Hands-On Tech

Hands-On Tech

Hands-On Tech is where you'll find hands-on reviews, previews, and unboxings of the hottest tech gadgets like the latest smartphones, notebooks, wearables, smart home devices, and more; featuring Leo Laporte, Mikah Sargent, and other TWiT friends.

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New episodes will be posted whenever the latest tech is reviewed.

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As has been the case virtually every year, many people are on the hunt for the greatest new gadgets in 2024, and there's a good chance you're one of them. If so, Hands-On Tech is the podcast for you. Join host Leo Laporte and other TWiT.tv favorites as they present unboxings, comparisons, previews, and reviews of the newest tech products to hit the market, designed to enhance your life and work.

Latest Episodes and Common Topics

Hands-On Tech, as TWiT's primary tech review podcast, has reviewed the following devices in its most recent episodes:

  • The Nothing Phone
  • Google Pixel Tablet
  • The Framework Laptop
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE
  • Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3

Regularly, listeners will get the opportunity to listen to several reviews and learn more about the new gadgets in 2024, including smartphones, smartwatches, smart glasses, gaming consoles, virtual reality headsets, earbuds, soundbars, microphones, smart televisions, and even electric vehicles and their components.

Why You Should Listen In

Many regular listeners enjoy Hands-On Tech because of its accessible and fun nature, along with the valuable information it provides that fuels their passion for technology. Below, you'll discover a few reasons why the podcast can be as beneficial to you:

You're Not Sure You Want to Buy That Yet

It's no doubt that technology plays a significant role in our lives, but it often requires a lofty investment. From fitness watches to e-reader tablets, consumer tech is simply expensive, so shoppers must take the time to consider their purchases before they hand over the cash.

The hosts of the Hand-On Tech podcast understand the consumer's plight and so carefully craft these shows to help them make the best possible decisions. Many episodes feature in-depth gadget reviews that cover smartphones, laptops, watches, televisions, and even smart home devices, all intended to show viewers the benefits, drawbacks, and use cases of each product. Ultimately, Hands-On Tech aims to answer whether a new item is worth the price its manufacturer is charging.

You Truly Love All Things Tech

Hands-On Tech is the primo podcast that tech enthusiasts rave about, and it doesn't fill up its runtime with superfluous, unrelated banter. Instead, it gets straight to the point, discussing the technology viewers have come to hear about. If you love product breakdowns and enjoy taking in the details of every little feature of a device, the Hands-On Tech podcast is practically made for you.

You Want to Make the Most of Your Device

Most consumer electronics are created to make people's lives easier, and though most of the newest devices accomplish that goal, they're often so feature-packed that the average person never has the time to truly explore all they can do. Unfortunately, that leaves device owners likely to miss out on learning about critical features that would otherwise help them get further enjoyment from their purchases.

To make the most of the devices you've spent your hard-earned money on, make it a point to watch the gadget reviews featured on Hands-On Tech. Each power-packed episode showcases the best tech the market offers, complete with demonstrations that go through all the major features of the device, all to ensure that you understand its functionality and can maximize its use in your life.

You Like Your Information Fast & Funny

In today's busy world, it can seem as though time is fleeting, and it can certainly feel like you don't have much to dedicate to listening to tech podcasts. The good news is that you can still enjoy Hands-On Tech, even with just a few spare minutes each day. Episodes only last between ten and 15 minutes, so you can watch or listen on even the shortest breaks.

Furthermore, not only is the information in Hands-On Tech delivered quickly, but many watchers love the entertaining presence of the show's hosts. Whether through jokes or pure wit, they can deliver the information you need in a way that makes consumer tech fun and approachable.

You Want a Podcast You Can Trust

One of the best things about the Hands-On Tech podcast is that TWiT is behind it. TWiT, as an independent podcast network, isn't a branch of any large corporation, which means they can give listeners and watchers reviews that reflect the truth, not a company bias.

That's especially important, given that Hands-On Tech is also no stranger to presenting comparison reviews. You can rest assured that the show's hosts will get right down to brass tacks about whether spending the extra money for a higher-priced model or brand is genuinely worth it.

An Exclusive Experience for True Tech Enthusiasts

It may be short, but Hands-On Tech is one of TWiT's most beloved shows for a reason: It provides a power-packed snippet that gives every tech enthusiast exactly what they want — more technology.

To that end, we've made Hands-On Tech a Club TWiT-exclusive podcast. For just $7 each month, you can get unlimited access to video of all episodes of our one-of-a-kind gadget reviews show, completely ad-free, the moment they are posted. You'll also be able to view and listen to other members-only shows, including Hands-On Mac, Hands-On Windows, Home Theater Geeks, iOS Today, and the Untitled Linux Show.

Furthermore, your membership grants you entry to TWiT's bonus feed, where you'll find outtakes, behind-the-scenes videos, and other special content. Finally, you'll get a chance to discuss it all on the Club TWiT Discord server, where you can access special events and even chat with hosts and producers!

Join Club TWiT and start enjoying these perks today!

Enjoy Our Other Shows

The larger TWiT.tv network remains all about tech, and we have plenty of other podcasts to whet your tech enthusiast appetite after getting your Hands-On Tech fill. Discover and learn more about some of our other shows below:

This Week in Tech

This Week in Tech is TWiT's flagship and namesake podcast for a reason: It's hosted by the network's founder, Leo Laporte, and has been running for nearly two decades. This Week in Tech takes listeners beyond the day's headlines to show how current events in the tech world affect our daily lives. A lively roundtable discussion, This Week in Tech features experts and journalists ready to break it all down for your listening pleasure.

MacBreak Weekly

Apple is one of the planet's biggest and most inventive tech companies, and as such, there's always something to discuss, whether it be a new product announcement, an app update, or even a lawsuit. Whatever's happening in Cupertino, MacBreak Weekly is going to cover it to help you make the most of your new gadgets in 2023.

iOS Today

On the subject of Apple, those who want to maximize their Apple devices need not look any further than iOS Today. Whether you own an iPhone, iPad, or Apple Watch, you'll be given a treasure trove of tips and tricks about some of Apple's least-known features to enhance your life and work.

Ask The Tech Guys

Ask The Tech Guys is a Leo Laporte and Mikah Sargent-hosted show where, each Sunday, listeners will get live help regarding their most pressing tech questions from one of the world's foremost tech experts. From Wi-Fi woes to new gadgets in 2023 to a pesky glitch in your favorite app, Leo and Mikah deliver great tech advice with their signature warmth and humor.

Windows Weekly

Windows is the world's most popular operating system, having been around for decades and continuing to evolve every day. As such, from the casual consumer to Fortune 500 companies, Windows Weekly exists to keep everyone updated on how they can benefit from the newest developments at Microsoft HQ.

Security Now

Cybercrime rates are rising, and consumers and data security professionals need solutions. Fortunately, Security Now is happy to provide them, covering all things cybersecurity, from the latest news and threats to newly-released technologies that can help thwart those bad actors and keep everyone safe.

Join Club TWiT or browse TWiT.tv to check out other podcasts and continue your journey to learn about all things tech!