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  • Lumsing Mini Portable Power Bank: 5200mAh of Energy to Go!

    31 July 2014, 4:35 pm by: Judie Lipsett Stanford

    I love it when an external battery pack includes everything needed to charge and be charged in one package, and that is where the $17 5200mAh Lumsing Mini Portable Power Bank really shines. Not only does it have a built in microUSB for charging your phone, it…
  • Amazon Offers Over $100 in Essential Android Apps & Games for Free!

    31 July 2014, 3:30 pm by: Michael Anderson

    Amazon has always been great at offering great deals on their appstore, from the very launch of the app store through today. But aside from their free app of the day, every now they have a special offer – and for today and tomorrow they are offering over…
  • Bluetooth SSSSSpeaker is a Quirky Collapsible Crowd Pleaser

    31 July 2014, 12:55 pm by: Perry Brauner

    The quirky, collapsible Bluetooth speaker known as the SSSSSpeaker has been designed by aiia, a Ukrainian design firm and is looking for funding on Kickstarter right at this very moment. It is designed to fit in your pocket and is easy to take along…
  • Go Around the World With ’80 Days’ Interactive Adventure Game!

    31 July 2014, 12:40 pm by: Michael Anderson

    It has been just over a year since I reviewed inkle’s release of Steve Jackson’s Sorcery! interactive game, with the second chapter of that game coming later last year. Now they are back with an interactive game based on Jules Verne’s ‘Around the World…
  • #sponsored Get a FREE Guide to Microsoft’s Cloud Productivity Suite – Office 365

    30 July 2014, 7:45 pm by: Daniel Cohen

    I started using Office 365 thanks to my being part of the #Intel2in1 blogger program. Sadly, in the years since I moved away from using a Windows PC, much has changed and my learning curve is steep. The book “A Guide to Microsoft’s Cloud Productivity…
  • Dog & Bone Wireless Charging Case and Battery Review

    30 July 2014, 3:30 pm by: Travis Ehrlich

    I have become a huge fan of wireless charging for phones. Being able to toss your phone on a small pad and let it charge is awesome. The only charging case I have used involved battery cases. Dog & Bone has allowed me to test both their wireless charging case…
  • Tablift Tablet Stand Is Unrefined, but It Gets the Job Done

    30 July 2014, 2:30 pm by: Daniel Cohen

    The introduction of the iPad ushered in the era of an entirely new category of device accessories. Among the impressive “add-ons” to come to market have been stands to allow for hands-free use; the tablift is one such accessory. The $59.95 stand isn’t…
  • Spytec G1W 1080P HD Car Dash Camera Review

    29 July 2014, 2:00 pm by: Daniel Cohen

    If you are looking for a dash cam and don’t want to spend a bundle, the Spytec G1W 1080P HD Car Dash Camera may be just the thing for you. With an MSRP of under $80, and a current price of under $60, is in an inexpensive way to record what happens in just…
  • Sony Xperia Ultra VS iPad Mini; You Might Be Surprised

    29 July 2014, 12:00 pm by: Daniel Cohen

    The other day, Judie posted on Facebook that the 6.4″ Sony Xperia Ultra might replace both her Sony Xperia Z2 and her iPad Mini. I don’t see that happening for me, as the Z2 is so amazing. The Ultra is actually a great option from a financial perspective,…
  • 2014 Lexus LS 460 Shows Germans It Can Be a Good Sport

    29 July 2014, 11:30 am by: David Goodspeed

    In 1989, Lexus introduced its flagship sedan to the world, dubbed LS. Over the past 25 years the luxury division of Toyota Motor Sales has tweaked and honed this impressive alternate choice to the German hierarchy into its current form of the LS 460, and…
  • The Golden Notebook Nails Why Paper beats eBook

    28 July 2014, 9:09 pm by: carly zektzer

    We are on vacation in Woodstock, NY, and the local bookstore had a very entertaining comic in the window. If the picture isn't clear, it shows a 90lb weakling getting stronger from reading the complete works of Plato in hardcover, then smacking for using an…
  • Actiontec ScreenBeam Pro Wireless Display Receiver and Transmitter Review

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

    The other day we took a look as a neat system that allows you to share the content of your Windows laptop or Android or iOS tablet. Today we’re looking at the Actiontec ScreenBeam Pro Wireless Display Receiver and USB Transmitter offer a fairly simple, and…
  • #sponsored 7 Reasons an #Intel2in1 Might Be Ideal for College

    27 July 2014, 3:00 pm by: Daniel Cohen

    I’ve been using a Mac for more than 5 years and never thought I would go back to using a Windows laptop or desktop. When Intel offered me the opportunity to become part of the #Intel2in1 program,  I couldn’t say no. I’m impressed by the device,  and…
  • Kwikset Makes Kevo Remote Lock Even Better with Latest Update

    27 July 2014, 10:00 am by: Daniel Cohen

    Free, unlimited guest ekeys and more access control are two of the big changes that came to the Kwikset Kevo remote door lock. I’m working on a review of the system,  and the timing of this could not be any better for me. It takes an impressive aftermarket…
  • Squatty Potty: A Gear “Dare-iary” Review

    26 July 2014, 10:59 am by: Chris Chamberlain

    It’s an age-old question: (put delicately) does a bear go to bathroom in the woods? Of course the answer is yes, but until a few generations ago, so did humans. The makers of the Squatty Potty toilet stool believe the progress that is indoor plumbing may be…
  • G5 Sets ‘Success Story’ FREE on Kindle Fire – Today ONLY!

    26 July 2014, 10:50 am by: Michael Anderson

    Success Story is a fast paced arcade-style time management game where you help a fast food chain out of trouble. The staff was replaced by robots, things got out of hand and the business was nearly destroyed! You need to show people can do a better job. Best…
  • Mario Kart 8 Review on Nintendo Wii U

    25 July 2014, 1:00 pm by: Michael Siebenaler

    This entertaining Wii U exclusive motors through multiple modes on the way to a satisfying racing experience. Mario Kart 8 continues a grand tradition in the game series with racing, friendly thwarting, and performance boosts featuring Gamepad play (as a…
  • 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…

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