I purchased my first Amazon Echo when it was first released. Since then I have added a few Echo Dots, and the Alexa ecosystem has become central to my homes smart functionality. The Echo Dot, however, has a small, crappy speaker. Thanks to the $49.95 VAUX Speaker for Echo Dot, however, that is no longer the case.
Chances are you’ve heard of a company named Bose, but if you haven’t, then you may have seen they make all types of audio products from speakers to headphones. If you’re into sports, you’ve seen plenty of athletes wearing their products, especially their Bose QuietComfort 35 Wireless headphones.
I’ve long been a fan of AKG’s headphones. I like their aesthetics. I like their build. Most importantly, I like the tuning that AKG brings to their music products. It simply sounds good to my ears. That’s why I was excited to check out the new AKG N60NC Wireless. I’ve reviewed the N60NC but now… they’ve cut the cord!
We’ve covered Elgato Eve products since they became available; these are add-on Smarthome accessories that allow you to automate and control your home remotely using the Eve app on your iPhone; they integrate seamlessly with Apple HomeKit. Their latest product is the Elgato Eve Degree, a tiny and elegant aluminum-cased indoor or outdoor temperature with humidity monitor.
The location change had to be on the minds of most Dayton Hamvention goers this year. When you were in a location as long as Hamvention was, a location change is big for everyone. I am happy to say that the Dayton Amateur Radio Association, the group responsible for the show, was successful beyond any imagination.
Is the fantastic weather we are having (in Texas, anyway) getting you into the mood for summertime activities, sports, and outdoor parties? If so, then the Monster Superstar Ravebox Portable Speaker is ready to play. The Ravebox is waterproof, has 12-hours of battery life, and it’s powerful enough to handle all of your musical needs indoors or outside.
My favorite police scanner has hit a new(ish) low price of $393 on Amazon. I’ve been using this model for about a year and just bought another for my office. If you’re interested in learning why sirens are going off all over town or why the traffic was brutal on the ride home – this is the device for you.
As I’ve written previously, I love V-MODA products and have anxiously been waiting for the V-MODA Forza Metallo Wireless to arrive. They cut the word without compromising on sound or battery life thanks to their “Neckband Headphone” design that wrap the battery and controls around the neck as the earbuds extend from thin wires to reach your ears.
Traveling out of the country can be a bit tricky if you know that you’ll need data while gone, especially when you need to be able to get work done. If you’re traveling to an area where you can’t expect solid hotel internet service or if wirelessly tethering your laptop to your phone isn’t an option, RoamingMan WiFi Hotspot can help.
It would be easy to go into this review with a list of negatives, simply because the Hercules WAE Outdoor 04Plus doesn’t have the depth and power of some of the other portable Bluetooth speakers I’ve reviewed. But let’s back up for a sec and acknowledge that this is a multi-featured, water-resistant, and versatile portable speaker that only costs $79.99!
After owning an iPhone 7 plus, no longer having the 3.5 mm headphone jack has really changed my listening habits. I do not want to use dongles, so my search is for everything wireless. I recently got a chance to try out Skybuds truly wireless earbuds ($219.99) and they are a good entry into the world without wires.
It’s easy to take clean water for granted — we just walk to the tap, turn it on and are rewarded with cool, clean, drinkable water. That isn’t the case for everyone in the world, though.
Scandinavian furniture has clean lines and, too often, appear to sacrifice comfort in favor of minimalism and style. Sit in such furniture and… you will be pleasantly surprised. The Libratone Q Adapt On-Ear headphones reflect this same Scandinavian design language. The have clean lines and, like the furniture, appear to sacrifice comfort in favor of minimalism.
NETGEAR took to CES 2017 in Las Vegas with one goal in mind: to re-imagine how connectivity can change the world, and they did so in surprising fashion with announced in smart security, smart homes, storage, gaming and even cable networking. The highlight of NETGEAR’S announcements had to be the Arlo Baby. A Full HD monitoring camera, the Arlo baby…
At $59.99, the IFROGZ Impulse Wireless Headphones are an inexpensive way to cut the cords while keeping the music playing. Available in Black and Red and White and Tan, they are on-ear wireless headphones from the company that knows a thing or two about how important our mobile devices are to us. After all, IFROGZ is now a part of…
I’ve been using Blue Microphones products for some time when making recordings at home. So when Blue burst onto the scene with their first headphones, the Mo-Fi, I was intrigued. (Read our review.) The headphones looked impressive. Good news is, they sounded just as impressive. Now the company has announced their first wireless headphones. The Satellite takes everything the company…
Popular connected-home company D-Link took CES by storm today with their expanded line of indoor and outdoor smart home security products.
If you have an iPhone 7, and you don’t want to wear those tiny (begging to get lost) AirPods in your ears, then your best option is to go with a pair of wireless headphones. We’ve long been impressed with Plantronics products, and their latest BackBeat PRO 2 are a fantastic addition to the BackBeat headphone line.
Securifi’s Almond 3 Smart Home WiFi System provides expandable wireless coverage for your entire home while also acting as a smart home hub and home security system. The complete system comes with three Almond 3 routers, all of which have touchscreens for simple setup and maintenance and starts at $399.99. It’s an impressive combination of router, home automation, and security.
This post brought to you by Schneider Electric . The content and opinions expressed below are that of Gear Diary. I’ve spent a good bit of time adding smart functionality to Raina’s and my new home. When the chance to check out Schneider Electric’s Wiser Air was offered, how could I resist?
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 good stopgap in the meantime.