By J. Travis Smith
on 3.17.14
Parabola-Barrel-Aged-Russian-Imperial-Oatmeal-Stout-gear-patrol 2014 Parabola Barrel-Aged Russian Imperial Oatmeal Stout
Firestone Walker Brewing Company’s highest ABV beer ever at 14 percent is aggressive. Smelling like bourbon, tobacco and espresso and tasting like roasted malts, charred oak and vanilla, this month’s 3,500-case limited release isn’t for light beer drinkers. Perfect. $17
Cork-Globe-gear-patrol Suck UK Cork Globe
Put a pin on every destination you’ve ever travelled, without first having to visit the top two corners of the map to hang it up (R.I.P. Mitch Hedberg). $200
Camelbak-Relay-Water-Filter-gear-patrol Camelbak Relay Water Filter
For when faucet water tastes funky and your old filters are too slow, these Relay filters fill as fast as your faucet can dispense, ridding any need for a filling reservoir. $37
Razer-Blade-Ultra-Thin-Gaming-Laptop-gear-patrol Razer Blade Ultra-Thin Gaming Laptop
Playing the latest PC games no longer requires a high performance desktop computer. Next-generation NVIDIA GeForce Graphics and a 4th gen Intel Core processor fill all 5.76 million pixels of the world’s thinnest gaming laptop’s 14-inch screen. $2,200
Pioneer-Elite-VSX-80-AV-Receiver-gear-patrol Pioneer Elite VSX-80 AV Receiver
For those who take their home theater experience seriously, this 7.2-channel AV receiver features 7 HDMI 2.0 inputs, iPhone and iPod connectivity and wi-fi capabilities. Everything is fully controllable via the iControlAV5 remote control app for your smartphone.
$700
us-mint-curved-coin-gear-patrol U.S. Mint Curved Coin
The first curved coins ever produced by the U.S. Mint will be available late this month. The coin curves to form the surface of a baseball on one side and a baseball glove on the reverse. Gold $5 coins, silver $1 coins and half-dollar coins will be available in the new design. Ball’s back in your court, curved TVs. $6-$40