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January 13, 2016 • Reviews

Thermos Connected Hydration Bottle with Smart Lid- Does Anyone NEED a Smart Water Bottle?

Do I really need an app-enabled water bottle? That’s the question I’ve been asking myself since Judie and I each received a Thermos Connected Hydration Bottle with Smart Lid at CES. This looks like a regular water bottle, but it’s Bluetooth-enabled and monitors your water intake over the course of a day. Is this something …

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January 12, 2016 • Outdoors, Reviews

Scosche boomBottle H2O Takes Your Music to the Outdoors!

I spend a lot of time outdoors, hunting, fishing, grilling, and taking the kids to the pool. Of course, most outdoor activities are better with music, so there is always a Bluetooth speaker around. The Scosche boomBottle H2O ($109.99) has now given me great audio without the worry. The speaker is water proof, rugged, and …

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January 7, 2016 • News, Outdoors

ECOXGEAR Luaunces Water Proof and Solar Powered Audio Solutions

I know we are in the middle of winter, but summer and outdoor activities are soon coming! ECOXGEAR is ready for some outdoor time by releasing the SOL JAM and the EcoCarbon Bluetooth speakers at CES this week. Listen to music while in the water or stay charged with the sun!

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December 30, 2015 • News, Reviews

The T4 Wireless Speaker System by Creative Is the Home Audio System You Need

If you’re looking for an excellent sound system for a space in your home for the holidays, well look no further. I had the opportunity to review the Creative T4 Wireless Bluetooth Sound System, and I’ve been holding off on reviewing the T4 Speakers for a few weeks as I’ve been enjoying them quite a bit …

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December 20, 2015 • Reviews

Go Anywhere with the Hercules: WAE Outdoor 04 Plus Bluetooth Wireless Speaker

We’ve reviewed a lot of different Bluetooth speakers over the years. Some have been inexpensive. Some have been rugged. Some have sounded great. The Hercules WAE Outdoor 04 Plus Bluetooth Wireless Speaker brings all those qualities together for under $70! It is, “perfect for when you want to use music to pump you up during …

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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 8, 2015 • Gift Guides

Logitech Is a One Stop Holiday Shop

If you are looking to get your holiday shopping done quickly and easily check out Logitech and Ultimate Ears’ offerings. If you want to be sure your loved will appreciate the gift you give them –that’s right –check out Logitech and Ultimate Ears’ offerings. There’s something for pretty much everyone on your list this year.

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December 3, 2015 • Reviews

Tile Review: Never Lose Your Keys Again!

*Update: Tile can be purchased through T-Mobile, and they are the only wireless carrier offering Tile this holiday season. You can check out Tile and the “Uncarrier” here.* There are two common refrains in my house: “Have you seen my keys?” and “Hey, can you call my phone, I can’t remember where I left it!” …

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December 3, 2015 • Reviews

Speak in Style With the Jabra Eclipse Wireless Headset

The Jabra Eclipse Wireless Headset is the lightest headset Jabra has ever produced. Yet this light, attractive headset packs in a premium music-grade speaker and comes with a special holder that lets the headset charge in your pocket. At $129 the headset isn’t cheap but for the money you get a light, stylish headset that …

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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 6, 2015 • Reviews

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 …

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October 26, 2015 • Reviews

Creative’s Sound Blaster Roar 2 Is Proof That Simplicity Is a Good Thing

Okay, I have a bit of an addiction when it comes to Bluetooth stereos, and I’m running out of rooms that I can put them in, but I can honestly say that the Sound Blaster Roar 2 is special and becoming my favorite.

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October 24, 2015 • Reviews

iClever’s Budget Bluetooth Headphones Review: Affordable and Comfortable

Face it, the summer is over but that doesn’t change the fact that you should still attempt to stay in shape even that it’s getting colder outside. Regardless if you’re hitting the gym or even just walking outside while bundled up, iClever’s Wireless 4.1 Sports Headphones might be for you.

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October 22, 2015 • Reviews

The JBL Flip 3 is an Impressive Splashproof Bluetooth Speaker for Under $100

The first JBL Flip Bluetooth speaker was a small wonder. Its audio quality put the Jawbone JamBox to shame. The second generation JBL Flip improved the sound and ditched the unique charger in favor of a universal microUSB. The JBL Flip 3 goes further by improving the sound, adding deep base and going splash-proof. It’s …

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October 5, 2015 • News

Optoma Steps into the Wireless Headphone Ring with the NuForce BE6

If there’s one thing that I hate the most, is going to the gym with headphones with a cable attached. Running on the treadmill is a chore with them, so I opt for wireless headphones at every opportunity. Luckily Optoma Technology has thrown their name in the hat for the crown in the Bluetooth Headphones …

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October 3, 2015 • Reviews

Get Rid of Outside Noise with NoiseHush’s i9BT Headphones

NoiseHush is a company well known for their noise-canceling headphones. So when the company sent us over their i9 Bluetooth Wireless models, we were pretty excited!

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September 8, 2015 • News

About to Be Affordable: Harman TruNote Sound Calibration Scans Your Ears to Remove Distortion

While much of their IFA press conference centered on growth of the brands covered by the Harman parent company (JBL, Harman-Kardon, AKG, Infinity, etc.), there was one announced product that I want to focus on, because I think it may ultimately be the most intriguing — the Everest headphone collection with TruNote Sound Calibration.

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September 6, 2015 • Reviews

Denon’s HEOS 1 and Go Pack Make for a Fine Wireless Speaker

The Denon HEOS 1 Wireless Speaker is an attractive network and Wi-Fi connected speaker that delivers good sound anywhere in your house for $199.99. With the HEOS app, you can stream music to the speaker using a few different music services. The HEOS 1 Go Pack adds Bluetooth connectivity, splash proofing, and a 6-hour 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

Braven’s BRV-Pro Bluetooth Speaker Is the All-Terrain Speaker You Should Have

There are a lot of dainty beautiful Bluetooth speakers out there on the market today, but you need something a bit more rugged if you’re going to close out the summer at the beach or poolside, something that will take a splash and keep on going. So when I first unboxed the Braven BRV-PRO, I was actually …

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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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