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Today in Gear: December 21, 2015

Nanoleaf’s new smart home kit, Grand Theft Auto for iOS, Stone Americano Stout and more.


Nanoleaf’s new smart home kit, Grand Theft Auto for iOS, Stone Americano Stout and more.

On the Radar

Reveals, New Launches and Gear

Nanoleaf Smarter Kit

Built to link into Apple HomeKit, Nanoleaf’s Smarter Kit allows you to turn your lights on or off using Siri on your iPhone. Simply say “Siri, turn on my lights,” and they turn on instantly. You can also program presets with which a voice command will turn on a specific set of lights within the system and dim them to your desired output. As a guard against becoming outdated, the kit also allows software updates.

Buy Now: $100

New Balance 530 Vazee

For their newest shoe release, dropping January 1, 2016, New Balance drew on colorways inspired by ’90s running apparel and paired it with modern advances like a REVlite midsole.

Learn More: Here

Endura Singletrack Jacket

With the weather getting cold and wet out on the trails, it’s time to bundle up with Endura’s new Singletrack Jacket.

Buy Now: $170

Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories for iOS

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Arguably one of the best releases from the GTA franchise, Liberty City Stories is now available for iOS.

Buy Now: $7

Booq Slimpack

Booq’s latest stores one to two DSLRs, four mid-size lenses, a large zoom lens and a 12-inch laptop or iPad Air.

Buy Now: $195

Stone Americano Stout

Stone’s upcoming “American Imperial Stout” is brewed with espresso beans roasted by Ryan Bros. Coffee in San Diego, like their 2013 Stone Espresso IRS.

Learn More: Here

Reviews and Buying Guides

Advice from the Crew

Is the New Toyota Tacoma the Perfect Lifestyle Truck?

Toyota’s newest mid-size pickup is being marketed as the millennial’s ride of choice. Really, it’s just a damn good pick-up. Read the Review

The Cannondale Slate Conquers Both Dirt and Road

Slate-ing is the riding of the future, and all those gravel grinders out there better beware. Read the Review

Noteworthy Reads

Reviews and News from around the Web

While we patiently wait for Canyon Bikes to come stateside, take a look at Joaquim Rodriguez’s Canyon Aeroad CF SLX with Rouleur.

Thai noodle soup comes in a variety of styles based mostly on region. Lucky Peach brings you a comprehensive guide to all of the variations.

The Verge reviews the Fossil Q Dreamer, calling it “a leather bracelet with some tech inside.”

Looking Ahead

What We’re Testing Now

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