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Today in Gear: July 19, 2017

Futuristic speakers, a WWII-inspired leather jacket, a wireless keyboard and much more.

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Good morning. Chipotle, a fast food joint that specializes in face-sized burritos that fall apart in your hands, is once again in hot water: yesterday, several customers became “violently ill” after eating at a Chipotle in Sterling, Virginia. Chipotle’s bad luck streak began in 2015, when it had to close more than 2,000 restaurants following reports of widespread food poisoning; since then, Chipotle has been struggling to move on from the debacle. Maybe it’s time for us burritovores to move on from Chipotle.

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Today’s Gear


What’s New, Now


Bossa Sound Moonraker Speaker

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Two futuristic Sputnik-esque speakers, placed atop three natural wood legs, made with your choice of ash, walnut or teak. They’re also remote-controlled and come with all the necessary cables for connecting to your preferred audio source.

Buy Now: $2,399

MAAP x Bellroy All-Conditions iPhone 7/7 Plus Pockete

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In collaboration with MAAP, makers of meticulously designed cycling apparel, Bellroy revamped its best-selling All-Conditions wallet with an embossed print and colored zipper pull. As for the features that were there before: water-resistant construction, two interior pockets and a protective microfiber lining. When the riding gets rainy, stash it in your cycling jersey’s back pocket.

Buy Now: $110+

Penclic Mini Keyboard K2 Wireless

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Penclic is a Swedish brand that blends productivity with comfort. Their keyboards are ergonomic, sleek, and focused on quality design. The Mini K2 looks like a vintage take on your standard iMac keyboard, but helps reduce the pain associated with typing for long periods of time. – Jeremy Fischer, Editorial Intern

Buy Now: $80

The Seca Jacket by Taylor Stitch

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The Seca Jacket exemplifies American coolness. It is handmade with hand-stained steer hide in San Francsico, and designed with heavy inspiration from WWII-era fighter pilot jackets. The body is lined with virgin olive wool, the sleeves are lined with smooth satin, the stitching is reinforced, and on and on. As with most of Taylor Stitch’s new products, the Seca Jacket is currently in its crowdfunding phase, meaning those who purchase the jacket are simply backing the project; once the crowdfunding ends on August 13, the jackets will be produced and shipped.

Buy Now: $875

Ataribox Game Console

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Atari released some details and the first rendered photo of its upcoming gaming console, the Ataribox. Unlike the Nintendo NES and SNES Classic consoles, the Ataribox comes with a lot of ports (SD card, HDMI, four USB ports) so you’ll be able play classic games (like Pong or Space Invaders) as well as what Atari is calling “current gaming content.” (Will they be releasing new games?) Exact details on specs, pricing and release date are still unknown. – Tucker Bowe, Associate Staff Writer

Learn More: Here

Commonwealth x Native Sons “John Q” Sunglasses

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Handcrafted by master Japanese opticians Native Sons, the ’50s-inspired John Q sunglasses feature an indigo cellulose frame, 16-karat gold plating and dark blue lenses. Plus, each pair comes with an exclusive case.

Buy Now: $495

Ezra Arthur Medium Notebook

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From the Gear Patrol Store: Call it want you want: notebook, journal, memo book, diary, logbook, ledger, portfolio, day book or scratch pad — this is what you have been looking for. This notebook from Ezra Arthur was hand-stitched and bound with full-grain premium Horween Chromexcel leather and constructed with Tomoe River paper, known for being the thinnest and highest-quality writing paper. It has a smooth texture that’s excellent for a variety of writing instruments, particularly fountain pens. It is ultra thin and ideal to reduce bulk yet resistant to bleedthrough and feathering.

Buy Now: $65

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How to save on a UE Bluetooth speaker, black truffles and a Samsonite suitcase.

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