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DJI Introduces Foldable Osmo Mobile 3 Gimbal

It took a minute but DJI has finally integrated their industry-leading Gimbal technologies into a foldable design—making it possible to bring the new Osmo Mobile 3 almost anywhere. It weighs less than a pound, and folded down, measures 6.18 x 5.11 x 1.8 in. making it the ideal companion for shooting content from your phone. Especially when linked with DJI’s Mimo app for mobile editing controls.

101 Things Every Man Should Own

We here at Men’s Gear love helping our readers discovers some of the coolest stuff out there. In fact, the majority of the items we showcase here are so awesome that everybody wants them. That includes us of course, so we’re mixing it up a little and coming up with something a little different. Instead of listing our usual fare, this time we’re compiling 101 things every man should own.

Men are expected to be always ready for anything that might come our way. Thus, it is for that reason why we usually own multi-tools, EDCs, gadgets, tech, and a whole lot more. However, most of it we buy out of interest or maybe a passing fancy. The things we’re going to be detailing next will focus more on what we need.

Trust us, all of the stuff that will come up next will make you realize what you’ve been missing all these years. With our goal of helping you guys out, the staff will be looking into what are the must-haves that any man should have access to at any given time. This comprehensive list will include tips, information, and reasons for its existence. Hence, buckle up as we take a thrilling tour of the things every man should own. Just note that these are not ranked in any particular order.

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By now, you’ve probably seen modern versions of the humble wallet. The new ones coming out feature metal components, integrated money clips, card holders, RFID protection, and so much more. However, never underestimate the class and elegance that you can get with a quality leather wallet.

The great thing about it is that even vegan consumers can own one made of synthetic leather. Men have been using this traditional design for quite a while now and it’s not going away anytime soon either.

We know that pockets are there for a reason, which is to keep stuff with you when going out. A reliable wallet can help keep everything organized with class.

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Unless you’re planning to grow facial hair, shaving should be part of your daily routine. We actually have it good because modern razors are practically foolproof. Hence, a good traditional shaving kit should be included in a list of things every guy needs

Safety razors are undeniably more convenient to use, but men should learn how to shave the old-school way. We’re talking about a straight razor, shaving brush, and shaving cream. You’re going to need to practice a bit to avoid getting nicked, but it won’t take long until you get the hang of it.

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The modern man cannot rely on fast food alone, which is why knowing how to cook is essential. Since cooking requires us to cut ingredients, a sharp and durable knife is required. We advise against bargain bin brands because it will not survive for long.

Instead, get yourself a top-shelf chef’s knife that will withstand all of the abuse in the kitchen. High-end brands use top-quality materials to craft their blades, hence you’ll own a tool that will virtually last a lifetime. Like all knives, it will require sharpening every now and then.

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We know there’s nothing wrong with using a backpack or a duffel bag, and other types of luggage. However, if you might want to invest in a good suitcase for your adventures. Run-of-the-mill options are often of poor quality and can easily be forced open,

Therefore, don’t skimp out and invest in a premium suitcase. It’s preferable to travel with a slim and sturdy luggage bag that can survive the abuse it goes through when you check it in. Depending on your preference, you can go for ones with a hard case, but soft luggage might be advantageous if you need to squeeze it into smaller compartments.

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It’s no longer common for people to own flashlights because modern smartphones are equipped with LED flash modules. However, these often have very limited range and brightness with just enough performance for emergency situations.

What we want to say is that a flashlight is a must-have item for guys to own. You can leave one at home and bring along a smaller EDC model. Heavy-duty models can also be used for self-defense when in a pinch. Moreover, there are various designs available that will be handy in low-light conditions.

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You’re going to need a place to store all of your tools, which is why a rugged toolbox is required. First of all, just leaving all of your stuff lying around in a shed or garage is not a good idea. It will be easy to lose a couple of pieces or have one drop on your foot. We don’t want any of that to happen so we might as well keep them properly.

This item will help you organize your tools properly so you can quickly grab the one you need in a jiffy. Additionally, it makes it easier to transport your collection.

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Let’s say that form a visual standpoint, you have all of the physical qualities that make men attractive. However, all of that will go to waste if you smell like a hobo that lives on the street. Scent plays a big part in how people perceive you, so never neglect to take a bath and splash on some good cologne.

Good looks can only get you so far, but with the right fragrance, it’s a guaranteed win. You’ll be surprised how it makes a difference when you’re wearing the right scent. Remember to apply it on pulse points such as your inner wrists and neck.

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Generally, we would recommend our reader to dress for comfort. Unless your work requires a formal dress code, casual wear with a good pair of sneakers are our go-to option. Nevertheless, among some of the things every man should own would be a good pair of leather dress shoes.

Earlier, we suggested that a well-tailored suit should be in your wardrobe, which is why you need the appropriate footwear to match the style. Modern offerings are now available with comfort in mind, so don’t worry about getting sore feet after wearing them.

9Mechanical manual-winding Vacheron 4400

This is another accessory that is slowly being replaced by modern technology. These days, we can quickly check the time using our smartphones, digital watches, and smart wearables. However, there is just a persistent allure for men to own mechanical timepiece.

Perhaps it’s in our nature to appreciate the intricate inner workings of an analog wristwatch. Men’s Gears recommends that you go out and get one now if you don’t own one yet. On the other hand, you can always grab another one to add to your collection, which can be become an obsession for some people.

10Men

Like soldiers, modern gentlemen should always be prepared for anything. Certain products have become must-have items for men to own that will prove beneficial when circumstances call for it. Depending on where you’re living, the weather can be quite unpredictable, which is why a good umbrella becomes essential.

Don’t settle for those cheap ones made of plastic and other flimsy materials. Preferably go for the ones with wooden handles that use premium materials for the canopy. Don’t let mother nature stop you from looking good.

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A Bottle Of Whiskey

Beer might be the drink of choice for most men, but among other spirits, whiskey appears to be the clear favorite. We know that others will argue that wine, vodka, tequila, and others are better, but let’s check out what makes whiskey so great.

Not only does a good bottle of whiskey smell and taste good, but there are also reported benefits regarding the amber spirit. Studies conducted probably by folks who love the drink reveal that moderate amounts can keep you away from certain ailments. Plus most of the bottles that hold it looks awesome.

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Modern pots and pans make it easier to cook and clean with a non-stick coating. However, chefs will tell you that everyone should own at least one cast-iron skillet. This durable metal can withstand a lot of heat and conducts it better as well.

Once, you’ve tried cooking on one, you’ll never want to go back. This one of the things every guy needs to have in their kitchen. It’s basically a chemical-free and efficient food preparation tool that will last a lifetime with proper care.

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Don’t you just love it when you get a waft of the wonderful aroma of roasted coffee beans? Just thinking about a steaming cup of java already gets us pumped. Yet, before you can draw out all of that energy-boosting goodness, you’re going to need to grind everything down.

Coffee grinders are must-have items for men who love to brew their own coffee. If using a manual hand-crank is too much work for you, there’s always electric-powered alternatives. Nevertheless, using a manual grinder with a little elbow grease should make savoring the drink all the more worthwhile.

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As long as you’re not against using animal products, a good leather belt is one of the things every man should own. Other than to keep your pants securely in place, it stands out as a stylish accessory to your formal attire.

In fact, sometimes all you need to complete your look is a fancy leather belt around your waist. There are various types available such as a frame style, plate style, and box frame belts. Just remember that a good suit will look even better with the proper accessories.

15Best Men

This simple accessory is far from just another piece of a formal outfit. It might be just a long piece of cloth, but it represents a lot of things that men should be aware of. First of all, it is part of the ensemble that conveys a professional image.

Next is its function as a focal point for your outfit so people will be instantly drawn to the tie you’re wearing. Then, others claim that it creates a slimming effect as it draws attention to the middle. Finally, the ladies always love to see a man in a suit and tie.

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Not only are book informative, but stories can be a great leisure activity. Reading a book likewise helps build your vocabulary and can expand your imagination. Most people start off with a few books and slowly add more to their collection.

You’re also going to need a bookshelf to hold all of your reading material and keep things organized. We know that modern technology offers the convenience of an e-book reader. Nonetheless, nothing beats sipping coffee and holding a good book in your hands as you turn the pages to see what happens next.

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A knife was an essential tool for our ancestors that helped them hunt, cut, and craft various items using the sharp edge. Now, modern manufacturing methods and materials can forge a robust blade that can handle various tasks.

Instead of a full-size knife, a pocket knife is a must-have item for men. You can own a fixed blade or a folding version, but as long as it can take the abuse, it should be enough. This tool can help you in survival situations or as a means of self-defense. Just make sure that you go for top brands that will not fail when you need it the most.

18Executive Swiss Army Knife

Just like the usefulness of a pocket knife, the Swiss Army Knife is a versatile multi-tool that everyone should own. As the name suggests, it features a blade for your cutting needs. However, it goes one step beyond that by throwing in a bunch of tools that you never knew would be handy in a punch.

Just like a folding knife, it features components that fold into the handle. It’s available in various models that can hold almost all of the tools you’ll ever need. Never settle for knockoffs, because it’s likely going to break when you least expect it.

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A Car

Depending on where you live, owning a car might be more of a hassle compared to public transportation. However, driving one is also makes it a significant entry to our list of 101 things every man should own. Personally, we recommend that our readers should learn how to drive both a stick shift and an automatic.

By nature, men normally gravitate toward all types of machines. Motor vehicles rank high up on our list and owning one gives us a feeling like no other. On the other hand, if you are worried about the environmental impact a petrol engine can have, all-electric models are available.

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A Pet

Those of you who want another form of companionship because you’re not ready to make the commitment just yet should go get a pet. It can be a dog, a cat, or something else entirely, but as long as it requires your care, go for it. As they say “no man is an island” after all.

Exotic pets also count as long as you are aware of the risk involved and proper handling. In our opinion, a dog is one of the best among our furry friends because they shower their owners with unconditional love and affection. Cats come in a close second because they are more fickle and challenging to train.

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Motorcycle

Earlier we gave you a rundown on vehicle ownership should be a must-have item for men. However, there are some disadvantages that go along with it like parking space, getting stuck in traffic, and loads more. Meanwhile, those of you who want a thrill every time you hit the road, a motorcycle is the answer.

Two-wheelers require more control and confidence compared to cars. Moreover, it can be a form of relaxation as you cruise along the highway in complete control. Although the risks are higher on a motorbike, the coolness factor it provides is on a league of its own

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Let’s remember that each individual has their own musical tastes. Hence, if you’re blasting your stereo, it’s likely that your neighbors are not really having a good time. Whether you’re at home or out in public, the modern man should be able to enjoy their tunes without bothering other people.

A good pair of headphones not only keep your music private, but it can also create a virtual acoustic space where you’re in control. Fork over some cash for top-grade audiophile cans and experience some of the notes you’ve been missing all this time. If you don’t like the wires, Bluetooth variants are likewise available.

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Just like a good pair of leather dress shoes, sneakers are things that every guy needs. Trust us, you’re not going to like moving around in your formal footwear. It’s not every day that you will need to dress up, so a pair of sneakers will pair nicely with your casual wear. Moreover, these are likewise designed for various sports and activities.

Meanwhile, sneaker culture is growing in popularity as popular brands release limited edition footwear. Collectors often purchase more than one pair so they can take advantage of the resale value. Nonetheless, sneakers are ultimately cool because of the comfort and performance they provide.

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Nothing beats the sweet smell of meat grilling over an open fire. With an outdoor grill, you can create mouth-watering dishes as the wonderful aromas float through the air. Cook anything from steaks, burgers, hot dogs, and with the right equipment, even some pizza.

This is a must-have item for men who love to host outdoor parties at home. Impress your guest with culinary treats as you grab a beer and grill everything to perfection. In other words, we’re looking at a perfect weekend hanging out with buddies and just chilling.

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If you enjoy camping, the importance of having a tent should be obvious. Depending on the weather and the wildlife, you can just use a sleeping bag with a campfire blazing. However, when mother nature refuses to cooperate, a form of shelter will be necessary.

Pitching a tent is not exactly rocket science, but there are easier alternatives out there. Take your pick from the inflatable, geodesic, quick-pitch, pop-ups, and a whole lot more. We recommend that you take the time to learn how to do it manually because you’ll never know when that skill will come in handy.

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Dress shoes are for formal occasions, while sneakers are for everything casual. When the situation calls for some serious work, you’re going to need a reliable pair of boots. These are functional footwear that can keep your feet dry or provide protection when working with heavy objects.

Depending on the type of task you’re about to tackle, the appropriate types of work boots will keep you safe from any hazards. We can’t stress enough how steel-toe boots have saved people from limping for the rest of their life. So what are you waiting for? Go out and grab a pair right now.

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We’ve been talking about formal wear, accessories, and footwear that go along with the set, but let’s not neglect the main star of the show. A properly-tailored suit should be included in the things every man should own. Sure, you can just grab one straight from the rack at your favorite shop, but we advise against it.

If you were wondering why, it seems the reason is how the suit fits and looks on you. There are instances wherein by some stroke of luck everything falls into place perfectly. Yet, most of the time, it will end up a couple of sizes too big or small. So just take our word for it and have one made, you’ll thank us later.

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STDs are no laughing matter, we all know the pleasure and gratification we get from sex is amazing. Yet, the aftermath of unprotected intercourse can lead to a lifetime of misery for both parties. To be on the safe side, always remember to have some condoms handy in case you get lucky.

On the other hand, couples can also benefit from it as a form of contraceptive. After all, nobody wants to deal with an unplanned pregnancy. For the ladies reading this, there’s no shame in keeping a box inside your bag just in case your man forgets to buy one.

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Its time that you throw away those reused plastic cups and finally get a proper set of glassware for your home. We understand that a real man just needs a container to hold the drink, but what about your guests. That’s right, just remember that you might not be the only one having some booze on any given day.

Furthermore, owning the correct glassware for the type of drink will certainly impress your friends. Each type of drinking vessel has a specific purpose and function that will enhance the taste and presentation of whatever it is you’re serving.

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Now that we’ve given you some tips regarding facial hair, it’s time to take care of the rest. Personal grooming should be the top priority if you want to look and feel good. That’s why a grooming kit is a must-have item for men who care for their appearance.

This collection of tools will cater to your every need. These often include nail clippers, a small pair of scissors to trim your nose hair, and lots more. Most of the time, you can grab everything as a set that comes with a fancy carrying case. We’re just pointing out that women don’t have a monopoly over being vain these days.

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All this talking about the coffee will eventually lead up to the coffee maker. Before you think of buying those fancy new models that use pods instead of fresh ground beans, listen up.

You can’t expect quality if you’re fond of taking shortcuts, which is why traditionally brewing one requires patience and appreciation for the process.

It might take a little longer, whereas instant coffee and pod machines are quicker, but you get to savor a cup that you personally crafted. Ultimately, this practice can save you a lot of money moving forward.

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This one is pretty self-explanatory. By nature, fire is a dangerous element that can be destructive in certain conditions. However, it is also essential to keep us warm and cook our food. Many survival situations will most likely require you to start a fire for various purposes.

Thus, having a lighter handy will save you a lot of trouble. Traditional Zippo lighters might be cool, but the wind will quickly snuff the flame out. Anyway, wind-proof options are available so just take your pick and keep a couple handy just in case.

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Now that almost everything is going digital, writing instruments are slowly becoming irrelevant. However, this does not mean that you abandon the pen entirely. Using digital pens and tablets is actually more sustainable than using paper, but we also need to preserve the traditional medium.

Furthermore, a lot of legal documents still require hand-written information and signatures. Meanwhile, there are cool EDC pens out there that are must-have items for men who want more than just a writing tool. Likewise, some tactical models can be used for survival and self-defense when the situation calls for it.

