The Gear Journal

Amazon Smart Sticky Note Printer

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This is definitely one of those things that Amazon will trot out to the world with promises and glee… only to recoil from later once sales goals aren’t met.

BUT, I absolutely love the idea of this. I’m tempted to buy one just to see if it’s as feasible as it is in my mind.

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Logitech Customer Service

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I’ve long been a user of the Logitech MX Master series of mice. In fact, I’ve had every generation and every variation of the line. I’ve found them to be well made, but more than anything – thoughtfully designed.

Less than a year ago, I bought the MX Master 3. I’ve used it every day and like previous purchases from Logitech, I’ve been very happy with it. However, my unit started showing weird forms of wear on the finish. Last week, it got so bad that I sent an email to Logitech customer support.

After sending them a couple of pictures and answering a few questions, I got an email saying a replacement was on the way. Perfect customer service.

In any case, if you are interested in trying an MX yourself, you can get it here.

MagSafe Folio

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Nomad recently released their folio case for MagSafe phones. Early reviews are calling it the best case on the market. Not sure I could rock a folio though…

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Palm

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When smart phones first came out, my life changed for the better. Given that I make a living online, having processing power in my pocket took the leash off and allowed me to get away from my monitor far more often then ever before.

These days, however, I detest the smart phone. In fact, I believe it is largely responsible for the wide spread disease of social media – which, in turn, can be held responsible for many of today’s societal and political problems.

That’s neither here nor there though I guess… The smart phone is here. So what are you gonna do about it?

My answer has been to minimize. This started with a refusal to upgrade my years old iPhone. And when that finally gave up the ghost, I bought the iPhone mini thinking that the diminutive size would keep my eyes and thoughts away from it unless absolutely necessary.

This has worked ok for me, but Palm is taking it to the next level with a credit card sized “sort of smart” phone and I LOVE it.

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OmniCase

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A really smartly design hub for travel… I love the way the cable stows and makes a nice clean package.

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Jackery 1000

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I always thought those Goal Zero units from Yeti were sort of the segment leader in solar generators. Learned recently that most of those weirdo preppers prefer the Jackery.

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AirPods Max

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$550?!?! Good god man, they better sound fantastic at that money…

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(PRODUCT)RED

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I’m not a big corp guy… I like the idea of niches being better served by small business and flexible innovation. But… As far as big corporations go, Apple is ok in my book. They are now donating 100% of eligible proceeds from (PRODUCT)RED sales to Covid relieve. Pretty rad.

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