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Gadget Smart Podcast

By Gadget Smart

Bite-sized gadget reviews. Who has time to read a long review? We offer bite-sized condensed gadget reviews that you get directly in your email inbox and on your favorite podcast player.
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Gadget Smart PodcastOct 14, 2017

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Will Apple address the butterfly keyboard issues during WWDC

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?
Jun 03, 201805:21
Sonos One is the cheapest AirPlay 2 Speaker

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, 201803:26
Smart speakers sales and privacy concerns

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, 201807:22
TicWatch Pro saves battery life with two displays

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, 201806:08
OnePlus 6 Released

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, 201805:28
Xbox Adaptive Controller announced

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, 201805:08
What Hardware will we see at Google I/O 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, 201805:39
Nest Temperature Sensor

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, 201804:20
Snapchat Spectacles V2

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.
Apr 27, 201805:13
Cowboy E-Bike

Cowboy E-Bike

The cowboy e-bike is from a Belgium based startup which just raised a new series of funding.
Apr 26, 201805:08
TicPods Free Announced

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.
Apr 22, 201805:03
Boosted Mini S & X announcement

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.
Apr 18, 201806:00
Nintendo is turning to startups for build Switch accessories

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.
Apr 14, 201805:18
Huawei Mate 10 Pro Review

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.
Apr 10, 201807:07
Apple iPad Event

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.
Mar 27, 201803:40
PUBG and Fortnite on Mobile

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.
Mar 20, 201806:51
Phillips Hue announces Outdoor lights
Mar 13, 201805:49
Netvue Belle Review

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.
Mar 11, 201806:32
Android P Developer Preview

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.
Mar 08, 201806:08
Dyson Cyclone V10

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
Mar 07, 201805:34
Galaxy S9 Plus Camera Rating

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?
Mar 02, 201805:29
Anchor's 3.0 update

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.
Feb 24, 201806:26
Cherry MX Board Silent Review

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.
Feb 22, 201804:58
WyzeCam V2 Recommendation

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. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B076H3SRXG/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B076H3SRXG&linkCode=as2&tag=dlbds04-20&linkId=3a83e5cb6795ccdba36125d7032a6a11
Feb 20, 201804:50
Chrome Ad Blocker Arrives
Feb 15, 201805:03
Bragi Dash Pro Review

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!
Feb 01, 201805:02
What To Expect At CES 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
Jan 08, 201804:46
Welcome To 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
Jan 03, 201803:12
Net Neutrality Isn't Dead Yet

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.
Dec 17, 201705:05
iMac Pro Released

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!
Dec 14, 201704:59
Cryptocurrency Craze

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.
Dec 08, 201707:46
Super Mario Cereal

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.
Dec 01, 201700:04
TicWatch E Review

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.
Nov 22, 201708:24
Firefox Quantum Got Good

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.
Nov 21, 201703:22
Tesla Semi and Roadster

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
Nov 17, 201705:04
Black Friday Deals

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.
Nov 12, 201705:04
Google Home Mini Review
Nov 01, 201705:00
Did you preorder the iPhone X?

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?
Oct 28, 201703:23
Amazon Cloud Cam Announced
Oct 25, 201708:01
Surface Book 2 announced
Oct 17, 201709:00
Google changes dongle prices

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.
Oct 14, 201704:56
Oculus Go is a win for VR
Oct 13, 201704:60
Sonos One Smart speaker
Oct 08, 201704:50
Google Pixel Hardware Event
Oct 06, 201714:10
Alexa has new hardware
Sep 29, 201709:57
Nest announced new products
Sep 21, 201709:19
August Doorbell and Smart Lock

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.
Sep 20, 201709:56
Pixel 2 XL leak

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.
Sep 20, 201704:60
Pixel October Event Thoughts
Sep 17, 201707:51
iPhone event broken down

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.
Sep 12, 201708:11