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Insurance

Like it or not, life will randomly throw us a curve ball when we least expect it. Even with all the preparations in place, accidents will happen. To minimize your losses, responsible adults should consider getting an insurance policy on anything applicable.

Most of us have this flawed opinion that insurance companies are just a big scam. However, as long as you are aware of the fine print and within its parameters, you should be in the green. Nobody wants to become a financial burden to their loved ones, which is why life and health insurance policies are essential.

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For most of us, a large towel is enough to dry off and to cover our bodies right after a bath. Unless you have a fit physique to show off, it’s better to wear something else.

If you’re not ready to change and just want to lounge around in comfort after a shower, then you’re going to need a good bathrobe.

Not all of us want to answer the door or bump into surprise guests with just a towel wrapped around. Hence, it’s better to use a bathrobe so you can maintain a level of decency even when you step out to grab the mail or a newspaper off your front porch.

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Earlier, we gave you a couple of reasons why a pen is still relevant in modern society. To add to that, we’re reminding our readers to keep a journal. With this in your possession, men can record important events in their lives and practice their writing skills at the same time.

There’s no need to go fancy, but at least get one that looks cool. You’re not required to add entries every day, but the more you put in the better. Just imagine how awesome it would be for later generations to stumble upon your journal. It will give them an intimate glimpse idea of who you were.

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After working hard all day, there’s nothing more inviting than a comfy sofa or bed. On the other hand, if you’re planning to just hang out at home, the best furniture you can have is a lounge chair. These are designed to give users the ultimate ergonomic comfort.

There are various types that will serve a specific purpose, but all of which are designed to help you relax. Personally, we would recommend recliners that are not fixed due to the versatility it offers. Just give us a good lounge chair, a cold beer, some music, and we’re in cloud nine.

38Home Gym Equipments

Eating and drinking are wonderful hobbies that can get out of hand pretty quick. It’s easy to neglect our well-being, which can lead to problems down the road. If hitting your local gym is not feasible for certain reasons, then working out at home is your best bet.

There are various activities that you can do that does not need equipment, but exercise equipment can have its advantages. A set of weights and maybe an all-in-one machine can go a long way. Along with a controlled diet, it won’t be long until you finish sculpting the body of an athlete.

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Coffee, tea, and other warm beverages are best served in mugs. Unless you’re okay with using the first cup you can grab from the rack, a personalized mug will do the trick. With this in your possession, it can be a canvas to showcase your tastes.

It can have your name or any other design that will immediately stand out from other cups in the pantry. With a little luck, purchasing one won’t be necessary, as your friends or co-workers end up giving you one to show their appreciation for your awesomeness.

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No matter how tough you think you are, injuries are bound to happen if you neglect protection. Just as work boots keep your feet protected from various hazards, a pair of work gloves will shield your digits from harm.

These are things that every guy needs when they’re working with power tools and materials that can cut bare flesh. There are even some models that are made for use in the kitchen.

These reliable accessories likewise enhance grip as well as other benefits to help improve overall productivity. More importantly, it reminds us not to do anything stupid that can lead to injury.

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When cooking, a dash of salt and pepper can go a long way to add flavor to your dishes. Yet, if you want to create an explosion of flavor, spices and seasonings are things every man needs in the kitchen.

You can buy these in bulk and just use a spice rack to keep everything organized, thereby making it easier to find what you need when cooking. Liquid seasonings also work great for marinating various types of meat, or you can go for a dry rub to enhance the taste of whatever you’re planning to grill. Never hesitate to consult a recipe book if you’re in doubt.

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Family Recipe

Just as we detailed earlier, a recipe book holds a wealth of information on the dish you want to prepare. It can be in the form of a book or maybe a website with almost any cuisine that your heart desires.

The flavor is essential, which is why spices and seasonings are must-have items, to begin with. On the other hand, another awesome way to go about it is to learn recipes from your family.

These are often handed down from generation to generation, which makes it so special and amazing. Remember that we men want it just like how mother used to make it.

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A motorcycle is definitely a thrilling mode of transport with its fair share of risks. However, if you want to get some exercise in the process, a road bike will match your active lifestyle. These are not your average bicycles that are for leisure purposes.

These are machines that are tuned to take you wherever you need to go as fast as your legs can pedal. Just like a motor vehicle, road bikes allow you to shift gears to maximize your performance. These allow riders to tackle steep inclines and zoom forward on level surfaces.

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For a lot of us guys, video games are the ultimate form of leisure when we don’t want to leave the house. In fact, research shows that gaming has its share of benefits on top of all that fun. Men who regularly play video games have better memory, problem-solving skills, coordination, social skills, and the list goes on.

There are various platforms available such as home consoles, mobile devices, and PCs. It does not really matter what platform you use for gaming as long as you are enjoying every moment. This definitely belongs in our list of 101 things that every man should own.

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Now that we’ve established that gaming is a boatload of fun with functional benefits, its time to check out the flip side. Not all computers are for gaming, but gaming PCs are flexible and can handle anything you throw at it.

Therefore, why not hit two birds with one stone and build a gaming rig that can double as your desktop workstation. Even with all the fancy LED lighting and killer spec sheet, it will be worth the cost as long as you can get some work done using the machine.

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When your work requires a computer, but you’re frequently on the road for whatever reason, a laptop is right for you. Not all companies provide it to their employees, so you might as well get one for both work and personal use.

In fact, a laptop is a must-have item for the modern man for various purposes. Moreover, there are models that are equipped for gaming on the go. Wi-Fi is practically available almost anywhere, which makes it convenient for you to play work or play whenever you want to.

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A man should always be prepared to tackle any challenge that comes before him. Hence, we suggested earlier that its ideal to keep your tools organized. However, traditional heavy-duty equipment can be bulky and is not advisable to lug around except maybe in your vehicle.

Thankfully, some companies came up with the idea to squeeze a bunch of frequently used to a compact form factor for portability. EDC multi-tools are the currently the most popular among men, which is we’re adding it to our list of things every guy needs.

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You’ll never know when your buddies might drop by for a couple of drinks, so be a gracious host and prepare. Playing video games or watching sports on TV are common activities, but a deck of cards is something else. As long as there are players available, a round of card games promises a lot of fun.

Right now, the most popular among guys is poker, wherein professional tournaments have insane prizes at stake. To make it more interesting play for some pocket change or maybe some favors that you can redeem at a later date.

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Passport

When you’re next trip takes you abroad, a ticket will get you nowhere without a passport. As such, this document is truly a must-have item for guys who want to go on an adventure outside of the country. In fact, you should secure one and keep it handy as a form of identification.

Collecting awesome experiences during a trip is definitely worthwhile so we encourage our readers to see the world. Always remember to keep your passport in a safe place during your travels. A reliable anti-theft bag or backpack should be enough.

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Travel Money

The idea of going on a trip is definitely exciting. All you need is your passport (for international destinations), a ticket, and some pocket money to spend on your adventures. Other than the passport, you’re going to need some extra cash for the latter two items.

Therefore, as early as now, we encourage you to put aside a portion of your earnings toward a travel fund. You can put it in a savings account, a piggy bank, or a glass jar.

It doesn’t matter where but as long as you allocate a share of the money, it will eventually serve its purpose. So hold off making unnecessary purchases for the meantime and save up for your dream vacation abroad.

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Paintings

There are so many ways to decorate your home. It can be as simple as arranging the furniture or maybe adding a couple more. Proper lighting also adds a visual effect that can turn a plain room into something else. Truth be told, the possibilities are almost limitless as long as you have an eye for style.

However, to add a touch of class to your dwelling, a couple of paintings should give it a layer of finesse. Moreover, this does not need to be from well-known artists at all. In fact, we encourage you to choose the ones that call out to your soul.

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You can brag all you want regarding the boatload of music you have on hand. It’s a good guess that most of us have a huge library of music accessible at any time. A digital collection allows us to search and play our tunes with a few clicks of a remote or a swipe and tap on various devices. \

Yet, there’s just something snazzy about owning a couple of vinyl to play on a good turntable system. You can shop online for the ones you want or maybe bargain hunting and hopefully score a good haul. Audiophiles out there will tell you that vinyl records are far superior to any digital format.

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If you’ve been religiously following our list of must-have items for men, a couple of items might have caught your fancy. For those of you who are interested to start buying music on vinyl, you’re going to need a machine for playback.

To enjoy the intricacy, beauty, and acoustic quality of analog music, a quality turntable should do the trick. The cool thing about it is that there are modern models out there that even have Bluetooth connectivity on board. Therefore, you can wirelessly stream your music to any compatible speaker within your home.

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Pickup Truck

The modern man should be as practical as much as possible. This is applicable when it comes to owning certain things in life. Just like any other products, choosing the right vehicle can be a difficult endeavor. As long as you have the money to cover the cost, the market has a lot to offer a potential buyer.

We know it’s so tempting to go for that awesome sports car that you’ve always wanted. However, you can’t beat the versatility that a pickup truck can offer. It’s a manly ride that provides exceptional utility and enough power to haul almost any type of cargo.

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SUV

Nothing screams testosterone than a truck or SUV. The former is a great option if you need a solid workhorse for various tasks. Meanwhile, the latter is a powerful vehicle that is as capable as a pickup truck but with more room for passengers.

It appears to be a must-have alternative for men who have a big family or a lot of buddies that want to hitch a ride to have fun. Although a truck bed would be better for transporting cargo, most modern SUVs offer more than enough trunk space with the rear seats folded down.

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There used to be a time before microwaves that required people to store food inside thermal containers. These were absolutely essential back in the day to keep your meals and drinks warm or cold.

Even until now, modern versions of these storage containers feature exceptional insulation that can preserve the temperature even longer.

In other words, a handy product that can hold various food items for transport. In other words, a great item to have when traveling or camping where a microwave is not accessible. Likewise, let’s not forget that it works on cold items too.

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Shotgun

Among firearms, when it comes to close-range engagements, nothing is more intimidating than a shotgun. This weapon is insanely powerful in short distances, which is why the majority of individuals have one at home for protection.

As long as the target is within range, accuracy should be the least of your worries. Traditional models are a pain to reload and, but the newer ones can even be fully automatic. The scare factor alone from hearing a pump action shotgun is enough to send shivers down our spine. In other words, a badass weapon to consider.

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Revolver

The iconic revolver is by far the manliest gun ever made. Blame it on the movies that painted an interesting picture of the American Old West and. Squabbles among men were settled with fists and guns. Meanwhile, the most prominent model on screen was the revolver.

A lot of creative liberties were taken to portray it as a formidable weapon, but in reality, there are some caveats involved. Other than ammo capacity and longer reload times, a revolver is a reliable and stylish gun to have in your possession.

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Camping is basically a fun outdoor activity wherein you face nature alone or as a group and try not to die. Kidding aside, it is a challenging adventure that offers an escape from hustle and bustle of the city. Must-have items include a backpack, sleeping bags, a tent, food, and other tools to aid your survival.

A knife can handle a lot of tasks, but for thicker vegetation and other camping needs, a machete is essential. Use it to make short work of wood for setting up your campsite as well as gathering resources.

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Let us say that your adventures normally take you to places with bodies of water. Swimming usually comes to mind, but there’s so much more that you can do with a kayak. This is one of the things men should have to explore rivers, lakes, and the sea.

Most people who try it find it relaxing and therapeutic, but it really depends on the situation. Moreover, you can use it to reach prime fishing spots that those on the shore can only dream of. If you’re not comfortable going solo, certain models can fit two or more people.

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Earlier, we made a suggestion regarding a desktop workstation. If you’re one of the folks who agree with us pertaining the benefits a PC can offer then you’re going to this next item. Although any table or elevated flat surface will do, using an office desk will encourage productivity.

Depending on the model, there are parts that can help organize your setup. We’re talking about the cables, keyboard, speakers, printers, and other additional accessories. Just remember that decluttering your workspace can help you focus and get work done more efficiently. Moreover, it works great for laptop users as well.

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This sounds a bit silly because almost everybody already owns a smartphone, wherein a camera is a regular feature. However, what we’re driving at it to own a regular point and shoot or a DSLR and its other variants. We want to encourage our readers to master the fine art of photography as it should be.

Modern digital cameras sport an auto mode that uses high-tech systems and programs to capture stunning shots. Meanwhile, real men rely on their skills, which is why you should take the plunge and go manual. This makes cameras a must-have item for men who love to take photos.

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All men want to be powerful just like the heroes we look up to. Hence, power tools are here to help with any task that mere mortals cannot accomplish alone. In reality, these bad boys are things that ever men should have at home, but preferably in the garage or workshop.

Sure a little elbow grease can take care of most stuff, but when it comes to heavy lifting, a set of power tools will make your life easier. Face any projects life throws your way with a complete arsenal at the ready.

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Just like the name says, a safe is a must-have item to keep important stuff under lock and key. Actually, depending on the brand, the locking mechanism can be different, but the function remains the same. Furthermore, a good choice is preferably a model that is both fire and water-resistant.

Life can sometimes deal a bad hand with natural disasters or acts of God causing untold damage to property. Thus, it’s better to be safe than sorry (pardon the pun) with a peace of mind that your valuables are out of harm’s way.

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Men are known to be independent creatures when it comes to many things. Sadly, there are some tasks that we still believe only women should do. You should know that modern society frowns upon that way of thought so it’s time to make some changes.

These days a lot of men are not afraid to go against common stereotypes. As such, learning how to mend common problems with articles of clothing is one step of being able to stand on your own. Thus, a sewing kit is a must-have item for men who want to be prepared for anything.

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When your goal is to serve good food that people will enjoy, the taste is a crucial factor. Meanwhile, it’s easy to forget that visual presentation is likewise important. Now that you’ve taken care of these, the next order of business is to go grab some cutlery.

In case you were wondering, how can you expect guests to appreciate their meal when all you have are some mismatched utensils. Furthermore, don’t even think of using plastic ones for the sake of the environment. Stainless steel is the way to go so don’t skimp out of buying a high-quality set.

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Unless you have a crazy vertical leap, practice Parkour, or the power of flight, you will need a ladder. It’s part of the package of essential stuff a man should own in their lifetime. This is useful for a lot of tasks that require you to reach elevated areas. It could be for cleaning, painting, carpentry, and a whole more.

You might argue that a chair or stool should be enough, but it won’t match the versatility of a ladder. Fixed wooden ones are a classic, but we suggest that you get the metal ones that can fold into a more compact form for storage.

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Fishing is a popular leisure activity among men due to relaxing nature. Imagine spending hours just lounging about waiting for the fish to bite. Furthermore, throw in a cooler with some refreshments and you’re golden. Depending on the type of fish you’re hoping to land, a durable fishing rod will make a difference.

Traditionally, these are made from bamboo, but modern ones are now made of far superior materials. We’re talking about carbon fiber, fiberglass, graphite, and a couple more thrown in. Fly fishing, on the other hand, is likewise fun but requires different gear and less sitting around.

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Face it, all guys want to own a chainsaw. Reasons to get one might vary for each individual, but what matters is that you have one. Perhaps, its the raw power it offers to cut through wood like butter or something else entirely. Despite the ease of use, the risk of injury is certainly there. Another possible factor is its presence in pop culture.

Just like knives, men are inexplicably drawn to items that can be used for survival, self-defense, and the occasional project or two. As always, proper safety gear can save you from a trip to the emergency room in the future.

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Moving the lawn is not exactly a glorious chore to do around the house. Uncontrolled growth of the grass will eventually make your home stick out like a sore thumb in your neighborhood. In the first place, the decision to live in a residence with patches of grass up front makes it part of the package.

