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The best way to catch up on the day’s most important product releases and stories.


New & Noteworthy Releases


Samsung NW700 Soundbar Sound+
This wall mounted soundbar is 41 percent slimmer than Samsung’s previous Sound+ soundbar (the MS650 Sound+) and a stylish solution for wall mounting. Like that predecessor, the NW700 has a built-in subwoofer and distortion-canceling drivers. It also has a smart mode where the soundbar automatically adjusts the volume and the effects, like surround sound, depending on if you’re watching the news, a sporting event or a movie. Pricing and availability are still TBD. — Tucker Bowe

Learn More: Here


The Classic by Neo & Sons
It’s not very often that you see a motorcycle helmet bag that blends equal parts style and ingenious functionality. The Classic, the first product from Neo & Sons, is a minimalist take on the riding accessory that’s beautifully made with Italian leather and waxed canvas.
But the clever part of the bag is the double-zipper pocket on the back of the bag that makes the otherwise empty-space inside your stored helmet easily-accessible. Perfect for stowing your wallet, phone, EDC or anything else you can’t wait to get out of your pockets when you’re in the saddle. — Bryan Campbell

Learn More: Here


Converse All Star Chuck ’70 Hi and Ox
This Converse release is a throwback to a version of the iconic sneaker originally released in the 70s. The high top version is available in black or red, while the low version is available in navy and khaki. Every iteration includes vintage call backs like a slightly yellowed sole with red and blue piping. — Meg Lappe

Buy Now: $80+


Mophie Powerstation AC
Mophie’s new massive 22,000mAh power bank can output 100W, meaning it has enough juice to double the battery life of your new MacBook Pro. It also features an integrated AC output so you can plug your MacBook Pro’s wall charger directly into it. Other notable upgrades include a USB-C port (with 30W USB-PD charging technology) and a USB-A port. The downside? It costs $200. — Tucker Bowe

Buy Now: $200


Wahoo TICKR FIT Heart Rate Monitor
Like it or not, twenty-first-century fitness is irreversibly linked to technology. There are a gadget and app for every activity, but unfortunately, comfort isn’t inherent in every device capable of measuring a heartbeat. Wahoo aims to change that: it’s latest heart rate monitor, the TICKR FIT, promises the accuracy of its trusted chest strap monitors but operates from a more agreeable forearm strap. — Tanner Bowden

Buy Now: $80

Fresh Deals


Braun AW 10
Save 50%: Just last year, Braun introduced the new AW 10, a reissue of the brand’s first analog wristwatch, penned by design legends Dieter Rams and Dietrich Lubs. The new watch remains faithful to the original, sporting a minimal black dial, clear white numerals and a yellow second hand that stands out against an otherwise austere backdrop. Currently, as a part of Mr. Porter’s massive sale, you can get the iconic watch (as well as the reissue of its successor, the AW 50), for half price. — Andrew Connor

Buy Now: $145


Drake’s Striped Wool Tie
Save 50%: This classic tie from Drake’s will immediately upgrade your professional wardrobe. Made in England, this tie features textured navy wool with alternating white and grey stripes. It’s well-made and timeless — what more could you want? — John Zientek

Buy Now: $88


Under Armour Semi Annual Sale
Save up to 30%: If you’re one of the many who’ve celebrated the onset of 2018 with a lofty fitness resolution, do yourself a favor — pick up a new kit. Comfort is vital whether your fitness regime takes you indoors or out, and Under Armour’s semi-annual sale is stocked with everything from shorts and tees to joggers and gloves. — Tanner Bowden

Buy Now: Here


Elac Uni-fi UF5 Floorstanding Speaker
Save $150
Elac’s Uni-fi UF5 floorstanding speaker was one of favorite products of 2016. It’s three-way design is unique because the tweeter is in the center of the mid range cone to reduce interference, and it sounds excellent. CNET‘s Ty Pendlebury and Steve Guttenberg even called it the “new king of affordable tower speakers.” A single Uni-fi UF5 speaker normally costs $499, but Amazon is cutting $150 off that. Also, if floorstanding speakers aren’t your size, you can also buy Elac’s excellent bookshelf speakers, the B5s, for $50 off (here). — Tucker Bowe

Buy Now: $349


A.P.C. Jeans
Save 37%: Now at End, you can save 37% on the Standard jeans from A.P.C. They’re cut from Japanese fabric, feature a classic five-pocket design and commemorate the brand’s 30th anniversary with a limited edition label marked ‘HIVER 87.’ These classic jeans will serve you well for years, so don’t miss out on this great deal. — John Zientek

Buy Now: $129

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