If you are someone who follows podcasting within the gaming space then the name JVB may have come across your screen before in some capacity. When not podcasting or gaming, you can find JVB waxing poetic about tech on his YouTube channel. Let’s turn the floor over to JVB and learn what his Toys & Tech of the Trade are.


Who are you and what do you do?: My name is Jose Betancourt, and I’m an elevator technician for the NY Housing Authority.

Base of operations a/k/a home: I do all of my podcasting and videos from my home in NY.

Current mobile device: I currently have an iPhone 6 Plus

What do you like/dislike the most about your current mobile device?: I love the camera and the overall ease of use. I wish I had the ability to use multiple windows.

Three mobile apps you can’t live without: Twitter, Facebook, and MyfitnessPal

Show us your home screen:

JVB Mobile Home Screen

Current Laptop or desktop: I use an iMac and MacBook Pro.

Most used program/programs on your laptop/desktop: Garage Band and iMovie

Show us your desktop:

JVB Home Screen

First place you go when you open your phone or computer: Gmail

One website you recommend to people often: CNET.com

Favorite piece of tech besides your phone/computer: My Apple Watch. It’s my personal assistant.

What’s playing in the background while you work?: Nothing. I enjoy absolute silence when I’m editing my videos and podcast.

Gamer?: Yes, sir! I’ve been a gamer since 1978.

What are you playing?: I am hooked on Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.

Last gaming purchase: Madden 16 for the PS4.

What item have you purchased recently that is less than $100 that has made your life easier or more enjoyable: An SD card reader for my iPad ($29.99). It allows me to transfer pictures from my DSLR to my phone or tablet on the fly.

Where can people find your work and connect with you?: You can find me on: