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Shopping For Living Room Sets On A Budget

Moving into a new home with a family or solo is often a stressful experience. You already have enough on your plate with inspections, repainting, and deciding on flooring. Even if you’re thinking of redecorating either because it’s time to replace a few broken pieces or you feel like changing the room’s mood, looking for new furniture can be nerve-racking.

Expenses are usually a major concern when it comes to purchasing furniture. It’s something you may put off for a while attempting due to budget constraints. After all, browsing through what major retailers have can surprise consumers with the staggering prices of living room sets. Usually, payments for utilities, employee salaries, rent, advertisements, and more affect the price. As such, all of the overhead costs pass on to you, the customer. 

At 1Stop Bedrooms, you don’t have to pay high prices for great quality living room sets. You’ll find a wide selection of sets on sale with discounts of up to 75% online. How can they offer such low prices? It’s because they deal directly with the manufacturers to get the furniture to their customers. 

They pass the savings on when they receive a discount and stand behind their prices with a low-cost guarantee. Not only are the low prices assured, but if you find the identical set for less, they will match that price. With up to thirty-six months in financing available for your order, you have more flexibility.

Free yourself from the stress of worrying about pricing when shopping with 1Stop. So now that you’ve let go of that anxiety, you can focus on the fun part — designing. You may want to survey the room first and measure the space. Then, ask yourself how you want the room to look and function.

If you’re going to entertain friends in a conventional space, you may want to use the filter on the site to search for traditional sets. For a more easygoing theme for game night or just hanging out to watch movies, you may want a more casual or modern style.

The colors used in the room will round out the mood, so pick shades that correctly reflect what you want to convey. Warmer tones give off a welcoming vibe, while cooler ones promote feelings of calm. 

Different materials can add depth and personality to the room, especially when accented by patterns and prints. Use a mood board to experiment with mixing faux leather with fabric or wicker with linen. The possibilities are endless, and there are expert designers on staff ready to answer your questions and guide you toward pieces that match your tastes. 

These experts don’t earn a commission, so their suggestions are only motivated by a desire to ensure your satisfaction with the purchase. To browse the living room sets on sale go URL to find the perfect set for you.

Gucci And Microsoft Celebrate Their Respective Milestones With This Xbox Series X

Compared to a high-end gaming PC, home consoles are considered more affordable options for folks who want to play video games. Yet sometimes, these systems receive a luxurious makeover as part of a promotion or maybe just to flaunt one’s wealth. For 2021, we’re seeing a high-class partnership between Gucci and Microsoft for an exclusive version of the Xbox Series X.

Late in 2020 and shortly after the launch of Sony’s next-gen PlayStation, Russian purveyor of custom jewelry – Caviar – introduced a gold-clad PS5 dubbed the Golden Rock. In contrast, the new limited-edition Xbox Series X may not be as extravagant, but it’s still exceptional, nonetheless.

Both parties are actually celebrating major milestones this year. The renowned fashion house marks its centenary, while the tech outfit commemorates 20 years of Xbox. When it comes to special versions of their respective gaming platforms, Microsoft edges ahead of Sony.

We recently featured the Halo Infinite Bundle and now we have another, albeit a little classier. The Xbox Series X unit receives a visual makeover with laser-engraved Gucci monogram patterns throughout its shell.

It ships with two Xbox wireless controllers – both with the style label’s latest signature blue and red stripes. These run diagonally across the left thumbstick and D-pad and highlight the co-branding below. Microsoft could have ended it there and fans of the Italian brand would have snapped these up anyway.

However, they’re going for the complete package experience. Each Gucci Xbox Series X ships in a hard case that sports the iconic “GG” monogram. Next, the words “Xbox” and “Good Game” are printed on the top and bottom sides respectively. It also touts gold hardware and yellow leather trims. Flip it open and what greets you is a classy all-green interior.

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Kodak May No Longer Be Big In Photgraphy But Its Extra Large Inflatable Screen Is A Behemoth

The weather is getting a bit chilly these days, which makes it perfect for other types of outdoor fun. Most of us here still love to bust out the grill and pop open a couple of cold ones every now and then. If you’re looking for ideas, why not watch movies outside. All you need is the Extra Large Inflatable Screen from Kodak.

We almost forgot that you also need a projector for this to work. Anyway, if you don’t, check out our guide to find which works best for the setup. Unless there is a huge flat surface to shine the image on, the Kodak Extra Large Inflatable Screen is a must-have. It stands 10.3′ x 14.7′ x 5.3′ with a screen 14.5′ diagonal in size.

Just imagine, kids enjoying movie night, while the adults are likewise having a good time. This is also great for that romantic flick you plan to watch for date night. Better yet, you can finally hook up your gaming PC or console to the projector and enjoy the most immersive visuals.

Plus, since we’re technically playing outside, some vitamin D from good ol’ sunshine will do us good. The Kodak Extra Large Inflatable Screen has everything you need to get started in the box. The bundle includes the air pump to inflate it in minutes.

The feet are weighted so it doesn’t move around in a breeze. However, if it’s a bit windy, Kodak includes a few stakes and some rope to tie it down securely. In case there’s a leak, several repair patches should get you back in action. Finally, the Extra Large Inflatable Screen comes with a storage bag for easy transport.

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The Roborock S7 Elevates Its Versatility With The Auto-Empty Dock System


As long as their budget permits, consumers will usually go for the flagship model to access all the cool stuff it brings to the table. With so many brands available, shopping for items with the best value can be challenging. Nevertheless, when you are in the market for a robot vacuum, we’ve got you covered because Roborock just updated the S7 and it’s awesome.

As most homes eventually transition from traditional to smart-enabled setups, it’s essential to choose the right gadgets. Moreover, you might want to double-check if the device is compatible with your virtual assistant of choice. Finally, you must evaluate the convenience it can offer, which is a good thing to have for folks with a busy schedule

The S7 surprisingly checks all the boxes and delivers even beyond what its competitors can. Old-school vacuum cleaners and even cordless ones are not going away anytime soon. However, once you’ve tried the automated ones, there’s no going back. Roborock’s latest machine does more than just suck up dust and mop your floors.

Is the Roborock S7+ better than the S7?


We’re sure this must be the question on everyone’s mind. Most of us were wondering about the same thing. It turns out that both are exactly the same, but what sets the S7+ apart is the inclusion of the Auto-Empty Dock in the box. It is possible to purchase the accessory separately, which means S7 owners will not miss out on the benefits of the optional add-on.

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Automating Cleaning And Maintenance


Robot Vacuums are designed to make floor clean-up virtually effortless. Depending on the size of the dustbin, you will need to occasionally empty the container to ensure optimal performance. Roborock addresses this with the addition of another storage medium for all the accumulated particles.

The Auto-Empty Dock is the 2-in-1 solution that makes the S7+ such a worthwhile acquisition. It replaces the standard charging dock so your little helper can juice up once its task is over. You can toggle it to automatically collect whatever is in the dustbin upon docking.

