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December 5, 2016 • Reviews

WaterField Designs Atelier iPad Pro Gear: Elegant and Useful Storage for Your Accessories

Have an iPad Pro? If so, then you probably carry it with you almost all the time. But where do you stow its Pencil? And what do you do with the cable and charger? If you’ve been letting those things rattle around loose in your bag, then you’ll want to check out these beautiful and …

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December 5, 2016 • Reviews

The Bear Pillow Will Help You Avoid Night Sweats

Bear Mattress, a new company to the online mattress game that promises a cool comfortable night of sleep sent me over their Bear Pillow to check out. The question is, what makes the Bear Pillow any different from a pillow you could pick up at any department store?

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December 5, 2016 • Reviews

You Get What You Pay for with This Simplehuman Laundry Hamper

If you’re looking for a sturdy, but functional laundry hamper that won’t scream “college” (even if you’re in college) but is minimalistic enough to get the job done, you need to check out simplehuman’s Steel X-Frame Laundry Hamper.

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December 4, 2016 • News

Smarten up Your Home with Sen.se’s SensePeanut

Introducing SensePeanut, the self-described smart intuitive sensors and first of its kind that are made to help connect the user to their home in a unique way.

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December 3, 2016 • News

Get a Huge Amount of Storage for Your Desktop Courtesy of OWC’s Latest SSD

If you are someone who needs plenty of expandable memory and want elite performance out of your SSD, you should really check out OWC’s ThunderBay 4 Mini Raid.

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December 1, 2016 • Reviews

Active Edge Leather Mariner Clasp Bracelet Looks Great but That’s Just the Beginning

Some time ago I wrote about my surprising experience with Active Edge products. I came into the review rather skeptical but, by the end, was enough of a believer that I went and purchased a few more products. Now the company has taken a huge step forward and created something that looks more refined but …

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November 30, 2016 • Reviews

Dollar Shave Club: A Practical, Thoughtful, and Sure to Be Appreciated Gift

If you’re struggling with what to get the guy who has everything, Dollar Shave Club may be the answer. You may recognize their name from radio ads, but you might have been hesitant to buy a relatively inexpensive razor and blades from a subscription service. After all, how good could it possibly be, right? Turns out, …

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November 29, 2016 • Reviews

Ozobot Evo Marvel Avengers Iron Man Master Pack: An Introduction to Robotic Programming

If you’ve ever been interested in learning about coding, but you didn’t know where to start, the Ozobot Evo Marvel Avengers Iron Man Master Pack might be a great place. You’ll use OzoBlockly, Ozo’s coding program, to “drag and drop blocks of code to take full control of Evo’s features,” and there are other fun ways …

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November 29, 2016 • Reviews

Max Traxxx Tracer Racers Bring New Technology to Old Fun

I loved playing with track sets when I was a kid. Those old tracks used a toy car and gravity or spring power to thrust the car along the plastic track. Max Traxxx Tracer Racers ($49.99) give kids the same old fun but with RC technology. The cars even light up the track as they …

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November 26, 2016 • Reviews

The Engineered by HP Coach Bleecker Smart Watch Review

About 6 months after I purchased an Apple Watch, I stopped wearing it. While I’ve missed the convenience of wrist notifications, I never got comfortable with wearing what amounted to a microscopic and hobbled iPhone on my wrist. I prefer a more classic wristwatch style, but I also appreciate something smart; enter, the Engineered by HP Coach …

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November 23, 2016 • Deals

Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals Online — No Standing in Line!

Happy Holidays, and welcome to the shopping hell that is the period between Thanksgiving and other winter celebrations. No one wants to wait in line to buy gifts, but we all like holiday markdowns, and that’s what I’ve got rounded up for you. Make a note of these big Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals …

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November 22, 2016 • Editorials, Gift Guides, News

Gear Diary’s Biggest Ever Holiday Gift Guide!

If you are shopping for the holidays but need a few ideas for gifts to purchase, we are here to help! In this, our biggest gift guide ever, we’ve included 55 gadgets for you to check out— take a look!

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November 21, 2016 • Reviews

Unwinding for 30 Nights with the Purple Mattress

The average person sleeps roughly eight hours a night, and for a third of their lives so it’s important that the place you rest your head not only be comfortable, but will not only support your body for the night but over the course of time.

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November 20, 2016 • Gift Guides, Reviews

WineOvation’s Bowling Pin: A Fun and Useful Powered Wine Bottle Opener

If you enjoy drinking wine, then you likely have a corkscrew kept in your kitchen or bar drawer. While a corkscrew can get the bottle opened, The WineOvation Bowling Pin Powered Bottle Opener makes the whole process a little more automated and a lot more fun.

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November 20, 2016 • Gift Guides

Hammacher Schlemmer: Come for the Egyptian Cotton Robes, Stay for the Multimillion Dollar Amusement Park

For some odd reason, the folks at Hammacher Schlemmer seem to think my household is the ideal market for their catalog. We’re not sure why, but I look forward to the excellent insanity that arrives each year, and this year my friends at Hammacher Schlemmer have simply outdone themselves.

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November 20, 2016 • Reviews

Beast Aims to Help Your Workouts Turn YOU into a Beast!

I am a big fan of strength training in various forms. When we had a gym membership, I spent quite a bit of time following Stronglifts 5×5, and now that I work out more at home my routine is a mix of calisthenics and kettlebells.

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November 18, 2016 • Crowdfunding

Aircharge Keyring: Quite Possibly the Easiest Way to Wirelessly Charge Your iPhone

It may not be on most people’s wish lists, but I’ve been hoping that Apple would give the iPhone wireless charging capabilities for years. After all, many Android phones have it, and automakers are starting to include chargers for those phones in their cars. But for iPhones? No joy. The Aircharge Keyring may be a …

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November 17, 2016 • Gift Guides, News

Give the Gift of Fire with the Bernzomatic TS8000 Max Heat Torch

When you need to thaw, melt, or heat something quickly, there’s nothing better than a blowtorch —but not just any torch will do. You need a torch with a flame that can be controlled and focused, and that’s where the Bernzomatic TS8000 Max shines.

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November 17, 2016 • Reviews

Harry’s Shaving Update: 10 Months In, and I’m Still a Fan!

It is now November, and it’s been about 10 months from when I started receiving regular shipments from Harry’s. Since I started, not only has the price gone down, but the blades and the handles have had an update, and Harry’s has made the first push into brick and mortar stores, namely Target.

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November 17, 2016 • Gift Guides, Reviews

The Crosley Nomad Turntable: A Great Gift Idea for the Vinyl Lover

As a child, I remember watching the record spin ‘round and ‘round on the turntable at home – and Dad yelling at us to stop making it skip. Vinyl albums went the way of the Dodo bird decades ago but wait – there is a new resurgence in long-playing albums, and Crosley Radio is at …

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November 16, 2016 • Gift Guides, Reviews

Brooklinen Makes Amazing Gifts: Check Out Their New Blankets and Scented Candles

Not every gift needs to fall into the techy category; there are people who would much prefer something for the home — something to snuggle in, something comforting. Brooklinen‘s new blankets and candles definitely fit the bill.

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