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December 1, 2015 • News

ZAGG Power Amp 3 Portable Charger and Flashlight Is Small But Powerful

I recently reviewed the ZAGG Power Amp 12 Portable Charger and Flashlight. It is big, powerful, and charges your phone up to four times. Its a great option if you need serious power. If you want something smaller and easier to carry the $29.99 ZAGG Power Amp 3 Portable Charger and Flashlight is a great …

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November 30, 2015 • News

ZAGG Power Amp 12 Portable Charger and Flashlight Keeps Your Phone Going

With CES 2016 on the way thoughts turn to external batteries. Truth is, Judie and I have discovered that we can never have too many of them as we run from meeting to meeting. The new ZAGG Power Amp 12 Portable Charger and Flashlight is a great option that will charge an iPhone four times …

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November 27, 2015 • Deals

Save Big on TYLT Products Without Leaving the Comfort of Home

We’re big fans of TYLT’s products here on the site. We’ve reviewed a ton of them, and from their external batteries to their cables to their cases to their wireless charging devices, each and every one has impressed. The products work well while also showing off a unique aesthetic. And from Black Friday through Cyber …

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November 25, 2015 • News

Nixplay Seed Digital Frame Will Grow on You as You Add New Images

Last year we reviewed the Nixplay digital frame. I love the large vibrant screen, the ease of use, and the ability to add pictures directly from your smartphone using the free app. Now the company has released the Nixplay Seed Digital Frame. Available in 7”, 8”, and 10” and a variety of colors, prices start …

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November 23, 2015 • Reviews

Nile Threads Offers a New Path to a Great Night of Sleep

Raina and I went to register for all new bedding. Unfortunately, the sheets we initially picked out were a fortune! Right about that time I was offered the chance to review the initial offering from Nile Threads. They are “a radically transparent bedding company” that charges just $154 for Egyptian cotton bedding that could be …

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November 23, 2015 • News

The Logitech Z533 Multimedia Speaker System Offers Big Sound for Under $100

There are lots of ways to get better sound from your laptop or tablet but perhaps the best, and simplest, is to plug a decent desktop audio system with two speakers and a subwoofer into it. The Logitech Z533 Multimedia Speaker System is just such a system. It offers 120 watts of impressive sound and …

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November 19, 2015 • Sponsored

Take off with a Parrot Minidrone! #ad

This post brought to you by Parrot. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Gear Diary. I recently had the chance to check out one of the new Parrot MiniDrones. There thirteen “ultra technological connected robots” in the Parrot MiniDrone lineup and each has something special to offer.

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November 17, 2015 • Reviews

IK Multimedia iKlip Studio is a Tablet Stand for On the Go

The IK Multimedia iKlip Studio is, “A sturdy, adjustable stand for iPad and iPad mini” and it works well. Priced under $30, it creates a stable base for your tablet whether you are a musician or simply want your tablet at a stable, easy-to-read angle. It folds flat, is easy to transport, easy to use, …

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November 17, 2015 • Reviews

Get Charged up at Night with the Griffin WatchStand Powered Charging Station!

When I purchased my Apple Watch I knew I wanted a dock for it. After all, I don’t want to leave my watch simply sitting on my table charging each night. That, however, meant an additional device charger on my table. The Griffin WatchStand allows me to charge both my phone and a second device at …

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November 13, 2015 • News

IK Multimedia iRig Acoustic Reinvents Guitar Miking for Mobile

The IK Multimedia iRig Acoustic is something totally new and hugely innovative. As the company notes it, “Reinvents Guitar Miking for Mobile” and does so in a smart, innovative way that musicians are going to love. It is the first acoustic guitar mobile microphone/interface for use with iOS devices, Macs and Androids too! It is …

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November 3, 2015 • Reviews

Plantronics Backbeat Sense Wireless Headphones Are Light on Your Head, Huge in Your Ears

The other day we reviewed the Plantronics Backbeat Pro+ headphones. I love them but Raina, who likes their sound, found them too big, bulky and heavy on her head. She’s right. Thankfully, I also have a pair of Plantronics Backbeat Sense Wireless Headphones on hand for review. They are light, comfortable and sound great; even …

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October 31, 2015 • Reviews

You Will Love the Plantronics Backbeat Pro+ Wireless, Noise Cancelling Headphones

The original Backbeat Pro was a thing of beauty. These over-the-ear headphones were comfortable, got a whopping 100 meters of wireless range, offered active noise cancellation, delivered outrageously good battery life of up to 24 hours AND sounded amazing. Now Plantronics has delivered the Backbeat Pro+ Wireless, Noise Cancelling Headphones with HI-FI USB Adapter.

