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Slim Card Cases on Sale
Save 20% or More Considering how little paper most guys actually need to have on them these days, it makes sense that a card case has become the something of a new standard for the EDC. And right now at East Dane, there are a handful of them on sale, from brands like Hugo Boss, Tumi, Shinola and more. — Justin Fenner
Apple 13-Inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar (mid-2017)
Save $400:If you’re looking for a MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, there are several models to choose from. You can still find some late-2016 models floating around sites like Amazon and eBay, but Apple doesn’t sell those anymore; that’s because, in summer 2017, Apple released upgraded models with newer Kaby Lake chipsets, newer graphics cards and faster SSD storage. Then there are the new MacBook Pros (w/ Touch Bar) ever in July 2018, which are super powerful and significantly more expensive. For most people, the “mid-2017” models with Touch Bar will be more sufficient, right now you can get a really good deal on one: B&H is selling a 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar (mid-2017) for $1,399, which is $400 off its normal price.
ELAC Debut 2.0 B5.2 Bookshelf Speakers
Save $50: For anybody building out a home vinyl setup or home theater system, and they’re on a budget, they’re going to want a solid pair of entry-level bookshelf speakers. Enter the ELAC Debut 2.0 B5.2 bookshelf speakers. They sound accurate, with smooth and crisp highs, yet they still have punchy bass, thanks to each speaker’s 1-inch silk dome tweeter and 5.25-inch aramid-fiber woofer; Crutchfield says they’re “both easy on the wallet and a pleasure to listen to.” The speakers normally go for $250, but Amazon slashed $50 off of that today — it’s the lowest price that we’ve seen on these particular speakers.
J.Crew’s Flash Sale
Save 25% With just a hint of a reprieve from summer’s sweltering heat and humidity in the air today, we here at GPHQ are thinking about what we’re going to wear this fall. And the good people at J.Crew must be thinking about the season ahead, too. Today and tomorrow, they’re offering a flash sale on select new arrivals for fall that will let shoppers take 25 percent off their latest styles.— Justin Fenner