Misc Gear

Are ChoeTech USB-C Accessories Worthy of your Devices?

It seems as if USB-C is going to be the wave of the future, with rumors of the next iPhone integrating it and with Apple’s most recent MacBook pro sporting nothing but USB type C ports. In an effort to future-proof themselves, ChoeTech has begun releasing USB Type-C products and allowed us to check a few out. The First is…




Brewing Beer with the PicoBrew Pico S: Racking, Kegging, and Tasting!

When I last left off, I had brewed my first batch of homebrew with the PicoBrew Pico S. I waited a little bit longer than after the fermentation had stopped to rack and keg it because I wanted to be sure I’d given it enough time, and because Kev said it wouldn’t hurt anything to wait; he was right.





Mistic 2.0 POD-MOD Pre-filled Vape System Starter Kit Review

If the idea of quitting cigarettes and moving to vaping appeals to you, then you might find yourself a bit overwhelmed by all of the options available. If you want to jump right in with a non-intimidating kit that works right out of the box, then you might want to take a look at the Mistic 2.0 POD-MOD system.


Here Are a Few Products by Aukey That I Use Daily

After doing a lot of reviews on products, some of those products get stored in a bin to be used in case of emergency, and some others? Not so much. I tend to find myself using still other products on a day-to-day basis, and I wanted to highlight a few of them.


Tungsten and Aluminum Desk Cubes Entertain Just About Everyone!

We recently were offered a rather unusual review item; a cube made of Tungsten. It didn’t charge anything, it didn’t come with Bluetooth, and as far as I can tell it doesn’t have any memory expansion. However, out of all the items I’ve reviewed for Gear Diary, almost none have elicited the joyful response that the Tungsten and Aluminum Desk…


QuietOn Active Noise Cancelling Earplugs: Silence Found?

My husband snores. not all the time but sometimes, and if I don’t fall asleep before he does, his snoring can keep me awake. Kev’s had a sleep test (there’s no sleep apnea), and he’s tried various anti-snore devices to no avail. I’ve tried earplugs, but they block everything (like alarms); it’s better to use QuietOn Active Noise Cancelling Earplugs.



Pelican Bottles Keep the Temps While on the Go

I spend a lot of time out and about whether travelling for games or out in the woods. Keeping drinks warm or cold is always an issue. A small ice chest is not always in the cards, so I usually turn to high quality drink ware. The Pelican TRAVBO32 bottle ($39.99) has proven its worth in my recent tests. 


RAYCOP RS2 Fabric Purifier: Clean the Uncleanable

An ad* says you should use Febreze on household items you can’t wash — things like pet beds, couch cushions, curtains, throw pillows, and fluffy throw blankets. Here’s the thing, though — spraying a deodorizer on those items does nothing more than mask odors. If you want to deep clean these things, you can use the RAYCOP RS2 Fabric Purifier.


Got a Mirrorless Camera? Get Yourself a SpiderLight Hand Strap.

The SpiderLight Hand Strap is THE BEST way to carry your mirrorless or lightweight DSLR camera. Specially designed for smaller cameras, your hand slips in and out easily while you can still maintain a secure grip on your camera. The adjustable SpiderLight Hand Strap can be yours for $40, and it is available in a variety of colors.



The Minimalist, Ugly Bullet Journal Is My Favorite Gear

I have always had dreadful handwriting. Most of my elementary school memories are of teachers trying all kinds of techniques to improve it, from handwriting drills to those funny triangle holders on my pencils. Nothing worked, and I sought out digital writing and typing as soon as technology and school allowed.




Kanex GoPower Plus Battery Pack: The 2-in-1 Portable Battery You’ll Need

There are countless portable battery packs on the market today, but one issue that plagues the majority is that you have to bring your own cable with you when you intend on using them. This results in having to wrap the cable around the charger when not in use, making the whole point of a portable charger rather useless.