With summer in full swing, my wife and I plan and sign a lot of traveling. When it comes to days spent hanging out in the sun, we usually bring our phones with us; while we could store them in a beach bag, we’d prefer having a bit more security for our valuables while we swim. That’s where AquaVault’s FlexSafe comes in.
Last year I reviewed an Ooni wood-fired pizza oven. The oven did a great job despite the fact that I used premade pizza dough. (And boy did I hear about it in the comments on the video.) The company sent me one of their new Ooni Koda gas-powered outdoor pizza ovens It’s pretty impressive. (And I used real pizza dough!)
We’ve covered the original Skyroam, a great way of connecting on the go regardless if you are a digital nomad or just someone who is traveling and needs to overcome the limitations of traveling data packages that your carrier might provide. The company sent me over their latest innovation, the Skyroam Solis X, which is proving to be even better than I expected.
I covered the OnePlus 7 Pro announcement with excitement. This flagship smartphone features a gorgeous 6.67″ AMOLED display; it has a top-of-the-line Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chip, and you can get yours with 6, 8, or 12GB RAM and 128 or 256GB user memory.
I love Waterfield products and, as I have noted in previously, I use them daily. Waterfield offers several great ways to organize and carry your gear. Their latest is the Waterfield Developer’s Gear Case. If like so many of us at Gear Diary you carry too much, this may be the case for you!
InvisibleShield describes their Glass Elite for the Google Pixel 3a, and I assume other smartphones, as, “Our strongest screen protection ever.” I don’t know if that is true, but I do know that it is the easiest screen protector install I have ever done. The $39.99 screen protector is also crystal clear and maintains the screen’s touch sensitivity.
I have been a fan of Mahjong games since 1986 when I played Shanghai on the Apple Mac Plus, and so have been thrilled over the past several years to see many high-quality mahjong games released for smartphones, tablets and handheld game systems. Now the Nintendo Switch has been added to the list with the release of Pure Mahjong.
One thing you can be certain of when it comes to simpleHuman’s products are going to make the space that you place them in more organizers, and look a bit more modern.
At my first CES, I carried a huge backpack with a mirrorless camera and tons of gear. It was a lot. Thanks to the Shure MV88+ Video Kit, my iPhone is now a powerful tool for capturing video on the go. It is light, relatively affordable and, in combination with my iPhone and Shure’s free apps, it gets the job done!
It’s getting warm outside which can only mean it’s time to start traveling, and what better way to travel in style than with Away? We received their Aluminum Bigger Carry-On, and it’s a beauty.
Powered by artificial intelligence, the CM Translator by Cheetah Mobile is a two-way translator that can make sure that your conversations can be understood through dictation.
In a world of expensive robot vacuums, the Ecovacs Deebot 500 is an affordable option for families looking for a quality clean without spending a fortune. Deebot 500 is compatible with smart home assistants like Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant and can also be controlled via the Ecovacs mobile app. The Deebot 500 retails for $279.99.
There’s nothing worse than traveling places with multiple cables. If you know me, you know that I’m infamous for carrying 6-7 cables just in the event one stops working. But with UNO’s Cross-Device Cable, that’s a thing of the past.
Phones and tablets have become increasingly powerful. Sadly, the batteries powering them have not improved dramatically. They have certainly not kept pace with increases in processing power or screen size. Thankfully, mophie’s new line of powerstation universal external batteries will keep your mobile device running. With four different available capacities, there’s a battery for every need!
Have you always envied steakhouses for making sure their NY Strips and Burgers having awesome grill marks and want to imitate them? Well, now you can with Cuisinart’s Cast Iron Grill Press.
A lot of people love the idea of a robot vacuum, but don’t want to pay the hefty price that comes with actually purchasing one. This is where Bissell wants to set a standard with their EV675, a newer smart robot vacuum that will spot clean for you without cleaning out your wallet.
When I used to travel, I would take numerous power adapters and cables so I could make sure my gear stayed charged. I moved to carrying an adapter with multiplied inputs, but the new mophie powerstation hub has taken things to a new level. It’s great for home but awesome for travel. Here’s why.
With the summer in full swing, this means you might be using your AC a bit more nightly to get yourself a decent rest every evening. Why not check out the OOLER Sleep system?
I own several pair of true wireless headphones. The least expensive of the are more than $150. I have avoided the inexpensive offerings coming to market but when iFrogz offered a chance to check out their sub-$60 iFrogz AIRTIME true wireless earbuds, I figured I would check them out. I have to admit; I’m rather impressed.
We all know that Apple is pretty finicky when it comes to opening up access to their HomeKit products. We’ve covered plenty, but the Dual Smart Outlet by Satechi is one of the few that manages to knock smart accessories out of the park in both price, and practicality.
Over the past 5-6 years, I’ve used plenty of external battery packs when I travel, but none like the Renogy Phoenix. Built with virtually every option that you can imagine, No matter where you are, there’s never a worry of what, or how the portable power bank will charge your device.