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Before You Buy (Audio)

Before You Buy is a product reviews show on the TWiT Network. TWiT staff get together to test out the latest gadgets--everything from phones to cameras--to help consumers make wise buying decisions. You've got to watch... Before You Buy!Although the show is no longer in production, you can enjoy episodes from the TWiT Archives.

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BYB 194: iPhone 6s Plus, Amazon Kindle Fire 7" - Huawei Watch, HTC Desire 626

Reviews of the iPhone 6s Plus, Huawei Watch, HTC Desire 626 Android smartphone, and the Amazon Kindle Fire 7". Host: Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ Guests: Leo Laporte, Jason Howell, and Myriam Joire Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/before-you-buy. Thanks to CacheFly for the bandwidth for this show. Sponsors: beforeyoubuy.ting.com RING.COM/beforeyoubuy

45mins

3 Oct 2015

Rank #1

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BYB 199: HTC One A9, Maverix Urban Spirit Electric Skateboard - Mionix Castor Gaming Mouse, Bobine Watch Apple Watch Charging Stand

Reviews of the HTC One A9 Android smartphone,Maverix USA Urban Spirit Electric Skateboard, Mionix Castor Gaming Mouse, the Bobine Watch Apple Watch charger, and a padlock that uses your phone to unlock from Master Lock. Host: Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ Guests: Myriam Joire, Mike Elgan, Bryan Burnett, and Megan Morrone Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/before-you-buy. Thanks to CacheFly for the bandwidth for this show. Sponsors: RING.COM/beforeyoubuy beforeyoubuy.ting.com

44mins

6 Nov 2015

Rank #2

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BYB 198: Nexus 6P, Microsoft Band and Surface Book - Nexus 6P, Martian Watches, Microsoft Band, Surface Book.

Nexus 6P, Martian Watches, Microsoft Band, Surface Book, and SlimPort Nano Console. Host: Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ Guests: Leo Laporte, Jason Howell, and Megan Morrone Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/before-you-buy. Thanks to CacheFly for the bandwidth for this show. Sponsors: ifixit.com/twit - promo code: BEFOREYOUBUY RING.COM/beforeyoubuy

47mins

31 Oct 2015

Rank #3

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BYB 157: Izon View Security Camera, Beyerdynamics T51i headphones - Rapoo A600 speakers, Amazon Fire HD 6 and HD 7

Reviews of Izon View security camera, Beyerdynamics T51i headphones, Rapoo A600 bluetooth NFC speakers, Amazon Fire HD 6 and HD 7 tablets. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Chad (OMGchad) Johnson, Tonya Hall, Shannon Morse, and Mike Elgan Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/byb. We invite you to read, add to, and amend the wiki entry for this episode at wiki.twit.tv. Also, check out our transcripts. Thanks to CacheFly for the bandwidth for this show. Sponsors: harrys.com code: BEFOREYOUBUY blueapron.com/twit

36mins

14 Jan 2015

Rank #4

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BYB 196: Asus Chromebook Flip C100, Shure Motiv MV88 iOS Microphone - Magellan MiVue 658 HD Dashcam, Mattel View-Master

Reviews of the Magellan MiVue 658 HD Dashcam, Shure Motiv MV88 iOS Digital Condenser Microphone, Mattel View-Master, Asus Chromebook Flip C100 and a first look at the Zeiss VR One headset. Host: Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ Guests: Mike Elgan, Leo Laporte, Jason Howell, and Megan Morrone Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/before-you-buy. Thanks to CacheFly for the bandwidth for this show. Sponsors: audiblepodcast.com/beforeyoubuy RING.COM/beforeyoubuy

48mins

17 Oct 2015

Rank #5

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BYB 193: LG Tribute 2, BB-8 By Sphero - Vizio 5.1 Sound Bar System, Nomad Pod Apple Watch Charger

Reviews of the LG Tribute 2 smartphone, BB-8 droid by Sphero, the Vizio 5.1 Sound Bar System, Nomad Pod Apple Watch Charger, and a first look at the Lowepro DroneGuard. Host: Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ Guests: Myriam Joire, Mike Elgan, Bryan Burnett, and Megan Morrone Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/before-you-buy. Thanks to CacheFly for the bandwidth for this show. Sponsor: ifixit.com/twit - promo code: BEFOREYOUBUY

33mins

25 Sep 2015

Rank #6

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BYB 197: Nexus 5X, Chromecast - TP-Link AV500 Powerline Network Adapter, Skreens, Microsoft Device Night