Regular push-powered mowers require a lot of effort, while self-propelled models are a piece of cake. A ride-on variant can be a lot of fun as you drive around sipping a beer on one hand. Finally, the best option among the bunch would be an automated version that takes care of everything after a quick initial setup.

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Bottled Liquor On Display

Drinking is a great way to relax and just hang out with friends. As always, guys usually go for a beer as the must-have item in ever cooler or refrigerator. On the other hand, booze such as whiskey, vodka, gin, and all other alcohol should likewise be included in your selection.

There’s nothing like showing off your fancy collection of liquor bottles to show everyone your sophisticated attributes. Make no mistake, because beer is still an amazing option, but it just pales in comparison to the presentation of spirits inside their classy containers.

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Don’t you wish to take home the experience of gathering around a campfire with friends and talking about whatever comes to mind? If so, it is possible to replicate this with a fire pit at home. Not to be confused with a fireplace, which, in its own right, is another cool addition to your residence, this one is normally outdoors.

Not only does it keep you warm during those cold nights, but it can also cook your food. Not only does this add a cozy atmosphere, but the dancing flames and glowing embers will also be a mesmerizing spectacle for all.

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House

Finally owning a house is one of the things that men should have in life. Depending on your financial situation, not everyone can afford to purchase real estate. Nevertheless, some guys who want to settle down and start a family in the future must have this written down as a primary goal.

Home ownership means that you can do whatever the heck you want since it’s your property. So as early as now, shop around or contact your real estate agent to find more about the properties available in good neighborhoods.

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Music is one of the purest art forms that you can use to express whatever you want. In order to create one, you’re going to need to learn how to play a musical instrument. Guitars are must-have items for those who want to rock or maybe compose a beautiful ballad.

Meanwhile, let’s not forget the elegance of playing the piano. There are tons of ways to create music and learning how is a big challenge for men to undertake. A good tip would be to pick a genre you love and start from there.

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Plants

Oxygen and air free of pollutants are crucial if you suffer from allergies or other respiratory complications. Modern HVAC installations are usually equipped to handle these things. Likewise, nature already has the perfect system to help us out.

Plants are essential to sustain life on this planet. As such having plants inside your home will prove beneficial as research shows. Other than being stylish decorations, a bunch of these will reduce carbon dioxide levels and absorb certain pollutants.

Therefore, instead of relying on machines, let nature take better care of you.

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Going out for drinks is always fun, but regular trips to your favorite bars can cost you a fortune in the long run. That’s why most men would rather enjoy drinking at home. We know that the atmosphere is never the same, but with the money you are saving, its a small sacrifice.

To organize all of the booze you’ve been keeping all this time, a home bar is an awesome option. Why keep your best spirits in the cupboard when you can flaunt them for everyone to see. You can shop for a pre-built model or you can craft one from scratch. Personally, we’d go for the latter.

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When you’re totally drained and just want to sleep, a sofa or a lounge chair will not matter. In contrast, a full-size bed with a top-notch mattress will take you on a journey of supreme relaxation. In fact, some individuals don’t even want to get up and do other stuff anymore.

However, getting good sleep will often leave you feeling refreshed and ready to face the world like a champ. If you’re into DIY stuff, just grab a good mattress and craft a bed according to your personal specifications. As long as it is going to be something that you want to sleep in, price and looks won’t matter.

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Listening to music can have a lot of positive effects that can help people relax, find inspiration, and evoke emotions. Depending on who tells you, a pair of high-end headphones can produce the best playback. However, if you plan to share the audio, a high-quality sound system should deliver the acoustic performance you need.

Moreover, this device should come in handy if you are entertaining guests or having a dance party at home. The latest models now come with Bluetooth and wireless streaming so you can throw your beats over the air to compatible speakers throughout the house.

79National Geographic Pro Series Metal Detector

Since we were kids, finding lost treasure is a fantasy that men will carry to the grave. We can’t deny the allure of stumbling upon untold riches continues to intrigue us to this day. However, modern treasure hunters no longer need a map to find uncover what is hidden.

Metal detectors are the ideal tools to help search of stuff beneath the ground. Don’t lose hope if you keep finding junk on the first couple of tries. Eventually, Lady Luck will smile upon your efforts and you can finally hit a jackpot.

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Owning an ax can mean a lot of things. One thing for certain is that as long as its purpose is for anything else other than harming others, every man should own one. Probably with the exception of self-defense, an ax is an ultimate survival tool.

It can quickly chop wood for fuel while you’re camping. If you want a workout, drop that chainsaw and take that tree down the old-fashioned way. Moreover, in an emergency, you can use the tool to break through locked doors. In other words, another must-have item for men.

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A regular vacuum cleaner is intended for cleaning up inside the house. In contrast, a shop vac is a heavy-duty machine that is designed for extreme versatility. It makes quick work of messes around construction sites and woodworking shops.

The powerful motor can suck up stuff that normal vacuum cleaners will have trouble with. Additionally, some models are so reliable that it can be used to draw water from flooded areas, but it’s not meant to replace a pump. Keep one in our workshop or garage, you’ll never know when the need arises.

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Just like safety razors to keep our facial hair in check, hair clippers will keep our heads prim and proper. Of course, we still recommend the occasional trip to your local barbershop for that new hairstyle.

On the other hand, if what you need is a regular trim or maybe a buzz cut, this machine is perfect for the task. You can go for the rechargeable kind that will prove convenient for those trips that take you places where there are no barbers around for miles. Don’t forget to throw in your shaving kit along too.

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All men have their secrets and most of us want to keep it that way. Privacy is a serious matter, which is why we invest a lot on software and services to keep our data away from the prying eyes of hackers.

Therefore, it makes a lot of sense to protect our material riches in a similar fashion by using a safe or locking our cabinets. To secure our homes and properties, a reliable lock can give us that peace of mind. There are many types and functions, but all of it works to deter people from accessing what’s on the other side.

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Security cameras function as modern crime deterrent gadgets. This means that as soon as people are aware that somebody is watching them, they tend to think twice about doing something stupid.

Another advantage of having these around your home is being able to remotely communicate with people as long as it supports two-way audio.

Think of it as a cutting-edge baby monitor where instead of an infant, you’re observing adults trying their best not to make a fool of themselves on camera. Thus, this can be a form of entertainment depending on how you look at it.

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For those of our readers who are on the process automating their homes, a smart hub is a must-have item. If you’re planning to upgrade a lot of your stuff with smart features, you’re going to need a device to help control their functions.

Getting the right one depends on the voice assistant that you are planning to work with. As it stands right now, Amazon’s Alexa boasts compatibility with almost all of the best ones out there. Of course, Google Assistant is our next recommendation. Meanwhile, Apple users only have the HomePod.

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock, there are various ways to open a bottle sealed with a cork or other materials like it. Sure, heating the neck with lighter and watching the cork fly off with a pop is cool and all, but the traditional way still matters. Using a corkscrew is not that difficult, but we often forget to keep one handy. Luckily, most EDC gadgets such as Swiss Army knives usually include one.

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This one is pretty obvious. Unless you would rather spend your free time reading books or using a mobile device, television is the go-to choice for entertainment. Bigger is always better when it comes to displaying size, but expect to pay a premium as you go up in size. Pair it with a decent home theater sound system and you will the ultimate setup ready to go.

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Learning how to fight is essential in order to defend yourself properly during a confrontation. We’re not encouraging our readers to start one, but if the situation arises it’s better to be prepared. Speed and accuracy matter a lot during a fight, but power can mean victory.

Hence, a boxing bag will give you an intense workout and develop your punch and kick strength over time. Meanwhile, likewise, grab a pair of boxing gloves to protect yourself from injury.

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This one is a major lifesaver if you’re always using your car to travel. A dead battery is the bane of all motorists and nobody wants to be stuck on the road at any time. However, if it does happen, you’re going to need to jump start your ride with the help of another car. Usage is pretty straightforward as long as you have jumper cables handy.

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As men we are proud to show off our strength every now and then. For example, carrying all the groceries in one trip is something to boast about. However, it’s foolish to force ourselves to haul a heavy load that can cause injury. Traditional models can be used for flat or inclined surfaces, but modern variants are capable of much more. Some can even climb stairs with relative ease.

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Real men embrace change but also hold on to traditions. As such, modern technology is slowly turning us into a paperless society. For the sake of sustainability and the reduction of environmental impact on trees, this sounds ideal.

However, we must also value the old-fashioned form of communication and documentation using a pen and stationery. Writing something down on paper is more personal, which helps convey your thoughts sincerely.

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Face it, drinking liquor inside a paper bag is not the most pleasant of practices. In fact, it makes you look uncultured. So why not do it the proper way and consume your alcohol in public via a flask.

A real gentleman drinks using appropriate glassware, but if it’s not available, directly from the flask is likewise acceptable. Some establishments might not allow you to bring one, but you can always find a way to sneak it in.

93QardioBase2 WiFi Smart Scale and Body Analyzer

This measuring tool was traditionally used to weigh goods, but as more people become conscious of their health, it now resides in bathrooms everywhere. Most modern scales are now digital and more accurate compared to the analog types of old.

Fact is, there are high-tech models that support wireless connectivity with a smart device or fitness tracker. This should help users with their weight management regimen as dictated by their physicians.

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It doesn’t matter even if the bed is constructed from the most expensive materials. As long as the mattress is of poor quality, you’re going to have a bad time sleeping tonight. Don’t let budget hold you back, because this is a thing that men should have.

As long as the price is within reason, getting a good night’s sleep should be your top priority. Good ones will quickly whisk you off to slumberland with the most pleasant of dreams.

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A lot of guys use bags, backpacks, and a bunch of other luggage options. Some even go as far as using a fanny pack during travel. These are all great tools or carrying our stuff, but if you’re after something slightly formal, then a briefcase is what you want.

Holding one these look absolutely stylish in most cases. Moreover, these are the perfect accessories when you’re wearing a suit to work.

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Whether its a party at home, a tailgate, a picnic, or practically any occasion with beverages, a cooler is essential. How else are you going to keep your drinks cool when you’re away from the fridge.

Other than using it for storing food and beverage, this container can also keep fish and other types of game fresh for transport. In conclusion, another must-have item for men to consider when shopping.

97Survival First Aid Kit For HomeOutdoor Use

Mishaps can happen when we least expect, which is why a first-aid kit should be available on hand. Without proper care, some injuries can potentially become life-threatening. Men are encouraged to at least learn basic first aid practices.

Since most of us are outdoorsmen by nature, we should at least prepare and pack a basic kit at before we head out. There’s no telling what might happen on the way.

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Fire Extinguisher

I’m sure that men would agree that we have a certain affinity for stuff that our ancestors used for survival. For example, blades, farming, hunting, fishing, building, and starting a fire. Armed with the proper knowledge, we can quickly snuff out flames before they go out of control. However, if the situation takes a turn for the worst, a fire extinguisher can mean life or death for those involved.

99WRAPTIE™ tie-down strap

When you’re hauling big stuff on your truck, tie down straps are must-have accessories to keep your cargo from moving around. Moreover, these can help keep taller items upright while in transit.

You might be tempted to go for the elastic ones but the types with ratchet mechanism work the best. Just be careful not to overtighten the straps, because it can cause damage and serious injury.

100NOS NSJ0302 3-Ton Aluminum Service Jack

When we buy a new automobile, car companies often include a set of tools to help owners with certain tasks. Getting a flat tire can be dangerous when the vehicle is in motion, hence always pull over safely if you can.

Changing tires is basically foolproof, but lifting the car up requires a jack. The one we got from the dealership is quite basic, so plunk down a few bucks for a hydraulic floor jack instead.

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Modern homes are now equipped with power outlets on every corner. However, there are occasions wherein we need to plug in our tools or devices but there are no sockets nearby. A simple problem requires a simple solution. Therefore, an extension cord will make our lives a lot easier. Never hesitate to check the wires because it can wear down after some time.

Actually It’s Called a Chronoscope

With a design that hints at some exotic time & place, the handmade Clock Chronoscope features a retro science-class dial where time is marked with a single-hand & transversal minute scale. Scratches and unique markings on the material make each clock unique. On the wall or on your desk, people will ask what it is—give them the time of day.

Trio Gives Your Laptop a Portable Dual & 3 Screen Display

After the successful launch and sell-through of the original Deux dual-screen laptop display, we all knew the Trio 3-screen display would be next. Well, it’s here. Available in 2 sizes, these satellite monitors connect to your laptop with magnets to give you a 3 screen layout. The trio folds into itself for safe, simple transport. Compatible with Mac, Linux, Windows, Chrome, & Android. A funded Kickstarter.

This Smart Dual Outlet Gives You Remote Control for Home Appliances

Ideal for controlling home appliances remotely or automatically turning lights on and off, the Satechi Dual Smart Outlet works with Apple Home & Siri & powers two appliances at once with real-time monitoring of your devices’ power consumption. Download the free Satechi app, plug in the outlet, & connect your device over Wi-Fi for worry-free control everywhere you go.

Polar’s Ignite Sportwatch Makes Your Data Digestible

Polar’s Ignite sportswatch aims to reduce data-fatigue & make it simpler to read & understand everything your watch is tracking during workouts. It delivers run, swim, and cycle data as well as heart-rate plus training guides, sleep tracking, and autonomic nervous system ANS feedback—which combines heart rate, heart rate variability & breathing rate to create a more complete picture of your exertion levels & recovery.

Leica M Monochrom Drifter By Lenny Kravitz

Collaborations between companies and celebrities often go both ways. Depending on the amount of control allowed by the manufacturer, products could end up a hit or a disappointing miss. However, the allure of publicity that comes with a celebrity endorser is too tempting to pass up. One such success is the 2015 partnership between Lenny Kravitz and Leica. The limited edition Leica M-P features a hand-distressed finish that exudes a vintage vibe. The weathered look makes it look like a treasured imaging tool of the user.

Once again, the German company is rekindling its relationship with the music icon for another awesome gadget. The Leica M Monocrhom Drifter by Lenny Kravitz is the latest rock star camera making its debut. If you’re expecting similar aesthetics with the first model, there’s hardly any hint of it with this new shooter. Instead, the highlight is the stylish python snakeskin that wraps around the body of the device. By now, fans of the artist already know he is vegan, hence the premium-quality material is actually synthetic in nature. “I have always had a thing for reptiles since I was a child and love using it in design,” Kravitz points out.

The beautiful pattern of the vegan leather snakeskin melds perfectly with the Sepia Brown color scheme of the body. To add a little contrast, the thumb wheel, shutter, soft-release buttons, and the hot shoe are all in brass. The Leica M Monochrom Drifter by Lenny Kravitz is limited to only 125 units. Each package includes two lenses: a Leica Summicron-M 75 mm f/2 ASPH and a Leica Summircron-M 28 mm f/2 ASPH. Moreover, the bundle comes with a stylish brown faux-leather bag, two pouches, and cases for each of the two lenses.

Purchase it here

Images courtesy of Leica

20 Best Father’s Day Gifts Every Dad Will Love

Father’s Day is an interesting time of year for many men and women alike. Some of our fathers passed away or we may have never known them. Meanwhile, there are others that were cruel and terrible at the job. However, for those dads that were amazing and the ones that still are, it is always great to honor them with Father’s Day gifts.

Your biological father does not always have to be the one that you can consider a dad. There are step-fathers that are amazing out there, as well as uncles and grandfathers. Perhaps, there is a friend of the family that is like a dad to you or maybe even a teacher and a coach.

Whomever you consider a father or like one to you, it is great to do all you can to honor them as well. While just calling to tell them how you feel about them is nice and even seeing them, it’s nice to buy a little something too.

