My first website was an iPhone app review site. When we expanded into covering hardware, I was fortunate enough to get a pair of Audioengine A2 speakers as my first review item. Now Audioengine has refreshed the line and added Bluetooth. The new Audioengine A2+ has a classic look, but they are an entirely new offering from a fantastic company.
BoxLock is a clever smart lock that will protect your precious packages from porch pirates after they’ve been delivered. When paired with a secure parcel box, BoxLock is a strong line of defense to thwart package thieves. BoxLock has a built-in barcode scanner, Wi-Fi & Bluetooth connectivity, and a 30+ day rechargeable battery. BoxLock retails for $129.
High-end plumbing fixture manufacturer GROHE has entered the smarthome market with their new GROHE Sense Guard water controller. The Sense Guard monitors your water consumption, can detect micro leaks, and will protect your home in the event of a pipe burst. When paired with the GROHE Sense accessory, you’ve got an outstanding system to protect your home against water damage.
Breville’s new Smart Oven Pizzaiolo is specially designed to make restaurant-quality pizza in your home kitchen; it’s the first domestic countertop oven that reaches 750F, similar to a brick oven. Breville connected me with Dan Richer, chef and owner of Razza Pizza Artigianale, to give me a demonstration; I left impressed with both the oven and the chef.
Half my household has really enjoyed testing the Monster Illuminessence lighting kits the last few weeks. The new Monster fan enjoyed the intuitiveness of the remotes, the tremendous number of flashing patterns, and of course, the color options. I found them to be a fun novelty more than a permanent lighting choice, but I’m also not 5 like my other tester…
Rec Tec is turning up the heat in 2019 with four new grills that promise to enhance your outdoor cooks. Featuring a “wyld” Argentina style grill, a “big freakin’” pellet grill, a “beast” of a custom-built pellet grill designed for pitmasters, and a trailer-mounted version of the Beast designed for on-the-go cooks, we’re in for a wood-smoked treat this summer!
One of the most frustrating things about security camera systems is that you need to run power and Ethernet cable to the locations where you want to install your cameras. Eufy is here to save a ton of time and effort with their new eufyCam system, a 100% wireless security camera system with 365-day battery life and zero subscription fees.
Back in 2016, I reviewed my first robot vacuum, the Neato Botvac Connected. And then the Neato D6 arrived at my doorstep. At that point, I knew not all vacuums are created equal, even if they are from the same company.
Looking for an all-in-one solution to browsing, searching, and navigating your TV menu? Look no further than the Logitech K600 Smart TV remote. We’ve had the opportunity to test it out for ourselves and it’s one of the best solutions to typing with your television and getting things done faster.
I’ve been intrigued how Withings might change since their split from Nokia. At Gear Diary, we’ve been fans of the brand for years! So I jumped at the chance to review the Withings Sleep, the company’s newest sleep tracking pad. I was curious if the pad would help me focus on getting and maintaining proper sleeping patterns.
One of my absolute favorite iPhone XS Max Cases is the Moshi Altra. Its grippy handle is fantastic, and the look is pleasing in every way, but I always wondered what the purpose was behind the “SnapTo” tabs on the inside of the case. And thanks to the Moshi SnapTo Wall Mount System, their purpose is now clear.
If you are a huge coffee drinker who is looking for a more cost-effective method for making your iced coffees in the morning, the Cold Brew Coffee Maker by Gourmia may be just the thing you need.
The Aura Air is a device that monitors, filters, and disinfects the air in a room up to 860 square feet. Shown at CES, the Aura Air will be launching Kickstarter on January 22, 2019.
Every wine aficionado waits patiently to drink that glass of Cabernet they’ve been saving for years, or takes longer perusing the wine menu than the food menu at dinner. Drinking a delightful glass of wine is a whole experience that involves multiple senses.
We found so many great new products this year at CES that we could have easily awarded 20 with a “Best of CES” designation, but alas, we could only pick ten. Here, in no particular order, are Gear Diary’s top 10 picks for Best of CES 2019.
Toronto-based Nanoleaf, who is best known for their popular triangular-shaped Nanoleaf Light Panels, has wowed onlookers at CES 2019 in Las Vegas with their new product, Nanoleaf Canvas. Canvas is made out of edge-to-edge light squares that are touch sensitive, react to music and sound, and integrate with Apple’s Siri, Google Assistant, and Amazon’s Alexa.
CES has no shortage of unique speakers on the showroom floor this week, but Cavalier Audio’s take on Stereo Sound Systems redefine how you’ll use your speaker in 2019.
CES may be the home for various gadgets, drones, foldable phones, and roll-up televisions, but if you’re a pet owner, there are plenty of items aimed at you and your four-legged friend as well. Wagz has three new items, the Explore Smart Collar, the Go-Smart Door, and Roam’s Smart Shield.
Scosche is much more than their car accessories. If you’ve been following their CES announcements this week, you know that Scosche has a lot in store for 2019, but you might be really intrigued by how they plan on keeping your home device charging organized with the Scosche BaseLynx Modular Charging System.
Ring is popular for their video doorbells and home security systems, but for those of us who live in homes without doorbells, you may have felt a bit left out. That’s no longer the case, thanks to the new Ring Door View Cam.
Bathrooms are one of those areas where you may not give too much thought to innovation. Maybe you change the taps on your sink, or swap out the showerhead, but have you ever considered a zero-gravity bathtub? Or a toilet inspired by a pottery wheel? TOTO has, and they’ve blessed us all with the news of a $13,000 toilet.