Another setting lets the sensors and artificial intelligence determine when the dustbin needs to be emptied. This appears to be the most ideal mode to leave it on because Roborock says the canister on the dock will store up to eight weeks’ worth of dust.

Keeping The Dust In And More


As the automated dustbin collection sucks up the contents of your robot vacuum, a multi-stage filtration system goes to work. This prevents up to 99.99% pollutants as small as 0.3 microns from dispersing into your home so the air stays fresh and free from potential allergens.

No worries if you forgot to reattach the canister. Sensors will detect when it’s not properly connected and disable the automated dust collection process. Also, the 3-liter dust bag inside should make cleanup a breeze as it self-seals when you pull the tab.

Just remember to take out the front and rear filters and wash them from time to time. Not only does it empty the S7’s dustbin, but tiny brushes aligned with the electrodes give them a quick scrub down before it fully docks to charge.

We just love how Roborock pays attention to little details like the cable management system on the rear of the Auto-Empty Dock. The removable 6-foot power cable even connects to a port on the side. This allows it to sit flush against the wall and would surely please those who demand perfection.

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Roborock S7 Robot Vacuum


Now that we’ve given you a comprehensive overview of the Auto-Empty Dock bundled with the S7+, it’s time to dive into what makes this smart appliance a must-have for any modern dwelling. Let’s start with what it’s built to do. As the name already implies, this is a robot vacuum, armed with Roborock’s HyperForce suction technology. It generates up to 2,500 Pa to suck up dust, hairs, and other nasty particles.

Next comes the mop which uses sonic vibrations (up to 3,000 times per minute) to scrub stubborn stains off the floor. Carpets are always the bane of any robot vacuum, which is why this is equipped with ultrasonic carpet recognition. Once it detects one in its path, you can program it to either lift the mop module up 5 mm, avoid the area completely, or just go ahead and mop away.

Instead of bristles, the rotating brush is now crafted out of rubber with spiraling blades. Tangles are a thing of the past, as the fins efficiently agitate the fibers of the carpet to dislodge dirt, dust, and more. Powering the S7 is a 5,200-mAh lithium-ion battery with enough juice to last approximately three hours on a single charge. Meanwhile, the 300-ml water tank can handle up to 2,150 square feet before it requires a refill.

This versatile device will map out your residence and dynamically plan out cleaning routes with the help of its PreciSense LiDAR navigation system. It can even save room layouts across four levels. Use the companion app to see what sections have been cleaned and the path it will take next. The S7 will likewise mark spots where carpets are so you can make the necessary tweaks to its routine.

Owners also have full control over all the functions of the S7. They can set the cleaning intensity, designate restricted zones, assign which room it cleans first, and schedule when it starts. If you prefer to go hands-free, just issue voice commands to your smart speaker. According to Roborock, it is supported by Alexa, Google Assistant, and Siri.

Our Takeaway


The S7 is hands down one of the most feature-packed robot vacuums you can grab right now. In fact, we recommend the S7+ bundle to get the best bang for your buck. These are available in white or black with a matching Auto-Empty Dock color. After a hard day’s work, the last thing on our minds would be the upkeep of our floors. Go on! Kick back, relax, and let cutting-edge tech from Roborock take over our tasks.

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The Mattel Creations MEGA X Cybertruck Is A Buildable 3,283-Piece 1:12 Scale Model Kit

Tesla has kept us in waiting and in the dark since their badass electric pickup was announced in 2019. Still, sources claim preorders have surged past 1.25 million units to date. While deliveries are likely to encounter delays, you can build one at home, albeit at a smaller scale. We have Mattel Creations to thank for the MEGA X Cybertruck.

We can still fondly recall the awesome and hilarious debut of the Cybertruck. The look on Elon Musk’s face when the windows cracked was priceless, but the prospect of driving this eco-friendly pickup truck around still fuels our excitement. Until that happens, let’s keep our hands busy with this detailed kit.

As much as we prefer LEGO when it comes to plastic bricks, Mattel’s MEGA X Cybertruck seems promising. There is no better way to pledge your support for Tesla’s upcoming all-electric workhorse than this. At 3,283 pieces in the box, count us in!  

If you’re looking for a weekend project to share with someone, this might be a good option as well. I’m sure most of us here would rather tackle this solo, but an extra pair of hands can get the job done quicker as they say.

As an officially licensed product, you have a buildable model kit that reveals more about the machine. Think of it as a hands-on preview of sorts to learn more about its sophisticated functionalities. The articulation is top-notch with its folding tailgate, adjustable suspension, detachable tonneau cover, and more.

They’re even poking fun at the armor glass fail incident by including cracked windows. The interior even shows the GPS system and Tesla water bottle. Mattel Creations needs to include the Cyberquad as a bonus for each MEGA X Cybertruck set.

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Simulate your next Overlanding Run With The Traxxas TRX-4 Scale and Trail Crawler

Overlanding is a drug many people can’t get enough of. Those who love off-roading, remote locations, and camping can find it all here. The combination of man, machine, and the great outdoors appeals to adventurous souls out there. Now, you can enjoy a part of it at home, albeit at a smaller scale with the TRX-4 Scale and Trail Crawler from Traxxas.

Those who’ve done their homework, know that this is a toy version of the legendary Land Rover Defender. This British SUV has long been the ride of choice among overlanding enthusiasts thanks to its capabilities. Traxxas attempts to reproduce these features the best way they can on an RC vehicle.

Attention to detail here is remarkable as the manufacturer tries to keep everything as close to the real thing. In fact, carefully curated shots from specific angles can easily fool anyone into thinking the images are of the actual SUV.

The TRX-4 Scale and Trail Crawler lets your practice your maneuvers ahead of your next expedition. Traxxas does everything it can to emulate real-world performance. As such, you have stuff like T-Lock remote locking differentials, high/low transmission, portal axles, aluminum scale shocks, and so much more.

Functioning as the engine is a powerful Traxxas Titan high-torque brushed motor. This replica Land Rover Defender stands 11.5 inches high, 9.8 inches wide, and 23.1 inches long. Ground clearance is 3.14” which helps it navigate over hazards.

The TQi 4-channel radio system packs everything you need toggle some settings on the TRX-4 Scale and Trail Crawler. If you want, Traxxas likewise offers accessories to give it a visual overhaul. Now your RC SUV can stand out from the rest. Consider it as a cool tech gift to give this holiday season.

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Should I Propose Before Or After Dinner?

Life is a journey not meant to be traveled alone. A man needs a woman and not just anyone but the right one.

Fast forward to today, you think you’ve reached the point in your life to take your sacred vow with your bride on your wedding day. But before that big day arrives, you have to propose to her first to marry you.

As a celebrated tradition, the proposal is also as huge as her wedding in a woman’s life. So you want to sweep her off her feet when you propose to her at some fancy restaurant.

You’re wondering if you should propose before or after dinner.  But this dilemma is just one of the many things you need to consider when you pop the question, “Will you marry me?”

Don’t fret, however. A well-thought-out plan will do the trick to beat the stress that comes with a marriage proposal. Besides, this should be a happy day for you and your future fiancée.

