April 2021

The Invoxia Cellular GPS Tracker Makes Tracking Valuables Easy

The Invoxia Cellular GPS Tracker is a standalone GPS tracker for anything from cars and motorcycles to bags, valuables, and even people. Invoxia’s tracker is “one of the first trackers to be compatible with the LTE-M update of 4G cellular networks” and is usable anywhere across the United States through 4G networks that support LTE-M.


WESN Samla on Kickstarter: A Friction Folding Knife That’s Both Beautiful and Useful!

Small knives are arguably the most useful pocket item you can have. They can do everything from slicing up an apple to whittling little figurines or cutting you loose if you get stuck in some vines. Admittedly, of these, slicing the apple is probably (hopefully) most likely what you’d need a small knife for, but we don’t judge here at Gear Diary. Go ahead and whittle to your heart’s content. In any case, if you need or want a new knife for everyday carry, check out the WESN Samla; it’s now live on Kickstarter!






The DJI Air 2S Looks Like a Serious Upgrade for Hobbyists

If you’re ready to upgrade to a drone with serious features for a reasonable price, the DJI Air 2S looks like a worthy contender. It’s portable, smart, has a flight time of 31 minutes (with no wind), and a max flight distance of ~11.5 miles with a video transmission range of ~7.5 miles.


Anker Nebula Capsule II Star Wars R2-D2 Limited Edition Smart Mini Projector Is the Pint-Sized Movie Theater You Never Knew You Needed

Inspired by Star Wars, Anker has announced that their Nebula Capsule II Star Wars R2-D2 Limited Edition Smart Mini Projector is now available for purchase. With only 1000 units available for sale, the Capsule II Star Wars projector may share similar specs to Nebula’s stock model, but there are two distinct differences. First, it will have a limited edition design resembling R2D2 — one of the most iconic characters in the Star Wars saga. And second, the start-up sound for this Capsule II will sound like R2-D2 as well. 


This Video Tour of the $500M The One Mega-Mansion Will Blow Your Mind

After watching a video tour of The One mega-mansion, a soon-to-be complete 105,000+ square foot “home” reportedly valued at $500 million located in Bel Air, I was literally blown away by the sheer size and total excess of it all. If you’ve ever wondered what it might be like to live in a home that could double as a high-end hotel — complete with a full-size nightclub, insane LA views, and enough space to easily host a couple thousand (or more) of your closest friends post-pandemic, you’ll enjoy this insanity.



Gear Diary’s 2021 Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Mother’s Day is May 9th, and it is coming up sooner than you think! If you’ve been racking your brain for some great gifts that think outside of the jewelry, flowers, and candy box, we’ve got you covered. Whether you need to stick to a budget or the sky’s the limit, there is something for everyone in our 2021 Mother’s Day Gift Guide. Be sure to check out the awesome giveaway at the end!


The April 20th Apple Event Effectively Introduces the NEW Apple

When Apple released the M1 processor, they first brought it to the Mac Mini, the MacBook Air, and the MacBook Pro. We knew this was just the first step in a new era of Apple computing. At today’s event, they introduced new products, including a new iMac and new iPad Pros. They, too, have the M1 processor, which effectively ushers in a new era for Apple and computing.



JBL Charge 5 Review: Delivers Next-Level Sound Anywhere, Anytime

JBL’s portable Bluetooth speakers have always been impressive, and each successive model has gotten better and better. The JBL Charge 5, the latest generation of their wildly popular portable speaker with a powerbank, is their best portable speaker yet. It blasts music, recharges phones, and it’s ready to hit the beach, the mountains, or your next backyard barbecue.


Lutron Caseta Outdoor Smart Plug Makes Your Outdoor Lights Smart

So many of the things in your home are smart, but wouldn’t it be cool if the exterior of your home was smart, too? Imagine if you could control your backyard landscaping lights, the lights you have hanging under your patio, your pond, holiday inflatables, up to 1000′ of holiday lights, or other outdoor items with Alexa, Google Assistant, or Apple Homekit. With the new Lutron Caseta Outdoor Smart Plug, you can.



Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 4G Review: Thin and Light and in Many Ways Just Right

It’s easy to get enamored by all of the flagship phones being released by phone makers, but what if you don’t necessarily need (or want) something with 5G, the fastest processor, or a $1000 price tag but still want a great camera? You have options! And one of them is the Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 4G. This phone packs many features in its thin and light body, and it sells for around $300 — not that you’d ever be able to tell, just looking at it.


Incipio Organicore Cases Save Your Phone and the Earth!

I recently started cleaning out a junk drawer, and I’ll admit, I was pretty ashamed of how many old phone cases I had squirreled away. I can’t tell you where some of those phones are, but if you need a case for a 6-year-old Motorola phone…you should have asked me last week before I tossed a bunch of junk. All joking aside, the reality is that our gadgets have a pretty big ecological footprint. It’s possible to protect your phone and ease your environmental guilt all at once with Incipio Organicore cases.



AnkerWork PowerConf C300 Webcam and PowerConf S500 Conference Speaker Will Make Your Virtual Meetings Better

If working through the pandemic has meant that you’ve been at home more than usual, then you’ve likely run into challenges that have made you wish for equipment upgrades. One of my biggest pain points has been virtual conference calls. Having to do so many virtual meetings in the past year has exposed how insufficient my iMac’s built-in webcam has always been. If you’ve felt let-down by your video conferencing set-up, then the new AnkerWork PowerConf C300 Webcam and the PowerConf S500 Conference Speaker might be of interest.


Roku OS 10 Announced Along with New Rechargeable Roku Voice Remote Pro, Roku Express 4K+, and Roku Streambar Pro

I had one of the first Roku streaming devices when they first came on the scene but, over time, had moved to Apple TV. Last fall, I bought one of Roku’s current streaming devices, and was impressed by how much the platform has evolved; it’s fantastic! Never one to rest on their laurels, Roku has just announced Roku OS 10 as well as their latest hardware, the Roku Voice Remote Pro, Roku Express 4K+, and Roku Streambar Pro.