This week on the podcast we are joined by Jim Collison and Mike Wieger from Home Gadget Geeks! This is our year in review episode so we discuss our favorite review products, products that impacted us the most, the biggest tech stories, and much more from this past year!
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Black Friday / Cyber Monday Purchases
- Bob – Western Digital Red 6TB NAS Drive
- Jim – I have been doing two massive outside projects over the last month that have taken up a bunch of my time. So I have been on a tool binge finding budget friendly items that have a huge impact on the projects that were early BF deals.
- Suncala Digital Angle Finder Protractor with Zeroing and Locking Function, 7-Inch Stainless Steel Angle Finder Ruler – – Amazon.com
- Black+Decker 20 V 3/8 in. Brushed Cordless Compact Drill Kit (Battery & Charger) – Ace Hardware (which I got for $20) – Deals on Batteries are now very competitive on Amazon. You can never have enough small drills.
- Amazon.com : BLACK+DECKER 20V Max Cordless Chainsaw, 10-Inch, Tool Only (LCS1020B) : Patio, Lawn & Garden. No gas to mix and cuts two wheelbarrows full of wood on a charge.
- And of course, I did took advantage of a 60% off Acronis deal and 30% off Bitdefender Box renewal deal. Seems like all my security subscriptions now come due in Nov. Wonder why?
- Wyze Robot Vacuum – Don’t tell the wife: https://amzn.to/3oksTJT
- Missed the boat on Gen4 NVMe drives and PSU
Tech product that has made the biggest difference in your life in 2021?
- Viotek SUW49DA 49-inch Super Ultrawide Curved Monitor (Bob)
- Beyond a doubt, the additional of the Mac Mini M1 to the studio and the addition of a budget friendly AOC 34in Curved Monitor. (Jim)
- I purchased a Treadly 2 (low profile and tech influenced treadmill) and paired it with a small form factor Windows PC and 24in Touchscreen monitor for workouts (I watch most YouTube on it). Finally got me inside, at home workout game on.
- 2018 Subaru Outback – Eyesight on long trips is great
Biggest Tech Stories of 2021?
- Global chip shortage
- 5G really goes mainstream (Jim)
- Tesla’s failure to really get Total Self Driving working (Jim)
- The massive love and hate for CryptoCurrency (Jim)
- NFTs – Real deal or scams? (Ryan)
Did you learn anything new this year (tech related)
- Finally got a drone (Bob)
- Learned and benefited from intermittent fasting using the Fastic App on my iPhone. Lost 25lbs in 2 months.
- RetroPie – Finally set one up, easier than expected (Ryan)
Bob & Ryan’s Favorite Review Products of 2021