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Apple iPhone 7 Plus Unboxing and First Impressions – A Solid Upgrade

As has become tradition, Apple released their yearly iPhone update this September. After two years with my iPhone 6 Plus, I decided to take the plunge and update to the iPhone 7 Plus. This year, Apple added water resistance, a solid-state home button, telephoto camera, A10 Fusion chip, stereo speakers, and more. Read on for my first impressions.



Scosche Hasn’t Forgotten About the Aux Cord Lovers

What if you need a new Aux Cable for your vehicle now that you have plans of getting the iPhone 7? SCOSCHE has your back!   If you looked at the Apple keynote with a side eye because they have effectively ripped the headphone jack out of the iPhone 7,  and now you will have to ride to work without…


Moshi Is Already Ahead of the Game with Their iPhone 7 Products

Today has been a GREAT day for Apple, and an even greater day for quality third-party accessory makers like Moshi who have announced their new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus accessory collection for Apple’s latest flagship. Moshi has officially launched nine cases and three screen protectors that are tailor made for the latest and greatest iPhone 7, including some…



Is My iPhone 6 Plus Obsolete? Why Do I Want the iPhone 7?

As a user of the iPhone 6 Plus the past two years, I came to the conclusion I’m well due for an upgrade on my Apple Smartphone, and if you have been stuck using the same iPhone since September 2014’s models, you might want to consider upgrading to the iPhone 7. Here’s why. Over the course of the last 24…



WWDC Outlines the Four Pillars of Apple’s Product Strategy

Apple held their Worldwide Developer Conference today. The public portion of the event was the keynote which clocked in at almost 2 hours and featured a top-down review of the highlights expect in what Apple identified as their four foundational  platforms – watchOS, tvOS, OS X (later rebranded as macOS) and iOS.


Charge Your Apple Watch in Style with the HoverDock

Since the Apple Watch has been updated to include Nightstand Mode, there are many new options for charging the watch overnight. I recently was able to review the HoverDock by Just Mobile which retails for $34.95. Basically, it is a minimalist way to charge the Apple Watch while using it in Nightstand Mode. Let’s take a look.


iPhone SE Review: A Pocket-Sized Phone with Good Specs

In a day where it seems that smartphones are only getting larger, the iPhone SE is a bit of fresh air. Sure it is nearly identical to the iPhone 5/5S – actually, externally it is identical – but it is a tried-and-true form factor that just works.




Smart Keyboard: Apple’s Most Awkward Product Ever

After using the Apple Smart Keyboard for months it has proven to be the most awkward Apple product I’ve ever used. That’s not normally a word associated with its products but it’s proven every single day I use it.


Urban Armor Gear’s Composite Case for MacBook 12-inch

I recently had the opportunity to use and test a composite case for my 12-inch MacBook from Urban Armor Gear. This manufacturer’s sample states it is military grade and drop-tested. Although I’m not about to start drop-testing my MacBook, I have no reason to believe it’s not military grade. It feels very sturdy and well-built, while remaining lightweight. So as…


Always Have a Charging Cable Nearby with the Echo Connect Key!

We’ve all panicked while out and about, realizing that our phone battery is low, and either we scramble to the car to get the cable, or we turn off every setting possible in attempts to keep enough battery to make it home. The Echo Connect Key by the company named, you guessed it, Echo, is a small charge key that you…



iPad Pro or Microsoft Surface; Which Would You Buy?

Obviously we’ve all been discussing the iPad Pro announcement yesterday, and I posed the following question to the Gear Diary team: You have $1,000, and you must spend it on either an iPad Pro or a Microsoft Surface. Which do you choose, and why?


Will the Rumored Apple TV Be Too Pricey for the Set-Top Market?

We have and adore a Roku 3 hooked up to our TV. It has a slew of channels from Netflix to Amazon Prime to Disney Jr., plus some light games. A brand new Roku 3 with voice search clocks in at $99, and the compact streaming stick at $39.99. So is playing iTunes Videos worth the rumored $149 for the…