January 9, 2019
Today in Gear: Coinmine’s Simple Cryptocurrency Device, the Cheap AirPod Alternatives We’ve Been Waiting for & More
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Up to now, benefitting from the world of cryptocurrency has required a lot of technical know-how. But the premise is relatively simple: You earn crypto by sharing your computing power with cryptocurrency networks that use that computing to free information and money from the traditional centralized models. Coinmine built the Coinmine One device and mobile app for anyone to earn crypto for powering a more decentralized world right from their home.
The all-in-one crypto device offers more than just mining. Powered by its own operating system MineOS, Coinmine One includes a full Bitcoin Lightning Node and over-the-air updates for additional features. Just plug in the device, open the app and choose the crypto network to power. The mobile app tracks all your earnings and you can mine Ethereum, Ethereum Classic, Monero and Z-Cash right out of the box. You’ll also be ready to effortlessly power future currencies and networks like Grin, DFINITY and Filecoin, making the Coinmine One an efficient way to continually adapt to the ever-changing cryptocurrency world.
New & Noteworthy Releases
Anker is well known for its high-quality and budget-friendly true wireless earbuds. Now it's adopting a design that looks strikingly like Apple's AirPods.
You’re running out of excuses for running out of juice.
Oris releases its first timepiece of 2019 — an oversized dive watch developed in concert with a professional offshore diver.
Audiophiles and DJs rejoice. After a nearly 10-year hiatus, Technics will revive its iconic SL-1200 turntable series.
Announced at CES, Audio-Technica's entry into the ANC headphone space is a welcome one.
If you want to do more yoga or get flexible in 2019, Nike's new collection is for you.
Mophie's new portable iPhone battery case, the Juice Pack Access, supports wireless charging and doesn't cover up the Lightning port.
It's the world’s first vinyl player that can stream high-resolution 24-bit/48kHz sound wirelessly to amps, speakers and headphones.
Loomstate 15.5-ounce unsanforized denim made of pure indigo warp and weft threads.
When Clarkson's top five picks of the year surface, some of the choices are complete wild cards while others you could see coming from a mile away.
Bevel, the company that introduced lots of guys to single-blade shaving, is back with a new skincare system.
Buck Knives just rereleased two of its classic knives with ebony handles, a wood it hasn't used since the 1960s.
Collaborations between brands in this day and age are wildly commonplace but BMW getting together with The North Face is intriguing.
Nemo Equipment Dagger 2-Person Tent
Save $120: A few years ago, I found myself staring down my calendar at one of life’s transitional moments: my seasonal job would end, my other seasonal job would end and my lease would be up. Rather than begin to scour the classifieds section of the local paper and yield to an increase in my rent, I came to the resolution that the better option was to purchase a one-way plane ticket to the southernmost point of South America with the goal of wandering from Tierra del Fuego to the coast of the Caribbean Sea.
My loose itinerary involved backpacking, hiking, surfing, city wandering and more, all in environments that ranged from high alpine to subtropical. I quickly realized that my gear closet was not as full as it appeared. One of the most important purchases that I had to make was a tent. After doing quite a bit of research, I landed on Nemo Equipment’s Dagger, for a few reasons: it was small enough to carry on a six-day trek it was spacious enough for casual camping at a campground or in a yard, it was durable enough for months of use and it had two large vestibules for gear storage (a feature that I was specifically looking for).
All of these qualities I gathered from the specs listed on Nemo’s website and through a visit to an REI to see the tent in person, and they all held true throughout what ended up to be four months of travel. The Dagger proved itself indispensable, and I’d happily recommend it to anyone in search of a tent that balances size and weight with comfort and durability. Right now, it’s 30 percent off — a savings of $120 — at Backcountry. — Tanner Bowden
J.Crew Flash Sale
Save an Extra 60%:When I walked into the office this morning, there was a noticeable buzz about J.Crew’s current Flash Sale. People were rightfully surprised. The sale, which goes through tomorrow, offers 25 percent off full price styles and an extra 60 percent off sale styles with the code FLASH. That extra 60 percent is what was drawing excited comments from people here.
With that discount, you can pick up a classic buffalo plaid shirt for $5 or a chamois workshirt for $8. You can score a cashmere knit hat for $6 and a merino wool turtleneck for $11. Hell, if you want to invest in some suiting you can buy the brand’s Crosby suit jacket for just under $100. The prices seem too good to be true.
And for most of an hour, our employees encountered countless error messages when trying to add items to their carts and check out. Items have been selling out quickly (no surprise there), but by the time of publish, our staff has largely been able to complete their orders. So if you’re in need of any wardrobe essentials, head over to J.Crew today — you’d be crazy not to. — John Zientek
Snow Peak Camp Cookware Sale
Save up to 25% Snow Peak makes top notch outdoors gear — everything from cookware to clothing to tents, and most of the equipment rarely goes on sale. Right now you can take advantage of almost 25 percent off mugs, kettles, tableware and more. A few of our favorite picks are below, so shop while you can. — Meg Lappe
Miele Canister Vacuum
Save $75 Though vacuums made by Dyson, Shark and Roomba are the most well-known vacuum makers out there, none hold a candle to Miele.
The 120-year-old German vacuum makers create machines that are more powerful, more durable and much longer-lasting than other premium vacuums. Its canister vacuums are developed and tested to endure 20 years of abuse and operate on both hardwood and carpets, and they all use a fully sealed air cleaning system, which means micro-particles aren’t allowed to escape after suction and filtering.
Today, one of the company’s entry-level models — the Compact C1 — is about $75 off on Amazon today. It’s worth noting that its vacuums are not bagless, so you’ll need to remember to stock up on canister bags. Happy cleaning. —Will Price
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