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Today in Gear: January 4, 2016

The Swiss army knife of truck accessories, a new wi-fi hotspot for your car, a smart French press and more.


The Swiss army knife of truck accessories, a new wi-fi hotspot for your car, a smart French press and more.

On the Radar

Reveals, New Launches and Gear

Hoodworks GearGate Cycling Comp

The Hoodworks GearGate is the Swiss army knife of pickup truck accessories. Crafted in Portland, Oregon, the GearGate Cycling Comp features a built-in bike rack with room for up to three bikes, three-way LED lighting, a padlock gun safe for your keys, wallet and phone, a bottle opener, a chain bike lock and a Nanuk tool case. It is the perfect accessory for mountain bikers or cyclists who use their pickup trucks to get to the trailhead.

Buy Now: $1,590


Vinli is a wi-fi hotspot for your car that connects via the OBD-II port. Besides providing wi-fi connectivity, it can also feed apps on your phone with real-time data from your car.

Buy Now: $200

KEF M400 Hi-Fi Headphones

Listening to music from services like Tidal is only beneficial if you have hi-fi headphones to back it up and KEF’s new M400 provides crystal-clear sound.

Buy Now: $250

KitchenAid Precision Press

KitchenAid’s new Precision Press is a smart French press that weighs the coffee grounds and water for the perfect ratio and then monitors brew time and temperature for the perfect cup of coffee.

Buy Now: $130


Pantelligent is a smart frying pan that has a Bluetooth sensor built in. It syncs with an app on your phone that can tell you to either raise or lower the heat based on what type of food you are cooking.

Buy Now: $200

Making Music: Creative Strategies for Electronic Music Producers

Put together by the people behind Ableton, Making Music is a new book that is aimed at helping electronic music producers make better music.

Buy Now: $30

Reviews and Buying Guides

Advice from the Crew

Staff Pick: Kawasaki H2

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Noteworthy Reads

Reviews and News from around the Web

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The New York Times sees flaws in the Apple Watch, but still sees it as the future.

Looking Ahead

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