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Gear Diary’s 2024 Mother’s Day Gift Guide & Giveaway: Ideas to Help You Spoil the Most Important Mom — Yours!

May 12th is Mother’s Day, and if you’re stumped on what to get her, we’re here to help with a plethora of thoughtful gifts! Whether Mom is a culinary queen, a wellness enthusiast, a fashion maven, or a bookworm, we’ve got you covered with gifts for every budget. So dive into our 2024 Mother’s Day Gift Guide; we’re positive you’ll discover the perfect present that will warm Mom’s heart and make her feel seen. As always, we’ve included a great giveaway at the end, so be sure to enter!


Beatbot Aquasense Pro Review: Spend Less Time Cleaning Your Pool and More Time Enjoying It

Pool season is fast approaching, and if you’re in charge of keeping yours clean, the Beatbot Aquasense Pro will help you keep it in tip-top shape with minimal effort. Keeping our pool clean and ready to swim in is my husband Kev’s domain; when I was offered an Aquasense Pro to try, Kev was intrigued. After using it for over a month, I figured it was time to let you all know how it’s been going. Long story short, this pool-cleaning robot has made his life (and, consequently, my life) so much easier.


ThermoWorks x Hedley & Bennett Apron Review: Commercial Kitchen-Quality Protection Keeps Your Thermapen Handy

Whether you are an outdoor BBQ enthusiast or a seasoned chef, a high-quality apron is an essential cooking tool. The ThermoWorks x Hedley & Bennett Apron helps protect from spills and keeps important tools, like your Thermapen, close at hand. It does not hurt to have some style and quality in an apron! ThermoWorks makes fantastic thermometers, and Hedley & Bennet is a top kitchen linens company, so this partnership on a commercial kitchen-quality apron makes sense.


Denvix Air Inflator Review: A Mighty Compressor That Packs a 150 PSI Punch

Spring has sprung, and with it, there are the perennial tasks of car tune-ups, bicycle tire checks, and prepping sports gear for fun. That’s where the Denvix Air Inflator comes in. It’s the Swiss Army knife of air inflators; whether you’re inflating car tires, bike wheels, or sports balls, this compact device makes these thankless tasks a breeze. Let’s take a look.


Kobo Libra Colour and Kobo Clara Colour Bring Something Exciting to the eReader Space

It’s been a while since we wrote about Kobo and the Kobo Reader, but here’s some exciting news — Kobo Rakuten has unveiled the Kobo Libra Colour and Kobo Clara Colour eReaders. These devices mark Kobo’s debut into color E Ink technology, departing from the traditional black-and-white digital reading experience that most, if not all, of us are used to on our eReaders.


Simple Spread Is a Clever Lid-Mounted Spreader for Peanut Butter and More

Imagine this: you’re making a quick sandwich, reaching for that jar of peanut butter or mayo, and instead of fumbling for a knife and a plate, you simply twist open the lid and start spreading. That’s the magic of the Simple Spread — a nifty invention that turns your jar lid into a spreading tool, making snack time and meal prep a breeze.


Traeger ModiFIRE Sear Grate Review: Flawless Searing Every Time!

Last fall, I reviewed the Traeger Ironwood Series Pellet Grill, which has been a game-changer for my cooking. The ModiFIRE accessories allow for customization and extension of the Ironwood’s uses. I recently had a chance to check out the Traeger ModiFIRE Sear Grate, and it’s added a new angle to my pellet grill cooking.


GVM PRO-SD300B Review: Excellent Quality Light in a Handsome Package

GVM (Great Video Maker) offers a line of assorted products for videographers and photographers, including monolights, tube lights, panel lights, flexible lights, and pocket lights. They also produce camera sliders, wireless microphones, teleprompters, and other accessories. GVM products are often aggressively priced compared to the competition while offering similar features and overall quality. GVM has certainly stepped it up with their new line of spotlights. This review examines the GVM PRO-SD300B, a 300-watt monolight specifically designed for today’s shooting environments.


