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October 17, 2016 • Reviews

Go Pro with the ZAGG Slim Book Pro Wireless Keyboard and Detachable Case for iPad Pro 9.7”

Since getting my 9.7” iPad Pro my MacBook feels neglected. The iPad Pro is so powerful, and iOS apps have matured so completely, that there are few things I CAN’T do on my iPad. It’s for that reason my MacBook HATES the new ZAGG Slim Book Pro Wireless Keyboard and Detachable Case with Stand for …

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October 17, 2016 • Reviews

Tavik Interface System is the Only Outerwear You’ll Need

It got cold here in New Jersey last week. Fortunately, I was armed with a review sample of Tavik’s new Interface system. This isn’t just a jacket. And it isn’t just a series of outerwear. No, the Tavik Interface system is truly an outerwear system That offers a ton of features and is ready for pretty …

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October 15, 2016 • Sponsored

Take the Spray Nine Challenge #Sponsored

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Spray Nine. All opinions are 100% mine. My first experience using Spray Nine Cleaner saw the product saving a pool float from the trash. So I decided to let it help prep my leased car for its return to the dealer. As with the float, …

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September 30, 2016 • Sponsored

Spray Nine Cleans up Summer’s End #sponsored

This post brought to you by Spray Nine. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Gear Diary. Summer is definitely over; the pool is getting closed. The lawn furniture is going into the garage. And the pool floats… well, the pool floats are looking pretty ratty. They are so bad that we were …

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September 23, 2016 • News

With the Robo C2 and R2 3D Printers, the Robolution Has Begun

I’m finishing a review of  an amazing Robo 3D printer, an impressive device and I’m having fun. The company just announced two new additions to their product line, the Robo C2 and Robo R2 smart 3D printers. With Wi-Fi and a new Robo app, they make 3D printing smarter, faster and more convenient.

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September 19, 2016 • Reviews, Sponsored

Vizio M50-D1 Home Theater Display Is So Smart, It Is Brilliant #ad

As Raina and I were setting up our new house, one of the things I knew was that I wanted were large televisions both in the living room and the bedroom. Fortunately, I was approached by VIZIO and offered the opportunity to review one of their new 2016 VIZIO SmartCast M-Series Ultra HD HDR Home …

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September 18, 2016 • Reviews

Rest Your Head on the Awesome Eve Pillow

Some time back I reviewed the eve mattress. It is a great mattress that belongs to the growing number of “bed in a box” offerings that can be found on the internet. Raina and I sleep on the review sample every night. When the company offered a review sample of their pillow, I jumped at …

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September 16, 2016 • Reviews

Ventev Cables and Accessories Are Built for Mobile Life On the Go

Cables that charge and sync our mobile devices are a must. Unfortunately, the cables most companies include with their devices tend to be rather delicate; that’s where Ventev comes in. Ventev offers a number of different cables that can meet all your mobile needs. They get the job done and will last for a good …

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September 8, 2016 • News

My @Starbucks Blogger Box Delivers Tasty End-of-the-Summer Refrigerator Treats

I’m enjoying being part of the @Starbucks Blogger Team. Each quarter I get a box chock full of Starbucks goodies. That lets me try some of the latest and greatest from the coffee heavyweight. The summer package came a few weeks ago and was full of tasty Starbucks beverages that can be found in your …

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September 8, 2016 • News

VIZIO Announces Crave Multi-Room WiFi Speakers

I’m finishing up a review of VIZIO M-Series display. It’s an amazing Ultra HD display with Google Cast built in. I’ve been looking at VIZIO sound bars to add to it and was psyched to get word that VIZIO is also bringing some WiFi speakers to market in the form of the all-new VIZIO SmartCast …

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September 7, 2016 • Editorials

Today’s Apple Event Will Likely Reveal Just How Much Apple Has Changed Since Tim Cook Took Over as CEO

Apple’s September event is an annual ritual that many of us look forward to each fall. We expect to see new iPhones, a new Apple Watch and, hopefully, a surprise. And, if rumors are true, we will see just how much Apple has changed in recent years, but the evidence will not be Apple removing …

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September 4, 2016 • Reviews

SanDisk iXpand Flash Drive Will Have You Moving Into Your New iPhone in a Flash

Apple will be announcing their new iPhones in just a few days. Two or three weeks later those of us who pre-order will be getting our shiny new iPhones delivered. After that it will be time to move files from the “old” iPhone to the “new” one. SanDisk’s iXpand Flash can ease the “moving day blues.”

