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June 20, 2016 • Reviews

Ilumi LED Smartbulb Boasts Impressive Feature Set, Performance Disappoints

The ilumi smartbulb brings a ton of features to a previously “dumb” appliance. Unscrew your boring old light bulb and screw in the ilumi smartbulb and you’ll get a highly efficient, color changing, music sync’d, presence detecting light bulb that can be controlled by your smartphone via Bluetooth connectivity. You can get yourself an ilumi …

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June 14, 2016 • Reviews

The TruMedic InstaShiatsu+ Neck & Back Massager with Heat: Perfect for Dad

I tend to hunch while typing; it’s completely unconscious and unintentional, but it results in me bunching my neck and shoulder muscles to the point of pain. I love the idea of a massager that I can passively operate on my own — without having someone else hold it, or without having to angle and …

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June 11, 2016 • Editorials

Welcome Home; Now That’s Smart

Raina and I closed on our new home last month. It is on a lovely street with gorgeous, architectural homes. Ours is not one of them. No, we bought a cute, and fairly non-descript split level. We love it and, along with a traditional renovation, we are updating the technology; here’s what is going into …

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June 8, 2016 • News

Husqvarna Automower 450X Installation Video as Part of the Automower First Program

Earlier this year, Husqvarna USA ran an online contest called Automower First. Thousands of Americans entered, hoping to get the opportunity to test a Husqvarna Automower and post reviews on social media about their Automower throughout the summer. I was lucky enough to be one of about 40 Americans to be chosen by Husqvarna to …

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May 27, 2016 • Reviews

DarbeeVision DVP-5000S: See What You’ve Been Missing on Your Hi-Def TV

Kev and I have a 2009 model 65″ Vizio TV; it’s not smart, and it’s not fancy in any way, but we like the picture size and most of the time we feel that everything we view on that television looks just “fine”. After attaching the DarbeeVision DVP-5000S, I now know that our display wasn’t …

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May 24, 2016 • Reviews

Libratone ZIPP, Is It Worth the Extra $50 Over the ZIPP MINI?

We recently took a look at the new Libratone ZIPP MINI. I was impressed with the design, the features and, especially, the sound. The ZIPP MINI is, as the name suggests, the smaller version of the Libratone ZIPP. That begs the question, what do you get for the extra $50 you’ll pay for the regular …

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May 22, 2016 • Reviews

The Nox Smart Sleep System Holistically Monitors and Improves Your Sleep

The Nox Smart Sleep System combines the Nox, a smart sleep light; RestOn, a non-wearable sleep sensor; and the Sleepace mobile application to monitor, track, and improve your sleep. The Nox will provide soft sleep-inducing light and sound while you are falling asleep, the RestOn will monitor your sleep, and the Nox will wake you naturally …

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May 20, 2016 • Health and Fitness, News

Get a Closer Look at How You’re Brushing Your Teeth with Prophix

We could all take a bit more care of our teeth, but wouldn’t you like the ability to actually see HOW well you are cleaning the inside of your mouth, especially in those hard to reach places? You are in luck.

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May 19, 2016 • Reviews

Netgear’s Arlo Wire-Free Home Security System Is Almost Flawless

One thing that frustrates a lot of people about home security systems is the fact that many still need to be plugged into a physical outlet in order to actually work, at all times. This could be troublesome if you don’t have a furniture to hide the cables, or if you’re outlets are already full.

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May 13, 2016 • News

Breathe Cleaner Air in Your Home with the Emerald Air

If you’d like to get a better understanding of the elements within your home that you can’t see with the naked eye, you should be checking out the Emerald Air System. Sponsored by an Indiegogo campaign, the Emerald Air is the first air purifying system that monitors your home for the little things such as …

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May 13, 2016 • Reviews

Neato’s Botvac Connected Is Everything You Want from a Vacuum, Without the Cords

If you have an extra $499.99 laying around, and might be in the market for a robotic vacuum that you can get to do your chores for you, the Neato Botvac Connected is the top tier option for you! Neato sent us over a unit to use, and it’s been my personal maid ever since. Neato Robotics has become one …

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May 11, 2016 • News

Smanos Brings Home Security to Your Wrist with the Apple Watch App

If you’re read our review of our Smanos W020i Wifi Alarm System, you know that Smanos is a one of my favorite brands when it comes to home security. The popular DIY security company actually announced today that their L020, W100, and W020 mobile apps are now compatible with the Apple Watch.

