MAY 12, 2020

Today in Gear: Why Gaming Chairs Suck, the Best Way to Fold a Shirt & More


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Heads Up: ‘Gaming’ Chairs Suck. Here’s Why
Heads Up: ‘Gaming’ Chairs Suck. Here’s Why

The origins of the racer-style gaming chair, and why you should probably not buy one.

Yes, There Is a Best Way to Fold Your Shirts. This Is It
Yes, There Is a Best Way to Fold Your Shirts. This Is It

Have you ever wondered how stores get their clothes folded so neatly? This is how.

Please Stop Making Illegible Watches
Please Stop Making Illegible Watches

A watch you can actually read means a more fulfilling longterm user experience. But what makes a watch legible, and why does it matter so much?

What Everyday Athletes Need to Know About Supplements
What Everyday Athletes Need to Know About Supplements

The future of supplements continues to expand, but what should you actually take?

The Best Dolby Atmos Soundbars of 2020 (So Far)
The Best Dolby Atmos Soundbars of 2020 (So Far)

It's 2020 and more and more soundbars support Dolby Atmos and deliver a pretty epic home theater experience.

Warby Parker Delivers the Affordable, Cool Sunglasses You Need This Summer
Warby Parker Delivers the Affordable, Cool Sunglasses You Need This Summer

A mix of clear crystal and rich tortoise frames, all with laid-back easygoing fits.

Apple’s Rumored High-End Headphones Could Be Unlike Anything Else
Apple’s Rumored High-End Headphones Could Be Unlike Anything Else

Apple is rumored to be making high-end, over-ear headphones. The latest report suggests they'll have a modular design.

The 10 Best Bottles of BBQ Sauce at Your Grocery Store
The 10 Best Bottles of BBQ Sauce at Your Grocery Store

The best bottled barbeque sauces offer what homemade versions offer — smokiness, sweetness, spiciness and tanginess, all balanced against each other.

How to Prevent Foggy Glasses When You Wear a Face Mask
How to Prevent Foggy Glasses When You Wear a Face Mask

Foggy specs are super easy to prevent. This is how.

Timex & Todd Snyder Partner on an (Oddly Named) Affordable New Automatic Watch
Timex & Todd Snyder Partner on an (Oddly Named) Affordable New Automatic Watch

The two brands' latest collaboration references the Liquor Store, a Todd Snyder outpost in Tribeca and previously a J. Crew specialty shop.

Toyota Basically Admitted America Is Getting a Sweet Hot Hatch
Toyota Basically Admitted America Is Getting a Sweet Hot Hatch

Toyota dropped the biggest hint it can that a Gazoo Racing-branded American hot hatch is en route.

This New York-Based Watch Brand Debuted with Striking Dials
This New York-Based Watch Brand Debuted with Striking Dials

Stella introduced its first watch with a contemporary design and a texture based on the "linen dials" of vintage watches.

The Ford Mustang Could Have Looked Extremely Weird
The Ford Mustang Could Have Looked Extremely Weird

Ford ultimately chose a simple, timeless Mustang design that became an automotive icon. But that was not the only option.

Specialized Just Solved the Commuter E-Bike’s Biggest Problem
Specialized Just Solved the Commuter E-Bike’s Biggest Problem

E-bike make riding around town and commuting to and from work a breeze, but they're heavy, bulky and hard to manage. Not this one.

Chevrolet’s Raptor-Killing Pickup Truck Could Pack a Supercharged V8
Chevrolet’s Raptor-Killing Pickup Truck Could Pack a Supercharged V8

Big trucks need big power in this day and age.


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Timex X Todd Snyder Beekman Watch
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