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Will Apple address the butterfly keyboard issues during WWDC
WWDC is upon us again and while the event is geared towards software. Apple does address hardware and announce new devices from time to time. Will Apple address their MacBook keyboard issues during the event or wait till later in the year?
June 03, 2018
Sonos One is the cheapest AirPlay 2 Speaker
The Sonos One is in no mind be cheapest speaker option. However, it is the cheapest for the new AirPlay 2 standard.
May 30, 2018
Smart speakers sales and privacy concerns
The Google Home out sold the Echo for the first time last quarter but Amazon is still the market leader. That doesn’t mean the echo isn’t stumbling with privacy. Their was a recent breach in privacy that has everyone concerned.
May 27, 2018
TicWatch Pro saves battery life with two displays
The TicWatch Pro is a sub $300 smartwatch with two displays. The first is an OLED and the second is a LCD screen that’s transparent when off. The two screen option is a way to save battery life and always have some display on - showing the time or other stats.
May 25, 2018
OnePlus 6 Released
OnePlus 6 is a premium phone with a low price. It has a notch, headphone jack, and a huge screen. It’s more expensive then other OnePlus phones but is still reasonably priced for a flagship speced phone.
May 19, 2018
Xbox Adaptive Controller announced
Microsoft is releasing a new controller meant for anyone with disabilities. The device was leaked earlier this week but Microsoft finally unveiled it. At $99 it’s an affordable option for someone who may not feel comfortable or even be able to use a traditional Xbox Controller.
May 19, 2018
What Hardware will we see at Google I/O 2018
Google I/O kicks off tomorrow at the shoreline Amphitheater. We could see new hardware with Google TV single and some other accessories.
May 08, 2018
Nest Temperature Sensor
After being announced a year ago, Nest is finally selling the Temperature sensor. The sensor will help to cool and heat larger homes properly. It’s a minor update but important to compete with SmartThings and Ecobee
May 03, 2018
Snapchat Spectacles V2
Snapchat spectacles V2 is finally out! They are more expensive but you have a better design and a higher price but you do get water resistance. We will see how well they do on the market.
April 27, 2018
Cowboy E-Bike
The cowboy e-bike is from a Belgium based startup which just raised a new series of funding.
April 26, 2018
TicPods Free Announced
The TicPods Frees from Mobvoi are a cheaper alternative to the Apple AirPods. They’re currently on indieigogo but will retail this summer for $129.
April 22, 2018
Boosted Mini S & X announcement
Boosted announced two new form factors of electric skateboards. The Boosted Mini S and Mini X are now moving away from the longboard styles. The Boosted Mini S starts at $750 - the cheapest Boosted board yet. Boosted also announced the third gen of their longboards with improved wheels, deck, and battery packs.
April 18, 2018
Nintendo is turning to startups for build Switch accessories
Nintendo is looking startups to build new Switch accessories. The idea is the next Labo. We will see what is pitched in the fall.
April 14, 2018
Huawei Mate 10 Pro Review
The Huawei Mate 10 Pro is a standout Android phone. It features excellent battery life, a dual camera with AI capabilities, and while the software has major bugs – it’s something Huawei can fix with software updates. The price cuts Huawei is offering to make the phone more appealing to U.S. consumers who are trained to buy phones on a monthly installment plan. At $699 the Mate 10 Pro is an excellent choice if the Pixel 2 XL isn’t a phone, you want to buy. There are a tone of bells and whistles, and the stellar battery life means you can get all day even if you’re using all the features. Let me know what you think about the Huawei Mate 10 Pro in the comments below! You can buy the Mate 10 Pro on Amazon for $649 now.
April 10, 2018
Apple iPad Event
Apple announced a new more powerful iPad with the same price and support for the Apple Pencil. It’s a no brainer to get the iPad 5th generation over previous models.
March 27, 2018
PUBG and Fortnite on Mobile
In a surprise launch PlayersUnknown's Battlegrounds mobile is available for IOS and Android in the u.s. today. They beat fortnite to the market but fortnite still has an upper hand on the console market and PC gaming. We will see if fortnite or even pubg on mobile is a good idea or it's a better idea to have it on the Nintendo switch. Follow us on Twitter Facebook or Anchor.