You’re no longer a boy so buying him a tie or socks isn’t enough. However, we are not asking you to break the bank with your purchase either. Men’s Gear thought long and hard about what we’d like to buy our fathers and came up with this list.

While some of the products may come off as weird, others are absolutely awesome! We found perfect gifts from the outdoor, tech, entertainment, and style worlds that every dad will love!

That said, check these out and let us know which of these Father’s Day gifts you’ll want to buy!

1Osprey Hydration Pack

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The Osprey brand has provided some absolutely amazing products over the years. However, they are most known to the outdoor world as one of the best backpack companies out there.

One of the most common things we at Men’s Gear hear about the brand is that they can do no wrong with their bags. Yet the best thing they offer is a low price and/or reasonable price for everything they add to make them.

At the top of this list is their hydration backpacks. What are they? These bags are specifically made for things like climbing and hiking. They have a water sleeve inside the backpack that you can fill with water or whatever else you might want.

Special tubing is added within the bag and through the shoulder straps, with an endpoint being a straw that you can drink water from. The sleeves are usually capable of holding at least half a gallon of water.

Osprey usually has 2.5L or more in their specialized Osprey Hydraulics® reservoir sleeve. This is more than enough to use for a nice hike, and it won’t be too difficult to carry.

The sleeve fits inside the backpack quite well too, with its own dedicated hook to keep the water safe from other things you might be carrying.

Most of these backpacks from Osprey are under $120 too! Best of all, Osprey’s warranty policy is one of the best in the business. All in all, this is one of the best Father’s Day gifts you could buy for your dad.

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  • checkAll Mighty Guarantee Warranty
  • checkEvery Osprey Hydration Bag Is $130 And Under
  • checkCan Buy Online Or At A Local Outdoor Store
  • checkMost Offer Dual Zippered Side Hip Pockets

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  • cross-altMost Hydration Backpacks Are Small In Space. Many Are Under 30L
2Gerber Off-Road Survival Kit

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Gerber is one of the absolute best outdoor brands in the world. If we even thought for a second that we could ignore them on a list of Father’s Day gifts, we wouldn’t be a real men’s website. Gerber has a ton of great products.

However, if you’re looking for Father’s Day gifts that will fit most any man, you cannot go wrong with their Off-Road Survival Kit. This kit is literally designed for those certain moments when everything goes to hell and dad needs to stay alive.

The reason it is called an off-road survival kit is two-fold. Clearly, you are not going to be driving when you need something like this. On top of that, if you run out of gas or have a bad accident and your car cannot run, you still have to survive.

What happens when the phone is broken, you’re on a dark and unpopulated road, and you’re injured? Gerber wanted to prepare you with a kit for this situation. Everything in the kit is perfect for emergency situations, such as the example we gave above.

It comes with an MP 600 Multi-Tool, Back Paxe Axe, Maglite Pro+ Flashlight, Exchange-A-Blade Handsaw, Concertina Wire Cutter, E-Tool, and a small/basic First Aid Kit.

This fits inside anything dad might drive from a Truck or SUV to a Porsche. It’s compact at just 12″ x 11″ x 3″ in the complete dimensions,

The best thing is that all of this when bought separately from Gerber will cost you quite a lot of money. A few items in this kit can easily be near $100 or beyond it. Yet this survival kit comes in just under $500.

As far as Father’s Day gifts go, it is one of the best you’ll find for what it offers.

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  • checkConcertina Wire Cutter/E-Tool/Handsaw Easily Add Value To The Price
  • checkSmall And Compact, Works For Any Vehicle
  • checkGerber Guarantee
  • checkLimited Lifetime Warranty For North Americans, 25 Years Outside North America

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3Wilson

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Wilson’s Leather may very well be the absolute best leather jacket company that we have ever seen. They have multiple jackets with terrific styles across all fields a leather jacket could be used.

Some men and women may not care for leather itself, so Wilson’s offers other options for those people. They have several jackets from their faux-leather line that are terrific for those looking to feel less guilty.

However, men are usually not going to care about this sort of thing. That is why we direct your attention to one of the company’s best leather jackets. They call it the Wilson’s Classic Leather Jacket.

It comes in brown, which is said to be “Cognac” apparently. As you can see, this jacket is absolutely terrific. Brown tends to match with a lot, but for men, it seems that anything leather can work with their outfit in the casual or business casual department.

Every man has a nice leather jacket in their closet to work for several different functions they might attend.

This specific jacket is quilted to perfection with everything you need to have both a comfortable AND stylish fit. It looks great both open and closed and even has zippered pockets for perfect insulation and an assist to the style.

Although this jacket normally sells for $600, they cut this down by nearly 50% to get right at the $330 price tag. It appears they also brought down the price again for a special sale, meaning this item could be yours for a steal currently!

This falls under Father’s Day gifts that fit nearly any budget.

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  • checkZippered Pockets
  • checkFully Lined, Using 100% Polyester
  • checkGenuine Leather
  • checkSizes Offered XS to XXL
  • checkFree Shipping On Orders $50 And Up
  • checkCurrently On Sale For 50% Off

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  • cross-altNo True Warranty To Speak Of
4Meditations by Marcus Aurelius

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Considered by many to be one of the greatest self-help books for men ever written, Meditations is completely brilliant. It was written by former Roman Emperor himself, Marcus Aurelius.

Yes, THAT Marcus Aurelius.

While the movie Gladiator completely disregards mostly all Roman history when using Marcus, they were not wrong about a few things. Marcus was a tremendous General and brilliant tactician. His ideology was considered to be so impressive that no one questioned his moves.

The biggest issue that Rome dealt with at the time was that Roman Emperors rarely used their children as rulers after they served. They’d name someone to the position and then take them on as a son of sorts. Marcus had this honor yet fought in wars anyway.

The reason Marcus was so well-liked was due to the army believing in him. He never could have ruled without this. Respect from the Roman Army was worth gold to an incoming Emperor. If they questioned you, it could result in a bad situation.

This was something Marcus did not consider in his later life, resulting in his son being killed when he took the throne.

Yet this was the only true mistake Marcus made. The Meditations book was officially formed after his death yet uses all of Aurelius’ stories and thoughts. He was considered to be an impressive Stoic Philosopher due to his writings. Yet his wise nature impressed everyone around him, especially the jackals of the Senate.

However, he never wrote his thoughts down with the intention to publish them. People simply read what he wrote and thought it was just too impressive for the world to never see it. In his writings, he describes the numerous things he dealt with during his time. He does this by making his work into philosophical material.

Marcus’ philosophical writing was written mostly for himself. This is why it feels like he is writing as if he did this for others to enjoy. Yet that simply wasn’t his intention. If anything, Marcus would simply say to people what he thought rather than have them read it.

Due to his impressive writings being read by Generals, Kings, Queens, and your average Joe…the book has remained popular for hundreds of years. Officially, it did not become a major published book until the late 1700s yet the writing itself is nearly 2,000 years old.

When you’re considering Father’s Day gifts for the dad that reads, Meditations is absolutely perfect.

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  • checkBrilliant Thoughts And Stories
  • checkMost Of The Versions For The Book (Paperback & Hardcover) Are Under $10
5MVMT Classic Black Watch

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MVMT is one of the best watch brands in the world, yet they are also among the newest of the major brands. Like others, they sell more than just watches at MVMT, yet that is what made them famous.

Officially, most of their watches are used for fashion purposes and not really proper for use outside in the elements. Yet they have several watch lines and every version of them are made for specific purposes. Some of which are made so that you can use them for more than just fashion.

It is impossible for a man to not find a watch here that he’ll love. Seriously, take any man and put them in front of all of their watches and we’ll bet you all the money in our piggy bank that he’ll love something.

This is due to what MVMT brings to the table. They have a ton of different minimalist options, which works for the older and younger father alike. However, they also have watch types that certain fathers may love more such as their Voyager, Odyssey, and Revolver options.

These options are also made to use outdoors and are often water resistant. Their Modern Sport line is the most durable, however. These will be the type you’d want to use on a hike or when you’re going camping.

However, their Classic series is truly what made them famous originally. This mixes in a great look that is both old and new. It’s a hybrid of both styles and looks absolutely terrific. You often have a minimalist appearance with the band and outer-watch contents.

Then they go new school with the watch look underneath the cap. The model in our image above shows you this the best, however.

Father’s Day gifts like this are perfect for the dad that likes to be fashionable. The best part is that MVMT watches work for fathers in any age-group.

Pros

  • checkUniversal Designs To Fit Any Father From Any Age-Group
  • check90% Of The Watches Are $200 And Under
  • checkFree Shipping Worldwide On Online Orders Through MVMT Website
  • check2-Year Warranty

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6Yamaha EAD

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Yamaha has been a huge name in the world of music for years, however, they are most prominent for their drums. A lot of fathers out there may be huge fans of music and they may even want to share that love with others.

Yamaha gives them that option with their Electric Acoustic Drums. This is a hybrid of the Electric Drums and your regular Acoustic Drum set that has been around for decades.

They simply take your acoustic drums and have you put the product on them. This allows your acoustic drums to become electric as well!

This is something you’ll see in a music studio today, as it gives the band the sound they need while not compromising with the sound quality. The ability to switch up sound like electric drums is efficient yet classic drummers will love the appeal of the normal design and set up.

You can easily record your play too. All you need to do is download their application, plug in your phone to the system when you’re ready to record, and you’re all set. It is literally that simple.

This app even allows you to record yourself playing live, and not just record the sound. Of course, that only gives you the ability to see yourself play and notice any mistakes you might make. Thus, this is also a good drum set to learn on.

Best of all, unlike normal electric drums, you do not need anything to be “turned on” for these drums to work. The drums are still acoustic, as you’re either buying a normal set to play on from Yamaha or you have your own that you’re adding the product to.

They can be unhooked from any electric properties and still operate like normal acoustic drums.

This is a huge asset that makes them well worth getting for ALL drummers. Of course, the electric part only works when they are plugged in, naturally. Plus, you’ll get a better quality overall sound with them being plugged in too.

When one considers Father’s Day gifts, this may be out of the budget. Yet it’s really awesome, so maybe you can have fun with this along with Dad.

Pros

  • checkGreat For Learning Drums On
  • checkCan Record Using Various Sounds
  • checkCapable Of Use Without Being Plugged In

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7Icemule Boss

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The Icemule Boss™ backpack is quite unique and well worth your investment. What is it?

While it acts as a regular backpack, 30L of space we might add, it is sooo much more. The Icemule brand makes coolers, which are world renowned for their ability to handle the heat.

Unlike some coolers that end up getting hot and melt the ice inside of them, Icemule holds up well enough to last numerous hours within it. In most cases, the Icemule Boss™ is the best among them and can last days keeping things cold.

Seriously, put ice in this thing and leave it outside a day or two. You’ll be shocked to see that nothing has truly melted in that time.

Of course, this depends on the temperature outside. Yet regardless of 100-degree temps, it can still manage at least a day before it starts to have trouble.

The way Icemule manages to do this is through their own genius designs. They use their PolarLayer XT™ Insulation foam and IM AirValve™ to keep things cool.

Essentially, the insulation helps to prevent anything from getting out. Meanwhile, the air valve keeps everything from getting in, including warm air. They manage to triple their protection of the inside contents with their Tri-Fold DriTop™ too.

This opens up to allow the user to put ice and contents inside. You merely fold it and put it into the bag. This foldable top ensures even less warmth gets in. With all of this in play, it is not shocking to see it hold up so well.

This is not where things end with this cooler either.

Due to being a backpack as well, it is truly meant for portability. You can carry cold stuff as well as other things you might need to take along with you. It even uses PakShield™ zippers to keep things together.

It is capable of easily handling 60lbs too. On top of all of this is Icemule’s specialized MuleSkin™ fabric. This fabric allows the bag/cooler to be 100% waterproof. That means you can take this into rainstorms and you’re ensured a dry inside when you arrive at your destination.

This is something that can work for both a young and older father, in our opinion. It is perfect for camping or outdoor get-togethers. Father’s Day gifts like this are special and well worth the investment you make. It is something your dad can use over and over for numerous things.

Pros

  • checkWaterproof MuleSkin™ fabric
  • checkPakShield™ Zippers
  • checkTri-Fold DriTop™
  • checkPolarLayer XT™ Insulation
  • checkIM AirValve™
  • checkExtreme Portability
  • check30L space & 60lbs handle
  • check$300 Price Tag Is The Best In The Industry For Such A Bag

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8Columbia PFG

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Columbia is considered by many to be one of the best outdoor clothing brands in the world today. It is not hard to see why, as they have managed to do quite well with men and even women with their clothing.

They sell better than most brands, which has ultimately allowed them to specialize their clothing items. This is where their Performance Fishing Gear comes into play. There is a ton of gear in this line to be excited about if you’re a fisherman.

Although it depends on your interests and needs, they seem to have a perfect line that can work for every man. Here are some of the things you can buy:

  • Terminal Deflector Zero™ Hoodie
  • Super Terminal Tackle™ Long Sleeve Shirt
  • Force XII Zero™ Long Sleeve Hybrid Shirt
  • Slack Tide™ Camp Shirt
  • Bahama™ II Short Sleeve Shirt
  • Tamiami™ II Short Sleeve Shirt
  • Bahama™ II Long Sleeve Shirt
  • Tamiami™ II Long Sleeve Shirt
  • Low Drag Offshore™ Short Sleeve Shirt
  • Terminal Tackle PFG Americana Fish™ Long Sleeve Shirt
  • Fish Series™ II Terminal Tackle Long Sleeve Shirt
  • Tamiami Hurricane™ Jacket
  • Force XII™ Pant
  • Half Moon™ III Short—Big
  • Backcast III™ Water Short
  • Super Harborside™ Chino Short
  • Harborside™ Chino Short
  • Brewha II™ Short
  • Harborside™ Chino Pant
  • Blood and Guts™ III Convertible Pant

They also have specially designed shoes that will be perfect for fishing nearly anywhere. Since most can handle water pretty well, you won’t have to worry about the issues normal sneakers might provide. Here are a few of the shoes you can get from Columbia:

  • Force 12™ II PFG Shoe
  • Bahama™ Vent PFG Shoe
  • Dorado™ CVO PFG Shoe
  • Bahama™ Vent Relaxed PFG Shoe
  • Bahama™ Vent Loco Relaxed II PFG Shoe
  • Delray™ CVO PFG Shoe
  • Bahama™ Vent Marlin PFG Boat Shoe
  • Bahama™ Vent PFG Shoe – Wide
  • Delray™ PFG Shoe
  • Bahama™ Relaxed Marlin PFG Boat Shoe
  • Dorado™ Slip PFG Shoe

This is only a small portion of the gear line too. They have plenty of hats, gloves, and much more clothing on top of that. We recommend you check them out whenever possible.

If the selection depth wasn’t enough for you, the price sure could be. Most of the items listed above are $75 and under. The shirts average $25 to $50 alone! That means you could easily buy dad an entire outfit of sorts with these prices for $100 or less!

When we think about Father’s Day gifts that dad will love, our first thought is how universal the choices will be. It is clear that most men will love gear like this either to fish in or to use outdoors.

That said, you cannot go wrong with picking something from the Columbia Performance Fishing Gear line.

Pros

  • checkFree Shipping Through Free Greater Rewards Program
  • checkAll PFG Is Considered Water Resistant or Waterproof
  • checkLong 60-Day Return Policy
  • checkAll Gear Is Multi-Use
  • checkAll Items Presented Are $75 Or Under

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9Filson C.C.F. Utility Jacket

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Filson has been one of the best work jacket brands in the world the last number of years. However, they really took a shot at other companies when they introduced an affordable line of utility and work jackets.

