Category: Tech News
What It Is
Varieties of TWiT personnel use and review new tech items and give them ratings of Buy, Don’t Buy or Try.
The show clocks in from thirty to forty-five minutes in length and a new episode drops every week. The show is offered as a video podcast as well. The iTunes webpage has the most recent twenty episodes. For more, hit up the official website.
What About It
Is this our first TWiT podcast? Feels like it might be. Anyway, it stands for This Week in Tech (their flagship show, obviously) and, under the auspices of Leo LaPorte, TWiT is the big dog in the techie arena of podcasting. They have countless podcasts and we’ll be talking about a LOT of them eventually. As to this one, well, I’ve never watched the show in its video form; I wouldn’t be surprised if the video podcast adds to the quality of the show. The show’s about tech devices actually, so seeing them demonstrated is probably way more informative than hearing them demonstrated. But I don’t do video podcasts; don’t have time. Audio podcasts fit much more easily into my life. I’m no techie, so I don’t listen to this one any more. The few episodes I’ve heard were fun; the show has a large cast of reviewers and moves at a good clip, getting several devices done in a single episode, and the reviewers are all very quippy and funny. If you’re into tech, it would probably be fun for you.
An authoritative voice has to tell you to buy something in order for you to do it.
Avoid Like the Plague If
You’re sticking with the rotary phone for the long haul.
Best Entry Point
Eh, just hit the archive; read the episode descriptions. If you spot one that has a device you might be interested in, go for it. Otherwise, if you think you’d like the show, just grab the most recent one.