Crafting an idea of a surprise proposal dinner seems complex. But you just need to use the 4W, 1H technique to guide you with your plans.

The 4 Wives And 1 Husband Technique

Let’s begin by answering the Where Who, What, When, and How questions. But first, know your chances with your girlfriend and if she wants the same thing: marriage.

You must have already gone window shopping for the perfect engagement ring the moment you thought of settling down. You would have imagined putting it on your woman’s ring finger and how you’d make her cry tears of joy.

But before you make the purchase, you first need to subtly find out her thoughts about getting married. You should be on the same page with your partner.  

Tell her about a friend who just got engaged to see her reactions. If she shares positive notions about engagement and marriage, take it as a sign that she will say “yes”. It’s a green light to go ahead with your plan to propose. This initial step will set the stage for everything that will follow.

1Where to propose

The First W: Where to Propose

So, you made up your mind that you’re going to propose to your Ms. Right at an intimate dinner at some restaurant. That’s because it will be more memorable for both of you.

We do agree with you on that, but where exactly? Choosing where to propose is equally important to make this a remarkable event in your life.

First, you may pick both your favorite restaurant as the best eating place for a proposal dinner. It could be where you had your first official dinner date, making it a fantastic perfect location to go for. You two will have an awesome time walking down memory lane and laugh at what transpired that day.

If you think the place is already too familiar to hold such a momentous occasion, go for a new fancy place. She might like the feel and fresh experience of dining in a grand restaurant you haven’t gone to before.

The important caveat here is you have to visit the restaurant first to have a look at the ambiance. Read customer reviews about the place.

More importantly, make sure your girl will find the food as something exquisite. If so, your proposal dinner can’t go south.

That’s one down, four to go.

2Who will be involved

The Second W: Who Will be Involved

Planning your proposal dinner can be a daunting task for one person. Hence, you will need help you can get from your circle of trust: family and friends.

Keep in mind that you need to know can trust the people who will be involved in your plan. You don’t want that one of them will blow up the whole thing. Your girlfriend might know about it and it spoils the element of surprise.

Your best friend and her closest friends would make trusted accomplices get things done. They could help with the whole set-up in the restaurant.

Also, you may loop in the parents because they can be your allies, good ones too. Seek a tip or two out of their own and friends’ experiences. They’ve been there, done that, so, somehow, they can help you with how well things could pan out.

Now, if you ask when is the best time to loop them in? Several weeks into the surprise proposal dinner would do. There’s no rule of thumb really, it still depends on the lead time you need to prepare everything.

We all know that there’s no professional proposal planner, only a wedding planner. Thus, you and your allies will have to figure this one out by yourselves.

3Engagement ring

The Third W: What Engagement Ring to Choose

A diamond is a girl’s best friend she wants on her ring finger. As for you, it’s your ticket to getting a big yes when you pop the question. But the ring of her dreams comes with a hefty price tag.

The price wouldn’t be a big deal if you have been saving up for it for a while. You’re lucky if your mom will give it to you as a family heirloom passed on for generations.

So, here are a few helpful tips to guide you on what engagement ring to choose for your future bride.

Set the right budget. If neither of the above fits the bill, know how much you’re willing to stretch from your budget. You don’t want to start a marriage carrying heavy debt.

The key is to ditch the two-month salary rule, but do not break the bank for that perfect ring. Once you have the right budget in mind, you get to a few more steps to make the purchase

Know her ring size. You don’t want your girl’s most coveted ring in the world to be oversized or undersized. Don’t tell yourself that it’s just fine and you can take it back for resizing.

Instead, team up with her best friend secretly to find your partner’s exact ring size. It will save you some money, too. Can you imagine the horror of spoiling almost a perfect proposal evening because of a wrong size engagement ring?

Do window shopping. If time is not an issue, do some window shopping. Visit several jewelry stores to compare costs and narrow down your options. Ultimately, you’d purchase an engagement ring of the same quality but at the best price.

Choose a ring that suits her style. Your future wife will wear her engagement ring for the rest of her life. Hence, it’s something that will fit her personality, style, and taste for a piece of jewelry.

You will get an idea of her personal preference just by looking at the set of jewelry she wears most often. Maybe, here’s when you can also ask your mom or her mother what ring you should pick for her.

Take into account the quality of the rock. When buying a diamond engagement ring, use the 4Cs as the basis for quality and price: cut, color, carat, and clarity.

  • Cut refers to the quality of the diamond cut and how well it sparkles under varied lighting conditions
  • The color of the diamond is determined using the D to Z scale, D being colorless and Z being slightly yellow. Diamonds with less color are most costly as they’re the rarer ones.
  • Clarity refers to the perfection of the rock, whether it has blemishes that affect its overall appeal. To determine the clarity of the rock, the GIA grading scale is used to rate the clarity of a diamond. It ranks the rock from Flawless (FL) to Included (I).
  • Carat measures the actual weight of a diamond. Here’s a fun fact: no two diamonds are alike. Carat is a key quality used to rank diamonds. The higher the

In addition, other components are involved in how the ring’s rock sits well on the ring. These components include the metal that makes up the ring band, the side stones, and the like.

They say diamonds are forever because it is harder than the rest of the precious gems. Less of us know, however, that diamonds lose a substantial amount of value after it’s purchased.

Consider widening your choices by looking at other precious gems other than diamonds. One better alternative is the moissanite engagement rings.

Moissanite is naturally grown in a special meteorite type in small quantities. It even sparkles brighter than diamonds under lighting conditions. The downside is it’s barely less hard than diamonds.

You can also go for more colorful precious stones such as rubies, sapphires, emeralds, and opals. They’re rarer than diamonds. The unique color each of these precious stones possesses might catch the eye and the personal style of your sweetheart. Hues of blue, red, and green have become a top choice over the sparkly clear white charm of diamonds.

Remember that bottom line, an engagement ring is a symbol of your love times infinity for your fiancée-to-be above all else.

4When to propose

The Fourth W: When to Propose

We finally reach the part where we answer the question that’s going around your head. It’s the reason why you happened to click this article in the first place. Should you propose before or after dinner?

Proposing to your future wife is easier said and planned than done. That is because rejection sucks. You may have read some signs that she will say yes but there’s still the littlest possibility of getting a “no” answer.

At the back of your mind, you have to do it right, especially the right timing to pop the four-word question.

Let’s now get to the bottom of that and proceed first with the pros and cons of each choice of when to propose during your dinner date. Surely, it’s a tricky situation you’d be in.

Other men might not be able to swallow rejection when they propose at the onset of dinner. Oh, the horror, right? So, you jump at the conclusion that before dinner seems not viable. But let’s tarry a little on that thought.

So after dinner, then? Other guys will likely be anxious the whole time, and everything would appear in slow motion. She might see it coming based on how strange her boyfriend is acting. If he’s too nervous to propose, getting through the six-course meal would seem forever.

From that point of view, let’s weigh the pros and cons of proposing before or after eating your dinner.