The reason companies took it as a shot at them was due to Filson making these jackets and the entire line of gear insanely affordable. The biggest example of this in their entire line is the C.C.F. Utility Jacket.

You can purchase this impressive jacket for just $150. You may assume that this is a bit pricey, but it’s actually not. In fact, an average jacket just like this will cost you $300 to $400 elsewhere.

Carhartt among other brands sell the same type of jacket for that price, so Filson knew they could beat that with an affordable price on their items. While most of their clothing items are fairly priced, something bigger comes out of this.

Filson makes everything in North America, with most items being made in the United States of America. Their C.C.F. Utility Jacket happens to be made in Canada.

This jacket is made using cotton duck canvas, and it is filled with lightweight polyester insulation. The hood on the jacket is also insulated and even adjustable. The jacket also has two chest pockets, interior security pocket, and handwarmer pockets.

These pockets are also made larger to accommodate when you’re wearing gloves.

They are made for work, being out in the field, and even everyday use. It’s truly a universal jacket that is affordable for nearly anyone. This jacket is great for Father’s Day in our book. Father’s Day gifts like this may not be used right now, but it’ll certainly be used down the line.

Pros

  • checkMade in Canada
  • checkAffordable $150 Price Tag
  • checkLarger Hand-Warming Pockets
  • checkFilson Lifetime Guarantee Warranty
  • checkMachine Washable
10Jack Daniels Whiskey

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If you’re looking for something that’ll be perfect for any father at any stage of their life, it’s gotta be Jack.

Trust us, every dad needs a drink every once in a while. You were quite a handful and likely still are for them. Due to this, they always needed something strong to drink to help them deal with it all.

Heck, they may still have your mother to deal with on a regular basis. We all know that she makes him deal with a lot more than he’s capable of at times.

That said, Jack Daniel’s Whiskey is a perfect gift for him.

While in America one must be 21 years of age or older, you can always find a bottle that you think he’ll like and give him the money to buy it for himself. If you’re of age, go ahead and buy it for the guy. If not, try that option and either way, he’ll be good with the decision.

What can you choose for him?

Jack is known as one of the best Rye Whiskey companies in the world and especially the United States. That said, their Tennessee Rye may be the best option if you know your father likes this type.

Maybe you’re not sure what dad likes.

That means you may need to guess the best possible option, but you won’t need to search too hard on this. There are a few you cannot go wrong with. That’s the Gentleman Jack & Old No. 7.

These are some of the top whiskeys in the country, period. They also can be used in various food dishes. Old No. 7 alone has a mellow taste that isn’t really very strong. The alcohol isn’t too overbearing, so it tastes good and still gives you the buzz a normal whiskey offers.

This is also the type of Jack Daniels whiskey most people use for the infamous “Jack & Coke” option.

Meanwhile, the Gentleman Jack is both mellow and smooth. This smoothness is a big deal for men who do not drink very much. A lot of men prefer to have something that goes down easy even if they do have a drink on the regular.

This is why the Gentleman Jack is so useful. It is a universal whiskey that isn’t too much for any man to deal with. Plus, it tastes very good. It has an oaky taste due to the barrel it was in and they add vanilla & caramel to the drink mix to give it a small sweet taste too. It’s a terrific combo.

Most Jack bottles are going to be 750ML or 1.75L in size. That means you can get a good bit out of one bottle that dad can return to a lot when needed. The prices are pretty easy to handle for all the versions we mentioned too.

You’ll spend anywhere between $25 and $50, depending on the size you get and where you buy it from. Father’s Day gifts like this are cheaper and in every budget. Plus, we all know Dad needs a drink almost every day.

Pros

  • checkOne Of The Best American Whiskeys
  • checkAverage $25 to $50 Asking Price

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11KEEN Dover Utility Boots

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KEEN is a brand that Men’s Gear absolutely loves. We have written on their products many times and have added them to our best brand lists when it comes to work & outdoor boots.

They are a friend to the site, so we could not avoid adding them to the list. We truly believe in their boots and shoes and we feel the Dover boots are some of the best KEEN has to offer.

They are among the newest in their line of utility boots.

The best thing about KEEN is that they make utility boots look like something you’d wear to work our out in public. At the same time, you’re getting an amazing pair of boots that keep your feet safe and help you from having any major issues.

The Men’s Dover boots have a carbon fiber toe, which allows for the boots to be more mobile while also protecting you from most falling objects. That could be something as simple as a wrench falling or even something more serious, like a knife.

This won’t protect like a steel toe boot, keep in mind. Yet for your basic needs, your toes are safe from major issues.

KEEN puts ALL of their utility boots through extreme testing in not only their own testing center but also with safety companies. This allows them to make a pair of boots that meet all safety regulations,

The Dover meets the following safety ratings:

  • The ASTM F1677-96 MARK II Non-Slip Testing Standards
  • The ASTM F2412-17 and F2913-17 F I/75 C/75 EH Standards
  • And the ASTM F2913-17 SATRA Non-Slip Testing Standards

Some of you may not know what that stuff means. However, for the man who may work outside or in a factory…you’ll know all about these regulations.

The Dover also uses special KEEN technology. The Dover is capable of a lot, which is why so many seem to love it already. Here is what you can look for in the KEEN Dover boots:

  • KEEN.DRY WATERPROOF, BREATHABLE MEMBRANE
  • WATERPROOF LEATHER UPPER
  • KONNECTFIT HEEL-CAPTURE SYSTEM FOR A LOCKED-IN FIT
  • TPU SHANK FOR MIDFOOT SUPPORT
  • REMOVABLE METATOMICAL PU FOOTBED
  • 90° HEEL (5/8″ HEIGHT)
  • KEEN LUFTCELL DUAL-DENSITY PU MIDSOLE, INFUSED WITH AIR FOR WEIGHTLESS COMFORT
  • OIL- AND SLIP-RESISTANT NON-MARKING RUBBER OUTSOLE

Best of all, the Dover boots are made in the United States. You’ll be supporting working Americans by buying them, so why not?

The Dover boots are lightweight despite all the safety they have, and they’re insanely comfortable. Shoes made for people to work in must be comfortable, otherwise, it would be difficult to get a job done, right?

To get some discounts, all students can use their Student Program and get a little bit off of the cost. The same can be done for people who sign up for the KEEN Pro Program.

Pros

  • checkFree 3-Day Shipping On All Orders $150 And Up
  • checkKEEN Guaranteed 1-Year Warranty
  • checkBoots Are Virtually Waterproof
  • checkCapable Of Multiple Uses
  • checkCan Be Purchased For Both Regular And Wide Foot Needs
  • checkMade In The United States of America
  • checkComfortable, Breathable Fit

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12SOG Flash II Serrated

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SOG is one of the best knife makers we’ve ever seen. The best part is that they offer all of their knives at affordable prices that anyone can afford. Although they do have specialty knives that can be a bit expensive, around 90% of them are less than $100.

This brings us to one of the best Father’s Day gifts one can buy, the SOG Flash II.

This knife is part of a line of knives from SOG under the Flash II banner. All of the knives are assisted open, however, they also differ mostly when it comes to the blade. We prefer a certain one in the line called the Flash II Black Tini.

It comes with a serrated blade that takes up half the overall blade. The remaining portion of it is a straight fixed blade type. This allows the overall blade to be capable of cutting nearly anything.

To top it off, it is a great knife to have for protection.

As mentioned, it’s assisted open. This is actually legal in all 50 states across America and even legal in The UK. Switchblades are often banned in several countries as well as many states in America.

Meanwhile, assisted open knives are not considered as dangerous. Yet they can still open fast enough to give you the proper speed when you need them most.

To further add to its usefulness, the knife also comes with a clip that allows men to attach it to a belt or on their person somewhere else.

If you feel another from the Flash II line is best, then, by all means, buy it. You cannot go wrong with any SOG knife, in our opinion.

SOG puts a lifetime guarantee on their knives, so they are well worth the buy. On top of this, every knife from the Flash II line is under $100. Currently, a sale is going on to get one for less than $60.

Pros

  • checkSOG Lifetime Guarantee
  • checkClip For Easy Portability
  • checkCurrent $57 Asking Price, $71 Normally
  • checkPartial Serrated Blade
  • checkLegal Assisted Open System
  • checkStainless Steel Blade
13Cloudstyle Suit

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You may not know a lot about the Cloudstyle brand, but they are one of the most affordable suit companies we have seen. To top it off, they also bring quality to their work and therefore their clothing does not come off cheaply made.

Established in 2014, Cloudstyle became an international trade company. This means they are capable of getting a product to anyone nearly anywhere in the world. Currently, they export suits and other clothing to over 100 countries around the world.

Based in Canada but have clothing made all over the world, they set out on a mission to make quality suits affordable to the masses. So far, Cloudstyle has lived up to their concept. For Father’s Day, it makes total sense to buy one of their best suits.

For us, it’s their 2-piece Slim Fit Business Suit. This suit comes in 10 different colors, so you’re bound to find one you like. The current colors offered are green, black, maroon, pink, purple, blue, navy, khaki, and dark cyan.

One thing we like about Cloudstyle is that they are very open about their sizing and what is in their suits. For example, their Business Suit is made with 67.9% Polyester, 31.2% Viscose, and 0.9% of Spandex.

We recommend you check the sizing chart that they clearly put on the screen before you buy. Their sizing slightly differs from American sizing. This is very important.

Father’s Day gifts like this may be best for the younger father. Yet it could also make a slightly older man look damn good too. We’re sure he’ll love it.

Pros

  • checkAffordable Suit Option At Less Than $100
  • check10 Colors To Choose From
  • checkFree Shipping Option
  • check15-Day Return Policy
  • checkFree Returns Due To Shipping Damages
  • checkCan Pay Using PayPal As Well As Standard Methods

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  • cross-altSlim Fit May Not Work Well For Some Men
14OMEN Mindframe Headset

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One of the best Father’s Day gifts this year might very well be the Omen Mindframe Headset by HP. This headset is purposely made for gamers but it can be used for multiple purposes like podcasts, listening to music, and much more.

The coolest part about these headphones, literally, is the frost cap technology.

Do you know how after your use of them for a while, the headset can end up making your ears kinda hot? Gamers especially know this feeling. That is why the Omen added the frost cap, as it’s quite literally designed to keep you cool.

Inside the headphones, you’ll see a metal-looking cap. This is where the cooling comes in while you’re wearing them. If you feel like you’re getting too warm at any point, you can always just push them close to your ear to get cooler quicker.

This is not all the Omen offers.

The sound quality is extremely effective, capable of delivering full immersion in the game or the music. This allows them to be noise-canceling while also delivering quality sound at the same time.

The sound can be insanely loud or very little. It is fully adjustable on the headset. It also uses realistic positional audio. Meaning if you hear gunshots in a game from the right side, your right ear will hear it and not the other. If something is far away or close, you’ll hear it based on the volume it would realistically be heard.

In order to use the mic on the headset, you merely need to just pull the mic down. To turn it off, you just push it up in the original position it came in.

The fit is also perfect for most heads, even those with larger heads. You know who we’re talking about…Gerald.

They took the price down from its normal $200 to only $130. That means it’s the perfect time to buy!

Pros

  • checkFrost Cap Technology
  • checkPrice Cut To $130
  • checkRealistic Sound Quality
  • checkNoise-Canceling Headset
  • checkDropdown Microphone Feature
  • checkUsual 3-Year Warranty

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15UA RUSH Long Sleeve Compression Shirt

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The RUSH™ line by Under Armour is the newest line from the company. A lot of the time, new lines mean higher prices and thus less affordable options. However, that was never the idea for Under Armour.

They wanted to make a clothing line that could fit the average man’s needs while also making a profit that the company could benefit from. There are some products from Under Armour that might be higher in price than needed, but not the RUSH™ line.

One of the best products from it is their Compression Long-Sleeve Shirt.

This is perfect for the athletic father as well as the one who just likes to go to the gym. It’s also for the type of guy that wants to look a bit better. Since this is a compression shirt, it smushes the fat in. Therefore, it can be worn underneath normal clothing and make a man look slightly slimmer.

This shirt is ultralight according to UA. So much so, it’s called a “second skin” by those who have used it. The shirt also helps to improve endurance and strength. The way it does this is by using the clothing to absorb energy and reflect it back into the muscles and tissues.

All of the RUSH™ gear offers anti-odor technology to prevent the growth of odor-causing microbes. The compression shirt offers mesh panels, providing tremendous ventilation.

Powered by Celliant, the body of the product is made of 82% of Polyester as well as 18% Elastane. Meanwhile, the mesh panels are made up of 90% Polyester and 10% Elastane.

The UA RUSH™ line is athlete tested and athlete approved, so we’re pretty sure dad will love the gear. We feel even stronger about the compression shirt, as it is perfect for any man who chooses to buy one or take one on as a gift.

Father’s Day gifts like this can be used throughout the year, so it’ll more be worth the investment.

Pros

  • checkTremendous Breathability
  • checkFairly Priced At $60
  • checkWide Sizing: SM to XXXL

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  • cross-altComes In Only Two Colors-Black & Gray
16Victorinox SwissTool Spirit XC Plus Ratchet

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A multi-tool is really hard to find when you think about it. At least, a good one is hard to find. There are plenty out there with a few interesting things in them. However, they are usually cheaply made and from a random business in China or something.

We did not want to guide you to one of those, but we knew we wanted to mention multi-tools in this piece. Men love multi-tools, especially fathers. You know how much crap we have to put together, so having something that can work for any need is incredibly useful.

The best at making them, in our book, is Victorinox. The Swiss masters are obviously a top company for the infamous Swiss Army Knives. However, it does not take much for them to merely adjust things and make an amazing multi-tool.

They’re clearly Swiss enough to make this sort of thing work out well for themselves. That said, their clear best is the SwissTool Spirit XC, the Plus Racket version. What does it contain? An impressive 29 tools!!

Those tools are:

With so many tools and useful material in this multi-tool, it is something every man can benefit from having. It is quite clear that your father will obviously have a use for it, which means you won’t be wasting money on something you know he likely won’t use.

Fathers are nothing if not always in need of more tools, at least the ones that we’ve known.

That said, Father’s Day gifts like this are obviously going to be well worth it. On top of this, buying from Victorinox offers some big perks. Not only are you getting quality but also a company that stands by their products.

Their multi-tools have a lifetime guarantee. This means that you never have to worry about getting value out of your purchase. It’ll clearly be worth it or the company will fix the problems that prevent it from being just that.

Pros

  • check29 Tools For Ultimate Use
  • check38 Total Functions
  • checkVictorinox Lifetime Guarantee
  • checkGreat $150 Asking Price
  • checkFree 2-Day Shipping On Orders Over $30

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17CRKT Kangee T-Hawk

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The Kangee™ T-Hawk is one of the absolute best tactical tomahawks in the world today. If nothing else can be said about it, the Kangee™ has managed to stand out over other tomahawks due to how impressively it’s made.

It was originally designed for Columbia River Knife & Tool, CRKT, by Ryan Johnson of RMJ Tactical. He has made several different products involving blades over the years, but he’s one of the true best when it comes to tomahawk designs.

The Kangee™ T-Hawk is incredibly well-made and designed. It stands out due to its versatility and how durable it happens to be.

This tomahawk uses the incredible SK5 Carbon Steel for the sharp side of the product. It then uses tremendous glass reinforced nylon handles, with an additional textured grip. It also comes in a Boltaron® Sheath, which includes a buckled strap.

This makes the sheath MOLLE compatible.

Due to the nylon handles and gripping, this tomahawk can be used in the rain and snow without the risk of it slipping from your hands. The coolest part is that you could drop this in a puddle of mud or a lake and then be capable of using it without an issue.

