This Week in Gear
Belkin Thunderbolt 3 Express Dock HD
With fewer and fewer ports built into our technology today, a dock is a great way to expand the number of connections to your computer. Belkin’s Thunderbolt 3 Express Dock HD can connect eight separate devices through one Thunderbolt cable. The dock supports dual 4K video output and can daisy chain up to five Thunderbolt devices. Clocking in at 20Gbps, the Express Dock HD is eight times faster than USB 3.0; Belkin says it can transfer a 4K movie in less than 30 seconds.
– Jeremy Fischer, Editorial Intern
Vadolibero Bike Safe S
Have you seen Vadolibero’s Bike Shelf? It has to be one of the most outrageously indulgent bike accessories ever created. The Bike Safe S, a locking stainless steel wall mount, is a less outrageous yet still indulgent bike storage solution. Upon request, you can personalize the mount with an Italian leather saddle and keychain, available in five colors: dark brown, black, white, yellow and red.
Nike Air Foamposite Pro “Tech Fleece”
This Friday, Nike is releasing a new derivative of the cult-favorite Air Foamposite Pro, updated with some lifestyle-y, dark gray heathered fleece. There’s also a carbon fiber plate on the midsole, glossy Swooshes and a translucent blue outsole.
W & P Designs Extra Large Ice Cube Tray
From the Gear Patrol Store: W & P Designs has improved the overlooked mundanity that is the ice tray. This silicon mold is BPA-free and backed up by a stainless steel frame that will not warp. A protective lid keeps errant freezer flavors away from the four large cubes of ice, but if it does need a cleaning, it will be fine in the dishwasher. Available in gray, blue and white.
Basis by Elysium Health
Aging is far more than cosmetic. We’re all concerned about wrinkles, but scientists suggest we instead consider aging as a cellular process. Elysium Health employed that insight when creating Basis, a daily supplement designed to increase levels of a coenzyme called NAD+. NAD+ is required for fundamental life processes like ATP synthesis (the source of energy), DNA maintenance and regulating circadian rhythms — and it declines as we age. NAD+ is so important, some scientists even call it “the golden nucleotide.” Gear Patrol readers get free two-day shipping on orders over $75 through June 14 with the code GPFATHERSDAY2017 — just in time to impress dad. (Be sure to select two-day shipping at checkout.)
Master & Dynamic x Bamford Watch Department MW60 Headphones
Bamford Watch Department, a distinguished merchant of personalized luxury watches, gave Master & Dynamic’s most advanced headphones a very special treatment: aqua saffiano leather, aqua logo and an aqua aux cord. Aside from those limited-edition subtleties, the lambskin ear pads are both absurdly comfortable and naturally noise-cancelling, while the 45mm, omnidirectional neodymium drivers deliver spine-tingling hi-fi sound.
ONA x Saltfish Surf Co. Bowery Camera Bag
ONA’s best-selling camera bag, transformed into a truly unique piece: each features a one-of-a-kind textile pattern woven by Saltfish Surf Co.’s family-owned mill in Oaxaca, Mexico. Holds one camera, up to two lenses and a handful of personal items; only 100 will be made.
Becket Simonon Morgen Trainers
The GAT, or German Army Trainer, is undoubtedly having a moment. Beckett Simonon’s spin on this classic sneaker combines the craftsmanship of the brand’s dress shoes with the sleek, laid-back style of the classic GAT. A white, full-grain leather upper with water-resistant suede details meets a rugged gum sole. – Caitlyn Girardi, Social Media Coordinator
Unless you live Germany, Switzerland or Austria, you can’t buy the Yvon Grill. It sure is fun to look at, though, isn’t it? That cast-iron crucible; those oaken legs! Who knows — maybe if you learn to speak German (Yron is a German brand), you can coax them into shipping overseas. Ein Mann kann träumen.
Asket Two-Year Sweatshirt
Asket’s new sweatshirt, launching today, took an entire two years to develop — a great deal of time in any product’s lifecycle. (It’s been released before, after which feedback was gathered and the shirt improved.) So, it’s a great sweatshirt; the thinking man’s sweatshirt, perhaps. Egyptian cotton in a trim silhouette; three colors; 15 (yep) size variations. – Nick Caruso, Assistant Editor
Gear Patrol Magazine: Issue Four
From the Gear Patrol Store: It’s easy to forget the perks of home until you leave it. We know because we’ve put in the miles, dogsledding through Sweden’s frozen Norrland to test down parkas and borrowing million-dollar Porsche supercars to hot lap the Nürburgring. And that was just in issue three. That’s why, for our fourth and latest issue of Gear Patrol magazine, we decided to stay local — at least by our standards — and bring some much-needed attention to our own backyard, a.k.a. America.
ROLI Seaboard Block
The word “revolutionary” is not a word we use lightly. No one should. We reserve that word for things like the ROLI Seaboard Block — perhaps the future of electronic music. Essentially, the Block is a miniature version of the original Seaboard Rise, a revolutionary electronic key-less keyboard that’s played like some kind of extraterrestrial rubber slab: sounds are made and manipulated by striking, gliding, sliding, pressing and lifting. And the craziest part: anyone with even the most basic understanding of music can pick it up and start playing.
LEGO Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
See? Legos can be for adults. Build it, shelf it, admire it.
Under Armour ICON Custom Basketball Shoes
The Curry 1, Under Armour’s best-selling basketball shoe, now fully customizable. Limited quantities available; orders ship mid-July.
Grime x Ducati Scrambler Maverick
Grime, a world-renowned tattoo artist, teamed up with Ducati to create this very special Scrambler, inspired by motocross bikes of the ’80s. The bike will be auctioned on eBay to raise money for the Shriners Hospitals for Children.
This Is Ground Voyager 2 Weekender
Handcrafted by heritage Italian leatherworkers, the Voyager 2 Weekender is a capable weekender with a distinctive “tech pod” on the front for storing quick-access things like tablets, cords, pens, passport and more.
Tern Vektron Folding Bicycle
The Vektron is a perfect marriage of two industry-shaking trends in commuter cycling: folding bikes and e-bikes. It’s right at home in any city, and packs down small enough to stash underneath or beside a desk.
Twelve South Magic Bridge
From the Gear Patrol Store: MagicBridge connects your Apple Wireless Keyboard and your Magic Trackpad 2, creating a one-piece control surface that lets you type and swipe more efficiently. MagicBridge can sit on your desktop or rest on your lap, allowing you to completely control your Mac from afar. Connecting your keyboard and trackpad brings everything together, like a MacBook. Doesn’t matter if you’re left- or right-handed; MagicBridge can place your Trackpad on whichever side you prefer. It works like magic, without the hocus-pocus.