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Today in Gear: August 4, 2017

A baby monitor for your dog, a gorgeous briefcase, an Everlane backpack and much more.

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CYBORGS ARE COMING: Microsoft is testing new technology that will allow you to navigate your computer screen using nothing but your eyes. Called simply Eye Control, the software tracks eye movement in order to type, operate programs and more. It is expected to be released alongside a forthcoming Windows 10 update.

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ANNOUNCEMENT: We’re celebrating National Oyster Day early with a video at the John Dory Oyster Bar, Friday at 11 a.m. EST. We’ll be chatting kitchen/bar gear, oysters, and the best alcohol to pair with them.

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Today’s Gear


What’s New, Now


Petcube Bites Pet Camera

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Like a baby monitor, but for your furry best friend. Speak, listen and fling treats, all from your smartphone, no matter where you are.

Buy Now: $249

Related Post: Is a 4K Baby Monitor Overkill?

CB2 Studio Wooden Lounge Chair

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Mid-century furniture design is not dead, and it never will be.

Buy Now: $899

Related Post: Eight Chairs Worthy of Your Next Paycheck

Linjer Soft Briefcase

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Refined is a word that gets tossed around a lot. For this premium leather briefcase, though, the word makes perfect sense.

Buy Now: $489

Related Post: The Best Briefcases for Every Profession

D-Link AC2600 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Router

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Binge media at the speed of light. (Okay, not really, but damned close.)

Buy Now: $150

Related Post: The Best Mesh Router for Your Home Just Got Better

The Street Nylon Zip Backpack by Everlane

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Back to school? More like back to basics.

Buy Now: $49

Related Post: The Best Backpacks to Buy Now

Omega NATO Watch Straps

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Safe to say: they’re ambitiously priced.

Buy Now: $180+

Related Post: The History of the NATO Strap (and Why You Should Want One)

Aer Gym Duffel 2

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From the Gear Patrol Store: The Gym Duffel 2 offers spacious, ventilated storage for all your gym gear. The multiple compartments offer smart organization and its refined style keeps you looking sharp before and after your workout.

Buy Now: $170

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How to save on a sale at Spring, a Patagonia down vest and a JBL Bluetooth speaker.

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