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A custom folding pocket knife can be the perfect heirloom-worthy Father’s Day present, but cost often prohibits most people from gifting one. Deejo is here to solve that problem with its MyDeejo online platform. Through MyDeejo, you can customize one of the brand’s ultralight folding frame lock knives to make it perfect for any dad’s style. That includes choosing the finishing, like “tattooing” the chisel-ground 420 stainless steel blade with one of over 60 illustrations, selecting the material for the handle, or engraving the handle with the text of your choice. The custom knives are available in three different sizes (15 grams, 27 grams and 37 grams) and start at just $24 (for the 15-gram size). If you’re in the market for a unique pocket knife to call your own, look no further.
New & Noteworthy Releases
This Fishy $50 Bourbon Will Be Prized by Whiskey Collectors
A website called Sip Whiskey listed a new and enticing bottle of 1792's award-winning Full Proof bottling, but there's something amiss.
This Is the Lightest Denim We’ve Ever Seen
At six ounces per square yard, Duer's Weightless Denim is the lightest we've seen the material, a trait that makes it ideal for outdoor use.
This New Adidas 3D-Printed Sneaker Will Boost Your Running Style
Adidas culled years of athlete data to create a 3D-printed sneaker that's built to help your run feel better.
VW’s Insane Golf R Wagon and GTI Concepts Hide Serious Power
The VW Golf Estate R FighteR and GTI Aurora may look subtle, but beneath the skin, these customized Volkswagens pack more tech and performance than you'd imagine.
Amazon Has a New Echo and, Better Yet, a Big Privacy Upgrade
Amazon's Echo Show 5 has a 5.5-inch screen and a camera, but the best part of Amazon's announcement is improvements to privacy control.
These Iconic Adidas Sneakers Got the Update We’ve Wanted
Stunning, limited-edition updates on classics like the Stan Smith, the Supercourt, the Continental 80 and many more.
First Look: These Are Bose’s Exciting New Noise Canceling Headphones 700
You can preorder them starting today in either black or silver.
Omega Teamed Up With a Tequila Brand on This Blacked-Out Ceramic Dive Watch
Omega worked with Casamigos, the tequila brand co-founded by George Clooney, on a limited Planet Ocean dive watch in all-black ceramic.
iRobot’s New Robo-Cleaners Take Smart Cleaning to Another Level
iRobot's next generation of vacuum is powerful, handles corners well and can tell your mop when it needs to do its job.
Timex and Todd Snyder’s Latest Watch Is An Affordable Ode to Vintage Timepieces
The Welton Bi-Metal is a modern take on a vintage model from the Timex archives, updated with a quartz movement.
2018 iPad Pro
Save up to $150: If you’ve been considering picking up an iPad Pro, there’s never been a better time. Amazon has dropped the prices of the latest models and now they’re the cheapest they’ve ever been. The smaller of the two tablets, the 11-inch iPad Pro, normally starts at $799 (Wi-Fi only, 64GB), but Amazon is selling it for $125 off. The new 12.9-inch iPad Pro normally starts at $999 (Wi-Fi only, 64GB), but Amazon is selling it for $150 off. There are deals on cellular and larger storage configurations, too.
Apple Watch Series 3 Sale
Save 50%+:While my morning wake up time changes depending on how friendly the snooze button is, my morning routine doesn’t vary that much. I wake up, pop on my beloved Apple watch, and start to track everything. From meditation minutes to boxing classes, every move I make logs in the app — even if I forget to tell it I’m heading out on a run. I’ll get a nudge on my left wrist with the question, ‘are you working out right now?’ Right now, you can pick up a series three model (the most current version is the series four) is down from $409 to $170 in space grey. Since I put this watch on almost four years ago, it hasn’t vacated once. Shop the sale on eBay today. — Meg Lappe
Garmin Speak with Amazon Alexa
Save 50%: Amazon’s Alexa is already a staple of homes around the world, allowing people to perform all kinds of once-laborious tasks as easily as raising their voice. It’s also begun making its way into cars. Several brands, such as Ford, BMW and Hyundai, have all added Alexa capabilities to their new vehicles, and that list of manufacturers is sure to grow as the years go by.
If you’re not in the market for a new car, though, that doesn’t do you much good. Luckily, there are plenty of aftermarket add-ons by reputable companies that can bring Amazon’s virtual assistant to any vehicle. The Garmin Speak With Amazon Alexa is a small, simple gadget that sticks to your windshield; by pairing with your phone via Bluetooth and leveraging its data connection, the Speak can be used to communicate with smart gadgets at your home or office, play music from SiriusXM or Pandora (Spotify capabilities should be added eventually), create lists of things to do or coordinate with your calendar, even play games. And of course, it is a Garmin, the first name in aftermarket navigation systems — so it’ll happily give you turn-by-turn directions, too. It’s normally $100, but you can snag it today on Amazon for just $50.
— Will Sabel Courtney
Bags from Patagonia, Tumi and More
Save up to 50%:If you’re looking for a new bag for everyday use, you’re in luck. At Nordstrom’s Half Yearly Sale, you can save up to 50 percent on a range of great styles. Pick from duffels, backpacks, totes and more by trusted brands like Patagonia, Tumi and Topo Designs. But if you see something you like, don’t wait — these bags are selling quickly. — John Zientek
Timex X Mr Porter Gold Marlin Watch
Save 40%: This gold-tone version of Timex’s popular mechanical timepiece makes for a perfect dress watch, and it’s a steal right now at 40% off the list price of $200. — Oren Hartov
Today on Gear Patrol
The Best Swim Trunks for Men
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5 of the Best CBD Products for Athletes, According to the Experts
We've consulted the experts at The Feed to bring you five of the best CBD products for athletes the online sports nutrition retailer offers.
These Are the Entry-Level Watches From 10 Great Brands
Buying a timepiece from a luxury brand doesn't mean you have to sell your car. Here are entry-level watches from some of the top companies.
The Hoka One One Carbon X: A Race Day Shoe for the Everyman
The Hoka One One Carbon X is built to help you slice seconds off your next road race.
The Best Booze We Drank This Month
A mountain of booze passes through the Gear Patrol office every month. Here are some of our staff's favorites.
The Perfect Outdoor Office, 3 Ways
The essential gear you need to stay connected and work remotely.
VW Jetta GLI Review: GTI With a Trunk, Or 3-Box Pretender?
Volkswagen's Jetta GLI aspires to stand tall alongside the iconic GTI. But does it have what it takes to be a true performance sedan? Or is it just riding its big brother's coattails?
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