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Twelve Gifts For The Handiest of Men

The 12 Guys of Christmas: The Do-It-Yourselfer

Today’s handyman is far more than a mere fixer of household problems. Armed with knowledge and the right tools, no task is too complex for their capable hands, from fine carpentry and engine work to maintaining wi-fi-based home ecosystems. They deserve celebration and appreciation -- and yet, as you’ve undoubtedly noticed, they are an incredibly humble breed, their most cherished rewards being the result of a hard day’s work. We’ve put together a dozen gift ideas guaranteed to boost enthusiasm, bolster abilities and foster talents for the do-it-yourselfer in your life.

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Today in Gear: March 17, 2016

A camera/daily carry backpack for the photog on the go, a clever navigation app for the adventurer on the go, warm-weather shirts for fellas on the go in vacation-worthy climes and much more.

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Twelve Gifts For The Handiest of Men

The 12 Guys of Christmas: The Do-It-Yourselfer

Today’s handyman is far more than a mere fixer of household problems. Armed with knowledge and the right tools, no task is too complex for their capable hands, from fine carpentry and engine work to maintaining wi-fi-based home ecosystems. They deserve celebration and appreciation -- and yet, as you’ve undoubtedly noticed, they are an incredibly humble breed, their most cherished rewards being the result of a hard day’s work. We’ve put together a dozen gift ideas guaranteed to boost enthusiasm, bolster abilities and foster talents for the do-it-yourselfer in your life.

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Kit: A Better Night’s Sleep

You shouldn't need a reason to get more sleep, but we'll happily lay the facts out for you anyway. According to National Institute of Health sleep expert Dr. Merrill Mitler, "Sleep services all aspects of our body in one way or another: molecular, energy balance, as well as intellectual function, alertness and mood.” Also, don't buy into the hype surrounding sleeping less as a trait shared by the uber successful. It's simply not true for the average joe. In Mitler's words, “when we look at well-rested people, they’re operating at a different level than people trying to get by on one or two hours less nightly sleep.”

While there are countless factors that can prevent you from getting your fair share of beauty sleep, a poorly equipped place of rest shouldn't be one of them. The path to a better night's sleep starts here.

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Today in Gear: May 29, 2014

Today in gear: an EDC kit for father's day, Ubisoft's Watch Dogs, the Ducati Monster 821, a new skinny lightbulb from Philips, the ultimate app for water activities and Mission Workshops' impressive ultralight jacket.

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Today in Gear: January 14, 2014

Today in Gear, we find a slim new light bulb, pillows that announce airport allegiance, a health tracker for Fido and much more.

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The right tools for any of his many jobs

12 Guys of Christmas: The Do-It-Yourselfer

Handyman, craftsman, mister-fix-it, Dad. Call him what you like, but the Do-It-Yourselfer on your list gives his all for you, no matter the task. Be honest: that beautiful new deck that causes envy in the eyes of all your friends would’ve been a creaking pile of splinters were it not for him, and you’d probably be sharing space with Fido out in the yard -- in the K9 condo he designed and built no less -- had he not stepped in to save your recent en suite experiment. Like most men of his ilk, your handyman rarely receives anything more than a hot coffee to start his day and a cold brew to finish it, which is fine by him. Isn’t it about time you gave him something more? Here are a few gift ideas that should ensure your calls for help continue to get answered.

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Today in Gear: April 30, 2013

Breitling-Emergency-II-gear-patrol Breitling Emergency II
The built-in personal locator beacon in the Emergency II uses a dual frequency transmitter to communicate with satellites, making your watch (and everything attached to it) easy to track down in case of an emergency. A

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Today in Gear: March 20, 2013

garrett-wade-personal-machete-gear-patrol Garrett Wade Personal Machete
You might only be clearing out a camping spot by the local lake, but this rosewood-gripped beauty will make you look like a bushwhacking adventurer. A 14-inch full tang blade with a tip-heavy design will

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The Best AirPlay Speakers

Originally designed to play music on only their own products, Apple's AirPlay technology now allows users to stream multimedia from iPhones, iPads and computers to any enabled HDTV or speaker system via wi-fi. Because Apple now allows third parties to use their tech, myriad standalone speaker systems designed specifically for AirPlay are on the market: some are better than others, and they all span the price and design spectra. Here are our 10 picks for some of the best AirPlay speakers available.

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Philips Hue LED Light Bulbs

Indoor lighting technology is on the move, and the more we see, the more we're impressed. Philips has just announced their new Hue LED Light Bulbs ($200+) and taken one more step toward the awesome, terrifying Ray Bradbury world

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You're constantly searching for the latest and greatest in personal technology to improve some aspect of your life -- be it connectivity, entertainment or productivity. So why are you still sticking

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Philips S10 Cordless Phone

You get the call -- but your cell phone is charging/buried in your gym bag/temporarily lost. While most landlines have gone the way of the dodo, the Philips S10 Cordless Phone re-envisions the now retro (how old does that make

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Philips Cinema 21:9 Platinum HDTV

Sick and tired of seeing those black bars diminish your television's big cinematic ego? So is Philips. After raking in praise from the home theater community for their first attempt at a cinemascope 21:9 HDTV, Philips has now released the
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Philips Robust Kitchen Appliance Collection

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The phrase "made to last" is not the first concept to spring to mind in a word association with kitchen counter appliances. After some serious design work and innovative thinking, Philips' hopes that's exactly the connection consumers will make though while

Philips 42″ Eco TV

philips.42.eco.tv.full.hd.jpgWe doubt many guys make power comsumption their first thought when buying a new flatscreen tv, but if there are those of you who crossover between environmentalist and electronic enthusiast then the Philips Eco TV is for your. Beyond having 4 HDMI inputs, 25