One of the coolest things about CES is getting to know new companies such as RapidX. They have two key products they are showing off this year, one for the home and the other for use in the car, and we thought it would be fun to take a quick look at both, as well as one additional RapidX product.
Mobile Phones & Gear
If you read our review last year about the YEVO 1 headphones, then you know how phenomenal they are both in looks and in the listening experience, so it’s no surprise that Stockholm-based YEVO Labs joined forces with Humanium Metal by IM to introduce Humanium Metal – a commodity for peace into the YEVO 1 Earphones. Labeled the YEVO x…
I’ve found that the best way to make sure I don’t forget anything before I leave home is to have a central spot where I keep all the things I might need. Phone, keys, battery pack — all go in a bowl by the door. It’s low-tech, but it works. The Pitaka MagHive takes my strategy into the 21st century.
Both Greg and I love the Jabra Elite Sport Buds. They are comfortable, sound amazing and offer a ton of features. Now Jabra has announced three new Elite Series headsets– the Jabra Elite 65t, Elite Active 65t and Elite 45e that have Amazon Alexa integration baked in. I, for one, am pretty darn excited to try out them out.
Belkin, one of our favorite accessory companies, is showing off a host of new products at CES 2018. Among them are new wireless charging offerings, a new power bank and a power delivery wall charging collection. They all arrive this spring and summer. Here’s a quick rundown of some of what they will have on hand.
If you like neckband-style wireless earphones, you want to check out the Jabra Elite 25e. Offering up to 18 hours of battery time, the Elite 25e are both wind and water resistance. They are an update to the Jabra Halo Smart and have a new neckband design that is surprisingly comfortable.
I’m a huge fan of Bodyguardz screen protection. In fact, it already saved my iPhone X from destruction. We’ll get to that in the next post but first, let’s look at the BodyGuardz Trainr Pro Case with Unequal Technology. It is a fantastic case and with the added advantage of an included armband for handsfree carry on the go.
If you have a device that charges wirelessly, one thing that you’ve grown fond of is the ability to maneuver without cables. It’s a luxury for sure, but a great luxury nonetheless. However, most wireless charges still are only meant for in-home use. That changes today thanks to Avido.
People like to dress up in white for the New Year, and it seems that so does OnePlus. To that effect, they have just announced a Limited Edition Sandstone White model. The device combines the signature OnePlus Sandstone texture with a bright white hue reminiscent of the OnePlus One Silk White. The design is complemented by a red alert-slider.
Wicked Audio is a favorite here at Gear Diary, but a well-known brand across the board. The lifestyle audio brand makes everything from headphones to Bluetooth speakers, so it should be no surprise that the company is taking to CES 2018 to unveil six new products that are sure to catch your eye.
We spend a lot of time reviewing various cases for the iPhone. That’s even more important now that Apple’s current lineup all have glass backs. That does not, however, mean we don’t need to consider protecting the screen. Thankfully, Bodyguardz offers the Pure 2 Premium Glass Screen Protector. It recently saved my iPhone X. I’m serious… it saved the phone.
If you could choose only one battery pack for your next long haul flight, the mophie powerstation AC should probably be it. Mophie’s powerstation AC is a high-capacity external battery with AC power as well as USB-C PD fast charging for laptops, tablets, smartphones. You heard that right, this is a battery pack that’s powerful enough to charge all your…
While at IFA, I had a chance to check out the JBL Boombox, their largest and most powerful portable speaker to date. Available in forest green or black, the Boombox offers a 20,000mAh battery, best in class sound, and up to 24 hours of battery life. Most importantly, it probably sounds better than most home stereo speakers. No, really.
If you got one of the amazing iPhone X smartphones for Christmas, Chanukkah, or Festivus you know it’s a great pocket computer. You also know it needs a good case to protect the glass on both the front and the back. Fortunately, Speck has some great options that look great and do a nice job of protecting your pricey iPhone.
Mophie is no stranger to wireless charging on the iPhone – they managed to bring wireless charging to the iPhone 7 & 7 Plus before Apple integrated it into the iPhone X with their charge force cases. Their new wireless charging base, however, is an ideal solution for the iPhone X/8/8+ and other smartphones that support Qi wireless technology.
Honor has set some lofty goals with the Honor 7X, and that is to be the best budget phone of 2018. After spending some time with the Honor 7X, we can safely say that they aren’t far off from it. Priced at $199, the Honor 7X is priced to compete with the Moto G5 Plus.
“Intelligent, truly wireless earbuds that give you control to hear what you want to hear in the world around you and connect to your digital devices.” That’s how Nuheara describes their impressive IQbuds wireless headphones. At $299, the IQbuds are pricey truly wireless earbuds, but they offer features that are nowhere to be found with competitor’s products. Here’s a look!
If you’ve got a phone with wireless capabilities, you’re hopefully taking full advantage of the fact that you can charge your phone wirelessly in your car, at certain coffee shops, and in your home. So, what are you using at your desk? You could Prop your phone up for max visibility in an inexpensive yet powerful Seneo Fast Wireless Charger!
At the Qualcomm Tech Summit last week, Qualcomm took the wraps off of their next generation Snapdragon chipset. The Snapdragon 845 offers a slew of new improvements over the Snapdragon 835, and all of these new improvements will be taking your smartphone (and even your laptop) to the next level in 2018 and beyond.
It has only been a couple of months since OnePlus released the OnePlus 5, and here they are with the newer, larger 5T. The 5T ups the ante by packing in a large 6” phablet size display with thinner bezels.
Readers who have read my reviews here at Gear Diary or over on my site know that I travel. A lot. The bulk of my career has seen me travel to every lower 48 state and to many other destinations around the globe.