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Today in Gear: September 24, 2015

The Pebble Time Round, the world’s smallest quadcopter, Sperry x RAINS’ waterproof sneakers and more.

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The Pebble Time Round, the world’s smallest quadcopter, Sperry x RAINS’ waterproof sneakers and more.

On the Radar


Reveals, New Launches and Gear


Pebble Time Round

Pebble’s newest smartwatch, the world’s lightest and thinnest, features a unique timeline-based operating system that lays out notifications in a linear, chronological manner. Like competitors, it features a microphone; unlike competitors, the display is a color e-paper screen, a la Kindle, making it easy on the eyes (to say nothing of the choice of black, silver and rose gold finishes). Coming this November.

Learn More: Here

Sperry x RAINS Cloud CVO Sneakers

Summer’s out and so are your canvas sneakers — but you can keep the style with Sperry and RAIN’s Cloud CVO Sneakers, which feature leather and matte finishes along with water-resistant rubber coating.

Learn More: Here

Aerius Quadcopter

The world’s smallest quadcopter is intended for indoor drone-piloting practice. Pretty decent excuse to buy a new toy.

Learn More: Here

ONA Black Collection

ONA’s new nylon camera backpack is a good option for on-the-move photographers (if our favorite camera bag didn’t convince you).

Learn More: Here

Desert Piñon Incense

Time too give your fall fragrances a boost (not just the ones on your skin). One of six new incense sticks from Juniper Ridge, the Desert Piñon is made with needles and sap from its titular tree.

Learn More: Here

Grovemade Bottle-Opening Keyring

Grovemade’s stainless steel braided cable keyring can open bottles — combining keyring and bottle opener so you don’t have to carry both (and minimizing your potential for tackiness).

Buy Now: $39


Deals of Note


Great Products at a Great Price


Vitamix 750 Professional Blender

Save $150 on the professional-grade blender prized by chefs for decades.

Buy Now: $599

Patagonia Men’s Ultralight Down Vest

Save $75 on a staple of Patagonia’s outerwear collection. The latest version boasts the toughest, lightest weight materials they’ve ever used in a vest, as well as 800-fill-power 100% traceable down.

Buy Now: $174


Reviews and Buying Guides


Advice from the Crew


A Watch for Every Profession

A tool watch is great. But different jobs require different tools. We narrow the field of timekeepers to 10 different professions. Read the Review

A Guide to the Best Scotch Under $250

Sherry finishes, peat bombs and decades-old age statements: the best premium single malt Scotch under $250 turns any event into a special occasion. Read the Review


Noteworthy Reads


Stories from Around the Web


The Verge rails against Apple bias. For the record: we like the iPhone 6 Plus, but weren’t impressed with the tech giant’s latest offerings.

Food Republic breaks down the very best food and drink apps, ensuring your full transformation into a foodie.

Lastly, a much-needed reminder that there is magic in this world yet: legendary animator Hayao Miyazaki is funding a $2.5 million nature park in Japan.


Looking Ahead


What We’re Testing Now


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