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January 22, 2016 • Reviews

The Ventev Desktop Charginghub s500 Is Ready for All Your Charging Needs

Many of us now have a phone or two, a tablet, smartwatch and other devices that need to get charged on a daily basis. Sure, you can use a straight powerstrip, but that gets cumbersome. Ventev has a fantastic solution, the $59.99 desktop charginghub s500, that now has a permanent place on the night table …

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January 21, 2016 • News

SureCall EZ 4G 5-Band Cellular Signal Booster for Home Gives Your Signal a Boost!

I spent ten years living in a relatively rural area of New Jersey. Cell reception was terrible. Even now I find that I often have just a bar or two when in my new apartment. That’s where the SureCall EZ 4G 5-Band Cellular Signal Booster enters. It sets up in seconds and makes weak signals …

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January 13, 2016 • Reviews

Kristall Liquid Screen Protection for Small Devices Is Clear, Invisible Safety for Your Smartphone Screen

There’s no question the screen is the most vulnerable part of your smartphone. Gorilla Glass helps but if you really want to protect your phone you need something more. Usually, I turn to glass screen protectors, but the nanotechnology of the Kristall Liquid Screen Protection has me rethinking that. You can’t see the protection but …

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January 6, 2016 • News

The BrydgePro Keyboard Makes your iPad Pro Look Like a Macbook Pro

At CES 2016, Gear Diary got a sneak peak at Brydge’s new clam shell-shaped Bluetooth keyboard for the iPad Pro, fittingly named the BrydgePro. The BrydgePro keyboard borrows much of its design aesthetic from Apple’s Macbook keyboard, even including backlit keys. The BrydgePro is now available for pre-order for $189, expected to ship in April.

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January 5, 2016 • Reviews

Blue Lola Sealed Over-Ear High Fidelity Headphones: Experience Music the Way It Was Meant to Be Heard

Last year Dan and I took a look at the Blue Mo-Fi Headphones, and to this day, they are still among my favorites. At $349, the Mo-Fi might be a bit out of grasp for the casual audiophile, though. If you don’t necessarily need the built-in amplifier the Mo-Fi sports, then you should consider the …

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January 4, 2016 • Reviews

Lander Neve Lighting to USB Cable + Travel Case: Handy for More Than One Reason

If you got an iPhone or iPad over the holidays, you’ll soon need more than the original cable that came in your box. Why? Because those flimsy white cables are notorious for fraying and falling apart. When you’re ready to buy a more substantial cable, take a look at the new Lander Neve.

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January 3, 2016 • Reviews

The Just Mobile AluPlug Is Fancier Than Most USB Wall Chargers

In the grand scheme of things, USB wall chargers probably don’t rate too highly on your list of “things that should be pretty”, but it’s nice when one comes along that not only looks good, it also does a fab job of quickly charging your USB powered gear; that’s the Just Mobile AluPlug.

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December 30, 2015 • Reviews

Have the Storage You NEED on the Go with the Leef iAccess!

Earlier this year, you might have taken a look at Michael’s review of the iBRIDGE product by Leef. A great product, Leef decided to follow it up with their latest innovation to please users that might have wanted a bit more from their external storage. The iAccess iOS microSD reader Port by Leef is a …

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December 26, 2015 • Reviews

The Nomad PowerPlant American Walnut 12,000mAh Battery Is a Natural Beauty

As long as manufacturers are making devices with batteries, we’ll need extended batteries; and as long as manufacturers are making extended battery packs, we’ll be covering them. It takes a little something extra to pique my interest in a battery anymore (yes, I’m slightly jaded), but the Nomad PowerPlant in American walnut 12,000mAh battery did …

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December 8, 2015 • Reviews

IK Multimedia iRig Mic Lav Makes Mobile Recording Easy and Clear

In just a few weeks Judie, Greg, and I will be headed to Las Vegas for CES 2016. Last year Judie and I did more video interviews than ever before, and we’re going to do even more this coming year. The IK Multimedia Lav mic is going to be a huge part of our interview …

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December 6, 2015 • Reviews

The Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Wireless Speaker: A Beautiful Beast

I’ve been intrigued by the Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin speakers since Doug reviewed the Zeppelin back in 2008, followed by Dan’s Zeppelin Air review in 2011. Now it’s 2015, and B&W has released their most refined Zeppelin yet, the Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Wireless Speaker, and now it is my turn to see what all of the fuss is …

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December 5, 2015 • Reviews

Running Out of Space On Your iPhone? Get the iAccess by Leef!