March 20, 2018
Phillips Hue announces Outdoor lights
Just in time for summer Philips Hue announces a range of outdoor lights. Those lights work with the existing hardware so it means you're able to use the same bridge and the same app for your outdoor smart lights. Listen to the full episode to find out how much they are what features they bring and don't forget to check out our website;
March 13, 2018
Netvue Belle Review
In the market for video doorbell? The Netvue Belle is one of the best options. Belle features a A.I. which is meant to become your bulter for your front door. There are some rough edges and unfinished features but the doorbell is promising.
March 11, 2018
Android P Developer Preview
Android P is finally out. The latest Android developer preview is available to finally download on their Android devices. Well we don't have a name for Android P I do have a guest of it being called Android Pop-Tart. Beyond name guessing there are a few updates to the UI and other efficiency updates to the operating system.
March 08, 2018
Dyson Cyclone V10
The Dyson Cyclone Z10 is the latest vacuum from Dyson. I know it's not your normal gadgets but it's still a gadget. I talked about what makes it exciting its price and much more
March 07, 2018
Galaxy S9 Plus Camera Rating
The Galaxy S9 was announced during MWC. The new phone is largely the same as last year's phone but the big change is the camera. This year there's a bigger focus on the camera and it's brought in the best rating so far. At 104 it beats all the other cameras but is the rating true to the cameras quality?
March 02, 2018
Anchor's 3.0 update
Anchor was a short form podcast focused on Snapchat style disappearing audio clips, but over the months they've introduced more traditional podcast tools and features. Now with Anchor 3.0 anyone can host a full podcast from the platform. It's free and big names like BuzzFeed and The Outline are using them.
February 24, 2018
Cherry MX Board Silent Review
Cherry is a known keyboard switch maker for mechanical keyboard but you probably didn't know they also make their own keyboard. The Cherry MX Board Silent is one of the best keyboards for the office.
February 22, 2018
WyzeCam V2 Recommendation
The WyzeCam is a $20 home security camera that competes with the Arlo and Nest cam's that cost anywhere from $150 to $200. The V2 of the Cam offers better camera sensors and two way audio.
February 20, 2018
Chrome Ad Blocker Arrives
Chrome's new ad blocker is getting turned on tomorrow. It'll block annoying or intrusive ads. It's the first time the ad gaint will ever block ads so we will see how ads and web publishers adjust. Here's the Chrome blog link:
February 15, 2018
Bragi Dash Pro Review
The Bragi Dash Pro is a pair of wireless earbuds with some smart translation features, health tracking, and other smart functions. There's a decent battery but there is also a number of problems. Listen in and check out the buy link!
February 01, 2018
What To Expect At CES 2018
CES 2018 is starting. The first press day is officially over. I'm expecting a lot of interesting gadgets and news over the coming days
January 08, 2018
Welcome To 2018
2017 is over and 2018 is here. I launched Gadget Smart in 2017 and it quickly evolved into the newsletter and podcast combo that we have now. I have a lot planned in 2018 nd hope to hit some big goals! Thanks for listening
January 03, 2018
Net Neutrality Isn't Dead Yet
The net neutrality fight isn't over yet. We can still keep the internet open and free. Message, email, call your Congress members to inform them that you care! Tell friends and family what could happen. Their are lawsuits coming for the FCC's repeal but we still need to fight.
December 17, 2017
iMac Pro Released
Apple's iMac Pro is finally on sale! After being announced in June, Apple put the device up their site. The starter iMac is $4,999, and you can spec it up to almost $12,000. If your a creative or developer the iMac might appeal to you!
December 14, 2017
Cryptocurrency Craze
Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin are all increasing in value and everyone's talking about these cryptocurrencies. There's a lot going on with them and I unpack some of the big news and key points around them.
December 08, 2017
Super Mario Cereal
Super Mario Cereal is confirmed! The box doubles as a collectors item and a amiibo that'll get you gold coins and hearts in the game Super Mario Odyssey. It's a fun and creative way to market the Switch and Mario. Pick the box up sometime after December 11th.
December 01, 2017
TicWatch E Review
The TicWatch S&E is finally shipping to backers. I received mine on Saturday and I\u2019ve been using it since that day. So far it\u2019s a great watch with an even better price.
November 22, 2017
Firefox Quantum Got Good
Firefox Quantum is a rebuilt, reboot of Firefox. The browser is much better than before. Chrome uses a lot of RAM and CPU and the new rebooted Firefox doesn't do that.
