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presented-by-fiat-manual-280x70Behold the first-ever content series between Digital Trends and The Manual. The Bromance has begun. Since there are a plethora of brands out there melding style and technology, we thought we would take this opportunity to profile one item per week for the month of October, breaking them down and offering each of our unique takes on their tech and style components.

Ray Ban Shama Shade manualYou’re too late, someone just invented phone-charging sunglasses powered by the sun

Face, meet palm, because you were not the genius to think of putting a solar panel on your sunglasses and turning them into a phone batter – Sayaleee Kaluskar was.

Proof-NY-Surface-Pants-thumbYou can’t tell how high tech these pants are, and that’s the point

Proof NY is a purveyor of well tailored clothing designed to survive the apocalypse, and with their new Surface pant, you don’t need to be a bike commuter or a commuting biker to appreciate them.

Garmin FenixIf you drop this watch on a Rolex, it will crush it

You better hope your wrist is worthy enough to carry the Garmin fenix, a GPS-enabled watch that crunches serious data while looking seriously badass.

burton-ion-boots-manual-2Behold! A snowboard boot that helps you ride like a pro and look like a hipster

Let’s say you’ve just finished building the most high-performance snowboard boot available, but it’s missing a certain something – what do you do? Duh … wrap it in Red Wing Leather.

sennheiser-momentum-150-x-95What’s that Dre? I can’t hear you with these dope Sennheisers on

We’re not saying all celebrity-endorsed headphones are bad; we’re just saying that when an OG producer of quality cans makes a set that look this good, your search is over.

Stone Island jacket

That jacket looks dope, but it’s hurting my eyes

Stone Island has a habit of making clothes that harness technology in unexpected ways, and its new Mesh Reflective down jacket is nothing if not unexpected.

leather-touchscreen-gloves-by-mujjo-manualThe future of wearable tech rests with Ethiopian lambs

Touchscreen gloves are not new; touchscreen gloves that look as good as Muijo’s black leather offering are a revelation.

Philips-Designline-TV-manualThat old thing leaning against the wall? It’s just my amazing TV

Respectably spec’ed, Philips Designline is notable less for its performance and more for it’s remarkable re-imagination of the television form factor.

Nike_Free_Hyperfeel_Mens_manualWe don’t care why Nike made these shoes, we just want them

Nike creates shoes for various kinds of runners, but their latest, the Hyperfeel, look like they were created for people who just like really cool-looking shoes.

Leica-D-Lux-G-Star-RAW-cameraThe Leica D-Lux wants to get into your jeans (and you should let it)

What do you get when an iconic camera company partners with a purveyor of really tight pants? We’re not sure, but whatever it is, it looks and works great.