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Today in Gear is our daily roundup of all the latest product announcements, drops and deals. Comments or concerns? We’d love to hear from you at tig@gearpatrol.com.


New & Noteworthy Releases


The Biggest Trend for 2019’s Most Stylish New Watches? Think Pink

From Montblanc to Audemars Piguet to A. Lange & Söhne, a lot of watch brands are thinking pink.

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This Tiny, Portable Light Is the Secret to Better iPhone Photos

It also works with drones, action cameras and DSLR cameras.

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Upgrade Your Vintage Defender With a New Ignition Key

If you want to spare no expense and pore over every detail of your vintage baby on a daily basis, Formawerx keys are worth a look.

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Sorry, Nike. The Future Isn’t Laceless

Starting the new year on a high note, Nike announced the follow-up to its groundbreaking, self-lacing shoe. The Adapt BB is novel and impressive but it's not the end of shoes as we know them.

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You Might Actually Be Able to Find This Japanese Whisky in Stores

Available in April, it's almost definitely going to be one of the most accessible bottles of Suntory we've ever seen.

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The Easiest Way to Double Your iPhone’s Battery Life

Apple just launched new battery cases for its iPhone XS and iPhone XR. They're available right now for $129, and you can pick one up online or at any Apple Store.

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Fresh Deals

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Bonavita Coffee Maker
Save $60 Unlike kitchen gear brands who make a host of different appliances and products, Bonavita sticks to what it knows — coffee.

Despite its name, the Connoisseur isn’t snooty. It features the same Gold Cup brewing standards as Bonavita’s older brewers, a one-button off-on interface and a flat bottom filter basket. Its most notable change is the basket-to-carafe connection — instead of the basket resting atop the carafe during brewing (meaning you need to put the used grounds and filter basket on the counter or in the sink to pour coffee), it fits into a slot hanging over the pot. It’s a small change, and one we noted as one of the few issues with its predecessor.

Today on Massdrop, the Connoisseur is marked down $60 — good for the lowest price we’ve seen it listed for. —Will Price

Buy Now: $160 $100

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Global Chef’s Knife
Save $80 Among a collection of other Global knives, the G-2 Chef’s Knife (its most popular blade) is more than 50 percent on Massdrop right now. That’s well under its lowest reported price on Amazon. The drop will be active for the next three days.

Buy Now: $150 $70

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The North Face Ventrix Jacket
Save $76: It’s still the most innovative iteration of active insulation we’ve seen, and right now you can even snag the original jacket in last season’s colors for $76 off. — Tanner Bowden

Buy Now: $199 $123


Today on Gear Patrol


10 New Materials That Will Change the Way You Experience The Outdoors This Year

From revolutionary waterproof membranes to more durable merino wool, these are the materials to pay attention to in 2019.

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The Best Smart Alarm Systems That You Can Install Yourself

Gone are the days of mandatory multi-year contracts, wires running down widow frames, and keypads requiring home phone lines. Today, keeping an eye on your home is easy and cost-efficient.

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The Open Secret Behind Bronze and Green Watches That You Didn’t Know

At SIHH 2019 we’ve seen a number of watches updated with bronze cases. It’s part of an industry-wide process you may not know about.

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The Best Design Details at the 2019 Detroit Auto Show

At an auto show, the stream of dramatic unveilings can easily distract from other notable yet subtle design exercises.

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Detroit Auto Show: 7 Tech Products and Innovations That Debuted This Week

Score your fix of the hardware and software to expect in our cars in the coming years.

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The 5 Best New Watches We Saw at SIHH 2019: Day Two

From Montblanc's Heritage Pulsograph to a new, slimmed down Panerai Submersible, here's the best of what we saw on day two of SIHH.

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2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class Review: $32,500 Buys Way More Than it Should

It’s not a nicely appointed economy car being positioned as a Mercedes. The A-Class commends itself to the title of a true MB.

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Opinion: I Don’t Like the Jeep Gladiator

There are people who want a rough and tumble Jeep Wrangler but also need a truck bed. I just don't particularly like this one.

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Get Ripped Quick with This Simple and Effective HIIT Workout

Trying to do the shortest workout possible? Here's one to try.

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