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September 4, 2016 • News

ZAGG Brings Two New Screen Protectors to Market

In anticipation of Apple announcing the new crop of 2016 iPhones in just a few days, ZAGG, one of our favorite smartphone accessory companies, has announced two new products. The sub-$40 Glass+ and the $49.99 Sapphire Defense screen protectors offer great screen protection at an affordable price.

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September 2, 2016 • Sponsored, Travel

With Hyatt Regency Hotels, It’s Good Not to Be Home! #ad

One of the many things Judie and I share in common is our love of travel. And, thanks to our work on Gear Diary and each sharing our lives with amazing travel partners, we do more of it than ever. We love our homes in Texas and New Jersey respectively, but we also know It’s …

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September 1, 2016 • News

Sony Announces the New Xperia XZ and Xperia X Compact

Judie and I have been fans of the Sony Xperia line of smartphones and tablets. Now Sony has introduced two new additions to the Xperia line — the flagship Sony Xperia XZ and the premium Xperia X Compact. They are the first Xperia phones to feature triple image sensing. Both look great and arrive this …

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August 27, 2016 • Reviews

The Lyric Round Wi-Fi Thermostat is So Smart and Cool That It’s Hot!

Raina and I continue to add smart features to our home. We love the Haiku Smart Fan we installed and reviewed here on Gear Diary. (Read the review!) The next step in the process was adding a smart thermostat. I received a Lyric Round Wi-Fi Thermostat for review. This second generation unit is small but …

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August 22, 2016 • Reviews

OnePlus 3 Equals an Awesome Android Phone for Under $400

Just about twice a year I leave my iPhone behind and flirt with Android phones for a period of time. Most of the time I’m happy to get back to my iPhone. Most recently, however, the transition back to iOS was tough. I was using the OnePlus 3 and absolutely loved it. Raina, however, wanted …

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August 16, 2016 • Reviews

You’ll Snap Your Fingers for the Libratone ONE Click Portable Speaker

I’m a huge fan of Libratone’s speakers. We reviewed the first generation of the ZIPP here on Gear Diary when it first came out, and the current iteration of the ZIPP (which added Bluetooth) in both sizes a few months ago. Now we are looking at the Libratone ONE Click and … I love it.

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August 14, 2016 • Autos, Reviews

The K40 RLS2 Radar/Laser Detector Will Keep the Tickets at Bay

Some people habitually drive too fast. For them, a good Radar Detector is a great way to keep tickets at bay. For me, however, a good radar detector is an effective reminder to pay attention and watch my speed. The K40 RLS2 Radar/Laser Detector is just such a tool, and it is an impressive one …

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August 12, 2016 • Reviews

HP OfficeJet 200 Mobile Printer Truly Delivers a Mobile Office

Your computer is now thin, powerful, and gets great battery life. Your tablet is even thinner, often just as powerful, and gets even better battery life. Your workflow is truly mobile. And yet, if you want to print a document, you need to go into the office. Thanks to the HP OfficeJet 200 Mobile Printer, …

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August 10, 2016 • Reviews

Incipio ClamCase+ for iPad Air 2 Makes Your iPad Air 2 More Productive Than Ever

The right keyboard case for your iPad Air 2 will not only keep your tablet investment safe but makes using the iPad more productive than ever. The $149.99 Incipio ClamCase+ iPad Air 2 Bluetooth Keyboard is such a case. It offers a variety of uses, a nice assortment of specialty keys, and it even offers …

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