Boing Boing Gadgets

Reviews For Boing Boing Gadgets

I’ve been really happy with this podcast - sometimes they miss a week, but I’ll take exceptional quality over exceptional punctuality. :) My only niggle is that it’s hard to find the links to the items, cause it’s hard to find the podcast on boing boing’s site. I end up Google’ing for the specific episode. I’ve bought several things based on their recommendations; so far things are working out fine.

5/5

By wjh43
I literally have to limit how much I'm allowed to buy from this a month! Love it
Having been a longtime BB reader, I enjoy the foray into podcasts with a great deal of delight. Mark and Xeni always bring all kinds of interesting gadgets and gear to the forefront. Now if I only had a big enough expense account to buy all of the goodies! Lots of fun, from people I like.
Very handy for finding new useful and/or fun stuff. There's always something I want or need on each episode.
Gadgets is a great podcast for those interested in diving into tech without getting overwhelmed as can so quickly happen elsewhere. They handle each podcast topic intelligently and, so far at least, in a bias-free way. I'm definitely staying around for more podcasts and am excited to see where they take me.
This is a must listen to podcast for gadget lovers. Mark and Xeni do a thorough and thoughtful job picking and reviewing gadgets for the maker in all of us!
This is a great, informative podcast!
If you are a gadget person that likes The Wirecutter or Cool Tools, you’ll love this!
As a gadget lover that drives a lot, I get way too excited when a new episode of this podcast comes out. Listening to it really lets time fly while being informative.
My favorite podcast keeps getting better
I've been a boingboing reader for years. It's like they have a direct channel to my brain where I always find the web's most interesting nuggets. Hands down, the editors of boingboing win the Internets. My one compliant - I'm not a huge fan of the recent layout change. The font is too small and it is a bit of a strain to read. Love Love that the Gadget podcast. Who else would I trust for the latest gadget reviews. THX!
I think that my favorite part of Boing Boing Gadgets is the way that Mark approaches topics & gadgets with almost childlike fascination. He does the same thing on Gweek. If he isn’t familiar with something, he asks just about every question imaginable, in an effort to properly inform himself, and in turn, the audience. Sometimes the questions are off in left field out of nowhere, but those questions often bring answers that you “didn’t know that you needed to know" but are now amazed that you now know and are incredibly happy because of that. (Total run-on sentence, but fitting.) Xeni is also great, but she approaches topics like a journalist, because she is in fact a journalist. :)
This podcast has been quite helpful to me and is good to listen to if you're trying to find neat gadgets that you can use in your everyday life.
I listened to episode 19 and enjoyed the fact that every product they reviewed was a product they had personally purchased and used. This authentic experience sharing is a nice touch instead of the advertising feel other review show have were gadgets are sent in to them by companies wanting a review and air time.
great podcast idea! Always interesting to listen to their commentaries,
I've been a regular BoingBoing reader for a while and have enjoyed the gadgets posts but have never actually listened to the podcast until now. I'm not much of a podcast listener either but I may become one. The ease of conversation between hosts was pleasant and the level of detail discussed was quite informative. It definitely added a helpful dimension that just reading the post does not quite achieve.
I have been a big fan of my now 5 year old ebag. It was really nice to hear a trusted review of the newest version before I replaced my old travel bag.
A great selection of gadgets and gear, presented by interesting (and interested) folks.
Always trying to figure out how to try travel lighter (and more organized), I appreciate these reviews.
This podcast is dangerous. The ‘gadgets’ reviewed (a very loose term that includes clothing, luggage, books, and kitchen supplies) are so expertly curated and the reviews themselves so captivatingly detailed, you are very likely to end up making a purchase at the end of the podcast. I’m a big fan of co-host Xeni’s travel and cooking tastes, Mark’s magic and DIY interests, and Jason’s sports reviews. Beware of this podcast. It might cost you money.
Great episode. I appreciated Xenis update & find the mental imagery of Mark jumping on his carry-on hilarious.
Just like the website, the podcast always packed with excellent reviews and information. An great addition to my commuter playlist.
Amusing and fun to listen to.
BoingBoing Gadgets is a great listen to help you find just the right tools and toys to get you through this modern life. And I love having Xeni here to stimulate the conversation.
Short and to the point reviews of useful items with a little friendly chat that doesn’t ramble on for hours.
Happy new discovery. Listening to Xeni (in particular) and Mark’s curiosity and enthusiasm is a happy tonic for the week….
This a great show. I enjoy all the conversations.
I only recently got turned on to the podcast but as a long time reader of boing boing it is a great way to get thoughtful insight and thoughts of the boing boing staff. As a gadget geek it has a great diversity to it so it isn't always the same reviews
Much better than your average “here’s a cool thing” recommendation post or online review—Xeni and Mark describe the products they’re recommending, how/when/why they’ve used them, and why the products met or exceeded their expectations—AND they have a conversation about the recommendations, asking each other questions about the products and comparing them to other, similar things they’ve encountered. Their descriptions and the ensuing discussion provide the context necessary to figure out if I would also like the product they’re describing—which, sadly for my wallet, is often the case. Also, it’s just fun to listen to people talk about things they think are awesome.
Per usual, very enjoyable. A fine way to spend part of a weekend afternoon.
I love podcasts, gadgets, and Xeni; and was excited to find this podcasts. Minutes into my first listening, I made my first purchase of a recommended iten. I will definitely be tuning in regularly.
I always look up if you guys have anything to say about stuff I'm thinking of getting. Love listening to you two!
This is a great podcasts for those that like honest and to the point reviews of products and technology. I love Cool Tools and this is a great podcast to supplement it.
Unlike so many podcasts, this one has a sharp, simple focus (cool gadgets) and keeps it all in around 20 minutes an episode. A great source to learn about new, innovative inventions to bring happiness to your life!

5/5

Geeky gadgetry at its finest!
If you liked the Whole Earth Catalog, this may well be your cup of tea. Intelligent, informative, and entertaining!
Basically everything Boing Boing touches is gold. Always great, informative, and witty stuff. Keep it up!
If you’ve been searching for something other than the cookie-cutter IGN / KOTAKU / CNET Review babble. Rest assured, you’ve found it!

5/5

By alxnys
Xeni & Mark keep things fun and informative and I trust their opinions to be objective. They cover the stuff they know and use and off real world experience. Thanks
I like how the podcast isn't just a long advertisement but more of people discussing product's pros and cons. Most of the gadgets they discuss I'm not that interested in some of the stuff they talk about but ill stay in tune because they do talk about some cool stuff. My one critique would be the sound quality can be a bit distracting from the conversation but it isnt too bad
Boing Boing’s podcast is as fun as their website. Lots of great in depth reviews along with fun and conversational hosts. Xeni and Mark are a great team when they Podcast together
Great podcast. I travel lots and all the products mentioned in episode #19 seem like good “buy it for life” products, especially the Briggs & Riley Baseline Carry-On Bag. Very useful info and fun conversation. Thanks!
Great podcast that highlights interesting gadgets without getting too obsessive about specs or technical details. Highly recommended!
Do NOT ever listen to this Podcast! Unless you want to hear great real world critiques of real products made for the real world. Really! I love the hosts great affection of each other and this Podcast puts a big smile on my face listening to it overtime. Danger! You may want to buy everything they talk about. I know I do. Another great Podcast from Boing Boing.
If you're tech-oriented and gadget-minded, this podcast will bring you nothing but joy.
Of all the gazillion tech reviews online boing boing's is one of the most entertaining and informative.
I love the gadget reviews, though I am tempted to buy everything they mention!
A great chance to listen to reviews on products I’d otherwise know nothing about. ;-)