If you're a true sneakerhead, you don't want to lace up a ratty old pair of gym shoes for your workout. Ever since the advent of built-in pumps for a good feel and holes on the sides to cool our feet, we've demanded the latest and greatest in sneaker tech. With so many choices on the shelves, here are six new kicks to put more than a spring in your step.
1. Under Armour SpeedForm RC ($120)
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UA's Speedform RC sneakers feel as comfortable as worn-in slippers, but they feature ultrasonic welded seams, 4D foam sock liners, stick-the-road grip and a unique look. Also, UA designed these in a bra factory -- who could know better about a seamless fit?
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The school year's right around the corner -- if it hasn't started for you already -- so it's time to pack your bag and head off for the next adventure. But why lug massive textbooks around when you can fit all this awesome stuff instead?
1. Lepow Moonstone Power Bank ($50-$70)
There's nothing worse than being stuck at an electrical socket in public while mooching juice for your dead phone. End the shame by picking up a Lepow Moonstone, which lets you recharge on the go. The "rest and wake" feature keeps it charged for up to six months, so you'll be back to texting in no time.
So many gadgets are hitting the market, it's difficult for the average guy to keep up. With BroManTech's recommendations, your devices will be top-of-the-line without breaking the bank.
Going back to school is a huge pain, but it also means that your parents will probably buy you some electronics you need to, uh, "study." How are you supposed to get straight A's without the latest and greatest technology? Here are products that will transform your lifeless 10x10 dorm room into a high-tech hangout...
1. Google Chromecast Dongle ($35)
This inexpensive, key fob-sized device allows you to beam video from your tablet, smartphone and PC/Mac to your television over Wi-Fi connection. Chromecast is easy to set up and works on almost any TV with an HDMI port. Great for showing your buddy YouTube evidence of what an idiot he was at the fraternity party last night.
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A guy's biggest summertime decision should be whether to hit the beach or climb some rocks. Either way, you're gonna need sweet-sounding headphones to make the journey with you. (And some granola, if you go with those rocks.) Here's our guide to the coolest headphones for the hottest months.
Through the B&W and Maserati partnership, Seven Notes, we got a free pair of P3s to give away to one lucky Guy Coder. Just follow us on Twitter and tweet "RT to win a pair of Bowers & Wilkins headphones. Rules: http://goo.gl/vHup0" by July 12 for a chance to win. Click here for official rules.
Bowers & Wilkins P3 ($199)
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The B&W P3s are billed as "a concert for one," and that pretty much sums it up. They're well-built, super comfortable and look great, plus they come in three different colors to match your new boardshorts.
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Father's Day is quickly approaching, so it's time to open up that wallet and get the perfect gift for Pops. Sure, most dads would be content to just have a day of peace and quiet -- and a solid breakfast of bacon and eggs -- but if your dad's gadgets are older than you, then it's time to help bring him into the modern world. Here's the best new tech for your old man.
1. For The Dad Who Hits The Links
SwingTip ($129): If your dad spends every weekend working on his swing, but is too cheap to hire a pro, then give him a SwingTip. This device attaches to his club, then syncs with his smartphone to improve his technique and his ego.
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A first date with a girl is like a job interview: You've gotta impress the person sitting across from you in a limited amount of time, and there are countless ways to screw it up.
Good thing for you (and even better thing for us), we sat down with actress, singer and overall hottie Ashley Tisdale for some first-date advice. Between bites of Cracker Jack'D, she revealed how to make a killer first impression and spare yourself a lonely walk home.
1. Never Mention Your Ex
"Bringing up your ex is one of the worst things you can do on a first date. It's essentially saying that you're not ready to move on. It will create negative energy on the date. No girl ever wants to hear about that stuff at all. Trust me."
2. Keep It Classy
"It seems pretty much like common sense, but so many guys don't act like a gentleman. I'm an old-school girl. When I'm asked out on a date, I expect the guy to pay and treat me with the respect I deserve. Simple, yet so effective."
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Your mom might be happy just to receive a card or flowers from a website, but c'mon...she deserves something nicer for putting up with your crap throughout the year. Take this day seriously and get her a gift that she can actually use.
We know that some moms are more tech-savvy than others, so we'll help you unleash her inner geek with these gadgets. Just remember, it's the thought that counts...so buy her something you like as well, just in case she can't figure it out and tells you to keep it.
1. For The Music-Loving Mom
Braven 570 Wireless Speaker ($120): The Braven 570 allows Mom to bring her music anywhere in the house, or outdoors when she needs to get away from it all. With 10 hours of battery life, six watts of power, a built-in speakerphone and enough colors to match any room, it's a no-brainer for your audiophile mama.
Saying the Kentucky Derby is "just a horse race" is like saying a Porsche is "just a car." Saturday marks the 139th running of this classic American sporting tradition, which is famous for crowds dressed in seersucker, drinking mint juleps and placing bets on the horses they think will make them some quick cash.
We already gave you our odds, but we figured we'd talk to an actual Kentucky Derby expert, so we called Ed DeRosa of twinspires.com. He's a real numbers guy who's been around the track for most of his life...and he knows what each kind of bet says about a man. Here's what we gleaned from his breakdown.
1. "Bet" (The Straight Shooter)
What it is: Betting a single horse to place first.
What it says: Just like this wager, you're a guy who knows what he wants and goes for it. Your confidence is a weapon and you use it well. When you see something you like, a nod is all it takes. You owe it to yourself to cash in on that bravado.
2. "Show" (The Easy Rider)
What it is: Betting a single horse for at least a third place finish.
What it says: Betting for show requires the least amount of effort on your part, which is why you dig it. You're the kind of guy who does laundry once per month--even though you only own a week's worth of clothes--and your ideal dinner is Easy Mac. You might choose your horse wisely after some research...but you also might choose it because of its badass name.
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March Madness has descended upon us, and every guy has an opinion about which NCAA team is gonna come out on top. After all, the fun isn't just watching basketball; it's picking the perfect bracket, placing the right wager and avoiding work to hover over any device that shows your favorite team's standings.
A mountain of desktop and mobile apps can assist in your quest for bragging rights. We can't guarantee your favorite team wins, but at least your lack of sleep over the next few weeks will seem worthwhile.
Trying a new razor is always a scary proposition. Guys like predictability, especially when it comes to our morning shaves. An unfamiliar blade can cause maddening irritation...or worse, an expensive E.R. visit.
That's why we're happy to announce that Schick's new Hydro 5 Disposable can help dudes look their best with minimal effort. We rigorously tested 'em in our Mansumer Reports laboratory (read: our bathroom), and here's what we found...
Ease of Use
It earns top marks for its smooth performance, thanks to UltraGuide blades and a hydrating gel reservoir, cutting last night's stubble without cutting the skin underneath. No need for toilet paper bandages.
It didn't slip once, and the flip trimmer feature got into those hard-to-reach places. (By "hard-to-reach places," we mean the underside of our necks, not the underside of our balls. Testing that region is up to you.)