Proposing Before Dinner: Pros & Cons

The upside of proposing before dinner would suit guys who get easily anxious under pressure. They usually don’t endure the jitters while waiting to finish eating the food before proposing. If you think you’re the nervous kind of guy, then proposing before dinner makes an apt choice.

Say you and your partner are now seated to dine at the fancy restaurant of choice for your surprise proposal dinner. Find a cue that would hint at the right time to begin to utter the words you’ve been practicing. Perhaps it’s when the waitress has poured the wine on your glasses. One sip of the wine would set it up for you and you know you’re ready to hear her say yes.

Proposing before dinner gives room for both of you if you plan to share this joyous occasion with your friends and family.

The downside is if unexpectedly, she declined your proposal. That would be a bomber especially if you’ve already invited friends and family to celebrate with you. It’s highly unlikely the evening will turn out the way you planned.

Proposing After Dinner: Pros & Cons

It’s likely that men somehow know their girl will say yes before making plans to propose. Still, there’s a fifty percent probability of a no answer, given the question is answerable by yes or no.

So, it’s practical for some guys to wait until after dinner to pop the question. This way, they won’t put their plans to waste and rather relish the elaborate six-course dining. They choose to simply chill out and enjoy the mood of a laid-back evening.

If this sounds like you, then save popping the question after dinner. If she says yes, you two could extend it to an intimate moment together after dinner to celebrate.

The drawback of proposing after dinner is having to get through the entire dinner anxious and tense. Make sure you can contain your excitement when you decide to propose after dinner.

The answer, therefore, to the question, “Should I propose before or after dinner?” is not absolute and straightforward. It still depends on your personality when you’re under pressure.

Consider other significant factors as well before you decide whether he will get down on one knee to propose before or after dinner. This includes the nature of the proposal dinner like is it a fine dining experience with a six-meal course.

Ask yourself how your mate will like a proposal before dinner or one after. Also, your decision will vary if your plan includes inviting close friends and family.

5how to propose

1H: How to Propose

Let’s now go to the How question of your plan. We go over this question to help you cook your surprise proposal dinner to perfection.

Include the restaurant with your plan

Fine dining restaurants will be happy to assist you in what you need to make it an extraordinary experience. The engagement night should be so memorable for both of you.

By involving them in your plan ahead of time, the crew will see to it that the service is exceptional. The cozy ambiance will set up the romantic mood, from candlelight to great-tasting wine, and sumptuous food. Perhaps, they can hire violinists to serenade you while having dinner to elevate the occasion with beautiful tunes.

The restaurant will reserve a special spot for the occasion, with perfect lighting, flowers, and a romantic backdrop to make beautiful photos. They can also concoct the most scrumptious choices on their menu and the finest wine to offer.

Tell your future fiancée to dress to kill for the evening

To keep your plans a secret, make up a story about why she has to put on her best evening dress. You want your engagement photos to be awesome.

Memories fade but beautifully captured photos are there to remind you often. You also want to share amazing photos of your proposal dinner on social media.

Pre-arrange taking of photos and videos

You can’t miss out on special moments that need to be photographed or shot during your proposal dinner. Pre-arrange taking of photos to capture priceless moments you’d put in a frame.

Capturing the reactions of your soon-to-be fiancée when you take out the engagement ring would be priceless! A video of you on one knee while asking her to marry you would be as monumental.

So, needless to say, ask help from the restaurant crew to set a fantastic backdrop for this special occasion. It can be on the rooftop under starry skies, in the resto’s garden, or near the fireplace.

Ask the staff if they have an in-house photographer to do the job. Otherwise, you can request your good friend to do it for you. You may also opt to commission a professional photographer (if it suits your budget) to be sure the photos will be amazing!

Never hide the ring in her champagne glass

Don’t go through the same horrendous disaster on your engagement night by hiding the ring in her champagne glass. Neither you should do the same trick hiding the ring in a slice of cake or food.

Imagine the horror if your girlfriend swallowed the ring, or cracked a tooth, or choked. It’s a big no. That’s not how you like to remember your engagement.

Be ready with a box of Kleenex

Perhaps your girlfriend has long waited for that very moment you’d ask her to marry you. As she brims with uncontainable happiness, tears of joy will overflow.

When she cries, you’re ready to offer her your handkerchief or a box of Kleenex.

Relax, your proposal need not be flawless

Bear in mind that you are in love with each other. Your fiancée-to-be will see all your efforts just to make it special. It doesn’t have to be flawless.

She will say yes, so just relax. What’s important is you got a plan, hence, it will turn out well for both of you.

As for your speech, the key is to practice what you’d say facing the mirror. You can keep your words simple and direct but touch her heart enough to see her teary-eyed.

If you’re not the poetic type, you seek help from Mr. Google. There are tons of proposal speeches you can use as an example. Just be yourself. Your future wife loves you the way you are.

Ready yourself for a no answer

You know when at this point in your relationship, you’re ready to take it to the next level. Deep down, you know she’s “the one” to spend your life with until you draw your last breath.

So, you propose, because you feel she’s up for it and she’d say yes. But think that there’s still the slightest possibility that she has doubts if she’s ready for this kind of commitment.

Children and all. In such a case, no matter how confident you are that will accept your proposal, be prepared for a no answer. It’s an absolute no and maybe she’s not yet ready as you are.

Propose after dinner

Are you still looking for a straightforward answer to the main question, “Should I propose before or after dinner?” Here it is: propose after dinner.

It appears that the pros outweigh the cons of proposing after dinner. You two have enjoyed your six-course meal at a high-end restaurant as one of its benefits.

If in any case, her answer is an unexpected no (which is highly unlikely), both of you can exit the place fast, and away from the prying eyes of the people around you.

Imagine proposing before dinner. Either of you will feel awkward after she said no that you would have lost appetite. You’d see your great plan shattered into pieces right before your eyes and you’d rather not.

It’s better to enjoy this riveting experience of proposing marriage until after you’ve eaten your delicious dinner, don’t you think?

The Dos And Don’ts

To top it off, let’s have a run-down of some important dos and don’ts when proposing marriage to the love of your life.   

The Dos

Fetch some clues

You can’t read your girlfriend’s mind so you need to fetch some clues if she believes in the sanctity of marriage.

Before you pop the question and delve into your plan, slyly know her thoughts on getting married and having children. Let her speak her mind and listen attentively so she sees you’re serious to know her answer.

If ever she says she’s not yet ready for something like that, consider postponing your plan to propose. Just wait, because she will drop a hint when she’s ready.

Make your proposal a surprise

Keep your plan to propose to her a secret until the day arrives. It will keep her off-guard and her reaction is as real as it gets. Make this occasion a significant stage in her life she can’t forget ever, just like her wedding day.    

Prepare your proposal speech a few times

When it’s time to propose, you just don’t get down on your knees and ask her, “Will you marry me?” It shouldn’t be that simple.

Write down a short speech, telling her why you want to marry her. Practice reciting it a few times to memorize it by heart. This will also save you from a mental block and forget your lines. It will ruin the moment if you’d be tongue-tied.

