By Chris Wright
on 4.19.13
Adicross-Tour-Shoes-Gear-Patrol Adicross Tour Golf Shoe
Engineered to provide support while on the green and to ergonomically assist the body as it twists (while you smack that perfect drive), the lightweight adicross tour is a boldly styled, waterproof hole-in-one. The tour comes in bright colorways — our favorite is blueberry and metallic silver — and a spikeless version is available. $200
Logitech-Harmony-Ultimate-Gear-Patrol

Logitech Harmony Ultimate Remote
Whew. 350 bones for a clicker? Yes, it’s worth it — if you’re both a control freak and a media nut. This baby is the creme de la creme of the remote world. Like the Harmony Touch before it, it’ll control all IR based components with a tap or two on its integrated touch screen. A new hub gives the Ultimate additional control over Bluetooth based devices like the PS3 or even Philips Hue light Bulbs. Thanks to a free app, you’re smartphone can also handle the dirty work when you inevitably misplace the remote. $350
Bellroy-Passport-Sleeve-Gear-Patrol Bellroy Passport Sleeve Wallet
The irony here is that you’re paying for so little. But that’s the whole point of Bellroy’s passport sleeve: lots of smart utility, including a tab to pull out your passport easily, a micro pen for filling out forms, two credit card sleeves and a pocket for your boarding passport. If anyone happens to notice the little guy, he’s handsome in black or tan. $100
Twitter-Music-Gear-Patrol Twitter #Music App
Oh social media. Though you are the definition of inane 99% of the time, clever designers out there keep finding mildly handy uses for you. With this app you can listen to snippets of music that’s trending on twitter — if you pay, you can even have the honor of listening to full tracks! That’s one more thing to do while sitting on the crapper. music.twitter.com
Archos-Smartphones-Gear-Patrol Archos Smartphones
We’ve begged for more smartphones running stock Android…we just didn’t think Archos would be the one to finally answer the call. None of the three options announced in their first time smartphone lineup will turn head spec-wise, but considering the most expensive offering only costs $300 without a contract, there’s no reason to complain. The “burner” phone market just got more interesting. $120+