Articles by Gear Diary Staff


Bose QuietComfort 20 In-Ear Headphones Review

Bose is often regarded as the go-to choice for noise-canceling headphones and earbuds and their recent QuietComfort 20 headphones are no exception. Boasting one of the most comfortable headphones I’ve worn in years, they offer truly impressive noise-cancellation.


Chill Out Your Vape with the ZEUS Iceborn

WARNING: The products discussed may contain or use nicotine. Nicotine is an addictive chemical; in many cities and a few states, you must be 21 to purchase vaping products or products containing nicotine. Please familiarize yourself with and obey the law in your location. We recently reviewed Utillian 721 vaporizer thanks to TVape. The company was also kind enough to also send along the ZEUS Iceborn, and we quickly came to appreciate the advantage this accessory brings to the excellent 721. The Utillian 721 delivers vapor that is not uncomfortably warm but, thanks to the Iceborn, it can be downright…


Utillian 721 Delivers Vaping Pleasure on the Go

WARNING: The products discussed may contain or use nicotine. Nicotine is an addictive chemical; in many cities and a few states, you must be 21 to purchase vaping products or products containing nicotine. Please familiarize yourself with and obey the law in your location. TVape offered us the opportunity to review the Utillian 721 vape and the Zeus Iceborn accessory that helps you chill out (literally) even more during a vaping session. The Utillian 721 has an MSRP of $174.99 while the Iceborn accessory is $69.99. That may sound pricey but, together, they are an absolute pleasure to use.


Bitcoin Sounds Exciting, but Beware the Many Risks

Do you know what Bitcoin is? You’ve probably heard of it, and maybe you’ve seen the zigzagging of potential value and wondered if you should own some for yourself. It’s important to be educated before you buy, and that’s where Gear Diary is hoping to help.


Vapium Strain Hunters Edition Vape: A Special Edition Summit+ Vaporizer

WARNING: The products discussed may contain or use nicotine. Nicotine is an addictive chemical; in many cities and a few states, you must be 21 to purchase vaping products and/or products containing nicotine. Please familiarize yourself with and obey the law in your location. We recently reviewed the Vapium Summit+ Vape. The title of that post, “Vapium Summit+: A Weather and Budget-Friendly Vaporizer” says it all. The Summit+ is designed to go anywhere and priced right. The company offers one with special branding. Called the Strain Hunters Edition, it is intended to let you “get out there with the only vaporizer…


3 Essential Personal Safety Devices for Travelers

If you live in a major city, you know that tourists are easy to spot. There’s something about their clothes, their behavior, the way they try to take in the sights and read the map on their phones all at once, that makes them stand out in a crowd. Unfortunately, there are people out there who try to take advantage of travelers; if someone isn’t careful, they may end up in a scary or dangerous situation. When you travel, it can be hard to hide your tourist side (though Reader’s Digest has a few tips on the subject). However, you…


Buyer Beware if You’re Being Offered Private Stocks

I am on the email marketing list for a niche product. It’s out of my price range right now, but I have enjoyed learning more about the company. Tonight I received an email from them that was technically legal but morally dubious: they were offering the chance to buy private shares of their company.


Scosche’s New Speaker Dazzles in All Categories

Scosche is known for their great quality speakers in the past, and I was recently given the chance to review the BoomBOTTLE H2O+. Once again, the brand does not disappoint with their new waterproof portable speaker; it has a beautiful design and even better sound.


Is My DSLR an Obsolete Dinosaur or an Irreplaceable Friend?

With the increased quality of your phone’s camera, is there less of a need for DSLRs and other common cameras? The camera on the iPhone 6S is a whopping 12 megapixels and 4K video, however, the sensor is not first rate. The new Nikon D500 is around $2000 and has the same 4K video, and it is just 20.9 megapixels (megapixels identify the size of the image; for more information, click here), and it has a great sensor (23.5 mm x 15.7 mm).




