Buds and Pods Part Two

Chuck Zimmerman

Part One in this series focused on buds. Now it’s time to talk pods, as in Apple AirPods ($159.00). When the @AgriBlogger is on the highway he needs good sound, hands freedom, reliability, good battery life, simple to use. I get that with these. My trial trip was the week of the Potato Expo. I wore my AirPods off and …

AgNerd, Gadgets

Buds and Pods Part One

Chuck Zimmerman

Hello. @AgriBlogger here with an AgNerd review series. It’s is in two parts. This one focuses on the Etymōtic HD Safety Earphones, specifically the HD5 model. Part two will focus on the new Apple AirPods. My trip to Potato Expo last week was a test run to switch between the Etymōtic HD5 earphones and AirPods. Etymōtic sent me the HD5 …

AgNerd, Gadgets

Keep Waiting for Apple AirPods

Chuck Zimmerman

I’ve been asked about Apple AirPods too many times to ignore. So here are my thoughts. Bottom line is: there are no AirPods right now. I would forget about them and move on. Here’s why. There is no good alternative. That’s it. I’ve done my research for you. But you probably think there has to be something. Not really. Some …

Gadgets

New Farm Podcasting Tools

Chuck Zimmerman

It has been a while since I’ve seen some new farm podcasting gadgets that really interested me. However, I have just acquired several from Zoom North America that I’ll be working with next week in Iowa during the Farm Progress Show. Let’s get started. In the photo you can see: Zoom H4n Pro Handy Recorder – This audio recorder is …

Gadgets, Podcasting

About My iPad Pro

Chuck Zimmerman

Hello from my iPad Pro. I’m using it for this post because I wanted to write about my experience using the new iPad. If I was not able to successfully use it for this purpose it would have been a big fail. The question I wanted to answer is, “Can I replace my MacBook Pro with the iPad Pro, at …

AgNerd, Gadgets

Improving Production with Farm Controllers

Lizzy Schultz

The 2016 International Production and Processing Expo (IPPE) is all about innovation, with several companies using the expo to showcase innovative new strategies to help improve production. Intelia has always been a standout when it comes to electronic innovations, and their latest products offer producers the potential to see exceptional improvements in both production and sustainability efforts. The Canadian company, …

Ag Group, Audio, Gadgets, IPPE, Technology

High Def Corn Planting

Chuck Zimmerman

Via Twitter alert from Robert Frye comes, “Iowa Corn Planting In High Definition.” Robert is obviously a drone pro judging by how he commanded his quad copter to take this gorgeous video. He published it on May 11, 2015. Here’s how he described it on YouTube: A “birds-eye-view” of Jim, Matt and Jay’s 2015 corn planting. Please watch on full …

Corn, Farming, Gadgets, Planting, UAV, Video