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  • 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Bi-Fuel is Cookin’ with Gas

    22 September 2014, 5:30 pm by: David Goodspeed

    Following the makeover of its light duty pickup models, Chevrolet has given its Heavy Duty lineup of trucks a thorough overhaul as well. Featuring all-new exterior styling and all-new cabs and interiors, the 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD and 3500HD get the…
  • Smart Sizzors Are Like a Swiss Army Kitchen Knife

    22 September 2014, 11:15 am by: Chris Chamberlain

    If you’re like me, you probably don’t treat that pair of scissors in your kitchen junk drawer very well. At best, you keep an extra set that you abuse by cutting wire, chicken bones, blister pack or heavy cardboard boxes, and they just continue to get…
  • Out of Juice? Pocket Jump Charges Dead Car and Phone Batteries!

    22 September 2014, 9:15 am by: Judie Lipsett Stanford

    This is a first for me; we’ve covered plenty of external battery packs on Gear Diary, but never one that was able to serve as both “an emergency vehicle jump-starter and portable power bank”, which is exactly what the Viatek’s new Pocket Jump does.…
  • Incipio DualPro SHINE iPhone 6 Case Review

    21 September 2014, 5:30 pm by: Judie Lipsett Stanford

    My iPhone 6 Plus is still showing as “preorder processing” with a delivery date of 11/09 – 11/27 (ugh!), but Kev’s shiny space gray 128GB AT&T iPhone 6 arrived on Friday. Already here – and ready to protect it – was the new Incipio DualPro…
  • Apple iPhone 6 Plus Leather Case Video Review

    20 September 2014, 6:00 pm by: Daniel Cohen

    I woke up at 2:55am EST when iPhone 6 pre-orders began. I placed my order and was asleep ten minutes later. Of course, AT&T completely screwed up, and my phone won’t come for weeks. Fortunately, Wayne posted on a different way to shop, and I have an iPhone…
  • ZAGG Invisible Shield Glass for iPhone 6 Video Look

    20 September 2014, 5:00 pm by: Daniel Cohen

    The beautiful screen on the iPhone 6 isn’t as large as the iPhone 6+’s but it is still more glass than iPhone users have experienced. Both my iPhone 5S and my Sony Xperia Z2 screens were saved by tempered glass screen protectors; I was happy to immediately…
  • Amazon Boosts eBooks with New Kindles, While B&N Pulls NOOK Downloads

    20 September 2014, 4:00 pm by: carly zektzer

    This has been a roller coaster week for eBook fans. If you’re an Amazon Kindle fan, it’s been a positive coaster; there are new Kindles galore! On the other hand, if you’re a Barnes and Noble NOOK fan, you just lost the ability to download NOOK books…
  • AKiTiO Neutrino Thunderbolt Edition 512GB SSD Portable Drive Review

    20 September 2014, 9:00 am by: Judie Lipsett Stanford

    If you have a lot of data that needs regular backup, then once you’ve experienced Thunderbolt, nothing else will ever seem fast enough again, not even USB 3.0. I’ve been using the AKiTiO Neutrino Thunderbolt Edition 512GB Solid State Drive (SSD) Portable…
  • Skip The iPhone 6 Wait – Order Online and Pick Up at the Apple Store

    20 September 2014, 8:30 am by: Wayne Schulz

    Do you have an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6+ on backorder, but it’s not due for delivery for a week or two? Here’s a secret  - use the Apple website to order  online. When you get to the checkout page use the “Available for pickup” link on the right side…
  • iPhone 6 Plus – First Impressions of This Mobile Goliath

    19 September 2014, 9:15 pm by: Perry Brauner

    So, I got my iPad Mini today!  Oh, that’s embarrassing … I mean, I got my iPhone 6 Plus today.  Any which way you slice it, the iPhone 6 Plus is a large phone.  In fact, I’ve been referring to it as my new “gigantic iPhone” all day.  Keep reading…
  • Win Our IOGEAR MediaShair Hub Review Sample

    18 September 2014, 4:45 pm by: Daniel Cohen

    I described the IOGEAR MediaShair Hub as the “Mobile Swiss Army Knife” when I reviewed it a few weeks ago. I was impressed by the device and surprised that it is available for under $60 [Affiliate Link] here on Amazon. The ideal multi-functional device…
  • Satechi Smart Selfie Extension Arm Monopod Is Ready for Your Next Shot

    18 September 2014, 3:15 pm by: Daniel Cohen

    One million selfies taken on a daily basis. That means the market for selfie-driven products is already huge and, with the release of the iPhone 6 tomorrow, ready to grow by leaps and bounds. That’s where the Satechi Smart Selfie Extension Arm Monopod. This…
  • Pre-Orders for the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Start Tomorrow

    18 September 2014, 12:25 pm by: Judie Lipsett Stanford

    I had a chance to fondle the new Samsung Galaxy Note 4 while at IFA a few weeks ago, and as far as Android devices go — it’s impressive! If you have been waiting to upgrade, then tomorrow is your day. Get ready to pre-order the most advanced and…
  • UPDATED: Rokform Sport v3 Cases Want a New iPhone 6, Too

    18 September 2014, 10:55 am by: David Goodspeed

    Whether you stayed up into the wee hours of the morning to order your new iPhone 6, or you plan on being one of the first in line when they hit stores tomorrow, have you thought about accessories yet? Rokform is ready with its updated line of cases, armbands…
  • ScanSnap Announces the ScanSnap iX100 Mobile Scanner

    17 September 2014, 4:15 pm by: Daniel Cohen

    ScanSnap’s various scanners have long been a key part of my digital work-life. Their high-speed scanners have allowed me to not only digitize paper documents, but they have helped me move much of my professional library to the cloud as well. Now they are…
  • Epson Expression Photo XP-860 Small-in-One Printer is Huge

    17 September 2014, 11:45 am by: Daniel Cohen

    I’m a big fan of Epson’s printers, so I was excited to check out the brand new Epson Expression Photo XP-860 Small-in-One printer. It leverages Epson’s MicroPiezo printing technology, and it offers much, much more in a compact, affordable printer. We…
  • Quirky Pickup Power Provides Portable Power in a Strip of Brilliance*

    16 September 2014, 7:45 pm by: Judie Lipsett Stanford

    Here’s a product that seems so brilliantly obvious that I wish I’d thought of it: the new Quirky Pickup Power is a three AC outlet power strip with a built-in external 4000mAh or 6000mAh battery charger that’s always ready to go. Starting at $99.99, you…
  • Tilt My Blinds Brings Automation to Window Treatments

    16 September 2014, 12:15 pm by: carly zektzer

    When we moved into our house, the seller’s realtor presented us with a small remote for the blinds in the living room; the prior owners had installed electronic blinds there. We thought it was a silly gimmick, but we have found it quite useful. Now you can…
  • The Misfit Flash Is Half the Price of Other Fitness Trackers

    16 September 2014, 11:55 am by: Judie Lipsett Stanford

    If you’ve wanted a fitness tracker but balked at spending $99+ on something that counted your steps and tracked your sleep, the Misfit Flash may be just the device for you. Made of a “special soft-touch plastic”, this $49.99 activity and sleep…
  • 2014 Nissan Altima 2.5 SL One of Its Best

    15 September 2014, 3:00 pm by: David Goodspeed

    Two years ago I drove the then all-new, fifth-generation Nissan Altima and despite only spending an afternoon in the vehicle I knew it was a hit for the automaker. Fast-forward a couple of summers, and after spending an entire week behind the wheel of a 2014…

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