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October 29, 2015 • Reviews

Sonos Rolls Out New PLAY:5 Speaker and Trueplay Tuning Software

I love my Sonos system. I have speakers in my living room, my bedroom and even the bathroom. Now Sonos is announcing a new PLAY:5. Pre-orders start Thursday, Oct. 29 and the new speaker will be available in US stores November 20. Available in a matte black and matte white, the new Sonos PLAY:5 will …

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October 28, 2015 • News

WaterField Announces the Field Muzatto in Three Convenient Sizes

I love when WaterField brings new offerings to market. Each and every time the product is well-conceived, brilliantly executed and designed to last a lifetime. That’s certainly the case with the new WaterField Field Muzetto. It is available in three sizes for tablets, small laptops and larger laptops. They look gorgeous and I can’t wait …

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October 26, 2015 • Reviews

Moshi USB-C to USB Adapter Is a Taste of Future Connectivity

Apple went big when they rolled out their new MacBook. It’s thin, light and looks fantastic. It also eschews traditional connectivity for the new USB-C standard. I have little doubt we will see this type of connectivity on more and more devices but Apple is, once again, forcing new connectivity on consumers. That’s where the …

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October 22, 2015 • Reviews

The JBL Flip 3 is an Impressive Splashproof Bluetooth Speaker for Under $100

The first JBL Flip Bluetooth speaker was a small wonder. Its audio quality put the Jawbone JamBox to shame. The second generation JBL Flip improved the sound and ditched the unique charger in favor of a universal microUSB. The JBL Flip 3 goes further by improving the sound, adding deep base and going splash-proof. It’s …

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October 19, 2015 • Reviews

Audiofly AF78 Premium In-Ear Headphones Offer Comfort That Sounds Amazing

The other day we reviewed the Clublife Adagio Dual Driver In-Ear Headphones with Mic from Tiesto and Audiofly. Today we jump to the high-end of Audiofly’s in-ear headphone lineup… The AF78. These things are amazing. There are well-built, look great and, most importantly, the sound they offer is nothing short of remarkable. I absolutely love …

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October 16, 2015 • Reviews

Clublife Adagio Dual Driver In-Ear Headphones with Mic from Tiesto and Audibly

On a train down to Washington a few weeks ago, I pulled out the review sample of the Club Life Adagio Dual Driver In-Ear Headphones with Mic that had just arrived. They are one of three pair of headphones from Audibly we will be reviewing. My companion laughed and told me he had just bought a …

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October 12, 2015 • News

BassJump 2 Turns Your Mac Into an Audio System Worth Your Music

The TwelveSouth BassJump 2 is more than “a bass boost just for MacBook.” It’s that and more! The BassJump 2 turns a Mac’s anemic sound into something you’ll actually want to listen to. The metal square plugs into your Mac and then, with the free downloadable software, gives your Mac an audio boost you won’t …

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October 12, 2015 • Crowdfunding

Ripcord Belt Poised to be a Kickstarter Success!

What happens when a web belt marries a strong paracord? You get the Ripcord Belt. “Designed for mankind’s adventures,” the Ripcord Belt is an adjustable, reloadable mesh belt that is designed for the adventurer who wants to know he or she has a length of paracord with them all the time. It’s Kickstarter campaign is …

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October 11, 2015 • Reviews

Griffin Survivor Tactical Case for Apple Watch Offers Serious Protection

The Griffin Ultra Thin Case for Apple Watch is a great way to dress up your Apple Watch while adding a thin layer of protection. There are, however, times when you need more protection. That’s where the $29.99 Survivor Tactical Case for Apple Watch comes in. It offers far more protection AND includes a built-in …

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