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October 5, 2014 • News

Themed Gear for October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Promotions

Gear seekers can choose from many activities and purchases for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (October) that help support cancer awareness and help people take action for treatment and cures. Health screening, seminars, sponsored events (October 11-12 bike event), and various apparel/gear help us take a proactive stance against the second most common type of cancer.

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August 20, 2014 • Crowdfunding, Gear Bits

Yes Man Sunnies – Handmade Bamboo Sunglasses on Kickstarter

Yes Man Watches, has been previously successful on Kickstarter by raising 217% of their goal on their first Kickstarter campaign.  Now, the Yes Man brand is back with some sick-looking handmade bamboo sunglasses.  These gorgeous polarized sunglasses made from bamboo and plastic can now be pre-ordered by pledging at least $30 at the Yes Man …

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August 2, 2014 • News

Tory Burch FitBit Flex Accessories That Might Make You Want a Flex

When the Fitbit Flex came out, I ordered. It took about 15 minutes to realize that I hated its bracelet, but that the device itself was okay. I threw it in a drawer, and it’s sat there for a year. Last week came the announcement of Tory Burch Fitbit accessories. Because of them, I’m giving my dusty …

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June 8, 2014 • News

Replace Your Pebble Steel Strap with Gorgeous Natural Leather

If you’ve got a Pebble Steel, then you know that the bands that ship with it are not awesome; due to the Pebble’s odd lugs, finding replacement straps is tricky. The Pebble watch is awesome, and it deserves a better strap. I am extremely glad to have found an Etsy seller who makes a gorgeous natural leather Pebble Steel strap.

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June 7, 2014 • Reviews

Smartwatch Shootout, A Quick Design Overview

2014 has definitely turned into the year of the “wearable” and the smartwatch has been leading the pack. Android Wear is on the way and Apple has yet to announce, let along release their offering. That means there’s much more to come this year. There are already some compelling options on the market and they …

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May 26, 2014 • Gear Bits

The Kisai Xtal Wood Watch Puts a Bit of Nature on Your Wrist

Strap a bit of nature onto your wrist with the Kisai Xtal Wood watch. The watch “combines a crystalline shaped natural wood case with a faceted mineral crystal lens and a cryptic yet simple to read LED time display.” I think that’s a first? There is finally a Tokyo Flash watch that doesn’t require a guide to read …

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May 7, 2014 • Reviews

TokyoFlash Kisai Optical Illusion – a Watch with a Secret

Here is a simple question – when you want to know the time, do you want a challenge? Moreover, do you want it to be difficult for most people to read the time from your watch? If so, read on – but if not, the TokyoFlash Kisai Optical Illusion Watch is likely not for you!

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May 7, 2014 • Gear Bits, News

Meek Milland Monster 24K Headphones Celebrate in Style

How did you celebrate your last birthday? Rising urban hip hop artist and entrepreneur Meek Milland celebrated his birthday in Las Vegas the other night with Monster Headphones, the new Monster 24K Headphones and a bevy of friends. That was just the beginning.

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May 5, 2014 • Gear Bits, News

Tokyoflash Kisai Night Vision Wood Is a New Angle on Minimalist Design

The Tokyoflash Kisai Night Vision Wood is one of the more unusual watches we’ve seen. That’s saying a lot when you think about all the unusual designs Tokyoflash offers! This watch looks like the company forgot to add the watch face and hands; it is an illusion, but telling time is just a button push …

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May 4, 2014 • News

Audrey Hepburn Is One Glamorous Google Doodle

Today, Audrey Hepburn would have been 85 years old; to commemorate, Google has released a doodle in her image. A gifted actress, international style icon, humanitarian, and one of the most beautiful women ever, Audrey’s life was cut short by appendiceal cancer at 63. What better way to celebrate her life than to do something kind for …

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April 28, 2014 • Rants and Raves

9 Reasons the Pebble Watch Will Still be the Best Smartwatch You Can Buy

  The title of this post is “9 Reasons the Pebble Watch Will Still be the Best Smartwatch You Can Buy”. I might have called it, “What every other smartwatch manufacturer is currently—and will probably continue—doing wrong”. Either way, this post is all about the Pebble watch and the smart moves that have, and continue, …

