MAY 18, 2020

Today in Gear: The Ways That You’re Showering Wrong, Why Dive Watches Have a Hole in the Side & More


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Your Phone Has a Tiny, Crucial Design Detail You’ve Probably Never Even Noticed
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According to Experts, You’re Showering All Wrong
According to Experts, You’re Showering All Wrong

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Why Does Your Rolex Dive Watch Have a Hole in Its Side? We Found Out
Why Does Your Rolex Dive Watch Have a Hole in Its Side? We Found Out

Like a screen door on a submarine, you wouldn't think a hole in the side of your dive watch would be a good idea. So what's it doing there?

How to Properly Use AirPods Pro on Your Mac
How to Properly Use AirPods Pro on Your Mac

There's no Control Center on your Mac, so how do you toggle between noise-canceling and transparency modes on your AirPods Pro? It's easy.

Can’t Afford a Porsche 911? These Watches Are the Next-Best Thing
Can’t Afford a Porsche 911? These Watches Are the Next-Best Thing

Maybe that air-cooled 993 got away from you? No matter. The 901 RWB from REC Watches takes inspiration from two incredible 911s.

Enter to Win This Stunning Harley-Davidson and Help Those Hit Hardest by Coronavirus
Enter to Win This Stunning Harley-Davidson and Help Those Hit Hardest by Coronavirus

Help support food and medical relief efforts during the pandemic by taking a chance on this spectacular touring bike.

Grand Seiko’s GMT Watch Gets a Striking New Green Dial
Grand Seiko’s GMT Watch Gets a Striking New Green Dial

The new Toge Special Edition GMT watch features Grand Seiko's famous textured dial in a deep green and the brand's renowned "zaratsu" polishing.

Could Ford’s New Patent Be Their Secret Weapon for Electric Overlanding?
Could Ford’s New Patent Be Their Secret Weapon for Electric Overlanding?

This patent could alleviate range anxiety when taking an EV off the grid.

Why This Little Knife Sold out Instantly (and Broke a Website)
Why This Little Knife Sold out Instantly (and Broke a Website)

Kershaw recently released an updated version of one of its most popular pocket knives and demand was great enough to cause technical difficulties.

This Is the Best New Car Lease Deal You Can Find Right Now
This Is the Best New Car Lease Deal You Can Find Right Now

Need a great new car at a great price? The Honda Civic hatchback can be yours for a solid monthly rate.

The New Porsche 911 Targa Combines Coupe Style and Convertible Breezes
The New Porsche 911 Targa Combines Coupe Style and Convertible Breezes

The best parts of coupe and convertible, merged into one.


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NuForce BE Sport3 Wireless
Save $48: If you’re in the market for wireless workout earbuds and you don’t want to buy an expensive pair, B&H is selling the NuForce BE Sport3 Wireless for just $12 when they normally cost $60.


Victorinox Swiss Army Maverick Watch
Save 40%: The Victorinox Maverick is now 40% off, offering Swiss-made provenance, a reliable quartz movement, and the hardiness the brand is known for at just $297.

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