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Elements: Dual Threats

Two for the price of one. Who can't get behind a premise like that? We're not talking about Corona-themed tank tops hocked in Cancun to the fanny-packed masses here (but...still). We're talking about those rare multi-tasking gems that force you to reassess what's possible in this day and age. The best of the dual-threat bunch become icons, whether real -- the Swiss Army Knife, Bo Jackson -- or imagined -- a Delorean turned time machine. Most at least make the rest of your possessions look useless in comparison. In some cases their genius stems from clever hacks that seem obvious in hindsight; in others, the magic comes from years of groundbreaking research and technological progress. This is a celebration of versatile items from all walks of life. May your future purchases forever be multi-talented.

Today in Gear: June 25, 2014

Today in Gear: A Swiss-made watch that monitors health, a young American whiskey, an app that promotes wanderlust, the strongest high-end headphones and more.

Gibbs Technologies Quadski

[click on image to enlarge] Amphibious technology has been around for quite a long time, dating back to the propeller-powered Amphicar of the 1960s, but never before has there been a swimming vehicle that could compete with singular-purpose vehicles. Along came a British company called Gibbs with the intention to blow the competitors out of...