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You Are Your Own Gym, a Review

There have been a few times where I was left feeling utterly physically destroyed. One was definitely the day after my first rugby tournament, one was the first time I tried to run a mile as fast as I could, and one was the first week after starting You Are Your Own Gym.

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Keep Your Phone & Cards Together with Bellroy’s Wallet Case

The one thing that a lot of companies who attempt to make wallet cases for smartphones do is that they attempt to cram your entire wallet onto the back of your phone. Luckily, Bellroy is a company that prides themselves on simplicity, and with their 3-Card iPhone Case, I feel like they got everything right!

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The screen protector versus a naked Apple Watch Screen

Protect Your Apple Watch Courtesy of

If you’ve been surviving with your Apple Watch the past few months and luckily haven’t had any run-ins with a wall or worse, chances are you might need some added protection for it this holiday season. Luckily, has a glass screen protector for your smartwatch to protect its beauty. is a discounted online reseller that just recently released …

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Nile Threads Offers a New Path to a Great Night of Sleep

Raina and I went to register for all new bedding. Unfortunately, the sheets we initially picked out were a fortune! Right about that time I was offered the chance to review the initial offering from Nile Threads. They are “a radically transparent bedding company” that charges just $154 for Egyptian cotton bedding that could be as much as $500.

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Pebble Time Round

Pebble Has a Pricing Problem

I love my original generation Pebble, and have kept an eye on the company and their subsequent watches. I even toyed with backing the Pebble Time, but after seeing how fast prices plummeted, I’m glad I didn’t. Understandably, many who did back the Time and Time Steel are a bit surprised by how fast prices have dropped!  

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Alienware Steam Machine COVER

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 today, starting at $449.

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Yuneec Typhoon Q500 4K Cover

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 and one battery pack.

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Runtastic Introduces ‘Results’ App Focused on Personalized Training for Success!

While some people can simply include exercise as part of their healthy lifestyle, most people need more incentive: they need goals, motivation, and a PLAN. Simply tracking isn’t enough, something that Runtastic gets and has implemented in their new Results app. Results delivers focused training plans to help you reach your goals! Online training programs are becoming more and more …

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Martian Envoy G10 Review: The Smart-ish Smartwatch

I love my original generation Pebble, and I am hooked on notifications via this simple smartwatch. If Pebble is a basic smartwatch, Martian watches are even simpler, and I’ve had the chance to test them with the Martian Envoy G10. It’s a traditional watch with a small notification ticker, but it’s got some voice tricks up its sleeve too!

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Monster Clarity HD Headphones Review: This Bud’s Not for Me

Monster is synonymous with audio equipment from cables to headphones, and I was very excited to review the new Monster Clarity HD Headphones (there may have been an incident involving a toddler and my previous headphones). The Clarity’s are bud-style wired headphones, and while they look great, we couldn’t find anyone in my house who could comfortably wear them.

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2016 Nissan Frontier is More of the Same

Last year it was more, this year it’s solid to the core. I am speaking of the advertising mantra for the Nissan Frontier midsize pickup. I reviewed this vehicle less than a year ago and now a 2016 model year rolls into the test driveway, but the only thing that’s really new is three more body color choices.

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The MC.Brick Bluetooth Speaker Has NFC Technology and Great Sound

The MC Brick is a small Bluetooth speaker that certainly isn’t small on sound. Originally an Indiegogo project, once successfully funded, Mova Systems released their MC.Mini and their MC.Brick products. They sent over the larger version for me to review and I personally like it. Designed to submerse you with sounds with it’s deep pass, all without compromising the sound quality, the …

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CM4 Q Card Case for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Review

One thing I have seen with many iPhone cases is the option to throw a credit card or ID in the case itself. There just seems to be a need to have a card with them. Will the CM4’s Q Card Case excite me or will it continue to bore me? Let’s find out if it’s worth a buy!

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