4/4/14
 
 

This Week in Gear

Masculine, innovative finds from around the web that range from practical and affordable to lusty-worthy and ground-breaking.

 

Amazon Fire TV

One of the biggest gear stories of the week: Amazon's new $100 streaming box. Gizmodo breaks down everything you need to know about the device. "Amazon used three pillars of what competitor devices like Roku, Apple TV and Chromecast do wrong—search, performance and a closed ecosystem—to illustrate what Fire TV does right."

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Stormproof Your Phone

 

Men's Journal offers up some tips and sources for waterproofing everything from your phones and electronics to your jackets and shoes.

Omega's Apollo Anniversary Watch

Omega is releasing a special edition "Speedmaster Apollo 11 45th Anniversary," celebrating the first lunar landing in 1969. Highsnobiety has all the details and the thing is pretty badass.

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The Revolution
Will Have WiFi

Hypebeast introduced us to Facebook and Internet.org's new initiative, "The Connectivity Lab," which explores a variety of new aerospace and communication technologies, "from high-altitude long-endurance planes to advanced laser systems," that will hopefully allow for affordable internet access to 100% of the world's population.

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Grillbot

Finally, someone came up with a Roomba-style cleaner for the backyard barbecue. It's got three motors, replaceable wire brushes and the wherewithal to change directions as it bumps into the sides of your grill.

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