Misc Gear




Breathe Easier and Look Better with Ao Air and Atmos

Breathing is something we take for granted most of the time, up until something alters the environment like pollution or a fire. Then breathing becomes painfully important, and everyone walks around in masks that make them look like they’re playing Bane at a ComicCon. Ao Air has a solution that’s healthier and far more attractive with Atmos.



Gear Diary’s Best of CES 2020 Awards

Another CES has come and gone, and as we have in the past, we’ve sorted through hundreds upon hundreds of products to bring you the ones we thought were the most exciting, useful, disruptive, or clever. Take a look at our Best of CES 2020 award picks, and see what you think!



The Gear That Is Helping Us Survive CES 2020

We’re here at CES 2020 doing everything we can to bring Gear Diary readers updates on all the exciting new and improved products we’re seeing. But it takes more than just being armed with a phone and a computer to survive the week. Here’s how we’re staying awake, staying healthy, and staying connected!


Skin Concealer Goes High Tech with Spot Reduction from Opte

Buying skin concealer is big business, but it also can be extremely complicated. There are different shades, different consistencies, and sometimes you just want to cover a particular area but then have to deal with blending the coverage. Opte thinks they have a solution with a special wand and serum that helps to blend and target problem areas.




Upgrade Your Traeger Pro and Ironwood with a Pellet Sensor

I absolutely love my Traeger 575 Pro. Since we still have grilling weather in South Texas, it has been working overtime. I recently installed the $79.99 Traeger Pellet Sensor, and I’ll never have to guess on the level of pellets again; it’s just another way to make your smoker more user-friendly and more techie.


Discovering the Future of Tech at the SEOUL Smart City and Smart Life Event

If you hear “start-up” and think “Silicon Valley,” then you need to expand your horizons. There are a tremendous number of places where new ideas are bringing massive improvements to how we live around the world. The Seoul Smart City and Smart Life pavilion showcased for us some very exciting ideas coming out of Korea that are worth following closely! Here are five that piqued our interest.


Reliefband Treats Nausea & Morning Sickness

There are many home remedies that you might have Googled for nausea, retching, and vomiting caused by morning or motion sickness, but there’s only one that’s been clinically proven, and that’s the Reliefband.


ChiliBLANKET Is the Weighted Blanket You Thought You Were Getting on Black Friday

After Reviewing the Chili Ooler Sleep System back in 2019, one thing I didn’t think I needed until the company made their announcement at CES would be a weighted blanket. The makers of world-class sleep improvement products has announced their chiliBLANKET, and here’s why it should be on your 2020 list of things to anticipate. The chiliBLANKET isn’t that cheap weighted plastic bead blanket you purchased on Black Friday as…


Calling All Infant Parents: Get a Free Changing Pad Courtesy of Perry Mackin

Perry Mackin is a company that’s sole intent is to offer what they call “ubiquitous luxury” to parents looking for items to purchase, or to people heading to a baby shower and don’t know what to get. And right now they are offering up a post-holiday sale that you should jump on immediately. The deal is pretty simple — so much so the name of the promotion is exactly what…





Never Lose Track of the Stars with Celestron StarSense Explorer

My 6-year son is absolutely fascinated by the night sky. He loves to stargaze, and he asks a lot of questions about constellations, how far away they are, etc. I’m not terrible at spotting obvious constellations like the Big Dipper, but without help, I can’t identify Jupiter from a passing plane. Celestron has a solution with the StarSense Explorer.


Catalyst Has New Case Styles for Your Apple Products

Catalyst is mostly known for its protective but stylish cases for smartphones, tablets and yes, even AirPods. So it’s no surprise at CES 2020 the brand introduces five case styles for the first and second generation of the AirPods, and three designs for the newer AirPods Pro.