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November 15, 2016 • Gift Guides, Reviews

Travel Media Pouch from Great Useful Stuff Is Your Upgrade to First Class

I came across a new (to me) product supplier recently when a couple of their e-mails landed in the suggestion box here at Gear Diary. Based in San Francisco, Great Useful Stuff is a self-described boutique-style online retailer, offering a range of products from children’s items to tech to travel, including this Travel Media Pouch.

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November 15, 2016 • Reviews

Pyle Compact ACTION! Cam Review: 4K for $60, but Is It Any Good?

I’ve been shooting more video for personal enjoyment and for my church. It’s for this reason I bought a GoPro Hero 4 Black a few months ago; it has since become my favorite camera. When given the opportunity to take a look at Pyle’s new Compact ACTION! Cam, I thought: Cold this possibly be as good …

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November 14, 2016 • Reviews

SmartBuyGlasses Is a Great Source for Less Expensive Name Brand Prescription Eyeglasses

It seems like it was ages ago when I first wrote about saving money by purchasing prescription eyeglasses online, and since then I have taken advantage of the savings many times. I wanted to bring one site to your attention, as you might not have yet tried them: SmartBuyGlasses. 

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November 14, 2016 • Reviews

Logitech’s Logi Cam Keeps My Smart Home More Secure

If you’ve been looking for a great home security camera that not only allows you to monitor what’s going on when you are not there but that doesn’t need to be attached to a wall outlet like most on the market, you really need to check out Logitech’s Logi Circle Cam.

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November 13, 2016 • Reviews

Incipio’s CommandKit Smart Outlet Helps Monitor Your Home through Apple’s HomeKit

Attempting to set up a smart home through Apple’s HomeKit should be fairly simple, right? You have specific appliances and gadget that only work with this feature, but what if they don’t really… work?

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November 13, 2016 • Reviews

Never Forget to Turn off an Appliance with Elgato’s Eve Energy

If you are a fan of Apple’s HomeKit and looking to take your smart home to the next level, one item you certainly should check out is the Elgato Eve Energy.

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November 13, 2016 • Reviews

Lifefactory Offers a Twist on Water Bottles and Wine Glasses

The initial appearance of Lifefactory’s water bottles and wine glasses make them look like they were made for kids. They weren’t. Yes, the raised grip sleeves make them look “youthful” but these products aren’t kid’s stuff. They are well-designed products that will help keep a grip on your hydration or your favorite glass of wine. …

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November 13, 2016 • Reviews

Elgato’s Avea Flare Can Set the Mood in Your Room

Just like my Elgato Eve Energy review, I also had the opportunity to review Elgato’s Avea Flare mood lamp, and like most of Elgato’s products, not only does it work as it should, it’s pretty awesome.

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November 12, 2016 • Reviews

The Parrot Zik 3 Headphones Are an Incredible Sounding Pair of Headphones

The Parrot Zik 3 are a pair of Bluetooth headphones that were heavily talked about during CES 2016 due to their great sound and even better build quality, so when the company sent me over a pair to review I was not surprised at how marvelous the headphones themselves would be.

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November 10, 2016 • Reviews

The Raumfeld One S Speaker Review

Your home can never truly be complete without a great speaker, and there’s one in particular out there that won’t take up much space, but it will certainly fill a room!

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November 7, 2016 • Reviews

Incase’s New iPhone 7 and 7 Plus Cases Offer Beautiful, Lightweight Protection

Incase is known for their innovative phone cases, laptop sleeves, and similar accessories and these two new cases for iPhone 7 and 7 Plus are no exception. The Pop Case with hard-shell exterior provides full back, edge, and corner protection while the Textured Snap Case incorporates a textured eco-friendly fabric finish. Both cases are available …

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November 7, 2016 • Reviews

Rowkin Bit Charge Stereo Bluetooth Earbuds with Portable Charger Are the iPhone 7 Accessory You Want

It is old news that the iPhone 7 dropped the 3.5mm headphone jack in favor of wireless Bluetooth connectivity. That would be okay, except Apple has delayed the release of their AirPods Wireless Earbuds. Fear not, however, because the Rowkin Bit Charge Stereo Bluetooth Earbuds with Portable Charger are available now! They are tiny and …

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November 7, 2016 • Reviews

Yatra Music Muffs are Furry Foul Weather Friends

The temperatures outside may be decreasing, but the use of our devices does not wane. Thankfully, Yatra has launched its Music Muffs line of stylish over-the-ear headphones to extend your device usage will into the winter season.

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November 5, 2016 • Reviews

JBL’s Reflect Aware Are a Perfect Pair of Lightning Cable Earphones for Your New iPhone 7

After I finally received my iPhone 7 Plus, I had to come to terms with the fact if I wasn’t going to go completely wireless to listen to music, I’d have to find a pair of Lightning headphones. And just like that,  JBL’s Reflect Aware headphones arrived to review (thanks, Judie). Now the question is … are they …

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November 4, 2016 • Reviews

OLALA, What an Amazing Battery Pack for Your iPhone

If you consistently find yourself with a low battery, you should actually invest in a portable charger. Most chargers on the market will typically require an additional cable in order to use, but there’s one that you check out that brings it all for a pretty low price.

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November 3, 2016 • Reviews

Just Mobile TENC Auto-Heal Clear Case for Phone 7: Maximum Scratch Resistance

I’ve been a long-time fan of the Just Mobile TENC Auto-Heal Clear Case; it’s the case I kept on my iPhone 6 Plus and 6S Plus, because it was the closest thing I found to carrying my phone naked. While I liked that one of its properties was that the case wouldn’t show scratches, I …

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November 3, 2016 • Reviews

Is the QardioBase Scale Worth Weighting On?

There is no time like the present to start being more concerned about your health, and Qardio’s wants to make it an easier process for you. They sent us over their QardioBase Scale to check out, so let’s dive straight into it.

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November 2, 2016 • Music Diary, Reviews

Levin-Minnemann-Rudess Get Even Better with New Album “From the Law Offices Of …”

It has been nearly three years since I reviewed the recording Levin-Minnemann-Rudess, which I described as a “powerhouse onslaught of uncompromising instrumental joy”. It is one of those albums I ripped and added to my iTunes library and have listened to ever since.

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November 2, 2016 • Reviews

Nomad’s Silicone Strap for Apple Watch Looks Better and Is More Affordable Than Apple’s

If you have an Apple Watch, then you might be a huge fan of their silicone wrist straps that come included with the popular smartwatch. But what if you wanted something a little bit nicer but with a similar feel? Well, you might be in luck.

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November 1, 2016 • Reviews

Brooklinen Luxury Bedding: Sleep Like a Baby on the Softest 480 Thread Count Sateen Sheets

Most of us spend an average of 8 hours in bed every day; that equals basically 1/3 of our lives, and that’s why it’s so important that the bed we sleep on and the sheets we sleep in are comfortable and conducive to a good night’s sleep. For the last week, I’ve been enjoying the Brooklinen Luxe …

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November 1, 2016 • Reviews

Runner’s Review of the Apple Watch Series 2

I stopped wearing a watch around the time cell phones became small enough to always carry, probably around 2000 or so, with a Nokia chicklet phone or a Motorola Flip phone. Only when I started running long distances and trying to track my times and paces did I start to think it might be time …

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