Everyone knows that kids love ride-on toys, and Kid Trax is raising the bar with their innovative, lifelike electric replicas. Kid Trax was kind enough to send us their CAT Mining Dump Truck, and our kids are absolutely obsessed. With two seats and a max weight of 130 pounds, two kids can ride at the same time!
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We here at Gear Diary are fans of Made In Cookware. We loved their stainless steel pots and pans as a cost-effective way to outfit a kitchen with high-quality cookware. Now, Made In is expanding its portfolio with a gorgeous collection of tableware for serving. Not only can you purchase bundles, but you can also customize your own tabletop set.
After years of computer peripherals being black, boring, and “blah,” Logitech G has gone all-in on fun with their new G-Series Color Collection. Everyone is looking to show their personality these days, whether it’s during zoom calls or streaming on Twitch. The G-Series Color Collection features wireless headsets, gaming mice, and a mechanical gaming keyboard in new, vibrant colors.
VIZIO announced today that they’ve teamed up with Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics to be the official HDTV and soundbar partner for the highly anticipated Marvel’s Avengers video game. VIZIO’s HDTVs are optimized for gaming thanks to their IQ 4K HDR processors as well as the ProGaming Engine. Paired with a VIZIO soundbar, you’ll be ready to game.
You may remember my previous review of the Ninja Intelli-Sense Kitchen System blender and food processor and how we loved its power and versatility. Well, Ninja has made improvements over the years and was kind enough to send us their latest Kitchen System for review. The newest Ninja Professional Plus Kitchen System with Auto-iQ retails for $199.99.
The Ankarsrum Assistent Original is a beautiful machine that’s ready to help complete many kitchen tasks. Best known as a high-end mixer that’s perfect for mixing and kneading bread dough, it can also mix cake batter, churn butter, mix cookie dough, whip cream, and much more all without any additional accessories. This powerful mixer with an excellent warranty may be the last one you ever need to buy.
We’re already fans of Boogie Board products, so we were excited to get our hands on their new Magic Sketch kit for kids. It’s an electronic art kit on which your kids can doodle, trace, learn, and more in rainbow colors with zero mess.
We’ve been covering Ooni pizza ovens since 2016 when they were still Uuni, and we’ve seen a lot of growth over the past four-plus years. The Ooni Koda 16 is my favorite oven so far, displaying the lessons that Ooni has learned in designing dedicated, portable pizza ovens.
Mophie is well-known for their mobile phone battery cases, and while I don’t love the added bulk that style case adds, I do find myself needing a little extra juice now and then with no outlet in sight. The mophie powerstation plus is a well-designed mobile power bank that has an integrated Lightning cable.
I have never wanted to “get away” more than the months spanning the COVID-19 pandemic, where my family was being extremely cautious and avoided public places. What a better way to escape than through virtual reality? The HTC Vive Cosmos Elite was an extremely welcome break from the monotony thanks to the immersive experience. The kit retails for $899.
We’ve known the folks at State Bicycle Co for a while now, after having reviewed their 4130 Core Line fixed gear bike back in 2018. State is known for making high quality bikes that are accessible and affordable. The introduction of the 4130 All-Road is no exception. Starting at $799.99, you get a gravel bike with an impressive set of features.
I have owned several travel tripods that were decent for quick shots, but serviceable at best. Something usually broke under minimal use after a short time, usually a knob, lever, or handle. Peak Design’s Travel Tripod is the tripod I never knew I was looking for; simply put, it is awesome.
There are so many smart home products on the market; tech companies or small startups make many, but who knows who you can trust? Lutron has been making quality lighting accessories since the 1950s, and they’ve become a highly-regarded name in the lighting industry. With the Caséta Wireless series, I’ve finally found a smart home brand I can trust.
There are just as many Kickstarter flops as there are stars in the sky, but the Otto Wilde Grillers story is different. The Otto Wilde O.F.B. Griller, Kickstarted in 2016 tripled its crowdfunding goal and became a sensation in the grilling and BBQ community. The Otto Wilde Grillers team is back with Otto’s G32, a high-end, modular, connected gas grill.
ISOtunes produces headphones for people who work in loud conditions such as workshops, construction, lawn care, and more. Their headphones are designed to reduce outside noise in order to protect your ears from long term hearing loss. The OSHA compliant ISOtunes FREE is their latest product, offering true wireless connectivity while staying true to their goal of hearing protection.
While much of the world is spending a lot more time at home, many people, myself included, have taken up bread baking as a new hobby. Since commercial yeast is hard to come by, many have started using natural yeast to bake sourdough. Read on for my favorite beginner sourdough recipe and a review of Challenger Breadware’s groundbreaking bread pan.
The Fender Strat Ukulele as if a Fender Stratocaster went on vacation to Hawaii, decided to settle down and assimilate with the local music scene. It’s as if a ukulele went through a teenage rebellion phase and got all rock ‘n roll. And for just about $200, the Fender Fullerton Series of ukuleles are well-built, stylish ukulele with great features.
Kingston Technology and HyperX Gaming have you covered for Shelter in Place, Work from Home, or just plain PC gaming with their line of computer accessories. The new Nucleum USB-C Hub is the one hub to rule them all, the HyperX Alloy Origins keyboard is a delight to type with, and the HyperX Pulsefire Dart is an excellent wireless mouse.
The SmokeFire is Weber’s first foray into the pellet grill space, and while it checks a lot of boxes, it has its quirks. The Weber SmokeFire is a good option if you’re looking for a grill that will allow you to both smoke at low temperatures and grill with high heat. Coming in two sizes, the SmokeFire starts at $999.
Kids these days have a ton of options to supplement their formal education; many more that I had when I was a child! But your options are limited if you’re trying to avoid handing your child a device with a screen. Enter the Matatalab Coding Set, a screen-free kit that helps your child develop cognitive abilities, imagination, and coding skills.
These days, it may be smarter to stay home and cook, and the June Oven has you covered. Not only does the June Oven make it easier to cook, but cloud updates also keep improving the functionality. June Oven users will find their oven will automatically update over the next week over WiFi overnight to include a number of helpful features.