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December 6, 2016 • Reviews

Securifi’s Almond 3 WiFi System Combines Whole Home WiFi, Home Automation, Security

Securifi’s Almond 3 Smart Home WiFi System provides expandable wireless coverage for your entire home while also acting as a smart home hub and home security system. The complete system comes with three Almond 3 routers, all of which have touchscreens for simple setup and maintenance and starts at $399.99. It’s an impressive combination of …

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December 6, 2016 • Reviews

LG’s Collared Headphones Are Perfect for the Active Lifestyle

If you live an active lifestyle and hate wired cables, you should actually check out LG’s Tone Active+ Stereo Bluetooth headsets. The follow-up to LG’s popular collared headphones the LG Tone Active, how much more of a “plus” can the Tone Active’s be in the wireless headphone market?

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December 6, 2016 • Reviews

Breathe Clearly with the Honeywell AirGenius 4 Air Cleaner

Winter is here. The doors and windows stay shut. The air can get stale. Ans we now live with a fast-growing golden doodle puppy sleeping in a crate next to the bed. It is a formula for air quality that needs help. Well, help came in the form of the Honeywell AirGenius 4 Air Cleaner.

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December 5, 2016 • Reviews

WaterField Designs Atelier iPad Pro Gear: Elegant and Useful Storage for Your Accessories

Have an iPad Pro? If so, then you probably carry it with you almost all the time. But where do you stow its Pencil? And what do you do with the cable and charger? If you’ve been letting those things rattle around loose in your bag, then you’ll want to check out these beautiful and …

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December 5, 2016 • Reviews

The Bear Pillow Will Help You Avoid Night Sweats

Bear Mattress, a new company to the online mattress game that promises a cool comfortable night of sleep sent me over their Bear Pillow to check out. The question is, what makes the Bear Pillow any different from a pillow you could pick up at any department store?

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December 5, 2016 • Reviews

You Get What You Pay for with This Simplehuman Laundry Hamper

If you’re looking for a sturdy, but functional laundry hamper that won’t scream “college” (even if you’re in college) but is minimalistic enough to get the job done, you need to check out simplehuman’s Steel X-Frame Laundry Hamper.

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December 4, 2016 • Reviews

An iPhone 7 User’s Experience with the LG V20 Smartphone

I’ll be quite honest, I didn’t know exactly how I would go about this seeing as though I’ve restricted myself to Apple ever since the iPhone 4s and have not looked back. So when LG sent over their LG V20, my world was completely shaken up. How did it turn out?

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December 4, 2016 • Reviews

Elgato’s Eve Motion Lets You Know When There’s Movement in Your Place

Elgato sent over their latest product for Apple’s HomeKit platform, which just happens to be the first of it’s kind, the Eve Motion. So how does it fare compared to other products by the popular brand?

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December 1, 2016 • Reviews

Active Edge Leather Mariner Clasp Bracelet Looks Great but That’s Just the Beginning

Some time ago I wrote about my surprising experience with Active Edge products. I came into the review rather skeptical but, by the end, was enough of a believer that I went and purchased a few more products. Now the company has taken a huge step forward and created something that looks more refined but …

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November 30, 2016 • Reviews

iClever BTS-05 and BTS-07 Bluetooth Speakers Offer Good Sound and Great Value

Bluetooth wireless speakers have burst onto the scene like gangbusters. Recently I received a pair of BoostSound Bluetooth speakers from iClever and after spending some time with each I can see the attraction and need for items such as the iClever BTS-05 and BTS-07.

