Roundup: Cool Gears for $150 or less

Movement Watches (MVMT) – ($95 – $140)


Successfully crowdfunded at Indiegogo, MVMT (movement) watches aim to provide high quality watches at affordable prices. Prices range from $95 to $140. Watches are based on a Japanese Miyota Precision Quartz Movement.


Space Pen – #400 Chrome Bullet ($25)

Perfect to carry around in your pockets. When open it’s a full sized, evenly balanced proper pen. But its specialty is not in its size. It’s in its ability to write in all circumstances and almost all surfaces. It’s the original pen that was taken onboard Apollo 7.


Its cartridge is pressurized with nitrogen so that it doesn’t rely on gravity to make it work. It’s dependable in freezing cold and desert heat. It can also write underwater and upside down. The ink flows when you want it to, and doesn’t flow the rest of the time.


Bellroy Wallets – Note Sleeve – ($89.95)

I’m a big fan of slim wallets, but those that can still fit flat bills and some cards. Bellroy’s Note Sleeve range are the best. It comes in 8 color range and can fit 4-11 cards, flat bills, SIM card and a small coin holder pocket.



Pebble Steel Smartwatch – ($149.99)

One of the most funded projects of all time at Kickstarter is Pebble, it collected more than $10mil for its initial version Pebble E-Paper Watch. Pebble Steel Smartwatch is the 2nd generation watch that comes with a stainless steel frame, and an option to have the straps in steel or leather (initial version was a fully plastic watch).

If you are not into charging the watch every 3-4 days, pairing the watch constantly to your smartphone via bluetooth, which in return might drain your smartphone’s battery, then you are better of with a normal non-smart watch (see MVMT watch above). Because these things can be a hassle for some. However, if you don’t mind these nuisances, then it’s one of the cool gears out there.


Thule Atmos X3 iPhone 6/6S Case – ($39.95)

If you want to protect your iPhone yet do not want to have a bulky case, then Thule’s Atmos X3 series is for you. It’s slim yet can protect up to 2-meter drops. Grippy inlay material allows secure handhold and slip resistance. Raised bezel protects screen from scratching when phone is facedown.



Boa Shift Backpack – Booq Bags ($150)


This nice looking laptop backpack is lightweight and extremely functional with many compartments and pockets to arrange your stuff in it. It has a separate laptop compartment with thick padding and a genuine YKK water-repellent zipper to keep your laptop computer safe. It’s designed to put and take out your laptop quickly and with ease. It has ballistic nylon exterior with water-repellent coating to keep your laptop computer and books dry.

Bonus: If you want to go for a more professional looking shoulder business bag, check out Boa Brief for $145.


Nektech Solar Powerbank 12,000 mAh ($36.99)


This solar powerbank is great for outdoor travelers. You can hang it on your backpack and it will be charging itself from the solar energy. Coated with silicon casing, it’s rain-resistant & shock-proof. It has an flashlight that can be switched on by pressing the button twice. It has a charging indicator that shows the battery status.

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