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November 12, 2010 • Reviews

iPhone 4 Case Review: Apolis Global Citizen Transit Issue Smartphone Wallet

Companies like Apolis don’t come around very often.  After I had agreed to review their latest offering, a wallet style case for the iPhone 4, I went to read up and learn more about the brand.  What I read really made me stand up and take notice.  Work conditions at the Chinese factory that produces …

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November 10, 2010 • Reviews

Watch Review: Edifice by Casio. Yep, I Said Casio

I have a pretty extensive watch collection which includes time pieces that range in price from very low to very high. While I do posses several “high-end” watches I find that I wear a digital watch most often. Part of the reason is my line of work – I just am too hard on anything …

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November 9, 2010 • Reviews

iPod Touch 4G Case Review: Speck Pixel Skin HD

TPU and silicone style cases for the iPod Touch and the iPhone are a dime a dozen. If you’re going to impress me with a soft case you’ve got to stand out from the crowd. And that’s exactly what the Pixel Skin HD from Speck Products does. This TPU style case features 6 DPI of …

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November 6, 2010 • Reviews

iPod Touch 4G Case Review: Speck Candy Shell

It’s no secret. I’m a big fan of the cases Speck Products had been churning out for the entire iDevice lineup. One of their newest offerings, The Candy Shell for the iPod Touch 4G recently arrived on my door step and I was happy to welcome it. I’ve owned the Candy Shell for both the …

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November 6, 2010 • Reviews

iPhone 4 Review: The Primary Case Company Offers A Case For Your Case

Most iPhone users choose to protect their device with a case. A case not only offers a barrier between your phone and the outside elements but allows you to add your own personal design tastes to your mobile device. For me a protective case is only half of the equation though. How I carry my …

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November 4, 2010 • Reviews

Review: TWIN VIDEO, the World’s First Dual Lens Video Camera

Vlogging is a very popular activity these days. If you’re not familiar with it, the process involves recording a video-diary of your life and then posting it online for the world to follow. It seems everywhere I look there’s someone who’s decided to record a portion of their life and post it on the internet. …

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November 3, 2010 • Reviews

HoodieBuddie, Headphones With You 24/7 Review

We all love our ScotteVest clothing here at Gear Diary. One of the coolest features of SeV wear is the ability to take a set of ear buds and wire them through the garment so they’re always there when you need them. The only issue is the fact that you then have to dedicate a …

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November 2, 2010 • Reviews

Review: JAVOedge Charcoal Flip Style Case for Amazon Kindle 3rd Generation

I’m a big fan of the Amazon Kindle 3. It’s become a permanent fixture on my bedside table and I use it almost religiously each night before bed. Amazon’s current version of their e-reader is slim and small. So much so that I think a case actually compliments it. Like the iPod Touch I sometimes …

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October 30, 2010 • Reviews

Home Gear Review: Larry G Checks Out The BottleMate

I drink a lot of microbrews. One of the challenges anyone who does often faces is the dilemma, “is it a twist-off or not”. The last thing you want to do on a hot summer afternoon is struggle to get the top off your ice cold beer. With the BottleMate there isn’t even a need …

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October 27, 2010 • Reviews

iPad App Review: Mickey’s Spooky Night Arrives Just In Time For Halloween

Just in time for the upcoming Halloween holiday the folks at Disney Publishing have released their newest read-along story for the iPad.  Mickey’s Spooky Night features a Halloween themed story along with interactive jigsaw puzzles and games too.  The plot of the story surrounds Mickey and his friends as they all get together for a …

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October 26, 2010 • Reviews

Gear Diary Deal or Dud #7: The Bacon Wave

Cooking bacon at home often presents challenges.  If you cook it on top of the stove you’re left to deal with the large amount of grease that continually builds up in the pan while cooking.  If you go the microwave route you’re dealing with paper towels and are limited by the amount you can cook …

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October 25, 2010 • Reviews

iOS Application Review: HeyTell

Remember years ago when Nextel’s Direct Connect phones were all the rage?  They aren’t used widely today, but back then the familiar beep of the walky-talky feature was something heard often.  Thanks to a tip from a YouTube friend I’ve been using a new iOS application called “HeyTell” which mirrors the Nextel Direct Connect function. HeyTell turns …

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October 24, 2010 • Reviews

Video Review: ADT PULSE Interactive Security System

When the new ADT PULSE system became available in my area I immediate jumped at the chance to have it installed in my home.  PULSE not only allows for the ability to arm and disarm one’s home security system from anywhere in the world, it does much more.  The new ADT PULSE system is all …

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October 21, 2010 • Reviews

iPhone 4 Accessory Review: Bumper Holster

iPhone protection is a bit of a double-edged sword for me. Everyone knows I’ve got a bit of an obsession with cases, but truth be told I like my iPhone best naked. Since I often carry my phone in my pants pocket keeping it as slim as possible is important. It is for this reason …

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October 18, 2010 • Reviews

iPhone 4 Case Review: OtterBox Impact Series

No matter what level of protection you need for your iPhone 4 OtterBox has you covered. The company realizes that all iPhone users are different and use their phones in different environments. It’s because of this that they offer three different levels of protective cases for the iPhone 4. Their Defender series offers the maximum …

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October 16, 2010 • Reviews

Video Review: All New Powermat Wireless Charging System for the iPhone 4

Powermat was first to bring wireless charging to the iPhone.  I was admittedly not a huge fan of their first generation design for the iPhone 3G/3Gs.  The large back plate just didn’t look good.  Dan had a chance to review the first generation system just about a year ago and came to a similar conclusion. The company …

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October 13, 2010 • Reviews

Review: 6X Telescope with Crystal Case for iPhone 4

The addition of zoom functionality to the iPhone’s camera was welcomed when it was finally released. Although it’s now possible to zoom in on your subject when shooting pictures with the iPhone’s camera the distance you can close is somewhat limited. This 6X telescope with case for the iPhone 4 from USBfever.com solves that problem …

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October 12, 2010 • Reviews

Review: All I Got From Running 50+ Races Was This Lousy T-Shirt – Not Anymore!

Over the last three years I’ve run over 50 road races. From local 5-Ks to finishing 12 full marathons and every other distance in between. If there’s on thing that all of the races have in common, besides the running, it’s the “race-shirt.” For as long as I can remember road races have always rewarded …

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October 8, 2010 • Reviews

Review: The All In One Nest Case for iPod Touch & iPhone

There are plenty of solutions out there for propping your iPhone or iPod Touch up when it comes time to watch a video. Or how about when you want to use your iPhone or iPod as your bed side alarm clock? Yep, plenty of things for that too. However, most of these come in the …

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October 7, 2010 • Reviews

iPhone 4 Case/Wallet Review: eHolster Front Pocket Wallet

Since winning a recent bout with back-pain I’ve begun, at the recommendation of my chiropractor, carrying my wallet in my front pants pocket. It lives in the right side of my trousers while my iPhone lives in the left. That presents a problem when it comes time to place my keys somewhere. I don’t want …

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October 6, 2010 • Reviews

iPhone 4 Case Review: Speck Fitted

Speck has been making quality accessories for the Apple iPhone since the first generation device was released. Admittedly I was not a huge fan of the 3G version of the Fitted case. However, that all changed when Speck retooled the Fitted for their 3GS release. Speck was kind enough to send me the iPhone 4 …

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