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Optoma Steps into the Wireless Headphone Ring with the NuForce BE6

If there’s one thing that I hate the most, is going to the gym with headphones with a cable attached. Running on the treadmill is a chore with them, so I opt for wireless headphones at every opportunity. Luckily Optoma Technology has thrown their name in the hat for the crown in the Bluetooth Headphones market with their BE6 headphones.

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You’ve Got the Juice with MyCharge’s HubUltra Portable Battery

Lets face it, there’s a thousand battery packs out there on the market, most of which are about 4500mAh battery internally, but what if you just are the type who has two gadgets? That just won’t do. You need something better. MyCharge sent me over their HUGE 12000mAh HubUltra Portable battery charger, and trust me, this baby charges everything. Look: …

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Gear Diary Book Club Discussion of The Martian!

Did you finish reading The Martian in time for its big screen debut tomorrow night? Our own Greg Alston got to see it early, and he loved it (check out his review here), and now it’s time to discuss the book! If you haven’t finished yet, steer clear-spoilers ahead!

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Is a $300 Savings on a Smartphone Worth It to YOU?

I asked the Gear Diary team a question last night: if you had an additional $300, how would you spend it? The reason I asked, was that $300 seemed to be the average cost difference between an iPhone/Galaxy phone, and the new Nexus phones (Nexii?) and the Moto X Pure; was it enough to lure switchers?

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Scosche BoomBOTTLE+ Waterproof Wireless Speaker: Outdoor Music Needs Met

Summer may be almost over, but that doesn’t mean there won’t be plenty more opportunities to spend time outdoors. Since the changing seasons can bring unpredictable conditions, when you’re outside the Scosche boomBOTTLE+ Waterproof Wireless Speaker is a great sound solution! It’s ruggedized, waterproof, and it can fit in your bike’s bottle holder or your 4×4’s cup holder!

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LuminAID PackLite 16 Will Enlighten Your Travels

I first saw LuminAID’s products on Shark Tank. I was impressed by the presentation, the product, and the ways it can be of real use in an emergency. I didn’t order one but was thrilled to get a review sample. I was sent the LuminAID PackLite 16. It’s “the new and improved version of our original LuminAID solar light!”   From …

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