Gear Bits





TrueKinetix TrueTrainer Aims to Make Indoor Cycling Fun!

Bike riding is a super fun outdoor activity, whether you ride intensely or just like to tool around town. The downside is in winter and bad weather when you need to take the training indoors and hook up to a device to cycle in place. It’s just not the same, either emotionally or physically. TrueKinetix can’t help (as much) with your desire to get outside, but they can help make it a more fulfilling exercise with TrueTrainer.


Samsung Bespoke Kitchen Appliances Get Smarter and Sleeker!

Anyone can have a regular refrigerator or oven. But if you really want your kitchen to reflect you, then you need to consider a Samsung Bespoke appliance! Samsung is expanding its Bespoke line, so if you’ve ever thought “you know what my fridge needs, besides more half and half? A more stylish exterior!” Well, read on!


The 2023 LG TV Lineup Promises Plenty of Style and Smarts

Remember when televisions were just conduits for whatever your rabbit ears could get over the air? It’s safe to say things have changed, a lot. LG is right there pushing the envelope with exciting new OLED models that will make your living room more entertaining, smarter, and stylish. Here’s a look at the 2023 LG TV Lineup.


Break a Vape Habit the Healthy Way with CAPNOS!

Consensus on vaping is mixed, to say the least. On the one hand, it’s almost definitely a harm reduction versus smoking. On the other, it’s unclear if there are other risks, and it still doesn’t break a nicotine dependence. CAPNOS aims to let people keep the oral fixation that comes from vaping but strips away all the health risks!


Movano Evie Aims to Stylishly Quantify Women’s Health

It is hard to believe that it’s 2023 and women’s health is still not taken seriously, but that’s the reality in the medical world today. Gender bias in health care is a huge issue, and while technology can’t fix it 100%, Movano Health is trying to take a big step forward with the Evie, their new wearable smart ring designed for women.



Vivint Smart Energy Brings Solar Production Data Their Smart Home App

Alternative energy sources have become more affordable and reliable and are also a passion of mine. With them, it is essential to be able to monitor energy input to regulate usage. Vivint has announced a new feature allowing their app users to view production data from their solar panels. This is a significant step forward in encouraging renewable energy sources and integrating solar energy into the Vivint Smart Energy and Smart Home experience.



Nomad Limited Edition Full Leather Desk Mat Ushers in Black Friday Savings

We love Nomad’s products. We love them even more, when special savings are involved, which is exactly what’s happening during their annual Black Friday sale. Even though the savings are terrific this year, Nomad decided to do something extra special. So not only are they announcing this year’s deals, but they’ve just introduced the Nomad Limited Edition Full Leather Desk Mat.



MediaTek Dimensity 9200 Shows They’re Ready For the Future

I recently explained to my son that once upon a time, phones didn’t fit in our pockets; instead, they were mounted on the wall. He was incredulous and seemed to think I had grown up in the stone age. I don’t blame him since he’s growing up in a world where every phone he encounters has a fair amount of power. We’re at the point where every phone can handle the things only a flagship handled in the past, and we have MediaTek to thank for bringing so many high-end processing features to many phones. But they’re still not resting;…





MediaTek Dimensity 1080 Chipset Provides Upgraded Cameras and Performance to Next Year’s Mid-Range Android Smartphones

Do you know what processor is powering your smartphone? Chances are that you don’t, and that’s okay, but I find processors fascinating because they control everything from your phone’s responsiveness to how many megapixels the cameras on your phone can be. With the new MediaTek Dimensity 1080 5G chipset, we’re promised upgraded camera features and a performance bump compared to its predecessor, last year’s Dimensity 920.



The 1800W EcoFlow DELTA 2 Portable Power Station Is Now Available

The EcoFlow DELTA 2 is now available for purchase. This new power solution comes with X-Stream technology, which offers charging speeds up to seven times faster than the competition; 0-80% in just 50 minutes from AC input on a battery this large is mind-blowing fast. The LFP batteries will bring ten years of life, and a huge 1800W AC output will run even more of your electronics and appliances, whether you’re going through a power outage at home, spending time in an area that doesn’t have electricity, or just trying to reduce your reliance on the grid.