Home Tech

Heat Your Space and Make it Smell Great at the Same Time with the Tornado Terracotta Heater & Oil Diffuser

Are you looking for a way to make indoor and outdoor gatherings cozier? Are you looking for a sustainable heater that doesn’t add to your electric or gas bills? Do you want something that looks great and is portable? If any of that resonates, it’s time you took a look at the Tornado Terracotta Heater & Oil Diffuser. It’s on Kickstarter with 21 days to go, and it’s already 100% funded, with shipping slated for February 2024 — while it’s still cold enough to get some use before the weather changes again.


Tchibo Bean-to-Brew Coffee Machine Review: A Compact and Convenient All-in-One Espresso and Coffee Brewer

Are you tired of using expensive, wasteful individual coffee pods or drinking stale java that was made hours ago and left to stew? Has your coffee maker got you wishing for something closer to the ‘fresh ground for every cup’ experience found at your favorite coffee shop? Brewing with Tchibo is as straightforward as adding your coffee beans, selecting your desired portion, and pressing “start” to enjoy a cup of fresh and aromatic coffee every time. Skeptical if the Tchibo can create the flavorful and fresh coffee you desire, complete with the perfect crema, right at home? Let’s find out…


Eufy SoloCam S340 and HomeBase S380 Review: Comprehensive Home Security Without Any Monthly Fees

The new Eufy SoloCam S340 with dual cameras provides 3K resolution, giving you peace of mind knowing that your home is secure, especially with its 360° coverage. Solar-powered, it’ll run forever without needing to charge the battery manually, and with local storage, there are no monthly fees! The Eufy Homebase S360 (HomeBase 3) adds features like AI functionality, increased video storage, and the ability to expand storage even more via a built-in SATA port for SSD hard drives.



Bissell Little Green HydroSteam Pet Review: A Portable Steam Cleaner That’s Great for Smaller Cleanups

Discover the ultimate solution for pet-related messes with the Bissell Little Green HydroSteam Pet. Priced affordably at $229.99, this compact marvel effortlessly tackles stains and odors on carpets and upholstery. Designed with pet owners in mind, its advanced features redefine convenience, making it a must-have cleaning tool. Read on as we delve into its unparalleled cleaning performance and exceptional value.



Nanoleaf Ultra Black Shapes Hexagons and Triangles Review: Dramatic Lighting Effects that Look Like Art When Not in Use

Nanoleaf is a technology and Internet of Things-focused company that, since 2012, has offered a line of modern smart home products, including several series of light panels. Their system of smart light panels is available as triangles, mini triangles, and hexagons. Occasionally, the company offers limited editions of these products, as is the case with the Nanoleaf Ultra Black Shapes, which are available in Hexagon and Triangle Smarter Kits.



Unlocking the Future: Why Wi-Fi 7 Will Be Essential for Your Evolving Home Network

In a world where connectivity is the lifeblood of our digital existence, Wi-Fi technology continues to evolve at an astonishing pace. While Wi-Fi 6 has only recently made its debut, the relentless demand for faster, more reliable internet connectivity is propelling us into the era of Wi-Fi 7. This next-generation wireless standard is poised to play an even more integral role in our home networks, promising to meet the ever-increasing demands of our modern online lives. So, why is Wi-Fi 7 stepping into the spotlight so soon after Wi-Fi 6? Let’s explore the reasons.


The 5.3L Typhur Dome AirFryer Will Make Cooking for the Entire Family Easy

Looking for a way to make a fast and healthy meal for a crew? You’ll want to check out the Typhur Dome AirFryer — a kitchen appliance inspired by the traditional charm of pizza ovens. Designed to be the world’s fastest air fryer in most scenarios, the Typhur Dome boasts a cyclonic circulation system that promises 30% quicker cooking times on average. But it doesn’t stop there – this gadget also maintains ideal temperatures and ensures your food stays deliciously moist.


