January 10, 2019

Today in Gear: A Look at the All-New 2020 Ford Explorer, Ressence’s New Watch Enters Production & More


January 10, 2019 Briefings By

Today in Gear is our daily roundup of all the latest product announcements, drops and deals. Comments or concerns? We’d love to hear from you at tig@gearpatrol.com.


New & Noteworthy Releases

The Future of Watchmaking Is Here: Ressence to Produce the Revolutionary Type 2
The Future of Watchmaking Is Here: Ressence to Produce the Revolutionary Type 2

The wait is over — Ressence's Type 2 e-Crown Concept signals the potential future of horology, and it's finally going into production.

This Spanish Luxury Brand Takes on the Outdoor Lifestyle
This Spanish Luxury Brand Takes on the Outdoor Lifestyle

A line of clothing and accessories inspired by the great outdoors.

The 2020 Ford Explorer Is All-New From the Ground Up
The 2020 Ford Explorer Is All-New From the Ground Up

The design might be more of an evolution, but it's merely hiding leaps and bounds lurking under the sheet metal.

One of the Year’s Best New Gadgets? A Smart Peephole
One of the Year’s Best New Gadgets? A Smart Peephole

Ring showed up to CES with more than a dozen new smart home gadgets, but none are as promising as a smart peephole.

Need an ECG? Withings’ Newest Smartwatch Can Take One
Need an ECG? Withings’ Newest Smartwatch Can Take One

The new Withings Move ECG, which debuted at CES 2019, is one of two smartwatches that can take a reading of your heart's electrical rhythm.

The Best Laptop of CES Is the MacBook Air’s Biggest Rival
The Best Laptop of CES Is the MacBook Air’s Biggest Rival

The Huawei MateBook 13 could be the MacBook Air's biggest rival — and it has a few legs up over the competition.

If You Want to Try Boxing at Home, Here’s How to Do It Easily
If You Want to Try Boxing at Home, Here’s How to Do It Easily

Fightcamp's gym system will have you throwing Michael B. Jordan-like punches in no time.

These American-Made Chore Coats Are Exceedingly Limited
These American-Made Chore Coats Are Exceedingly Limited

Only one available in each size.

This Innovative Portable Charger Doubles As a Hub for Your MacBook
This Innovative Portable Charger Doubles As a Hub for Your MacBook

With many new laptops only having USB-C ports, such as the new MacBook Air, this could be the perfect travel companion.

The Versatile Tablet That Aims to Replace Your Echo Speaker
The Versatile Tablet That Aims to Replace Your Echo Speaker

The Lenovo Smart Tab is basically a way more versatile Echo Show smart display.

Die-Hard Watch Collectors Will Love Lange’s Latest Limited Edition
Die-Hard Watch Collectors Will Love Lange’s Latest Limited Edition

One of the most iconic watches of the past quarter-century gets a makeover in time for its 25th anniversary.

This Tiny Amp Makes Your Headphones Sound Like a Room Full of Speakers
This Tiny Amp Makes Your Headphones Sound Like a Room Full of Speakers

The technical term is "holographic" audio, and this headphone amp can do it.


Fresh Deals


Anglepoise Type 1228
Save $50 Anglepoise has been making its iconic spring-balanced lamps since the 1930s. The Type 1227 was the company’s first product, and its aluminum body, easy-to-adjust arm, modern aesthetic and durability have made it (and Anglepoise) British design royalty. Sir Kenneth Grange is also British design royalty, and, since he was brought on as Design Director in 2003, he’s been the driving force behind Anglepoise’s enduring popularity.

Grange, whose awards and accolades are too many to count, is thought of as the father of modernist British design. He’s the chief author of a cross-country passenger train, the Royal Post mailbox, London’s Black Taxis and a series of mid-century Kodak cameras just to name a few. Unveiled today, his most recent creation is a collaboration with another of our favorite companies: Huckberry.

Exclusive to Huckberry, the Type 1228 is a simple update to the classic 1227. It keeps with tradition in employing an aluminum body, chrome-plated fittings and a cast-iron weighted base, but it’s given a more colorful appearance with a translucent polypropene shade. The Type 1228 is available now with black, blue or frosted white shades for 15 percent on Huckberry’s site — good for a $50 savings. —Will Price


The One Headlamp I Take on Every Adventure Is Now 30% Off
Save 30%: A good headlamp is a reliable light source. Any additional features should be practical and uncompromising, not gimmicky. — Tanner Bowden


GSI Outdoors Java Drip Coffee Maker
Save 20%: There are certain things that, when we’re camping, we let slide. We might leave the floss at home, put a pause on a strict dietary regimen or wear the same shirt for a couple of days in a row. Your morning cup of coffee should not be one of the things that’s acceptable in a lower form just because you’re far from civilization. Many will resort to cowboy coffee — steeping ground beans directly in the cup and drinking around them. It doesn’t — it shouldn’t — have to be this way.

For those who care enough about their morning cup to shoulder a few extra ounces in their backpacks, there are plenty of camping-friendly coffee makers. GSI Outdoors’ Java Drip is one of the best available, especially if pour over is your brew method of choice. The apparatus consists of a 30-ounce carafe made of BPA-free plastic that’s wrapped in ballistic nylon for extra insulation. The conical drip cone locks directly onto its top and if it looks bulky don’t worry — it collapses for efficient storage within the carafe. The Java Drip comes with a reusable cloth, but any old paper filter will do the trick too.

Usually, the Java Drip costs $33, an easy price to pay when considering the alternatives (going without or chewing on grounds with every sip), and right now that price is down by 20 percent at Backcountry. — Tanner Bowden


Seiko 5 SNZH “Fifty Fathoms”
Save $165: Have long work hours got you down lately? Do you want to get the hell out of the City and go scuba diving in French Polynesia?
Well, I can’t help you, there — not even a little bit. But I can draw your attention to the fact that this Seiko 5 dive watch is on sale on Massdrop for only $130. The Seiko 5 SNZH “Fifty Fathoms” is a 42mm, stainless steel-cased diver with a 23-jewel Seiko 7S36 automatic movement. Featuring polished block hour markers and sword hands done up in Lumibright, a 120-click unidirectional bezel and Arabic numbers, this is a simple, handsome day-date watch that’s water resistant down to 100m, which should be plenty for most divers. You also get a Hardlex crystal, display case back and stainless steel bracelet, and the watch is available in 3 colorways: blue, black and two-tone.
— Oren Hartov


Today on Gear Patrol

When Does a Tiny Tool Stop Being Useful?
When Does a Tiny Tool Stop Being Useful?

The smallest multi-tools can hang with your keys, but when does a tool become so tiny that it's no longer useful? We tested five to find out.

The 10 Best Car Mods You Can Do Yourself
The 10 Best Car Mods You Can Do Yourself

New tires and spark plugs, backup cameras, data monitoring systems, and more: easy upgrades that'll breathe life into your old ride.

These Durable Cases Make the iPad Pro a Remote Office
These Durable Cases Make the iPad Pro a Remote Office

The Metropolis Series of iPad Pro cases from Urban Armor Gear work cohesively with the newest iPad Pros to unlock its capabilities anywhere.

7 Trainers Share Their Home Gym Essentials
7 Trainers Share Their Home Gym Essentials

Seven trainers share what gear they use to make up their ideal home gym.


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