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January 3, 2016 • Reviews

ZTE Spro 2 with Android Touchscreen is a Surprising Pico Projector Standout

The ZTE Spro 2 is an Android-based pico projector with a built-in 5” touchscreen that, when paired with an activated Verizon SIM card, can serve as a wireless hot spot with 4G speeds. It has an internal speaker and battery as well, making it a great all-in-one solution for presentations on the go. The Spro …

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December 26, 2015 • Reviews

The Anova Precision Cooker is the Harbinger of the Sous-Vide Revolution

The Anova Precision Cooker is, in essence, a high-quality consumer-grade sous-vide water circulator. It is dipped into your own cooking vessel and it heats and circulates the water to a very precise temperature, gently cooking whatever is placed in the water bath. It features WiFi and Bluetooth connections for simple control via iPhone and sells …

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December 20, 2015 • Reviews

Actionproof’s SP-06 Provides Sleek, 360-Degree Protection for Your iPhone

Actionproof is back with another great silicon protection case for your Apple products. This time, they’re offering the SP-06 which gives 360-degree protection for your iPhone 6, 6s, 6 Plus, and 6s Plus. It’s a simple, slip-on, thin case that provides protection for all parts of your device. The SP-06 is on sale now starting …

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December 19, 2015 • News

Synology Adds Two New Exciting Products to Their NAS and NVR Lineups

Synology, one of my favorite NAS manufacturers, has announced two new additions to their product lineup. The DS216 NAS targets small workgroups and offices, featuring 111.18 MB/s read, 112.79 MB/s write. The NVR216 Network Video Recorder targets offices and retail spots where space is at a premium and features a dedicated 1080p output and supports …

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December 12, 2015 • Reviews

Beddit Smart Sleep Tracker is a Sleepaholic’s Dream Come True

Beddit is a completely unobtrusive sleep-tracking device that’s installed under your bed sheet and gives you a sleep score in the morning. Beddit measures your total sleep time, respiration rate, heart rate, time to fall asleep, and more. When you wake up in the morning, Beddit gives you a detailed overview of your night’s sleep. …

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December 9, 2015 • Giveaways

Gear Diary’s Valve Games Key Giveaway: Part Deux

Hey guys, remember that awesome giveaway we did in conjunction with our Alienware Steam Machine Review?  Well, the prize was so nice, we’re doing it twice!  Thanks to a glitch with our previous giveaway, Alienware was kind enough to provide a second Valve Games Key to give away!  Read on for more about the Giveaway …

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December 6, 2015 • Reviews

Boogie Board Play n’ Trace eWriter for Kids is my #1 Holiday Gift Winner

The Play n’ Trace eWriter is a fantastic use of Boogie Board’s existing LCD writing technology, now targeting improvement in children’s learning and development. With this transparent eWriter, children can practice writing, drawing shapes, sketching freehand, and more. With the included tracing templates and companion iPad app, there is no end to creativity! Play n’ …

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November 29, 2015 • Reviews

The Electrohome Retro Alarm Clock Radio Shines on My Night Table

Looking for a last minute gift for that person who’s so difficult to shop for? Check out the Electrohome Retro Alarm Clock Radio! It features a white LED digital clock face, motion activated night light & snooze function, gradual wake up lighting, dual alarm with weekend cancellation, and more. You can pick up this neat …

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November 27, 2015 • Deals, Gift Guides

TRNDlabs Is Offering 20% off Everything Black Friday through Cyber Monday!

TRNDlabs, the guys who brought you the SYEYE Mini Drone and other cool gadgets, are having a 20% off sale site-wide in celebration of Black Friday!  You can finally pick up that limited edition black SYEYE Nano Drone, or even the new SKEYE Hexa Drone, which Gear Diary will be reviewing shortly. Be sure to …

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November 22, 2015 • Reviews

Gear Diary’s Alienware Steam Machine Review and Valve Game Key Giveaway!

The Alienware Steam Machine is unlike any computer I’ve ever used before. It’s built small enough to fit seamlessly with your living room entertainment center while also providing an excellent gaming experience. While the game library leaves something to be desired, this is a giant leap in the right direction. Buy your Alienware Steam Machine …

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November 22, 2015 • Reviews

Yuneec Typhoon Q500 4K Quadcopter Is an Aerial Photographer’s Dream Come True!