Anker SOLIX X1 and SOLIX F3800 Will Supply Power to Your Home and Electric Vehicle When You Need It Most

Anker has been ever-expanding their product line to include larger energy solutions. Anker SOLIX is developing power solutions that will bring independence to people worldwide. Flagship, high-performance, and the most home-accessible solutions were just announced at IFA. The Anker SOLIX X1 Home Energy Solution and Anker SOLIX F3800 Portable Power Station were highlighted for their ability to power your home and electric vehicle during blackouts.


JBL Authentics Series Speakers and the PartyBox Ultimate Bring the Style and Rhythm

JBL makes amazing speakers for every occasion, and if you’re looking for ways to boost the sound in your home and beyond, they’ve got some exciting new ones coming out soon! Whether you’re looking for a more classic-looking smart speaker for your home or something that will make everyone want to get up and dance, the JBL Authentics Series and the JBL PartyBox Ultimate offer something for everyone!


EcoFlow Delta Pro Ultra Will Offer a Whole-Home Backup Power Solution

EcoFlow is a leading eco-friendly energy solutions company we have covered many times on Gear Diary. Their products are well-designed and user-friendly and always solve an energy problem. In 2023, the company is expanding its focus to encompass residential energy solutions. Their latest innovation, the EcoFlow Delta Pro Ultra, is being unveiled at ShowStoppers during IFA.


The XGIMI HORIZON Ultra Offers 4K Long-Throw Projection, Dolby Vision, and More Features Than You’d Think Possible for Under $1700

If you’ve considered upgrading your home theater setup and want the most bang for your buck, the new flagship 4K XGIMI HORIZON Ultra should pique your interest. It’s the world’s first and only long-throw home projector sporting Dolby Vision. The HORIZON Ultra sports a hybrid laser and LED system, which are hardware-level computing optics usually only seen on luxury projectors costing thousands of dollars; it also offers low-latency gaming modes, and it doesn’t look like the usual box that you’d want to hide somewhere — because it’s not ugly!


55″ TCL Q7 4K QLED HDR Smart TV with Google TV Review: Affordable Entertainment with a Gorgeous Display

The 55″ TCL Q7 4K QLED HDR Smart TV with Google TV pairs cutting-edge technology with a remarkable viewing experience; it offers an array of impressive specifications that will cater to the most discerning tech enthusiasts and cinephiles. From its stunning 4K QLED HDR resolution to its smart features, the TCL Q7 truly elevates the home entertainment experience. Available in 55″, 65 “, 75″, and 85” models and with a list price starting at $749.99 (when not on sale), it’s a great QLED Smart TV for your money.


Nanoleaf Matter BR30 Smart Bulbs Review: Light Your Home According to Your Mood with These Flood Lights

There’s something supremely cool about having smart lights in your home that are white when you want but can also be any other colors when you prefer a different vibe. If you have recessed lighting, as I do, you may have considered installing smart floodlights, but if you want to get them from a known brand, they can be as much as $50 per bulb! The new Nanoleaf Matter BR30 Smart Bulbs are reasonably priced, and rather than being from some random maker, they come from Nanoleaf, a well-known smart lighting brand. Let’s take a look.




IQAir Atem Desk Review: A Portable and Personal Clean Air Solution

Many of us think about air quality in ways we never considered before. We’ve realized that wearing a mask is a healthy choice when air quality is bad outdoors, and we’ve begun exploring ways to improve the air quality in our homes and places of business. The IQAir Atem Desk is a desktop air purification system that, in a post-Covid yet still very much polluted world, makes more sense than ever.



Thermacell LIV Smart Mosquito Repellent System: Getting Ready for My 2nd Mosquito-free Summer

Last year, the Thermacell LIV Smart Mosquito Repellent System changed my outdoor experience. I am a magnet for mosquitos, and, in the past, they have made my backyard experience rather unpleasant. The LIV system changed that and created two mosquito-free zones. This season, thanks to a few additional repellers, I’ll have the entire backyard protected, whether I’m swimming, eating, or simply hanging. Let’s dive in.