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OtterBox Traction Case for the iPhone XS Max Review

The big iPhone XS Max release day has come and gone. From the looks of my local stores, both Apple and cell carrier, the majority of people either waited or bought their phones online.  Online orders placed today for iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max have even become available for in-store pickup.



Smartphones at Laptop Prices: Apple’s 2018 Keynote

Before we get into Apple’s Keynote announcement where they didn’t announce new Airpods or the elusive AirPower (because it’s indeed in the “air” at this point), let me just say that I plan on getting the iPhone Xs Max, the 512GB version, in Gold. Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way… here we go.



Gear Diary Visits PocketNow’s PNWeekly Podcast

Judie and I first met while we were guests on a podcast. I loved chatting with her and am grateful that I was able to begin writing for Gear Diary. Last week I was a guest on Pocketnow’s podcast PNWeekly. A longtime Pocketnow reader, I was excited. The conversation was lively and covered a lot of ground. Check it out.



Siri Is Out to Get Me, and I Have Proof!

I’ve made a terrible mistake. See, I complain A LOT about Siri, because, well, she’s not the brightest AI assistant around. But she apparently has been listening in, and she’s been trying very hard to make my life miserable lately. Here are a few examples:


HomePod Is Doomed Because Siri Is Dumb

Apple’s absence from the smart speaker market is being corrected in early February with the release of the HomePod, but it won’t improve their fortunes in that market. It isn’t because HomePod is too expensive, or too late to the market, it’s because HomePod is handicapped by Siri. Sweet, but painfully useless Siri.


Naztech Frees Up iOS Memory with Xtra Drive mini

With the size of videos and photos nowadays, we may all have a time where the provided memory just is not enough. Naztech is addressing this issue with the Xtra Drive mini ($59.99). The device allows you to instantly save and transfer files using your iOS device’s Lightning Connector and up to 256GB Micro USB card. 


Bose SoundSport Free Wireless Earbuds: The Airpod Killers

Bose is a brand that’s name is recognizable almost anywhere you go. Mostly they are known for their over-ear headphones like the QuietComfort 35’s that we reviewed earlier this year, but one thing that was long desired from many fans of the company was a pair of Truly wireless in-Ear headphones.




YEVO 1 Bluetooth Wireless Headphones Review: Are They Worth the Buy?

There are plenty of “Truly Wireless” earbuds on the market that you could chose from, many with half-baked features like fitness tracking and glowing lights, but what if you just want a great sounding pair of wireless earbuds? If this is the case, you need to purchase the YEVO 1 truly wireless earbuds, and here’s why.


The iPhone X Is The Most Breakable (and Expensive to Repair) Smartphone Ever

If you were one of the lucky few to receive your iPhone X last week (or are waiting for it to arrive in the coming weeks), one thing that you might be inquiring about is if you should purchase AppleCare+, or a more affordable alternative. If this is the case, you should truly check out SquareTrade. SquareTrade is one of the most popular alternatives to Apple’s own $200 AppleCare+ program,…





Everything We’ve Learned from Today’s Apple Keynote

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you know September of every year is Apple’s month of showcasing their latest products, typically the newest iPhone and iPad. Well, 2017 is no different as the company announced a few new products, including the Apple iPhone X, which many were expecting.