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Today in Gear: June 17, 2014

Today in Gear: A unique iPhone camera flash, fancy cheese boards, a book on the coolness of random stuff and much more.



Svbscription x The Green Journal World Cup Box
It’s World Cup time and little else matters. Svbscription and The Green Soccer Journal have combined to produce a limited edition parcel. Skip around the hoopla and learn more about the history and the talent that has forged the world’s most popular sport. svbscription.com

Stuff Matters: Exploring the Marvelous Materials That Shape Our Man-Made World
Everything has a story, including the seemingly mundane objects and materials — concrete, paper envelopes, granite — we encounter every day. Scientist and author Mark Miodownik’s new book teaches us that seemingly ordinary things have interesting and scientific stories of their own. So quit zoning out in front of the television and learn to find the wonder in the complex world you live in. $25

Treeline Woodworks State Display/Cheese Boards
If there’s a difference between a display/cheese board and a cutting board, we don’t know it. But Treeline Woodworks’s new state-inspired display/cheese boards are fine pieces of craftsmanship nonetheless. Carved from recycled wood, these boards make the perfect decoration, even if you don’t dabble in the worlds of wine and cheese. $60

DJ Paul van Dyk and TOMS Limited Edition Collection
Shoes, shades, raves, philanthropy — what’s not to love? Legendary DJ Paul van Dyk and TOMS have created a galaxy-inspired limited edition footwear and eyewear collection that’s available today. Every pair of shoes or glasses bought also sends a pair to someone in need. $59+

Marantz NR1605
Marantz’s newest receiver has the small size of the brand’s slim line but adds extra features like wi-fi, AirPlay and Bluetooth. And eight HDMI ain’t bad, either. $700 ()

Nova Wireless Off Camera Flash
Nova’s newest handheld accessory uses natural light to create rich, high-quality pictures. It’s worth it for the Men in Black mind-erasing jokes alone. $60

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