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Today in Gear: October 15, 2015

Apple’s new line of accessories, a collaboration between Topo Designs and Woolrich, Sony announces the newest addition to its RX series and more.


Apple’s new line of accessories, a collaboration between Topo Designs and Woolrich, Sony announces the newest addition to its RX series and more.

On the Radar

Reveals, New Launches and Gear

The Magic Keyboard, Magic Mouse 2 and Magic Trackpad 2

In addition to their two new iMac displays, Apple has unveiled three redesigned ways to “click, scroll, swipe and type.” The Magic Keyboard ($99) has a low profile and improved key stability. The Magic Mouse 2 ($79) has a new multi-touch surface so users can easily swipe from page to page; and they can scroll in any direction with just one finger. For those who favor a trackpad, there’s the Magic Trackpad 2 ($129). Its touch-sensitive surface area is 30 percent larger than Apple’s previous version, and with its new force touch sensors, different actions can be performed depending on the amount of pressure applied by each finger. All these devices are obviously different. But what they all have in common, which is also Apple’s big selling point, is: they all have built-in rechargeable lithium ion batteries.

Learn More: Here

Sony RX1R II

Sony just announced the newest edition to their RX series: the RX1R II. The camera has a 42-megapixel sensor, a fixed 35mm F/2.0 lens and, like others in the RX line, it has a tiltable LCD screen. The camera will be available next month.

Preorder Now: $3,300

‘Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection’

Only available on PS4, this collection features single-player campaigns from the franchise’s previous games: Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, and Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception. It also gives gamers exclusive access to the Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End multiplayer beta.

Buy Now: $60

Bose QuietComfort 25 Triple Black

These special-edition headphones are specifically designed to optimize sound for Apple devices: iPhones, iPads and iPods.

Buy Now: $299

Snow Peak Fall/Winter 2015 Collection

Snow Peak’s new collection features urban jackets, waterproof tote bags, packable rain paints and innovative camping attire.

Learn More Here

Hillflint Collegiate Sweaters

Don’t like the gaudy sweatshirts and jerseys your alma mater sells? Go to Hillflint.

Buy Now: $69+

Topo Designs x Woolrich F/W ’15 Collection

The two outdoor companies have collaborated on three three travel essentials: a dopp kit, duffel bag and rover pack. You can find the collection on either Woolrich’s and Topo Designs’s websites.

Learn More Here

Deals of Note

Great Products at a Great Price

Canon PIXMA PRO-100 Wireless Professional Inkjet Photo Printer

Save up to $250 on this excellent photo printer that’s capable of making prints up to 13×19″ and features modern specs including Wifi and AirPrint support. We say “up to $250” because getting this full deals involves using a mail-in rebate of $250 — bringing the price down to $150. That deal ends October 31st. If you can’t be bothered with that type of thing, Amazon is also selling the printer outright for $160 off.

Buy Now: $150

Reviews and Buying Guides

Advice from the Crew

5 Best Musk Fragrances for Fall and Winter

Musk is the olfactive backbone of every man’s grooming routine. These five fragrances do it best. Read the Review

10 Chukkas that Offer Casual, Comfortable Style

Welcome to the comfortable side of the boot world. Read the Review

Noteworthy Reads

Reviews and News from around the Web

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Looking Ahead

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