By Gear Patrol
on 4.30.14
Gilette-Gear-Patrol Gillette Fusion Proglide Flexball Manual Razor
Hear that? That’s the sound of 25,000 hairs on your face screaming in horror. Gillette’s newly launched FlexBall handle system, designed to work with existing Fusion blades, allows blades to maintain contact with the skin throughout a variety of positions, resulting in fewer “missed” hairs. Not a result of the flexball handle: cheaper razor blades. $10
Car-Gear-Patrol Trident Iceni Sports Car
The ability to run for 2,000 miles on a single tank of gas is what you might expect from a nebbish hybrid with solar panels that hits a top speed of 1 mph. Nope. British automotive company Trident just unveiled the Iceni, which looks part Ferrari FF and part E-Type Jag and will hit 190 mph, looking classically Brit all the way. That’s some Earth-loving motoring we can get behind. tridentsportscars.com
Macbook-Air-Gear-Patrol Apple Macbook Air 2014
The best ultra light laptop on the market is now slightly faster and cheaper. The entry level editions of the 11- and 13-inch versions now come with an Intel Haswell 1.4GHz Core i5 chip (versus the old 1.3Ghz processor) and sell for a starting price that’s $100 less. Here’s to another year of crushed retina dreams. $899+
BKON-Brewer-Gear-patrol Bkon Craft Brewer
Can’t spare the six minutes to let your tea properly infuse? The Bkon Craft Brewer leverages the magical infusion capabilities of vacuum sealing to create the perfect cup of tea in roughly a minute. It’s also capable of creating craft cocktails and coffee. With an estimated price of $13,000, it won’t be on the kitchen counters of normal folks anytime soon — but it is already being used in select locations like Starbucks’s Teavana pilot store in NYC. bkonbrew.com()
HTC-HK-gear-patrol HTC One M8 Harman Kardon Edition
Sprint has announced an exclusive new version of the HTC One M8 equipped with a few audio enhancements from Harmon Kardon, including Clari-Fi, which restores the dynamic range and quality of compressed music files, and LiveStage, which promises to bring a more lifelike listening experience to headphones. In addition to the tweaks, the device will boast a unique champagne and black exterior and ship with a pair of Harman/Kardon’s AE-S Premium in-ear headphones. Harmankardon.com
Topo-Bags-gear-patrol Topo Designs Trail Pack
Topo Design’s new minimalist pack proves less is more, replacing the army of straps and clips found on most technical bags with a simple adjustable aluminum hook and a cinch-top closure. It also includes a padded laptop sleeve and, yes, paracord accessory loops should you still feel compelled to tie more junk on. $98
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