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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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April 24, 2016 • Reviews

Raumfeld Stereo M Bookshelf Speakers: For Those Who Love to Rock!

There’s a new player in the high-end U.S. home audio market and they’re gonna blow you away. Raumfeld’s initial stateside offerings are impressive. We’ll be looking at three of their products in this series of reviews. First up are the oh so impressive Raumfeld Stereo M Bookshelf Speakers. These speakers get seriously loud and sound …

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April 24, 2016 • Reviews

The Uuni 2S Is a Wonderful Wood-Burning Pizza Oven for the Outdoors

If you’re a home chef who loves making your own pizza, the Uuni 2S wood-fired oven should be #1 on your shopping list. It’s an outdoor pizza oven made of stainless steel with a stone baking board to give you a crispy crust. It uses wood pellets for fuel and can get up to 900°F; …

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April 23, 2016 • News

Monitor Your Home with the Ring Video Doorbell App for Mac

If you’ve got a Ring Video Doorbell installed, then you already know how convenient it is to monitor your visitors from your Android or iOS device. Now you can get that same convenience from your Mac.

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April 14, 2016 • Deals

R2-D2 Architectural Desk Lamp

This lamp doesn’t do the sound effects but just the sight of a mini R2-D2 on your desk is sure to pull in admiring stares from officemates!

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April 13, 2016 • Reviews

The Canary is a Home Security Camera That Will Capture Everything In Its Lenses

Over the past month, I’ve had the pleasure of reviewing the Canary Smart Home Security Device and camera, and if you’re looking for an awesome smart home product that will not only let you see what’s going on in your home when you’re not there, but also track the elements in the environment you place …

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April 13, 2016 • News

Keep a BIG-i on Your Home with This Personal AI Robot

One of the cooler gadgets that have been announced recently is the NXROBO BIG-i, which is a personal robot that actually gets to know its users. Think of it as your own personal Sonny from iRobot, without the bad CGI.

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April 8, 2016 • Reviews

PeTreaT PetPal WiFi Automatic Pet Feeder: Automate Your Pet’s Feedings and Have Fun While Doing It

I never thought that an automatic pet feeder would be something I’d want or enjoy using, but during the review process for the PeTreaT PetPal WiFi Automatic Pet Feeder, I’ve learned how convenient and fun having one can be. Of course, there are other less expensive automatic pet feeders available, but this one is a gadget-loving pet …

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March 28, 2016 • Reviews

Litter-Robot Open Air Review: Automate the One job That Makes Owning a Cat No Fun

If you’ve got an indoor cat, then you’ve got a litter box of some kind. If you’ve got a conventional litter box, then you know all about the bending, scooping, and discarding of clumped feces and urine that is a necessary evil of cat ownership. There is a better way, and that way is the …

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March 23, 2016 • News

Nest Now Sends a Photo with Your Nest Cam Email Alert

I have a Nest Cam setup in my living room which notifies me every time something moves or makes a sound. I love it and even though at $199 it’s not the least expensive camera you’ll find, I do like that it displays an image within my Nest app alongside my thermostats and Nest Protect.

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March 16, 2016 • Reviews

Avea Flare Smarter Light Is Beautiful and Movable

I’ve become enamored of smart lighting recently and have been playing around with a few brands. Elgato, who just recently rolled out their Eve smart home accessories, also offers a line of smarter lights. These aren’t part of the Eve system but they are impressive. I was sent the $99.95 egg-shaped Avea Flare for review.

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March 15, 2016 • Reviews

HP OfficeJet 4650 MultiFunction Printer with HP Instant Ink Review

I’ve been intrigued by HP’s new line of connected printers that anticipate when you’ll need ink refills — and they send them to you before you run out! The service is called HP Instant Ink, and to try it I was sent the new HP OfficeJet 4650 MultiFunction Printer.

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March 14, 2016 • Reviews

Withings Smart Body Analyzer Wi-Fi Scale and Health Tracker: Stay on Top of Your Weight Loss

Over the past couple of years, I had managed to gain some very unwanted pounds rather rapidly. I thought at first that my weight gain was hormonal, or perhaps I had a thyroid problem. I was running and walking long distances regularly, and I was (sporadically) writing down what I ate, but I wasn’t seeing …

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