Reviews of the Nexus 5X smartphone, TP-Link AV500 Powerline Network Adapter, The new Chromecast, a first look at the Surface Pro 4, Lumia 950, Lumia 950 XL and the Surface Book, and we talk with the inventor of Kickstarter project Skreens. Host: Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ Guests: Myriam Joire, Leo Laporte, and Jason Howell Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/before-you-buy. Thanks to CacheFly for the bandwidth for this show. Sponsors: RING.COM/beforeyoubuy ifixit.com/twit - promo code: BEFOREYOUBUY

56mins

24 Oct 2015

Rank #7

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BYB 195: Moto 360, ActiveOn CX Camera - Onion Omega, Griffin Apple Watch Cases, Slimport Nano-Console

Reviews of the Moto 360 (2015) smartwatch, ActiveOn CX action camera, Griffin Ultra Thin and Survivor Tactical cases for the Apple Watch, and first looks at the Onion Omega: a platform for the Internet of Things, and the SlimPort Nano-Console which "turns your smartphone into a smart TV." Host: Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ Guests: Myriam Joire, Aaron Newcomb, Leo Laporte, Bryan Burnett, and Megan Morrone Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/before-you-buy. Thanks to CacheFly for the bandwidth for this show. Sponsors: RING.COM/beforeyoubuy ifixit.com/twit - promo code: BEFOREYOUBUY

38mins

10 Oct 2015

Rank #8

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BYB 189: OnePlus 2, Sony a7R II - Sennheiser OCX 686 G Sport Earphones, Rode SmartLav+, Maingear Shift SuperStock X99

Reviews of the OnePlus 2 smartphone, Sennheiser OCX 686 G Sport Earphones, Rode SmartLav+ microphone for smartphone or tablet, Sony a7R II DSLR camera and the Maingear Shift SuperStock X99 PC. Host: Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ Guests: Jason Howell, Megan Morrone, and Russell Tammany Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/before-you-buy. Thanks to CacheFly for the bandwidth for this show. Sponsors: FreshBooks.com/byb ifixit.com/twit - promo code: BEFOREYOUBUY

54mins

29 Aug 2015

Rank #9

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BYB 188: Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime, OnePlus Two Unboxing - Samsung Galaxy Note 5 unboxing, Grain Audio OEHP, Journo Bluetooth Keyboard.

Unboxing the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and the OnePlus Two, reviews of the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime smartphone, Grain Audio OEHP: Over Ear Headphones With Solid Wood Cups, and the Journo Bluetooth Keyboard. Host: Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ Guests: Leo Laporte, Myriam Joire, and Mike Elgan Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/before-you-buy. Thanks to CacheFly for the bandwidth for this show. Sponsors: RING.COM/beforeyoubuy FreshBooks.com/byb

42mins

22 Aug 2015

Rank #10

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BYB 187: Moto G, PhoneSoap - Broan SPK110 Sensonic Speaker Fan, NOTTI & DOTTI notification lights, Synology DiskStation DS1515+.

Reviews of the Moto G smartphone, Broan SPK110 Sensonic Speaker Fan, NOTTI & DOTTI notification lights, PhoneSoap and a first look at the Synology Diskstation DS1515+ NAS. Host: Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ Guests: Myriam Joire, Bryan Burnett, and Megan Morrone Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/before-you-buy. Thanks to CacheFly for the bandwidth for this show. Sponsor: SmartThings.com/BeforeYouBuy - promo code: BEFOREYOUBUY

42mins

15 Aug 2015

Rank #11

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BYB 186: Devialet Phantom Speaker, Kingston HyperX Savage SSD - Pebble Time redemption, Puro Kids Wireless Headphones.

Reviews of the Devialet Phantom Speaker, Puro Kids Wireless Headphones, a redemption of the Pebble Time for Android users, Kingston HyperX Savage SSD and a first look at the Huawei SnapTo and MediaPad T1 (8 inch). Host: Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ Guests: Myriam Joire, Megan Morrone, and Jason Howell Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/before-you-buy. Thanks to CacheFly for the bandwidth for this show. Sponsors: FreshBooks.com/byb RING.COM/beforeyoubuy

36mins

8 Aug 2015

Rank #12

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BYB 185: Acer Chromebase Touch, Dell Inspiron 13 7000 Series - OnePlus 2 Preview, ZVOX SoundBase 450, ArcSoft Simplicam

Reviews of the Acer Chromebase Touch, ZVOX SoundBase 450, Dell Inspiron 13 7000 Series (7352), and first looks at the OnePlus 2, and the ArcSoft Simplicam. Host: Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ Guests: Myriam Joire, Mike Elgan, and Bryan Burnett Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/before-you-buy. Thanks to CacheFly for the bandwidth for this show. Sponsors: ifixit.com/twit - promo code: BEFOREYOUBUY FreshBooks.com/byb

