iPhone

Is a $300 Savings on a Smartphone Worth It to YOU?

I asked the Gear Diary team a question last night: if you had an additional $300, how would you spend it? The reason I asked, was that $300 seemed to be the average cost difference between an iPhone/Galaxy phone, and the new Nexus phones (Nexii?) and the Moto X Pure; was it enough to lure switchers?


Jamstik+ The Smart Guitar Review

When I started playing the guitar in the early 80’s, I dreamed of having a cool electric guitar with some cool technology. It is now 2015 and I have now played a small, portable guitar that connects to my smartphone and tablet. The Jamstik+ is a wireless, compact MIDI guitar that needs no tuning and costs $299. Let’s take a…






iOS 9 Public Beta Available Now

Apple just released public betas of both  iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan. There’s no requirement to be a developer or do anything except visit this link to sign up with your Apple ID. Before loading this (or any) beta software  be certain you have a complete backup of your data. This is the fourth beta release of Apple’s  iOS 9 which is…


EasyAcc 3200mAh Extended Battery Case for iPhone 6 Provides Double Duty

The batteries in new devices seem to be stabilizing in daily life span, but continued use still takes a toll on the stored energy. Accessory companies like EasyAcc offers solutions to this power dilemma with items like the 3200mAh Extended Battery Case. This unit provides double duty as an everday protective case while more than doubling your device’s usage time.


Mophie Juice Pack for iPhone 6 Plus Review

Keeping your phone going for a whole day of heavy use can sometimes be a chore, and while USB power packs are common, battery backpacks like the Mophie Juice Pack for iPhone 6 Plus can be a more convenient option. Rather than tethering your phone to a battery with a USB cable, the Mophie Juice Pack acts as a case…



Totallee’s Scarf Case for iPhone 6 Plus Is BARELY There

I’ve been through plenty of cases, but one thing that I always look for is the minimalism. There’s so many options; waterproof, shock-protection, you name it. But one that honestly intrigued me, the guy who wants ultimate protection, is labeled the “thinnest”. And I like it. At only 0.355mm thin (yes, it’s truly that thin), Totallee’s Scarf Case for the iPhone 6…




Loop Straitjacket iPhone 6 Case Review – Perfectly Minimal

I hate phone cases, but know for most people they are a real need – and for our kids we mandated full-protection cases when we got iPhones a few years ago. I’ve reviewed cases before, and promptly removed them! So having Loop Straitjacket STILL on my iPhone for more than two months after installing it tells me this is something…






Apple Reportedly Gearing Up for Online Television Service

In a new report from The Wall Street Journal, Apple seems to be in the talks to launch an slimmed-down online television service which would have around 25 channels with some major names like ABC, CBS, and Fox, and heavy hitter cable channels like E!, and Syfy.


The Scarf is the Thinnest Case for the iPhone 6/6+

For those of you who enjoy the feel of a naked iPhone, but still want a bit of protection with minimum bulk, you may be in luck. California based accessory maker Totallee has “The Scarf”, the World’s thinnest case.


Incipio’s Trina Turk iPhone 6 Plus Case Review: Beautiful Protection

It’s not often that you’ll come across a case for the iPhone 6 Plus that is protective, svelte, fashionable, and reasonably priced, but the Trina Turk iPhone case line accomplishes all that and more. Wisely leaving their base case production to the very accomplished folks at Incipio, these cases feature Trina Turk‘s eye-pleasing patterns.