August 9, 2019

Today in Gear: A 3-In-1 Wireless Charger for Your Apple Products, Smart Swimming Goggles & More


August 9, 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

One of Our Favorite Camp Blankets Gets a Material Upgrade
One of Our Favorite Camp Blankets Gets a Material Upgrade

Rumpl changes the materials in its beloved camp blanket.

MG Still Exists, And Now They Make a Pickup Truck
MG Still Exists, And Now They Make a Pickup Truck

British manufacturer MG has gone from legendary two-seater sports cars to midsize pickup trucks with the new "MG Extender."

Apple Finally Sells a 3-In-1 Wireless Charger for Your iPhone, AirPods and Apple Watch
Apple Finally Sells a 3-In-1 Wireless Charger for Your iPhone, AirPods and Apple Watch

It's made by Mophie and it's creatively called the 3-in-1 Wireless Charging Pad.

This Room Spray Combats Cannabis Odor with Science
This Room Spray Combats Cannabis Odor with Science

Veil promises to break down lingering pot smells at a molecular level.

This Powerful Hi-Fi Speaker Is the Complete Compact Package
This Powerful Hi-Fi Speaker Is the Complete Compact Package

And yes, it also has one of the coolest volume dials in all of speakers.

How a Lamborghini Huracan Ended Up For Sale At a Hyundai Dealer in Missouri
How a Lamborghini Huracan Ended Up For Sale At a Hyundai Dealer in Missouri

You would expect to find a 531-mile Lamborghini Huracan in Monaco, Dubai, or your local impound lot. Not for sale at a Hyundai dealership.

This Incredibly Accurate Watch Features New Japanese Paper Dials
This Incredibly Accurate Watch Features New Japanese Paper Dials

The Citizen Chronomaster is technically fascinating and practical, and now features attractive new colored Japanese paper dials.

Can a Pair of Goggles Improve Your Swim Performance?
Can a Pair of Goggles Improve Your Swim Performance?

These smart goggles will track your every lap, and lots more.


Fresh Deals


This Could Be the Best Deal on Fleece Jackets Before Fall
Save over 50%: It may not feel like it, but fall is coming. The best way to layer up is with a fleece, and right now some of the best available are on sale. — Tanner Bowden


Seiko Prospex PADI Dive Watch
Save 43%: Powered by the cal. V157 quartz movement, the PADI special edition features a 47mm case, Hardlex mineral crystal, date display, Lumibright-coated hands and markers, and a unidirectional rotating dive bezel. It’s water-resistant to 200m and features a screw-down crown and case back. Once fully charged, the power reserve on the V157 movement lasts roughly 10 months.If mechanical watches aren’t your thing, then this PADI special edition could be your water watch this summer. — Oren Hartov


Gerber Center-Drive Plus Multi-Tool
Save $46: The right multi-tool has all the functions you need but none you don’t, making it streamlined and easy to access the implement you require at any given time. Gerber’s Center-Drive Plus is just such a product, delivering — among other things — a 3.25-inch partially serrated blade, spring-loaded needle-nose pliers, wire cutters, pry bar and bottle opener.

Most of these tools can be deployed quickly and smoothly thanks to the one-thumb opening system, and right now you can score this beauty for a whopping 32 percent off thanks to Drop. The Center-Drive Plus comes with a good-looking leather sheath, too, but this deal disappears Wednesday, so shop fast. — Steve Mazzucchi


$350 Persol Sunglasses for $100
Save up to 71%: If you’ve been waiting to invest in an iconic pair of Persol sunglasses, Nordstrom Rack has a deal for you. Right now, you can save 71 percent on three different Italian-made Persols: the Aviator, the Round and the Sartoria models. Normally $350, these shades are now just $100 while supplies last. — John Zientek


Todd Snyder Dylan Suede Trucker Jacket
Save up to 50%: New York designer Todd Snyder recently gave the classic trucker jacket a major overhaul. Instead of crafting the casual style in denim or roughout suede, he opted to use luxe Italian suede.

Made in Italy, the Dylan jacket features a snap-front closure, two chest pockets slant hand pockets. It has a trim fit, hits at the hip and is unlined. Available in pink or green, it now starts at $499 — act fast to score this great fall upgrade. — John Zientek


Today on Gear Patrol

The Complete Buying Guide to Weber Grills: Every Model Explained
The Complete Buying Guide to Weber Grills: Every Model Explained

From the Smokey Joe to the brand-new Genesis II, here's everything you need to know about Weber, America's favorite grill makers.

10 of the Weirdest Branded Products Car Companies Sell Today
10 of the Weirdest Branded Products Car Companies Sell Today

From Ferrari to Tesla, from Dodge to Porsche, car companies churn out some very odd products with their logos on them. These are the weirdest we found.

The Best Active Speakers of 2019 (And Which Pair You Should Buy)
The Best Active Speakers of 2019 (And Which Pair You Should Buy)

It's all about the speaker-and-amplifier combo. And bigger better sound.

10 Things You Didn’t Know About the Founder of Patagonia
10 Things You Didn’t Know About the Founder of Patagonia

A new book published by Patagonia details the life and exploits of the company's outdoorsman-founder, Yvon Chouinard.

Three Affordable Vintage Watches From a Historic American Brand
Three Affordable Vintage Watches From a Historic American Brand

Three vintage watches from the historic, once American brand Gruen show how this under-appreciated brand changed over the decades.

How to Buy a Suit for Warm Weather
How to Buy a Suit for Warm Weather

With advice from Suit Supply Vice President Nish de Gruiter.


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