick Stuart, head of Product and Business Development at Hubitat Inc, where we talked about Hubitat’s new Elevation hub and the vision for a local, fast, reliable and private device that brings the control of home automation back to the user and out of the cloud.  We also were joined by… Click for Podcast Player >

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… Click for Podcast Player >