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Today in Gear: An iPad Pro Competitor That’s Also Affordable, a Better Pour-Over Carafe and More


April 9, 2018 Briefings By

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New & Noteworthy Releases

HP's New Chromebook Is an iPad Pro Rival (It's Also Way Cheaper)
HP's New Chromebook Is an iPad Pro Rival (It's Also Way Cheaper)

It's also the first Chromebook with a fully detachable keyboard.


Look at Tom Ford's First Watch Collection
Look at Tom Ford's First Watch Collection

The dressy rectangle looks like an ode to vintage dress watches from the early 20th century.


This Carafe Solves Our Biggest Beef With Pour-Over Coffee
This Carafe Solves Our Biggest Beef With Pour-Over Coffee

Hario knows the pain of going through the extra steps to make pour-over coffee only for it to need microwaving 10 minutes into drinking it. So, they made a carafe to fix it.


The 2019 Honda CB300R is a Modern Cafe Race UNder $5,000
The 2019 Honda CB300R is a Modern Cafe Race UNder $5,000

The market is saturated with vintage and classicly styled motorcycles and it's almost getting, well, old.


Ruark Audio's First Multi-Room Speaker Is Stylish With Old-School Charm
Ruark Audio's First Multi-Room Speaker Is Stylish With Old-School Charm

It's available in either a white or wooden finish.


Chevy Is Going After The Honda Civic Type-R with... the Camaro?
Chevy Is Going After The Honda Civic Type-R with... the Camaro?

Less weight and a six-speed manual sounds like a great idea.


You Can Now Buy an iPhone 8 and 8 Plus In Red
You Can Now Buy an iPhone 8 and 8 Plus In Red

A portion of the proceeds goes to Product (RED), a charity organization committed to fighting HIV and AIDS in Africa.


What Goodyear Has Learned on the Racetrack, It's Taking to the Bicycle
What Goodyear Has Learned on the Racetrack, It's Taking to the Bicycle

Despite Goodyear's reputation as an innovator in the automobile industry and the official tire of NASCAR, its first product wasn't a car tire, it was a bike tire. Now, after 120 years of experience, Goodyear...


Adidas's Most Classic Shoe Just Got an Upgrade
Adidas's Most Classic Shoe Just Got an Upgrade

The popular soccer kicks are now better than ever.


Mr P from Mr Porter Summer 2018 Collection
Mr P from Mr Porter Summer 2018 Collection

Tees, shirts, shorts and more.


The Best Deals of the Day


Onia Calder Swim Trunks
Save 58%: If you’ve been daydreaming about warmer months, the latest Onia sale at Nordstrom Rack gives you something to act on. You can get a pair of the brand’s Calder swim trunks for 58 percent off. The mid-rise short is a versatile enough to be worn both in and out of the water. It features a zip fly, a mesh brief lining, two front slash pocket and a back patch pocket. Though the weather may not be beach-appropriate yet, that doesn’t mean you can’t be prepared. — John Zientek


Mystery Ranch Backpacks and Bags
Save 45%: Mystery Ranch is known for creating some of the toughest backpacks on earth, so it’s no surprise the brand has worked with the Navy SEALS, backcountry firefighters and the US Forest Service. Now you can save up to 45% off some of the backpacks, wheelies and duffels, making this lifetime purchase every sweeter. — Meg Lappe


Persol Pilot Sunglasses
Save 71%: It’s hard to fault the classic styling of Persol’s PO7359S sunglasses. Made in Italy, the pilot style features metal frames, tasteful hinge accents and light brown flash lenses. If you’re looking to invest in some new eyewear before the sunnier months, now’s the time. This pair is 71 percent off at Nordstrom Rack and costs just $100. — John Zientek


Nike Tanks and Shorts
Save 70%: Nike knows how to make running gear — every tank, short and legging it produces is breathable, has the right amount of stretch and never chafes. Find remarkable shorts and tanks for up to 70 percent off now. Whether you’re a 5-, 7- or 9-inch inseam, there’s a variety of colors and styles on sale now. — Meg Lappe


Vitamix Vita-Prep 2.3 HP Blender
Save $500: There comes a time in every person’s life when a blender with actual horsepower is on the shopping list. If you’re that person, and that time is now, you’re in luck.

Vitamix’s all-powerful Vita-Prep blender is slashed big time right now — from north of $800 to $358. The Vita-Prep is the original all-in-one appliance, and it does it without wi-fi connectivity and LED screens and programmability overload. Its aerospace-grade, laser cut steel blades are powered by a 2.3 HP motor which, together with a simple speed-changing knob, make a blender that can dice whole vegetables, make ice cream, cook soup, whip cream, liquify nuts and make the smoothest of smoothies. It generates so much suction it actually sucks air bubbles back into the blades and limits over-frothy end products.

Don’t look at Vitamix’s Vita-Prep as a blender — look at it as the original Instant Pot. Save $500 on the professional grade model today — Will Price


Adventure Duffels
Save $88: Travel duffels need to be dependable, durable and simple. Waterproof materials and zippers and padded backpack straps are the highest forms of technological advances we see in this field, and that’s okay with us. Five of the ten award-winning adventure duffels are on sale today. Now’s a great time to buy one for life, and simultaneously book your next epic trip — after all, these duffels can handle anything you throw at them. — Meg Lappe


Riedel Vinum Extreme Cabernet Glasses
Save $20: In 1986 Master Austrian glassmakers Riedel changed the glassware game by introducing the first line of machine-made pieces tailored to different wine types — this was the Vinum collection, which has held as the standard for affordable, varietal-specific glasses since. The Vinum collection, which features a glass for cabernets to rosés, is made with dishwasher-safe crystal glass and also comes in an “extreme” model, providing an upgraded glass size. Right now, a set of two Riedel Vinum Cabernet Sauvignon (Merlot and Bordeaux, too) Extreme series glasses is $39, $20 off its usual price. — Will Price


This Dog Tag Should Be Standard Issue for the Military
Save Over $85: Spyderco’s Dog Tag Folding Knife is the result of a collaboration with Ukranian knifemaker Serge Panchenko, and is nearly the same dimensions as the current mil-spec dog tag. Its 1.22-inch sheepsfoot blade is made from high-quality CPM S30V stainless steel, while its handle is a combination titanium and aluminum. The knife is a slip joint design, which means that it doesn’t lock open. If you live somewhere like New York City with stringent knife laws, that’s good news. Spyderco doesn’t provide ball chain with the Dog Tag folder, so you’ll need to pick one up separately.

The knife is currently available on Massdrop for $45, down from its retail price of $130, and ships April 24. But if you don’t want to wait that long, you can also pick one up from Amazon (Prime eligable) for $56. — AJ Powell

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Bonita BV1901TS
Save $50: Bonavita’s drip coffee makers are praised both for their ability to make a cup of Joe on par with manual pour-over methods (sans fuss) and their relatively affordable price (they’re a hell of a lot cheaper than a comparable Technivorm, that’s for sure). The BV1901TS, for example, has a pre-infusion mode for freshly-ground coffee and consistently heats water to the ideal brewing range. Thanks to a campaign on Massdrop, its been discounted to just $110, though only 100 coffee makers are available. — Andrew Connor


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