The actual blade is made with durable carbon steel, which makes it nearly impossible to destroy. The Kangee™ actually comes with a spike end, which allows you to use the T-Hawk for protection from animals as well as other humans, and even fishing.

If that wasn’t enough, it comes in at a price that is affordable and among the best in the industry for tomahawks of this value.

We love Father’s Day gifts like this because it can be used for so much. On top of this, you’re getting a product that’ll last for a very long time.

Pros

  • checkCan Use Wet Or Dry
  • checkMOLLE Compatible
  • checkUse Of SK5 Carbon Steel
  • checkSpike Addition Makes It Multi-Purpose
  • checkIndustry Standard $185 Asking Price
  • checkDesigned By Master Tomahawk Maker Ryan Johnson
  • checkCRKT Limited Lifetime Guarantee Warranty Included

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18Apex Pants by 5.11 Tactical

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5.11 Tactical is clearly a company known for its tactical products. You don’t need us to tell you that, but they also have several impressive outdoor products overall. We could not recommend them enough for your needs in this area.

The company often makes products that can be considered universal or great for use every single day. This is especially true about their Apex Pants, which are some of the most comfortable and useful tactical pants on the market.

The biggest issue with pants and jeans is that you cannot move well in them. Men usually have to go to sweatpants to get that kind of freedom. Even shorts are better for this.

5.11 wanted to end that problem, which is why their pants overall are very impressive. You can move easily in them due to the material in them being capable of stretching. This allows you to move up, down, left, and right without an issue.

The Apex Pants are useful due to all they provide the wearer. Due to so much being involved in these pants, we felt we needed to just show you the list of special additions you’re going to be getting out of them. Check all of this out:

  • Internal cargo pouch magazine pockets
  • Twin back yoke magazine pockets
  • Flex cuff pocket inside waist
  • Two-way Flex-Tac® mechanical stretch
  • Handcuff key pocket inside rear waist
  • Teflon® treated to repel stains, soil, and moisture
  • Gusseted construction
  • Comfort waistband
  • Articulated knees
  • Deep cargo pockets with clean interior finish
  • Reinforced knife clip area
  • Seven reinforced belt loops
  • Bartacking at key stress locations
  • Genuine YKK® zipper hardware
  • Made with 67% Polyester/ 33% Cotton

It’s clear with all of this in the pants, they’re going to be quite helpful to any man who decides to wear them. This makes them perfect for Dad, who could truly get a lot of wear out of these pants for sure.

They even come in 10 different colors. Those are:

  • Ranger Green
  • Black
  • Khaki
  • Storm
  • Volcanic
  • Battle Brown
  • Burnt
  • TDU Green
  • Tundra
  • Dark Navy

They come in a ton of different sizes to meet most men’s needs. In fact, they offer waist sizes 28 to 44. Although they only have 4 length sizes, those are 30, 32, 34, and 36.

That could be problematic for taller men, but it likely covers the vast majority of them.

We love Father’s Day gifts like this, as it certainly makes sense for Dads. It fits what they’d want and need, so you’re getting a present that you can be sure they’ll get a lot of use out of. You may need to speak with your mom or him about sizing first, however.

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  • checkWide Variety of Waist Sizes
  • checkComfort Waistband
  • checkTwo-Way Flex-Tac® Mechanical Stretch
  • checkYKK® Zipper Hardware
  • checkTeflon® Treated
  • check$80 Asking Price

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19Justin Original Pulley Steel Toe Boots

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While we always like KEEN due to their versatile line of shoes and boots that can be used for work or casual activity, it’s hard to hate a good pair of boots specifically made for work. Justin Original is a terrific brand that knows how to make a solid pair of work boots.

While they can make a casual pair too, they are known for their affordable work boots that are extremely well-made. One of the best pairs they have is their Pulley Steel Toe option that is exactly as it sounds, steel toe boots.

These are part of their 8-inch lace-up boot line, which is extremely popular with the brand.

You get a lot with these boots, so let’s go over what you’ll be getting for Dad here.

The boots are “distressed brown leather.” This gives it a slightly older yet vintage look. As with every pair of Justin Original boots, the patented J-Flex Flexible Comfort System® insole comes with this pair of boots too. This helps protect your feet with a comfortable inside.

While the comfort system will help you well throughout a given day, the Stampede™ Rubber and EVA Combination is insanely helpful to the boots overall. This makes them resistant to abrasions, chips, slipping, and marking.

This allows for the wearer to move about any surface without the risk of any major issues.

The inclusion of this also allows these boots to be worn in Electrical Hazards up to 18,000 volts. Meanwhile, the steel toe in the boots allows men to wear this pair in most factories across the United States.

On top of this, the impressive insole allows for men to wear them on a ranch without the risk of any discomfort throughout a given day.

While many products made by Justin Original are made in America, they do not tend to have a great warranty policy. They do have a good 60-day return policy in place but the 1-year warranty they offer is quite limited, unlike that of rival companies.

Many of which offer a lifetime deal or fully cover shoes and/or boots for the 1 to 2 years they are under warranty for any reason.

Outside of this, there really isn’t a bad thing to say about the boots. Typically a warranty or return isn’t needed because the boots are so impressive. Most men get years out of their boots before any repairs or replacements need to be made when they buy Justin Original.

Father’s Day gifts like this are practical and well worth the investment.

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  • checkSteel Toe
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20Queen Band

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With the success of the Bohemian Rhapsody film, the band known as Queen has become a big deal once again. They’re now even traveling, doing several big concerts with Adam Lambert stepping in for the brilliant Freddy Mercury.

While Queen is not making any new music truthfully, they are still known for their amazing work. It’s pretty obvious that your Dad will love a great Queen CD to listen to.

Luckily, Queen has a great way for you to listen to them. There is a “Best Of” CD right now that will cost you less than $30 to buy. It costs around $20, which makes it a cheaper option for your old man.

Father’s Day gifts don’t have to be expensive. While most of us may buy a CD via iTunes, it’s likely your Dad will want something to listen to the old fashioned way. To do this, he’ll need a CD, despite their uselessness in today’s medium for most of us.

That said, we’ve managed to find a “Best Of” CD for Queen that includes most of their biggest hits. It’s under what is known as the Queen Platinum Collection. That means you’ll see songs on here such as:

  • Another One Bites The Dust
  • Killer Queen
  • Crazy Little Thing Called Love
  • Somebody To Love
  • Don’t Stop Me Now
  • Fat Bottom Girls
  • We Will Rock You
  • We Are the Champions
  • Under Pressure
  • Bohemian Rhapsody
  • Play The Game
  • The Show Must Go On
  • These Are The Days Of Our Lives

These major songs and many more are in the collection, making it terrific for the biggest Queen fan. Father’s Day Gifts like this are cheaper, yet perfect for the Dad who loves music.

When you think of Father’s Day gifts, it’s hard to not consider a more expensive option for your Dad. However, it does not matter if he’s 30, 50, or 70. Every dude loves Queen!

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Get Cranking With The Panic Playdate Handheld Game System

Right now, portable gaming is available on a bunch of devices. You have smartphones, tablets, the Nintendo Switch, Nintendo 3DS. While the Sony PlayStation Vita is making its exit, another one is rising up to take its place. The Panic Playdate is one interesting gadget that strangely looks like the first-generation Nintendo Game Boy. However, look closely and you’ll notice that it comes with a built-in hand crank on one side.

Some of you might recognize the brand as the publisher of a few indie games. Their collaboration with Campo Santo gave us Firewatch, which won various awards for different categories. Now, it is working with House House on Untilted Goose Game, an upcoming puzzle game for Windows, Mac, and the Nintendo Switch.

The bright yellow color of the Playdate immediately draws your attention. It bears a resemblance to the third-generation Apple iPod Nano but is slightly bigger. It sports 2.7-inch monochromatic screen, a d-pad, two face buttons, and the hand crank that slots into the side. We also noticed a single front-firing speaker on the right side of its display.

Other notable features include a 3.5 mm headphone jack, a USB Type-C port, Wi-Fi connectivity, and a custom operating system. As for the software, the Panic Playdate will be relying on a subscription service, which they’re calling a season of games. The only one on preview is Crankin’s Time Travel Adventure, which lets you control the flow of time using the hand crank. Keita Takahashi, the creator of the super-popular Katamari Damacy, is helming the development. We can’t wait to see how future games will integrate this quirky control system into their games.

Learn more about it here

Images courtesy of Panic

Suunto 5 GPS Sports Watch

Among smartwatches, only a few brands are willing to take on the great outdoors. The Apple Watch Series 4 and Samsung Galaxy Watch rank might be more popular, but both are lacking durability. On the other hand, companies like Garmin, Casio, and Suunto offer durable wearables that are ready for adventure. For now, let’s focus on the new Suunto 5, GPS-ready smartwatch that will accompany you everywhere.

With a case measuring 46 mm, the Suunto 5 is noticeably smaller than the Suunto 9, which sports a 50 mm case. Buyers can choose from four colors: White, All Black, Graphite Copper, and Burgundy Copper. Personally, we found the Burgundy Copper colorway to be more attractive than the others.

The polished stainless steel bezel and the silicone rubber strap look stylish enough to match most of your wardrobe. The case is made of glass fiber-reinforced polycarbonate, while the display cover is mineral crystal. It’s safe to say that these combinations of materials should make for one sturdy smartwatch that weighs around 66 grams.

The Suunto 5 is being marketed as a GPS sports watch, so it should flexible enough to handle various activities. Moreover, the integrated optical heart rate sensor gives users an insight regarding their overall fitness. The smartwatch is water-resistant up to 50 meters allowing it to even track your swim. At the same time, the built-in GPS can track your location and guide you to where you need to go. Depending on the interval setting, this device can last anywhere from 20 to 40 hours. On the other hand, regular usage with mobile notifications will give you up to 7-day usage time

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Images courtesy of Suunto

Bose Home Speaker 300

The Bose Home Speaker is the audio company’s tiniest smart speaker yet at just a little over six inches tall. Bose says it delivers “powerful bass and true 360-degree sound” at just $259.95.

For that kind of cash, you’d hope for top-tier audio quality, and fair enough, Bose has never failed us before. The Bose Home Speaker 300 is loaded with modern smarts. You can link it up with other speakers or soundbars from the company’s lineup and create a true multi-room music system.

It’s clear Bose patterned this one after its Home Speaker 500, but to downsize the prize, it had to make some compromises. For starters, there’s no more LCD that features album artwork for currently playing tracks. Still, it’s got the same playback controls on top, alongside several preset buttons that help users quickly pull up favorite songs or an internet radio station.

Besides voice command support, the Bose Home Speaker 300 also features AirPlay 2 integration. And it can act as your everyday Bluetooth speaker if you don’t care much about the smart speaker stuff. The only potential downside to this powerful device is that it needs to plugged in at all times. And there’s no built-in battery for wireless listening, so that means you can’t bring this with you poolside-style. Unless there’s an outlet there nearby, of course.

The Bose Home Speaker 300 is sleek, svelte, and offers topnotch sound quality. At a price you’ve come to expect from Bose, which is to say quite expensive. But, really, what’s not to like here?

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Google Glass Enterprise Edition 2

Following its dismal sales performance, Google Glass appeared to be a big failure. For a while now, it seems like the search company is out of the picture with competitors in the lead. Presently, Microsoft appears to be on top with a massive push to market the HoloLens 2. Following closely are other brands that are hoping to grab a slice of the pie. However, like world-class champions, the Mountain View, California-based tech giant is ready for a rematch. It’s coming out swinging with a new and improved version of the original—the Google Glass Enterprise Edition 2.

Reports from various analysts pointed out that the first commercial version failed due to poor marketing. While the product was indeed cutting-edge with all the bells and whistles of a flagship device, but consumers thought otherwise. Even though industrial sectors found it useful, it was different for casual users. Retailing for $1,500 a pop, consumers were not about to spend that much to beta test a product with vague marketing. Now, that there are more practical applications available, Google just might have a shot this time around.

The Google Glass Enterprise Edition 2 will retail for $999 and is significantly lower than the $3,500 HoloLens 2. Moreover, the new design looks more like a decent pair of glasses than the first model, which absolutely helps. Unless people closely examine your eyewear, the small protrusion is barely visible at all. Powering this new wearable is a Qualcomm Snapdragon XR1 with 3 GB of RAM and a 32 GB internal storage. Just don’t expect it’s processing power to be on par with Microsoft’s AR offering. Lastly, the safety frames come from Smith Optics.

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ASTRO A40 TR + MixAmp TR Wired Headset

Looking for the right audio device entirely depends on what you need it for. Take for example for traveling, which usually needs headphones that have excellent ambient noise reduction. Moreover, models that come with active noise cancellation are on high on the list. Next, users who live an active lifestyle will need ingress protection to keep moisture and dust out. Finally, content creators, streamers, and competitive gamers require accurate audio, which the ASTRO A40 TR + MixAmp TR will gladly deliver.

Just like noise-canceling headphones that frequent travelers use for the long-haul trips, comfort is the key. Gamers, streamers, and content creators normally wear these for long periods of time. There was a time when Turtle Beach was the brand of choice, but Astro is gaining popularity for good reason. This $249.99 set is a complete package that is compatible with the Sony PlayStation 4, Microsoft Xbox One, Mac, and PC. The soft cloth cushions on each ear cup are made of breathable fabric for superior ventilation.

Other than its versatile compatibility, the headphones actually look good. The mix of heavy-duty plastics and metal makes it quite durable. Furthermore, it features ASTRO Audio V2 tuning for exceptional acoustics that offers an immersive experience. Meanwhile, the included microphone is removable and can be attached on either side. The mixamp even features multiple ports and controls, which you can even digitally daisy chain. The large metallic dial knobs allow precise adjustments so you can hear every sound in detail. Finally, the Dolby Digital Surround sound processing makes the ASTRO A40 TR + MixAmp TR a cool combo.

Experience and audio treat with ASTRO

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Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8i

About a week ago, Bang & Olufsen surprised us with the introduction of its Motion lineup of audio products. The E6 and E8 are the brand’s first Bluetooth earphones that embrace an active lifestyle. This time, it’s creating something that it does best, which is a high-end pair of Bluetooth headphones. Let’s meet the Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8i–a sleek and luxurious item that boasts superior comfort. This is an on-ear model with a distinct aesthetic touch that can only come from the company’s designers.

You’re looking at a premium item that only settles for the best ergonomics, comfort, and materials. The stunning aesthetics of the H8i uses anodized aluminum and natural leather, which is always a fashionable combination. Put these on and prepare to enjoy an acoustic treat from the two 40 mm electro-dynamic drivers on each ear without any distractions. The active noise cancellation (ANC) system filters out background noise so that it’s just you and the music. Moreover, you can toggle this function off anytime when you need to hear your surroundings.

When Sony and Bose are not the brands for you, the Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8i will gladly accompany you on your travels. Long-haul flights are not a problem since you’re getting 30 hours of Bluetooth with ANC. The non-removable 1,110 mAh lithium-ion battery lasts even longer with Transparency Mode, which offers up to 45 hours. Additionally, built-in proximity sensors automatically pause audio when you take off the headphones and resumes once you wear them again. You can get these in Natural or Black colors to match your style.

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Anker Nebula Mars II Portable Mini Projector

After making name for itself by supplying top-notch portable power solutions, Anker is expanding its catalog of products. Now it’s making chargers, cables, computer accessories, Bluetooth speakers, and more. Then came a big surprise when the Chinese tech brand announced the Nebula Capsule and Nebula Mars. These two are portable mini projectors that deliver versatile functions for users who are on the go. Thanks to its popularity, the brand is following up with second-generation models. Let’s start with the Anker Nebula Mars II and what it brings to the table.

