To gather a list of what is truly necessary for the modern man, we pulled our collective resources — Gear Patrol co-founder Eric Yang, staff writers, contributors and steadfast friends like Jeff Carvalho, partner and executive editor at Highsnobiety. We asked them to limit their choices to 20 essentials — those pieces that truly make a substantive improvement in everyday life. The resultant list is full of globetrotting gadgets like power banks and compact cameras, as well as more stable fixtures for the home, such as 4K TVs and home speakers; no matter which of the bunch calls to you, there’s something sure to make your life better.
Razor, renowned maker of scooters, has developed yet another way to test the patience of parents. The company’s new Turbo Jetts motorized heel wheels go up to 10 mph. The removable battery, which will give you 2 to 4 hours of peace while it charges, delivers about 30 minutes of motorized wheel time. The device can be adjusted to fit both kids (size 12 and up) and, when the inevitable “time out” is served, adults (up to adult size 12).
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Although the edges of these four playing cards —all aces, of course —aren’t razor-sharp, they’re still fine enough to penetrate soft objects if flung with enough force. Maybe you should practice on some watermelons first.
Kohler’s signature line of high-tech showers now has an app. Kohler Konnect lets you set your shower to a specific water temperature and flow rate as well as control music and lighting with voice commands.
This can make for one of the best gifts that you can give or one of the most efficient wine sets that you have ever owned. Thanks to the accessories, it gives you everything that you need in order to perfectly pour and treat your wine from the very beginning. No more shredded corks, no more excess, no more waste, and no more preservation issues. Just great tasting chilled wine and all around enjoyment because you can open and pour with ease.
The Google Home Mini is another affordable but smart gift. The smaller version of Google Home, the device includes a smart speaker, the Google voice assistant, a means to control your smart home devices, access the news, weather, your schedule, and more.
Fancy serving your loved one a hearty breakfast that’s perfect for the royalty? Instead of toiling on different kitchen utensils and cookware, you may want to use the Hamilton Beach 25490A Dual Breakfast Sandwich Maker instead. Just imagine being able to toast your buns while also cooking some delicious salami or ham before topping it with perfectly fried sunny side ups, fresh tomatoes, onions, lettuce, and finishing it off with piping hot, crispy half-buns. Not only are you able to cook and assemble all of these in just one device, you also get to make two of these hearty sandwiches at the same time.
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Is it a watch? Is it an activity monitor? Is it a smartwatch? In fact, the Nokia Steel HR is all of those things. This all-singing, all-dancing, all-tracking hybrid watch that mixes analogue styling with digital health monitoring. It comes with continuous heart-rate monitoring, automatic activity tracking, smartphone notifications, a Heath Mate app to analyse your data, plus wellness programmes to improve your well-being, but it looks like a smart, sleek French-design timepiece. It also has a best-in-class rechargeable battery that will keep the time and the technology running for up to 25 days.
Console gaming doesn’t get better than this. This ultimate wireless controller for the Xbox One includes one-of-a-kind paddle buttons on the back, removable joysticks, and a sleek, matte black and metal look. The thumbsticks and D-pads are removable and replaceable for the ultimate gaming experience tailored to your needs. It can also be used to play games on Windows 10 via either the provided USB wire, or the Xbox Wireless Adapter (that’s not included).
Pruning your facial hair is quick and easy with a Braun grooming kit. The pack comes with a range of heads for shaving different parts of your face (there’s even a nose hair trimmer). You also get a Gillette Fuzion razor in case you want to return to a clean-shaven look.
Having one, or several, of these gadgets will prove a game changer for any man. Whether it’s forgetting about the post-barbeque clean-up drill or starting your day with a geek-worthy coffee, these 2018 gadgets will make your life that bit better.
Price: $34.95 (Just the keyboard) Price: $134.95 (for the Imperial White bundle) We should probably preface this article with the statement that we’re not hardcore gamers. We love to game and will get on and contribute some easy newbie kills on Call of Duty or are the wondering character not contributing…
The Google Pixel 2 takes everything that was great from the original Pixel and throws in an even better camera, upgraded speaker and water-resistance in a revamped design. It’s the fastest-charging mobile, and the camera is so exceptional it’s worth mentioning twice.
