Articles by Carly Z


Breathe Easier and Look Better with Ao Air and Atmos

Breathing is something we take for granted most of the time, up until something alters the environment like pollution or a fire. Then breathing becomes painfully important, and everyone walks around in masks that make them look like they’re playing Bane at a ComicCon. Ao Air has a solution that’s healthier and far more attractive with Atmos.


The Gear That Is Helping Us Survive CES 2020

We’re here at CES 2020 doing everything we can to bring Gear Diary readers updates on all the exciting new and improved products we’re seeing. But it takes more than just being armed with a phone and a computer to survive the week. Here’s how we’re staying awake, staying healthy, and staying connected!


HBO’s Deeply Unsettling View of Our Futures

Most of us don’t think about what our digital footprint means. Think about the dossier Facebook, Instagram or Twitter have on you. Not to mention Amazon’s knowledge of your shopping and Google’s of, well, everything. HBO gave us a glimpse into what that could mean with a Westworld tie-in dinner this week that left us all a little bit unsettled.


Resolve to up Your Charging Game in 2020 with Aukey Omnia Series

Everything we own these days needs to be charged. Phones, computers, earbuds, toothbrushes, watches, hats…if it’s an item you carry, it probably has a charging cable. Which means you need lots of power bricks. Aukey wants to help, and their new Omnia Series will make your life at least a little easier, even if you need to charge your shoes.


Skin Concealer Goes High Tech with Spot Reduction from Opte

Buying skin concealer is big business, but it also can be extremely complicated. There are different shades, different consistencies, and sometimes you just want to cover a particular area but then have to deal with blending the coverage. Opte thinks they have a solution with a special wand and serum that helps to blend and target problem areas.


Appreciate Your Sleep More with the Philips SmartSleep Ecosystem

For most people, sleep seems to be a precious and limited commodity. We never get enough of it, and despite many, many lectures about the importance of cutting back on screen time and other stimulants before bed, who can actually put the phone down? Philips SmartSleep platform is an ecosystem designed to make sleep better for everyone!


The Future Is All Screens All the Time According to Dell’s Future Predictions

One of the best things about CES is learning about the future. Companies announce what’s definitely coming, but they also talk about their ambitious projects, the ones they’re still refining but show the direction they see for the future. Dell showed us two concept PCs this week that aren’t yet available but indicate where Dell sees the future of computing, and it looks amazing!



Light up Your Closet with Luminook

The light in my laundry room doesn’t work properly. Sometimes it works, and sometimes it flashes so rapidly I’ve had friends joke it’s like a strobe light. One thing I learned from this is that there’s no really great solution for lighting in odd spaces, which is why Luminook has me so excited! See, Luminook is exactly what I’m looking for to deal with my laundry room that thinks it…


Fisker Ocean Rolls into the Battle for America’s Favorite Electric SUV

A few larger names have dominated the electric car market, but Fisker should really be top of mind if you’re in the market for an electric SUV. Fisker Ocean is an electric SUV that’s offering flexible lease choices, sustainable materials, and a projected range of 300 miles! The good news is that Fisker Ocean looks amazing. It doesn’t have that extreme roundness that some SUVs seem to have developed, but…



JBL Wants Sound to Be a True 360-Degree Experience

One of the greatest things about technology is that it is constantly, relentlessly, moving forwards. Speakers and headphones have reached a point where even entry-level provides a richer experience than the most advanced models 20 years ago. JBL is ready for the next great leap forward, with devices that provide a 360-degree listening experience. The JBL Quantum line are gaming headphones designed to bring the audio experience into the same…


Comcast Xfinity Beefs up Speed and Security in 2020

Internet went from being something you dialed into when your parents didn’t need the phone line to a utility on par with electricity and water. It feels like everything in the home requires an internet connection! Xfinity is rolling out advanced WiFi gateways as well as more security for all those connected devices.




Lenovo Shows Some Love to the Yoga Line with 5G and Refreshed Yoga Slims!

Most people hear “yoga” and think of body twisting poses and stretchy pants. Tech fiends hear “Yoga” and immediately think of the Lenovo line of 2-in-1 laptops with hinges that exhibit far more flexibility than most humans. If that’s you, read on for the latest and greatest from Lenovo’s signature Yoga line of computers!


Lenovo’s ThinkBook Plus Is a Different Kind of Hybrid Laptop

If there’s a specific computer niche out there, someone has designed a device to fit it. It might seem weird to the average person, but depending on your needs it could be the perfect machine. That’s the sort of world the Lenovo ThinkBook Plus inhabits, as it is both an eInk tablet AND a full computer!



Lenovo Brings Thoughtful and Interesting Designs to New IdeaPad Chromebooks

Chromebooks have been through many iterations since they first appeared. What was once a glorified web browser in computer form has emerged as a much more full-featured computing device with a number of variations depending on your needs. Lenovo has two new Chromebooks that break the mold, with a 2-in-1 device as well as a detachable tablet/laptop hybrid!


Redecorate Your Living Room and Up Your Entertainment Experience with New LG TVs

Do you remember the book Fahrenheit 451? Chances are you remember the book burnings, but there’s a less apocalyptic aspect of the books that is coming true: televisions are evolving from a small part of our homes to central pieces of artwork that integrate deeply into the walls around us. LG is ready to help you decorate with their new lineup for 2020!