st1624: 5 Tech Related Gifts You Should Definitely Avoid this Holiday Season [Podcast]

Last episode I gave you my best picks for tech gifts this year. But what about what NOT to buy! Bad tech not only makes for a disappointing Christmas, it can be deadly. So I turned to Selena Larson at CNN Money for her input on tech related gifts to avoid.

st1623: I’m Dreaming of a Tech Christmas [Podcast]

Our top 10 gift pics for the tech-head in your life

Merry Christmas, Today we want to share our top 10 technology gift picks for that someone special, or yourself, in your life.  If you like our choices, or are purchasing on Amazon, please use our affiliate links below to purchase.  This helps keep SmartTech on the air!

Pixel Phone by Google

Apple iPhone 7

Apple Watch

Microsoft Surface Studio

iPad Pro


st1612: A Water Bottle that Fills Itself from the Air [Podcast]

Introducing Fontus

Imagine you are lost in the wilderness, no water…

Now imagine that your water bottle could extract moisture from the air and make fresh drinking water for you?  Well that fantasy is a reality with the Fontus water bottle.  In this episode we introduce the product and tell you how it works.

Fontus Website

Fontus Indiegogo site




st1325: 2013 – A SmartTech Year in Review [Podcast]

2013, an exciting year here at SmartTech as it was our first! Our goal was to publish 2 episodes a month and this episode exceeds that goal. We hope that you have enjoyed our slightly twisted take on technology!

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st1314: Ergonomically Tech [Podcast]

Don McAllister of ScreenCastsOnLine shows and talks about his walking desk on his blog. Click on the photo to go and read about his experience and see his short video showing him setting things up.
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 Welcome to this ergonomic edition of SmartTech. Those of you who know me (Chuck Minear) may have misread the title as “egonomically.”  Nope, our word of the the day is Ergonomics.  And what, pray tell, is ergonomics.  Well the dictionary defines it as:

er·go·nom·ics  (ûrg-nmks)     noun

1. (used with a sing. verb) The applied science of equipment design, as for the workplace, intended to maximize productivity by reducing operator fatigue and discomfort. Also called biotechnology, human engineering, human factors engineering.

2. (used with a pl. verb) Design factors, as for the workplace, intended to maximize productivity by minimizing operator fatigue and discomfort:

In episode 1312,, we talked about using technology as to get healthly.  But many times technology involves sitting or at least staying in one place for long periods of time.  So you might want to think about the best way to spend that time with the minimum impact on your body.  In this episode I make a few recommendations.

While there is no substitute for getting up regularly and moving, having a proper chair can make a huge difference in your productivity and health.  The recommendations from the show include:

Ikea Markus

More in-depth Chair Reviews from

Standing Desk

Treadmill Desks

What do you think of this topic?  What is your current work set up and how do you keep yourself healthy yet get all of your work done.  Leave your thoughts in the comments below.