Today in Gear: The Most Advanced VR System Available, Why You Should Wait to Buy a MacBook & More

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

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.

The Oculus Quest 2 is the VR System We've All Been Waiting For
Oculus

If you’re anything like us, we’ve been running out of things to do at home. Sure — you could continue binge-watching the same sitcoms or replay your old video games. Or you could get finally get your hands on your very own VR system. The Quest 2 by Oculus is the most advanced all-in-one VR console available. It offers cinematic sound, movement-perfected controllers and advanced processing power — all at an affordable price that starts at just $299. So if you're ready to take your entertainment to the next level, the Oculus Quest 2 is a great addition to your at-home setup.

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The iPhone 12 Mini Is As Terrific As It Is Tiny
Tucker Bowe

It's the smallest iPhone that Apple has made in years, yet still has an excellent camera and display.

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The Porsche Cayenne S Coupe Makes an Odd Kind of Sense
Porsche

A quick, fun-to-drive Porsche coupe? Hard to say no...even if it's technically an SUV.

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In the Market for a MacBook? Here's Why You Should Wait
Apple

Apple's new breed is coming, and you'll at least want to see one.

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This New Thule Rooftop Tent Could Be an Overlanding Game-Changer
Thule

Thule's new Tepui Foothill tent will offer the convenience of a rooftop tent and room to store your gear.

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Never Screw up Rice Again With This Chef-Approved Rice Cooker
Webstaurant Store

Even professional chefs worry about burning their rice.

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8 Surf-Inspired Homes That'll Make You Want to Move to the Coast
Matt Titone

An A-frame in the Santa Barbara hills and a Cape Cod photography studio are two worthy alternatives to living in a van at the beach.

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The 13 Best Slippers to Wear at Home
Quoddy

From Minnetonka, Ugg, Haflinger and more.

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Land Rovers Don't Come More Extravagant Than This Yacht-Inspired Defender
Carlex Design Europe

This new Land Rover Defender will make you feel like you're on a yacht...and probably get quizzical looks at your posh East Coast yacht club.

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4 Awesome New Releases from the King of German Tool Watches
Courtesy

New sporty dive, pilot and GMT watches prove that Sinn is still making the best utilitarian timepieces in the world.

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Introducing the First-Ever Taylor Stitch x Gear Patrol Collaboration
Taylor Stitch

We teamed up with our good friends at Taylor Stitch for special versions of two of the brand's most distinguished garments.

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The 50 Best Things to Buy from IKEA
Chandler Bondurant

From $1 tea towels to a pitch-perfect dining chair, these are the best things to spend money on at Ikea.

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Electric Car Ownership Could Be About to Get a Lot Easier
Courtesy

Half a million new electric car charging spots might be headed to America's highways and byways.

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Have Philips Hue Lights? Beware This Upcoming Change
Gear Patrol

Philips Hue and Google smart homes are about to hit a (temporary) snag.

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Lotus May Be Building a Fast, Tesla-Fighting Electric SUV
Rob Borrett

Not sure whether it will be "simple" or "light." But Lotus' new electric SUV could have 760 hp.

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Everything You Need to Know About Face Masks
SolStockGetty Images

Why face masks work, how to use them and where to get them — all the essential info.

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