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November 30, 2016 • Reviews

Dollar Shave Club: A Practical, Thoughtful, and Sure to Be Appreciated Gift

If you’re struggling with what to get the guy who has everything, Dollar Shave Club may be the answer. You may recognize their name from radio ads, but you might have been hesitant to buy a relatively inexpensive razor and blades from a subscription service. After all, how good could it possibly be, right? Turns out, …

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November 29, 2016 • Reviews

Ozobot Evo Marvel Avengers Iron Man Master Pack: An Introduction to Robotic Programming

If you’ve ever been interested in learning about coding, but you didn’t know where to start, the Ozobot Evo Marvel Avengers Iron Man Master Pack might be a great place. You’ll use OzoBlockly, Ozo’s coding program, to “drag and drop blocks of code to take full control of Evo’s features,” and there are other fun ways …

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November 29, 2016 • Reviews

Max Traxxx Tracer Racers Bring New Technology to Old Fun

I loved playing with track sets when I was a kid. Those old tracks used a toy car and gravity or spring power to thrust the car along the plastic track. Max Traxxx Tracer Racers ($49.99) give kids the same old fun but with RC technology. The cars even light up the track as they …

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November 28, 2016 • Reviews

The BRAVEN BRV-1M Is a Mid-Size Bluetooth Speaker Ready to Rock Your next Adventure

We recently reviewed the waterproof BRAVEN 105. It is a fine speaker at a great price, but for under $50 you can’t expect to get amazing sound. By spending a bit more you can up your game and get the BRAVEN BRV-1M. At $99.99 it is double the price but, as the saying goes, you …

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November 28, 2016 • Reviews, Sponsored

Wiser Air Smart Thermostat Might as Well Have a Graduate Degree #ad

This post brought to you by Schneider Electric . The content and opinions expressed below are that of Gear Diary. I’ve spent a good bit of time adding smart functionality to Raina’s and my new home. When the chance to check out Schneider Electric’s Wiser Air was offered, how could I resist?

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November 28, 2016 • Reviews

In the Dark of Winter the Haiku Light Shines Brilliantly

My favorite tech item in my home is the Amazon Echo; the Haiku L Series fan I reviewed is a close second, especially since they work together. So I was excited to check out the Haiku Light. At $199, it’s a pricey ceiling light, but now that I’ve reviewed it I’ll be buying a few …

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November 27, 2016 • Reviews

Speck’s Presidio Line of iPhone 7 Plus Cases Impresses with its Slim Protection

Speck’s new Presidio line offers impressive drop protection while only adding minimal bulk to your iPhone 7 or 7 Plus. The Presidio cases are made with a polycarbonate outer-layer and a layer of Speck’s own shock-absorbent rubber called Impactium on the interior of the case. Speck’s Presidio cases are available in a number of finishes …

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November 27, 2016 • Reviews

The Audioengine HD3 Wireless Music System Is Only Small in Size

As I’ve previously noted, I’m a huge fan of Audioengine products. The HD6 are among my favorite speakers and the B2 resides in our bedroom. So color me surprise that I think the HD3 Wireless Music System is AudioEngine’s best offering yet. These may look like simple desktop speakers, but they’re a complete music system packing …

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November 26, 2016 • Reviews

Huawei’s Flagship Honor 8 Is a Gorgeous, Budget-Friendly, yet Capable Android Phone

Huawei brings their new flagship Android smartphone, the Honor 8, to the market sporting an affordable $399.99 price tag. The Honor 8 features a gorgeous, yet slippery, flagship-style design, 5.2-inch 1080p touchscreen, 12-megapixel dual-lens main camera and 8-megapixel front-facing camera, and a rear fingerprint sensor/button combination. The Honor 8 is powered by an octa-core 2.3 …

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November 26, 2016 • Reviews

The Engineered by HP Coach Bleecker Smart Watch Review

About 6 months after I purchased an Apple Watch, I stopped wearing it. While I’ve missed the convenience of wrist notifications, I never got comfortable with wearing what amounted to a microscopic and hobbled iPhone on my wrist. I prefer a more classic wristwatch style, but I also appreciate something smart; enter, the Engineered by HP Coach …

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November 25, 2016 • Reviews

Audeeze’s Sine Over-Ear Headphones Are a Sign That You Don’t REALLY Need a 3.5mm Headphone Jack

If you have an iPhone 7, one thing that you’ve missed the most is the headphone jack. There have been countless times I’ve grabbed a pair of headphones out of my drawer to try to listen to a podcast only to remember that they have a 3.5mm jack at the end, and they now no …

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