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November 4, 2016 • News

Keep All Eyes on Your iPhone with this 3D Handmade Eyeball Case for the iPhone 7 Plus

It’s too bad that Halloween has already passed by because I’ve found the spookiest, affordable novelty iPhone 7 Plus case I’ve yet seen — the hand-made 3D eyeball phone case by Chic Leader.

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November 3, 2016 • Reviews

Just Mobile TENC Auto-Heal Clear Case for Phone 7: Maximum Scratch Resistance

I’ve been a long-time fan of the Just Mobile TENC Auto-Heal Clear Case; it’s the case I kept on my iPhone 6 Plus and 6S Plus, because it was the closest thing I found to carrying my phone naked. While I liked that one of its properties was that the case wouldn’t show scratches, I …

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November 3, 2016 • News

Huawei Fit May Be the Perfect Gift for Your Favorite Fitness Buff

As much as I hate to admit it, the holidays are fast approaching, and it will soon be time to figure out which gifts to give to our favorite friends and loved ones. For your consideration, I offer the new Huawei Fit. It’s not a full Android Wear smartwatch, but it is definitely smarter than …

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November 2, 2016 • Reviews

Nomad’s Silicone Strap for Apple Watch Looks Better and Is More Affordable Than Apple’s

If you have an Apple Watch, then you might be a huge fan of their silicone wrist straps that come included with the popular smartwatch. But what if you wanted something a little bit nicer but with a similar feel? Well, you might be in luck.

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November 1, 2016 • News

Introducing Master & Dynamic’s Latest Wireless Headphones

Master & Dynamic is a favorite here at Gear Diary, at least a personal favorite of mine. I think their headphones are awesome, and after just reviewing their ME05 headphones, they continue to amaze me with their latest pair of headphones that became available today.

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November 1, 2016 • Reviews

Runner’s Review of the Apple Watch Series 2

I stopped wearing a watch around the time cell phones became small enough to always carry, probably around 2000 or so, with a Nokia chicklet phone or a Motorola Flip phone. Only when I started running long distances and trying to track my times and paces did I start to think it might be time …

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November 1, 2016 • Reviews

Master & Dynamic’s Brass ME05 Headphones Are Sleek and They Sound Awesome

Having an iPhone 7 means I had to surrender one thing I’ve been used to since birth, the headphone jack. Luckily Apple included an adapter so I can still enjoy a good pair of headphones when my Bluetooth headphones are charging. But when those are charging, the in-ear headphones I enjoy using are the Master …

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October 31, 2016 • Reviews

Keep a Pair of Bluetooth Headphones in Your Gym Bag That Refuse to Die

One thing that seems to be a constant struggle for those of us who frequent the gym is finding a decent pair of gym headphones that won’t sound distorted due to sweat after three runs. And then after that, it’s the actual price of the headphones.

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October 31, 2016 • Reviews

Get Yourself a Truly Wireless Listening Experience with Skybuds

If you are looking for a truly wireless experience to your audio, you should really be checking out Alpha Audiotronic’s Skybuds.

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October 30, 2016 • Deals

Verizon Deal: Save 20% on a Smartphone with Code SAVE20

I just spotted this deal online. Save 20% on a Verizon smartphone purchased with a device payment plan when you use code SAVE20. This reportedly works on any smartphone purchase.

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October 29, 2016 • News

T-Mobile Adjusts Soft Data Cap to 28 GB

T-Mobile just updated their guidance about what truly constitutes unlimited on their network. Previously, the company used a “soft data cap” usage limit for smartphone users of 26 GB which was what they say the average top 3% of users consumed in a typical month.

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October 26, 2016 • Crowdfunding, News

Naked Case on Kickstarter: Perfect Scratch Protection for the Jet Black iPhone 7

I ordered a Jet Black iPhone 7 Plus, and I went into it knowing that in time I would probably see more than a few scratches on my otherwise beautiful phone. The new Naked Case on Kickstarter uses the same tough film used to protect exotic sports cars to protect your iPhone from scratches. Check …

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October 26, 2016 • News

ZTE’ s New Sub-$150 6-Inch Device Has Premium Features

It’s shaping up to be a ZTE week with all of the great new devices that the popular smartphone brand continues to put out news for, and a lot is the same with ZTE’s newest device.

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October 26, 2016 • Reviews

iFrogz PLUGZ and IMPULSE Wireless Earbuds Are Ready for Your iPhone 7

If you bought an iPhone 7 you know that the loss of the 3.5mm earphone plug means a new learning curve and new ear. Thanks to iFrogz there are some great choices that won’t break the bank. The $29.99 iFrogz PLUGZ Wireless and the $39.99 iFrogz IMPULSE Wireless are two of the choices.

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October 25, 2016 • News

ZTE’s Newest Smartphone Has Premium Features for a Low Price

If you are currently looking for an affordable phone that has some top-of-the-line features, you should be checking out the ZTE Tempo.

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October 12, 2016 • Reviews

Choetech Glass Pro Premium Tempered iPhone 7 Plus Full Coverage Screen Protector Review

One of the things most glass screen protectors for iPhone have in common is that they aren’t curved, so they don’t cover the edges properly; they always end up a few mm short of the phone’s rim. For the most part, this isn’t a big deal, but it can look and feel weird.

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October 11, 2016 • Reviews

Introducing Tile’s Latest Product: The Tile Mate

If you have a habit of losing things, such as your keys, phone, purse… or anything for that matter, you might need Tile’s latest innovation that doesn’t forget even when you do.

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October 10, 2016 • How to Do It Yourself!

4 Tips to Help You Buy the Perfect Smartphone Case

Most of us are familiar with the panic that comes with seeing our cell phones hurtling toward the ground and potential ruin. Your cell phone dropping or falling is even scarier when you don’t have the right case. Once your phone hits a hard surface, cracks, shattering, and other kinds of damage are likely.

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October 9, 2016 • Reviews

Moodz Concept iPhone 7 Plus Python Case: The Epitome of Custom, Hand-Made Luxury

Ali Yildirim, the genius behind Beyza Cases (named for his daughter Beyza), has started a new luxury company that blows away and then elevates anything I have ever seen offered for iPhones. Moodz Concept makes covetable and personalized custom, hand-crafted iPhone 6 and 7 cases that look and feel like nothing else available.

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October 5, 2016 • News

Google Pixel XL 128 GB Smartphone Goes Out of Stock Less Than 24 Hours After Unveiling

Less than 24 hours after being unveiled, the Google Pixel XL 128 GB is officially out of stock. The phone, Google’s first attempt at managing the design process, had been widely criticized as too expensive.

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October 4, 2016 • Reviews

ChargeHub X7 Puts You in ‘Charge’ of All of Your Devices

If your family is anything like ours, technology seems to have taken over. And not just in a small way, but we each have at least two devices to our names now. Keeping the batteries alive in these technological wonders is occupying more of our time as well and the new ChargeHub X7 wants to …

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