April 9 - 13

A Look Back at the New Gear We Discovered This Week


April 14, 2018 Briefings By

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 over a cup of coffee or before you soak up the last of your weekend freedom, then start your Monday completely up to speed. Here’s to another fantastic week.


Monday, April 9th

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.


Tuesday, April 10th

Coffee Is 99% Water — This $25 Jug Makes Your Tap Water Cafe Quality
Coffee Is 99% Water — This $25 Jug Makes Your Tap Water Cafe Quality

Professional baristas have multi-thousand dollar machines that ensure the quality of the water they use in your commute coffee — this filtration jug aims to accomplish the same for you at home for all of...

This Portable Video Camera Can Shoot 4K RAW Videos and Only Costs $1,295
This Portable Video Camera Can Shoot 4K RAW Videos and Only Costs $1,295

The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K is a Micro Four Thirds compact camera that's capable of shooting 4K RAW videos.

A New Dirt Devouring Off-Roading Super Truck Is on the Way
A New Dirt Devouring Off-Roading Super Truck Is on the Way

It looks like the Ram Rebel TRX Concept is coming to life.

These Hand-Crafted Sledgehammers Are the Weights You Didn’t Know You Needed
These Hand-Crafted Sledgehammers Are the Weights You Didn’t Know You Needed

Are you heading out to take down a wall or do an over-head press?

This Is Vizio’s Brightest And Best-Performing 4K TV, Ever
This Is Vizio’s Brightest And Best-Performing 4K TV, Ever

This is the Vizio's new flagship 4K HDR TV. It's twice as bright as the company's next brightest 4K TV.

This Minimalist Bluetooth Speaker Is Your Next Ikea Impulse Buy
This Minimalist Bluetooth Speaker Is Your Next Ikea Impulse Buy

The Sweedish furniture giant's first step into home audio.

Yamaha’s Affordable AV Receiver Brings the 4K Sound Experience to Your Home Theater
Yamaha’s Affordable AV Receiver Brings the 4K Sound Experience to Your Home Theater

The Yamaha RX-V385 AV receiver will be available at the end of April.


Wednesday, April 11th

This German-Engineered Machine Sears Steak Better than Any Grill or Skillet
This German-Engineered Machine Sears Steak Better than Any Grill or Skillet

In searing, heat and heat control is everything. The all-new beefer reaches temperatures nearly double its gas grill competition, and well above charcoal grills or cast-iron skillets, too.

The 2019 Audi A6 Wagon is Cruel and Unusual Punishment for America
The 2019 Audi A6 Wagon is Cruel and Unusual Punishment for America

Get a good look at the 2019 Audi A6 Avant above, because, despite the resurgence of wagon offerings from nearly every other luxury car maker, Audi is not sending the A6 wagon to our shores.

FINEX’s First Dutch Oven Looks as Awesome as You’d Expect
FINEX’s First Dutch Oven Looks as Awesome as You’d Expect

FINEX's new Dutch oven forgoes enamel coating for more versatility.

Yeti’s New Mountain Bike Could Be Its Best Yet
Yeti’s New Mountain Bike Could Be Its Best Yet

Does Yeti's new "Super Bike" live up to its name?

Where to Buy the Newest Nike 4% Running Sneakers
Where to Buy the Newest Nike 4% Running Sneakers

Nike's infamous 4% are back in stock — and in a new color.


Thursday, April 12th

Airstream Introduces the Nest, Its First Non-Aluminum Trailer Since the 1950s
Airstream Introduces the Nest, Its First Non-Aluminum Trailer Since the 1950s

The 16-foot fiberglass trailer smartly packs a dinette, wet bath, galley and bed into the interior, and still manages to weigh in at about 3,400 lbs, making it an easy tow for midsize SUVs.

The Best Part About These Pretty New Bluetooth Speakers? Real Knobs.
The Best Part About These Pretty New Bluetooth Speakers? Real Knobs.

UrbanEars's new wi-fi speaker kicks, is compact and looks damn good.

This Is the Stripped-Down Land Cruiser We’ve Always Wanted
This Is the Stripped-Down Land Cruiser We’ve Always Wanted

Unfortunately, it will probably never come here.

Superior Sweats Mean Excellence on the Court
Superior Sweats Mean Excellence on the Court

There's a lot of tennis-inspired green in the latest collection from Reigning Champ — and it's perfect for days at the gym.

John Mayer’s PRS Silver Sky Captures the Magic of Vintage Guitars
John Mayer’s PRS Silver Sky Captures the Magic of Vintage Guitars

It's a lot of guitar for the price.

This Everyday Glassware Is Made of Old Smartphone Screens
This Everyday Glassware Is Made of Old Smartphone Screens

This British-German design studio literally makes treasure from trash, and just took full advantage for the smartphone you and everyone you know trashes every year-and-a-half.


Friday, April 13th

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.