SlimFold Wallet

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The SlimFold Wallet is a waterproof, ultra-strong and ultra thin wallet made of Tyvek; the same material used in postal envelopes.  This wallet measures 3-1/2″ x 4-7/8″ and is 6x thinner and 5x lighter than comparable leather wallets.  SlimFold features 10 easy-access card slots and a convenient ID window for any situations that may arise where you need to quickly present your credentials. The eco-friendly construction process and fully recyclable design will put your mind at ease. The SlimFold comes in an assortment of colors, and has a simple yet effective design. There are two versions of the SlimFold currently available, each for only $20. Buy.

Everlane Weekender Bag

The Weekender by Everlane should be a staple of every man’s travel kit.  This lightweight cabin-sized bag is perfect for day trips and weekend trips.  Its reverse denim construction make it stand out, but in all the right ways. Everlane spared no expense, employing 100% leather straps and accents, and water resistant khaki twill lining.  The Weekender fits in any overhead compartment. Priced right at $95, this bag will set you apart from the rest. Buy

Samsung Galaxy Gear

Samsung recently debuted its entrant to the smart watch race, the Galaxy Gear. This wrist piece acts not only as a watch, but as a notification and input device linked to your smart phone (currently only the Galaxy Note 3). The Gear allows you to leave your phone in your pocket while answering calls, checking messages, and tweaking your schedule. With its built in camera, Gear allows you to instantly take photos and share them with your friends. Other features, such as auto lock, find my device, weather, pedometer and media controller make this a perfect companion to your phone. The Gear comes in six colors. Buy($299) 

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FreeKey

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Everybody hates trying to get a new key onto a key ring.  They are so tightly wound that more often than not, you lose a fingernail in the process.  The innovators at Exotac have come up with a brilliantly simple, yet game-changing way of adding keys to your key ring.  The FreeKey System opens with just the press of the ring, allowing you to easily add keys to your collection. Priced at $6.49, this is the last Key ring you will ever buy. See how it works after the jump. Continue reading FreeKey

Qlocktwo W

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The Qlocktwo W by Biegert&Funk flips the conventional watch concept on its head. Instead of a set of hands or a digital readout, the Qlocktwo W literally reads the time, in plain English. The stainless steel case measures 35 x 35 mm and contains a grid of 110 letters. When the button on the side is pressed, words that tell the time illuminate in random places. The Qlocktwo also shows the calendar date and even shows seconds. Available in 4 styles with a 24 mm leather strap. Buy ($770-880)

Nomad ChargeKey/ChargeCard

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The nomad ChargeKey is a brilliant device that allows you to carry a charger for your iPhone or Micro USB equipped electronics wherever you go.  The size of a common house key, you’ll have no excuse not to carry it with you.  Nomad also carries the ChargeCard, which is based on the same principles of the ChargeKey, but takes the shape and size of a credit card. Both charging systems pack a 3.1 amp charge rate, so even your tablet will come back to life with relative ease. The ChargeKey and ChargeCard also work to sync your devices, and come with a 100% Lifetime money-back warranty. Each are just $25 and ship as early as October 15th (ChargeCard – ChargeKey ships November 30th). Order here.

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Nest 2.0 Thermostat

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The Nest has been around for a few years now, but is worth mentioning since recent incentives from utilities such as National Grid have made it more affordable. The nest is a brilliantly designed learning thermostat that programs itself through your normal day to day input. To set it up, all you have to do is answer a few basic questions and it is ready to go.  The Nest has built in activity sensors that can tell whether or not you’re home, and adjust the temperature accordingly. When you are away, you can monitor the Nest via a convenient and intuitive smartphone app.  Over time the nest will develop efficient habits and help you to save money on heat and electric bills.  The Nest is currently priced at $249, but National Grid customers can save $100 instantly in the Nest Store. 

 

iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C

Today Apple announced the new updated iPhone 5S and the brand new iPhone 5C, which will be the first new device to come with Apple’s completely redesigned operating system, iOS7. Brace yourselves, this post will be a bit more technically meaty than reviews of the past. The big upgrade is in iOS7, which has been completely gone over and re imagined from it’s predecessor, iOS6.

The new iPhone 5C will basically have the guts of the iPhone 5 in a cheaper, plastic package.  It will be available in a variety of colors and will have a higher capacity battery. The 5C will cost $99 for the 16GB model and $199 for the 32GB version. Continue reading iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C

Ellie Hayes 5 Panel Caps

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Every now and then we come across something that is so unique and refreshing, it makes our day.  Ellie Hayes 5 Panel Caps are just that. Continue reading Ellie Hayes 5 Panel Caps

STUN Glasses

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STUNGlasses are a fairly new entrant into the cheap sunglasses world.  With a basic Wayfarer-esque shape, these frames carry a timeless design at an affordable price.  For a bit more, STUN also offers a polarized option for just under $25.  These are great for going places you wouldn’t normally go with your expensive Ray-Bans; such as, jet skiing, mountain biking, running etc. Get your STUNs today, starting at just $15.99

URGE Footwear

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I recently stumbled across URGE Footwear on Instagram, and I’m glad I did.  Based in Australia, this boutique shoe company really brings their A-game to the footwear world. Continue reading URGE Footwear

Giant Vintage Sunglasses

Here at GearPlug, we tend to keep our readers updated on the latest and greatest new gear and gadgets.  This is not one of those posts.  Today we’d like to highlight a website that caters to “Genuine Vintage and Retro Sunglasses from the 70’s, 80’s and beyond…”. Continue reading Giant Vintage Sunglasses