Today in Gear: December 9, 2015

Nest’s learning thermostat, An “unstealable” bicycle, high-quality chef tongs, a new smartphone charging dock and more.


Nest’s learning thermostat, an “unstealable” bicycle, high-quality chef tongs and more.

On the Radar

Reveals, New Launches and Gear

Nest Learning Thermostat

Give the gift of peace of mind this holiday season. The Nest Learning Thermostat learns your heating and cooling preferences and will automatically adjust the temperature — even when you forget to — saving you money by limiting the use of your HVAC system when it isn’t needed. As a bonus, Nest is offering free gift-wrapping in the US and standing free shipping if you spend $198 or more for residents outside of the US. Just be sure to order by December 20th to make sure it arrives in time for the holidays.

Buy Now: $249

Fortified Invincible Bike

If you own a bicycle in the city and often leave it locked up outside, you’ve likely experienced the woes of a stolen seat, wheels or just about every other part. Fortified, makers of “unstealable” bike lights, have now launched a project to make an “unstealable” bicycle. Fortfied fitted the Invincible with with proprietary nuts and bolts on every part of the bike to keep it theft-proof. For an added cost, you can also purchase 24-hour bike protection. This involves Fortified checking secondary markets and working with police if your bike is ever stolen.

Buy Now: $400+

LED Lenser H7R.2

Whether you are just walking the dog or putting up a midnight FA at your local crag, the H7R.2 has enough lumens — 300 at max — to light the way.

Buy Now: $90

RealHamn Chef Tongs

RealHamn’s new tongs are specifically designed to be as precise and delicate as possible when plating your newest creation.

Buy Now: $60

Native Union Charging Docks

These weighted charging docks look great on your desk and are available for iPhone, Android and Apple Watch.

Buy Now: $30+

Loyal3 Android App

Loyal3’s new Android app puts IPO and stock browsing in the palm of your hand — allowing you to purchase stocks and IPOs like the next Gordon Gekko.

Learn More: Here

Rite in the Rain Centennial Bound Book

A classic mainstay in the outdoor community, Rite in the Rain’s new Centennial Bound Book takes their signature waterproofing and wraps it in a sophisticated package worthy of your next board meeting.

Buy Now: $25

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