Today in Gear: The Day’s Best Product News

Details on a Seiko dive watch for your desk, The Macallan whiskey that's bottling the essence of NYC and Kia's 2023 Niro EV.

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Ciele Athletics

While it's certainly far from confirmed, reports over on MacRumors (courtesy of Bloomberg's Apple insider Mark Gurman) indicate that Apple might be working on a device that's effectively a combination of an Apple TV unit and HomePod — complete with a camera. When asked about the future of the HomePod, Gurman replied, "I don't think a big stand-alone HomePod is still in development, but perhaps a new HomePod mini is coming. In any case, the combination product will probably be at the center of Apple's approach, with HomePod minis surrounding that throughout the home." This is something Gurman has been prophesying since last year, and could fill a vacuum left behind by the death of the full-sized HomePod back in March 2021. As always, time will tell which route Apple decides to go down. Apple rumors aside, we're delivering details on a Seiko dive watch for your desk, The Macallan whiskey that's bottling the essence of NYC and Kia's 2023 Niro EV. This is Today in Gear.

Today in Gear is our daily roundup of all the latest product announcements, drops and news. Send your most pressing product questions to tig@gearpatrol.com.
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This cap is a whole lot more than just a trucker hat.
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Ciele Athletics

Ciele Athletics is a brand with a history of making headwear that's built to blend form and function. The TRKCap SC series is the latest in its line of innovative products, building upon the success of trucker-inspired TRLCap. The TRKCap SC features a pinched crown and a modern, graphically branded front panel backed with a 3D air mesh structure. In practical terms this means the hat carries the silhouette and style of a traditional trucker hat, but is built with reflective detailing on the front and back with a vented mesh to make sure your head stays cool regardless of what you're up to.

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The perfect Seiko for your desk or nightstand.
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Wind Up Watch

While shelling out for a Seiko dive watch may be easier said than done, the brand's Mai Alarm Clock turns a traditional Seiko wristwatch into a statement piece for your desk or nightstand. Using a combination of lights and a potent alarm (and offered in seven colorways) this is a fun way to add a new Seiko to your watch collection.

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Bellroy's Lite collection blends ease with stability for a life lived outside the office.
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Bellroy

A Gear Patrol favorite, Bellroy's always been a bastion for uncomplicated items that fit seamlessly into an every day carry kit. The brand's new Lite collection of bags are built with a diamond ripstop fabric for lightweight but resilient. As the collection's lead designer said, "We wanted them to be soft with stability, resistant without weight, technical and human." The offering includes everything from a 20L backpack, to a tote bag and a crossbody sling.

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The Macallan bottles the spirit of New York City in limted "Distil Your World" series.
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The Macallan

In its "Distil Your World" series, The Macallan aims to bring the spirit of some of the world's most famous places into a bottle, combining The Macallan's stories whiskey legacy with a unique sense of place. The Distil Your World New York edition — made as a collaboration between The Macallan Whisky Maker Polly Logan and the Roca brothers (owners of El Celler de Can Roc) — boasts notes of peanut brittle, apple and milk chocolate.

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Go from 0 to 100 (miles of range) in the 2023 Kia Niro EV.
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Kia

With 243 miles of total range and fast charging functionality that can add 100 miles of range in 25 minutes, the Kira Niro EV is no slouch. That's on top of added features like the ability to unlock and start your car with your phone (via Digital Key 2.0), Highway Driving Assist 2 (with semi-autonomous driving capabilities) and an onboard generator to power electrical devices (like, for example, if you're at a campsite).

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