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Today in Gear: August 25, 2015

A pen that syncs paper notes with your phone, an alternative to the leather look for motorcyclists, fall-weather wear and more.


A pen that syncs paper notes with your phone, an alternative to the leather look for motorcyclists, fall-weather wear and more.

On the Radar

Reveals, New Launches and Gear

Mercedes S-Class Cabriolet

The Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe, already one of the most luxurious cars in the world, now comes with optional unlimited headroom. Mercedes unveiled the new S-Class Cabriolet ahead of the Frankfurt Auto Show, a new open-top four-seater that harkens back to the grand Mercedes convertibles of the ’50s and ’60s.

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Neo Smartpen N2

Past attempts at syncing paper notebooks with digital accoutrements have swiftly been made redundant with the introduction of the Neo Smartpen N2 and N Notebook, which automatically (and astoundingly) sync your scribblings with a dedicated app on your smartphone (Android or iOS). Data is transferred to your smartphone through the pen’s Bluetooth connection, and the notebook can even automatically email your documents when you check a box in the upper-righthand corner of the sheet of paper.

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SPIDI Summer Scout

With its bright-yellow hue and EN1621-1 certified protections, the SPIDI Summer Scout suits those riders for whom the leather-and-denim look is a bit overdone.

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Overthrow Beeline Shirt

For the awkward summer/fall in-between months, pick up Overthrow’s 100 percent cotton navy blue Beeline Shirt.

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Cotopaxi Agua Bottle

Likewise, the double-wall-insulated Cotopaxi Agua Bottle will keep beverages at their desired temperature when the weather outside decides not to.

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Orange Screw

And finally, the Orange Screw’s corkscrew shape is a good failsafe for that end-of-summer camping trip.

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Reviews and Buying Guides

Advice from the Crew

A Rakish Man’s Back-to-Medical School Shopping List

We can’t help you get into med school, but these items will help you get through it in comfort and style. Read the Review

Testing Giro’s Performance Clothing Line in the Swiss Alps


Giro’s coming to performance cycling apparel and they’re doing it in a big way. Read the Review

Noteworthy Reads

Reviews and News from Around the Web

As with moving in or out, summer’s the best time to update your furniture. If you haven’t yet, Design Milk has listed some highlights from Rago Arts’ upcoming online design auction this Saturday.

Plenty have tried to make sorting email less of a chore. Wired has the rundown on one app that tries to make it more fun.

The hype train’s latest stop: a list of guests scheduled to appear on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Check out Vulture for the list, which ranges from Elon Musk to Kendrick Lamar to Amy Schumer.

Looking Ahead

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