45mins

1 Aug 2015

Rank #13

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BYB 184: Google Fi, Sennheiser Urbanite XL headphones, LG Urbane - Clean your phone with Phone Soap

Reviews of Google Fi, Huawei TalkBand B2, Sennheiser Urbanite XL wireless headphones, LG Urbane android watch, and first look at Phone Soap Host: Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ Guests: Leo Laporte, Carly Perkins, and Myriam Joire Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/before-you-buy. Thanks to Cachefly for the bandwidth for this show. Sponsors: FreshBooks.com/byb RING.COM/beforeyoubuy

43mins

25 Jul 2015

Rank #14

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BYB 173: Apple Watch vs. LG Watch Urbane - Myriam Joire reviews the LG G4 smartphone.

Reviews of the Apple Watch, LG Watch Urbane, Kidz Gear KidzControl Volume Limit headphones for kids, Yuneec drones at NAB, LG G4 smartphone, and the Lowepro DroneGuard. Host: Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ Guests: Leo Laporte, Megan Morrone, Zak Bondy, Myriam Joire, and Tonya Hall Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/before-you-buy. Thanks to CacheFly for the bandwidth for this show. Sponsor: ifixit.com/twit enter code BEFOREYOUBUY

48mins

9 May 2015

Rank #15

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BYB 172: Samsung Galaxy S6, Aries BlackBird X10 Quadcopter - Jason Howell reviews the Samsung Galaxy S6.

Reviews of the Samsung Galaxy S6, Instacube, Aries BlackBird X10 Quadcopter, and a first look at High Resolution Technologies i-dSp & dSp digital sound processors. Host: Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ Guests: Jason Howell and Myriam Joire Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/before-you-buy. Thanks to CacheFly for the bandwidth for this show. Sponsors: prosper.com/twit smartthings.com/twit with code TWIT

43mins

29 Apr 2015

Rank #16

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BYB 163: Huawei Honor 6+, Samsung Chromebook 2 - K-Tor Pocket Socket Hand Crank Generator, Action RocketSkates

Reviews of the Huawei Honor 6+, Samsung Chromebook 2, K-Tor Pocket Socket Hand Crank Generator, and Action RocketSkates. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Myriam Joire, Chad (OMGchad) Johnson, and Bryan Burnett Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/before-you-buy. Thanks to CacheFly for the bandwidth for this show. Sponsors: blueapron.com/twit prosper.com/twit

37mins

25 Feb 2015

Rank #17

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BYB 162: LG G Flex 2, WinBook TW700 Tablet, New Nintendo 3DS, and more! - LG G Flex 2 review.

Reviews of the LG G Flex 2, Misfit Flash, New Nintendo 3DS XL, Samson Go Mic Direct, and the WinBook TW700 Tablet. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Myriam Joire, Shannon Morse, Bryan Burnett, and Chad (OMGchad) Johnson Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/before-you-buy. Thanks to CacheFly for the bandwidth for this show. Sponsors: ifixit.com/twit enter code BEFOREYOUBUY smartthings.com/twit with code TWIT

49mins

18 Feb 2015

Rank #18

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BYB 160: Dell XPS 13, HP Stream 8, Bass Egg Verb, and more! - Dell XPS 13 review.

Reviews of the Bass Egg Verb, HP Stream 8, Shure SRH145m+ Portable Headphones, HobbyKing Spec Class FPV250 Racing Quad Copter Kit, and the Dell XPS 13. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Chad (OMGchad) Johnson, Brian Chee, Shannon Morse, and Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/byb. We invite you to read, add to, and amend the wiki entry for this episode at wiki.twit.tv. Also, check out our transcripts. Thanks to CacheFly for the bandwidth for this show. Sponsors: smartthings.com/twit with code TWIT prosper.com/twit

46mins

4 Feb 2015

Rank #19

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BYB 158: Papago GoSafe 520 Dashcam, UFCIT Selfie Stick, and HTC RE - Preview of Samsung Galaxy Gear VR

Reviews of the Papago GoSafe 520 dashcam, UFCIT Extendable Selfie Stick, a preview of the Samsung Galaxy Gear VR headset, and the HTC RE. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Chad (OMGchad) Johnson, Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ, and Jason Howell Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/byb. We invite you to read, add to, and amend the wiki entry for this episode at wiki.twit.tv. Also, check out our transcripts. Thanks to CacheFly for the bandwidth for this show. Sponsors: prosper.com/twit smartthings.com/twit with code TWIT

47mins

21 Jan 2015

Rank #20