Articles by Dan Cohen

For a Gift with a Punch Try the Collar Stay Punch

When I first began in the rabbinate, I wore a suit every day. That meant six and sometimes seven days a week were spent in a dress shirt, tie and suit. Those days are long gone, but I still wear a suit a few days a week. That’s where the Collar Stay Punch Raina got me for Hannukah comes in.


The Totallee Thin iPhone X Case Is TRULY Thin

I like cases that are thin but offer some degree of drop protection. Still, when Totallee invited us to check out their thin iPhone X case, I was game. The case is a textbook case in thin. While it doesn’t protect your iPhone in a drop, it does provide scratch protection while letting your iPhone’s industrial design shine through.


Nomad’s iPhone Cases are Ready for their New Wireless Hub

Nomad just announced their new USB Wireless Hub. It looks amazing, and you can read Judie’s review here. Nomad also makes a range of amazing iPhone cases that are ready to work with the new $79.95 hub. They offer a variety of designs and great protection.  All of them are impressive and there’s something for everyone! They are also affordable.


KnowRoaming Is Ideal for Connected Globetrotters

When we first “met” KnowRoaming, a service committed to making global connectivity simple and inexpensive; they offered a sticker that one would place on a standard SIM card to connect when traveling. It always made me a bit uneasy. Since then, the company has greatly expanded their offerings and, when we travel this summer, we’ll be relying on them!


Plantronics BackBeat FIT 500 Headphones Quick Look

Some time ago I reviewed the Plantronics BackBeat 500 on-ear headphones. At under $80, they were, and are a great deal. When Plantronics sent me the BackBeat FIT 300 for review they also sent me the new, BackBeat FIT 500 on-ear headphones. They look exactly like the BackBeat 500 headphones I reviewed previously, yet there are a few important differences.


Gear Diary’s Best of CES 2018 Awards

With more than 4,000 companies exhibiting at CES, choosing the best of CES was a challenge. Even so, we want to recognize the products we saw that are truly innovative, take technology in new directions or, in one case, make something great accessible to every consumer.


Get Moving with the BackBeat FIT 305 Wireless Sweat-Proof Sport Earbuds

I’ve previously reviewed each of the various generations of Plantronics’ BackBeat GO wireless earbuds. When they announced the BackBeat FIT 305 Wireless Sweatproof Sport Earbuds, I was curious to see what Plantronics had done to make excellent wireless earbuds even better. Not only am I impressed but Raina was too. She asked if she could keep my review sample.



Power up with Incipio’s USB-C Universal and USB-C Integrated Power Banks

Incipio is extending its line of external batteries with the new offGRID Turbo and offGRID Turbo+ USB-C universal and USB-C integrated portable power banks. I’ve used previous iterations of the offGRID line They’re durable, easy to use and a great addition to any gear bag. I have no doubt the same will be true with these new offerings.


Nava Takes to the Doggie Runway All Dressed up in Pawz

Some dogs don’t like the rain. Our mini golden doodle Nava isn’t one of them. Some dogs don’t like the snow. Nava DEFINITELY isn’t one of them. But when Nava is out in the snow her thick, curly fur becomes packed with the stuff, and she turns into a fur-cicle. So the other day I tried Pawz aka doggie-booties.




Meet RapidX and Their Wide Range of “Products for Modern Life”

One of the coolest things about CES is getting to know new companies such as RapidX. They have two key products they are showing off this year, one for the home and the other for use in the car, and we thought it would be fun to take a quick look at both, as well as one additional RapidX product.


Moshi Reveals Their New Avanti Air On-ear Bluetooth Headphones

Moshi is an accessory design house we first got to know at CES a few years ago. They make awesome products, and we are excited to see them releasing a brand new product, the Avanti Air wireless headphones. The headphones are designed to blend minimalism with a luxurious aesthetic. We think they achieved their goal. What do you think?


Incase IconConnected Power Sleeve for MacBook Pro: Protection and Charging

I love my 2017 13” MacBook Pro. Most of the time it’s docked to my BenQ PD2710QC 27” monitor. When I take it with me, however, I want to know it will be ready to use whenever I need it. Incase’s new IconConnected Power Sleeve for MacBook Pro solves this thanks to its integrated power supply and USB-C charging capabilities.


The Libratone TRACK+ In-Ear Wireless Adjustable Noise Cancellation Earphones Look Fantastic

I’m a huge fan of Libratone products. Their speakers can’t be beaten and now offer integration with Amazon Alexa. Their Q Adapt headphones are some of the best on the market. Now, Libratone is unveiling the Libratone TRACK+ In-Ear Wireless Adjustable Noise Cancellation Earphones. Their smallest wireless headphones yet, the TRACK+ allow you rock on in isolation from the world.


Dell’s Got Two New Ultra-thin and Ultra-Powerful Monitors

Dell has two new monitors on the way. The Dell 24 and 27 Ultrathin Monitors are packed with features yet surprisingly affordable. The 24” model will be just $299.99 while the 27” model will be just 27”. Both models will arrive at the end of January and look to be an integral part of Dell’s 2018 lineup.


Western Digital Unveils New Storage Solutions

Western Digital introduces their new offerings noting they are geared to “help people capture, preserve, access and share their ever-growing collections of photos and videos.” That is just the beginning as they are also “showcasing voice-activated media streaming via smart home devices.” Their latest also includes the world’s smallest 1TB USB Flash Drive and much more. Let’s dive in.


Speck Delivers Something New with Their Presidio Mount

I love the wireless charging of the iPhone X. I love the protection offered by Speck’s various cases. And I love that Speck is now bringing an iPhone case to market that works with Scosche’s MagicMount line of products that offers zero interference with the wireless charging. The Presidio Mount was created in partnership with Scosche and looks great!