Hide your engagement ring in a safe

Once you purchase an engagement ring, it’s better to keep it in a safe where she can’t open it. If not in a safe, hide it in a place where she won’t find it by accident. It will spoil the element of surprise of your proposal if she does.  

Tell her parents about your engagement plan

It will look old-fashioned, but it will be respectful if you ask their daughter’s hand in marriage. Ask their blessing. Involve them in your plans to surprise her at your proposal dinner. They will like you more in doing so.

This way, you will find them as new allies in sharing your life with their daughter. You’d be needing their help later in taking care of your kids.  

 Add a personal touch to the proposal venue

Consider proposing to your future bride at a restaurant where you first dated, or someplace that is special to her. If you pick a fancy restaurant you have not been to, make sure to add a personal touch.

Include in your plans her favorite song, flowers, dish, or other stuff. You’d see a twinkle in her eyes. She’d be all over you for it.   

Drop on one knee

A proposal is a celebrated tradition embedded in many cultures. Dropping on one knee as you propose to your bride-to-be can’t be more romantic.

This gesture signifies prayer that she’d accept you as her future husband. It is also linked to a man’s submission, deference, and respect for his partner.

Share the news anyway

Family and friends will be elated to see you two getting engaged. In this day and age, news travels fast even if you want to keep it low-key.

Share the news anyway. You can post your pictures on social media. It’s something to celebrate with people who care what’s going on with you.

The Don’ts

Never make it public

You may invite close family and friends to join you for an after-party after she says yes to you. But it’s best to keep the proposal initially intimate between the two of you.

Enjoy the bond you share during dinner to feel the romantic vibe in the air. She’ll think it’s just another big celebratory date of sorts, without any clue that you’ll propose!

Never hide the ring in food or drinks

Hiding the engagement ring in food or drinks is an old and horrifying trick. Trust us, it will save both of you from a disaster.

As much as possible, keep it close to your heart or in your pocket instead. You can be creative in other ways, but offer the ring as you bend on one knee. There’s nothing more romantic than that.  

 Never propose at a sports game

Okay, you two love basketball or baseball that sometimes, you watch the games in person. However, don’t ever think of proposing to her during NBA finals or a Major League Cup.

Your proposal will be an epic fail. She won’t hear what you’ll say amid a cheering crowd. Besides, she will be distracted by the intensity of the game. So, forget it. Go for the more traditional and romantic proposal plan.

Never propose in front of her family

Proposing in front of your girlfriend’s family is inviting added stress you don’t need. Focus on the two of you. This is supposedly your alone moment as a couple.  

Her family will have their place on your wedding day. They may join you for an after-party once you get your answer from her and put that ring on her finger to make it official.   

Top 10 Xbox Game Pass Games to Play in 2021

With the launch of the new Xbox series X|S and PS5, things have gotten a lot spicier in terms of game developers trying to take full advantage of the new technology and making games as badass as they possibly can. And while the list for the new console games goes on and on. I have gathered up the top 10 Xbox Game Pass games that you should definitely play in 2021.

Sunset Overdrive

Sunset Overdrive is the first game on my list, and it’s a pleasure to play. Now this game has beyond all degrees of lunacy, and it appears that the makers only had ONE GOAL in mind: to make the game as enjoyable as possible, with no regard for logic!

The game has a plethora of powerful and deadly weapons, as well as a fun and unusual physics system, some interesting characters, and a gorgeously designed setting. Inside the game, there’s a lot going on, from player ziplining to blowing each other up with rockets! So, if you’re searching for a good time and you have the Game Pass, this one is a no-brainer!

Sea of Thieves

Sea of Thieves started out as kind of a failure for many but the game has changed a lot since then and the developers have been adding new and fun features to the game to keep the players interested. Now that the game is available on Game Pass, you can get started with a Sea of Thieves account and battle it out with your friend online.

I enjoy the game’s unique gameplay and fighting system, in which, unlike other typical multiplayer shooters, you must work together to discover places using your compass, use the same weaponry as any other player in the game, and sail your own ship while battling other players!

Knockout City

When it comes to wild games, Knockout City is the most exhilarating adrenaline-fueled multiplayer game that brings back memories of your childhood sport “dodgeball” in the most surprisingly enjoyable way! Knockout City, unlike any other dodgeball game, blends the old beat’em up with a current touch of Battle Royale games, resulting in a game that gets you all psyched up!

In the blink of an eye, everything may spiral out of control. There’s so much going on in the game, and while learning how to use the controls is simple, mastering it is as challenging as it gets! There are a variety of game types to choose from, including team deathmatch, that will make you feel perfectly at home!

Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order

This Star Wars-inspired game from Respawn offers everything you could want: a wonderful plot, extremely gorgeous visuals, fast-paced action-packed gameplay, and some fantastic voice acting that adds to the sense of immersion that this game is attempting to create.

Despite the fact that I am not a huge fan of Star Wars games, this one, in particular, is a combination of everything that is wonderful about a lot of them. It doesn’t get any better than this if you enjoy single-player story games.


When it was revealed that Outriders will be available on the Xbox Game Pass, it practically took the gaming industry by storm. Outriders is one of the greatest looter/shooter games published this year, and how could it not be when it comes from the venerable Square Enix?

As you battle your way through a swarm of opponents, you’ll feel a continual surge of adrenaline as you use not just your weapons, but also some cool-looking abilities to shred your foes apart! This AAA blockbuster is unquestionably one of the greatest games on Xbox Game Pass, and it will keep you glued to your screen for hours! I hope you do have a game pass to grab the Outriders account to experience how great it can be.


Roguelike games are one of the oldest gaming genres, and they remain popular to this day. In addition, if you enjoy roguelike games, Hades is a must-play. This game has some of the most unusual but appealing graphics, as well as an equally thrilling action-packed gameplay and level generating system that will put your gaming abilities to the test!

This hack and slash roguelike from Supergiant Games is unlike anything you’ve ever seen before, and now that you have a game pass, you’ll be able to discover just how intricate this Greek mythology-based game is! If this were a ranking of the best roguelike games, this game would be at the top of the list without a doubt.

Ori and the Will of the Wisps

Ori and the Will of the Wisps is likely the only 2D platformer on this list, and for good reason: when it comes to stunning visuals, captivating sound effects, a compelling story, fluid gameplay, and pretty much everything else that makes a game a true masterpiece, Ori and the Will of the Wisps has it all!

This all-in-one bundle has some of the most addicting gameplay you’ve ever seen in ANY game! The game takes you on a wild adventure through some wonderfully created regions populated by massive creatures. The EXTREMELY fluid battle animations are one of my favourite aspects of this game. It basically makes everything better by a factor of a hundred!

Yakuza: Like a Dragon

Yakuza has been out and around for years now but many of us haven’t actually played any of the games in the series and that is why it feels too late to start now. But fortunately, Like a Dragon allows you to dive into this carefully constructed game, which transports you to the realm of crime lords and requires you to do a variety of tasks in order to proceed through this winding tale.

