One of Judie’s and my favorite stops at CES each year is Plantronics. We love their headsets and appreciate the way each year brings new refinements to already great products. Judie recently reviewed the BackBeat Pro 2 headphones and loved them. (Read Judie’s review.) That’s just one of the headphones they showed her during their CES 2017 meeting.
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To be honest, it is increasingly tough to impress Judie and me when it comes to audio products. It’s not that we have such discerning ears (although we do… lol) but that we have been privileged to listen to some amazing headphones and speakers in recent years. That noted, RHA more than impressed Judie during her visit with them.
Henge Docks makes great accessories that let your Apple laptop double as a fantastic desktop. At CES they have announced both Vertical and Horizontal Docking Stations for MacBook Pro (2016) as well as their first Tethered Docking Station. All look great and, having used Henge Dock products before, I can guarantee the fit, finish and quality of each.
LG Electronics had a lot to show off at their Press Conference yesterday but the star of the show was their new Smart InstaView Refrigerator. Yes, at a CES where it’s all Alexa all the time LG rolled out a refrigerator that is not only powered by LG’s own webOS smart platform but also leverages Amazon’s Alexa Voice Service.
Every now and then you come upon a “scientific study” that is as shocking as it is insightful. That’s the case with a new “study” that suggests that, once a zombie apocalypse begins, human beings have just 100 days left. Well, to be accurate, after 100 days there would be 273 humans left. It’s all based on mathematics which, in…
Sleep Number just introduced the new Sleep Number 360 smart bed. Judie spent some time with the Sleep Number 360 curing CES 2017. What did she think? “I laid on it, and it felt like magic; it made me hate my current mattress.” That’s no small deal considering Judie and Kevin’s current mattress was ridiculously expensive! Here’s why it’s special.
Fitbit hardware has only gained in popularity in recent years. The company is on a roll and is now making their wearables even more powerful through new software tools. These tools deliver personalized insights, smarter guidance and more motivation to people rocking a Fitbit.
We’ve been covering Speck since pretty much the beginning. They began with just a few iPhone cases, and they have built a company with many excellent smartphone and tablet accessory options. CES 2017 sees them making a series of moves worthy of their devoted following.
At $59.99, the IFROGZ Impulse Wireless Headphones are an inexpensive way to cut the cords while keeping the music playing. Available in Black and Red and White and Tan, they are on-ear wireless headphones from the company that knows a thing or two about how important our mobile devices are to us. After all, IFROGZ is now a part of…
With the launch of the InvisibleShield Screen Guarantee Plan ZAGG just gave mobile device users a shot of confidence they never imagined. In a first-of-its-kind offering, ZAGG will now offer consumers a reimbursement of up to $100 toward the repair of their mobile screen IF their InvisibleShield fails to protect it from a crack or shatter. They promise no hassle,…
I’ve been using Blue Microphones products for some time when making recordings at home. So when Blue burst onto the scene with their first headphones, the Mo-Fi, I was intrigued. (Read our review.) The headphones looked impressive. Good news is, they sounded just as impressive. Now the company has announced their first wireless headphones. The Satellite takes everything the company…
As I have previously posted, I’m a fan of Active Edge products. I started as a skeptic but my personal experience has turned me into someone who wears one of their products on a daily basis. I was thrilled when they came out with the Active Edge Leather Mariner. It took the Active Edge technology and packaged it into something…
Samsung Electronics’ unveiled their new QLED TV Series QLED TV today at CES 2017. Judie was there for the reveal and to say that it is “the world’s first television to reproduce 100 percent color volume thanks to new and advanced Quantum Dot technology.” Just doesn’t cut it. These displays are freaking gorgeous.
I used Speck cases for quite some time. They looked great and offered good protection. Eventually, however, I began finding them to be a bit too bulky. I stopped using Speck on my personal phones. With the arrival of a review sample of the Speck Presidio for iPhone 7, I’m back with Speck. Here’s why.
To call the FABRIQ speaker cute is a fair assessment. It is fair… but it is incomplete. Because while the FABRIQ is a small, cute, Bluetooth speaker, it is also a smart speaker that integrates with Amazon Alexa, has an affordable $49 price, and offers multi-speaker connectivity. Those last two points, price, and multi-speaker connectivity are an especially nice combination.
Olloclip burst onto the scene a few years ago, and they proved that while the iPhone’s camera might be great, this accessory could make it even better. The company has since rolled out numerous iterations of their lenses and kept adapted to each new iPhone design. The Core Lens Set is designed to work with the Apple’s latest and greatest.
Since we now have a Schlage Smart Lock on the front door I often simply carry my car fob with me when I go out. Thing is, the car fob is so small that I often misplace it. That’s where the Chipolo Plus comes in.
Winter is here. The doors and windows stay shut. The air can get stale. Ans we now live with a fast-growing golden doodle puppy sleeping in a crate next to the bed. It is a formula for air quality that needs help. Well, help came in the form of the Honeywell AirGenius 4 Air Cleaner.
Some time ago I wrote about my surprising experience with Active Edge products. I came into the review rather skeptical but, by the end, was enough of a believer that I went and purchased a few more products. Now the company has taken a huge step forward and created something that looks more refined but offers the same promised benefits.
We recently reviewed the waterproof BRAVEN 105. It is a fine speaker at a great price, but for under $50 you can’t expect to get amazing sound. By spending a bit more you can up your game and get the BRAVEN BRV-1M. At $99.99 it is double the price but, as the saying goes, you get what you pay for!
This post brought to you by Schneider Electric . The content and opinions expressed below are that of Gear Diary. I’ve spent a good bit of time adding smart functionality to Raina’s and my new home. When the chance to check out Schneider Electric’s Wiser Air was offered, how could I resist?