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May 10, 2016 • Reviews

The Dyson Pure Cool Link Tower: A Smarter Fan for Allergy Sufferers?

I have a smart scale, a sleep system, and a temperature monitoring system in my home that can each tell me about the air quality in the rooms in which they are installed. But until I was sent the Dyson Pure Cool Link Tower, I didn’t have an appliance that could tell me about air quality …

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May 9, 2016 • Reviews

Libratone ZIPP MINI Is a Great-Sounding Reboot of One of My Favorite Speakers

The Libratone ZIPP was one of my all-time favorite speakers. It looked great, sounded amazing, and let you customize the look with exchangeable covers. With portable AirPlay it was as close to the perfect speaker for an iOS-user as you could find. Now Libratone has rebooted the ZIPP and they are offering the smaller, and …

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May 8, 2016 • Reviews

Quip Looks to Improve Our Tooth Brushing Habits Through Simplified Design

Quip is a company with a plan to help us form better tooth brushing habits using holistic design rather than gimmicks. They’ve designed a simple electric toothbrush they hope will help promote dentist-recommended habits, without any bells and whistles.

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May 7, 2016 • Reviews

Save Space in Your Kitchen And In Your Trash Bin With Joseph Joseph’s IntelligentWaste Totem 60

Let’s face it, most of us are disposing of our trash completely wrong. Some of us decide to separate our trash from our recycling, which honestly ends up doing more harm than good in terms of clutter. But what if we just want an all-in-1 system in one place? I think I’ve found that solution. …

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May 5, 2016 • News

Leesa and ArtLifting Team Up to Offer Limited Edition Mattress for a Good Cause

In a very innovative partnership, Leesa, one of the first and leading online mattress companies, has partnered with ArtLifting, an online marketplace that allows disabled, homeless, and other disadvantaged artists to sell their artwork.  Together, the two have launched a retail storefront in SoHo, NYC called The Leesa Dream Gallery, a combined mattress store and …

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May 5, 2016 • News

Vimtag Looks to Take on Nest Head-On with Their Home Monitoring Kit

Your home can never really be too secure, and it seems like the smart home market doesn’t ever get enough of home monitoring cameras with such brands as the Nest. But there is actually a product that recently launched with features promising to be better than the competition.

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May 3, 2016 • Deals

Gear Diary’s Review of the Eve Mattress Featured on Their Site: Check It Out and Save!

We recently reviewed the Eve Mattress. A British company fast making inroads into the US market, the mattress is remarkably comfortable and priced amazingly well. Better yet, Eve Mattress has agreed to offer Gear Diary readers a special discount for the next two weeks! That’s right, you can save an EXTRA $100 on a great …

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April 29, 2016 • Sponsored

HP Pavilion 12 x2: Accomplish More for Less with Four Modes, a Full HD+ Display, and a Full-Size Keyboard

This is a sponsored post; all opinions are mine. Dan was telling me about taking five of his graduating seniors out to dinner the other night. Of course, they talked about the gear they needed for college; key among the items they’ll bring is a computer. I suggested he have them look at the HP Pavilion …

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April 28, 2016 • Reviews

ZVOX Soundbar.SB400 : Options Make This the Perfect All-In-One Home Theater Audio System

One of the great things about a big speaker box under your television along with a subwoofer in the back of the room is that you get big, expansive, booming sound. But is it possible to get that same sound without sacrificing so much space? The answer is YES with the ZVOX Soundbar.SB400.

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