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Today in Gear: March 14, 2014

Today in Gear, we examine city cruisers, award-winning tents, classy iPad sleeves, metal infused athletic wear and more.


Today in Gear: December 5, 2013

Brut-New-Scents-Gear-Patrol New Brut Scents
Your granddad swore by his Brut products -- old standbys, unchanged and reliable for years and years (over 40, actually). Now Brut is launching new scents and a new, modern look. Black Ice, an ambery and


Today in Gear: December 4, 2013

Joey-Roth-Bluetooth-Receiver-Gear-Patrol Joey Roth Ceramic Speakers & Subwoofer with Bluetooth Receiver
What makes a great set of speakers even better? Fewer cables. Thanks to a new Bluetooth receiver, the tangle behind Joey Roth's gorgeous set of ceramic speakers just got

A Bright Idea

Cree Bulb

Economically, it's tough to be an environmentalist, especially when your life starts sounding like an expensive Mastercard commercial: organic strawberries ($4.99), Envirocycle Composter ($179.99), Camry hybrid ($26,140). But LED chip-maker Cree's excursion into the lightbulb market aims to make living the green life a little easier (priceless). Their 40-watt and 60-watt Cree LED Bulbs ($10) -- positioned to offer consumers quality lighting at a low price -- last 25,000 hours, or 25 times longer than traditional incandescent bulbs.


Today in Gear: July 17, 2013

Cree-BR30-LED-Flood-Light-Gear-Patrol Cree LED Flood Light Bulb
Cree's latest bulb gives indoor dwellers (most of you readers, we reckon) even more options for smarter lighting. A perfect replacement for the common BR30 bulb often used in recessed or track lighting fixtures,


Cree LED Light Bulbs

Cree LED Light Bulbs ($10+) are the best things in lighting since the Almighty started a sentence "Let there be..." Their three selections, in 40-watt, 60-watt and 60-watt "daylight", range from $10-$14 dollars a pop, offer incandescent-like lighting rather than the tepid glow we've come to know from other "green" bulbs, are dimmable and save 84% more energy than said incandescents.