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  • Facebook Has a Nomenclature Problem. I Have a Solution

    24 July 2014, 7:00 pm by: Daniel Cohen

    Until recently Facebook was, for me, mostly about communicating with Judie and the Gear Diary team. In the past few weeks however that has changed. And as I have used Facebook more and more I’m finding the “Like” button to be a fundamental flaw in…
  • Incipio FREQUENCY Case for Sony Xperia Z2

    24 July 2014, 4:30 pm by: Daniel Cohen

    While Judie continues to use her Sony Xperia Z2 sans case almost all the time I continue to look for the case that will be “just right.” Yes, I want something that is the right balance of protection, refinement, great looks and sharp, complimentary design.…
  • Ultimate Ears UE Boom Limited Edition Announced

    24 July 2014, 4:00 pm by: Daniel Cohen

    The Ultimate Ears UE Boom is one of the best portable Bluetooth speakers we have had the opportunity to review. (Read my review.) Perhaps the most compelling aspect of it – besides the great sound, battery life and superb build quality – is the fact that…
  • Timbuk2 Offers Up a One-Day 50% Off Sale!

    24 July 2014, 3:30 pm by: carly zektzer

    Timbuk2 bags are more than just an iconic style; they’re amazingly versatile and tough. It’s why they rightfully command high prices, but today only they’re having a 50% off sale on many of their popular styles! If you’re looking for a durable, stylish…
  • TYLT ENERGI+ BACKPACK May Be Perfect for Back-to-School

    24 July 2014, 3:30 pm by: Daniel Cohen

    TYLT offers some of the more interesting smartphone and tablet accessories on the market today. The TYLT ENERGI+ BACKPACK With Built-in Battery applies that same design talent to something that just may be the perfect backpack for anyone heading off to…
  • Blue Microphones Announces Mikey Digital with Lightning

    23 July 2014, 11:15 am by: Daniel Cohen

    I’m constantly on the hunt for new ways to grab better video and audio with my iPad mini. And while there have been a number of different external microphones that have come to market I have yet to find one that I wanted to use consistently. That may change…
  • Synology DS415play 4-bay NAS System Coming Soon!

    23 July 2014, 10:45 am by: Perry Brauner

    Synology has recently announced the new DS415play, a four-bay Network Attached Storage system targeted at home media streaming. The DS415play has built-in video transcoding so that you can stream your media to any media streaming device much more easily. This…
  • Booq Cobra Pack Backpack is Pricey but Impressive

    23 July 2014, 10:20 am by: Daniel Cohen

    Booq is one of those companies that, time and again, serves up bags, backpacks and sleeves that impress with both their design and their features. The new Booq Cobra pack is no exception. At $295 it is a pricey backpack but it promises to hold a ton of gear…
  • 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe is Bowtie’s Best Yet

    22 July 2014, 7:40 pm by: David Goodspeed

    With each passing model year the field of fullsize SUVs has grown smaller as many automakers have chosen to go to a large crossover utility platform. Not so at GM. Chevrolet has redesigned the 2015 Tahoe inside and out looking to make the model more functional…
  • Moto X Is $100 Off for 16 GB & $125 off for 32 GB & 64 GB Versions Until July 23

    22 July 2014, 11:15 am by: Wayne Schulz

    Sure the Moto X Android smartphone seems like it’s perpetually on sale, so I cannot say if you miss this current “sale” of $100 off a 16 GB (no contract) or $125 off a 32 or 64 GB that the deal will be lost forever. What I can tell you is that this is…
  • The Narrative Clip, A Gadget I Really Wanted to Love

    21 July 2014, 4:00 pm by: Daniel Cohen

    When the Narrative Clip arrived I was excited. Sure, having a small 5MP wearable camera that takes a new picture every 30 seconds would have been great during my recent trip to Israel but it sadly arrived the day after I left. Still, I could see many ways this…
  • The Sims 4 Gameplay Preview Video Releases

    21 July 2014, 2:15 pm by: Michael Siebenaler

    Electronic Arts has released a The Sims 4 gameplay preview video featuring raw video footage to prime players for the worldwide September 2, 2014 release on PC and Mac computer. In the future, players might also likely see eventual The Sims 4 console…
  • Case Logic Berkeley Plus Backpack: From Babies to Books, It’s Got Your Back

    21 July 2014, 12:00 pm by: carly zektzer

    We were using a generic LL Bean backpack as a diaper bag, but when sent the Case Logic Berkeley Plus to review, we switched to it as our main backpack and never looked back. This is a backpack meant for a 15.6″ laptop, but we found it does an amazing job…
  • The Incipio OffGRID Thin iPhone Battery Case is the Total Package

    20 July 2014, 7:00 pm by: Perry Brauner

    I love iPhone battery cases. They’re convenient because they provide an extra boost when your phone’s battery inevitably wears down, but most battery cases are bulky and heavy. Introducing the Incipio offGRID, a thin battery case for the iPhone 5 and 5s…
  • IOGEAR Wireless Mobile and PC to HDTV With WiDi and Miracast Review

    20 July 2014, 4:00 pm by: Daniel Cohen

    Apple TV lets you access iTunes or view content from a Mac or iOS device on the big screen. The same holds true for Google Chromecast and Amazon Fire TV. Unfortunately, each only works with devices in that company’s ecosystem. Looking for something more…
  • These Optical Illusions Will Blow Your Mind

    20 July 2014, 12:15 pm by: Daniel Cohen

    We now live in a world where you cannot simply believe that a picture or video is real. After all, computer graphics have become so powerful that, in the right hands, technology can make things appear far different than they actually are. That noted, as these…
  • Sony Digital Noise Canceling Headset MDR-NC31EM Review

    19 July 2014, 1:00 pm by: Daniel Cohen

    I tend to avoid device-specific accessories these days. My reasoning is simple. You see, I find myself changing my phone and tablet frequently, and I want accessories that will outlast any specific device. The Sony Digital Noise Canceling Headset MDR-NC31EM is…
  • Panasonic Helps Preparation for Hurricane Season

    19 July 2014, 12:15 pm by: Travis Ehrlich

    Hurricane Season is upon us, and Texas eyes are closely watching the Gulf of Mexico. Chances of being affected may be slim, but Gulf Coast residents must always be prepared. Panasonic’s Bluetooth enabled phone system is designed to keep communication open…
  • Todd Pavlisko’s Richard Pryor Portrait Made of Hang Tags

    18 July 2014, 4:15 pm by: Judie Lipsett Stanford

    One of the highlights of Kev’s and my recent visit to the Museum of Arts and Design in NYC was the huge Richard Pryor portrait by Todd Pavlisko made of plastic retail hang tags. Pavlisko is a contemporary pop artist known for his “partly facetious…
  • Amazon Announces Kindle Unlimited

    18 July 2014, 8:40 am by: carly zektzer

    Amazon has officially announced Kindle Unlimited, a $9.99 all you can read monthly ebook subscription. This was leaked earlier in the week, but now we have more details on this ebook and audiobook service! The killer feature here that could hurt other…

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