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This Week in Gear: October 27 – 31

A look back at an entire week’s worth of gear.


Good morning, welcome to the latest edition of This Week in Gear — your single shot serving of an entire week’s worth of killer new gear — pulled from our weekday editions of Today in Gear. Bookmark it to peruse over Sunday football and start your Monday completely up to speed. Here’s to another fantastic week.


Timekeeping Selects: OMEGA Seamaster Professional “SHOM”
For the 11th installment of our Timekeeping Selects series with Analog/Shift, we’re presenting an OMEGA Seamaster Professional “SHOM” ($3,500), designed for the study of French coasts in 1973 by the Service Hydrographique et Océanographique de la Marine. Buy Now

West Elm x Hex Capsule Collection
Musicians-turned-designers are the muscle behind HEX, an innovative brand recognized for making high-performance backpacks. Allied with West Elm, the two have released a line of smart, tech-friendly bags. These duffles and backpacks are attractively demure — and affordable. $99+

Trion Nemesis
It might not have the lines of a Ferrari, but that might just be a reason to buy the homegrown supercar known as the Trion Nemesis. Hand built in America, it’s looks part car, part spacecraft, with rakish lines and large enough vents to suck up small children. Most frighteningly, it’s expected to have upwards of 2,000 horsepower and rocket to 60 in 2.8 seconds. Strap your face in. trionsupercars.com

REVO Vintage-Inspired Sunglasses
Performance-oriented sunglass maker REVO expands their fall catalogue into the lifestyle market with new vintage-inspired frames; notables include the Phoenix, Kingston, and Huddie frames, a take on the classic wayfarer. Still true to the brand’s core philosophy, polarized lenses featured on each offer exceptional visual clarity and maximum protection from the sun. $189+

Harman Kardon Esquire Mini
Portable and wholly wireless, the Harman Kardon Esquire Mini bears dual drivers for high-quality sound and an 8-hour rechargeable lithium ion battery for long-term use in your home away from home. Android and iOS compatibility ensures ease of use for wherever your loyalty may lie, but who can argue with a leather-detailed finish? $150

Fitbit Charge
Whatever your arguments for or against wearables, Fitbit’s latest is pretty tough to argue against. Inconspicuously sleek, it handles all your requisite wearable metrics (steps, calories burned, etc.), syncs with your phone to provide caller ID, and with both your phone and computer to provide fitness updates — all of this on a tiny OLED display that doesn’t call attention to itself. $130

2015 Audi R8 Competition
Audi isn’t quite done with their R8 supercar, but this might just be the ultimate expression of their flagship. It gets the same mid-mounted V10 as the wickedly quick R8 LMS race car for a colossal 570 horsepower and a 0-60 time of 3.2 seconds. Its top speed almost grazes 200 mph — making it Audi’s fastest production car ever. Too bad only 60 of them will be made. Start shoving in line. audiusanews.com

Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro Hinge
At 2.62 pounds and 0.50 inches thick, the Yoga 3 Pro is the world’s thinnest convertible laptop. New features include a metallic “wristband hinge”, an Intel Core M-70 processor and a super high-resolution touchscreen. What’s more: it’s a PC that Ashton Kutcher’s promoting…even though he played Steve Jobs. Conflict of interest? $1,300

Your phone’s dying and outlets are as common as squirrels in the ocean. We’ve all been there. Enter the BatteryBox, a 12.000mAh alternative, portable power source that weights less than an orange, easily fits in your palm and has enough juice to power an iPhone 8 times over. Shipping starts December 19th. $140
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