Last year Soundfreaq released a number of nicely priced Bluetooth speakers and docks with impressive features and excellent sound for the money. Now they have announced the availability of their newest speaker, the Soundfreaq Sound Rise. The Sound Rise is a modern take on the bedside alarm clock; it has all the features you want and then some.Read more
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!
With apologies to Jim Croce, “If I could put time on a diet…” I would end up with ClockOne… an E-Ink wall clock that weighs less than 3.5 pounds and is just 4mm thick. Seriously thin, ClockOne is big on time and makes quite the statement. Its expected MSRP of $499 does too.Read more
Hale Devices, Joe Born’s newest venture, successfully kick-started the Hale Dreamer via Kickstarter. The Hale Dreamer is an extension of the work that Joe and his team did on the Digital Innovations Speaker Dock. Thanks to the work on that dock, Joe and his team have put together the best alarm dock available for Andrioid devices.Read more
Geneva Sound markets the Geneva Sound System Model XS as “the world’s first portable audio system with true Hi-Fi sound”. That’s a pretty daring claim to make and one that can easily be dismissed as a good bit of hyperbole. Does this Bluetooth speaker whose design is inspired by the classic travel clock, truly sound like something much bigger andRead more
I am absolutely not a morning person. I hate getting up early, I like staying up late, and I have always been grouchy about the fact that, more than 100 years after the incandescent light bulb was productized, we’re still running the country as if we all work farmer’s hours [even though some of us still do! ~Judie]. Makes me
This isn’t the first time we’ve looked at an alarm clock that not only speaks the time but understands when YOU speak. No, two years ago we reviewed the Moshi Travel Alarm Clock, and before that we took a look at the bedside version of it. Despite some limitations both worked fairly well. Yes, voice commands were limited,Read more
From the Editorial Staff of Gear Diary: Here are a few more great gift ideas.
Keep your iPad safe with the Kensington SecureBack™ Security Case with 2-Way Stand & ClickSafe Lock
Anyone who owns an iPad will appreciate extra peace of mind for his or her beloved tablet’s security. Surprise the iPad aficionado on your holiday shopping list with the
Alarm clocks are a pretty straightforward gadget. They tell the time, they wake you up when you’d rather be sleeping, and they’re slowly being replaced with cell phones. But while regular alarm clocks have become a bit boring, there’s a whole subset of funky/interesting variations (remember potato clocks when you were a kid?)
Bedol has a really neat, eco-friendly twist
From the Editorial Staff of Gear Diary: Is there someone in your life who loves music? If so, here are five gifts with which you can’t go wrong.
First off, Sonos. Dan hasn’t stopped raving about the Sonos wireless music system he installed a few months ago. Sonos is the best way to get lots of music in lots ofRead more
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Tokyoflash has been in full production mode this year and have yet to keep us waiting long for a new LED infused masterpiece. The latest addition to their large collection of tech savvy watches is the Kisai Night Vision LED Watch. This new design sports all the LED glory you’re used to along with the matte
ZAZOO KiDS™ Digital Photo Clock provides multiple media functions designed for simple interface and displays beginning with little tykes and transitioning into the teenage years.Read more
Congratulations to SLNew, the winner of the Amplicom Alarm Clock! His winning entry:
I would love this for my father. At 84 his hearing is failing and he complains that standard alarm clocks don’t wake him any longer.
Check your email for more details, and I hope your father enjoys the alarm clock!
Remember, for everyone who didn’t win you
SBSH Mobile Software has released Cuckoo. Cuckoo has been available for S60 phones and now it is available for iOS devices. In fact, in the first few months it was available on the S60 platform it was downloaded by more than half a million people.
The idea of Cuckoo is rather simple – it gets your iPhone/iPad to chime hourly.
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The amount of new watches being put out by Tokyoflash this holiday season is pretty spectacular. They must have their elves working overtime there to get us the latest and greatest designs in ultimate geek apparel. In the past two weeks, 4 different watches were announced and now we have a 5th design called the Kisai
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Once again Tokyoflash puts out another watch masterpiece for the classy Geek in you. This time they have announced the Kisai Traffic watch that sports the super bright LED tubes that we know and love from their previously released line of watches. The Traffic design is to simulate the busy the city streets with intersections,
With its stylish oval design and alarm clock functionality, the iLuv App Station Alarm Clock Stereo Speaker Dock for iPhone 3G and 3GS or iPod is the ideal desktop sound system. The speaker dock stands horizontally or vertically, thus accommodating your device’s touch-screen view. The App Station’s key feature is its sophisticated alarm clock functionality with the iLuv
iPhone/iPod speaker docks are multiplying around my home and at the office. And for good reason. Since I’m not an audiophile the music that is pumped out of a relatively inexpensive speaker dock is usually just fine for me. But while a simple speaker dock is fine for my office (I use a bluetooth system that I love… more onRead more
If you’re an audiophile you still want to have a fancy powerful stereo system home. But for many of us the sound coming out of our iPhones, iPods or iPads is good enough when they’re connected to some sort of a speaker system. Since I am not an audiophile I’m perfectly happy having a dock in my home office, inRead more
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Function, style and glorious LCD’s pretty much can describe any watch in the Tokyoflash lineup, the latest model “Changing Lanes” is no exception.
The new watch sports an all stainless steel band and bezel, rechargeable battery and of course follows suit with an animated LED light show every 15 minutes between 6:00 pm and midnight. The
Does dad love music? Do you love dad? Well Father’s Day is coming up, and if dad likes to get his groove on here are a few items you might want to consider getting him (or yourself for that matter…)
Dad’s not wicked (we hope), but these noise isolating ear-buds from Wicked Audio are…
Wicked Audio’s Wicked Little Buds areRead more
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TokyoFlash launched a campaign a few weeks ago that puts the power back into the hands of the consumer allowing us to choose what products they bring to market. As a result of this campaign they are pleased to release their first customer co-designed product, the Escape C. As a result of the feedback on their
I have a 7am flight to Florida tomorrow morning. That means I have to be at the airport by 5:45am. That means I have to leave my house by 5am. That means I need to get up at 4am. And THAT means I am a bit worried about oversleeping and missing my flight. To help avoid that I will beRead more