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Today in Gear: January 4, 2017

New Samsung washer and dryer units, a super-accurate heart rate monitor, a beautiful dive watch hand-picked by GP editors and much more.

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Today in Gear: June 6, 2016

A high-class variation on the "hoverboard," a high-concept variation of the classic boat shoe, Canadian booze and much more.

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Today in Gear: January 14, 2015

Nike's innovative Metcon 1 sneakers, JBL unveils its pioneering earbuds, some damn cool Persol sunglasses, Aer's new work-sport duffel, Samsung tries to take on the iPhone Plus and more.

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Today in Gear: November 4, 2014

Today in Gear: HP's all-in-one supercomputer, lossless music streaming, Samsung's high-tech range and more.

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Today in Gear: October 13, 2014

Today in Gear: Mr. Bean's coffee scrub, the new Raen x Poler sunglasses collection, Samsung's new curved monitor and more and more.

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Wear Them Well

The State of Wearables, 2014

Wearable tech is a growing and increasingly diverse market; they all track distance and calories, and most tell time. They all have their pitfalls -- battery life, compatibility, reliability, size, price -- but what determines the best device is your individual needs. Do you need to streamline your workflow or measure how streamlined your backstroke is? Do you need a sleek timepiece or do you dig the outright nerdy look? Weigh your responses and use our guide of the best options.

Wearable Replacement? There are apps for that

Who Needs Wearables? These Smartphones and Apps Might Be All You Need

The ostensible benefit of smart watches and health trackers, as far as health goes, is that they allow you to monitor your calories, heart rate, and step count with previously unmatched accuracy. Truth is, a number of upcoming smartphones paired with worthy fitness tracking apps make fitness-tracking wearables redundant.

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Today in Gear: September 8, 2014

Today in Gear: The Samsung Gear VR, a portable city grill by Kenyon, ROAM Ropes, Meta M1 smartwatch collection, and off-roading robot named Ollie and the Contact Center app.

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Potent portables

27 Accessories to Make Your Smartphone Smarter

You don’t need us to tell you that smartphones are becoming exceedingly central to our lives; just look at the massive market for phone accessories. Whether you’re a fitness buff, a photographer or an avid traveler, there’s tons of gear for your phone that matches your lifestyle. We've picked our favorites for both the Android and iOS ecosystems.

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Today in Gear: June 23, 2014

Today in Gear: Adobe's substitute for pen & paper, specialized running shoes, Samsung's newest tablet, a new 4K TV competitor, a rose gold pilot's watch and more.

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Today in Gear: June, 16 2014

Today in Gear: Seiko's murdered-out collab with White Mountaineering, a new cooler for the worksite, Samsung's quest for home appliance domination, Logitech's ultra affordable computer speakers, potato vodka from the rockies and a wallet dipped in indigo.

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Today in Gear: June 3, 2014

Today in Gear: Apple's new OS, HP's Android-powered laptop, the hand truck your back's always wanted, a more active version of the Galaxy S5, your guide to freediving and a thermometer your iPhone will love.

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Today in Gear: May 2, 2014

Today in gear we examine Samsung's Level Over headphones, a personal Vitamix, a Uniqlo blazer for spring, Logitech's ultimate iPhone case and a reversible belt worth packing.

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Today in Gear: April 11, 2014

Today in gear we examine a wooden suit for the PS4, the perfect stout glass, Omega's latest astronaut watch, the global launch of Samsung's Galaxy S5, Bellroy's new slim wallet and a Hoover vacuum that ditches the cord for good.

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Today in Gear: March 24, 2014

Today in Gear we take a look at Nike's fanatical socks, the world's smallest interchangeable lens camera, miner lighting & a book with all the answers to the question "what if?"

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Today in Gear: March 7, 2013

Today in gear we examine Woodford Reserve for the Kentucky Derby, scarily realistic paper guns, the Chromebook 2, March Madness swagger and more.

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12 Guys of Christmas: The Techie

Oddly enough, the proliferation of electronic gadgetry, computer stuff and other digital goodies has made buying for the discerning sparkhead (we just coined that -- please enjoy and proliferate at will) tougher. With this list, we aim to make the shopping a little simpler by covering suggestions for readers, photogs, movie buffs and gamers. Take a gander and start clicking; your techie giftee will thank you, probably with an email or holographic video message or something.