The Pebble Time Round, the world’s smallest quadcopter, Sperry x RAINS’ waterproof sneakers and more.
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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.
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.
The world’s smallest quadcopter is intended for indoor drone-piloting practice. Pretty decent excuse to buy a new toy.
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).
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.
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).
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.
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.
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
Stories from Around the Web
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.
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