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September 30, 2015 • Reviews

EMTEC’s Power Connect Battery Pack Also Carries Your Files!

Sometimes you need a little bit of battery life, sometimes, you need some memory, and EMTEC’s Power Connect provides both!

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September 28, 2015 • Crowdfunding, News

Chargerito Is the World’s Smallest Portable Charger

The one thing that you always wish you had with you when you don’t is a charge for your mobile device. Well now there’s a remedy to your problems.

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September 22, 2015 • Reviews

The MicFlip Reversible USB Cable by Winnergear Is Pricey, but Appreciated!

Winnergear sent over their popular MicFlip reversible MicroUSB cable, and I have to say, I’m very impressed! The completely reversible USB Micro USB cable is ideal for those of you who always have a habit of attempting to plug up your devices the wrong way. This may be a solution with no problem, but it’s …

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September 15, 2015 • Reviews

CODI PowerBank Charger 6000mAh Battery: Sleek Slim, and All You Need in One

I’ve been on the quest for the perfect backup battery, and now I feel like I’m one step closer to finding what I’ve been looking for: a slim battery with enough power to charge my phone at least twice with no need for extra cables. As I learned on my recent trip to IFA, the …

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September 15, 2015 • Reviews

Give Your Gadgets the Wood Effect with Cover-Up’s Products

Have you ever thought about covering up your Macbook? What about giving your iPhone a nice wood feel to it/ Well I had the opportunity to do both when I received Cover-Up’s Woodback collection for the Macbook and iPhone 6 Plus.   If you’ve never been interested in having real wood on your devices, you …

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September 9, 2015 • Reviews

USBFever Clip-On Lenses Enhance Your Mobile Photography Quickly and Easily

I’ve written quite a bit on the topic of smartphone photography in recent years. In the area of expanding the creativity in capturing images with these devices there has been some type lens converter required and usually that necessitated a dedicated case/lens combo. Not anymore, though, thanks to USBFever and it’s new line of clip-on …

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September 8, 2015 • Music Diary, Reviews

IK Multimedia’s iRig UA Audio Interface Brings Zero Latency to Android

IK Multimedia has been a mainstay of iOS music making from the very beginning, and on the vanguard of Android music making since the OS began offering capabilities to make it feasible. Now they are taking the next step with iRig UA, an audio interface that brings the classic iRig/AmpliTube combination to Android devices at …

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September 6, 2015 • Reviews

The Scosche goBAT 6000 Has Power to Move You

If you are on the move and rely heavily on your phone or tablet the way we at Gear Diary do, you know how important having an external battery is. The Scosche goBAT 6000 Portable Wall Charger & Back-Up Battery is a great option for power on the go and at home. It’s well worth …

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September 1, 2015 • News

The Nomad Roadtrip Charges Your Phone Both in the Car and Out

Picture a charger that plugs into your car’s DC connector; like any other charger you can plug a USB cable into it to top off your mobile device’s battery. Now picture that same charger out of your car, tucked into a pocket until you need to top off again. That’s what the Nomad Roadtrip can …

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September 1, 2015 • News

SCOSCHE boomBOTTLE+: Rugged, Waterproof, and Wireless Sound

Summer may be winding down, but that doesn’t mean that there won’t be plenty of opportunities to be outside listening to your favorite music. Rather than worrying that your favorite wireless speaker might get damaged by the elements, you can enjoy great sound with the rugged, waterproof, and wireless SCOSCHE boomBOTTLE+.

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August 29, 2015 • Gaming, News

Amazon Underground Aims to Deliver Truly Free Apps

Amazon has revamped their App Store, and in place of the “Free App of the Day”, there’s a segment called “Amazon Underground“. Silly name aside, this category consists of 100% free apps-no upfront cost, and ZERO in-app purchases! Amazon is eating the costs associated with freemium apps to boost their app downloads, and it is …

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August 24, 2015 • Reviews

Moshi iVisor Glass and Glass Privacy Protects Everything on Your Screen

I am probably the last person to need privacy glass for my smartphone, but I do need a screen protector that will outlast the life cycle of the latest generation device. Moshi offers both in the form of its new iVisor Glass and Glass Privacy for all the latest phones on the market including my …

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August 21, 2015 • Reviews

The Just Mobile TopGum Backup Battery and AluCable Duo for Smart Charging on the Go!

I’ve been on the hunt for a small yet powerful backup battery, one that could fit in my smallest bag, one that had a built-in Lightning cable so that I didn’t have to carry anything extra. I’ve found that and much more in the Just Mobile TopGum Backup Battery.

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August 21, 2015 • Reviews

House of Marley’s Chant Mini Is All About That Bass

If you’ve played with one portable bluetooth, you’ve pretty much played with them all. But then there’s The House Of Marley, and with the legacy such as theirs, you’re getting more than what you bargained for.

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August 20, 2015 • Reviews

The Qumi Q5 Projector: I Reviewed It, and I Still Use It!

If you guys all read my initial review of Vivitek’s Qumi Q5, you’ll be excited to know that Vivitek allowed me to hold on to the Qumi for another month to further test it out.

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August 18, 2015 • Reviews

Boombotix’s Boombot Pro Is a Bluetooth Speaker That Lets You Leave Your Phone at Home

Boombotix’s Boombot Pro is the latest in a growing group of pocket bluetooth speakers available out on the market. Not only is the speaker made to be used on the go, but you can certainly use it while in your home.

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August 17, 2015 • Gift Guides

Gear Diary’s Must-Have Back to School Gift Guide

What do you mean Back to School? The summer is already over? Well not really, but everywhere you go, you will see businesses advertising Back to School Specials. But this year you shouldn’t just send your child back to school with a boring calculator, binder, and a few packs of paper; here is our must-have Back to …

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August 13, 2015 • Reviews, Travel

GoalZero Venture 30 and Nomad 7 Take You and Your Devices Off the Grid

A goal of nothing – zip, zilch…zero. Quite ambitious, don’t you think? That is mantra over at GoalZero – getting the world off the grid and relying on absolutely no fossil fuels or infrastructure for electrical sustainability. Recently I got to test a small part of their mission in the form of the Venture 30 …

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August 11, 2015 • Reviews

LiveScribe 3 from an Android User’s Perspective

LiveScribe has long been loved by Dan and Michael. I finally took the leap last year buying the LiveScribe Sky, as I needed a way to take notes during conference calls. I recently upgraded to the LiveScribe 3, as it now supports Android. While the support and basic functionality are there, I am a bit underwhelmed with …

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August 8, 2015 • Reviews

Running Out of Outlets with All of Your Gadgets? iClever’s Wall Charger Fixed That

We have a lot of gadgets. And they all need to be charged. Sometimes at the same time. Why? Because we use them. So when the iClever USB travel Wall Charger came to my door, I instantly was excited.   The travel wall charger is yet another great item from iClever, who is known for …

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August 7, 2015 • Reviews

The VitriFender by Tactus Is the Thinnest Screen Protector for Your iPhone 6 Plus

You can never have too much protection for your smart phone. And when I say protection, I don’t mean those filmy screen protectors that you can get from your mobile provider in those three packs. Get yourself a quality protector!

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