A “shapeshifting” backpack, a free e-manservant, the perfect shoulder-season hoodie, Nike Counterflex putters and more.
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Reveals, New Launches and Gear
GoButler Concierge App
Siri’s new competition: humans. The requests you submit through GoButler’s text message-based interface are fielded by a staff of “Heroes,” who can correspond with you and carry out more sophisticated and specialized demands than AI — for now, at least — entirely free of charge. At no extra cost to you, every purchase you make via GoButler nets the company a small commission fee. Partnerships with Seamless, DoorDash and others make for streamlined food orders (even from places that are unavailable through those services); other services include product deliveries, travel booking, reservation-making and more. And the service operates internationally, so you won’t be high and dry when you’re abroad.
American Giant Storm Full Zip
DWR-coated fleece gives this slim hoodie warmth and waterproofing perfect for shoulder season. Features like a pocket passageway for headphone cords, a storm-flap zipper and a brimmed hood are icing on the cake. Snatch one up while you still can.
Nike Counterflex Putters
The counterbalance in Nike’s Counterflex putters affords golfers unprecedented feel and customization when they get to the greens.
This Is Ground iPad Pro Sleeve & Stand
Clever utilization of sturdy vegetable-tanned leathers makes for a combination sleeve and stand that doesn’t need to be attached to your iPad Pro in order to work — convenient, and sure to age well.
The New Primal Beef Sticks
Beef sticks are like Slim Jims sans the poison. The New Primal’s beef sticks use free-range grass-fed and grass-finished beef, seasoned with honey, ginger, pepper and more.
Seagull Nightshift V2
With a series of external straps for any number of items — “tripod, sleeping bag, bike wheel, etc.” — this “shapeshifting” backpack is a reasonable all-in-one solution for the weekend-hiking city commuter.
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