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Today in Gear: A Wireless Router for the 4K Era, a Ludicrous Custom Jaguar and More

The best way to catch up on the day’s most important product releases and stories.


New & Noteworthy Releases


Asus Blue Cave Wireless Router
The most striking thing about Asus’s new wireless router — it has a hole in it. Announced last May, the AC2600 is a dual-band wireless router that’s meant to be shown off, not tucked behind a media console. Asus says that it’s capable of 4K UHD streaming. And it supports Amazon Alexa and IFTTT right from the get-go. You can control who can connect to it via an app on your phone, too. The design-focused router is finally available for purchase. — Tucker Bowe

Buy Now: $180


Icebreaker Descender Hybrid Jacket
Icebreaker’s Descender Hybrid Jacket leverages the technical performance of merino wool in an innovative mid layer. The Descender is constructed with body-mapped MerinoLOFT — Icebreaker’s wool alternative to down insulation — and merino fleece to provide warmth exactly where it’s needed. The Descender was announced last week at Outdoor Retailer and will be made available later this year. — Tanner Bowden

Learn More: Here


666hp Lister Thunder
Lister, Britain’s longest running race car building company, got its hands on the Jaguar F-Type and massaged 666 horsepower out of the supercharged 5.0-liter V8 and called it the Thunder. From the 22-inch wheels and up, almost everything has been upgraded to help the modified F-Type get from 0-60mph in 2.3 seconds and reach a top speed of 208 mph. More importantly, what Lister is trying to do, starting with the Thunder, is build a similar relationship with Jaguar to what Brabus enjoys with Mercedes or Alpina does with BMW. — Bryan Campbell

Learn More: Here


Zeal Optics Hatchet Goggle
Zeal Optics first introduced its Rail Lock System for fast lens changing in this year’s spherical Portal goggle. In 2018, Zeal will bring that same tech to the Hatchet, a google that features a tapered cylindrical lens that prevents visual distortion in the mountains. The Hatchet will be available in fall 2018. — Tanner Bowden

Learn More: Here


Happy Socks x Keith Haring Collection
Known for its collaborations with everyone from Steve Aoki to the Billionaire Boys Club, Happy Socks’ latest collection stars legendary pop-artist Keith Haring. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the vibrant colored socks and underwear are inspired by the idea of love. In three unique patterns and styles, they start at $12 and come individually or in packs of three. — Meg Lappe

Learn More: Here

Fresh Deals


A.P.C. Simeon Suede Chukka
Save 36%: More and more brands are choosing Portuguese factories to produce high-end garments and footwear. The country’s rich manufacturing history produced a wealth of skilled workers who are detail-oriented. French brand A.P.C. has been around for three decades and chooses to produce this classic Chelsea boot in Portugal. It has a hazelnut suede upper, a rubber sole and tonal elasticated panels. The Simeon boot is a versatile option for late-winter and spring, so if you’re in need of a new boot, check it out. — John Zientek

Buy Now: $445 $285


Michael Bastian Perforated Italian Suede Belt
Save 54%: This belt from Michael Bastian will give your outfit a subtle shift in texture. It’s cut from perforated Italian suede and will add visual interest to your get-up without being ostentatious. Currently available in five colors and six sizes, there’s an option available at Nordstrom Rack for almost everyone. — John Zientek

Buy Now: $65 $30


Hoover React Powered Reach Premier Bagless Upright Vacuum
Save 71%: Telling your vacuum when you’re zooming over hardwood or carpet is a thing of the past with the Hoover React. It automatically senses the floor type and adjusts the brush roll speed to make sure it’s sucking up any gunk. The vacuum also lies practically flat, so there’s less furniture moving during cleaning sessions, and the wind tunnel guarantees to pick up any hairs from Fido. We love him, just not the fur he leaves behind. Plus, it arrives with seven tools to help you really get into the crevices (baseboards, stairs, etc.) to keep your home spotless. — Meg Lappe

Buy Now: $350 $100


RavPower Power Banks and Wall Chargers
Save up to 73%: RavPower, the company behind some of our favorite fast-charging power banks, is having a big sale on Amazon today. Its 20000mAh USB, which has enough juice to recharge your iPhone several times over, is 30-percent off. And its 40-watt, four-port wall charger with fast-charge technology is 73-percent off — it’s only $15. — Tucker Bowe

RavPower 20000mAh: $37 $36Wall Charger: $57 $15


Amazon Fire TV with 4K Ultra HD
Save $15: This is the newest and best Amazon Fire TV. It’s the only Amazon Fire that supports 4K HDR video — that’s 2160p resolution at 60 fps. It supports Dolby Atmos, too. And if you already have an Echo or Echo Dot, adding this Fire TV is an easy way to completely control your TV with your voice. — Tucker Bowe

Buy Now: $70 $55


Tulo Mattresses
Save $275: A mattress in a box that’s tailored to the exact way you sleep and is on sale? Amazing. Starting today through March 6th, Tulo is offering $150 off a King and $275 off a Queen when you use code tulosale. Order one today, then sleep on it for 120 days before deciding if you want to keep it. We’re pretty positive you can figure out if you like the mattress in the span of four months. — Meg Lappe

Buy Now: $650 $375


Iron and Resin Trucker Shirt
Save 70%: Designed and inspired by the classic shirts of real long-haul truckers, the Iron and Resin Trucker Shirt keeps durability and comfort in mind. And today, affordability is being added to that list because you can pick one up at 70% off. — Bryan Campbell

Buy Now: $154 $46


Triumph Quilted Barbour Jacket
Save 35%: Although the Triumph Quilted Barbour Jacket looks like another fashionable motorcycle jacket, it has removable CE certified D3O protectors at elbow, shoulder and back for on-road perfromance and protection. And because this is jacket is a collaboration between two incredibly British brands, it’s built to stand up to the notorious English rain and weather with a waxed cotton outer and a TriTex waterproof liner. — Bryan Campbell

Buy Now: $500 $325


Canon PowerShot G9 X Point-and-Shoot Camera
Save $130: The New York Times‘s gadget review site, Wirecutter, named the Canon PowerShot G9 X as the best sub-$500 compact point-and-shoot camera. Released back in 2015, the G9 X has a number of impressive features — a 1.0-inch high-sensitivity CMOS sensor, an f/2.0-4.9 lens, a DIGIC 6 image processor, built-in wifi and a touchscreen display — that many compact cameras in its price range lack. It’s an all-around great travel camera, plus it looks pretty cool in a vintage sort of way, and it’s now available at an all-time low price. The G9 X normally goes for $400 on Canon’s website. You can find it for $379 on Amazon, in both black and silver versions. The real coup, however, is if you use the promo code GFLASHDEAL on Canon’s website, you can snag the G9 X for $270 — that’s an extra $130 off. — Tucker Bowe

Buy Now: $400 $270

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