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Today in Gear: May 2, 2014

Today in gear we examine Samsung’s Level Over headphones, a personal Vitamix, a Uniqlo blazer for spring, Logitech’s ultimate iPhone case and a reversible belt worth packing.



Vitamix S30
Are you single? Do you work out and/or enjoy cooking, have money to burn and live in an apartment? Vitamix’s new S30 has you in its laser-cut sights. Measuring 6″ x 9″ x 16″, the latest offering from the Cleveland-based blender masters is sized for the micro counters in your “walk-in” kitchen, and ships with a 20-oz double-insulated travel cup with a flop-top lid as well as a larger 40-oz container for protein shake binges smaller family meals. $400

Samsung Level Over
The Korean tech giant is finally trampling into the premium headphone market. The announced Level Over cable-free active noise canceling headphones are the premier offering in the newly revealed Level Audio line and designed to play particularly well with Galaxy device owners (surprise!) via a special app with detailed EQ controls. Other key features include Bluetooth lossless Apt-X or wired connectivity modes, active noise cancellation, 50mm Neodymium dynamic drivers, NFC, external touchpad controls and even an external mic on the outside to hear your S Voice voice commands — so you too can join the throngs of citizens talking to their phone. samsungtomorrow.com

Sony SLT-A77 II
Sony’s long-standing a77 enthusiast DSLR has been getting a bit long in the tooth — especially compared to their fresh alpha compact line and R-series point-and-shoots. The new a77 II packs an incredible 79-point autofocus system, 12fps shooting and a 24.3MP APS-C sensor in a more traditional DSLR-sized shooter. Videographers on the go, take note. $1,200

Uniqlo Men Cord Lane Slim Fit Jacket
The striped cord lane jacket is slim fit, half lined and priced to be sweat all the way through (or have Bloody Marys spilled on it) without feeling guilty. $50 ()

Logitech Case + for iPhone System
This clever modular case system ships with a series of magnetic accessories that adds a smart cover/stand, wallet, car mounting capabilities and even 2300 mAh backup battery. Make sure you let your current case down gently. $199+

Postalco Reversible Post Buckle Belt
You matchy types can stop packing multiple belts and pick up Postalco’s reversible solution handmade in Japan from oiled leather. It’s styled to dress or up down and available in either light/dark brown or black/grey combinations, leaving you extra room for that copy of The Brothers Karamazov.$243

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