Today in Gear: A Professional-Grade Knife Sharpener, The North Face Running Shoes and the Perfect Travel Shirt

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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.

This Is the Knife Sharpener Used by Professionals
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Work Sharp

Working with a dull knife or tool is equal parts frustrating and unproductive. Sometimes all you need is a good sharpener to make your tools feel brand new, and the Work Sharp Knife & Tool Sharpener Mk.2 can do just that. With flexible belts, sharpening guides and a two-speed motor, it makes sharpening faster and easier. Work Sharp scaled-down professional tools and created this fast and easy-to-use sharpener with smaller belts, angle guides and intuitive instructions, so you don't need a large piece of machinery to refresh your knives and tools. Whether it's your knives, scissors, axes or shears that need some enhancing, this sharpener has you covered. Plus, with a three-year manufacturer warranty, you don't have to worry about it breaking down on you.

Price: $100

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Pellet Grills and Smokers Are the Outdoor Cooking Alternative You Need This Summer
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Gear Patrol

In this episode, Editor Will Price joins to talk about the newest–and perhaps least-well-known–type of grill: the pellet grill. (Or to be more precise, pellet grills and smokers.) Will makes the case that pellet grills and smokers, which have been around only since the mid-Eighties and benefit from precision computer controls, are a super low-effort alternative to charcoal and gas grills, particularly if you're slow cooking food like ribs or brisket.

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The E-Tron GT Is a Taste of Audi's Tomorrow
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Will Sabel Courtney

Audi's new electric sport sedan isn't qute what you might expect, but it is a preview of what's to come.

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Stay Cool on Your Summer Runs with These Puma Sneakers
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Puma

Made to run any distance, anywhere, the Velocity NITRO COOLadapt from Puma is the perfect summer running shoe.

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The Best New Fitness Gear to Start Summer With
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Chris Hemsworth's muscle-building regimen, new Rxbars, a bunch of new running shoes and more.

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The Best Sunscreen Spray for Everyday Protection
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Gear Patrol

Sprayable sunscreens are easier to apply but still safeguard your skin against the sun's harmful rays.

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The 21 Best Productivity Apps of 2021
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From calendar apps to to-do-list apps, project management apps to note-taking apps, these are our favorite productivity apps to help you stay organized and productive at home and at your workplace.

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Why You Should Be Collecting Vintage Soviet Watches
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Okeah

Watches produced in Russia during the 20th century are fascinating. They're also cheap.

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The Best New Watches of 2021
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The year is kicking off strong with great new releases at the Watches and Wonders trade show. Here are our faves thus far.

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Apple's New AirPods Are Coming. Here's What to Expect
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Gear Patrol

Rumor has it Apple is gearing up to release the third-generation version of the original AirPods, because...of course. Here's what we know so far.

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Three Cheaper Alternatives to the Rolex Submariner
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Rolex

These three handsome dive watches offer high quality, versatile appeal and strong value.

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This Might Be Your Perfect Travel Shirt
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Huckberry

Proof's 72 Hour Merino collection includes shirts that you’ll never have to take off on the road.

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This Chef-Approved Tool to Cook Steak Just Got Better
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Thermoworks

The Thermapen One puts the "instant-read" in "instant-read thermometer."

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Honda Has a Sleek, Fun-to-Drive New Car for Young People
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Honda

And, yes, it has a manual transmission.

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The 24 Best Indoor Plants for Every Kind of Person
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Chandler Bondurant

New roommates for even the most neglecting people.

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The Complete Guide to Away Luggage: All Models, Explained
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Away

The billion-dollar company that shook up the luggage industry markets itself as an inclusive travel lifestyle brand with direct-to-consumer prices and modern design.

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The North Face Released Limited Editions of Its New Ultra-Worthy Trail Running Shoes
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Artist Travis Weller enlivened the brand's Vectiv line with his abstract imaginings.

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Audi Has a Colossal Change Coming in the Next Few Years
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Audi

A new "strategic realignment" will see the biggest change in Audi's history.

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