Like a Dragon is an amazing thriller for anybody looking for action-packed battle scenes, a compelling plot, and memorable characters; this game checks all the boxes!

Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice

Now, I’m sure you’ve heard about this game before, but if you weren’t convinced to play it before, if you have a game pass, you should certainly check it out now. Hellblade depicts the narrative of a young Viking warrior who travels to Helheim, a genuine hellhole, in order to rest her lover’s soul!

With the way the storey evolves and how Senua’s journey links the players to the heroine and the way her choices and suffering touch you, the game genuinely pushes the envelope. Hellblade also features some of the greatest graphics and environment settings of any game, completely immersing you in a manner that no other game can.

Plague’s Tale

A Tale of the Plague For a variety of reasons, Innocence is one of my favourite games on this list. This triple-A movie-like game, set in an alternate past, tells the storey of two young aristocratic siblings caught up in politics and religion while seeking to discover a cure for the Bubonic plague.

This story-driven game puts you in the shoes of two disadvantaged siblings who must rely on their wits and stealth to remain alive. Plague’s Tale is a fantastic game that takes you on a trip full of secrets, riddles, and emotions!

Kalamazoo’s New Shokunin Kamado Grill Boasts Luxe Craftsmanship and Versatility

As autumn is already peeking around the corner, some folks are already wrapping up their gear for summer. With the weather gradually getting colder, some of us will be enjoying the creature comforts of indoor heating. Nevertheless, we don’t want outdoor barbecues to end just yet. If you do too, check out this Shokunin Kamado grill from Kalamazoo.

Most of us probably own gas grills, which is perhaps the most convenient among other types. However, even with the help of burner shields, it’s difficult to replicate the flavor and aroma of wood or charcoal. Even with the help of smokers, you can’t beat the real thing.

According to the manufacturer, “Shokunin” means artisanal in Japanese, and it fits the bill right here. This freestanding grill stands 48 inches on top of a durable ipe wood frame. The body and lid are crafted out of stainless steel with two inches of glass fiber insulation in between the structure.

This gives the Shokunin Kamado superior heat retention that would last longer than most of its kind. Flip-up grill grates make it easy to add charcoal or wood. Meanwhile, the three-level fire grates give it even more versatility. The adjustable height gives you access to various cooking styles: low for smoking, mid for roasting, and high for direct heat grilling.

To give you more control, there are four air shutters. If that’s not enough, Kalamazoo throws in two charcoal fences for offset fire management. This technique is used by professionals to quickly sear steaks and burgers on one side and then slowly cook on the other. Lastly, the integrated thermometer on the Shokunin Kamado’s lid makes it easy to manage the temperature.

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BLUETTI AC300 Power Station and B300 Battery Module Now Available

Now you can fully harness the power of the sun with the BLUETTI AC300 Power Station. A first in the industry, this modular generator lets you pack up and power up whenever and wherever. Pair it with the brand’s new B300 battery module and you have yourself a generous power supply to run your most-used home and kitchen appliances and more.  This is a reliable indoor and outdoor machine that you want to have on hand, especially with the coming winter months when outages are unpredictable.

All-around powerful smoke-free generator


It’s time to ditch the noisy and archaic diesel, propane, or other fuel-powered generators and get yourself the BLUETTI AC300 Power Station. This is a more sustainable and safer approach to backup energy, as it works with durable Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4) battery cells that are supported by a cutting-edge battery management system. This way, it preserves the life of your machine for the next generations to come.

This is for heavy-duty use as it offers 3000Wh of pure sine wave inverter power, which is expandable to a whopping 12, 288Wh when hooked to four B300 battery modules. It can go high up as 24, 576Wh when paired with eight battery packs via Split Phase Bonding and using a Fusion Box Pro. Good luck running out of power with this much supply. It even offers a seamless UPS connection for uninterrupted power. You can continue doing Netflix and chill, cook, run your game console, sleep in comfort, or catch up on work at the garage like there is no outage at all.


Dubbed as the “Dominator,” the BLUETTI AC300 Power Station fully supports solar energy up to 2,400W using a built-in MPPT controller. This makes it the ultimate off-grid backup energy since you don’t have to rely on your home’s electrical current. But it recharges great through other means too such as a wall socket, 12V car charger, a 12V/24V lead-acid battery, or another generator. As this is a modular station, it does not come with a built-in or stored battery pack. Instead, it relies on the B300 battery modules for power.

Get the AC300 with one B300 battery module at $2899 (original price is $3699).

Not Your Ordinary Battery Pack


Speaking of battery, the AC300 is only compatible with the B300 Battery Modules. As mentioned above, it can support up to eight units if you want to go big. This battery runs on 3,072Wh of LiFePO4 battery with a max individual input power of 700W when simultaneously recharged with an AC socket and solar power (solar input is at 200W and AC at 500W).

As with the AC300 Power Station, this battery also comes with three outlets: 100W USB-C PD3.0, 12V car charger, and 18W USB-A port. What makes it a great alternative than its counterpart the B230 is it supports solar charging although it may be on the hefty side at 34kg. It is also bigger than at 20.5” L x 12.6” W x 10.4” D. (Read our review on the B230 Battery Module HERE).

Get the AC300 paired with two B300 battery modules at $3648 (original price is $4498).

Equipped With Modern Upgrades


The BLUETTI AC300 Power Station literally got your back. It powers your entire house and supports your outdoor adventures. It comes with modern features compatible with today’s tech. Then it has six AC outlets, two 5V USB-A ports, a couple of 18W USB-A, and two 12V/10A DC ports. Likewise, it has a 100W USB-C PD3.0, one 12V cigarette lighter, and one 12V/30 DC output. Best of all are the two 15W wireless charging pads and the app control features, which lets you monitor the status of your generator through an accompanying smartphone app. 

Fun Under the Sun


The AC300 Power Station and the B300 Battery Module give meaning to the saying “fun under the sun.” Both support solar charging so you can get out of sticky situations both indoors and outdoors. It literally keeps you calm and have fun amid an outage or while out on adventures.

Get the BLUETTI AC300 Power Station and B300 Battery Module HERE

Get The Most Of Your Leisure Time With The Help Of Segway’s Navimow Robot Lawnmower

Picture this. It’s the weekend and you wake up with plans to just spend the day relaxing. You have movies in mind, online games to play with friends, or maybe fire up the grill for some barbecue. Unfortunately, you suddenly remember that lawn needs to be mowed. Bummer, right? Not if you have the Navimow from Segway.

Unless, you’ve been living under a rock, the brand is no longer just dealing with two-wheel mobility solutions. Instead, we have been seeing cool creations such as go-karts, cloud-controlled kick scooters, roller skates, and side-by-sides, to name a few. Thus, the Navimow is another welcome surprise.

Robot lawnmowers are not exactly new, but most of the ones available right now have bothersome limitations. Owners normally need to dig and set up a perimeter, so the machine does not go astray. Next thing you know, it could already be on a neighbor’s lawn or on the street.

