The Goods: August 2010’s Hottest Gadgets

A 13-blade pocketknife, a plastic anchor and more great ideas in gear
Built to withstand construction sites, this radio's aluminum cage lets it keep playing, even after a 30-foot drop, while a watertight port keeps your MP3 player safe. Plus, its five speakers deliver 360 degrees of sound. $200; boschtools.com Satoshi Kobayashi

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Each month we look beyond the shelves of your local big-box store to dig up a dozen of the best new ideas in gear. This is the stuff that is better, faster, stronger, and does more than pretty much anything we’ve seen before it. Click the gallery thumbnails below to dive in:

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