It has been said that music is the language of love. I don’t know about that but I do know that music makes a great gift that the recipient is sure to love. We’ve review some great audio gear over the last year and decided to pull together a list of items that would make great gifts this Valentine’s Day.Read more
The goal was simple — use Kickstarter to fund a project to “give American Manufacturing its own yellow ribbon… a wearable way to show your support for the war they’re fighting daily”. The Bluelace Project raised six times more than its goal and shipped the best laces ever – in blue no less – to those of us who backedRead more
Feeling a little blue? Or red? Or pink? Or orange? The JBL Pulse has you covered! (Or is that colored?) The sub-$200 Bluetooth speaker is ready to put on a light show as you enjoy great JBL sound. You can even download additional light themes. Music you can see and enjoy is a great way to get your party started.Read more
A post over on TechCrunch includes an embedded bit by Louis CK that is hilarious. It also contains colorful language — you’ve been warned. The article goes on to unpack the psychological maneuvers the comedian employs to get his laughs and make his point. The video is a good laugh, and the post is a fascinating read.Read more
What happens when you pit headphones that cost under $23 against premium headphones costing 7 times more? More specifically, can Monoprice Premium Hi-Fi DJ Style Over-the-Ear Pro Headphones hold their own against Scosche’s $150 RH1056mds or $200 HR1060s? Are the Monoprice headphones a bargain, or do you get what you pay for? Here’s our first in-depth Monoprice Challenge.Read more
Our friend Paul, owner of the website 95Octane (in addition to other awesome Awesomer Media Properties), loves cars. He recently swapped his Ford Mustang for a Jaguar F-Type V8 S. Now he’s taken to drag racing. Check out the video below, then head to The Awesomer to read his full post here.Read more
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The JBL Synchros S400BT Bluetooth wireless headphones are the latest addition to the Synchros lineup. Packed with Bluetooth, touch controls and JBL’s sound expertise the headphones are an impressive new offering. They are available for pre-order for $299.95 and ship next month. We have a pair in hand. Here’s a first video look.Read more
I love a good sale. I especially love a good sale on great products. That’s exactly what Zagg and iFrogz have going on. Today only they are offering 40-80% off numerous products. For example, $69.99 iFrogz EarPollution Mogul headphones are just $24.99 and the $59.99 Script for Apple iPad Air is just $19.99. Click here to go shopping.Read more
If you use a current generation iOS device, there’s no doubt you’ve found yourself in need of a sync/charging cable at one time or another. The CHARGEKEY fits on your key-chain and will guarantee you never go hunting for a cable again. At $25 it’s pricey, but the one time you need it you’ll be happy you bought it!Read more
The JBL Synchros S400BT are one of the upcoming JBL by Harman offerings Judie and I checked out during CES 2014. The newest in the JBL Synchros lineup, the Synchros S400BT headphones pack Bluetooth 3.0 with advanced aptX digital encoding technology in order to “stream the richest wireless audio experience available”. That’s just the beginning.Read more
Here’s a rather neat smartphone accessory that is remarkably simple. USBFever’s Touch-Clip Silicone Stand is an inexpensive and low-profile stand that attaches to your smartphone’s back. When you need to prop the phone up you simply touch the stand in the middle and it pops into action. Best of all it is just $2.99.Read more
If you are in the market for a new messenger bag, you might want to check out the booq Boa Nerve graphite messenger. This $155 bag is designed to look great but, more importantly, protect your gear and get the job done whether you are a bike messenger or not. Order now, and it ships March 1.Read more
If you saw the post-game coverage, or read a newspaper this morning, then you most likely saw Marshawn Lynch celebrating his team’s Super Bowl win by dancing in a pair of brightly blinged out Monster 24K headphones. These headphones, first announced at CES 2014, are $279.95 on Monster Headphone’s site. Missed Marshawn’s dance? Check it out.Read more
When the Custom SLR ProDot arrived, I wasn’t sure what sure what to think. A small white dot with adhesive on one side and a soft, brushlike material on the other? I initially thought it was a solution in search of a problem. I was wrong. This dot designed to go on top of a camera’s shutter button actually works.Read more
I was long a fan of using the most minimalist iPhone case possible. And while I still love thin, light cases, I now lean more toward heavier cases with more personality. But were I using a super-thin case, Bodyguardz The Slim would be my case of choice. It’s inexpensive, comes in a variety of colors, and gets the job done.Read more
The UE BOOM from Logitech is one of the standout portable Bluetooth speakers we have had the chance to review. The $199.99 speaker looks great, is tough as nails and, best of all, sounds awesome. Check out our review here and update news here. Just in time for Valentines Day you can customize the speaker.Read more
Ah Valentines Day. That heartwarming day filled with love, chocolate, over-priced cards and, of course, terrible gifts that far too often backfire on the giver. Sure, you can get the love of your life a Lexus tied in a red bow, but what will you do the following year? Here are a few gifts we really don’t recommend you
Here at Gear Diary we have the opportunity to use and review some great headphones (most recently, Judie reviewed the Harman Kardon SOHO on-ear headphones). When I saw an ad for sub-$30 DJ headphones from Monoprice, I got to wondering … how would an inexpensive pair of no-name headphones hold up against far pricier options?Read more
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I recently moved my home office upstairs to a small but efficient space off the kitchen. I love having windows — and proximity to the coffeemaker. The small size of the office means I need to be efficient with my gear and my piles of paper. The Fellowes Powershred 73C,Read more
I’ve long been a fan of Livescribe’s smartpens. I purchased the very first one and used it constantly. Updates to the hardware and software since then have been notable evolutionary steps forward. With the Livescribe 3 Smartpen, the device takes a huge leap forward, and in the process becomes an extension of your phone or tablet. It is awesome.
Beginning in mid-December, I spent four weeks traveling non-stop. It began with a trip to Israel and ended with two days in Detroit. I wish I had the Gate 8 Trifold Cabin Bag at the time. The $200 garment bag keeps clothes and toiletries organized and your laptop and tablet safe; it will make your next trip far less stressful.Read more
Lots of us have traded our big, bulky DSLRs for small but powerful mirrorless camera like my NEX-6. When we do we often find that big camera bags become overkill. Enter booq’s new Python mirrorless camera bag. Just $80, this small bag for mirrorless gear looks great, has booq’s signature style, and will keep your gear safe and organized.Read more