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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 details on Synology’s 2016 outlook.

Is a $300 Savings on a Smartphone Worth It to YOU?

I asked the Gear Diary team a question last night: if you had an additional $300, how would you spend it? The reason I asked, was that $300 seemed to be the average cost difference between an iPhone/Galaxy phone, and the new Nexus phones (Nexii?) and the Moto X Pure; was it enough to lure switchers?

LuminAID PackLite 16 Will Enlighten Your Travels

I first saw LuminAID’s products on Shark Tank. I was impressed by the presentation, the product, and the ways it can be of real use in an emergency. I didn’t order one but was thrilled to get a review sample. I was sent the LuminAID PackLite 16. It’s “the new and improved version of our original LuminAID solar light!”   From… Read More ›

Koto by CubeSensors Launches on IndieGoGo!

If you were a fan of our review of the Cubesensors review, you’ll be happy to know that there’s a new model of the popular home sensors, called the Koto, launching today on Indiegogo! Koto is an updated and stylish way to help you sleep better, as well as keep your family healthy through monitoring your home environment. Created by… Read More ›

Bluelounge Aaden Charges Rechargables on the Go

BlueLounge has done it again with the Aaden USB powered charger for charging rechargeable batteries from your laptop or other USB power source. It’s one of those simple accessories you don’t need but, once you have it, you’ll be happy you do. In other words, it’s typical Bluelounge. And at just $19.95 it will make a great stocking stuffer.

Browsing the Hammacher Schlemmer Catalog

We routinely get the Hammacher Schlemmer catalog at our house, because apparently someone mistook us for people looking to waste money. I was thumbing through it the other day, and I realized there are really only two categories of shoppers for Hammacher Schlemmer: recent lottery winners, and people reading the Hammacher Schlemmer section of “Skymall” while drunk on a plane.