Tag: Reviews & How-To’s

Hands on Review of the Elgato Video Capture Device – Digitizing and Archiving Analog Video

John Greenaway is a Home Tech listener since show #1 is guest writing for The Average Guy Blog. This item was purchased with proceeds from the Average Guy Tech Scholarship Fund. https://www.patreon.com/theaverageguy Working through the outset of this project was emotional as well as therapeutic for me.  As such, I felt compelled to elaborate a small amount on why I embarked on this project and how the combination of my personal / family situation, my nostalgic nature, my interest and appreciation for technology, and my paranoid approach to data management, and archival led me to this point.  For those solely

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Hands on Review of the [5-in-1] RAVPower FileHub Wireless SD Card Reader with 3000mAh Backup Battery, Wireless Mobile Storage Media Sharing, WLAN Hot Spot & NAS File Server

Bill Rockhold is a Home Tech listener and guest writer for the The Average Guy Blog.  This item was purchased with proceeds from the Average Guy Tech Scholarship Fund.  https://www.patreon.com/theaverageguy With spring break approaching and summer vacation right around the corner, the season of road trips with children were quickly upon us. Our family’s biggest technology road trip hurdle was that my step-daughter had a tablet, but had too many videos to fit on the device. So, we would end up taking a DVD player to compensate for the lack of drive space. I thought that I solved the issue

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Your Movie Library on the Go – A First Look at the Seagate GoFlex Satellite Wireless Hard Drive Review

Part I – Seagate GoFlex Satellite First Impressions Over the years our digital libraries have grown quite large. The accumulation of audio, video and picture files prevents any one portable device from being able to store it all. In my case, I have over 350 GB of Music and Videos in my iTunes library and over 3 TB of Recorded TV and Movie backups on my Windows Home Sever 2011. When preparing for a trip with the kids, I would copy various movies and TV shows from my iTunes library to the different devices I have trying to spread out

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First Look at the Apple iPad Air on Home Tech – HT142

Jim (@jcollison) is joined this week by Amish Gangar, a co-worker from Gallup. We took a first look at the new Apple iPad Air.  Amish takes some time to walk through the new specs of the new Air as well as a new hands on demo. Support the Average Guy Tech Scholarship Fund: https://www.patreon.com/theaverageguy Join… Click for more / Podcast Player>

A PC Running Android: Tronsmart MK908 Initial Review

                       Well after two weeks in shipping, I received my Tronsmart MK908 Android Mini PC.  While Android is typically used in smartphones and tablets, someone got the idea of putting Android on a tiny PC about half the size of a deck of cards. Instead of having a built-in touch screen for operation, these devices plug into a standard HDMI port on a TV or computer monitor. The device itself came in very nice retail packaging and included the appropriate HDMI and USB cables. That was good because I was worried that cables were going to raise the total cost

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Hands On Review of the Roku 3

Don’t make the mistake of comparing the Roku 3’s size to its capabilities. Roku 3 (http://amzn.com/B00BGGDVOO at Amazon) is a sleek, slender device that can easily fit within the palm of your hands. It is a powerful machine that is an absolute delight to use. I have been using the Roku 3 actively for the past one week and have been amazed at its speed and overall features set. Not only can the Roku 3 change channels quickly, its search and channel store library is second to none. This device is leaps and bounds above its competition and a significant

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