This Week in Gear
Good morning, and welcome to the latest edition of This Week in Gear — your single-shot serving of an entire week’s worth of the best new gear pulled from our weekday editions of Today in Gear. Bookmark it to peruse while you flip through Issue Four and start your Monday completely up to speed. Here’s to another fantastic week.
Belkin Active Pro Messenger Bag
A fantastically comfortable messenger bag, made by a brand known for reliable tech accessories. Inside, several pockets neatly organize devices and documents; outside, a reflective strip and bike loop ensures a safe commute.
Satechi R1 Aluminum Foldable Stand
Smartphones, tablets and laptops of all makes and models (as long as they’re no bigger than 13 inches), can be plopped into this fully adjustable aluminum stand, freeing up both hands to type or write as you please.
McIntosh MA9000 2-Channel Integrated Amplifier
The MA9000 pushes 300 watts per channel and has “enough power to properly drive virtually all loudspeakers,” according to McIntosh. Additionally, the MA9000 has a 32-bit built-in DAC, an integrated headphone amp and ten analog connections (so you’ll be able to integrate it with the system you already have). It supports high-resolution DSD256 and DXD 384kHz files. If you’re in the market for an integrated amp to complete your home hi-fi system, or you just want to upgrade, the MA9000 is available to order now for $10,500 and will ship later in July.
— Tucker Bowe, Associate Staff Writer
Mondraker Foxy Carbon RR SL
Fifteen years ago, Mondraker revealed the Foxy Carbon. It went on to become the brand’s most iconic mountain bike. In celebration of the Foxy Carbon’s 15th anniversary, Mondraker has enhanced the bike tenfold: thinner tubes, flatter profile, optimized suspension, near-perfect geometry and more.
TAF Architects Ambit Rail Lamp
Stockholm-based architectural firm TAF architects sought to reinterpret the classic billiard table lamp, and came up with this: a strikingly modern ceiling light, with hidden joints and an impossibly thin wire suspension system, causing the light to appear as if it’s floating in mid-air.
The Glenlivet Nàdurra Drinks Trolley by Sebastian Cox
Don’t even look at this thing unless you’re a dead-serious whiskey collector. It’s handcrafted out of retired Glenlivet casks by master woodworker Sebastian Cox. It contains a glass vessel hand-blown by glass artist Michael Ruh. It earns you coveted membership in the Glenlivet Guardians. It’s a goddamn wooden cart, and it costs five thousand fucking dollars.
Royal North Company Dog Leash
From the Gear Patrol Store: Made by hand in the RNC workshop, this dog lead is made with high-quality water buffalo leather and solid brass. Comfortable in the hand and built to last. Overall Length: 112cm (3’8″)
Samsung S8 Unlocked Phone and VR Accessories
Samsung’s visceral, futuristic Galaxy S8 smartphone, plus all the fixings of an introductory VR setup: wireless charging base, Gear VR headset and a high-res 360-degree camera.
Pelican Elite 30 Quart Cooler
Keeps food and beer and whatever else cold for up to 10 days, locks tight as a submarine hatch, and probably resists grenade blasts. If you somehow manage to break it (good luck with that), Pelican will send you a new one. Also available in 20-, 50- and 70-quart capacity.
Sony 65-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV
It’s a 2017 model, so, expect the latest and greatest technology. No promises that it won’t be outdated in a year, though. Television technology moves fast.
Anova WIFI Sous Vide
Sous vide cookers are being evangelized by the world’s greatest chefs. It’s about time you converted.
Playstation 4 Slim Bundle
One of the most popular consoles on the planet, plus an award-winning video game thrown in for good measure.
Game of Thrones: The Complete Seasons 1-6
Season 7 begins in six days. Are you all caught up and mentally prepared? (Probably not — no god-fearing GoT fan ever is.)
Peel Super Thin iPhone 7 and 7+ Case
From the Gear Patrol Store: Peel is the original and best ultra-thin iPhone case. Forgoing a logo, it’s designed to keep the original look of your phone while still protecting it. You’ll forget you have a case on. At just 0.35mm thin, Peel wraps seamlessly around your iPhone. A subtle lip protects the protruding camera lens.
Outlier Ramielust T-Shirt
Ramie is a rare, linen-like fabric renowned for its performance in hot and humid climates. (Like in Asia, where it originated.) Outlier’s Ramielust T-Shirt is, as the name suggests, made of 100 percent ramie. It is supremely cool, breathable and soft.
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