Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A2 Bluetooth Speaker

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The Bang and Olufsen BeoPlay A2 Bluetooth Speaker is not only a mouthful, it’s a thing of beauty.  The A2 is a stylish and minimalist Bluetooth speaker that packs a punch.  Continue reading Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A2 Bluetooth Speaker

2015 Volkswagen Golf R

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Volkswagen has upped the ante with it’s flagship performance hatch, the Golf R.  For 2013 the car gets a much needed power increase to 290 horsepower. Although the power is increased, fuel economy is actually boosted by 18%.  The Golf R utilizes a fifth generation Haldex® all wheel drive system that delivers power where it’s needed most. A new traction control system and Dynamic Chassis Control (DCC) with four driving modes (Eco, Comfort, Normal, and Race) and a user customized Individual setting ensures the most fun in any condition. The engine is a tweaked version of the GTI’s powerplant, which was subjected to a motorsports-style development program. Buy (TBA) More pictures after the jump… Continue reading 2015 Volkswagen Golf R

neff Face Masks

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As temperatures drop to historical lows, it’s incredibly important to keep all exposed area covered when venturing outdoors.  Why not do it with style and hilarity? Neff has a great line of face masks that keep you warm everywhere from the slopes to the morning commute.  With many styles to choose from, you can’t go wrong with such a colorful array of awesome. Three vent holes let you breathe while the 100% polyester construction keeps out the cold and wind.  Buy ($28+)

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Polo Sidelace Shoe

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The Sidelace Shoe by Polo is a great mix of casual sneaker and boat shoe.  It features a canvas upper with a double stitched leather toe wrap for added durability.  A padded collar reduces ankle fatigue, while the treated gum rubber sole with green accent stripe adds a nice contrast of materials to the shoe. Rawhide laces complete the look of this very comfortable piece of footwear. Buy ($70)

 

Wall Stickers from DecDecals

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If you need to liven up your space and are no good with a paintbrush, or you just want that extra touch, DecDecals has the answer with one of their great wall stickers.  The stickers are made of matte removable vinyl so they’re easy to install and remove.  With a wide range of design options, from tree and flower designs to retro and modern pop art inspired graphics, DecDecals is your one stop shop for all your wall art needs. Buy (Prices Vary)

Patrona Shirt Shuttle

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Patrona is known for their out of the box thinking and eye-catching designs that are also tech savvy. The Shirt Shuttle is a water-resistant, crush proof case for your shirts when travelling.  Never again will your freshly pressed shirt get creased or wrinkled in your luggage.  The anti-crease design of the integrated folding board sports rounded edges prevent any kind of wrinkles or creases from forming in transit.  Buy (£30)

Vadim Kibardin Digital LED Clock

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The White and White wall clock from Vadim Kibardin is a great addition to any space.  The clean design helps it blend in to white walls.  LED’s surround the digits, giving the clock a nice warm glow.  A light sensor reacts and adjusts the brightness of the LED’s depending on the time of day. The industrial design will work well in most homes and offices.  A stand allows the clock to rest freely on a table or desk, or it can be mounted to the wall. Also available in black. Buy ($227)

 

Suunto Core

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Suunto is known for their powerhouse sports and dive watches.  The Core watch in Brushed Steel is not only a great looking watch, but one of the most robust feature packed outdoor sport watches on the market. The minimalist natural steel design combines a classic look with a modern tool kit. The core features an altimeter, compass, barometer, temperature, storm alarm, sunrise/sunset, depth meter for free-diving,  and multiple standard watch features.  A light elastomer strap keeps the Core on your wrist. A backlit electro-luminescant display helps the watch to be visible night and day.  The watch is water resistant down to 100ft. Buy ($269-500)

Red Wing Heritage Oxford

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Since 1905, Red Wing Shoes has built tough but comfortable footwear for the working class. Inspired by the success of the classic 875 and 877 work boots, the moc-toe classic work oxfords were born out of necessity. Managers who started their careers on the factory floor needed a lighter shoe to keep comfortable at their desks and moving about the factory. The oxfords maintained Red Wing’s storied durability while remaining light enough to be worn all day at a desk. The Style No. 8056 oxfords are great for work or play, and the classic design maintains a professional look while being a fairly rugged shoe. The Sage Mojave leather upper has the perfect texture, while the Brown Neoprene cushioned outsole keeps your feet comfortable. Buy ($240)

Scanadu Scout

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The distant future world portrayed in science fiction like Star Trek is now a bit closer to our reach. The Scout from Scanadu brings Star Trek tricoder functionality to reality.  The scout can measure your heart rate, skin/core body temperature, SpO2 (Oxymetry), respiratory rate, blood pressure, ECG, and emotional stress. Scanadu built the Scout on the RTOS Micrium platform, the same analysis system used by NASA in their Curiosity Rover.  Simply place the Scout on your forehead, and it will read a number of vital health stats. After a 10 second reading, your results will be displayed on your smartphone or tablet in an easy to read format.  Coming soon, priced at $199. Check it out

