Articles by Dan Cohen

BlendJet and JetPacks Let You Make Smoothies Anywhere, Anytime

A few years ago, Judie and I were at CES, and she turned me on to having a smoothie for breakfast. Most days since that time, I’ve done just that. Now, thanks to the BlendJet and JetPacks, I can have a delicious smoothy anywhere. With the company’s overpriced but delicious JetPacks, the process is even easier!


Waterfield Expands their Offers with the New Waterfield Outbound Canvas Tote

Waterfield makes the best laptop and iPad sleeves, bags, and backpacks. Their accessories are as good as it gets as well. If you are a student or a working professional, you owe it to yourself to check out their products. But Waterfield isn’t just about work. Their new Outbound Canvas Tote is about play, heading to the beach, and travel.



Nomad Shell Cordovan Wallets Celebrate American Craftsmanship and Social Responsibility

We’re fans of Nomad. They make excellent cables, comfortable bands for Apple Watch, stylish and efficient wireless chargers, and superior phone cases. They also design and manufacturer beautiful leather wallets. We’ve reviewed a few and have always been impressed. They are now offering a limited edition Shell Cordovan Wallet that reflects their craftsmanship AND social responsibility.





Pitaka Air Omni 6-in-1 Charging Solution Is Something Special

It should be no surprise that Pitaka makes both Judie’s and my smartphone cases of choice. The company also makes great chargers and, as the title of this review says, their new Pitaka Air Omni 6-in-1 Charging Solution is something special. It’s currently available for backing on Kickstarter; I have an early version and love it.


The KeySmart MagConnect Magnetic Keychain Connector Is Smart!

We’ve reviewed several products from KeySmart and have always been impressed; their KeySmart and KeySmart Pro are very handy. As KeySmart has expanded their portfolios, they have found additional ways to make carrying your keys smarter and more convenient; a case in point is the $9.99 Keysmart MagConnect, it’s brilliant.


Apple, If This Is a Test of Our humanity, You have Failed Miserably

We are in a pandemic. I’ve spent the last week moving my synagogue into a virtual space and checking in on my seniors. Judie is working from home while babysitting grandkids so her daughter and son-in-law can continue to do their jobs. Carly is handling her day job remotely while building a home school program for her child. And what has Apple done? They’ve released a new, overpriced iPad. Really Apple? Are you that clueless?


The LG G8X ThinQ Dual Screen Is Something Special

The iPhone ushered in the era of slab phones and quickly became the design-standard for the industry. Companies looking for “the next big thing” are exploring dual-screen phones. Some look more intriguing than others, but all are pricey as hell. With the LG G8X ThinQ Dual Screen, LG has taken a unique approach and kept the phone affordable.


Nomad Releases Updated Base Station Apple Watch Edition

Nomad makes some of the best wireless charging solutions available. I loved the original Nomad Base Station Apple Watch Edition (read my review) but missed the rear charging ports found on other Base Station models. Nomad just addressed that and just released a new version with ports galore; now you can charge pretty much all your devices at once.


Gear Diary’s Best of Toy Fair NYC 2020 Awards

I spent some quality time at the 2020 New York Toy Fair; while it may be a bit smaller than CES, it is no less overwhelming. There was so much to see that it was almost impossible to settle on this year’s ‘Best of’, but we persevered and made our selections. Here’s a look at our picks.


Waterfield Announces Their New Bootcamp Gym Bag

Waterfield has been on a roll lately and released a number of excellent new products. A company that initially made carry solutions for tech, they have branched out in a huge way. A case in point is the new Waterfield Bootcamp Gym Bag. It is all Waterfield, and it looks great.


10,050mAh MyCharge Hub Turbo Is an All-You-Need All-in-One Battery Pack

Greg recently reviewed the 6,700mAh myCharge Hub Turbo portable battery pack. He describes it as the “Swiss Army Knife of Portable Battery life.” MyCharge recently sent Judie and me the 10,050mAh MyCharge Hub Turbo, and we are pleased to report that Greg was more than correct in his description and, perhaps, even a bit understated; it is a fantastic external battery.


Know Who’s Knocking with the August View Video Doorbell

I’ve had a video doorbell for over three years. It’s great, but after three years it is on the way out. Thankfully, the August View Doorbell Cam arrived for review. And while I can’t install it quite yet (we are in the process of replacing our fence and will use it there), I set it up to test and am impressed.


Samsung Unveils New Galaxy S20, S20+, and S20 Ultra Flagship Lineup

Earlier today, we got the sad news that due to concerns over the Corona Virus, Mobile World Congress was canceled. Fortunately, that doesn’t mean we won’t be seeing great new hardware this spring. Samsung led the way at their Unpacked event, announcing the new Galaxy S20, S20+, and S20 Ultra.


Become a Streaming Star with Logitech’s New StreamCam

Logitech has just announced their new $169.99 StreamCam. Described as, “the ultimate experience for streamers,” the new camera is small but does an amazing job capturing audio and video at a time when any individual with a computer can now be a content creator.


Nomad Announces New Rugged Case for Moment Lenses

If you do a quick Google search for the best smartphone lenses, you’ll see that Moment’s lenses garner universal acclaim. And while Moment sells cases that work with their lenses, those cases are rather utilitarian. Nomad’s new Rugged Case for Moment changes that. It’s a beautiful, rugged case that will protect your phone and let you use Moment lenses.


Bodyguardz PRTX Line of Screen Protectors Is Something New

Bodyguardz has long been one of the top-selling makers of screen protectors. Their products, reliability, and warranty put the company at the top of their game. Now, with the introduction of their PRTX line of screen protectors, the company is offering a new take on an important accessory. There are three different “models” in the PRTX line; here’s a look.


Pitaka’s Air Case for iPhone 11 Is Thin and Light

At just .6mm thin, the Pitaka Air Case Collection lets you protect your iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max without adding weight or bulk. That’s great if you prefer to use your iPhone unencumbered by a case but still want to protect it. Let’s take a look.