Astronaut Foods Can Make Your 2024 Eclipse Safe and Tasty

Get ready to mark your calendars because a rare celestial event is on the horizon! The last time North America witnessed a solar eclipse was back in 2017, and we won’t get another chance until 2044. But on Monday, April 8th, skygazers in parts of the US will be treated to an awe-inspiring sight. What better way to get kids interested in science and space exploration? Astronaut Foods, known for its freeze-dried ice cream and fruit, is stepping up to make this celestial celebration one to remember.


Limited-Edition Traeger Louisville Slugger Pellets Are the Perfect BBQ + Baseball Collaboration

The smell of fresh-cut grass and warming temperatures signify baseball season is upon us. I am the head baseball coach at a high school in Texas, so this time of year is always special. Just in time to help kick off baseball and grilling season, Traeger, the pioneers of wood-pellet grills, has partnered with Louisville Slugger, the official bat of Major League Baseball, to bring us the limited-edition Traeger Louisville Slugger Pellets. I can’t think of a better collaboration to celebrate the traditions of baseball and barbecue!




AnkerMake M5 Review: 3D Printing Made Easy Enough for Almost Anyone to Do it!

A few years ago, I was sucked into the world of 3D printing with a Creality Ender 3 Pro. I have joked for years that I don’t need a pet; I have a 3D printer because, much like a pet, it is moody, sheds, and often has ailments it can’t explain. But I’ve been testing the AnkerMake M5, and it’s as close as possible to 3D printer perfection!



Box Refresh Is a Great Way to Give 50 Shipping Boxes a Second Life

If you’re like me, you do a lot of shopping online, and you know what that means — tons of cardboard boxes that need to be broken down for recycling (best case) or trash pickup (worst case). I try to reuse as many boxes as possible, but some are so stickered up that I’ve nearly destroyed their integrity by ripping the top layer of cardboard down to the inner ribs while trying to remove some of the shipping labels. Box Refresh offers a practical, eco-friendly alternative to reusing your boxes without dealing with that.


3 Legged Thing WRAPZ Review: A Way to Separate, Shield, and Keep Your Gear Dry Without the Need for Custom Cases

How many times have you started to load a bag with gear for an outing, only to realize that you didn’t have a good way to separate and protect your more delicate items, like cameras, lenses, lights, filters, or, in my case, multiple smartphones when I’m going out for a day of taking comparison shots? 3 Legged Thing WRAPZ is a new, versatile solution that keeps your valuable gear separated, shielded, and dry in any environment.



Vosteed Mini Nightshade Review: Perfect EDC for Your Pocket

A great pocketknife is a handy tool for many daily tasks. If I have pockets, I always have a knife on me. Daily carry can be rough on a pocket knife, so having a sharp, rugged knife is at the top of my list. I was recently sent the Vosteed Mini Nightshade to carry; let’s take a look at its performance.


YASHICA Vision Binoculars Offer a Full-Color Night Vision Mode for as Low as $139

YASHICA, a leading Japanese camera brand that’s been in business for over 75 years, has just unveiled the YASHICA Vision—a groundbreaking night vision device that’s currently available to back on Kickstarter. If you’ve ever wished for a better view while trying to engage in low-light observation, you’ll love that YASHICA Vision promises to be a valuable companion for you to explore the mysteries of the night with clarity and precision.


The WASAGUN Folding Portable Grill Table Is the Ultimate Outdoor BBQ Companion

Whether you’re camping, on the back patio, or tailgating, having a portable table that’s perfect for meal prepping, cooking, and serving makes a big difference, which is why the new WASAGUN Folding Portable Grill Table looks especially intriguing. This portable table boasts a foldable design that allows it to be easily moved and quickly set up in just a few steps. With two layers of shelves for ample storage and a side shelf design that expands the tabletop area, the WASAGUN folding portable grill table looks like the perfect solution for many outdoor cooking scenarios.