Plug yourself into an immersive experience that allows you to take off and see the world from the skies. The Parrot Disco has a range of 2km, an impressive battery life of 45 minutes and assisted piloting that allows for takeoff and landing at the touch of a button. With the Parrot Cockpit Glasses, you can look out of the “cockpit” of your drone. The built-in 14MP camera allows for breathtaking views; check out apps such as FreeFlight Pro, Flight Plan and Follow Me to truly unlock your Disco’s potential.
If you love nature but aren’t exactly the “roughing it” type, or are intrigued by culture and history but not at the expense of modern amenities and comforts, then the Mirror Houses might be just the place for your next adventure. Designed by Italian architect Peter…
But if we had to pick the best headphones overall then we’d go for the Sennheiser Momentum Wireless. They’re wireless, which makes them more convenient for portable use, and they’re noise-cancelling for those who want to use them on a noisy commute.
If you hate the cluttered look of cables snaking all over your workstation that you no longer know which cable is for what particular purpose, the ONME Multipurpose Magnetic Cable Clips promise a very useful and nifty These magnetic clips may be small, but they do serve their purpose exceptionally well by accommodating 49 out of 50 different types of cables in the world. The minimalist design helps declutter surfaces by making sure you have a more unique and more interesting way of managing a variety of cables. The clips can be mounted onto any surface making cable management a breeze.
The Misty I, on the other hand, is but a wee baby robot — though one born into an esteemed family that’s laser-focused on its future. Misty Robotics is the spin-off startup created last year by Sphero founder Ian Bernstein and Tim Enwall, who came from Nest Labs. Their goal: cultivate a community of developers that can build up Misty’s skill set over the next decade.
This high quality full HD 1080p USB security camera also doubles as a smartphone charger and it’s getting a lot of attention on the web right now. It’s the perfect gift idea for someone with young kid…
Xreflect X-ray Vision Glasses …Powerful See Through Vision… Video camera Jammer. Protect you and your family’s privacy in toilets, showers, spa, public dressing rooms, parties, hotel rooms, meeting rooms, office etc…
Essentially a weird-looking, kitchen-centric Amazon Echo with a projector (it’s a Magic 8-Ball for the 21st century), the Egg not only looks up receipes you ask for, but projects step-by-step videos to help you make them. There’s a similar concept assistant from Bosch, but it’s not nearly as goofy looking, which is part of Hello Egg’s charm. If it rolls its eye at my cooking skills, though, it’s gonna end up scrambled.
Sure, it’s a prototype, but it works — literally. The Aeolus robot can clean your house, pick up after you and keep an eye on things while you’re away. Plus, it has Alexa built in so you can express your gratitude (or disappointment).
The Modular: Nest’s products aren’t quite as geared toward external connectivity as they are to making your home a safer and more comfortable space. But what they do offer is very capable. They make security cameras, a self-programming thermostat, and smoke/carbon monoxide alarms that can all sync with your smartphone or self regulate.
The makers of Light Phone 2 know that even people who want to leave their phone at home never will. This device is for them. Us. It’s a small, lightweight 4G LTE phone with a black & white e-ink display that gives you just the essentials: basic phone functions plus notifications/messaging, a clock, and contacts. A funded Indiegogo.
Whether you’re an artist, creative or just redecorating at home, the Mini Colour Sensor by Nix can help you. Using LEDs and a well-calibrated sensor, it can capture the likeness of virtually any colour. All you have to do is hold the device up to the surface and it does the rest for you. The Nix can match it to RGB, HTML, CMYK, LAB colours and more than 10,000 paints. The companion app also allows you to create palettes and save your favourite colours.
Kohler’s new bathtub supports voice commands for water temperature and fill level, or tweaking via the company’s new Konnect app. And, of course, you can always adjust the tub’s hydrotherapy and vibracoustic soundwave settings.