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Geared Up is back! Our weekly consumer electronics podcast and live video show returns this week with a new co-host: Starla Sampaco is a host and producer at GeekWire, and you may recognize her from GeekWire’s regular news videos. Starla will join veteran tech reviewer Andru Edwards on Geared Up every week to review and discuss the latest in consumer technology.

As many of our longtime listeners and viewers know, Andru and I launched Geared Up as a partnership between GeekWire and his site Gear Live more than a year ago. We’re excited to bring Starla on board as co-host as we expand our lineup of podcasts, and I’ll still be involved as GeekWire’s editor, occasionally filling in as a Geared Up host, as well.

We’re also excited to up our live-streaming game with the help of Jake Greene, who will running the weekly behind-the-scenes Geared Up live streams, in the noon hour Pacific time on Tuesdays. You can catch the live stream by subscribing to Andru’s YouTube channel or GeekWire’s Facebook page, with more platforms coming soon.

In this episode, Andru and Starla speak about their experience at CES, plus a hands-on look at the DJI Osmo Pocket, the iPhone XS Smart Battery Case, and the Amazon Echo Wall Clock, which has since been pulled by Amazon. Listen to the Geared Up podcast above, and watch the archived livestream for a behind-the-scenes look at the recording.

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