Articles by Travis Ehrlich



MEATER and Traeger Fire Up Some Enticing Prime Day 2024 Deals

We’re deep into grilling season, and if you don’t have all of the BBQ tools you need, Amazon Prime Day deals are here to help you save some money with excellent deals from MEATER and Traeger. Some of their most popular products will be up to 30% off on July 16th and 17th, so there’s never been a better time to upgrade your grill game!


Here’s a Fantastic Deal on the EcoFlow DELTA Pro 3 Portable Power Station, an Expandable System to Meet Your Power Needs

If you’re looking for an ultra-powerful portable power station that can be expanded to power your whole home, look no further than the EcoFlow DELTA Pro 3 Portable Power Station. EcoFlow products are designed to make home backup power easier and more convenient, and the DELTA Pro 3 lives up to that with the ability to run demanding appliances such as large, 3-ton central air conditioners without the fumes or loud noise experienced with conventional gas generators.





Vivint Chime Extender Review: Never Miss Another Visitor

I have been reviewing Vivint products for a few years now and am excited about how much their product line has expanded. They keep developing new devices that make your house more secure and smarter. The latest device I have installed is the Vivint Chime Extender, which ensures you never miss a chime, even when away from the smart panel.


BougeRV ASPEN 30 Portable 12V Fridge Review: Dual Zones for Cooling and Freezing On-the-Go

As summer begins and camping and road trips commence, keeping food and drink cold on the go is essential. Instead of hauling and draining ice when it melts, you can use a portable electric refrigerator. BougeRV has three sizes of portable coolers that will keep the essentials cold, whether powered by offshore power, battery, or plugged into a vehicle; we’re going to look at the BougeRV ASPEN 30 specifically.




ThermoWorks x Hedley & Bennett Apron Review: Commercial Kitchen-Quality Protection Keeps Your Thermapen Handy

Whether you are an outdoor BBQ enthusiast or a seasoned chef, a high-quality apron is an essential cooking tool. The ThermoWorks x Hedley & Bennett Apron helps protect from spills and keeps important tools, like your Thermapen, close at hand. It does not hurt to have some style and quality in an apron! ThermoWorks makes fantastic thermometers, and Hedley & Bennet is a top kitchen linens company, so this partnership on a commercial kitchen-quality apron makes sense.


New Anker SOLIX X1 Revolutionizes Home Energy Storage

Anker has been a forerunner in portable energy for years. Their strides in large-scale energy have brought amazing products for the outdoors, travel, and emergencies. Today, they introduced the Anker SOLIX X1 Home Energy Storage System for commercial sales across North America. This product will provide residential developers with a scalable energy solution for smart homes.


Traeger and Louisville Slugger Celebrate The Hall of Flame

We shared the news about Traeger teaming up with Louisville Slugger to create pellets from the maple scraps used to make the famous bats. Just in time for baseball season’s kickoff, the pellets are available in most retailers where Traeger products are sold. What a way to start the summer and get in the spirit of our National Pastime! To celebrate the partnership of two colossal brands, Traeger sent me a celebration box to commemorate the occasion.


BougeRV JuiceGo Review: A 240Wh Portable Power Station That Nails Packable Size & Weight

We’ve reviewed many portable power stations at Gear Diary, and they usually fall into two basic sizes: small and easily portable to use with mobile devices while you’re out and about or much larger and heavier but suitable for off-grid use while camping or at home when power outages strike. The BougeRV JuiceGo 240Wh Portable Power Station I’ve been sent to test is an in-between-sized option that might hit the sweet spot for many campers who don’t want to lug a larger power source. Let’s take a look!


ThermoWorks Signals BBQ Alarm Thermometer Review: Keeps Track of Everything During a Cook

When asked about my BBQ technique, I always answer that it’s just heat control from one source to the meat. Monitoring those temperatures is an important tool for creating amazing BBQs, and ThermoWorks specializes in temperature. The ThermoWorks Signals BBQ Alarm Thermometer is an excellent way to get the temps correct for this summer’s cookouts. Signals sends important temperature readings and alarms wirelessly to your smartphone and web dashboard so you can easily monitor and analyze them.


Rocksteady Stadium 2-Speaker and Subwoofer Pack Review: Big Portable Sound

It is the perfect time of year to get outside and enjoy the improving weather. It is also a great time to have a portable speaker ready for any adventure, but what if you want something more than the usual portable speaker can provide? That’s where the Rocksteady Stadium 2-Speaker and Subwoofer Pack shines. Sure, you can bring just one of the Rocksteady Stadium Speakers along, but if you want a bigger stereo sound with more bass oomph than a single portable speaker can provide, this is the perfect solution.


Traeger ModiFIRE Sear Grate Review: Flawless Searing Every Time!

Last fall, I reviewed the Traeger Ironwood Series Pellet Grill, which has been a game-changer for my cooking. The ModiFIRE accessories allow for customization and extension of the Ironwood’s uses. I recently had a chance to check out the Traeger ModiFIRE Sear Grate, and it’s added a new angle to my pellet grill cooking.


Limited-Edition Traeger Louisville Slugger Pellets Are the Perfect BBQ + Baseball Collaboration

The smell of fresh-cut grass and warming temperatures signify baseball season is upon us. I am the head baseball coach at a high school in Texas, so this time of year is always special. Just in time to help kick off baseball and grilling season, Traeger, the pioneers of wood-pellet grills, has partnered with Louisville Slugger, the official bat of Major League Baseball, to bring us the limited-edition Traeger Louisville Slugger Pellets. I can’t think of a better collaboration to celebrate the traditions of baseball and barbecue!


Vosteed Mini Labrador Lock Knife Review: An Extremely Handy EDC Pocket Knife

Vosteed is quickly becoming a premier knife designer and builder. Since I carry a pocket knife daily, I have enjoyed reviewing their various offerings. Each knife is well-designed, made with premium materials, and stays sharp through lots of tough use. There are many design, color, and size options to choose from. The Vosteed Mini Labrador is a frame lock knife with a 2.73″ 14C28N blade and titanium handle. It is available in gray and black. This everyday carry (EDC)-size knife is a smaller version of the popular Labrador.


Vivint Smart Home Vehicle Detection Added to Outdoor Camera Pro for Real-Time Alerts and Recordings When a Vehicle Enters the Designated Area

In my smart home setup, we have covered many Vivint products. The system adds a lot of convenience and next-level security to a home. The cameras keep adding features and getting smarter, making managing security remotely easy. The new Vivint Smart Home Vehicle Detection for their Outdoor Camera Pro does just as the name implies — it will alert you when a vehicle arrives, leaves, or passes through a designated detection zone.