Joyetech eVic VT Review: A Game Changer

WARNING: The products discussed may contain or use nicotine. Nicotine is an addictive chemical; in many cities and a few states, you must be 21 to purchase vaping products or products containing nicotine. Please familiarize yourself with and obey the law in your location. Captain’s Log, Stardate – June 11th, 2015 –  We have entered a new era of vaping. The Joyetech tribe has unveiled a game changer. The Joyetech eVic VT, a new standard in mass-produced vaporizers. Ok, jokes aside here, Joyetech has outdone themselves and they have released my favorite mass-produced device to date.


Innokin Cool Fire IV Review – Too Late?

WARNING: The products discussed may contain or use nicotine. Nicotine is an addictive chemical; in many cities and a few states, you must be 21 to purchase vaping products or products containing nicotine. Please familiarize yourself with and obey the law in your location. Beautiful Starter Box Mod The Innokin Cool Fire IV is a new, low-end regulated device that looks great, but is it too late? Innokin was on top of the world this time last year and each new device they released knocked it out of the park. Something happened and Innokin fell behind.


SX Mini M Class Review: High-Class Vaping!

WARNING: The products discussed may contain or use nicotine. Nicotine is an addictive chemical; in many cities and a few states, you must be 21 to purchase vaping products or products containing nicotine. Please familiarize yourself with and obey the law in your location. Expensive, but worth it! I have been a fan of the SX series since I bought the Sigelei 20-watt over a year ago. Yihi doesn’t disappoint with the SX350J chip that comes in the feature-packed SX Mini M Class. If the name makes you think of a Mercedes, it should and not just because of the name.


What Is Vaping?

WARNING: The products discussed may contain or use nicotine. Nicotine is an addictive chemical; in many cities and a few states, you must be 21 to purchase vaping products and/or products containing nicotine. Please familiarize yourself with and obey the law in your location. What is Vaping? What are E-Cigarettes? By definition, ‘vaping’ is the act of inhaling water vapor through a personal vaporizer or electronic cigarette. Vaping eliminates 4000 chemicals and carcinogenic compounds that come from real cigarettes, without compromising the act of ‘smoking’ itself. Vaping can also contain nicotine as an option for maximized effect of cigarette smoking.


Chris Leckness Talks Vaping

WARNING: The products discussed may contain or use nicotine. Nicotine is an addictive chemical; in many cities and a few states, you must be 21 to purchase vaping products and/or products containing nicotine. Please familiarize yourself with and obey the law in your location. Hello, esteemed Gear Diary readers. My name is Chris Leckness, and I am a 43-year-old certified geek. I will not bore you with the long story of geekdom that I have lived out, but I will share a little about my online life as a geek.


K-Vape Micro-DX Vape with Digital OLED Display Review

WARNING: The products discussed may contain or use nicotine. Nicotine is an addictive chemical; in many cities and a few states, you must be 21 to purchase vaping products and/or products containing nicotine. Please familiarize yourself with and obey the law in your location. If you prefer to enjoy your tobacco (or other loose leaf herbal products) products via a vape rather than actually burning the leaf. then you might be interested in the new K-Vape Micro-DX. This vape has a digital OLED display, heats in half a minute, and comes with a lifetime warranty. This feature-packed vape is currently…


My Week with the Apple Watch

“He used his Apple Watch as a boarding pass!” the TSA agent shouted to his buddy. I was geeking out too, but to be honest, it was pretty awkward finding a good way to position my arm so the watch was face-down on the scanner. That pretty much sums up my impressions so far: The Apple Watch is exciting, but…


Sling TV Expands Again with HBO and Updates

HBO is available through Sling TV service…now! It’s a considerate gesture before the “Game of Thrones” and “Silicon Valley” premieres on Sunday, April 12, for those Sling TV package subscribers who have the standard “Best of Live TV” at $15 per month.


Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Game Announcement

The popular Deus Ex video game series will continue with the next installment titled Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, a first-person stealth-adventure game with third-person cover elements featuring a familiar character and expanded weapon customization options.