Yuneec Electric Aviation has set its sights on the aerial photography market with it’s new Typhoon Q500 4K quadcopter. The Typhoon sports a Ground Station with integrated Android-powered touchscreen, and 3-axis gimbal camera capturing 4K/30fps ultra high-definition or 1080p/120fps slow motion video with a no-distortion lens. The Typhoon starts at $1,199.99 with a standard case …

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November 15, 2015 • News

BluVue is Perfect for Construction Document Markups, Collaboration

As an Architect in the digital age, I have to review, mark up, and collaborate on construction documents every day, sometimes on the go. BluVue looks like an awesome mobile construction software that allows you to manage, distribute, annotate, and share plans digitally with any iPhone, iPad, or Android device.  You can check it out today …

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November 6, 2015 • Gaming, Reviews

Gear Diary’s Alienware Steam Machine First Impressions and Unboxing

First things, first; what the heck is an Alienware Steam Machine? Glad I asked. Alienware’s Steam Machine is a gaming PC that was born out of the need to bring PC gaming out from behind the desk and into the living room. It’s a tiny, yet powerful PC that’s capable of playing all the latest …

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October 27, 2015 • Crowdfunding, Reviews

Do You Have Butterfingers? Try Loopy Cases for iPhone!

If you’ve got a case of the dropsies, you need a Loopy Case. The defining feature of the Loopy Case is the silicon loop on the back of the case that allows you to carry your phone with the loop secured around your finger. It’s perfect for multitasking or carrying multiple items. Loopy Case is …

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October 26, 2015 • News

Boogie Board Announces Play n’ Trace Educational LCD eWriter for Kids!

Boogie Board, manufacturers of LCD eWriters that write similar to pen and paper, have announced their latest eWriter innovation, the Play n’ Trace. It’s a see-through eWriter for kids that is meant to promote creativity while developing motor, communication, and writing skills through a companion iPad app. Featuring a dual-tipped stylus, Play n’ Trace is …

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October 21, 2015 • News

Cyboard Self-Balancing Scooters Will Be Hot for the Holidays!

You’ve seen those self-balancing scooters that all the celebrities are riding, right? They’re like mini-Segways with only two wheels and they’ve got LED lights and they make you look like you’re gliding down the street. Now, you can have one of your very own in one of five colors for only $500 from our friends …

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October 17, 2015 • Reviews

Piper is Packed with Features, Provides Home Security and Automation

Piper isn’t just a video monitor for your home; it’s a total home automation hub and security system as well. Combining a 180-degree high-quality camera with night vision, microphone, and home automation, Piper can alert you to unexpected activity and even turn on your lights or emit a siren automatically. Starting at $199, Piper is …

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October 15, 2015 • Crowdfunding, News

PowerUp Toys Unveils PowerUp FPV Paper Airplane Drone with Live Video Streaming

Have you ever wanted to control a paper airplane in flight? How about watching a first-person view live stream of the flight as if you were in the cockpit? PowerUp Toys has realized this dream in their new camera-equipped Paper Airplane Drone, called the PowerUp FPV. PowerUp FPV will be launching on Kickstarter this November …

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October 7, 2015 • News

Beddit Sleep Tracker Is Now Available on Your Watch and at the Apple Store

Beddit, a sleek sleep-tracking device, now has an Apple Watch to help you monitor your sleep habits and is available for purchase at Apple Stores worldwide. This non-wearable device fits underneath your sheets so you don’t have to worry about keeping your phone in bed or wear an uncomfortable monitor to sleep. You can pick …

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October 7, 2015 • News

2016 Is Shaping Up to Be the Year of Synology

2016 will be a huge year for Synology, Inc. the award-winning NAS manufacturer. They’ve just announced that they will be releasing version 6.0 of their industry-leading Diskstation Manager OS, a new Wireless Router with media server and storage/cloud functionality, new NAS hardware for businesses, as well as an Apple Watch app. Read on for more …

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October 5, 2015 • Reviews

Synology DS1515 Network Attached Storage Is Perfect for Home, Office

Synology has another winner on their hands for home offices of small businesses with the Diskstation DS1515 Network Attached Storage system. This is an expandable five-bay NAS with a quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, and four Gigabit LAN ports for redundancy. The DS1515 provides incredibly reliable storage for your business’s growing needs starting at $649.99.

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