Good morning. Tesla is now America’s most valuable carmaker, usurping the long-reigning kings of the U.S. auto industry, GM and Ford. As of yesterday, Tesla’s market value was $57 billion — $1.7 billion more than GM’s. The valuation reflects growing confidence in Musk’s vision of an all-electric future.
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What’s New, Now
Ray-Ban Limited Edition Meteor Collection
Ray-Ban’s latest blast from the past takes the classic Wayfarer frame (a product of the ’50s) and tweaks it with sunny ’60s bohemian style. Available in three colors: Shiny Black, Shiny Havana and Shiny Stripped Havana. Available until April 14; only 200 will be sold.
Jeep Cherokee Trackhawk
By now you know of the 707 horsepower Challenger Hellcat; this is its new daddy.
ZTE Quartz Cellular-Enabled Smartwatch
If you use Android, and you’re sorta interested in maybe getting a smartwatch, consider the ZTE Quartz. It’s the cheapest Android smartwatch yet. But it somehow crams in tons of great features: 3G cellular connection (T-Mobile only), GPS (unlike most “budget” smartwatches), extra-long battery life (longer than the Samsung Gear S3) and a 1.4-inch touchscreen face.
Best Messaging Sites and Apps from 2017 Webby Awards
These are our four favorite messaging sites and apps that have been nominated (or honored) at the 2017 Webby Awards.
The Hook by James Brand
From James Brand, makers of fine pocket knives, comes a new complement to your EDC kit: a steel key hook with a ruler and bottle opener, powder-coated to emulate cast iron and brass.
Astel & Kern Kann Portable High-Res Audio Player
Asking an iPhone or iPod or other iThing to kick out studio-quality sound is like asking a goldfish to climb a tree. They just can’t do it, and owners of top-shelf hi-fi headphones know this. So they use (or should be using) something like the Kann — essentially a full-bore stereo system, amps and DAC and all, squeezed into a palm-sized box.
Parker Dusseau Merino Tee (Titanium)
From the Gear Patrol Store: Nature’s performance t-shirt, perfect for travel. Silky to the touch, Parker Dusseau’s merino wool t-shirt combines the performance of merino with the fit and finish of a premium, luxurious tee. These garments are thermo-regulating (keep you warm in the cold, cool in the heat), odor resistant, moisture wicking and highly breathable. Exceptionally fine wool yarn guarantees this garment itch-free. This merino wool is sourced from sheep in New Zealand protected by the New Zealand Animal Welfare Act.
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