The Samsung Galaxy S5 is an impressive device. We took a brief look at some of the various Speck Samsung Galaxy S5 cases the other day. My S5 finally arrived, and we have our video looks at the Speck CandyShell and the CandyShell Grip. We also have a chance for you to win one. Read, watch, and enter to win!Read more
We received the thermostat from Honeywell in exchange for a review and giveaway.
If the price and installation hassle of getting a smart thermostat has made you sit on the sidelines, we’ve got some great news for you — the Honeywell Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat is easy to use, easy to install, and won’t require you to get a bank
Mother’s Day is coming; it’s time to think about ways to show mom you appreciate her beyond breakfast in bed and dinner out. A Mother’s Day gift that says “Thanks Mom” when it is opened — one that continues to send the message each time mom uses or wears it — is most memorable. We are here to help!
We’ve teamed up with our friends at Technabob to serve up another great package of prizes. This time out the giveaway contest focuses on helping you stay in touch when you are out and about. It includes an unlocked phone, headphones, an external battery and a car holder. The package is worth almost $250 and will go to one winner.Read more
The Samsung Galaxy S5 is about to start shipping. I have one and am excited to start using it. There are plenty of Samsung Galaxy S4 smartphones currently in use, and the various X-Doria Samsung Galaxy S4 Cases available offer a great way to stylishly protect your smartphone without breaking the bank. We have two to give away. Read on…Read more
Our March Madness Giveaway is underway. It was already an awesome package of review samples that include Monster headphones, an STM laptop sleeve and more. Now we’re making is even better with the addition of a terrific laptop accessory fro our friends at TwelveSouth. What are we adding to the prize package? Read on to find out.Read more
We promised that March would be a great month of giveaways and we are delivering on that promise. Our March Madness Review Sample Giveaway is underway. Our Sir Lancelot Screen Protector Giveaway is too! Now we’ve teamed up with our friends at The Awesomer for another great giveaway. This prize package is worth over $500! Read on for details.
Last week we announced that the Sir Lancelot’s Armor Holy Grail Tempered Glass Screen Protector was shipping and widely available. Now we’ve taken a look at just how simple they are to install. Better yet, we’re giving a black and a white screen protector for the iPhone 5S away. Watch the video look to see how you can win.Read more
March Madness is in full swing and we thought we would have a little fun. We’ve got a collection of review samples that we have bundled together into a giveaway package worth over $350. Entering to win is simple and you can enter each day. The winner will be announced right after the NCAA Finals. Read on for details.
We have our winner of the Hale Dreamer, a GREAT alarm dock from Hale Devices. This dock, like it’s sister speaker dock, is a great dock and our winner, Elizabeth Tran should enjoy waking up to it every morning! I want to say thanks to Hale Devices and to Elizabeth for reading Gear Diary! Stay tuned to Gear
Yes we have finally sprung forward, and everyone lost one hour of sleep; some may have even been late to their appointments on Sunday! If you had the Hale Dreamer, you’d never be late. Tell us below how the Hale Dreamer would help you wake up and fall asleep, and you’ll have a chance to WIN the Hale Dreamer!
We’ve teamed up with our friends at Technabob and IK Multimedia to bring you an awesome giveaway. We’ve got an iLoud portable speaker up for grabs and five codes for IK Multimedia’s GrooveMaker 2 for iPhone/iPad. Check it out! The contest starts now; Groovemaker 2 winners will be announced every few days, and the iLoud winner will beRead more
We’ve teamed up with our friends at The Awesomer for an awesome giveaway worth almost $500! Up for grabs is a prize package that includes a booq Python Slimpack camera backpack, Griffin MotoTC Rally R/C car, and the great sounding Marshall Major Black Headphones and an EcoXBT Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker! The contest starts now and ends 3/10/14.
Speck’s CandyShell INKED for iPhone 5S takes all the great style and protection of their classic CandyShell line of cases and, thanks to a new imaging process, adds sharp graphics and brilliant colors. We’ve got a look at four of the new designs… and a chance to win one of each. Read on to learn how you can win one.Read more
We had a brand new Gtech AirRAM Cordless Vacuum cleaner to give away, and we did. The winner never claimed it, so the $349.95 prize is up for grabs again. .Judie reviewed the vacuum and liked it. Her review is even quoted on the product page as stating, “I have to say that the Gtech AirRAM has thoroughly impressed me”.Read more
We had a Starbucks gift box containing a Valentine’s Day Mug, Sweetheart2014 CD, and two boxes of Starbucks K-Cups to share. The winner is meredith, who wrote:
Although I have a wonderful man who makes me feel awesome – I still kinda hate valentines day – since i want to let my family know I love and appreciate them
I got a nice Valentine’s Day surprise yesterday, when a nicely packaged box of Starbucks goodies arrived. Inside I found delicious Starbucks coffee, Valentine’s Day Mugs and a “Sweetheart 2014″ CD waiting inside. The timing was great, since we’ll be snowed in again this Thursday. Want to win your own Starbucks V-Day gift box? Read on to enter.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
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
Judie reviewed the Gtech AirRAM Cordless Vacuum cleaner and was impressed. Her review is even quoted on the product page as stating, “I have to say that the Gtech AirRAM has thoroughly impressed me”. Now we have a brand new AirRAM to give away. It is a $349.95 prize, and it is sure to help you clean up your abode.Read more
Our time at CES 2014 was busy as we ran from event or meeting to the next. And while our annual CES sprint was just a few days long, the post-CES digging out will be a multi-week process. We are into that process now, and it is time to begin some CES SWAG Giveaways.Read more
As I was starting to pack for CES 2014 today, I was struck by just how many awesome camera and gear bags I have reviewed. And I thought to myself, “Self, why not share the wealth?!?!” And with that, our CES 2014 Big Bag Review Sample Giveaway was born. Entering to win couldn’t be easier. Read on for details.Read more
Welcome to 2014! Right out of the gate we’ll have our annual CES coverage, and to welcome 2014 we have our first giveaway of the year: Up for grabs are our review sample of the iFrogz Coda Forte headphones. These headphones have 40 mm neodymium drivers and a unique look. Plus, they’ll let you cut the cord thanks to Bluetooth.Read more