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November 24, 2014 • Reviews

Shure SRH145 Portable Headphones Review – Shure Quality On-the-Go

Shure’s SRH145 Portable Headphones are a very nice offer into the collapsible headphone arena. The sound quality is very good and the headphones are totally attractive. I took them on a business trip to Chicago with me and was able to truly test how portable these cans are. Shure’s SRH145 Portable Headphones retail for $39.00.

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November 3, 2014 • News

No More SIM Swapping with KnowRoaming!

If you travel internationally, then you know that one of the best tricks is to buy a local SIM and swap it out with your home SIM in your unlocked smartphone; then you can enjoy data and local calls at a reasonable rate. Buying a local SIM and making the swap can be a hassle; that’s where KnowRoaming comes in. …

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November 2, 2014 • Reviews

The Brinell Private Cloud Device Is the German Swiss Army Knife of Travel

The sophisticated design of the brinell Private Cloud makes it the perfect travel companion for business trips. This private cloud creates a private WiFi network that allows you to share data wirelessly via the detachable large capacity USB stick. It also provides a mobile recharging station while on the go. It’s available in many styles …

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October 26, 2014 • Reviews, Travel, Yum Log

Travel with the VinniBag, and Get Your Wine Home Intact!

It never fails: I travel somewhere that is known for its wine, and I find myself with a bottle to bring home. Packing the bottle safely can be tricky, though. I’ve had bottles break that were inside the bubble wrap bags that some wine stores sell, but I think I have found a solution in the …

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October 22, 2014 • Reviews

Genius DVR-FHD568 Dash Cam Review – A Solid Budget Option

The Genius DVR-FHD568 is the new dash cam powerhouse on the market today. This high-def vehicle recorder can record up to 1080p resolution with a 140-degree lens and crisp 2.4” LCD screen on the back. This dash cam also has a built-in G sensor, which detects a crash and will protect that specific video file. …

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October 15, 2014 • Outdoors, Reviews, Travel

Altego Lunar Mirror Messenger Bag Totes the Load

When selecting a messenger bag, especially to actually use on a bicycle like they were originally intended for, balance is everything. It’s important to maintain a proper balance between being big enough to hold your stuff and not too bulky to ride with. And the actual balance of the payload is critical. The Altego Lunar …

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October 15, 2014 • Gear Bits, Travel, Yum Log

The Timbuk2 x Blue Bottle Travel Kit: Serious Coffee Drinkers Rejoice

Are you someone who takes your morning coffee very seriously? Do you turn up your nose at Starbucks and other national chains usually found in hotel lobbies, considering them to be wannabe posers? Then you might be the connoisseur that Timbuk 2 had in mind when they collaborates with Blue Bottle to make this $179 …

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October 11, 2014 • Reviews, Travel

Lumsing 5 Port USB Travel Charger Review

Can you ever have too many USB ports available? That’s a silly question; of course you can’t, and that applies whether you are at home, at work, or traveling. So here’s something that’ll help take some of the burden off of your laptop’s ports, allowing you to travel with just one power source: the Lumsing 5 Port USB Travel …

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September 29, 2014 • Reviews

HD Black Box Car DVR Review – A Nice Dashcam on a Budget

The HD Black Box Car DVR is a nifty little dashcam that’s a great budget pick for those looking for good quality video recording at a budget-friendly price.  It comes with a suction cup mount and cigarette lighter adapter for easy installation.  You can order your 1080P HD Black Box Car DVR today for around $79.95.

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August 19, 2014 • News

Traveling with the Chromecast or Any Other Set-Top Box

Two weeks ago, I went on another business trip.  Since I had just bought the Chromecast, I thought I would take it with me to have something to watch in my down time. While I was able to get it to work, it wasn’t the easiest thing to do, so that might be enough to make …

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August 17, 2014 • Reviews

HooToo TripMate Elite Is the Traveler’s Best Friend

The HooToo TripMate Elite 4-in-1 device is a personal cloud, travel router, external battery pack, and dual USB AC charger all in one. The versatile TripMate Elite can be used on an airplane, in your hotel room, in the airport, or even in the car or train. It’s the perfect travel companion. The TripMate Elite’s price is …

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August 13, 2014 • News

Pelican ProGear Elite Luggage Is Tough for People On the Go

The new Pelican ProGear Elite Luggage Carry-on, Weekender and Vacationer Luggage is a new line of luggage for people on the go who need great protection and organization while they travel. This new hard-shell luggage line is lightweight, watertight and crush-proof.

