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December 6, 2016 • Reviews

Securifi’s Almond 3 WiFi System Combines Whole Home WiFi, Home Automation, Security

Securifi’s Almond 3 Smart Home WiFi System provides expandable wireless coverage for your entire home while also acting as a smart home hub and home security system. The complete system comes with three Almond 3 routers, all of which have touchscreens for simple setup and maintenance and starts at $399.99. It’s an impressive combination of …

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December 6, 2016 • Reviews

Breathe Clearly with the Honeywell AirGenius 4 Air Cleaner

Winter is here. The doors and windows stay shut. The air can get stale. Ans we now live with a fast-growing golden doodle puppy sleeping in a crate next to the bed. It is a formula for air quality that needs help. Well, help came in the form of the Honeywell AirGenius 4 Air Cleaner.

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December 5, 2016 • Reviews

The Bear Pillow Will Help You Avoid Night Sweats

Bear Mattress, a new company to the online mattress game that promises a cool comfortable night of sleep sent me over their Bear Pillow to check out. The question is, what makes the Bear Pillow any different from a pillow you could pick up at any department store?

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December 5, 2016 • Reviews

You Get What You Pay for with This Simplehuman Laundry Hamper

If you’re looking for a sturdy, but functional laundry hamper that won’t scream “college” (even if you’re in college) but is minimalistic enough to get the job done, you need to check out simplehuman’s Steel X-Frame Laundry Hamper.

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December 4, 2016 • News

Smarten up Your Home with Sen.se’s SensePeanut

Introducing SensePeanut, the self-described smart intuitive sensors and first of its kind that are made to help connect the user to their home in a unique way.

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December 4, 2016 • Reviews

Elgato’s Eve Motion Lets You Know When There’s Movement in Your Place

Elgato sent over their latest product for Apple’s HomeKit platform, which just happens to be the first of it’s kind, the Eve Motion. So how does it fare compared to other products by the popular brand?

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December 2, 2016 • Editorials

Accessorize Your Echo Dot

Amazon’s Echo and they latest Echo Dot have taken off with them becoming mainstream as of late. The Black Friday special on the 2nd Generation Dot being only $39.99 is what triggered me to finally order one. After you get the Dot, it’s time to accessorize as it’s virtually made to be a hub for …

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November 30, 2016 • Editorials

Will Apple’s Downfall Be the Battle for Your Home?

Quick, what’s the most interesting innovation to go mainstream this year? You can make an argument for a number of ideas, but it’s pretty clear from the ad blitz that home automation, especially from Amazon’s Echo and Google’s Home, are at the forefront of ideas that have gone from tech-y to everyday. Surprisingly, Apple appears …

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November 28, 2016 • Reviews, Sponsored

Wiser Air Smart Thermostat Might as Well Have a Graduate Degree #ad

This post brought to you by Schneider Electric . The content and opinions expressed below are that of Gear Diary. I’ve spent a good bit of time adding smart functionality to Raina’s and my new home. When the chance to check out Schneider Electric’s Wiser Air was offered, how could I resist?

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November 28, 2016 • Reviews

In the Dark of Winter the Haiku Light Shines Brilliantly

My favorite tech item in my home is the Amazon Echo; the Haiku L Series fan I reviewed is a close second, especially since they work together. So I was excited to check out the Haiku Light. At $199, it’s a pricey ceiling light, but now that I’ve reviewed it I’ll be buying a few …

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November 23, 2016 • Reviews

Be Ready to Enjoy All Your Holiday Pictures with the New Nixplay Iris WiFi Frame

I’ve written about my experience with Nixplay frames previously. I love the ease-of-use they provide and really enjoy being able to see various pictures from the trips Raina and I have taken. The company recently released the new Nixplay Iris 8”. At $199.99, this is the company’s most refined WiFi frame yet and … I love …

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November 22, 2016 • Editorials, Gift Guides, News

Gear Diary’s Biggest Ever Holiday Gift Guide!

If you are shopping for the holidays but need a few ideas for gifts to purchase, we are here to help! In this, our biggest gift guide ever, we’ve included 55 gadgets for you to check out— take a look!

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November 21, 2016 • Reviews

Unwinding for 30 Nights with the Purple Mattress

The average person sleeps roughly eight hours a night, and for a third of their lives so it’s important that the place you rest your head not only be comfortable, but will not only support your body for the night but over the course of time.

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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 14, 2016 • News

Audioengine Grows Their HD Series with the HD3 Wireless Music System

I love Audioengine speakers. The HD6 are among my favorite speakers. So I was excited to hear about the new HD3 Wireless Music System. They look like AudioEngine’s familiar desktop speakers but they’re something new. As the company explains, “the HD3 is a complete music system that allows you to listen to all of your …

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November 14, 2016 • News

The OPCOM GrowBox and GrowWall: Self-Contained and Soil Free Indoor Gardening

We’ve looked at other indoor gardening solutions in the past, but this is the first soil-free version. Check out the OPCOM Farm GrowBox and GrowWall. They both use “automated systems featuring proprietary LED light spectrum technology with lighting and water cycles and nutrition finely tuned for optimal plant growth at a rate 25 percent faster than …

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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

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 • News

Elgato’s New HomeKit Accessory Senses Motion in Your Home

If you are a fan of Apple’s HomeKit, you might have heard a thing or two about a company by the name of Elgato. Well, now the popular smart home product maker announces their Eve Motion wireless motion sensor, and it’s worth checking out.

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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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