The Union Wooden Wallet

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The Union wallet is a minimalist wallet, crafted from either warm cherry or dark walnut harvested from responsibly managed sustainable forests. The wallet easily carries your cash, cards, and other miscellaneous items with ease.  An RFID blocking aluminum plate below the wood surface protects you from card skimmers. The Union can hold up to six cards and features elastic slits that allow you to carry small items such as SD cards and spare keys.  The injection molded elastomer and band holds everything securely in place. Coming Soon. Buy ($TBA)

Anon M2 Goggle

The M2 from Anon is a revolutionary new way to goggle. It is a essentially a frameless design that utilizes 16 rare earth magnets integrated into the carrier liner to secure the lens to the frame. The lens is held on with 22lbs of retention force, and has been tested to stay on even in heavy impact situations. Wall to wall construction keeps the lens closer to your face, providing a much better peripheral range of vision. Anon offers a lens for every light condition, and their ICT (Integral Clarity Technology) ensures crystal clear vision, regardless of conditions. The spherical lens mimics the human eye to reduce distortion. The M2 also comes with an extra lens.  Buy ($239.95)

Antoine Arnaud Watches

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Antoine Arnaud’s Spirit of St. Louis Watch is full of class without breaking the bank. The team of Antoine Bodart and Arnaud Vanderplancke came together with the idea to create a timeless timepiece inspired by aviation in the 1920’s.  The watch features a Japanese movement, chronograph, and a day/date format.  Available in four colors: White Chocolate, Chocolate Brown, Autumn Green and Midnight Black.  The Spirit of St. Louis watch is a great looking wristwatch with a classic design that will work on any wrist. Buy (€179)

Made by Ammo ShotShell

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Made by Ammo has taken alcohol and firearms and melded them to work in harmony with the ShotShell shot glass.  Reminiscent of a shotgun shell casing, the ShotShell is the last shot glass you will ever need.  Available in stainless steel and limited edition solid 360-grade brass, this 1.5 fluid ounce glass sports a knurled base and a slightly polished finish.  Whether you’re an ammo aficionado or you just love a well designed drinking vessel, the ShotShell is for you.  The limited edition brass model will develop a slight discoloration and wear over time for added character and patina.  The stainless steel model is 100% dishwasher safe and will never rust or break. Guaranteed for life.  Buy ($60-75) Continue reading Made by Ammo ShotShell

Burton Sleeper Hoodie

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The Burton Sleeper Full-Zip Hoodie is essential for travelers who want to catch some rest between point A and point B.  This is not your typical sweatshirt.  The Sleeper features a removable, inflatable neck pillow for optimum comfort at 30,000 feet. A contoured light shield keeps out unwanted light, allowing you to snooze anywhere.  Your passport and tickets are safely contained in internal zippered pockets.  The hoodie is comfortable in any cabin temperature, with zippered pit vents and a mesh lining.  Thumb holes at the cuff add the extra warmth your hands are looking for. The hoodie is great for travel and everything else. Buy ($100)

Misfit Shine

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Misfit Shine is a wearable fitness and activity tracker.  It is one of the best looking trackers we’ve seen to date.  The Shine is carved out of a solid block of aircraft grade aluminum and is water resistant to 50m, a designation that sets it apart from other fitness trackers.  It can be clipped to your clothing, worn on your wrist with either a rubber or leather strap, and can even be worn as a necklace. The Misfit Shine is a bit larger than a quarter and is able to track swimming, cycling, and steps taken.  The device can also track sleep and the LEDs can be used as a clock as well. To sync the device, simply place it on top of your phone’s screen. Video after the jump. Buy ($119.95)

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Ring Clock

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We’re huge fans of watches here at gearplug. We believe that having to pull your phone out of your pocket just to check the time is a bit of a hassle.  But some people just don’t like to wear watches. Ring Clock is a watch you wear, well, like a ring.  It features a clock aspect around the band of the ring that uses super low energy LEDs to illuminate the current time.  When you rotate the ring the time is displayed on the simple and masterfully designed band. Constructed from 316L stainless, Ring Clock is allergy free and will not oxidize or turn black. It uses Qi wireless charging with the included base, and is water resistant to 30M. Pre-Order ($235)  Continue reading Ring Clock

Bublcam

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Bublcam is a 360° HD video camera.  It has 4 embedded camera lenses that surround the spherical device, which is slightly larger than a baseball. Four solid aluminum die-cast structural rings ensure that this camera is as rugged as can be. Capable of recording 1080p video on all four lenses, which can then be stitched together using proprietary software, or converted into equirectangular video. Bublcam can also capture stunning panoramic photos. The unit has built in Wi-Fi so you can live stream video directly to your PC or mobile device. Pre-Order ($499+CAD)