V-Moda Headphones Can Withstand Salt Spray, UV Exposure and Extreme Temperatures

by Justin Thomas •

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The V-MODA XS is the most durable portable headphone I’ve found. This headphone is designed to be rugged — it has a steel frame, and a headband that can be bent flat without breaking. It also features cloth braided cords (for durability), and it complies with 810G U.S. Military Standard tests for extreme temperatures, humidity, salt spray and UV exposure.

The Longest Lasting Laptop Of 2016 — 15 Hours Run Time

by Patrick Hyde •

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The Lenovo ThinkPad T450s’s capability to browse the internet for over 15 hours without a charge makes it the laptop with the longest battery life. The ThinkPad T450s starts at around $1070 and the extended battery is available for around $80.

The Best Waterproof Watch of 2016

by Bethany McDonald •

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The best waterproof watch is the Rolex Deepsea. It’s waterproof to a depth of almost 13,000 feet. A less expensive but high-quality alternative, Omega Seamaster is the runner up.

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The Best Water Filters Of 2016

by Justin Thomas •

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I’ve been reviewing water filters for about 12 years. During that time, I’ve become convinced that gravity-fed filters are the best filter you can buy for under $500.

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10 Titanium Pocket Tools

by Justin Thomas •

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Ah titanium! It has the highest strength-to-weight ratio of any metal — approximately 40% stronger and 40% lighter than stainless steel. It’s also highly corrosion-resistant — even when exposed to sea water and chlorine. Oceanographers report that titanium immersed for 30 years in saltwater produces no measurable corrosion. This is because titanium forms a protective oxide film instantly, when it’s exposed to a trace …

Buy It For Life: Inka Titanium Keychain Pen

by Justin Thomas •

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The Titanium Inka Pen is designed to be attached to a keychain. Weighing just 0.45 ounces, the pen’s case is constructed with aerospace-grade titanium, the and pen components are built from carbon fiber composite.

The Xeno Cube Flashlight

by Justin Thomas •

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This attractive flashlight, the Xeno Cube, is machined from a cylinder of stainless steel. It is 4 inches long and weighs a hefty 6 ounces. It features a micro-textured aluminum reflector and a toughened mineral-glass lens.