Earlier this year, you might have taken a look at Michael’s review of the iBRIDGE by Leef. A great product, Leef decided to follow it up with their latest innovation to please users that might have wanted a bit more from their external storage.  

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December 2, 2015 • Reviews

Bluelounge Mika Universal Table Stand Makes a Great Gift!

The Bluelounge Mika Universal Table Stand is simplicity at its best. The stand is universal so it works with most every tablet and many light, thin laptops. It is, as the company notes, “simple and timeless, it can be used for the device you carry today, and tomorrow. And at $29.95, the Mika makes a …

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December 1, 2015 • News

ZAGG Power Amp 3 Portable Charger and Flashlight Is Small But Powerful

I recently reviewed the ZAGG Power Amp 12 Portable Charger and Flashlight. It is big, powerful, and charges your phone up to four times. Its a great option if you need serious power. If you want something smaller and easier to carry the $29.99 ZAGG Power Amp 3 Portable Charger and Flashlight is a great …

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November 30, 2015 • News

ZAGG Power Amp 12 Portable Charger and Flashlight Keeps Your Phone Going

With CES 2016 on the way thoughts turn to external batteries. Truth is, Judie and I have discovered that we can never have too many of them as we run from meeting to meeting. The new ZAGG Power Amp 12 Portable Charger and Flashlight is a great option that will charge an iPhone four times …

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November 24, 2015 • Reviews

Get Rid of That Netbook, and Get Yourself a Kangaroo Mobile PC!

These days I try to keep it as minimalistic as possible, and even as an avid Mac user there are certain instances where I NEED to use Windows, and I think I might have found the perfect solution, all for under $100 dollars.

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November 17, 2015 • Reviews

IK Multimedia iKlip Studio is a Tablet Stand for On the Go

The IK Multimedia iKlip Studio is, “A sturdy, adjustable stand for iPad and iPad mini” and it works well. Priced under $30, it creates a stable base for your tablet whether you are a musician or simply want your tablet at a stable, easy-to-read angle. It folds flat, is easy to transport, easy to use, …

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November 17, 2015 • Reviews

Get Charged up at Night with the Griffin WatchStand Powered Charging Station!

When I purchased my Apple Watch I knew I wanted a dock for it. After all, I don’t want to leave my watch simply sitting on my table charging each night. That, however, meant an additional device charger on my table. The Griffin WatchStand allows me to charge both my phone and a second device at …

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November 13, 2015 • News

IK Multimedia iRig Acoustic Reinvents Guitar Miking for Mobile

The IK Multimedia iRig Acoustic is something totally new and hugely innovative. As the company notes it, “Reinvents Guitar Miking for Mobile” and does so in a smart, innovative way that musicians are going to love. It is the first acoustic guitar mobile microphone/interface for use with iOS devices, Macs and Androids too! It is …

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November 12, 2015 • Reviews

Cheero’s Power Plus 3 Is Small with HUGE Battery Life

I had the opportunity to review Cheero’s Power Plus 3 backup battery pack. The 13400mAh battery is small and round and although it has the same qualities as the Ingress I reviewed a few months ago, it packs a bit more in its frame, because it’s not the size of the boat…

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November 6, 2015 • Editorials

Livescribe Acquired for $15 Million-End of the SmartPen Era?

Back in 2007, Livescribe introduced a product that bridged the analog and digital worlds-you use a physical pen and real paper, but everything you do is digitized and stored to be searchable and categorized. It was awesome, and just got better-in 2014 Dan reviewed the Livescribe 3, which I continue to love.

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