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Today in Gear: Mophie Wireless Charging Suite, a Triumph Street Scrambler & More


October 5, 2018 Briefings By

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Mophie Wireless Charging Suite

Our digital world has rapidly gone wireless before our eyes, ushering in a new era of our mobility. To keep up, shedding wires on everything from phones to computers to headphones has been all but necessary, and the next step is wireless charging.

The charge stream wireless suite from mophie lets you conveniently charge your device wherever you go. Optimized for both Apple and Samsung Qi-compatible wireless smartphones, each of mophie’s charge stream tools transfers power inductively across a magnetic field between a coiled wire inside the Qi-enabled device and one inside the wireless charging accessory. The mophie charge stream products ensure you always have access to easy, fast wireless charging anywhere: at home, the office, in the car, out with friends or even traveling.

New & Noteworthy Releases


The Triumph Street Scrambler Gets the Upgrades It Needs For 2019
The Triumph Street Scrambler Gets the Upgrades It Needs For 2019

The changes won't bring the fight to the more focused Ducati Desert Sled, off-road, but thankfully some of the upgrades address the Triumphs weak points to make it a better bike, all around.

Reusable Ziplock Bags Are the Home Essential You Never Knew You Needed
Reusable Ziplock Bags Are the Home Essential You Never Knew You Needed

Silicone is the superior food storage option in virtually every way, and this new option on Kickstarter might be the best available.

Get an Outdoor Rowing Experience with This Indoor Rower
Get an Outdoor Rowing Experience with This Indoor Rower

An indoor rowing machine should be a serious thought when you're building a home gym -- and this one is a steal for $1299.

Need a New Jacket for Fall? Outerknown Has You Covered
Need a New Jacket for Fall? Outerknown Has You Covered

A puffer jacket, a chore jacket, a 3-in-1 coat and more.

The Ford Ranger Will Tow and Haul Better Than a Toyota Tacoma
The Ford Ranger Will Tow and Haul Better Than a Toyota Tacoma

Its claimed max towing and max payload capacities are 7,500 pounds with an available towing package and 1,860 pounds, respectively.

Fresh Deals



So Many Sneakers
Save Up to 70%: Sneakersnstuff’s annual Fall Sneaker Sale is upon us, and it is a behemoth. A collection of nearly 600 sneakers from Nike (including various colorways of the Air Max 270, one of the biggest releases of the year), Adidas, Saucony, New Balance, Brooks, Converse, Vans and a dozen more, the sale went live yesterday, but there’s still plenty of options with full (or near full) size run available. Styles range from flashy to low-key, and deals from 30 to 70 percent off. Make sure to switch sizing and delivery to US, and happy shopping. — Will Price


LG C8 65-inch OLED TV (2018)
Save $1,500: LG’s 2018 C8 series of 4K OLED TVs are expensive. When they were released this past spring, a 65-inch model was going for $3,500. A few months later, however, that price has dropped over to around $2,997 — that’s over $1,500 off. But today eBay is running a deal on a brand-new C8 for $2,009 – that’s almost $1,500 off. Yes, it’s still expensive, but it’s not that bad considering that we’re talking about LG’s top-of-the-line 4K OLED TV. And LG makes the best 4K OLED TVs. — Tucker Bowe

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Allbirds Wool Runners
Save 33%: Allbirds’ second shoe, called Tree, has an upper made of eucalyptus pulp and laces made of recycled plastic bottles. Its latest is a reimagined sole made of a material it calls SweetFoam, which is made mostly of sugarcane and is billed to be the first carbon-negative EVA (the foam material that gives running shoes their signature bounce and cushion). But it’s still Allbirds’ first shoe, the Wool Runners, that are most often spotted in airports, offices and every place in between. They’re supremely comfortable and light, and at the moment they’re also on sale at eBay for 33 percent off in three colors. — Tanner Bowden


Arc’Teryx Atom LT Hoody Sale
Save 35%: We call it the Best Do-It-All jacket, and it’s simply the best in design and function for us. As a no-frills insulation layer, it shines, no matter how many excursions you take. Abrasion- and wind-resistant increase your output as an athlete, and if you want to wear it apres, no one is stopping you. Today it’s on sale for 35 percent off the original price. One might call it a steal: just $168 for a jacket that’s usually $259. — Meg Lappe


Prana Mojo Shorts
Save 45%: Nobody likes buying shorts. We wear them when the weather gets so warm that pants become intolerable, or for active pursuits like running and hiking. In either case, the purchase is made more out of necessity than desire (like the kind we harbor for things like selvage denim blue jeans). A quality pair can be expensive, too. Prana’s Mojo Short is typically pricey at $50, but they’re currently marked down by 45% to just $27 at Backcountry. — Tanner Bowden


Barton Bands
Save 15%: Barton Bands produces some reasonably priced options and, what’s more, is offering a 15 percent discount if you buy three straps or more and use the code WATCHTOBERFEST18. Pick between canvas, rubber, nylon, leather and more, and you can even get some quick-release options that cut out the need for a spring bar tool. — Andrew Connor


Minnetonka Slippers
Save 44%: For crisp mornings and frigid nights, the simple pleasure of a cozy pair of slippers is hard to beat. If you’re in need of a new pair for fall, Nordstrom Rack has a deal well worth checking out. You can currently save up to 44 percent on Minnetonka lined moccasin slippers. Made with suede uppers and rubber soles, these comfy styles cost as little as $25. — John Zientek

Today on Gear Patrol


Pile Fleece Is In and These Are the Best to Buy
Pile Fleece Is In and These Are the Best to Buy

The earliest iteration of fleece was pile, the fluffy, sheep-like stuff that's now considered retro enough to be trendy again.

The New Mercedes-Benz A-Class Punches Way, Way Above Its Entry-Level Weight
The New Mercedes-Benz A-Class Punches Way, Way Above Its Entry-Level Weight

It’s not a nicely appointed economy car being positioned as a Mercedes. The A-Class commends itself to the title of a true MB.

Kapital Does Berlin: Imposing Architecture and Innovative Clothing
Kapital Does Berlin: Imposing Architecture and Innovative Clothing

Photographer Eric Kvatek weighs in.

How the MoMA Design Store Selects the Best-Designed Products
How the MoMA Design Store Selects the Best-Designed Products

The mission of the MoMA Design Store is to make good design available to as many people as possible.

Three Different Takes on the Same Vintage Watch
Three Different Takes on the Same Vintage Watch

A Zodiac, a Heuer and a Breitling all rocking the same chronograph movement.

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