Today in Gear: June 23, 2014

Adobe-Ink-And-Slide-Gear-Patrol Adobe Ink & Slide
Conceived as the alternatives to using pencils, rulers and paper, Adobe’s Ink & Slide hopes to make sketching and drawing — both doodling and technical — on an iPad a legitimate option. (This isn’t the first time Samsung’s done a futuristic stylus and ruler.) The aluminum pen is made to feel natural both in your hand and on the “page”; its fine tip supposedly provides more accuracy than other styluses. And the “slide”? Well, all that does is allow you to draw any shape you want. $200
APL-Techloom-Pro-Gear-Patrol APL Running Shoes
True story: APL shoes were once banned in the NBA for giving players an unfair advantage. They’re that cool. Now APL has partnered with Saks Fifth Ave to launch three new styles of men’s and women’s running shoes: the Windchill, Joyride, and TechLoom Pro. $120+
Samsung-Galaxy-Tab-S-Gear-Patrol Samsung Galaxy Tab S
Cut from the same cloth as their immensely popular Galaxy S5, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S boasts an impressive QHD SuperAMOLED display that comes in two sizes (8.4 inches and 10.5 inches) and has better resolution than the iPad Air and iPad Mini. Its 8MP camera also sticks it to the Apple competition. $400+
Octovo-Tilley-Gear-Patrol Octovo x Jason Tilley Surf Boards
Surfer/craftsman Jason Tilley is collaborating with Octovo — a GP100 award winner — to create five custom wooden surfboard designs. Forget contemporary fiberglass boards; these are old-school beautiful, crafted from wood native to Tilley’s home state, Oregon.
Monoprice-wifi-MicroSD-Gear-Patrol Monoprice Wi-Fi MicroSD Card Adapter
Want to upload photos from your camera to the computer without any wires? Slide the Monoprice Wi-Fi microSD Card Adapter into a SDHC compatible digital camera, connect to wi-fi and upload photos to the computer. Boom. Done. And it’s cheap too. $35
JVC-Diamond-4K-Gear-Patrol JVC “Diamond” 4K TV Line
JVC is attacking the 4K TV market. Coming this September, their Diamond 4K TV series will feature three sizes — 55-inch, 65-inch and 85-inch — each with five HDMI ports and the choice between two different smart TV systems: one featuring a neat-looking wheel UI and the other having a bundled Roku Streaming Stick. $999 ()
avi8-gear-patrol AVI-8 Flyboy
British watchmaker AVI-8 makes timepieces that aren’t subtle about their inspiration: these are aviation watches, through and through. That doesn’t mean they follow old tropes. Their AVI-8 Flyboy in stainless steel with a rose gold plating has a crosshair motif, a prominent “0”, “3” and “9” at the corresponding 12:00, 3:00 and 9:00, a bright red arrowed seconds hand and a Citizen Miyota caliber 8215 movement. It makes for an eye-catching watch that hints at your being ready to buzz the tower against orders whenever the mood strikes. $620
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