Articles by Zek

The Unexpected Nostalgia of Finding an Original iPhone in My Junk Drawer

I recently went digging through a junk drawer looking for some old photos; I found several USB cables, a calculator watch, some unidentified flash drives, and … an original iPhone. As in, the iPhone that I sat in line outside the Apple Store to buy on launch day back in 2007. Fourteen years have passed, and it’s honestly shocking to hold the original iPhone in one hand and my 12 Pro Max in the other!


Stern Pinball’s Scientists Merge Their DNA with Jurassic Park, Creating Jurassic Park Pinball for Retro-Gaming Fun!

Stern Pinball traffics in two things: nostalgia and pinball. Their mad scientists come up with exciting ways to mash up your favorite game with your favorite pop culture standards that make you want to burn the laws of physics to the ground. And now they’ve converted everyone’s favorite movie about scientists, hubris, and angry proto-chickens; Jurassic Park Pinball is here!



The Nokia T20 Offers Long Battery Life, Monthly Updates, Solid Build, and a Surprisingly Low Price

For some people, Nokia conjures up visions of indestructible phones where one could play hours of Snake. For others, it’s smartphones that pushed the envelope in interesting ways. No matter what, the point is that Nokia has always meant quality for the price, and their new management under HMD Global is continuing that tradition. They’ve just announced the new Nokia T20, and with a starting price of $249.99, it looks impressive!


PopSocket PopCase Review: It Really “POPS” in a Crowded Case Market

I’ve never been a PopSocket person; when you shove your phone into your pockets as often as I do, you don’t generally want anything that makes the phone any bulkier than necessary. However, as phones have gotten bigger, the argument for something that provides a grip and a stand becomes stronger. PopSocket has decided to jump into the crowded case market with their new PopSocket PopCase that claims to solve both my issues. Does it work? Read on to find out!


The Polar Grit X Pro and Grit X Pro Titan Are Ready for Your Outdoor Fitness Adventures

Whether your idea of exercise is a daily walk to the park, running along wilderness trails in rural areas, training for a marathon, or readying yourself for a daring climb to the top of a far-away mountain, the Polar Grit X Pro and the Polar Grit X Pro Titan are ready for your next adventure. The Polar Grit X Pro series offers military-grade durability and ultra-long battery life while giving you extensive training, recovery, sleep, and navigation features designed to help an outdoor enthusiast handle nearly any environment.


HAVEN Central Air Controller Has Your Whole House’s Air Quality Monitored and Controlled from One Place

It’s safe to say we’re all a lot more aware of air quality than we used to be. Whether it’s due to outside environmental issues like wildfire or just the fact that we’ve all realized our houses are full of dust after we spent half of 2020 in lockdown, we’re all a lot more aware that all the air we breathe is not equal. That’s where the HAVEN Central Air Controller and their other IAQ (Improved Air Quality) devices come in!




Roku Rolls Out Big Software Updates and New Hardware Just in Time for Fall TV

Roku is an incredible company in many ways. They’re not Amazon, Apple, or Google, yet they’re the heavyweight in the streaming world because they’re a neutral party. They don’t care what you watch, but they do care deeply that your experience finding and enjoying what you watch is the best one possible. And they want to keep that exacting standard with new OS updates and hardware for your fall viewing enjoyment!


AT&T Comes Up with Amazing iPhone 13 Deals!

AT&T is very excited about the new iPhone 13! They were the original carrier to take a gamble on the first iPhone; they should be excited and proud because — well, would you just look at the iPhone now?! In fact, AT&T is so excited about the new iPhone that they’re offering qualified customers some amazing iPhone 13 deals if they’re looking to upgrade!


Sportneer Elite D9 and Mini 2 Massage Guns Review: Bringing Affordability and Power to the Portable Massager Space

We cover many permutations of massage guns here at Gear Diary. I often get asked what makes one stand out from another. It’s not always bells and whistles; rather, it’s about making a solid and easy-to-use device that brings relief. Sportneer has nailed that with their massage guns. Today, we’re looking specifically at the Sportneer Mini 2 and the Sportneer Elite D9 massage guns.


AT&T Rolls Out Jaw-Droppingly Cheap Radiant Max 5G Android Phone

It’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of the newest and flashiest smartphones. But the best technology from prior years’ phones eventually trickles down to more wallet-friendly options as well. Combine that with AT&T’s drive to bring everyone with prepaid onto their 5G network and you get the shockingly affordable AT&T Radiant Max 5G!




Anker Nano Pro Brings Big Charging Power in a Small Package

You might feel like you have charger plugs all over the place, but do you have one in your travel kit exactly when you need it? And is it powerful enough to cover all your smartphone charging needs? Admit it; you’re not 100% sure now. It’s ok; the folks at Anker have your back with their new Anker Nano Pro plug.



Lenovo and AT&T Combine Computers and Connectivity Like Cookies and Milk

Whether your workplace has a return-to-work plan or if you’re going to be rocking working permanently in your PJs from your living room, there’s a strong chance you’re going to be getting more and more work done on the go. The pandemic jump-started the concept of working from anywhere, and that’s not going to end even when it’s safe to go back into the water office. Lenovo and AT&T are looking to make this new work from anywhere in the world smoother and more efficient with a pair of Lenovo laptops connected right to that sweet, sweet AT&T mobile network!


Dell Monitors Expanded with Video Conferencing, High Resolution, Portability, and More!

At this point, we’re all heading into close to 18 months of hybrid-to-remote work. One way or another, the idea of getting work done from someplace other than your main office isn’t going away; companies can’t and don’t want to put that genie back into the bottle. Dell is on it with new monitors for when you’re working on the go, working from home, or just upgrading your office gear.


Convertible Laptops: Lenovo’s Yoga Line Has Changed My View on Them for the Better!

Has anyone ever really looked at their laptop and thought, “man, if only this could also be flipped into a tablet!”? I’ll admit, I’ve always seen convertible laptops as a cool idea but one that seemed to be a solution in search of a problem. But I’ve learned the error of my ways this summer, as I experienced a few times where convertible laptops offered so much flexibility that it completely changed my workflow!


Honor Magic 3 Series Takes Smartphone Cameras to the Next Level!

It’s safe to say we’ve hit a point with smartphones where what makes a phone stand out is created on the margins. In other words, all phones are big slabs of glass with nice big screens, so what makes them stand out is what else they bring, from battery life to amazing cameras. Honor Magic 3 series is taking that to a whole new level with a camera they’re calling IMAX-enhanced for filmmaking, unlike anything you’ve been able to do before on a smartphone!