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Today in Gear: April 30, 2014

Today in gear we examine, the ultimate tea brewer, Apple’s update to the Macbook Air, Harmon Kardon’s special take on the HTC One M8 for Sprint, Trident’s Iceni Sports car, Gilette’s FlexBall handle system and Topo Design’s minimalist trail pack.

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Today in Gear: March 26, 2014

Today in Gear we examine a vintage military bag revised for 2014, Marmot’s first dance with Polartec Alpha, La Sportiva’s advanced Vapor Nano Skis and the mother of all iPhone camera accessories.

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Today in Gear: July 19, 2013

Kiehl’s Facial Fuel “Heavy Lifting” Moisturizer While wrinkles have sometimes been glamorized in various forms of media, we’d rather age imperceptibly and maintain a smooth dermal terrain for all our days. The first line of defense is applying sunscreen daily, but for the ultimate in skin-smoothing and wrinkle reduction, looking to the best in the…

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Dialed In: 10 Best Smartphones Available Now

There was a time when shopping for a cell phone was ridiculously simple. You’d waltz into the nearest Radio Shack, browse through a handful of demo devices anchored onto the wall, and spend a good four to five Benjamins on a BlackBerry 8700 or RAZR V3 (or the Nokia with the changeable covers, which was awesome). What hasn’t changed: we’re enslaved to our mobile devices. What has: the field of competitors.

Over the past few months, we’ve seen new entries from every major smartphone manufacturer spread across all four mobile platforms: Android, iOS, Windows Phone, and believe it or not, BlackBerry. The result for you: choosing the right smartphone can be an overwhelming decision at the moment. Well, we took the liberty of breaking down the top handsets on the market to help simplify the process. Here are the 10 smartphones worthy of your upgrade.

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Today in Gear: June 5, 2013

3 x 1 & Cool Hunting Pitmaster Denim Apron Cone Mill Barber Pole selvedge denim traced with Cool Hunting’s quite recognizable green stitching, a green neoprene beer pocket to keep a cold one cool, and dual thermometer pockets. Just add barbecue sauce. $125 2013 Honda Grom Powered by Honda’s 125cc single cylinder, SOHC four-stroke originally…

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Today in Gear: April 5, 2013

Field Notes: America the Beautiful Edition Yes, we really like Field Notes. Their America the Beautiful notebooks, a cross-country road trip of Americana printed on the colored covers of their classic pocket notebooks, reaffirm our notions. $10 (3-pack) Easton Power Brigade Bats Just in time for your neighborhood’s home run derby, Easton’s latest bats come…

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Finally the One for you?

HTC One: The Best Android Phone Yet?

HTC has a solid track record for making incredible Android phones such as the One X and more recent Droid DNA. But they’ve never gained the brand recognition of titans like Samsung. Thanks to a newly announced flagship, dubbed the HTC One, their time in the spotlight may finally come — granted a few bold bets pay off.

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12 Guys of Christmas: The Techie

To the inexperienced, the words “techie” and “guy” seem synonymous. Sure, most guys do like technology these days — but like does not true a techie make. So while this list can absolutely be applied to any modern man, its real target is the hardcore gadget nut. The one who scours the blogs and refreshes…

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HTC Droid DNA

Every six months or so, a smartphone arrives that raises the bar for the entire industry. HTC’s newly announced Droid DNA is by far the most advanced device available to date: it’s the first mobile phone capable of supporting full HD (1920 x 1080 resolution) on its 5-inch Gorilla Glass 2 super LCD 3 display….

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HTC One X+

It was only a few months back at the Mobile World Congress that HTC unveiled the HTC One X as a new standard bearer for the company and its streamlined “One” branding. Now, the firm has announced an augmented version of that flagship, the One X+, which looks as if it’s downed more than few…

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HTC Windows Phone 8X and 8S

HTC produced some of the best devices for early Windows phone users, and by the looks of their two latest handsets for Windows Phone 8, that’s still true. The newly announced 8X and 8S both feature premium external detailing thanks to unibody construction, big gorilla glass screens, bold color ways and a beveled-thin edge that…

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HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE

If you can’t palm a basketball, you can forget about holding most Android phones these days. Verizon’s recent addition to the Droid Incredible family is quite the unwieldy mouthful, but the same thing can’t be said about its proportions. The so-called HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE’s highlights include Android 4.0 (with HTC’s Sense 4.0 on…

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HTC One X

The annual Mobile World Congress is the ideal place to show off the latest and greatest in cell phone technology, as long as your name isn’t Apple. HTC’s newly revealed super phone, dubbed the One X, is the most exciting handset to emerge from this year’s mobile smörgåsbord so far and is intended to serve…

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HTC Rezound

Now that Samsung and Motorola have shown their Android super phone hands for the holiday season, it was only a matter of time before HTC followed suit. After signing a $300 million deal to buy 51% of Beats Electronics back in August, HTC’s first Sense-skinned Gingerbread 2.3 phone with Beats audio is now here. Besides…

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Quietly Enormous

HTC Titan

HTC’s Titan may be our dark horse favorite smartphone of the fall. It’s biggest claim to fame (literally) is a hipster-pants-tearing 4.7-inch, 480 x 800 Super LCD touchscreen slapped on a body that measures only .35-inches thick. A 1.5Ghz processor, 512MB of Ram, 16GB of on board storage, a MicroSD card slot, 14.4Mbps HSPA+ download…

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What You Need to Know Before Diving In

2011 Tablet Buying Guide

2011 is the year of the tablet, no matter how hard we and our wallets squirm over having another gadget thrust into our lives. But why now? A discussion on that topic could take longer than the birther diatribe if explored in full, but the short answer is we have our smartphones addictions to thank….

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Essential Gear: 20 Best Travel Gadgets

When it comes to traveling you may still rely on tried and true packing lists, but it goes without saying that gadgets and tech, have become both welcome and obnoxious additions — so much for packing light. In this Essential Gear feature we bring you our list of travel-tech endorsements, field tested by the GP…

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Is this the Droid You've Been Looking For?

HTC Droid Incredible

If you didn’t already bite on the Motorola Droid or the HTC made Google branded Nexus One, then your patience might have just paid off. Announced yesterday as coming to Verizon, the HTC Droid Incredible falls in line with the new slew of high powered Android smart phones storming the market. It will run Android…

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Packed to the Gills

HTC EVO 4G

HTC, not one to be beleaguered by lawsuits from Apple has unveiled the HTC EVO 4G, a handset with no shortage of specs. The Android 2.1 based smartphone features a 480×800 4.3″ TFT LCD display, 1Ghz Snapdraggon processor, 1GB of built-in memory, 512MB of RAM, 1,500 mAh battery, stereo Bluetooth, GPS, digital compass, dual 1.3…

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HTC Mogul™ Sprint Power Vision

The concept of owning a smartphone should appeal to you. Not only does it serve as a device that will reduce the number of gadgets/gear you have to carry, but the sheer capability of the latest phones will keep you organized, connected and engaged 24/7 and on the go. There was a lot of anticipation…