Tag: Gear

Gear / News - 3 months ago

The Sideways Elevator of the Future Is Here, and It's Wild

People laughed when ThyssenKrupp, a company synonymous with elevators, announced it was developing one that goes every which way. Who'd ever heard of such a thing? Everyone knows elevators go just two directions: Up and down. Some took to calling it...

Gear / News - 3 months ago

Your Phone Is Your Most Vulnerable Gadget. Protect It Now

You lock your front door. You mash the button on your car’s key fob until the alarm beeps. You even have some overbearing anti­virus software making your computer run slower. But you probably don’t think about whether anyone’s trying to get into you...

Gear / News - 3 months ago

Fountain Pen Buying Guide: 7 Options Under $30

If the pen is mightier than the sword, the fountain pen might seem like the canon: outdated, unwieldy, and total overkill. But these nibbed scribblers have their benefits. For one, their refillable design is the antithesis to the plastic ballpoint’...

Gear / News - 3 months ago

7 Smart Suitcases To Streamline Your Summer Travel

Here’s the thing about smart luggage: It might seem like overkill when you buy it, but someday, when you least expect it, you’re going to be awfully happy you did. Travel can be unpredictable—you never know when you’ll be stuck in a foreign country...

Gear / News - 3 months ago

What to Bring on a Road Trip to Keep Kids Happy

Road trips are one of the greatest, most American activities—unless there are children in the back seat. I mean, kids screaming behind you as you sit in traffic is still American, it’s just no fun. And as you drive your family to a BBQ hours away th...

Gear / News - 3 months ago

The Beautiful, Impossible Dream of a Simpler Smartphone

Smartphones are amazing. And smartphones are terrible. It's a central paradox of modern life: The devices that help us find rides and friends and food and sex and adorable puppies are the same ones that disconnect us from the life in front of our ey...