Misc Gear

Atmotube Pro: Easily Track Indoor and Outdoor Air Quality on the Go

You don’t have to suffer from a respiratory condition to care about the quality of the air you breathe, and the wearable Atmotube Pro makes it easy to instantly know if the air quality in- or outdoors is unsafe. By tracking volatile organic compounds (VOCs) as well as Particulate Matter (PM) pollutants, the Atmotube Pro can help you breathe easy.



Monster Illuminessence Is a Cool Novelty Concept but a Hard Sell for Everyday Needs

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…


Rec Tec Smokes the Competition by Announcing Four New Grills

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!







LifeSaver Portable Water Filters Can Keep You Safer in the Great Outdoors

I took a survival class once that said to remember the rule of 3’s: 3 minutes without air, 3 days without water, 3 weeks without food. Next to breathing, water is incredibly important and if you’re spending any time outside or where you can’t access fresh water, you need a plan, and that’s where LifeSaver products can help.


In Features and Quality Construction, the Coolest Cooler Lives up to its Name

The Coolest Cooler started out as a Kickstarter project that received over $13 million in funding, and now it’s available for purchase starting at $249.99. With neat features like a built-in blender, LED light, USB charger, weather-resistant Bluetooth speaker, and more, the Coolest Cooler lives up to its name. Read on to learn more from our hands-on review.




Why Your Hi-Fi Setup Is Incomplete Without a Graphic Equalizer

With the ever-growing vinyl boom gaining more ground among young music fans, there’s been no shortage of interest in vintage audio gear. Hipsters have been trolling through thrift stores in search of discarded stereo receivers, turntables, and even tape decks. Countless guides have been written about setting up a premium hi-fi setup—I even wrote one myself.


Nomad’s New Natural Leather Accessories for Your Apple Devices Are Gorgeous

Nomad makes excellent wares for Apple Products like Horween leather Apple Watch bands, cases, and their wireless chargers that are compatible with any Qi-Wireless charging devices. However, there were two specific things the brand was missing: A natural leather Apple Watch band for smaller wrists and a matching case to hold Airpods. Effective today, both are available for purchase.


Anki Cozmo Is a Robot That’s Fun for the Whole Family

Anki Cozmo is a friendly robot with a one-of-a-kind personality. Cozmo is playful, can perform tricks, sing songs, and explore his environment. He can even recognize your face! You can also take care of him like a pet when he needs to be “fed” and “tuned up.” My kids are obsessed with Cozmo and yours will be as well.


Gear Diary’s Best of CES 2019 Awards

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.


Swagtron Debuts Lineup of Sick New Electric Vehicles at CES 2019

At CES in Las Vegas, our friends at Swagtron dropped details on a ton of new, upcoming products for 2019. Swagtron is continuing their evolution from their beginnings with hoverboards to affordable alternative transportation options. In 2019, you’ll start to see a lot of new Light Electric Vehicles (LEVs), including e-bikes, electric scooters, and electric skateboards.


Satechi’s New Type-C Chargers Are All You Need to Stay Charged In 2019

Seems like it took a long while, but companies are finally embracing USB Type-C by integrating it in all of their products (balls in your court now, Apple). However, Satechi, a favorite here at Gear Diary announces two silver and sleek Type-C chargers that you’re going to want in your bag, at home, or wherever you charge up devices.