Flipping through The Manual: Homemade cider, hangover prevention, a fly wallet

Burned out on apps, keys and screens? Improve your analog life this weekend! Digital Trends’ brother site The Manual exists to give men straight-up advice, from unspoken suit rules you need to know, to the latest in fashion, food, drink, travel, grooming and culture. Here are a few of our favorite stories to appear on The Manual lately.

How to make homemade cider

How to make homemade cider
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Looking to make your own booze, but don’t want to spend a boatload of cash on brewing equipment? Make some cider. It’s drastically easier to make than beer, yet the brewing process still allows for just as much creativity and expression.

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How to prevent an unholy hangover this St. Patrick’s Day

How to prevent an unholy hangover this St. Patrick’s Day
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A pot of gold is infinitely better than a pot of porcelain. Read this guide to learn how to prevent a hangover this St. Patrick’s Day.

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Trekking: The Fly Wallet lets you stash your flies with style

Trekking: The Fly Wallet lets you stash your flies with style

Few recreational sports offer the kind of natural serenity fly fishing affords. Crafted of high-grade leather and wool, the Fly Wallet allows you to store up to 16 flies of your choice, whether you opt for your own or a curated package.

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On Your Feet: Todd Snyder drops classic shoes with Cole Haan

On Your Feet: Todd Snyder drops classic shoes with Cole Haan

Cole Haan is known for producing shoes with unique flair and great color blocking, but even we weren’t prepared for the might of their new collection with legendary designer Todd Snyder.

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Feel Good Friday: Greenlight Planet

Feel Good Friday: Greenlight Planet

Greenlight Planet’s solar-powered Sun King lanterns have provided sustainable light to more than 7.5 million users in rural India and Africa.

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The Manual Wind: Parmigiani Ovale Pantographe

The Manual Wind: Parmigiani Ovale Pantographe

The Sandoz Collection is one of the most famous and historic antique watch collections of all time. Parmigiani has taken one of its most iconic pieces as inspiration to engineer its latest masterpiece; The Parmigiani Ovale Pantographe.

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Smart Home

Thinking of buying an Instant Pot? Here's what you need to know

The Instant Pot is a powerful kitchen appliance that does everything from pressure cook to to slow cook to steam. Heck, you can even make yogurt in it. Here's all you need to know about the magic device.
Smart Home

Brew it fast, hot, and flavorful with our favorite coffee makers

Whether you're looking for a simple coffee maker to get you through the morning or a high-end brewer that will impress your taste buds and your friends, you'll find some of the best coffee makers around on this list.
Smart Home

Speed up cooking with one of the best pressure cookers on the market

Not all pressure cookers are created equally. You have to choose between stovetop cookers, multicookers, canners, and even microwave cookers. Our pressure cooking buyer's guide includes our picks for the best in each category.
Gaming

If we get a Nintendo 64 Classic, it needs to have these games

The Nintendo 64 introduced a long list of top-tier games, but which were the iconic platform's best? From Mario Party to Ocarina of Time to NFL Blitz, check out our picks for the best N64 games.
Mobile

We tried all the latest and greatest smartphones to find the best of 2019

Smartphones are perhaps the most important and personal piece of tech on the planet. That’s why it’s important to pick the best phone for your individual needs. Here are the best smartphones you can buy.
Mobile

On a budget? We found the best affordable smartphones you can buy

Here are the best cheap phones for anyone working with a tight budget, whether you're a fan of stock Android or marathon battery life. Find out what you can get for under $500 or far, far less as we round up the best budget smartphones.
Home Theater

Banish the bunny ears (and monthly bills) with these excellent HD antennas

When transitioning away from cable and satellite, finding the best HDTV antenna for your area can be touch. To help, we've compiled our picks of the best indoor HDTV antennas you can buy.
Home Theater

Still listening on tinny TV speakers? Try one of our favorite soundbars

You no longer have to sacrifice sound for size when selecting home audio equipment. Check out our picks for the best soundbars, whether you're looking for budget options, pure power, smarts, or tons of features.
Computing

Our favorite Windows apps will help you get the most out of your new PC

Not sure what apps you should be downloading for your newfangled Windows device? Here are the best Windows apps, whether you need something to speed up your machine or access your Netflix queue. Check out our categories and favorite picks.
Mobile

Unleash your inner artist with the best drawing apps for the iPad Pro

The best drawing apps for the iPad Pro turn Apple's robust tablet into a canvas worthy of a true artist. Here are 20 of our current favorites, whether you're looking to keep things simple or take your art to the next level.
Home Theater

Wireless headphones are finally awesome, and these are our favorites

With sleek form factors, prime audio quality, and the freedom of untethered listening, there has never been a better time to pick up a pair of wireless headphones. These are the best ones currently available.
Home Theater

These awesome A/V receivers will swarm you with surround sound at any budget

There is no one-size-fits-all approach to shopping for a receiver, so we assembled our favorites for 2018, at multiple price points and all loaded with features, from Dolby Atmos to 4K HDR, and much more.
Photography

These point-and-shoot cameras make your smartphone pics look like cave paintings

If your smartphone camera just isn't giving you the results you're looking for, maybe it's time to step up your game. The latest and greatest point-and-shoot cameras offer large sensors, tough bodies, and long lenses -- something no phone…
Home Theater

Cutting the cord? Let us help you find the best service for live TV streaming

There's a long list of live TV streaming services available to help you cut the cord and replace your traditional TV subscription. Each is different in important ways, and this guide will help you find the best one for you.