The Gear Journal

The Best Selling TV on Amazon

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So I don’t know shit about this TV, but a little research showed me that it’s the best selling tv in the history of Amazon.com… So, it must be special – right? Reviews hint at it being a typical smart TV with built in Amazon Fire, a pretty decent image quality, and a hell of a price.

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The Dumb Phone

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This idea is starting to grow on me… A dumb phone. Absolutely stupid. Only good for making calls… and that’s it. Apparently, Punkt is the best at being stupid.

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Sony WF-1000XM3

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Without doubt, the best noise canceling ear buds I’ve ever had in my ears. They are super comfortable, sound better than any noise canceling unit I’ve ever used, and do a fantastic job at silencing your world.

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Samsung Galaxy Book S

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Samsung launched this laptop at the same event they launched the new Note 10. It didn’t get a ton of coverage, but it’s important for two reasons if you are an Android/Windows guy:

  1. Samsung is trying to compete with the Apple ecosystem. Adding a capable laptop with an LTE connection is a big step in the right direction.
  2. Supposedly, this laptop has 23 hours of battery life. If true, that’s HUGE.

In my mind the only problem with the Android/Windows setup over an Apple setup (beyond the ecosystem), is simply the Windows OS. It’s certainly improved over the years, but it’s just not as livable or stable as MAC OS.

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Satechi’s 72W Car Charger

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Good god… 72-watts? You could easily charge a laptop with this Type-C charger…

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Blackmagic 6K Pocket Cinema Camera

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Blackmagic released a new version of it’s venerable pocket camera… This one is made of carbon fiber and shoots 6K with 13 stops of dynamic range and at up to 25600 ISO. Put shortly, it’s a beast… About $2,500.

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Galaxy Note 10

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Every year Samsung tempts me to jump off the apple ship and swim towards the Note. I tested a Note 9 for a few months, but the lack of support for the rest of my apple ecosystem was tough to deal with.

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Nomad Carbon Carabiner

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This is pretty smart. It’s a carabiner that has an integrated charging cable for your devices. If it’s made like most of Nomad’s products, it should be pretty damned good.

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