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Today in Gear: Premium Holiday Picks

Today in Gear is our daily roundup of all the latest product announcements, drops and news from Gear Patrol Studios.

Ray-Ban Meta Smart Glasses, which feature small cameras on the sides of the frames, are going a bit viral on TikTok. The glasses can take photos and record video, as well as send texts and make phone calls.

Last week Meta announced that it’s launching new AI features where users will be able to do things like translate languages in real time, answer questions that come up through the day and even help you match a shirt with a pair of pants. Saying ‘Hey Meta’ will summon the AI-powered virtual assistant and give it access to the glasses’ camera and microphone.

Today we’re taking a look at sleek clogs, a rechargeable lighter and a bitters kit. This is Today in Gear.

Today in Gear is our daily roundup of all the latest product announcements, drops and news from Gear Patrol Studios. Send your most pressing product questions to tig@gearpatrol.com.

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Birkenstock x Tekla Collab

Clogs are definitely making a comeback, and this Birkenstock x Tesla collab hits the sweet spot. Does it get any cozier than shearling-lined suede clogs? The Nagoya shoes ($495) come in four different colors: Straw, Mauve, Slate and Powder. The shoes are made from Cazador suede, Nappa leather and the iconic Birkenstock cork footbed.


A Sleek Pitcher for Cool Kids

This is for that person in your life who always has to have the most aesthetic version of everything. The handcrafted Fazeek two-tone glass pitcher ($145) is the perfect complement to any well-set table, and the soft ping paired with the amber-orange is easy on the eyes. Plus, it’s dishwasher safe.


For the Paper Towel Lover

We get it, paper towels are very convenient and a lot more appealing to use than reaching for a moldy damp rag to wipe the counters. Introducing Blueland’s ‘Cloud Cloth’ ($28) which is basically a reusable “paper” towel and somewhere between a sponge and a rag. One cloth can substitute 1,500 paper towels and absorb 10 times its weight in water. Plus, you can throw it in the dishwasher or boil it if it needs a refresh.


A Cute Rechargeable Lighter
The USB Lighter Company

While this may seem like a silly gift, it’s one of those items that you don’t truly appreciate until you start to use it. Turn on the Motli Light ($30), slide the switch forward, and a flame appears. It’s simple, fast and doesn’t generate messy waste like matches can. The Motli Light also has a built in flashlight so you can see what you’re doing and can produce a flame even in windy conditions. Plus, it comes in a lot of fun colors. The perfect stocking stuffer!


The Perfect Bitters
Bitter Queens

Bitters can quickly take your cocktail — or mocktail — to the next level. Elevate your holiday beverages with this BQ Essential Bitters ($25) sampler set of four different kinds: Marie Laveau Tobacco, Opulent Odessa Orange, Bangkok Betty Thai and Joker Judy Chocolate Walnut Bitters. Bitters can add a little something extra to martinis or top off a whiskey cocktail just right.


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