Reviews

Cairn XL Smart Lantern with Power Bank Review

I love being able to have lighting options off of the grid, both for piece of mind during an emergency and also during my outdoor adventures. The Cairn XL Smart Lantern ($99) brings quality, phone connectivity, and spare power in a  well designed, water and dust proof package. This light excels in all categories. Let’s take a look! 

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RapidX Ferrino Desk Chair Is a Sporty Bucket Seat for the Office

Raina and I were visiting friends in Florida. They had a Lexus IS250. I drove one for six years, and the bucket seats were even more comfortable than I remembered. It occurred to me that a desk chair with the same design would be awesome! Well, the $349 RapidX Ferrino Desk Chair is just that — a bucket seat-inspired chair!


Loop Earplugs: Protect Your Hearing Without Ruining Your Night

Who doesn’t love the thrill of watching one of your favorite acts live and in concert? But how often have you ended the evening with tinnitus — a buzzing in your ears that can take days to go away? Did you know that it’s possible to damage your ears so badly that the ringing never leaves? You need Loop Earplugs.


Ultimate Ears WONDER­BOOM Is Indeed a Small Wonder

I’m a huge fan of Ultimate Ears speakers. The MEGABLAST Alexa-powered speaker I recently reviewed hangs over my treadmill. The WONDERBOOM is a far simpler, and much less expensive speaker that, for under $100, will have you ready for the great outdoors this summer. It is small, powerful, gets great battery life and is, of course waterproof.


Ring Spotlight Cam Solar Is the Bright Choice in Simple Home Security

Ring, who recently made the news after it was reported that Amazon is acquiring them, has another security camera worth fawning over. The Ring Spotlight Cam Solar is a WiFi security camera that can be mounted almost anywhere and is powered by the sun. Priced at $229, it illuminates the night with built-in LEDs when it senses motion.


iOttie’s New Car Mounts Makes Navigating a Bit Easier

If you own a vehicle and tend to use navigation apps in order to get where you’re going, chances are you need a car mount. But don’t go and buy one of those cheap ones from the gas station, get yourself one that is durable and serves multiple functions like these from iOttie.


Bowers & Wilkins PX Adaptive Noise Canceling Headphones Review

One of my favorite pairs of headphones is the Bowers & Wilkins P7 which I reviewed early last year. Now I’ve got the Bowers & Wilkins PX in hand, and I’ve got to say, they took everything I liked about the P7 and added even more features: a sleeker style, adaptive noise canceling, 22 hours battery life, and intuitive commands.



Go the Distance with the Mophie Powerstation USB-C XXL External Battery

We’ve reviewed dozens of external batteries here on Gear Diary but few have offered the combination of simplicity, power and understated elegance of the mophie powerstation USB-C XXL. This external battery was made with the most recent MacBooks in mind but is also quite friendly with devices that employ a USB-C connector. Of course, USB-A is still present as well.


Give Your Pet a Little Bit of TLC with the Commbo Massager

Having a pet can be very therapeutic, but sometimes, your favorite four-legged friend needs a bit of TLC as well. And if you have one of those pups that can tend to be frightened come Bath time, there’s a product available you should consider purchasing. That product is called the Commbo by J-Line. 


Lightweight Sunski Sunglasses are Built for Fun in the Sun

If you’re on the lookout for a fresh pair of shades, Sunski may be the Holy Grail at the end of your quest. They’ve got loads of styles and color combinations, along with polarized lenses and a lifetime warranty. You can get your hands on these fashionable yet extremely lightweight frames starting at $48.


Trust your Keys to the KeySmart Pro with Built-in Tile Tracking

If you’re looking to stop the jingle jangle of keys that create a big bulge in your pocket, you’ll love the KeySmart Pro.  It’s a key organizer that fits all of your keys into the size of a Swiss Army Knife, PLUS it’s got built-in smart features like a flashlight, and Tile functionality so you’ll never lose your keys again!