Info on a safe "soap" for your smartphone, IWC's updated Perpetual Calendar watch and the only coffee machine you'll need on your counter.
With all the tech announcements of the last couple of days, it's easy to get swept away with all the new product information — much less any teases or rumors. Speaking of tech rumors, Facebook reportedly has plans to change its name, pulling a similar move Google made back in 2015, folding all of its properties (including Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram and Oculus) under a single entity. Whether this has been long in the works and tied to Facebook's stated desires to expand into a "metaverse" or simply a way for Zuckerberg to dodge the latest crop of public criticism is still up for debate. While we keep on an eye on how that situation develops, we're keeping an eye on today's best product news, including a safe "soap" for your smartphone, IWC's updated Perpetual Calendar watch and the only coffee machine you'll need on your counter. This is Today in Gear.
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Designed to make everything from a double shot of espresso to a trendy flat white, the Z10 merges several cutting-edge JURA technologies for a top-tier brew. From the proprietary Product Recognizing Grinder to JURA's eighth-generation brewing unit and Cold Extraction Process, hot or cold brew, the JURA Z10 is the only coffee machine you'll need on your countertop.
We all get it: In a time where sanitization has never been more front-and-center, it's strangely easy to overlook how contaminated our tech — especially our computers and smartphones — can be. PhoneSoap's all-new SurfaceSoap UV wand is a portable sanitization tool that kills 99.9 percent of bacteria and viruses faster than a wipe. Using the power of UV light, all it takes is the wave of a wand to sanitize nearly any surface.
Rose Delights is one of the most creative brands in the CBD and THC space, often tapping chefs and designers to create equally creative flavor profiles and packaging. The cult-favorite brand recently launched "Grow Clothes", a line of sustainably-minded workwear that's designed for mobility while gardening. With fabric sourced from a premium waxed cotton manufacturer in the UK, this is looking like a lot more than just a side project.
IWC's newly unveiled Big Pilot's Perpetual Calendar watch reminds us that calendar watches are the original "smart watches." Aesthetically speaking, we love the green dial and sleek ceratanium case, but with a 168-hour power reserve and day, date, month, year and perpetual moon phase subdials, we love all of the functionality this piece brings to the table at just a glance.
Let's get this out of the way, admittedly, we're not talking Herman Miller furniture per se. However, these archival posters add a punch of world-class design into any room — and certainly at a fraction of the price of an Eames Chair. Spanning artwork from 1949 to 1979, the collection of posters features designs from George Nelson & Associates, Armin Hofmann, Phillip Mitchell, Steve Frykholm, Irving Harper and Linda Powell. The collection lands on October 26.