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What’s New, Now
Montblanc TimeWalker Chronograph UTC
In pursuit of thrills and glory, the most celebrated racers in the world demand only the finest time-telling instruments. They demand a watch that can — and should — be worn from JFK airport to the raceways of Monaco, a watch that defies borders and time zones. The TimeWalker Chronograph UTC, with its sporty black and red aesthetic, displays two different time zones on its black ceramic bezel, while a third can be calculated on the 24-hour scale encircling the 43mm stainless steel case. Additionally, it is an MB 25.03 calibre chronograph, providing excellent timekeeping control.
Soho Home Shoreditch House Cotton-Terry Pool Towel
In 1995 Soho House was founded in London as a sophisticated haven for creative types to work or get some R&R. The members-only property has since expanded across Europe and North America, but some of the luxe items one might encounter on the inside have become available to laypersons like us. This Turkish cotton pool towel, striped in white and the signature red of Soho House, for example, traces its origins to the rooftop swimming pool of the converted East London tea warehouse.
Dojo Home Wi-Fi Privacy and Security Monitor
The word “smart” might as well be considered a prefix. Smartphone, smartwatch, smartfridge, smarttoothbrush — the list goes on and on. And it’s probably a smart idea to protect these devices from malware, viruses and would-be hackers, which is exactly what the Dojo does. The stone-like device leverages pattern recognition to learn from the tendencies of your various devices and detect threats. It prevents anyone from getting in and anything from getting out, all while sending real-time risk notifications to your phone. Smart.
Swiss Tool BS Multitool
Victorinox can trace its multitool heritage back to 1897, when the company developed the Officer’s and Sports Knife, now known as the Swiss Army Knife. The Boy Scout classic has always been a multitool in everything but name, but the SwissTool BS is less incognito. Its 29 tools present a formidable range of utility forged from durable black oxide steel. “Multitool” is clear, even when the famed Swiss heraldry is less overt.
Manfrotto Pro Light Camera Backpack
The intersection of camera and bag is often fraught with concessions. A pack for the the drone or the DSLR, but not both; a sling for the camera body but not the lenses. The Pro Light 3N1-36 expands bridges some gaps: Made from water-repellant ripstop nylon, the backpack features two main compartments for separating your camera gear from your other adventure needs. Each can be customized with padded separators to fit more bodies and lenses than you’d ever need.
SALT. x North Sails Lowell Sunglasses
Made in Japan, these handsome sunglasses are designed with the seafarer in mind. The color-contrast polarized lenses have a scratchproof inner flash mirror, a combination that minimizes eyestrain from light reflected off the water. Built to stand up to the elements, these sunglasses feature vacuum-chamber hydrocoating, optimized anti-reflection coatings and seven-barrel steel hinges. Though it’s packed with features, the Lowell doesn’t sacrifice style. With a classic design, these will be your new favorite sunglasses both on the boat and off. – John Zientek, Style Writer
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 cleans up your desktop, or rests on your lap, to completely control your Mac from afar. Connecting your keyboard and trackpad brings everything together, like a MacBook. Left- or right-handed? No worries. MagicBridge can place your Trackpad on whichever side you prefer. It works like magic, without the hocus-pocus.
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