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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 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 15, 2016 • Gift Guides, Reviews

Travel Media Pouch from Great Useful Stuff Is Your Upgrade to First Class

I came across a new (to me) product supplier recently when a couple of their e-mails landed in the suggestion box here at Gear Diary. Based in San Francisco, Great Useful Stuff is a self-described boutique-style online retailer, offering a range of products from children’s items to tech to travel, including this Travel Media Pouch.

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September 27, 2016 • News

Defeat Excessive Roaming Charges While Traveling with This Hotspot

If you are a frequent traveler, you know that roaming can get to be pretty pricey. And a popular cellular data roaming company by the name of KnowRoaming wants to look out for you with their new hotspot!

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September 20, 2016 • News

Google Jumps into the Trip Management Game with Google Trips

If you travel a lot your phone is your friend. It keeps track of your flight, your hotel, and more but it’s either via e-mail or an app like Google Keep or something else. Well, Google has brought together everything in one beautiful app called Google Trips!

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September 2, 2016 • Sponsored, Travel

With Hyatt Regency Hotels, It’s Good Not to Be Home! #ad

One of the many things Judie and I share in common is our love of travel. And, thanks to our work on Gear Diary and each sharing our lives with amazing travel partners, we do more of it than ever. We love our homes in Texas and New Jersey respectively, but we also know It’s …

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August 26, 2016 • Reviews, Travel

RAVPower 36W Dual Port Type-C/USB Wall Charger Review: The Charger That Should Have Come with the MacBook

The new MacBook comes with a 29W power cube that serves its purpose well enough, but there are no bells and whistles like, oh, say, an extra USB charging port or a way to wrap the long USB Type-C power cord neatly. With that in mind, the RAVPower 36W Dual Port Type-C/USB Wall Charger comes awfully close …

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July 26, 2016 • Editorials

The Best Camera IS the One You Have with You!

After a week in Israel, I met Raina and we set out on a road trip to Vegas, the Grand Canyon, and now Bryce and Zion National Parks. For cameras, Raina brought her iPhone 6 while I brought my iPhone 6S and the OnePlus 3 I am currently reviewing. Do we regret not bringing dedicated …

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July 14, 2016 • Reviews

JVC Tinyphones Provide Blissful Summer Travel with the Kids

Modern summer travel with the kids in this high-tech era just got better thanks to the new line of Tinyphones from JVC. They come in an earbud or on-ear style and feature a volume limiter to prevent hearing damage. JVC Tinyphones allows adults to enjoy the drive time too by not having to listen to those …

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July 10, 2016 • Reviews, Travel

The Satechi 60W Multi-Port USB Charging Station: USB Type-A and Type-C Ports Galore

I finally broke down and bought a MacBook after months of hard-sell from Helena. Being able to carry a full Mac OS X computer that weighs so much less than my 13″ MacBook Pro has been liberating; figuring out how to charge my travel laptop and other devices at the same time has been a …

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June 21, 2016 • Reviews, Travel

Choetech 6-Port Desktop Quick-Charge 3.0 USB Charger: An Inexpensive, Convenient, and Powerful Accessory

Whether you travel a lot or work solely at a desk, the one thing you can never have too much of are USB ports! If you have the Choetech 6-Port Desktop Quick-Charge 3.0 USB Charger, then you are set!

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June 5, 2016 • Reviews

Focal Sphear In-Ear Headphones Deliver Exceptional Sound and Comfort

French audio manufacturer, Focal, has hit another home run with their Sphear high-resolution in-ear headphones. These audiophile-quality headphones are noise isolating, provide excellent sound quality, and come with all of the accouterments you’d expect from a high-end set of headphones. Equipped with an in-line remote control button and separate in-line microphone, these versatile headphones can …

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June 1, 2016 • News

The WaterField Designs Duo Dopp Kit Is a Great Father’s Day (or Self’s Day) Gift

I love Waterfield products and always get excited when they introduce something new. In this case, “something new” is their new Duo Dopp Kit. The Duo Dopp Kit is designed for both daily use and travel use and is a fantastic way to organize grooming items. It works great for organizing and carrying tech gear …

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May 17, 2016 • Reviews

The Lander TIMP 20 Liter Backpack: Ready for Almost Anything!

Finding the perfect backpack can seem like a never-ending search, but Lander has created an almost perfect backpack with their TIMP 20 Liter; let me explain.

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May 11, 2016 • News

TripIt’s Latest Update for Android Adds Android Wear Support and More

Ever since 2015, I’ve been using TripIt exclusively as my “go-to” travel app. So even though I use my iPhone as my daily driver, I made certain to update my Samsung Galaxy as TripIt’s most recent update has landed support for Android Wear, on top of having a brand new design!

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April 27, 2016 • Reviews

The Lander Cascade 7800mAh Universal Power Bank: Ready for Adventure

If you are in the middle of an adventure, the last thing you want to do is worry about whether your phone, which is probably serving as your navigation device and camera, will run out of juice. The Lander Cascade Universal Power Bank is a ready and able adventure companion.

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April 25, 2016 • Reviews, Travel

Timbuk2 Medium Copilot Luggage Roller: Ready for Globetrotting

You already know about Timbuk2 because of their excellent bags, many of which we’ve reviewed or mentioned here, but did you know that they also make rolling luggage? On my trip to the IFA Global Press Conference, I knew I’d need to live out of one carry-on bag for one week. Was the Timbuk2 Medium Copilot …

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April 11, 2016 • Autos, Giveaways

Win One of Two K40 RLS2 Radar Detectors to Celebrate National Car Care Month

To celebrate National Car Care Month, K40 is sponsoring a giveaway of two of their RLS2 Radar Detectors ($399.99 value each) on their Facebook timeline. All you have to do is visit K40’s Facebook timeline, “like” their Car Care Giveaway Sweepstakes post, and leave a comment answering the question: “When did K40 start offering the industry’s first …

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March 3, 2016 • Travel

Skyroam Global WiFi Hotspot: Perfect for World Travelers

Let’s say that you go to a foreign country, and you’ll need data. What do you do? You could find a cell provider and buy a local SIM, but that takes time and requires registering with your passport. At best, you’ll get a local SIM with a hard data cap, or you could arrive prepared …

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March 2, 2016 • Reviews

Listen and Travel in Quiet Luxury with the AKG N60NC On-Ear Headphones with NC

When AKG says the AKG N60NC Noise Cancelling Headphones deliver, “First class noise cancelling headphones fine-tuned for travelling” they aren’t using hyperbole. No, they are describing their newest on-ear headphones with NC. I used them for a weekend trip to Atlanta and they were nothing short of terrific. They sound great, are comfortable, and the …

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February 22, 2016 • Reviews

JBL Everest Elite 700 Wireless Headphones with Active Noise Canceling: A Traveler’s Dream

I logged over a third of 2015 in travel, and 2016 is shaping up to be more of the same. International flights are the worst, as I have a terrible time trying to sleep between the engine noise and cabin chatter. The obvious solution is a pair of noise-canceling headphones, and that’s why I love …

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