Segway, on the other hand, equips the automated tool with multiple sensors. With the Navimow app, users can outline a virtual boundary. It uses Extra Fusion Locating System to tackle sophisticated terrain layouts. Moreover, the system automatically alerts you along with its location to prevent theft.

Using advanced algorithms with the help of its cutting-edge positioning system, it determines the most efficient mowing pattern. This means the Navimow never passes the same area twice. At only 54 dBA, you can even take a nap outside while it works away. Finally, the IPX6 construction makes it easy to clean and withstand sudden showers.

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Celebrate 20 Years Of ‘Halo’ With The Xbox Series X Halo Infinite Limited Edition Bundle

When rumors of Microsoft’s next-generation push began circulating, gamers were curious to learn about its launch titles. Originally slated to come out for the Xbox One, industry insiders hinted that Halo Infinite would release alongside the Xbox Series X instead. Here we are close to a year since the console came out and a limited-edition model is about to drop.

Whenever select AAA titles are announced, the manufacturer might back it up with a marketing gimmick. If you held off from a launch day purchase, the Xbox Series X Halo Infinite limited edition bundle seems like the best time to jump right in.

There’s no better way to celebrate 20 awesome years of blasting aliens as Master Chief. The long-running franchise has its ups and downs, but the latest installment is sure to blow you away. The Xbox Series X Halo Infinite limited edition packs more than just visual elements.

Nevertheless, you can’t deny that the theme they went with looks stunning. The outer shell of the console boasts bespoke graphics of stars as seen from the surface of Zeta Halo. Then there’s the custom paneling and a blue vent up top which draws inspiration from Cortana.

Meanwhile, the Xbox wireless controller that ships with the Xbox Series X Halo Infinite limited edition boasts a similar theme minus the stars. An optional Series 2 Xbox Elite wireless controller will be available for purchase as well and showcases a badass design based on Master Chief.

Microsoft already announced that the multiplayer aspect of the upcoming shooter will be free-to-play. Those who purchase the Xbox Series X Halo Infinite limited edition also get a copy of the game. We can’t wait to see what Sony comes up with for their first limited edition PS5.

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LEGO Surprises Batman Fans With The 2,049-Piece Tumbler Model Kit

Many of us here can fondly recall when the Batmobile from Tim Burton’s Batman made its debut. It was perhaps the coolest version of the Caped Crusader’s mainstay machine and remains as so for a lot of fans. However, Christopher Nolan’s darker and grittier take introduced something even more badass. Now, LEGO finally issues an official kit of the Tumbler.

When they said Batman’s new ride was built like a tank, they weren’t kidding. Its first scene shows us a military-inspired prototype with a coat of desert camo being tested by Bruce Wayne along with Lucius Fox. The Tumbler eventually dons its signature blackout colorway and the rest is history.

LEGO now gives us the opportunity to build this behemoth and show it off. Those who crave a challenge have 2,049 pieces to work with which will please even the most hardcore of hobbyists. As with any set from the Danish toymaker, the detailed illustrated instructions make assembly a breeze.

Once completed, the Tumbler measures 17” x 9” x 6” (L x W x H) and includes a display base to keep it stylish. In the box, you’ll also find two minifigures of Batman and The Joker with their own display stand. To access the interior, just pop open the roof and view the control panel and seats.

So far, our only gripe here is the missing Bat-Pod unit, which is not really a dealbreaker. Maybe LEGO will feature it on a future version of the Tumbler or maybe as a standalone kit. The set drops on November 1, 2021, which makes it a great gift for Batman fans this holiday.

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Popular Board Games Go Digital And More With Arcade1Up’s Infinity Game Table

It has been over a year since the pandemic forced people to shut themselves indoors. To curb transmissions, health officials still urge everybody to minimize social gatherings as much as possible. We all want to hang out with our family and friends when this health crisis blows over. As such, maybe host a party with the Infinity Game Table.

Coming from the guys over at Arcade1up, this is a departure from their usual lineup of gaming products. Although the Infinity Game Table resembles the design of classic cocktail table arcade machines, it caters to a different experience.

Instead of your typical video games, how about something more old-school? Of course, the manufacturer is loading it up with digital versions of iconic board games. You have crowd favorites such as Candy Land, Yahtzee, Trivial Pursuit, Scrabble, Chutes and Ladders, and Monopoly to name a few.

Arcade1Up is likewise including other apps like coloring books, card games, puzzles, mini-games, and comic books. This makes the Infinity Game Table appealing to users of all ages. Moreover, it is a great addition to the living room, game room, or man cave in any home.

You can get it in 24” and 32” size options. All models pack an HD touchscreen that outputs crisp and vibrant images while in use. Wi-Fi connectivity allows you to play online, download updates, and add more titles to your library once they become available.

Depending on how and where you want to have it, the legs are detachable so you can place it on any flat surface. Even when the Infinity Game Table is not plugged in, you can use it as a coffee table. Just be careful with hot beverages and try not to spill anything.

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Forget Bitcoin, Here’s Something Bigger…

What’s the most valuable asset in the world? Gold? Bitcoin? AAPL? When single paintings sell for $450 million—our bet is on art. Don’t just take our word for it: Jeff Bezos, Eric Schmidt, and Bill Gates all agree—they pour hundreds of millions into this exclusive alternative asset every year.

What do they know that you don’t? The art world is 4x larger than every cryptocurrency combined. And Contemporary Art prices outperformed S&P 500 returns by 174% from 1995–2020. That’s huge. The only problem? Unless you’ve got $100,000,000, you can’t build a proper art portfolio. Until now.

That’s why we partnered with, the premier art investing platform. They’ve made the world’s most valuable investment available to everyone at a price point everyone can afford. Now you can invest in multimillion-dollar paintings by artists like Warhol, Banksy, Basquiat—without breaking the bank. 

The best part, Men’s Gear readers skip their waitlist today by using the unique link below:

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Erazor: A Sleek Electric Shaver With Ceramic Blades And A 60-Day Battery Life

Personal grooming is as important as the outfit we wear. As such, always keep your basic hygiene practices in check. These include bathing, brushing your teeth, getting a haircut, and shaving your facial hair. Unless you’re intentionally growing out your moustache, beard, or both, a safety razor should be in your kit. If you prefer convenience, how about the Erazor?

Electric shavers are nothing new, but it’s the innovation that sets each one apart. Although others would argue that these cannot match what a straight razor or even a safety razor can do, there are advantages. You can get the job done faster, shave anywhere, and avoid nicks from the blades.

This fully-funded crowdfunding project addresses a common issue with regular electric shavers. Over time, the metal on the blades and foil will need replacement. Among the two, it’s usually the latter that gets swapped out regularly. What the Erazor brings to the table is the use of ceramic blades.

With proper care and use, these will stay as sharp as the day you got them. Moreover, the material does not rust and is resistant to other types of corrosion. It sits under a 0.05-mm thin stainless steel mesh so you get the closest shave every time.

The Erazor is also IPX7 waterproof so you can use it on wet skin. The cylindrical ABS/aluminum body gives you an ergonomic grip with each use. It measures 2.2” x 1.5” and weighs only 68 grams, which is as portable as you can get. Its 800-mAh battery fully charges in two hours and lasts up to 60 days.