It’s a full-featured multimedia device packed within a compact shell measuring 7 x 4.8 x 5.4 inches. For those of you who still remember, it’s roughly the size of a Nintendo Gamecube, only smaller and with the handle on top. It uses DLP technology to throw images and video from 30 inches up to 150 inches. So it means that you’re carrying around a big-screen TV wherever you go.

While some portable projectors depend on external sound systems for audio, the Anker Nebula Mars II has its own. The device houses two side-firing 10W drivers, which outputs cinematic stereo sound with booming bass. Even if, you’re not planning to watch videos, just use it as a Bluetooth speaker. It runs on Android 7.1, which make it easy to find online content and apps to stream almost anything. A full-size USB port is likewise available as well as an HDMI port should you need it. Pair it with your smartphone to control its functions remotely. Lastly, the 4-hour battery life lets you watch two to three movies before needing a recharge.

Anker Nebula Mars II $499.99

50+ Best Smart Home Gadgets

Several years ago, the promise of smart home was just that — a “promise.” Now, hooking up your household with the best home automation system is very much a reality. Not only that, setting up smart home gadgets is also super easy once you acquire the right tools.

A smart home, in the general sense, means a “connected” home. And for your house to be smart, it needs smart home gadgets, of course. Because there’s been a smart home boom in the last couple of years, most elements inside and outside the house, like lights, garage doors, thermostats, now have smart home variants. If not, there are accessories that turn “dumb” house fixtures into ones that can communicate with each other via a “hub.” This allows users to them to control them remotely. It also paves the way for devices to be part of an automation system.

Each smart home is different depending on your preferences. And how connected you want your house to be. But in general, a smart home lets you access, control, and change house functions at any moment’s notice from the comfort of your, say, bedroom.

Want to see your porch’s CCTV video feed on your tablet? You can. Want to turn off the lights but you’re too tired to get up from your bed? Easy — and you don’t even have to move an inch, just say it. Want your phone to automatically turn off its Wi-Fi and Bluetooth when you scramble out the door? That’s possible, too.

As you can see, smart home gadgets are about more than just convenience. They also give you a chance to intuitively take charge of your entire household. Smart home gadgets can also aid in saving energy, knowing when someone is attempting to break in, or alerting you to all sorts of potential emergencies.

The best part is these gadgets are getting cheaper and easier to acquire over time. Below are some of the best smart home gadgets we could find. Some are must-haves — you can’t really call your house a smart home without them. Some are cool, but skippable — they’re nice to have, but you can probably live without them. But each is useful in its own way.

IMPORTANT NOTE: We are constantly updating this list as new smart home products get announced or released, so it might be a good idea to bookmark this page.

Best Smart Home Gadgets

1Amazon Echo

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Let’s start with something simple and easy. The Amazon Echo, second-generation to be exact, is a great choice if you’re just starting, and it can help plunge you deeper into what makes a “connected” home. It’s like the what the Swiss Army Knife is to the world of everyday carry — an awesome starting point that will lead you other, more complex smart home gadgets.

The Amazon Echo is a smart speaker that features a digital voice assistant called Alexa, which you invoke by simply saying, “Alexa.” It does a lot of things, and we put it on top of this list because you can integrate it with a lot of the stuff elsewhere in this list. Keep reading to see what we mean.

2ecobee4 Smart Thermostat

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Want to change the thermostat without actually touching it? The ecobee4 Smart Thermostat does that, and it’s got Alexa built-in so no worries if you don’t already own an Amazon Echo. When you place it in a room, it’ll detect the occupancy and temperature automatically and adjust settings for your utmost comfort. There’s some setup involved, but this takes just 30 minutes and the instructions are fairly easy to follow.

There’s a companion app that lets you control the temperature from anywhere. Just take out your phone if you’re feeling a little cold and apply your preferred settings.

3Samsung SmartThings Hub

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Like the Amazon Echo, the Samsung SmartThings hub is one of the holy grail items in smart home gadgets. It acts like a “hub” to which all your other wireless smart home accessories can connect, and thus be controlled. You can pair it with lightbulbs, speakers, doors, and cameras, from over 40 partner brands.

Then you can teach it automation tricks. You can, for instance, tell it to close all the lights and or turn the thermostat up when you say, “Goodnight.” It’s got 24/7 monitoring so you can be up to date about all the activities in your smart home, which is a really cool feature if there’s something fishy going on at your house. You can also connect it to Google Assistant for voice control.

4Kasa Smart WiFi Plug Mini

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This is what we mean when we say turning your home into a smart one is super easy these days. You don’t necessarily have to buy smart home products off that bat. Your existing ones can be controlled or monitored through other ways. One of which is by using TP-Link’s Kasa Smart WiFi Plug Mini. This goes on top of your outlet so it can control whatever electronic device is plugged in. It literally converts your outlet into a smart outlet. Works with Google Assistant, Microsoft Cortana, and Amazon Alexa, so whatever device you have is good to go. It also supports scheduling, so you can set lights off time at whatever hour you prefer.

5MyQ Smart Garage Door Opener

Open and close your garage door from anywhere using the MyQ Smart Garage Door Opener Chamberlain. You can get timely alerts whenever your garage door is opened or closed, so you’ll know if your teenager had snuck out in the middle of the night.

It’s compatible with most garage door brands made after 1993 that have standard safety sensors, so that’s a pretty wide coverage. Pairing the device with Google Assistant requires a fee, though. Even still, it’s one of the best smart home gadgets you can buy, especially if you have people always coming and going through your garage.

6Ring Video Doorbell Pro

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The Ring Video Doorbell Pro works with Amazon Alexa to send announcements to your Echo-compatible device whenever someone presses the doorbell outside or motion is detected. It allows you to hear and see visitors with two-way talk, which means better overall security against potential break-ins.

You can use your tablet or PC to talk to and view people on the other side of the door. The only downside is that it requires hardware installation since it needs to be connected to existing doorbell wires.

The device works with iOS, Android, macOS, and Windows 10. It supports up to 1080p video feeds so you’ll see with great clarity who’s trying to get in. And should it get stolen, Ring says it’ll give you a replacement completely free of charge.

7Amazon Cloud Cam Security Camera

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The Amazon Cloud Cam is a security camera made by Amazon itself, so it’s naturally compatible with Alexa. With it, you can stay on top of what’s happening inside or outside thanks to the 1080p Full HD camera. You can watch, download, and share the last 24 hours of motion-detected video clips free of charge, too. And when the Cloud Cam detects and records activity, it will tell you. Then you can open the companion app and see what it captured.

It also features two-way audio so you can communicate with whoever is on the other side. And because it supports Alexa, you can ask it to display the feed to your, say, Amazon Fire TV, if you have one.

8LIFX Color Smart Bulb

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If you want more pizazz when it comes to home lighting, LIFX’s Mini Color Wi-Fi Smart LED Light Bulb is a great choice. Like many others in this list, it works natively with Amazon Alexa. If you’d rather use Apple HomeKit or Google Assistant, that works, too.

This light bulb screws in just like any traditional one. Once that’s done, simply download the app, connect it to Wi-Fi, and you’re all set. You don’t even need a hub for this, either. You can dim the light, change its color, and turn it on or off just with a few taps. It touts an output of 800 lumens, equivalent to a 60W traditional incandescent bulb, but only uses 9W of energy.

9August Smart Lock

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home no matter how many safeguards you put up. August’s second-generation Smart Lock is great because it works with Alexa and you can access it using your smartphone. You can unlock the door for guests even when you’re out of town — just give them a virtual key and they’re good to go.

You’ll be able to keep track of who’s coming and going thanks to a 24/7 activity because each user gets their own unique virtual key. And the device automatically locks your door once you’re out, so no more second-guessing on the way to work.

10Arlo Pro Wireless Home Security Camera System

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The Arlo Pro is a wireless home security camera system that’s a tad bit more feature-packed than the Amazon Cloud Cam. This rechargeable system features night vision, a siren, HD video, two-way audio, and a wall mount so you can install it even in the most finicky of places.

This particular package includes one camera kit, but you can order additional cameras if you need more. Place them indoors, outdoors, or anywhere you want security footage of. And of course, it works with Alexa and a number of others assistants and hubs. You get seven days of free cloud recordings, too, which is plenty enough.

11Wemo Mini Smart Plug

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If you don’t like the TP-Link option elsewhere in this list, the Wemo Mini Smart Plug is a great choice, too, and does much of the same thing. It connects to your Wi-Fi and acts as a controller for your non-smart home electronics. Works with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and Apple HomeKit, by the way.

At $35 a pop, you can grab several of these babies and plug them in different places of your home. It’s the one of the best smart home devices you can buy for its simplicity and ease of use. You can stack two mini smart plugs together for added convenience, as well. Voice control, scheduling, randomizing lights to make it seem there’s someone inside Home Alone-style — you get all these.

12Lutron Caseta Wireless Dimmer

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Like the others mentioned above, this Lutron Caseta Wireless Smart Lighting Dimmer Switch also works with Amazon Alexa. So you can tell your Echo device to schedule, dim, and control all the lights in the household provided they’re all smart home compatible. The device can automatically adjust with changing seasons and Daylight Savings Time, too.

There’s a Pico remote included if you prefer not barking voice commands, and if you can’t find it, you can just download the free companion app and take it from there. These are also pretty easy to install, and they don’t require a neutral wire so they’ll work even in older homes.

13Nest Smart Smoke/Carbon Monoxide Alarm

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This is the Nest Protect, an industrial-grade smoke sensor that you can silence remotely using your phone. It tests itself automatically, lasts up to 10 years, and best of all, tells you if there’s something wrong with the air and even alerts your phone for potential emergencies.

The Nest Protect can sense both smoke and a room’s carbon monoxide levels, potentially saving you from life-threatening disasters. It comes in wired and battery versions, but don’t worry, as they’re both easy to install. Pair it with an Android phone, iPhone, and even an iPad and breath easy knowing this thing will watch your home for you.

14Wi-Fi Water Sensor Leak Detector

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Here’s one that might come in handy: a water leak sensor from D-Link, which will automatically send you notifications if it detects any water-related anomalies inside the house. It also comes with a built-in alarm that goes up to 70 decibels, and a LED light that blinks red when water is detected. Water damage is one of the costliest in home repair, and this will prevent you from ever reaching that point.

You can download the companion app on mobile to unlock extra features, particularly home automation tricks. You can pair it with other mydlink home automation products or any IFTTT enabled device.

15Neato Robotics Botvac D7 Connected Wi-Fi Robot Vacuum

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This Amazon Alexa-enabled robot vacuum is pretty much self-explanatory. It connects via Wi-Fi and the companion Neato app to clean your floors, and you can command it to do just that wherever you may be. It’s got a D-shape design with CornerClever technology to clean close to walls and corners, and it’s powered by a long-lasting lithium-ion battery.

It’s a robot so it’s got to be smart: this thing features what’s called LaserSmart mapping and navigation, with real-time object detection technology to veer out of obstacles automatically. If you’re at the office, set it to Eco mode for a slow, quiet cleanup. If you’re having a party stat, turn on Turbo mode to get rid of mess fast.

16Sonos Play:1

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The Sonos Play:1 is, like the Amazon Echo, a smart speaker, and because it’s from Sonos, the audio quality is phenomenal, unlike on other choices. You can pair it with an Echo or a Dot and use voice commands for various music playback controls. It’s also got Alexa built-in, can be set in multiple orientations, and is wall mount compatible. This is a heftier purchase than the Echo, for sure, but what you’re paying for is the premium sound quality, and if you’re a music junkie, the few extra bucks are well worth spending.

17USB TV Backlight LED

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For a snazzy living room setup, put lights behind your TV set, more specifically CPLID’s cheap and easy to set up LED lights. There are various options here depending on the size of your TV, but the widest it can cover is an 82-inch set.

Not only does LED lighting look pretty cool, it also helps relieve eye strain and fatigue. If you’re just going to binge-watch a show, why not do it in style and comfort? It can sync with your TV, too, so it’s on the instant your TV powers up.

18Schlage Camelot Touchscreen Deadbolt

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This Touchscreen Deadbolt from Schlage Lock Company is great because it works with Amazon Alexa, and not so great because it requires a hub. But if you already have a hub setup, then this shouldn’t be a problem. The Schlage Z-Wave Connect Camelot helps you stay secure indoors with 30 personalized codes at a time and a built-in alarm with three alert settings. It’s compatible with Z-wave technology if you’re big on automation, and with this, you can unlock your door remotely via the web or your smartphone. Best of all, it’s BHMA/ANSI Grade 1 certified, which is the highest residential rating, by the way.

19Vintar Motion-Sensing LED Toilet Night Light

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VINTAR’s LED toilet night light is perfect for kids who are too afraid to venture out into the corridors off their homes just to do their numbers ones in the middle of the night. And if they’re a bit groggy from slumber, perfect — this tool detects motion and automatically lights up the bathroom when it senses you there. You get 16 colors and a 170-degree radius, which is plenty and a pretty wide coverage. There are five brightness levels, giving your toilet bowl the perfect level of illumination. And it will fit all kinds of toilets thanks to its bendable PVC neck.

20AXIS Gear Smart Blinds

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If you really want to automate your home down to the blinds, consider getting this, a blinds smart controller from HELLO AXIS. Not only are they easy to install (set it up in just five minutes), it will help you save time, energy, and money. It’s compatible with any windows, shade, or blinds with a cord loop or beaded chain, be it plastic or metal.

You can also download a companion app and shut or open your blinds with just a tap. Scheduling when blinds open and close is also possible, and it works with other ZigBee-powered smart home devices for automation.

21SmartDry Wireless Laundry Sensor

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If you can walk off to do other errands while washing laundry, this is a great way to make sure you’re up to speed on all laundry-related alerts. SmartDry sends you notifications when you dryer has stopped, when clothes are dry, or if delicates are getting too hot. There’s a companion app for iOS and Android that lets you check in on your clothes so everything is done completely wireless. SmartDry should work with any electric or gas clothes dryer. Setup is super easy, and yes, it works with Amazon Alexa.

22B.One Eazy Universal Remote

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B.One’s Eazy Universal Remote allows you to streamline all your infrared remotes and support Wi-Fi devices and bundle them into a single mobile app for easier control, access, and navigation. No more looking for those pesky remotes. And it works with Alexa for home automation, so you can say, “Alexa, turn on Movie” and it’ll power on your TV, fire up the Blu-Ray player, dim the lights, and adjust your temperature. If you’re not into any of that automation shtick, it’s still a great purchase if you’re done dealing with remotes.

23Indoor/Outdoor Ceiling Fan with SkyPlug Technology

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This indoor and outdoor ceiling fan, from Unwired Home, comes with a so-called SkyPlug for you can mount it, plug, then play it instantly. You get three matte black blaes and a three-speed remote control that you can mount on a wall for convenient access. The LED light in the middle is dimmable and comes with a matte opal glass shade for a bit of moodiness. Unlike most smart home devices in this list, its design veers toward traditional, perfect if you’re not too keen on sleek, metallic aesthetics. Should it malfunction, you’re covered with a lifetime motor warranty.

24Moen Digital Shower Controller

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Moen’s Digital Shower Controller is perfect if you want a wall-mount compatible smart home device inside your bathroom. With it, you can be more precise on how you want to trigger the waterworks, including by voice, by phone, or via the inbuilt controllers.

It comes with Moen’s M-PACT common valve system, making it flexible and easy to update without the need to replace plumbing. You can pair it with two outlets to control power, temperature, and preset selection. And yes, like most of the smart home gadgets in this list, it’s compatible with Amazon Alexa.

