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Today in Gear: August 15, 2014

Writer's-Block-Gear-Patrol The Writer’s Block
What these nifty little blocks lack in original prose they more make up in the decluttering department. Designed to hold your pen and notebook (preferably Word pads) or device, the blocks are made in Philly from either raw steel, stainless steel or brass. An excellent deskside companion for your next missive. kickstarter.com
Dsptch-Gear-Patrol DSPTCH’s Navy and Grey Ballistic Nylon Collection
Don’t like navy or grey? Tough luck. San Francisco-based DSPTCH’s new line of ballistic nylon bags only comes in these two colors. Fastidiously designed after traditional military gear (note the weather-resistant 1680D ballistic nylon shell) these bags come in five styles: slingpack, daypack, briefcase, rucksack and weekender. $152+
Pioneer-DDJ-SX2-Gear-Patrol Pioneer DJ DDJ-SX2
If DJs were bugs, this would be their porch light. Pioneer’s new four-channel DJ Controller is the first of its kind with Serato FLIP, enabling it to record and replay hot cue sequences on the fly. It features multi-colored Performance Pads, custom-designed operation buttons and an enhanced JOG wheel. Get it this October. $999
Swiss-Army-Delemont-Gear-Patrol Victorinox Swiss Army Delémont Collection
Unveiled at this year’s Outdoor Retailer Summer Market, the Delémont Collection is the first collaboration between Victorinox and Wenger. The line features 52 different styles of Swiss Army knife, each designed for a specific outdoor activity—hiking, climbing, hunting, fishing, etc. Coming in a range or sizes and grips, each knife has a collection of pragmatic and esoteric tools. $30+
Torch-Backpack-Gear-Patrol Torch FLUX Backpack
The brand that brought you the T1 Helmet is launching an innovative backpack. By day it’s a standard backpack; by night, it’s an urban cyclist’s extra layer of protection. With the first-ever built-in fiber-optic panel — powered by a rechargeable and removable LED light — any driver who comes close to clipping you is either blind, arrogant or both. fundable.com
iPhone-Battery-Packs-Gear-Patrol-Lead 7 Best New iPhone Battery Cases
What with our ever-growing use of smartphones, few things are more annoying than a dead battery. And with this new crop of options, an iPhone battery case is a wiser investment than ever. Read This Story
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