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By Dean Roman aka blukid | Practical, innovative technology with a sense of style.

Save 25% on This Best-In-Class Portable SSD Drive

The Samsung T5 (Gen 2) is one of the best portable hard drives you can buy. Released in July 2017, it’s been praised for its compact and drop-proof …

The Best Portable Headphone Amp With Built-In DAC

We tested 10 top-rated headphone amp plus USB DAC combo units with a blind-listening panel using three different headphones, five laptops, an iPhone, …

The Best NAS for Most Home Users

After testing five new two-bay network-attached storage (NAS) devices and comparing them against our previous picks, we found that the Synology …

The 8 Most — Interesting — Energy Foods

Taste is complex. The brain perceives flavor as a hodgepodge of sensory information drawn from the gustatory receptor cells in the tongue’s taste …

Eating

The Best Fitness Trackers

We’ve spent more than 120 hours walking, running, sleeping, grocery shopping, kettlebell swinging, and cycling (indoors and out) to learn everything …

Walking

The 15 Best Dopp Kits for Any Style and Budget

<i>Last Updated September, 2017.</i><p>A Dopp kit is both a statement of personal style and an immensely practical item. It contains the tools one uses to …

Shopping

Ready for Your First Mechanical Watch? Start Here

A recent story by <i>Fast Company</i> reported that, despite the ubiquity of smartphones and smartwatches, “old school watches are back in vogue and …

10 Of The Finest New York Shoe Stores For Men Today

An expensive suit with dodgy shoes is never a good look on a guy. Whether you’re heading crosstown to the office or weekend bar hopping in Chelsea, …

BlackYak

GORE-TEX® Paramount Packer Backpack 23L

Porter introduces the 'Paramount Packer' series, a collection of technically advanced waterproof backpacks utilizing cutting edge GORE® Fabric for …

10 Best Suit Shops New York City Has To Offer For Men

The transition from boy to gentleman happens when you buy your first suit (sorry puberty).<p>In an urban world saturated with endless suit shops and …

Close

Gift Guide.<br>A simple methodology.<p>Every gift is an experiment. To increase the likelihood of a positive outcome, we offer a gift guide to assist in …

Methodology

Marpac Finally Updates its Long-Outdated White Noise Machine

If the ‘70s are back in interior design, Marpac never got the memo. The company behind the Dohm — endorsed by <i>NYMag</i>, <i>GQ</i> and <i>The New York Times</i> — finally …

Interior Design

The Best Way to Take Your Dual-Monitor Setup On the Go

When traveling, do you miss your home desktop’s dual-monitor setup? If so, get a portable monitor and pair it with your laptop. There are several …

DJI drone buying guide: Spark vs. Mavic vs. Phantom

Spark<p>Flight time: 16 mins<br>• Top Speed: 31 mph (50 km/h)<br>• Range: 1.2 miles (2 km)<br>• Camera: 12-MP stills, 1080p video<br>• Size: 5.6 x 5.6 x 2.1 in (14.3 x 14.3 x …

Drones

Sous-Vide Cooking Just Got Easier (and More Affordable)

Anova, a leader in at-home precision cooking technologies, has launched its smallest, most affordable sous-vide circulator yet. The Nano, which …

Cooking

Roli expands its modular music gear with the touch-friendly Seaboard

Last year, Roli launched an affordable, modular music creation system called Blocks. At launch, the company sold a square Lightpad block (intended for tapping out melodies and drum beats) and two smaller blocks that let you adjust a variety of settings or record and loop your music. Users can snap …

iOS

The Best Carry-On Travel Bags

After researching 30 bags, testing seven, and flying across the country with two of them, we think the Tortuga Outbreaker is the best carry-on travel …

Shopping

Garmin Introduces VIRB 360, Its First Spherical Action Cam

Posted in Photography and Tech<p>Garmin beat GoPro to the punch with the release of its new VIRB 360 spherical action camera. It shoots 5.7K HD footage …

The Best Gear for Travel

Traveling well can be one of life’s great pleasures, whether you’re alone or with friends and family. But what does it mean to travel well? Avoid …

Shopping

The Best Sneakers to Wear to the Office

Dress codes across professions—whether you work in creative at an advertising agency or accounting for a bank—don't require a suit and tie the way they once did. Blame it on casual Friday becoming casual every day, but the new way of dressing for most offices doesn't call for notch lapels and dress …

Shoes

Cosmik Ice Cream

Leather Goods for Travel & Tech

Leather

iPhone Wallet Cases | RFID Protection

01<p>Preventing your personal information from being accessed<p>MANHATTAN’s RFID-blocking technology blocks any scanning devices from reading your credit …

The 1-2-3 Bundle

Rudy's<p>The 1-2-3 Bundle<p>Our best-selling bundle for the full Rudy's 1-2-3 experience at home, with our signature citrus scent. 16 oz each.<p>A little extra<p>…

The Best Bar Soaps for Men

Maybe he started using his girlfriend’s in college. Maybe it was on the advice of an old roommate. Maybe he just got a little curious in the “bath” …

Skin Care

A guide to Adobe's Photoshop lineup and the best alternatives

About Photoshop & the Creative Cloud<p>If you're unfamiliar with Photoshop or Adobe's Creative Cloud, let's clarify a few details about the product. …

Software

The Best Pens for Your EDC

In an era where communication is done through email, novels are written in word processors and bright ideas are dictated on your cell phone, you’d …

Shopping