Next we go on to our picks. First Elisa wants to get fit so she considers a Fitbit Blaze as an Apple Watch alternative (not really this is just pretend after all). Then Melissa wants to clean up so she picks a Shark Navigator Vacuum. Then after all that work Mike just wants to watch video on all his devices so he picks a Harmony Ultimate Remote.
As required by the bylaws of Geekiest Show Ever (We have laws? Who knew) we start out with the weather. After that we start discussing some of the purchases we made. First off is Melissa’sbright shiny new iPhone 8 Plus. We also talk about the ghosts of iPhones past and different battery and performance issues. Next Elisa tells us of her Apple Watch woes. Her battery percentage on her watch during the podcast was falling faster than the snow in Kevin’s daydreams.Next we discuss some of Mike’s purchases including an Echo Connect and a Snow Joe Ultra SJ625E 21-Inch 15-Amp Electric Snow Thrower. Melissa mentions a movie called “Why Him” that she thought was really good. Elisa talks about the battery powered led lanterns that she mentioned last show.
Correcting a major oversight from last week (and a chance to annoy Mark) we make Kevin happy by having the weather report. From there we move to a cooking disaster story from Elisa (who’d thunk it) which leads us to talk about some of our cooking experiences. Then in keeping with season we then discuss our Black Friday purchases. Elisa enlightens us with some of her value victories,Mike tells of some of his gaming purchases only one of them was a Black Friday sale. Finally for this section Melissa mentions some of hers which then leads into a discussion of iCloud storage and Apple Family Plans.
For our picks we start with a bonus pick of the SanDisk 256GB iXpand Base for iPhone for computer-less local backup for the iPhone. We then get Melissa’s pick which spurred the whole iCloud discussion, iTunes Gift Card on Amazon (not the least bit confusing). Elisa gives us an idea how to listen to all the music we buy with iTunes Card ( may be while runningoff all that turkey at the gym), BeatsX Earphones. And finally Mike has a suggestion for moving your Nintendo Switch to another room so the family that games together can stay together, the J&TOP Portable Dock for Nintendo Switch.
This week we start out with a short clip from Kevin explaining the lack of show for the last few weeks and his absence from the show. Then we launch into a discussion of our ISPs and cable providers. From there we compare notes on our routers and network setups. Then we discuss Mike’s twisted logic to justify getting an Apple Tv. This leads to our strategies for movie buying and distribution.
We finish up the show with our picks. Elisa thinks needs a waterproof Kindle Oasis would be awesome for when winter finally retreats and she can open up her beloved pool. Melissa wants a new iPad for “the kids” (Yeah sure). Then Mike picks the Esright Massage Recliner Chair to relieve the stress of getting caught with his video watching.
This week we turn our focus to Google’s recent announcements and what we think about them. Mike and Kevin help Melissa understand what was announced and where there are similarities to Apple’s product line. We also have a discussion about Amazon’s recent announcements to the Alexa line and what portion of the market are they going for. Lastly we discuss our privacy concerns regarding devices that are always listening to us.
We round out the show with our picks. First up is Mike with his choice of the Logitech Harmony remote so that he can make his life easier. Next up is Kevin with yet another retro gaming pick, of a custom built Nintendo GameBoy Advance. Melissa rounds us out by choosing a USB-C enclosure for a 1 terabyte SSD for her new MacBook Pro.
Even though we start with the weather and commiserate for poor Elisa we do have real topics. First up is the question of if money were not a factor which of the new iPhones would we buy. Everyone might be surprised with Mike’s answer. Then we discuss Mike’s new approach to internet service going all in on wireless. We finish out with our thoughts on the remaining hardware announced.