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Woken Compostable Espresso Pods Remove the Single-Serve-Coffee-Making Guilt

Everyone likes the convenience and choice offered by using a single-serve coffee maker, right? But one of the biggest problems is that single-serve coffee makers produce unrecyclable waste. Some coffee pod makers offer to recycle used pods, but you have to return those used pods to them. Woken Coffee makes user compostable pods that reduce waste with minimal effort.









Keep Cool with the Alexa-Enabled CoolSmart Oscillating Fan

There are a lot of products out there that promise to be “smart”, and there are plenty of products that come complete with Alexa integration including outlets, lamps and even speakers. But the CoolSmart Fan is one of the first that I’ve seen that choose to be smart at keeping you cool.


Vivint Outdoor Camera Pro Improves Protection

I have been using the Vivint Smart Home for some time, and it has really become a regular part of our lives. The initial install and thoughts can be found here (pt1) and here (pt2). The Outdoor Camera Pro has since been released, and I have had the chance to take a look at it. The new camera and features are fantastic.



Cool Down This Summer Anywhere with the Zero Breeze 2.0 Portable AC

There’s nothing worse than looking at your utility bill in the summer, and realizing that the bill is high because you’ve been running your air conditioning more than you usually do courtesy of high temperatures. Luckily the team at Air Conditioner Lab has the perfect solution to stay cool no matter if you’re in your house, your backyard, or on the go. Introducing the Zero Breeze 2.0, a portable solution…


Ecovacs DEEBOT 711 Is a Lean, Mean, Smart Cleaning Machine

We’ve covered many robot vacuums here at GearDiary, but I haven’t seen many as smart or quiet as the Ecovacs DEEBOT 711. Packed with features like visual mapping technology, Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa compatibility, and 110-minute runtime, the DEEBOT 711 stands as one of the better robot vacuums on the market. You can get yours today for $429.99.



Cinder Precision Grill Adds a New Spin On Sous Vide, for a Price

Over the past two years, I’ve cooked my foods a bunch of various ways with many gadgets, and Sous Vide has ultimately been my favorite. But one thing that always bothered me was taking the food from the water bath and manually searing it. And then the Cinder Precision Grill arrived at my doorstep.


Elechome’s Air Purifier: Cleaner Air In Your Home at an Affordable Cost

The sole purpose of air purifiers is to remove all of the impurities in the air that you breathe. With allergies running rampant everywhere we turn, things like dust, pollen and pet dander can be an airborne allergen that ruins your summer with colds and asthma triggers. The Elechomes Air Purifier is a great addition to your home if you and your family desire cleaner air.


Airthings Wave Plus Is a Sleek Indoor Air Quality Monitor for Only the Data Junkies

We measure data points on many things in our lives these days, from our weight to our steps to even our heart rate. Apart from being fun to look at, having access to this data helps us to make informed decisions that can improve our lives. The Airthings Wave Plus provides data about the indoor air quality where you install it, but then ultimately doesn’t tell you much about what that…


Beat the Heat with the Portacool Cyclone 140

Most summer days here in south Texas get hot enough that working in the garage or being outside is almost unbearable. I recently had the opportunity to test out the $999 Portacool Cyclone 140 in my own garage/golf cart shop. Texas was kind enough to give me a 103-degree day to start my review. Let’s take a look.


Tineco PURE ONE S12 PLUS Smart Vacuum Cleaner Review

Dust, dust mites, pet hair, human hair, dirt — they all will accumulate in your living spaces, and they are all gross. You can get rid of all of your sneeze-inducing detritus with the cordless Tineco Pure One S12 Plus Smart Vacuum Cleaner. Using artificial intelligence, it provides a smarter, deeper, quieter, and better cleaning.


Gear Diary’s 2019 Father’s Day Gift Guide

Father’s Day is fast approaching, and if you’ve been racking your brain for some great gifts that think outside of the sock drawer and toolbox, then we’ve got you covered. Regardless of your budget, this gift guide will have something perfect for the dads in your life.