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April 13, 2018 Briefings By

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New & Noteworthy Releases

Declutter Your Workspace with a Wool, Wireless Charger Mouse Pad
Declutter Your Workspace with a Wool, Wireless Charger Mouse Pad

The wool and leather two-in-one device combines your mousepad with a wireless charger to help declutter your desk in style.

Former Nike Designers Crafted the Coolest Kids Sneakers We’ve Seen
Former Nike Designers Crafted the Coolest Kids Sneakers We’ve Seen

Built to help kids run, jump, skip — even fly.

Audio Research’s Vacuum Tube Amp Costs $30K and Glows In the Dark
Audio Research’s Vacuum Tube Amp Costs $30K and Glows In the Dark

The REF160M can output 140-watts continuous power from 20Hz to 20kHz.

Next Year, Vinyl Records Could Play Louder, Longer and Sound Way Better
Next Year, Vinyl Records Could Play Louder, Longer and Sound Way Better

HD records could hit stores near you as early as the beginning of 2019.


Today’s Best Deals


Astorflex Boots
Save 40%: Made in Italy, Astorflex boots offer one of the better values in leather boots. They feature soft suede uppers, natural crepe soles and undyed leather linings. Now at Huckberry you can save on the Bitflex, a Chelsea boot style, and the Bootflex, a lace-up style. Just use the code astorflex40 at checkout to save on the style below — both will run you less than $115. — John Zientek


Caps for Summer
Save up to 61%: Need a new cap for summer? Now at End, you can save up to 61 percent on a range of different brands and styles. Don’t miss out on deals from brands like Norse Projects, Stussy and Maple, among others. There is a variety of colors available and prices start at just $19. — John Zientek


Dyson Multi-Floor Vacuum
Save 68%: The headline says it all. The Dyson Multi-Floor vac, equipped with the cyclone suction technology you’ve no doubt heard about in TV commercials for nearly a decade, is $340 cheaper than normal. Put another way, you’ve saving exactly one 5.5-quart Le Creuset by buying. The Multi-Floor vac differentiates itself in Dyson’s catalog through the vacuum head’s floor height-sensing tech, that raises or lowers the head based on floor type.

It should be noted that these Dysons are refurbs, but importantly they are manufacturer refurbs, meaning Dyson has received them, patched them up, rigorously tested them and released them anew. — Will Price


Da Luca Shell Cordovan One-Piece Strap
Save $90: If you’ve invested in a high-end, long-lasting timepiece, it makes sense to pair it with a quality strap. Horween Shell Cordovan is as good a choice as any. It’s durable, has a rich look and feel, and will develop a spectacular patina over time. Understandably, they rarely come cheap, but Massdrop has Shell Cordovan pass-through straps from Da Luca starting at just $65. You can pick one up in black, brown or green leather, choose matte steel or PVD black hardware, and can get it in any width from 18mm to 26mm, so you can find an option that will accommodate virtually any timepiece. — Andrew Connor


Oakley EVZero Stride Prizm Sunglasses
Save $70: Oakley’s EVZero Stride Prizm sunglasses are for the rider who wants performance sunglasses, without looking too intense. The curved rimless edges mean an unlimited field of vision, ideal for all rides. The stress-resistant frames are lightweight so you can wear them all day — even off the bike. And, the glasses come with Oakley’s high definition optics to improve clarity. You can never see too well while riding. — Meg Lappe


JackRabbit Flash Sale
Save 30%+: For the next 24 hours there’s a flash sale on top-performing running gear from brands like Nike, Asics, Adidas, Saucony and more. The majority of our top running sneakers for 2018 and 2017 are on that list — or a previous iteration. There are a lot we’re especially excited about. — Meg Lappe


Victorinox Fibrox 8-inch Chef’s Knife
Save $25: Are beautiful, hand-forged knives made high-end materials amazing? Hell yes. Are they necessary? Hell no, and many professional chefs would tell you there are plenty of humbler knives that function just as well as grails that cost hundreds of dollars. For example, many will specifically recommend Victorinox’s Fibrox knives, and they can be found in many professional kitchens. They’re wonderfully durable, have grippy handles, and are even machine washable. The best part is that they’re cheap. The Fibrox 8-inch Chef’s Knife, for example, is on sale for just $30 right now. You’d be hard-pressed to find a better kitchen blade for the money. — Andrew Connor


Today on Gear Patrol

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The 5 Watches Our Staff Is Obsessing Over Right Now

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If You’re Sick of Modified 911s, Alfaholics is Your Remedy
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The Alfaholics GTA-R is a beautiful counterculture gem that stands out in a sea of classic Porsche 911s.

4 Used High-Performance Sedans With Subtle Style
4 Used High-Performance Sedans With Subtle Style

There's a beauty in balancing subtle style and maturity with wild-eyed, corner carving. These four sedans prove it's possible.

3 Gadgets We’re Testing This Week: Nomad’s Wireless Travel Stand, a Portable Recorder and Noise-Canceling Headphones
3 Gadgets We’re Testing This Week: Nomad’s Wireless Travel Stand, a Portable Recorder and Noise-Canceling Headphones

Rounding up the cool tech gear that we're testing this week.

Recovering from an Injury or Workout? This Is the One Tool You Need
Recovering from an Injury or Workout? This Is the One Tool You Need

The newest recovery tool is quieter than competitors and feels great, but is it worth the price?

Three Vintage Military Watches You Can Buy in Pristine Condition
Three Vintage Military Watches You Can Buy in Pristine Condition

Three vintage timepieces from Benrus, CYMA and Rodania.

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