Nigel Knox Nifty Socks

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If you are a slave to a job that doesn’t offer casual Friday’s, or you love making a statement with bold socks, Nigel Knox Nifty Socks are the socks for you.  Stemming from the most recent Friday fashion trend on Wall Street, crazy socks are making a resurgence among even the  most modest of crowds.  They show a bit of a sense of humor in an otherwise business as usual environment.  Nigel Knox describes themselves as ‘an upscale purveyor of Nifty Socks, dedicated to perfecting the art of casual sophistication.’  And they’ve hit the nail on the head.  Their socks are crafted in Italy with the finest of materials, and finished with hands on techniques. Materials such as Pima Cotton, Merino Wool, Cashmere and Alpaca fibers are used to make these some of the best socks on the market. Buy ($19.50-$45)

 

iOauto Pro

The iOauto Pro by ProClip USA is a simple yet innovative way to mount your phone or other device safely in your car. The iOmounts system starts with the iOadapt, a super thin magnetic ring that adheres to the back of your device. The iOmounts core attaches to your dash with a car specific clip that doesn’t require any modification to your vehicle. The half-sphere design lets you optimize your viewing angle. You can orient your phone in landscape, portrait and anything in between. Removing is easy, all you need is a firm tug.  Buy ($80)

Eastern Collective Cables

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Eastern Collective has re-imagined the USB charging cable.  Utilizing a fabric casing, these cables are not only much brighter than your standard black or white cable, they are also much more durable.  The unique casing protects the cable from tangles and breaks, as the braided fabric is stronger than other cables’ casings. They come in a variety of sizes, from as small as ten inches through to six feet in length. The cables are available in a variety of colorways and fit 30pin Apple, Lightning, micro and mini USB, and Aux 3.5mm. Buy ($9.95-$26.95) Continue reading Eastern Collective Cables

Peter Manning NYC

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As a man who has a fairly good eye for fashion, sometimes it’s hard to actually find nice clothes that fit. I am what some would call vertically challenged.  At 5’8″ I’m smack in the middle of average height, so you think there would be more choices. It seems that most quality goods cater to the 6′ and taller set.  Peter Manning NYC is a clothier that serves men that are five-foot-eight and shorter. As you would imagine, the main focus is pants, but Manning also offers a great selection of shirts, sweaters, blazers and even ties. Their four step sizing system ensures the perfect fit for men of small stature. Shop now.

BRAUN Watch

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BRAUN has reintroduced some of its classic watch designs from the 60s and 70s, and this Dietrich Lubs and Dieter Rams co-designed timepiece does not disappoint.  The 1.5″ face is the perfect size, and the simplistic design allows this watch to shine in any environment, be it a fancy dinner party or a casual night out.  The watch is made of matte stainless steel, with a leather band and a black face.  A three hand quartz movement powers the piece. Buy ($153-170)

Sperry Top-Sider Color Pop 2-Eye Boat Shoe

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The boat shoe is a staple of every man’s casual classic wardrobe.  The Color Pop 2-Eye Boat Shoe puts a spin on the iconic 1935 design with a modern splash of color.  These durable shoes have the standard 360° lacing system you’ve come to expect of Sperry, as well as their non-marking rubber out-sole with ultimate wet/dry traction. The dark tan leather upper contrasts perfectly with the neon-green sole, which is sure to be a conversation starter at your next fall BBQ. Buy ($90)

2014 Honda Grom

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The 2014 Honda Grom has just hit the streets.  This no frills street sport bike may lack the power of a super bike, but it retains all the fun and Honda engineering standards through and through.  Powered by a 125cc fuel-injected engine, this lightweight machine will be a blast on Main Street or mountain roads.  It’s a small bike with big features. Hydraulic disc brakes and a 4 speed transmission get the job done quick, whether you’re stopping or going. The low seat height of 29.7 inches allows for easy flat-foot stops and a comfortable ride.  The Grom is a 2-up capable ride, so be sure to bring a friend.  Starting at just $2,999, this is a great first or even second bike.  Visit your local Honda dealer today! Check out Honda’s hype video after the jump. Continue reading 2014 Honda Grom

CST-01 Watch

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The CST-01 by Central Standard Timing is claimed to be the thinnest watch in the world.  Utilizing E Ink technology, its creators were able to set a clock into a 0.5mm pocket etched into a single piece of stainless steel.  The product of this mating is an ultra-thin, ultra-flexible, rugged watch with excellent readability and style for days.  Make that months.  On a single 10 minute charge from the base station, the CST-01 will last a whole month. The watch is water resistant and the time can be set using the base station, which keeps the watch itself simple.  The CST-01 is expected to ship around February 2014 for $145, and comes in 4 different colors. Pre-Order

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Rideye

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We always seem to find the coolest bike related gadgets on Kickstarter. Check out our post on Revolights. This is no exception.  The Rideye is a black box camera for your bike. The camera continuously records and saves the last 2.5 hours of video, so you can instantly have record of any incidents. With one touch of the button, you can stop the recording and instantly save the file. In the event of a crash, the blackbox sensor will automatically save the file. The best part is that you only need to charge the Rideye once a month.  The 120° wide angle lens on the HD camera is sure to capture everything you encounter. Crafted from aircraft-grade hard-anodized aluminum, the water resistant camera makes for quite a durable package. The Rideye will be available March 2014 for $149. Preorder now. Check out some Rideye footage after the jump.

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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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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)

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