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This is The Only Smart Device That Every Meat-Loving Chef Needs
Knowing the temperature of your steak, burger, chicken or any other piece of meat is vital to cooking it to perfection. Which is why a meat thermometer is an essential tool for all chefs, whether they’re at home or in a five-star restaurant. This wireless probe thermometer, MEATER ($69), is a first of its kind because it lets you know the temperature of your steak even if you’re not in the kitchen or at the grill.
The single rod thermometer inserts into the meat of your choice like most other meat thermometers. But what sets MEATER apart is its companion app, which sends your smartphone updates on the progress of your meat. By measuring the steak’s internal temperature in real time, as well as the external ambient temperature in the oven or grill, MEATER sends you push notifications about estimated cook times and alerts so you can still play host and not overcook the meal. And cooking the ideal piece of meat is something all chefs aim to achieve.
After a 40-year absence in the US, the iconic Cub makes its return to our shores.
Stream music to the receiver directly from your iPhone, iPad or MacBook.
Sony WH-1000XM2 Noise-Canceling Headphones
Save $52: When they launched in September, the Sony WH-1000XM2 headphones replaced the popular MDR-1000X in Sony’s wireless noise-canceling lineup. They look almost identical but the WH-1000XM2s boast a slightly grippier texture and come with a few extra features, including Sony’s Quick Attention — it allows users to lower the volume of music by putting their hand over the right earcup. Though the WH-1000XM2 headphones normally retail for $350, they’re currently 15% off on Amazon for a $52 discount.
OXO Good Grips Cold Brew Coffee Maker
Save 20%: Of all the coffee drinks one would make at home, cold brew requires the least amount of specialized gear. “You could make cold brew in a bucket and just dump it through a strainer,” Edward O’Hickey, the coffee educator at Toby’s Estate, recently told us. “But a cold brew maker cleans up the process a bit and keeps you more organized.” On that note, one of the best cold-brew coffee makers you can buy is on sale today; the OXO Good Grips Cold Brew Coffee Maker, recommended by Wirecutter and Home Grounds, is 20 percent off on Amazon. — Jack Seemer
Dependable Summer Basics from J.Crew
Save 40%: Need to stock up on some warm-weather wardrobe staples? Now at J.Crew, you can save 40 percent on a range of dependable summer basics. Choose between socks, shorts, tees and more, but don’t wait because the savings won’t be around for long. Explore some of our favorites below for inspiration. — John Zientek
Watch Repair Tool Kit
Save 65%: These tools allow you to perform basic watch maintenance without having to throw down cash for a watchmaker. Re-size bracelets, change batteries, and open case backs with this affordable repair kit. — Oren Hartov
Save up to 40%: If you’re looking for a minimalist summer sneaker that isn’t incredibly ubiquitous, check out Aprix. Created by former Supreme design director Brendon Babenzien, the sneakers have a clean silhouette and quality construction. Now at Need Supply, you can save 40 percent on a numerous Aprix styles. Available in a range of colors, the sneakers have either canvas or leather uppers and are made in Portugal — these are a step up from your typical one-season sneakers. — John Zientek
Today on Gear Patrol
No hardware was announced at Apple's WWDC 2018, so we still have big expectations (and high hopes) for which products Apple will make next.
Dubbed the 'clown shoe' because of, well, it's awkward clown shoe shape, the BMW Z3 M Coupe built a serious reputation at the turn of the century.
Between March and October, which is the high season for production, a staff of around 150 mans the fort. At full capacity, they’re cranking out an average of 65 handbuilt bikes per day. Impressive.
Four trainers and fitness professionals share all the gear they stash away in their suitcases so they can keep up their training routine while traveling.
I've never liked rain jackets. They're hot and unbreathable, and never at-hand in the moments when they're most needed. I managed to find an exception in Patagonia's Stretch Rainshadow Pullover.
Three vintage watches from LeGran, Zodiac and Omega.
Can you really take your 30-meter watch 30 meters below the ocean surface?