Gear Bits

Arlo Rolls Out 4 New Cameras with Their New Essential Line

Keeping an eye on your home has become much more advanced than just hoping you had nosy neighbors! Arlo offers a slate of ways to feel safer, and they’ve updated their indoor, outdoor, and doorbell cameras for sharper views of everything around your house. This way, you can watch your nosy neighbor watching you!



The 5.3L Typhur Dome AirFryer Will Make Cooking for the Entire Family Easy

Looking for a way to make a fast and healthy meal for a crew? You’ll want to check out the Typhur Dome AirFryer — a kitchen appliance inspired by the traditional charm of pizza ovens. Designed to be the world’s fastest air fryer in most scenarios, the Typhur Dome boasts a cyclonic circulation system that promises 30% quicker cooking times on average. But it doesn’t stop there – this gadget also maintains ideal temperatures and ensures your food stays deliciously moist.



EcoFlow Delta Pro Ultra Will Offer a Whole-Home Backup Power Solution

EcoFlow is a leading eco-friendly energy solutions company we have covered many times on Gear Diary. Their products are well-designed and user-friendly and always solve an energy problem. In 2023, the company is expanding its focus to encompass residential energy solutions. Their latest innovation, the EcoFlow Delta Pro Ultra, is being unveiled at ShowStoppers during IFA.


CASETiFY Ultra Bounce Case Will Offer 32-Feet of Ultimate Drop Protection and More!

According to CASETiFY’s internal research, over 90% of screen cracks happen when the smartphone hits its corner during a fall. To combat that, they’re introducing what they say may be the most protective phone case, the CASETiFY Ultra Bounce Case. Not only can it handle being dropped from up to 32′, but it also sports 10X Military Grade Standard (MIL-STD 810G 516.7) shock protection, and it can be personalized.





Urbanista Malibu Is an IP67 Dust and Waterproof, Light-Powered Speaker Ready for Outdoor Fun

How often have you been at the lake or pool while enjoying good music and great company, only to have the battery on your portable speaker die or for someone to drip all over your speaker? With the Urbanista Malibu, neither of these problems would be an issue; not only is it IP67 waterproof and protected against sand, dust, and dirt, but it uses integrated Powerfoyle solar cell technology, so it can self-charge any time it is exposed to indoor or outdoor light! The sustainability doesn’t end there; the Urbanista Malibu is made from recycled plastic and fabrics!


The Brand New 98″ TCL S5 98S550G Will Enlarge and Elevate Your TV Watching Experience

Here’s some exciting news from TCL! Not only are they the official TV partner of the NFL, but they’ve just introduced a seriously impressive new TV model – the TCL S5 98S550G. It’s a whopping 98″, perfect for all you movie buffs and sports fanatics out there. And guess what? It’s not the only option – TCL’s got a whole lineup of 98″ TVs to choose from, including the new 98S550G, the 98R754, and the 98QM850G.


Unleashing the Power of the Meta Llama 2 LLM: MediaTek Boosts On-Device Generative AI for Edge Devices

The next big thing is always around the corner in the tech world, and artificial intelligence is the newest and most exciting innovation. Sure, AI can power ChatGPT and other engines, but it can also make devices more efficient, learn our habits to adjust our tech to meet our needs, and even improve everything from emailing to photography. MediaTek is looking to help boost that to the next level with their partnership with Meta, Facebook’s parent company, to use the Meta Llama 2 LLM (Large Language Model) to bring on-device generative AI to our pockets and homes.



Pitaka Dreamland ChromaCarbon Band for Apple Watch Review and Giveaway

I recently reviewed Pitaka‘s new ChromaCarbon watch bands. Combining carbon and aramid fiber, the bands are light, solid, and colorful. The Pitaka Dreamland ChromaCarbon Bands are even more stunning. Their intricate designs, inspired by great architecture, are unlike anything we’ve seen. The $129 watch bands even come with a Rubik’s Cube of similar design. And… we are giving one away.


The Anymaka Portable Hammock Stand Sets Up in 3 Seconds, Promising Tree-Free Relaxation Just About Anywhere!

Kev and I have been bitten by the camping bug, as evidenced by our new off-road setup. We’ve got camp chairs, but on every excursion, one of us will mention how nice it would be to have a hammock along. We could buy a packable one, but a lot of times, strapping a hammock to a pair of trees is impossible, impractical, or not allowed, and most portable hammock bases are too large or too unstable for our needs. That’s why the anymaka portable hammock, available for the next 15 days on Kickstarter, appealed to me enough to back it.


The $49 Wearable XEdge Flounder Multitool Is the Perfect EDC for People Who Don’t Want to Wear Batman’s Utility Belt

The XEdge Flounder multitool is a little wonder that’s not your run-of-the-mill everyday carry; it’s a little marvel that combines elegance and efficiency in one compact package. I’m impressed by the range of functions this mini-sized titanium, CNC-machined multitool has packed into its sleek design. Not only is it a mini pry bar, but it’s also a bottle opener, bit driver, nail puller, box opener, graphite everlasting pen, firestarter, pocket saw, and more!