Once upon a time, Samsung’s Galaxy line was seen as a copy of the iPhone; there were even multiple lawsuits between the two companies over it. There’s no mistaking the new Galaxy S10 line for an iPhone now, though, it’s gone from a “copycat” to a “holy crap” with some amazing new models including the new Galaxy Fold!
Mobile Phones & Gear
When I first received my Google Pixel 3 XL, I went through phases of not using a case, and using overly bulky cases that promised protection; then the Nomad Rugged Leather Case arrived at my doorstep.
When I reviewed the original Jabra Move Bluetooth Wireless Headphones, I was impressed. For under $100, the Move headphones offered good sound without breaking the bank. Now Jabra has released the Jabra Move Style Edition. While still under $100, the Move Style Edition improves on the original Move headphones; they look more substantial without raising the price.
Remember the days when ribbon cable was popular? Okay, maybe you’re too young to remember its popularity, but if you’ve cracked open a computer, you’ve likely seen flat ribbons connecting drives to the motherboard. While flat cables are still used to connect components inside certain devices, they’re no longer used externally. Cable styles have shifted along with technology, leaning toward the thin side.
Wirelessly charging your devices may seem pointless to some skeptics, especially if you have a habit of checking your phone while charging, but if you’re looking for a great way to get full battery life without wires laying around everywhere, Choetech’s PowerDual 5-Coil Dual Fast Wireless Charger may be the way to go.
DRACOdesign used to require a little screwdriver for installing and removing their metal bumper cases, but a lot has changed since our last DRACOdesign review in 2015. The DRACOdesign AERO Dual Protection Metal Bumper Case is now available for the iPhone XR and XS Max; it doesn’t hamper Qi charging or your wireless signal, and it doesn’t require a screwdriver.
There are so many wireless chargers on the market, it may be pretty hard to figure out which one to go with, but with the V2 Wireless Charger, Satechi thinks they have the best solution to getting juice to your phone.
Some months ago I had the opportunity to review the Honor View 10 smartphone. I was impressed with pretty much every aspect of the device and even more impressed by its price which brings it in at about half of what you pay for a new iPhone. Honor has done some amazing things with even lower cost devices, and today we’re looking at the Honor 8X.
If you don’t mind using a portable battery pack without built-in charging cables, you’ll have plenty of options. If, however, you want a battery pack with built-in charging cables, your choices will be much more limited along which particular devices that work with that particular charger. Unless you get the intelliARMOR Scout Wireless Charger; it works with everything.
One of my absolute favorite iPhone XS Max Cases is the Moshi Altra. Its grippy handle is fantastic, and the look is pleasing in every way, but I always wondered what the purpose was behind the “SnapTo” tabs on the inside of the case. And thanks to the Moshi SnapTo Wall Mount System, their purpose is now clear.
It may not seem like it to the average person, but we take our smartphones through some of the nastiest places: public restrooms, kitchens, airports, you name it. Luckily with the PhoneSoap 3, you can clean your phone from dirty, harmful germs even you can’t see.
As the end of 2018 was beginning to coming into view, OnePlus made it clear that the year was still had some life left. They released the OnePlus 6T, their mid-year iterative update that takes the best of their most recent model and further refines it. The phone won immediate acclaim, and I wanted to share some of my thoughts.
I’ve been impressed by OnePlus since Judie and I each bought the original offering. Since then, they have continued to deliver ever-more-powerful phones. I’m currently reviewing the OnePlus 6T. The phone is so impressive that my review has taken on a life of its own. In this short review, however, I want to look at the OnePlus Type-C Bullets Earphones.
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.
I’m excited about all of the products that Scosche has announced for CES 2019, and that continues with the Scosche BTFREQ. It’s a smart USB Type-A and Type-C car charger and Bluetooth transmitter that you should consider — even if your car already has Bluetooth.
The Scosche MagicGrip Charge Qi-Mount promises to put a different spin on charging your device on the go.
Honor is a sub-brand of Huawei, but like many younger siblings, they’re ready to escape Huawei’s shadow. The upcoming Honor View20 is a jaw-dropping phone, one that has the potential to not only overshadow their big siblings but make some consumers say “Apple who?”
Greg introduced me to Master & Dynamic at CES a few years ago. The small company produces high-end headphones, and they have received critical acclaim not only from us but from others who truly value their music. Now, Master & Dynamic has released the MW07 true wireless earphones, and we think they look amazing.
Scosche is much more than their car accessories. If you’ve been following their CES announcements this week, you know that Scosche has a lot in store for 2019, but you might be really intrigued by how they plan on keeping your home device charging organized with the Scosche BaseLynx Modular Charging System.
The Scosche MagicMount Charge3 Vent is promising to be an innovative new take on wirelessly charging your devices on-the-go while attached to a vehicle’s vent — say goodbye to blocked airflow!
If you’ve purchased a new device over the holidays, chances are it doesn’t have a headphone jack. But you’re in luck because Moshi has announced two products that not only sound better than most 3.5mm enabled headphones, but will free you from dongle life.