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The NERF LMTD Lineup Adds The Premium Aliens M41-A Pulse Blaster

With the Pentagon recently declassifying videos taken by the military showing pill-shaped UFOs, fascination surrounding extraterrestrials is surging once more. With the renewed interest in a subject we associate with science fiction, NERF’s timing is somewhat just perfect. We’re getting the Aliens M41-A Pulse Blaster – an instant must-have for fans of the movie.

For those who have yet to watch the films, we don’t want to spoil anything for you. However, we just want to point out that weapon it pays tribute to is as iconic as the xenomorphs in the franchise. The Aliens M41-A Pulse Blaster is marketed under the top-shelf NERF LMTD collection.

It’s impressive how the Hasbro-owned brand copies almost every detail from the original. The outline, the digital ammunition counter just below the receiver, and even the sound effects. NERF even equips it with a pump-action secondary blaster which mimics the grenade launcher on the rifle.

The Aliens M41-A Pulse Blaster measures approximately 28 inches and ships with premium packaging. You can choose to just keep it in the box as a display piece at home. Nevertheless, what’s the use of a NERF blaster when you can’t even enjoy its features in actual play.

Like most collectors, you can always grab more than one. Keep one in mint condition, display the other, and have fun with the rest. NERF is celebrating the 35th anniversary of the Aliens film with this toy replica. According to the manufacturer, the colorway draws inspiration from the Power Loader. The Aliens M41-A Pulse Blaster ships with 10 Elite darts and 3 Mega darts.

Buy – $94.99


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What Are the Benefits of A Water Filter System In the Home?

You’ve probably heard this many times, but it’s true — 70% of your body consists of water. You could technically live without eating for a month, but you couldn’t go over a week or so without drinking water. Pure water is essential for keeping us alive and well. Unfiltered or impure water can easily make you sick. Thanks to advanced modern-day tech — there’s a variety of water filtration systems available in the market. Everyone knows that filtered water is better for your health than regular tap water. However, let’s take a closer look at the key benefits you can expect from installing a water filter at home. 

1. Environmentally Friendly

Pollution is only getting worse with time — and we’re moving closer and closer towards inflicting irreversible damage to the Earth. Bottled water also hugely contributes to this issue. 

It takes three times as much as a plastic bottle’s capacity to manufacture it, and it takes over 300 years to decompose. 

If you could stop buying those bottles by filtering and drinking your tap water, you’d be doing a massive favour to both; your health and the planet! 

If that doesn’t already convince you to start looking for the best water filter, the following four benefits will.

2. It’s Cost-Effective

Yes, purchasing and installing a water filter might cost you a couple of hundred bucks upfront — but you’ll be saving money in the long term as bottled water is significantly more expensive than filtering water. 

3. Filtration Removes the Water’s Impurities

Water has all sorts of impurities that are potentially harmful to your health, your water-based electrical appliances, and your plumbing.

Some contaminants and impurities include chlorine, lead, mercury, magnesium, calcium, fluoride, zinc, etc. 

Moreover, the mineral content in impure water can cause scaling on the surfaces it comes into contact with. As the water dries away, the minerals are left behind in the form of ‘soap scum’, which can be tough to clean up.

4. Filtered Water Is Good for Your Health

Not all of the impurities we’ve mentioned above are bad for your health. Advanced water filters even have processes built into them to ensure your filtered water still contains the minerals that are good for your health and wellbeing.

The health benefits of water filtration involve detoxification, improved digestion, skin hydration, reduction of cancer risks, and better nutrient absorption. Pure water also helps improve your mental health and immune system functioning. 

5. Low Maintenance

Water filters are known to be durable, low maintenance, and easy to fix and replace. Different types and models may require varying levels of effort and expertise for installation, but most of them are pretty easy to set up and use.


There are countless environmental, financial, and medical reasons why you should consider getting a water filtration system installed. 

This short article doesn’t cover all their benefits but hopefully provides you with a decent idea of why you probably need one for your home. 

Say Goodbye To Scooping With The PETKIT Pura X Self-Cleaning Cat Litter

Cat lovers who struggle to find time to clean up after their pet’s business will want to get their hands on the PETKIT Pura X Self-Cleaning Cat Litter. It gets the job done for you and even has smart features that make the process engaging and fun. 

This ingenious tech uses 12 built-in high-precision sensors for cleaning, protection, and notification. It has thermal, infrared, emotion, eight, anti-pitch infrared, and smart detection, to name a few. The sensors help detect the cat in real-time. It tells of its weight, prevents any accidents whilst inside, and automates the cleaning process once they are done doing their business. 

The PETKIT Pura X Self-Cleaning Cat Litter bids goodbye to days of scooping. It removes the solid waste into the 7L waste bin. Then it dispenses a fresh fragrance to purify the air. The automatic odor removal function also sterilizes the home from formaldehyde and protects against influenza. 

Moreover, this home cleaning machine offers wireless control via the PETKIT app. The app also provides real-time information on the cleaning process, your cat’s weight, how often it uses the device and alerts you when it’s time to refill the box. The beauty of this product is that it gives you the option to schedule the cleaning too. You can check on the status via the app or through the built-in OLED display.

The PETKIT Pura X Self-Cleaning Cat Litter even works with multiple cat litters except for crystals. It has specially-designed filters ideal for plant and bentonite litters. It occupies minimal space and its flat upper cover also doubles as a sleeping mat for your pet. 

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Pair Your Secretlab Gaming Chair With The Moduar MAGNUS Metal Desk

If you’re one of the many gamers who are planning to overhaul your current gear, Secretlab is offering a bunch of new products right now. Even those who just want to enhance their work from home setup can find something useful. Our personal pick would be the MAGNUS Metal Desk thanks to its versatile features.

Almost a month ago, we shared details about the brand’s TITAN Evo 2022 gaming chair. For the folks who ordered one, perhaps they need another Secretlab product to pair it with. It might as well be the MAGNUS Metal Desk to match the branding and aesthetics.

What we have here is a precision-crafted piece of gaming furniture to optimize ergonomics. Secretlab says it its modular system lets owners mix and match optional accessories just like their gaming rigs. Moreover, it is durable enough to withstand bumps, scrapes, and support heavy loads without flexing.

Even the hinge of each MAGNUS Metal Desk undergoes approximately 10,000 open and close cycles. The company claims it will retain the smooth articulation for years. In fact, they’re backing up the claim with a 5-year warranty.

They’re listing the dimensions as 59” x 27.5” x 29” (W x D x H) and weighs 92.6 lbs. The tabletop can support up to 200 lbs, while the rear cover can take up to 55 lbs. Secretlab goes for a matte black finish for that sleek and stealthy theme.

Of course, the key highlights here are the magnetic accessories to customize it with. No more unsightly cords in disarray as the cable management tray keeps them out of sight. Everything you need to assemble the MAGNUS Metal Desk ships in the box.

Buy – $499


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