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The Depict Frame

The Depict Frame allows you to experience art like never before. It is a 49-inch, 4K, Ultra-HD digital canvas, bound by a handcrafted wooden frame, that was designed to display a plethora of masterfully curated contemporary and classical art works. The museum-quality display is optimized to achieve stunning color and smooth video playback; using the included wall mount, the display easily rotates between landscape and portrait mode. Art is selected using the Depict app, which contains an ever-expanding collection of art from the world’s greatest creative minds.

Jaguar XJR575

Jaguar’s latest full-size sedan, the 2018 XJR575, features a 5.0-liter supercharged V8 engine with a 25 horsepower increase from the previous model, delivering a neck-braking acceleration of 0-60 mph in just 4.2 seconds. Plus, it’s a Jaguar, so expect nothing but the finest luxury interior.

Porsche Design Huawei Watch 2

The Huawei Watch 2 boasts a variety of functions: heart rate monitoring, GPS tracking, VO2 maximum, barometer and a virtual running coach. The speedometer-like bezel is ceramic, the strap is a leather-rubber hybrid, and the battery lasts for up to two days.

Powerdot Smart Muscle Stimulator

Powerdot is an electric muscle stimulation device, used to activate your muscle fibers so you can get stronger and recover faster, using an app on your phone to initiate and control the workouts. Users select the muscle groups you want to target and an impulse is sent to the pods that causes your muscles to activate. Different workouts include: active recovery, extended recovery, massage, warm up, muscle endurance and more.

Air Jordan Trunner LX OG

The Trunner LX was first introduced in 2000 following the Air Jordan XV; today’s shoes haven’t drifted too far from their roots. Featuring a woven mesh webbing, three hook-and-loops straps, and rubber outsole these Jordans are sure to impress.

Matador Indigo-Edition Daylite Hip Pack

From the Gear Patrol Store: Matador Daylite Hip Pack is the perfect hands free place to keep your essentials. Perfect for festivals, hikes, travel, or exploring. Keep your wallet, phone, passport, or anything else you need conveniently tucked away. Built from the best 30D waterproof Cordura® material with water resistant zippers. Features main compartment, front pocket, and hidden interior zipper pocket. Internal key tether and external compression straps with YKK® hardware. Daylite fanny packs down to the size of a small lemon so that you can have it on hand when you need it. Total product weight is 2.2 ounces. And yes, we did just make a fanny pack.

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