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April 24, 2014 • News

9 Reasons the Samsung Gear 2 is Google Glass Minus the Glasshole

Judie and I bought Google Glass a few months ago. We enjoyed taking pictures and shooting video with them, but post-CES 2014 we sold ours. The reason? Glass is fun and innovative, but it’s not ready for prime time. My Samsung Galaxy S5 and Gear 2 are. Yes, Gear is Google Glass without the glasshole. Here are …

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April 4, 2014 • Reviews

Leave Your Wallet at Home with the Beyzacases PocketBook for iPhone 5S

If you love the look, feel and smell of leather, want a way to protect your iPhone 5S, and want to leave your wallet at home, then the Beyzacases PocketBook for iPhone 5S may be for you. It holds up to 12 different cards, some cash, and a few others items inside while offering an …

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March 28, 2014 • Crowdfunding, Gear Bits

In a World of Sameness, Modify Watch Lets You Be Unique

We posted on the Modify Watch Mod-To-Order Kickstarter project the other day. We asked them to create a one-of-a-kind Gear Diary timepiece, and they were kind enough to do so. What do you think? The project has hit their funding goal, and you have less than a day to still get in on it. Click here …

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March 25, 2014 • Gear Bits

Watch the Tokyoflash Kisai Console Acetate LED Watch Light Up

Tokyoflash is back with another limited edition watches; the Kisai Console Acetate combines a brushed stainless steel case, a white acetate strap, a recessed black mineral crystal lens, and bright sub-surface LEDs. Its sci-fi control panel layout adds to the unusual look and feel of the $99 watch; it is available with either blue or …

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March 22, 2014 • Reviews

Phosphor Touch Time Is a “Smarter” Watch

Phosphor launched a line of watches using an E-Ink display some time ago. Now they have released their brand new Phosphor Touch Time. This new line used an LCD display, sports a touchscreen and “smartwatch-like” apps. No, this is not a smart watch, but it is a smarter watch. Lets take a look at this …

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March 9, 2014 • Crowdfunding

Create Your Own Watch Thanks to Modify Watches

Imagine if you could pick from one of more than thirty different watch band colors and then design your own watch face. That’s what the Mod-To-Order project on Kickstarter is all about. Modify Watches is looking for $50,000 to make it happen. Having received some early samples of the watch, I sure hope it is …

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March 6, 2014 • Gear Bits

Happy Hour Timepieces – A Beer Drinker’s Wingman

You suddenly realize your bottle opener is missing in action. You’ve recently spent several hundred dollars on new dental work, so opening a cold one with your teeth is not advisable. What to do? Three words. Happy Hour Timepiece. If you guessed bottle opener on the back of a watch strap – then move to …

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February 25, 2014 • Events

Samsung’s Gear 2 and Gear Fit Take Fitness Bands to a Whole New Level

I’ve tried the FitBit Flex, Nike Fuel, and Jawbone UP; while each fitness band had its positive points, there always seems to be something … lacking. At their event last night, Samsung introduced their Gear 2 and Gear Fit watches; one of these may be the all-in-one watch and fitness band combo I’ve been waiting for.

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February 13, 2014 • Reviews

The jimmyCASE iPhone 5S Case/Wallet Combo

Tired of using an iPhone case that looks like every other iPhone case? Check out the jimmyCASE. Looking for an iPhone case that can double as a minimalist wallet without trying too hard? Check out the jimmyCASE. Handmade in Los Angeles, the $39 case is also available for the iPhone 5C, iPhone 4S and Samsung …

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February 11, 2014 • Gear Bits

Tokyo Flash Kisai X Acetate Is a Timely Gift for Your Loved One

Love of your life love watches? They’ll love the Tokyo Flash Kisai X Acetate. This $139 watch serves up time and date, has a built-in alarm, and a custom designed animation that illuminates the display. Available with blue, red or green LEDs, the watch has stainless steel detail and a smoked mineral crystal lens. Click …

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