Moshi has made some of my favorite cases for recent iPhones, and the trend doesn’t stop with the latest iPhone 11 updates. They’ve released a new line of great cases and accessories for the iPhone 11, including the slim Altra with a detachable wrist strap that’s also compatible with their SnapTo accessories. Read on for my hands-on review.
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I’ve found my favorite smart home controller and its name is Brilliant. With a name like that, it could be difficult to live up to the hype, but the features and performance do just that. With a vivid touch screen display, Amazon Alexa built-in, and lots of smart home device integrations, it’s difficult to beat the Brilliant home control.
FLUX Technology is back on Kickstarter with a brand new compact CO2 laser cutter and engraver named beamo. Beamo is a small, affordable laser cutter designed to be easy to use for engraving precise patterns or cutting hundreds of materials. With a high-resolution laser and a small footprint, you can back beamo on Kickstarter now, starting at just $799.
Anker Innovations, one of our favorite gadget manufacturers has been working diligently to release new chargers and accessories for the new lineup of iPhones. Newly released are the PowerPort III Nano, PowerPort Atom III Slim, PowerPort III Duo, PowerCore 10000 PD Redux, PowerPort PD-2, USB-C to lightning cables, and the PowerWave+ wireless charging pad. Read on to learn more!
When you talk about mobile phone protection, one name comes up over and over again: Otterbox. My wife refuses to buy a new phone until there’s an Otterbox case to protect it. Otterbox built a reputation for cases that can put up with all sorts of abuse and their new line of cases for the iPhone 11 is no exception.
Evenflo has stepped up their game with their new Pivot Xplore All-Terrain Stroller Wagon and the new Evenflo Gold line. The All-Terrain stroller wagon is a popular new category in kids’ gear and Evenflo joined the fray with an affordable wagon with some great features. Plus, the new Evenflo Gold car seats have an elevated design aesthetic and are feature-filled.
What’s better than a good cordless tool? Six great tools that all work on the same lithium-ion battery system. Craftsman’s new V60 system of outdoor power equipment offers homeowners durable cordless tools to help them power through the yard work without the noise and inconvenience of gas. With interchangeable batteries of three sizes, we’re impressed with the Craftsman V60 system.
Yoder Smokers are one of those products where you can instantly feel the quality and craftsmanship that went into building it. The S-Series grills only enhance the legacy of Yoder Smokers with the addition of the Adaptive Control System, Wi-Fi connectivity, ceramic igniter rod, and more. Made in the USA out of 10-gauge steel, the YS640s will last a lifetime.
Thermoworks is our favorite thermometer producer because they are known for producing high quality, highly accurate thermometers and their Signals 4-channel thermometer follows suit. Signals was built for the serious BBQ pitmaster who wants to keep track of four different temperatures at once over Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. Signals retails for $229 and includes three cooking probes and one air probe.
Roku, long known for their streaming devices, has decided to up the ante in the audio market by introducing the new Roku Smart Soundbar and Roku Wireless Subwoofer. The Smart Soundbar is said to produce excellent sound on its own, but the new Wireless Subwoofer should a punch of bass. Preorders are open now on Roku.com for October 2019 shipping.
Anker has got your students covered for the dreaded back to school blues with some great music accessories as well as a fantastic power bank. All of these gadgets are small enough to travel with while offering great features and functionality at a reasonable price. Anker sent each of these products my way to test before I recommended them.
Outfitting a kitchen with quality cookware can be an expensive endeavor, which is why my wife and I started out with underwhelming hand-me-down cookware. We recently upgraded thanks to our friends at Made In Cookware, whose goal it is to create a superior product at a great value while partnering with the best raw material providers and expert manufacturers.
An accurate IR (infrared) Gun thermometer like the ones made by ThermoWorks can be an invaluable tool for a number of different activities. An IR Gun thermometer measures surface temperatures from a distance, so it’s great for the kitchen and BBQ, HVAC repair, construction, and maintenance. ThermoWorks offers a range of accurate IR Gun thermometers starting at $69.00.
The perfect summer accessory has leveled-up thanks to Rheos Gear and their floating sunglasses. These stylish shades are built for summer adventures; with polarized lenses for extreme clarity and anti-fog, anti-glare lenses. Rheos was kind enough to send my wife and I “his and hers” sunglasses for testing and review, so read on to find out what we thought.
Everyone knows that one house that has a fancy outdoor kitchen in the backyard with a built-in grill and pizza oven, right? You don’t need a huge, expensive masonry oven anymore to be the house that throws the best parties. All you need is the Forno Bello from BackyardBrickOvens.com. At $1,599, it represents the best value full-size pizza oven available.
In a world of expensive robot vacuums, the Ecovacs Deebot 500 is an affordable option for families looking for a quality clean without spending a fortune. Deebot 500 is compatible with smart home assistants like Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant and can also be controlled via the Ecovacs mobile app. The Deebot 500 retails for $279.99.
I’ve found my favorite wireless charging car mount and it’s the Moshi SnapTo Magnetic Car Mount with Wireless charging. Moshi’s sleek car mount is small in stature but strong enough to hold up my iPhone XS Max using their patented SnapTo system. Moshi also offers a SnapTo wall mount, however, a Moshi brand SnapTo case is required for both.
The Jabra Elite 85h are the most well rounded Bluetooth headphones I’ve ever used; checking the box on almost every category including sound quality, active noise canceling, clear phone calls, great battery life, intuitive controls, and water resistance. When paired with Jabra’s companion smartphone app, I’m not sure any other Bluetooth headphones can compete. The Elite 85h retail for $299.99.
I used to be nervous about grilling for my family and friends, never sure if the steak, burgers, or chicken would be cooked to the proper, or even safe, temperature. With the Thermoworks Thermapen IR, my confidence has grown immensely knowing that I’m getting an accurate internal (or surface) temperature reading within seconds of inserting the probe.
We’ve covered many robot vacuums here at GearDiary, but I haven’t seen many as smart or quiet as the Ecovacs DEEBOT 711. Packed with features like visual mapping technology, Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa compatibility, and 110-minute runtime, the DEEBOT 711 stands as one of the better robot vacuums on the market. You can get yours today for $429.99.
What do you look for in a knife? Is it steel quality, aesthetics of the blade or handle, balance, and ergonomics? Whatever it is you’re looking for in your next knife, New West Knifeworks has you covered with their gorgeously impressive G-Fusion knives. Made with high-performance powder steel and a beautiful yet comfortable handle, these knives deserve the highest praise.