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Today in Gear: July 28, 2014

Nvidia-Shield-Tablet-Gear-Patrol Nvidia Shield Tablet
Sure, you can play tons of online games on your smartphone, but to the PC or console gamer these time wasters are too watered down to enjoy. The Nvidia Shield tablet has the processing power for you to enjoy hundreds of top notch games, along with the regular apps you love from Google Play. The Shield comes with a wireless controller, and can also be plugged into your TV for multiplayer gaming. Even if you’re on the road or just too occupied with work to plop down on the sofa to play a game, that doesn’t mean you have to give up video games altogether. $299+
Laphroaig-Select-Gear-Patrol Laphroaig Select
Decades ago, the last family owner of the Laphroaig distillery, Ian Hunter, scoured Europe for the best bourbon casks. Today, Laphroaig has collected a variety of casks and used them to create six flavor combinations. Laphroiag’s newest release, Laphroaig Select, is the favorite of the six, featuring a fully natural color, and ripe, fruity notes combined with classic dry, peaty flavors. laphroaig.com
Denon-AVR-X5200W-Gear-Patrol Denon AVR-X5200W
Along with ludicrous televisions, the latest big thing in home entertainment is Dolby Atmos. In addition to supporting Atmos, the Denon AVR-X5200W, is capable of 4K support and wireless streaming and can put out 140 watts per channel. The new receiver will be available for purchase in October. $1,999
Garage-Social-Gear-Patrol Garage Social
Automotive enthusiasts’ general qualm with social media is that there aren’t enough cars. Garage Social is the solution for the car lover who has no time for anything else. It allows you to showcase your ride, discover new parts and accessories, read automotive news and communicate with other enthusiasts in your area. garagesocial.com
Mo-Faraz-BMW-Prints-Gear-Patrol Mo Faraz BMW Prints
Taking on the visual style of mid-century advertisements, Mo Faraz’s limited edition prints are so much more than eye candy for your wall. They epitomize the ideology behind vintage car ownership in a simplistic yet artful way. Even if you aren’t a BMW nut, these prints will look great on your wall. $30+
Folding-Pot-Gear-Patrol Fold Pot
Those with green thumbs know that sooner or later indoor plants need a bigger pot. The Fold Pot was created so that you won’t have to drop money more than once on pots for your precious spider plant or cactus. It’s made from flexible silicon, allowing it to double in size and adapt to the growth of your plant. It’s also impossible to break. ~$88+
72-Hours-Montreal-Gear-Patrol-Lead 72 Hours in Montreal
Montreal is the largest city in Quebec, Canada’s renegade Francophone province. It’s just a quick jump via plane from much of the East Coast of the U.S.; more importantly, it’s filled with cultural treasures, delicious food, world-class beer, and is just a short drive from some of the most beautiful countryside in the world. Here’s what you should do when you visit. Read this story
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