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October 20, 2016 • Reviews

Cube-tastic!: Challenge Your Mind and Enhance Your Memory with This 3-D Puzzle Cube

Remember when the Rubik’s Cube took America by storm? In the early 80s, it was impossible to go anywhere without seeing someone twisting a colorful cube as they tried to match the colors back up on each side. Putao has introduced Cube-tastic!, an updated 3-D puzzle cube that takes the idea behind the Rubik’s cube to …

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October 18, 2016 • Crowdfunding

Jackery Power Pro Portable Energy Hub on Kickstarter: Ready for Your Next Outdoor Adventure

I’ve reviewed several Jackery devices in the past; they have been excellently made, and I am still using them. Jackery has a Kickstarter campaign going on now for their most ambitious device yet — the Jackery Power Pro, a 578Wh Solar Ready Outdoor Generator.

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October 18, 2016 • Health and Fitness, News

The Misfit Phase Hybrid Smartwatch: Classically Inspired Fitness Tracking

I’ve been wearing a Misfit Ray, and while it’s one of the prettiest and useful fitness trackers I’ve worn, I still wear a watch because I’m old-fashioned and like to wear one. With the introduction of the Misfit Phase Hybrid Smartwatch, I can have a fashionable analog watch combined with the Misfit technology I’ve come …

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October 18, 2016 • Health and Fitness, News, Reviews

Finally a Good Night’s Sleep with the Leesa Mattress!

Over the past thirty nights I’ve had the pleasure of laying down on the Leesa Mattress and honestly, it’s been a pleasure to have such luxury beneath me.

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October 16, 2016 • Health and Fitness, Reviews

PAX Era: The On-Demand Slim Extract Vaporizer Ready for Medical Use

If you live in the state of California, and if you have a prescription for medical marijuana, there is a new product that you should pay attention to — the PAX Era Extract Vaporizer. when used with Bloom Farms extract pods, this on-demand vaporizer makes administering your prescription as simple as taking a puff.

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October 15, 2016 • Sponsored

Take the Spray Nine Challenge #Sponsored

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Spray Nine. All opinions are 100% mine. My first experience using Spray Nine Cleaner saw the product saving a pool float from the trash. So I decided to let it help prep my leased car for its return to the dealer. As with the float, …

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October 14, 2016 • Reviews

Decluttr Turned My Crap into (a Little Bit of) Cash!

We’ve lived in our house for 3 1/2 years, so we figured it was high time we dealt with all the miscellaneous boxes that landed in our attic. Old clothes, baby items we don’t use anymore, the soundtrack to the TV show “Charmed”, and many other random items were all living up there. We made …

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October 12, 2016 • Reviews

Never Get out of Bed to Turn off the Lights with Switchmate’s Smart Light Switch

In attempts to “smarten” up my home, I’ve installed cameras for added security — along with a host of new gadgets — but one thing that I was intrigued about was smart home lighting. And then I received the Switchmate Smart Light Switch, and I love it. You may have seen a few “smart lamps …

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October 11, 2016 • Reviews

Introducing Tile’s Latest Product: The Tile Mate

If you have a habit of losing things, such as your keys, phone, purse… or anything for that matter, you might need Tile’s latest innovation that doesn’t forget even when you do.

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October 10, 2016 • Reviews

The Home8 Twist HD Camera Review: Night Mode and 180º Viewing

Monitoring your home when you are away is something that can end up being very costly. If you have small children or a pet, you may want to monitor them while you are gone and there is a home security camera called the Home8 Twist HD Camera that you should check out.

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October 8, 2016 • Reviews

Rid Yourself of the Bulky Wallet with the slimJimmy Wallet

If you remember my review last year of the jimmyCASE for the iPhone and are in the market for a new wallet, then you might want to check out the slimJIMMY by jimmyCASE.

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October 7, 2016 • Health and Fitness, Reviews

Withings Pulse Ox: Track, Monitor, Sync, and Stay Healthy

The Withings Pulse Ox caught my eye because it not only measures and monitors steps, distance walked, sleep, elevation climbed, and calories, but it also measures your heart rate and blood oxygen level.

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October 6, 2016 • News

Polar Announces the New M200 Running and Activity Tracking Watch

The wearables market is becoming as crowded as the starting line at the NYC Marathon, with devices of every price and feature set floating around. Want a heart rate monitor? Need a color screen? A personal coach? Maybe just your steps?

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October 6, 2016 • Reviews

Nomad’s Leather Wallets Charge Your Phone While Carrying Your Cards

Over the past few weeks, I’ve had the opportunity to check out Nomad’s Horween Leather Collection Lightning Wallet for iPhones, and it has saved me on more than one occasion!

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October 6, 2016 • News

A New Inexpensive Competitor in the Toothbrush Market Is Now Available

One thing that you should always be taking care of is your teeth, and there is a new product that just launched that hopes to be sitting on your bathroom sink very soon.

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October 6, 2016 • News

HTC’s Viveport Brings New Life to the Virtual Reality Market

If you currently own HTC’s Vive’s VR headset, you’ll be happy to know that the popular company has finally announced their HTC Viveport app store for all Vive-compatible gear and gadgets.

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September 30, 2016 • Sponsored

Spray Nine Cleans up Summer’s End #sponsored

This post brought to you by Spray Nine. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Gear Diary. Summer is definitely over; the pool is getting closed. The lawn furniture is going into the garage. And the pool floats… well, the pool floats are looking pretty ratty. They are so bad that we were …

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September 28, 2016 • News

Click and Grow Wall Farm and Wall Farm Mini: The Future of Farming?

I love my Click and Grow Herb Garden so much that I have two of them; one grows flowers and the other grows edibles. With the success that the company’s had with their table-top sized products, it’s no surprise to me that they have taken their calling to the next level by creating the Click and …

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September 24, 2016 • Reviews

Satechi Type-C Multiport Adapter: Slim, Multi-Featured, and Extremely Handy

The MacBook is one of the most capable (and portable) laptops I’ve ever used, but getting acclimated to its single Type-C port has been an adjustment. Products like the Satechi Type-C Multiport Adapter are making the transition much easier.

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September 23, 2016 • News

With the Robo C2 and R2 3D Printers, the Robolution Has Begun

I’m finishing a review of  an amazing Robo 3D printer, an impressive device and I’m having fun. The company just announced two new additions to their product line, the Robo C2 and Robo R2 smart 3D printers. With Wi-Fi and a new Robo app, they make 3D printing smarter, faster and more convenient.

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September 22, 2016 • Rants and Raves

The Onee Is a Terrible Solution to a Serious Problem

Look, it’s an unfortunate reality that the world can be quite unsafe. If you’re a woman out in a situation where you’re drinking, you need to worry about drugs in your drinks, assaults from your Uber driver, and what seems like a million other threats.

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