November 21, 2017
Tesla Semi and Roadster
Tesla announced the Roadster and their electric self-driving Semi. The Roadster is $250k and the Semi doesn\u2019t have a price or ship until 2019. Big news for Tesla after a lot of problems shipping
November 17, 2017
Black Friday Deals
There are a ton of early Black Friday deals out there. I\u2019ve made a small list of my favorite ones and I talked about the biggest ones that are happening on Black Friday.
November 12, 2017
Google Home Mini Review
Google Home Mini is the donut sized Google Home. It\u2019s a must buy if you want a smart assistant in your home. At $49 it\u2019s a impulse buy over the $129 Google Home. Check us out at
November 01, 2017
Did you preorder the iPhone X?
iPhone X preorders have passed and many people jumped on the opportunity. Did you get an order in or are you waiting till launch day? Which color or space option did you get? Finally, how much was it?
October 28, 2017
Amazon Cloud Cam Announced
Amazon announced the Amazon Key in home delivery service. Along with the service they announced the Amazon Cloud Cam, a indoor security camera. It\u2019s only $119! Check us out on
October 25, 2017
Surface Book 2 announced
Microsoft announced the Surface Book 2 which is their MacBook Pro killer. It\u2019s the best hardware with the best version of Windows yet. Find us on
October 17, 2017
Google changes dongle prices
Google launched the Pixel with a USB-C to 3.5mm dongle to accommodate the lack of the headphone jack. That dongle was originally $20 but after some users were upset it\u2019s been reduced to only $9.
October 14, 2017
Oculus Go is a win for VR
Oculus announced a stand-alone vr headset that doesn\u2019t need a PC or phone to work. It\u2019ll work with Gear VR games and has the same controller as the Gear VR. Check us out on
October 13, 2017
Sonos One Smart speaker
Sonos is creating a Smart speaker that\u2019ll support Alexa and google assistant. It\u2019s $199 and preorders are open now. Check us out on
October 08, 2017
Google Pixel Hardware Event
Google announced the Pixel 2, Pixe 2 XL, Pixel buds, Pixelbook, Google Home Max, Google Home Mini, Google Clips and much more! Listen to what happened and check out
October 06, 2017
Alexa has new hardware
Amazon had a surprise hardware event for new Alexa hardware. They introduced a cheaper Echo, a smart hub Echo, 4K Fire TV, an Echo alarm clock, and much more! Check us out on
September 29, 2017
Nest announced new products
Nest announced a doorbell, security system, and a new outdoor camera. I talk about the new products and what it means for the company going forward. Check us out on
September 21, 2017
August Doorbell and Smart Lock
August announced a new cheaper Smart Lock along with updates to their original Smart Lock and Doorbell Cam. It'll be interesting to see how Nest takes August out tomorrow.
September 20, 2017
Pixel 2 XL leak
Droid Life got a huge scoop with the Pixel 2 XL back images and some pricing info. We'll see if it's right come October 4th. We also got some news on the Google Home Mini and a new Daydream headset.
September 20, 2017
Pixel October Event Thoughts
The Pixel Event is set for October 4th where we should see he Pixel 2, Pixel XL 2, and possibly a third Pixel device. I talk about if I'll upgrade or not. Check us out in
September 17, 2017
iPhone event broken down
I talk about the Apple Watch series 3, iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, and the iPhone X ( iPhone 10). It's just a brief overview in 10 mins.
September 12, 2017
iOS 11 Leaks iPhone 8 details
We have some huge news from iOS 11 that confirms some more changes to the next iPhone! Apple has new animjis, face unlock, and a refresh to AirPods
September 10, 2017
iPhone 8 news
I talk about the new leaked video of the iPhone 8 and iOS 11. I also talked about the iPhone 8 name, price, and features or lack there of.
September 05, 2017
Nest Thermostat E
I talk about the Nest Thermostat E which is Nest's latest product. The Nest E is a lower cost option to the Nest Thermostat that cost $249.
August 31, 2017
Thoughts on the Fitbit Ionic
I talk about the Fitbit Ionic and how I think the watch isn't going to save Fitbit. It's ugly and takes only a few ideas from Pebble
August 29, 2017
Android Oreo 8.0
I talk about all the new Android Oreo features from new emojis to the improved notifications \ud83e\udd16
August 26, 2017
Let's talk about the Note 8
I talk about the Note 8 from the specs to the things that stand out to me!
August 26, 2017
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August 17, 2017