25Arlo Chime

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If you already have an Arlo Audio Doorbell, this one’s a great add-on. You can plug it in, add it to your Arlo account, and get instant doorbell press alerts when someone presses the doorbell. You can adjust the volume, put it on silent, and play with a variety of sounds. It’s also got a Smart Siren that is triggered based on motion or sound, altering you whenever someone’s nearby even if they don’t the doorbell. The downside is you need to have an Arlo Base Station and the aforementioned doorbell already installed, otherwise it’s pretty much useless.

26Echo Show

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The Echo Show is like an Amazon Echo, but with a display. You get the same convenience and power of Alexa, but here you’ll be able to see it. It’s perfect for the kitchen, especially if you can’t follow recipes via voice alone. It’s also perfect for your bedroom for a quick glance at today’s weather, breaking news, and events lined up.

The 10.1-inch HD screen is vibrant, clear, and crisp. As for the sound, you get premium ones courtesy of Dolby. It’s also a one-stop for home automation as it supports Zigbee devices, although you’ll need a separate Zigbee hub for that.

27Smart Oil Gauge

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This Smart Oil Gauge from Connected Consumer Fuel helps you monitor your heating oil tank directly from your smartphone. It doesn’t matter if you’re at the office or at launch somewhere — you don’t have to rush to the basement just to check your tank; a simple tap will do.

This device will also warn you if it’s time to order oil so you don’t get nasty surprises while on the road. More than that, it could also help you conserve energy by providing usage stats. It works with most tanks, including standard steel 138, 220, 240, 275, 330 (vertical or horizontal), 500 gallon tanks, and more.

28Wink Hub 2

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Just one of many hubs feature in this list, the Wink Hub 2 works with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant to give you convenient, fast, and efficient access to all compatible devices. You can pair your doorbells, smart lights, locks, thermostats, and all sorts of sensors for a truly connected smart home. And you can use the companion app from anywhere to control your devices. The app features shortcuts so you can turn multiple devices on or off with just a single tap. It’s compatible with over 400 smart home gadgets and supports Bluetooth LE, ZigBee, Z-Wave, Kidde, and Lutron Clear Connect.

29iSmartAlarm iCamera KEEP Pro

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Know what’s happening inside your home and keep loved ones safe with the iSmartAlarm iCamera KEEP Pro. With a resolution of 1080p, it can record with extreme clarity so can actually see whatever it picks up and not just dull, grainy footage. It the sound of carbon and smoke alarm sirens and begins recording if it senses danger. Plus, there’s also motion detection, so it records whenever it senses abnormal movement. With two-way audio, night vision, and up to 8X digital zoom, it’s a great rival to the Amazon Cloud Cam.

30Anova Culinary Sous Vide Precision Cooker

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If a member of the family is big on cooking, give them Anova Culinary’s Sous Vide Precision Cooker since it’ll help them perfect meals. It’s the perfect hands-off kitchen appliance for hands-off cooking of vegetables, meat, and much more thanks to consistent control and precision.

With it, the family’s designated chef can cook meals perfectly each time. No dry edges or rare centers. No juices or flavor escaping. Just simple, perfect, and tender meals always. And because it’s a smart home device, you can control it using your smartphone and it sends you notification when the food’s ready.

31Wireless Perfect Bake Pro

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If you’re on a diet, you know counting calories is a huge component of it. With Perfect Company’s Wireless Perfect Bake Pro Smart Kitchen Scale, you will never go beyond your maximum calories and macros for the day.

Just place a bowl on the scale, pour your food, and stop when the virtual bown on screen fills up. It also auto-scales recipes for number of servings and different cake pan sizes and shapes. Here’s the best part: you can tell it what ingredients you have on hand, and it’ll tell you what recipes you can make from them. Neat.

32AmazonBasics Microwave

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If you want a no-frills but powerful smart oven but can’t afford Samsung’s excellent but super expensive options, get this instead. It’s Amazon’s AmazonBasics Microwave, which allows you to do anything you would with a microwave — only easier, and way smarter. Just ask Alexa and you can start cooking.

If it’s movie night and you forgot to re-order popcorn, that’s easy. Just use the built-in Amazon Dash technology to fill up your popcorn stash. The microwave features 10 power levels, a kitchen timer, a child lock, and of course, a turntable.

33iRobot Braava Jet 240 Mopping Robot

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iRobot’s Braava Jet 240 Superior Robot Mop is an excellent choice because it comes with what the company calls Precision Jet Spray, which uses vibrating and cleaning heads to deal with dirts and stains on your floor.

Most robot vacuums fail at cleaning hard to reach places, but this one can make faintly accessible areas spic and span, including under and around your toilet, corners, below cabinets, and around objects or furniture. It’s super easy to use — just add a pad, press, and it’ll start cleaning. It even automatically selects the appropriate cleaning mode depending on the jet pad type. Slick.

34QardioBase2 WiFi Smart Scale and Body Analyzer

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So, a smart scale doesn’t seem like a must-have smart home gadget, but Qardio’s Qardio Base2 WiFi Smart Scale and Body Analyzer makes a great case for buying one. Seriously, who knew scales could be this informative? Not only does it show your current weight, it also calculates BMI and tracks changes in your body composition, including fat, muscle, water, and bone percentage. And for the ladies reading this — this smart scale offers a special “pregnancy mode” that lets you track your maternity journey. It also auto-detects users, with up to eight profiles available. Just step on it and it knows who it is.

35Sierra Modern Home Studio Smart Table

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There are smart lights, microwaves, scales, and garage doors, so why not make tables, smart, too? More than a piece of furniture, this one from Sierra Modern Home has a built-in 360-degree speaker, a Qi-based wireless charging station, and touch controls. With a modern design, it doesn’t scream “I’m a smart home” product immediately, a nice aberration from the more high-tech and minimalist fares mostly available in the market. If you’re out of juice, the table features two USB parts stealthily hidden somewhere on the side so you can recharge instantly and without much hassle. And should it err, you have a whole year’s worth of warranty and money back guarantee to fall back on.

36Hathaspace Smart True HEPA Air Purifier

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Get rid of air pollutants with the Hathaspace Smart True HEPA Air Purifier. Say goodbye to dust mites, mold spores, bacteria, odors, allergens, and even pet dander. It uses a six-in-one air filter system kills invisible particles particles you can’t see, combined with a true HEPA filter that collects 99.97% of particles as small as 0.3 microns. It’s also got a UV-C light that can kill even smaller viruses or bacteria. Its automatic mode ensures you get consistent air flow, using an advanced air quality sensor system to monitor air and adjust the fan in real-time. This one is pretty beastly, so don’t worry if you have a large room.

37Smartika PROFILE Indoor Outdoor Smart LED

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Before you know it, you’re bored by your super plain and drab-looking lights. When that happens, it’s good to have Smartika’s smart LED wall light, an Alexa-enabled fixture that allows you to create scenes, set the mood, dim the lights, set up fencing, and even insert it into your home automation system. It’s best used with a hub, but it works even without one, thankfully. It looks great with the clear frosted glass and waterproof design, is energy and cost efficient, and is perfect not only in your living room but also in kitchens, backyards, the foyer, and hallways.

38Home Hub with Assistant

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This Google Assistant-powered Home Hub works with over Nest and over 5,000 smart home gadgets so it’s perfect if you’re big on automation. If you’re using just for checking the weather and your commute every weather, that’s fine, too.

It comes with Google’s slew of services such as Calendar, Commute, Reminders, and more, all accessible directly from within the home screen. You can also listen to music on various music streaming services like Spotify, Pandora, and YouTube. It’s an incessantly useful tool, and with Google Assistant, asking for all sorts of information is always only one voice command away.

39Eve Flare

Up your lighting game with the Eve Flare, a sphere-shaped, portable smart LED lamp that connects to your smartphone so you can control ambience, mood, and brightness. You can install it in your backyards for a moody open-air movie night, and don’t worry if it rains, as this thing’s water resistant. It supports wireless charging, as well, and lasts up to six hours each fill. It comes with a carry-and-hang handle so it’s easy to take with you wherever you may go. It’s also one of the few smart home gadgets in this list that supports Apple HomeKit.

40Nanoleaf Rhythm Edition Smarter Kit

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If you have the diligence to set it up, it’s worth it once you what kinds of interplay between music and light the Nanoleaf Rhythm Edition Smarter Kit can perform. This device is a frivolous purchase, frankly, but that doesn’t mean it’s not awesome. It turns your favorite songs into an alluring display of different lights, adding drama and mood inside any room. It’s got a Rhythm Upgrade Module included with built-in sound sensors to automatically pick up audio. You can use the companion app on mobile to customize colors and animations, and if you want, you can also take advantage of voice control, as well.

41Amazon Echo Spot

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If you have the diligence to set it up, it’s worth it once you what kinds of interplay between music and light the Nanoleaf Rhythm Edition Smarter Kit can perform. This device is a frivolous purchase, frankly, but that doesn’t mean it’s not awesome. It turns your favorite songs into an alluring display of different lights, adding drama and mood inside any room. It’s got a Rhythm Upgrade Module included with built-in sound sensors to automatically pick up audio. You can use the companion app on mobile to customize colors and animations, and if you want, you can also take advantage of voice control, as well.

42LG Smart Home Theater CineBeam Projector

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Make movie nights more cinematic with LG’s Smart Home Theater CineBeam Projector. It supports up to 1080p resolution. It won’t hold a candle to your 4K TV, surely, but it’s bright, vivid, and crisp. It’s tiny but packs a punch: put it just 17 inches from a wall to get inches of bright projection. The things lights up to 1,500 lumens and boasts a laser lamp life of 20,000 hours. You shouldn’t have to Netflix and Chill using a cramped screen. Get this to see movies the way they’re supposed to be seen — larger than life.

43GPS Tracker

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If you have an old car, chances are it’s got no GPS onboard. If you want to be able to track your ride, this one is the next best thing. The GPS Optimus Tracker 2.0 is a per-month subscription service that offers position reports for east and fast tracking. There’s a companion app for iOS and Android to help you keep an eye on people closest to you, including family and friends. It’s rechargeable and lasts up to two weeks on a single fill. It also provides constant notifications so you can always keep track if your loved one arrives safely at their destination.

44Husqvarna AUTOMOWER 315X

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This certainly belongs to the more expensive side of the smart home gadgets spectrum, but it might be worth your money if you’re sick of manually tending to your lawn.

The AUTOMOWER 315X, from Husqvarna, gives you full control of your lawn mower directly from your smartphone. You can start, stop, and park it remotely with just a tap. There’s also a GPS system onboard so you know where your lawn mower is at all times. This is great because you can specify where the guard wires and boundaries are. When it’s mowed a particular location, it will adjust accordingly to deal with the rest still uncovered.

45Smart Lawn Sprinkler Controller

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There are moments when you want to maintain ample care of your lawn but for some reason can’t go outside. That’s where the Rachio 3 Wi-Fi Smart Lawn Sprinkler comes in handy, letting you remotely tend to your garden or yard with using your smartphone, tablet, or laptop. You can also use a connected home system and run zones directly from the controller itself.

Schedules can be set, as well, and you can input pertinent information like plant types and sun exposure to let Rachio automatically water the lawn sufficiently. And it uses satellite, radar, and weather station data to predict storms, extreme winds, and snow to alert you.

46ecobee Switch+ Smart Light Switch

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The ecobee Switch+ Smart Light Switch has a built-in motion-detector, ambient light sensors, and Alexa so you can customize your home lighting down to your exact preferences. The great thing about this smart switch is that unlike other options, Alexa is built right in. So you can just go ahead and ask command it to turn the lights on or off, control other smart home gadgets, play music, hear the news, and all sorts of stuff. That’s an incredible feature for something that costs only $80. You can even pair it with other compatible ecobee products to set up a robust home automation system.

47Fibaro Z-Wave Flood Sensor

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If you’ve got a particularly nasty water leak situation at home, best to call the plumber as soon as possible. And once it’s fixed, get the Fibaro Z-Wave Flood Sensor so when a leak occurs again, you’re always one step ahead.

You can download the companion app and receive alerts when there’s a leak. You can even set it up to trigger certain lights, activate specific scenes, or even turn on sirens if there’s a threat. It’s built for longevity thanks to three built-in 24K plated gold telescoping mechanisms, ensuring it’s making contact on uneven surfaces and never corrodes.

48Honeywell Lyric T5 Thermostat

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You can buy ecobee’s smart thermostat or go for Honeywell’s Lyric T5 Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat, which is cheaper but still useful and highly convenient. One caveat, though: this won’t work without a C-Wire. But if you’ve got that covered, it’s a pretty stellar smart home product, and it’s compatible with Siri and Alexa. You can set the temperature based on schedule or you can let it do the setting itself. It’ll send you push notifications when it’s time for a filter change or there’s an extreme temperature incoming. It also adapts to its environment and learns overtime how much time is needed to chill up a room.

49ZKTeco Electronic Smart Lock

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The difference between this and other options in this list is the addition of a fingerprint sensor. You can never be too careful, right? ZKTeco Electronic Smart Lock will only let in confirmed users, and it keeps track of who’s coming and going and exactly when they arrived or left. It’s also got a timezone unlock feature so you can let in unauthorized folks, such as housekeepers, babysitters, or cleaners. The only downside is that this isn’t waterproof, so careful on that front if you’re eyeing this option.

50Bose Home Speaker 500

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If you want the convenience of Amazon Alexa and excellent sound quality tied to Bose’s name, get its Home Speaker 500, which features Alexa voice control and, at the same time, wall-to-wall stereo sound. And since it supports Wi-Fi, you can access a number of streaming services like Spotify, Amazon Music, and even Audible to play any song or book via voice commands. Underneath that gorgeous shell sits an eight-microphone array that hears you even if the music is loud or you’re across the room. All you have to do is speak — the Bose Home Speaker 500 is ready to listen.

Spry Underwater Drone Goes Literally Everywhere

Designed to capture watersports up close, Spry is a quadcopter underwater drone that captures 4k video from the air, the surface of the water and underwater. The fuselage floats, so the drone simply floats up to go from underwater to aerial shooting at speeds up to 40 MPH. The controller is also waterproof & floats, or if you prefer, run it in autonomous Follow Me mode while you: surf, swim, kitesurf, wakeboard, SUP, skim, kayak, fish, bodysurf, sail, cliff dive, etc.

Lander’s Moab Case is Battle Armor for Apple Watch

Lander’s Moab case has everything you need to toughen up your Apple watch. It’s reinforced with crush zones and rigid durable construction for impact protection. It’s fully waterproof with a treated nylon band and the slim fit design matches Apple watch’s sleek profile. Illumifind reflective stitching details catch any light, making the case easy to find in the dark.

With Anker’s Roav Bolt, Google Home Assistant is Riding Shotgun

If you want to have your handy Google Assistant riding along, Anker has the device for you. The Roav Bolt plugs into your car’s lighter, connects to your phone via bluetooth and gives you hands-free control of everything your Google Home Assistant can do right from the driver’s seat. All you you have to say is “Hey, Google” and it’s on.  It also includes 2 PowerIQ-equipped charging ports.

Razer Lights Up Laptop Gaming with Core X Chroma

The Razer Core X Chroma is the latest upgrade to the brand’s range of external GPUs designed to enhance laptop gaming. In addition to boosting the power supply to a 700W unit, the Core X Chroma got four USB-A ports for plugging in peripherals, and a gigabit Ethernet connector. The GPU connects to your laptop via a Thunderbolt 3 port, and you can use the device to charge a USB-C capable laptop with up to 100W of power simultaneously. The LEDs from your laptop also sync with the lights in the GPU.