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Nanue Adventure K4L v2 35L Hiking Camera Pack

If you like to backpack, and you like to take photographs, and sometimes you like to do both at the same time, then this is the pack for you. The Nanue Adventure K4L v2 35L Hiking Camera Pack, at just $279.95, is an amazing backpack for hiking that has a special camera pod that can be used on its own.We’ve looked …

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Verizon Gets the HTC One (M8) for Windows: Live Tiles on a Former Android

If you love the HTC One (M8)’s design, but you’re totally digging the Windows and Windows Phone environment these days, HTC has something that should definitely catch your attention — their flagship One for Windows Phone is available online starting at noon ET today, or you can pick one up for $99.99 at Verizon stores starting tomorrow. Carly has been using the …

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2014 Range Rover Sport Is a Global Trekker

In 1948, Land Rover began making vehicles with one intent – build the world’s most capable all-purpose vehicles. Since then,  much has changed both around the globe and for the brand. Still, Land Rover has strived to manufacture authentic 4x4s that could tackle the worst roads in the world,  and they are proving that again with the 2014 Range Rover …

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Incipio iPhone Prize Package Giveaway

We are huge fans of Incipio’s products and, over the years, have reviewed many of them. We thought we would share the wealth and give away two bundles of their products to two lucky Gear Diary winners. Each iPhone accessory package has a new Charge/Sync Lightning cable, an iPhone case and a new pair of earbuds. Click through to see both …

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How Asurion Rescued Us After a Watery Disaster

Last week I mentioned that Sarah’s iPhone 5C had briefly and tragically became a water table toy. While it did miraculously boot up, the speakers tended to drift in and out of functionality, and we feared there might be further issues down the road, so we initiated an insurance replacement, and discovered Asurion‘s excellent customer service! We all have horror stories …

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Record Breaking “The Simpsons” Marathon Begins August 21

Watch The Simpsons marathon over 12 days on the FXX television channel starting Thursday August 21 at 10 a.m. EST.That’s all 25 seasons, or 522 episodes plus the 2007 film (after episode 400) consecutively. Beginning on Sept. 2, FXX will also have eight-episode mini-marathons at 4 p.m. EST leading into each new episode of the upcoming 26th season on Fox. Who’s …

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The Blue Microphone Mikey Digital Ups Your iOS Audio Recording

If you use iOS devices such as the iPhone, iPad, and iPad mini to record audio or video, the Blue Microphone Mikey Digital is a fantastic way to quickly and easily improve the quality of the audio captured. For under $100 the microphone, which plugs directly into the Lightning connector, will let you capture what you actually hear.This Mikey Digital …

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HooToo TripMate Elite Is the Traveler’s Best Friend

The HooToo TripMate Elite 4-in-1 device is a personal cloud, travel router, external battery pack, and dual USB AC charger all in one. The versatile TripMate Elite can be used on an airplane, in your hotel room, in the airport, or even in the car or train. It’s the perfect travel companion. The TripMate Elite’s price is $89.99. The TripMate Elite is …

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iLuv TimeShaker Micro Will Get You to Class on Time

If you’re doing some last-minute back-to-school shopping, then you might want to check out the iLuv TimeShaker Micro. This small alarm clock features Bluetooth audio, an FM radio, USB charger, iLuv’s jAura audio, and a vibrating alarm that will make sure you don’t miss class without waking up your roommates; best of all, this clock radio is under $50.This clock …

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The Naneu Adventure K4L Hiking Camera Pack Impresses

I’m currently working on a review of the most complex and impressive camera backpack I have ever seen. The Naneu Adventure K4L Hiking Camera Pack is a camera backpack that converts into a separate standalone day pack and camera pack. It is a large pack and the more time I have spent with it the more surprises I have found.Available …

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SWASH May Free You from the Dry Cleaning Cycle

Have I mentioned that I live about 40 minutes from the nearest dry cleaners? And of course I have items which are “dry clean only”, so once or twice a week (when I make the drive to San Angelo) I bring along and pick up my weekly dry cleaning. It’s inconvenient and time-consuming, so I’m about to try SWASH. I figure that I …

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Netatmo Weather Station: Keeping an Eye on Your Comfort

While I generally do a really good job of keeping up with the weather conditions outside of my home, I can’t say that I have ever considered what the conditions inside my home might be like, beyond whether it was cool or hot enough for comfort, of course. That’s all changed since I’ve been testing the Netatmo Weather Station. The Netatmo …

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2014 Dodge Challenger R/T Shaker Screams ‘Shut Up and Drive!’

Dodge has been dominating headlines recently with its introduction of the new 707hp Hellcat models of Challenger coupe and Charger sedan. While these new demons of the pavement rightly deserve their place in modern motoring history let me remind you the automaker still offers modern musclecars for the everyday Joe or Jane, and recently we enjoyed the Challenger R/T Shaker. …

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Waterfield VertiGo 2.0 Laptop Bag Is Stylish and Functional!

We always love it when Waterfield SFBags announces a new product. In this case, the Waterfield VertiGo 2.0 is a new take on an old favorite. This new laptop bag takes tons of feedback into consideration is a good example of how this company is constantly working to offer the best-designed, most function and most attractive products possible. Available in …

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Go Back to School with Logitech, and Save 20%!

If you are heading back to school you owe it to yourself to check out the various products offered by Logitech. Whether you are looking to be more productive with your tablet, enjoy some relaxing study music or turn your small dorm room into an entertainment hub extraordinaire, there is a quality product at a great price waiting for youI’m …

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