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July 19, 2014 • Reviews

Sony Digital Noise Canceling Headset MDR-NC31EM Review

I tend to avoid device-specific accessories these days. My reasoning is simple. You see, I find myself changing my phone and tablet frequently, and I want accessories that will outlast any specific device. The Sony Digital Noise Canceling Headset MDR-NC31EM is an exception. They are specifically designed for the Sony Zperia Z2 phone and tablet, …

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July 5, 2014 • Reviews

Think Tank Photo Airport Roller Derby Is Good For Pros and the Rest of Us

The Think Tank Photo Airport Roller Derby is designed for use by professional photographers who need to carry and protect a significant collection of gear. Thing is, the excellent AND flexible design of this bag makes it a good option for pretty much anyone who travels a lot. At just under $390 it is pricey, …

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June 2, 2014 • Gear Bits

LACU Video Chat Interpreter App Is Perfect for the World Traveler

Have you ever found yourself in a foreign land with no way to communicate with the people around you? LACU is an app that directly connects you to a live interpreter via video chat who can instantly help you get your message across. LACU has free and paid options and can be downloaded for free …

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May 22, 2014 • Reviews, Travel

The Calypso Crystal Calypso Tag Review: Travel in Sync

You have a luggage tag on your carry-on or your checked luggage, right? But can your luggage tag attract attention because it’s so brightly colored, tell you when your bag is nearby, alert you when it has been moved away, tell you where it last was, or tell you the temperature? Because of the Calypso Crystal Calypso …

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May 13, 2014 • Gear Bits, News

The Waterfield Outback Duffel Bag Is Ready to Go

Our friends at Waterfield have been on a roll lately and have announced a slew of new products. Now they are getting into the duffel bag business with their brand new Outback Duffel Bag; available in nylon or waxed canvas, it looks fantastic. The Waterfield Outback Duffel Bag offers enough customization to meet everyone’s needs …

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May 10, 2014 • Reviews

Dual SIM VeryKool s470 Black Pearl Android Phone – Great for Travel

Do you occasionally travel overseas? Is your mobile phone US carrier locked? Do you want to save money while you travel by using a local SIM, but you also need to stay connected with your local number? What if you just want to buy an unlocked smartphone for under $250? These are all good reasons to get the …

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March 27, 2014 • News

Music to Go with Waterfield Designs CitySlicker for Jawbone Mini Jambox

Small speakers like the Jawbone mini Jambox are designed to be taken along on your daily journeys. Protecting the speaker and carrying a few key accessories is important and our friends at Waterfield designs have a stylish new way for you to do just that. The Waterfield Designs CitySlicker for Jawbone Mini Jambox comes in …

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March 17, 2014 • News, Travel, Yum Log

VinGarde Valise Wine Suitcase Gets Bottles There Intact

A press release recently came across the Gear Diary email transom announcing a new wine suitcase from Wineline that they call the VinGarde Valise. This prompted a discussion among our editors about who would possibly ever need a suitcase for their beverages. As usual, I had a real-life anecdote about something I did while traveling …

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March 15, 2014 • Reviews

Poldera X4000 Portable Power Bank & Wall Charger is a Powerful Accessory

The Poldera X4000 is a portable power bank and wall charger that packs an impressive 4000 mAh battery capacity.  It’s key features include foldable AC prongs for wall charging, dual 2.1a and 1.0a USB output, and a 1.0a Micro USB-in port for charging when a wall outlet is not available.  The Poldera X4000 can be …

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