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If you haven’t noticed, we’ve been stocking the Cool Material Shop with some pretty stellar new gear as of late. Handmade leather EDC carriers. Classic French pocket knives. A freakin’ Tactical Spork. If you want to get in on the goods but aren’t looking to drop the cash, this is your chance. We’re giving away a $500 gift card to the Cool Material Shop to one lucky reader. Trust us, with five hundred bucks, you could really do some damage. All you have to do to enter is sign up for Elevator, our new email newsletter packed with interesting articles and follow-worthy social media accounts. We think you’ll dig it anyway, so it’s kind of a win-win. Just sign up any time by 5/17/17 to be entered for the giveaway. Good luck! Enter here

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AirPods, Apple’s popular wireless headphones, get a fresh look thanks to BlackPods, a company that paints real Apple AirPods using a proprietary painting and finishing process. Available in matte black, space gray or high-gloss black finish, each pair is hand-finished and tested. Whether you’re sending in yours or ordering new, combining the flexibility of wireless headphones with the sleek and luxurious BlackPods look will make plain old white AirPods seem boring by comparison. Better yet, BlackPods gives you $30 off your order by joining their e-mail list. It’s time to upgrade.