We recently reviewed the Ventev wireless chargepad+. It’s a small, round disk covered with fabric that delivers 7.5W of wireless charging to Apple devices and 10W of power to compatible Samsung devices. To charge a device, you simply lay your phone on the chargepad+. If you need something fancier, more powerful and flexible, check out the Ventev wireless chargestand.
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If you walk into my living room, you will see a small white WiFi camera sitting on a shelf. It lets me check in on my Goldendoodle Nava when we’re out. These days, however, many WiFi cameras (often called Spy Cameras) are hidden from view. That’s where the SpyFinder Pro Hidden Camera Detector comes in. It is seeking funding on…
Ventev is one of those companies that tend to fly under the radar. They don’t use flashy advertising. Their products don’t have bright neon colors. They don’t load products with flashy, but useless, bells and whistles. But their products are great. Case in point, the Ventev universal wireless chargepad+.
My first pair of good earphones were purchased from Etymotic. After three minutes listening to them I knew I could never go back to the cheap in-ear models I had previously used. I still have those earphones and was excited, years later, to check out Etymotic’s new ER3SE earphones. These are wired earphones for those who love their music.
Since getting my iPhone X, I’ve gone all in on wireless charging. I have wireless chargers around my house and at work. I even carry an external battery with wireless charging. Raina, however, still has a phone that needs traditional charging. That’s where the Ventev powercell 6010+ backup battery comes in; it is simple but it gets the job done.
We’re huge fans of Waterfield SFBags’s products. When they announced their new Tech Folio, we knew we had to get our hands on it for review. Fortunately, it didn’t disappoint. The Tech Folio is a fantastic way to carry and organize cables, batteries, and other assorted electronics. I’m a huge fan, and it’s now a fixture in my bag!
Bad news: Apple’s promised wireless charging system is MIA and may never make its appearance. Good news: Nomad’s new Base Station Hub Edition is here and ready to charge your life. The Nomad Base Station has an MSRP of $99.95. It looks amazing, has dual 10W wireless charging, and it can charge up to four devices simultaneously.
Honor wowed us with the power, quality, and value of their phones. The Honor View10 is a powerful device at an accessible price. (Read the review.) Now, the Honor 8X is here to make powerful larger-screen devices accessible to all. Its huge screen and powerful specs make this an accessible phone for those who don’t want to compromise.
Rowkin’s Bit Charge and Micro true wireless earbuds impressed me when I reviewed them some time back. They were tiny but sounded great. There were some connectivity issues, but I still loved using them. Now Rowkin has released the Ascent, a new line of true wireless earbuds. They pack some awesome new features. Just announced, we already have a review!
Nomad has already rolled out a series of new cases for all of the new iPhones Apple announced last week. In keeping with what we’ve come to expect from Nomad, the cases are tough, look and feel great and are designed with serious iPhone users in mind. I know because I have three in hand.
Judie has long been a fan of Toast’s beautiful wood covers for her MacBooks and other mobile devices. In addition to wood covers, they now offer a leather option that is gorgeous. Yes, it’s pricey, but the custom leather covers are as unique as they are protective. I’m impressed, and I know you will be too.
Our Honor smartphone giveaway is finally here. It is a huge giveaway that will end with four Gear Diary readers each winning a great Honor smartphone. We’ve got two Honor 7Xs and two Honor View 10s (four phones in total) to give away! Each of them is sure to impress thanks to great hardware paired with Honor’s EMUI 8.0.
It’s kind of sad that summer 2018 is already behind us – but being able to open the windows in our house and enjoy some cool, fresh air is really lovely! To make the transition into fall a little cheerier, and to take advantage of the gorgeous weather, why not treat yourself to one (or more!) of these terrific outdoor-friendly…
We’ve made no secret of our fondness of Jabra’s audio products. They sound fantastic and, with each iteration, get better and better. The Jabra Elite 65t and Jabra Elite Active 65t are no different. They are comfortable, hold a Bluetooth connection well, get good battery life, and sound amazing. Priced at $169.99 and $189.99, they even work with Amazon Alexa!
Thanks to Honor, we will be marking Telephone Tuesday with a huge, and we mean huge, giveaway. We’ll have two Honor 7Xs and two Honor View 10s (four phones in total) to give away! Read on to learn about the upcoming giveaway and check out some cool tips and tricks to get the most out of Honor’s EMUI 8.0.
Whether it’s the Nomad USB-C Cable (read the review), the 4-in1 USB C Cables (read the review), the Nomad Battery Cable (read the review) or the new Nomad Slim Wallet with Tile Tracking (read the review) we are consistently impressed by the products Nomad continues to roll out. They’re great but not inexpensive but today, you can save big!
We recently reviewed the iHome iAV2. It’s a speaker dock that not only gives an Amazon Echo Dot much-improved sound but also doubles as a bedside clock. iHome also offers the iAV5B. It too greatly improves the sound from an Echo Dot but, while it lacks a clock, it adds something rather fun. Its lights make your music a visual…
Sonos has been on a roll lately. The Sonos Beam with built-in voice capabilities was released recently. Then Sonos rolled out compatibility with AirPlay 2 for some of its speakers. Now the company has announced the Sonos Amp. The $599 Sonos Amp is a replacement for the Sonos Connect: Amp, but it is much more than a mere replacement.
I’m not one to spend a lot on clothes. When I need new suits, I wait for a sale at Joseph A. Bank. When I need new casual clothes, I wait for a sale at the Gap. But, after getting the $158 Passage Pant from Olivers Apparel, I was reminded that you often get what you pay for!
I constantly misplace my wallet so, for the past year I’ve kept a Tile Slim tracker in my wallet. Now Nomad has released a minimalist wallet specifically designed for use with a Tile Slim. I’m a fan. The $79.95 Nomad Slim Wallet with Tile Tracking is gorgeous. A Tile Slim is included, and there’s a special slot just for it.
We have a number of Amazon Echo Dots in our home. They are a great way to inexpensively get into the Amazon Echo ecosystem, and the 2nd generation Dots work incredibly well. Still, the anemic speaker and lack of a display are far from ideal. Enter the $69 iHome iAV2. I describe it as a “clock dock for your Dot.”