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Today in Gear: October 28, 2014

Today in Gear: Aritson’s smallest subwoofer, Ashton Kutcher models Lenovo’s Yoga 3 Pro Hinge, Google Express is the real deal, a portable battery for smartphones and laptops, an app to find empty work space and more.



Aritson RCC Nano 1 Micro-Subwoofer
Space is scarce in apartments. But your entertainment system’s audio still shouldn’t suffer. The RCC Nano 1 is the smallest high performance subwoofer out there at 540 cubic inches. Featuring dual active 6.6-inch aluminum drivers and an RCC Reactance Canceling Configuration, it won’t vibrate or move, even when everything around you feels like it is. artisonusa.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

Goggle Express
The direct competitor to Amazon Prime, Google Express is a same-day delivery service that has partnered with numerous retailers, including Target, Barnes & Noble and Walgreens. Their price slightly undercuts Amazon’s ($99 per year), and so does their delivery speed: one day instead of two. New members also get their first three months free. $95/year ()

A crowded coffee shop or a quiet study: where will you be more productive? This free app guides people to private spaces in four cities (Montreal, NYC, San Francisco, Ottawa), which can be reserved for a half hour at a time. Open the app, reserve a space, and receive a PIN code to unlock the door: it’s as stress free as it sounds. Free

The Roots and Horween Collection
Two premiere leather brands, Roots and Horween, have collaborated on an exclusive collection of high-quality leather goods. From shaving kits to dopp kits and wallets, these finely crafted travel accoutrements are in limited supply. $58+

The Drink: Sean Brock’s Pappy Van Winkle Cocktail
James Beard Award-winning chef Sean Brock shares a recipe for the Julian, a variation on the Old Fashioned. Make the drink
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