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The Gear Patrol Podcast

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Join our host Nick Caruso and a rotating cast of Gear Patrol staffers every week as we have a good time discussing and debating products, their stories, and the culture surrounding them.

Join our host Nick Caruso and a rotating cast of Gear Patrol staffers every week as we have a good time discussing and debating products, their stories, and the culture surrounding them.

Location:

United States

Description:

Join our host Nick Caruso and a rotating cast of Gear Patrol staffers every week as we have a good time discussing and debating products, their stories, and the culture surrounding them.

Twitter:

@gearpatrol

Language:

English

Contact:

530-520-6835


Episodes

How Much Tech Is Too Much Tech?

4/8/2021
Does adding technology improve a product, and if so, to what point? Mentioned in this episode: Xupermask by Will.i.am x Honeywell ($299)The Best Face Masks of 2021First Look: How The North Face [FutureLight] Will Change Everything You Wear OutsideIs Spider Silk the Performance Fabric of the Future?Levi’s Made a Tech-Infused Jacket You’ll Actually Want to WearWhich Should You Buy: Smartwatch or Fitness Tracker?The Best Smartwatches of 2021What I Learned from a Month of Whoop ($30/month)Oura...

Duration:00:36:32

What Has Powered Tesla's Rise, and Can It Maintain Momentum?

4/1/2021
Tesla vs. other EVs, the Supercharger network, and a rant about April Fool's Jokes. Mentioned in this episode: Mercedes-Benz E63S Wagon Hyundai Sonata N Line Everything You Need to Know About the New Tesla Model S Tesla’s Pickup Truck Is Here, and It’s More Insane Than We Ever Imagined Tesla Has Strange Ideas about How to Shift, and Other News Thinking About Buying an Electric Car? Here's What You Should Ask Yourself First These Were the 10 Most Popular Used Cars in America in...

Duration:00:40:21

Is Working Out From Home Here to Stay?

3/25/2021
Reflections on fitness during and after the pandemic, predictions of future fitness trends, headlines, and gear we're obsessed with. Mentioned in this episode: JaxJox DumbbellConnect Peloton vs. Wahoo: Who Makes the Better Stationary Bike? Can New Technology Help You Get Fitter at Home? (Tempo vs Tonal) 7 Awesome Kettlebell Alternatives You Already Have at Home Apple's Fitness+ Is a Breeze to Use — And It Really Kicked My Ass How to Build the Ultimate Home Gym, Three Ways What...

Duration:00:33:10

RIP, Apple HomePod – Why the Quirky Smart Speaker Failed

3/18/2021
What the now-discontinued Apple HomePod got right and what it got wrong during its short, three-year run. Mentioned in this episode: First Look: Apple HomePod $100 Smart Speakers: Which Is Best? The Best Multi-Room Wireless Speakers of 2021 The Complete Sonos Buying Guide How to Use a Pair of HomePod Minis As Computer Speakers Apple's HomePods Make a Sneaky Good Surround Sound System More Gear Patrol Smart Home Coverage Headlines Rapper and Entrepreneur Travis Scott Launches...

Duration:00:34:39

LEGO, Masks, and Essentialism: One Year Into the Pandemic.

3/11/2021
Gear Patrol CEO and Founder Eric Yang talks about essentialism: "the purposeful decision to have less, and better," and how that idea quickly took over our purchasing habits over the past year of pandemic life. Deputy Editor Jack Seemer reveals his new golf "hobby," and, apparently, Eric has put together 36+ LEGO sets since last March. As mentioned in this episode; A Year of Pandemic Living Ben's LetterHanes masks9 Great LEGO Car SetsThe Best Face Masks of 2021Peloton vs. Wahoo: Who...

Duration:00:31:16

Introducing The Gear Patrol Podcast

2/19/2021
Behind every product is a new story. That story could be rooted in the values that drove its creation, or its materials, or origin. Those hidden details are why we're launching the Gear Patrol Podcast, a weekly discussion of not just products, but the ideas and culture that surround them and bring them to life. Join our host Nick Caruso and a rotating cast of Gear Patrol staffers as we have a good time discussing and debating what we know best: products and product culture. We hope you'll...

Duration:00:00:59