Gadget Smart Podcast

Gadget Smart Podcast
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.

Will Apple address the butterfly keyboard issues during WWDC
Jun 3, 2018 • 5 min
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?
Sonos One is the cheapest AirPlay 2 Speaker
May 29, 2018 • 3 min
The Sonos One is in no mind be cheapest speaker option. However, it is the cheapest for the new AirPlay 2 standard.
Smart speakers sales and privacy concerns
May 27, 2018 • 7 min
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.
TicWatch Pro saves battery life with two displays
May 24, 2018 • 6 min
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…
OnePlus 6 Released
May 19, 2018 • 5 min
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.
Xbox Adaptive Controller announced
May 19, 2018 • 5 min
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…
What Hardware will we see at Google I/O 2018
May 7, 2018 • 5 min
Google I/O kicks off tomorrow at the shoreline Amphitheater. We could see new hardware with Google TV single and some other accessories.
Nest Temperature Sensor
May 2, 2018 • 4 min
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
Snapchat Spectacles V2
Apr 26, 2018 • 5 min
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.
Cowboy E-Bike
Apr 25, 2018 • 5 min
The cowboy e-bike is from a Belgium based startup which just raised a new series of funding.
TicPods Free Announced
Apr 22, 2018 • 5 min
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.
Boosted Mini S & X announcement
Apr 17, 2018 • 6 min
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…
Nintendo is turning to startups for build Switch accessories
Apr 13, 2018 • 5 min
Nintendo is looking startups to build new Switch accessories. The idea is the next Labo. We will see what is pitched in the fall.
Huawei Mate 10 Pro Review
Apr 9, 2018 • 7 min
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…
Apple iPad Event
Mar 27, 2018 • 3 min
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.
PUBG and Fortnite on Mobile
Mar 19, 2018 • 6 min
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…
Phillips Hue announces Outdoor lights
Mar 13, 2018 • 5 min
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…
Netvue Belle Review
Mar 10, 2018 • 6 min
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.
Android P Developer Preview
Mar 7, 2018 • 6 min
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…
Dyson Cyclone V10
Mar 6, 2018 • 5 min
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
Galaxy S9 Plus Camera Rating
Mar 1, 2018 • 5 min
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…
Anchor’s 3.0 update
Feb 24, 2018 • 6 min
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…
Cherry MX Board Silent Review
Feb 22, 2018 • 4 min
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.
WyzeCam V2 Recommendation
Feb 20, 2018 • 4 min
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.…
Chrome Ad Blocker Arrives
Feb 14, 2018 • 5 min
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:…
Bragi Dash Pro Review
Feb 1, 2018 • 5 min
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!
What To Expect At CES 2018
Jan 8, 2018 • 4 min
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
Welcome To 2018
Jan 3, 2018 • 3 min
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
Net Neutrality Isn’t Dead Yet
Dec 17, 2017 • 5 min
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…
iMac Pro Released
Dec 14, 2017 • 4 min
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!
Cryptocurrency Craze
Dec 8, 2017 • 7 min
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.
Pixel 2 XL: Month Later Review
Dec 4, 2017 • 8 min
The Google Pixel 2 XL hit the market with a lot of hype. The phone had a number of problems from screen issues to other hardware issues. A month later how is the Google Pixel 2 XL. Sunny talks about his purchase and if it was worth it
Super Mario Cereal
Dec 1, 2017 • 0 min
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…
TicWatch E Review
Nov 22, 2017 • 8 min
The TicWatch S&E is finally shipping to backers. I received mine on Saturday and I’ve been using it since that day. So far it’s a great watch with an even better price.
Firefox Quantum Got Good
Nov 21, 2017 • 3 min
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.
Tesla Semi and Roadster
Nov 17, 2017 • 5 min
Tesla announced the Roadster and their electric self-driving Semi. The Roadster is $250k and the Semi doesn’t have a price or ship until 2019. Big news for Tesla after a lot of problems shipping
Black Friday Deals
Nov 12, 2017 • 5 min
There are a ton of early Black Friday deals out there. I’ve made a small list of my favorite ones and I talked about the biggest ones that are happening on Black Friday.
Google Home Mini Review
Nov 1, 2017 • 5 min
Google Home Mini is the donut sized Google Home. It’s a must buy if you want a smart assistant in your home. At $49 it’s a impulse buy over the $129 Google Home. Check us out at
Did you preorder the iPhone X?
Oct 28, 2017 • 3 min
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?
Amazon Cloud Cam Announced
Oct 25, 2017 • 8 min
Amazon announced the Amazon Key in home delivery service. Along with the service they announced the Amazon Cloud Cam, a indoor security camera. It’s only $119! Check us out on
Surface Book 2 announced
Oct 17, 2017 • 9 min
Microsoft announced the Surface Book 2 which is their MacBook Pro killer. It’s the best hardware with the best version of Windows yet. Find us on
Google changes dongle prices
Oct 13, 2017 • 4 min
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’s been reduced to only $9.
Oculus Go is a win for VR
Oct 12, 2017 • 4 min
Oculus announced a stand-alone vr headset that doesn’t need a PC or phone to work. It’ll work with Gear VR games and has the same controller as the Gear VR. Check us out on
Sonos One Smart speaker
Oct 8, 2017 • 4 min
Sonos is creating a Smart speaker that’ll support Alexa and google assistant. It’s $199 and preorders are open now. Check us out on
Google Pixel Hardware Event
Oct 6, 2017 • 14 min
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
Alexa has new hardware
Sep 28, 2017 • 9 min
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
Nest announced new products
Sep 21, 2017 • 9 min
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
August Doorbell and Smart Lock
Sep 20, 2017 • 9 min
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.
Pixel 2 XL leak
Sep 20, 2017 • 4 min
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.
Pixel October Event Thoughts
Sep 16, 2017 • 7 min
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
iPhone event broken down
Sep 12, 2017 • 8 min
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.
iOS 11 Leaks iPhone 8 details
Sep 10, 2017 • 8 min
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
iPhone 8 news
Sep 4, 2017 • 8 min
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.
Nest Thermostat E
Aug 31, 2017 • 9 min
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.
Thoughts on the Fitbit Ionic
Aug 29, 2017 • 8 min
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
Android Oreo 8.0
Aug 26, 2017 • 8 min
I talk about all the new Android Oreo features from new emojis to the improved notifications 🤖
Let’s talk about the Note 8
Aug 26, 2017 • 4 min
I talk about the Note 8 from the specs to the things that stand out to me!
Welcome To Gadget Smart
Aug 17, 2017 • 3 min
Bite-sized gadget reviews