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New & Noteworthy Releases
VW’s Small Pickup Truck Could Be Surprisingly Cheap in the U.S.
The Volkswagen Tarok pickup truck going on sale in South America this year might make it to U.S. showrooms, VW of America’s CEO says.
This New G-Shock Watch Is Bold and Packed with Tech
Casio’s latest G-Shock MT-G watch is tough, features more tech than ever, and is now available in a striking black and red-accented version.
This Farm’s Coffee Helped Decide the World’s Best Barista
The coffee that helped win the World Barista Championship is almost impossible to find. Almost.
This Affordable New Knife Looks Custom-Made
Civivi makes wallet-friendly pocket knives with more affordable materials, but its designs look good enough to pass for custom-made.
This Is the New York Auto Show Trend You Have To Know About
Compact crossovers like the Audi Q3, Lincoln Corsair, and Hyundai Venue are the biggest story of the 2019 New York International Auto Show.
Your Everyday Carry Is Missing This Vintage-Inspired Lighter
The Akomplice Trench Lighter is fashioned after those supposedly crafted and used by soldiers in World War I and is an instant EDC upgrade.
Excellent Coffee Mugs
Save 30%: During Need Supply’s ongoing Friends & Family sale, you could knock 30 percent off Vans sneakers, Anglepoise lamps, Bang & Olufsen headphones and almost everything else on the site, but we’d get coffee mugs. From Hasami’s classic porcelain mugs to the old school Heller mug, 30 percent off these gems is a rare sight. To score your deal, use the code Friends30 at checkout.
— Will Price
LG’s B8 OLED TV
Save Over $500: The LG B8 is the company’s entry-level OLED TV, but its picture quality is just as good as the company’s higher-end model, like the LG C8. If you’re looking to get an OLED TV, this is one of the best deals we’ve seen.
The deal is on a 55-inch model, which is rare because it’s a really popular-sized TV. (Most homes don’t need or can’t fit, a TV that’s larger than 55-inches.) And it’s going for a little over $1,000, which is a lot less expensive than what LG is currently selling its 55-inch LG B8 OLED TVs.
— JD DiGiovanni
TRX Suspension Training System
Save 20%: Arrange it thoughtfully and outfit it appropriately, and your home gym can be an entirely capable alternative to a pricey gym membership. It doesn’t have to call for heavy and bulky (not to mention expensive) equipment, either. TRX created its original suspension trainer with exactly this type of functional minimalism in mind — it was invented by a Navy SEAL squadron commander named Randy Hetrick who was searching for a way to stay fit during deployment.
Hetrick’s original version was made of a jiu-jitsu belt and parachute webbing, but the design has since been refined. The system sets up virtually anywhere, and one size is suitable for upper body, lower body and core workouts. It comes with a mesh bag for storage and travel and includes workout primers developed by professional trainers.
Like an as-seen-on-TV contraption, it can be adapted to various workouts and targeted exercises. Unlike that hulking machine, it can be bought in fewer than 12 installments, especially now that it’s 20 percent off.
— Tanner Bowden
Yeti Rambler Sale
Save $20: Pick up a 64-ounce vacuum sealed Yeti Rambler for just $50 today. With summer camping season right around the corner, now’s a good time to stock up on base camp accessories. The stainless steel bottle comes with a wide mouth (ideal for ice and drinking), and a screw top sealed leakproof lid. Whether you use for water, coffee, iced tea or beer is up to you. Pack it in your car for road trips, bring it to the climbing wall with you, or save for a picnic in the park — whatever your ideal summer activity is.
— Meg Lappe
Filson Bags on Sale
Save up to 44%: Today at Nordstrom Rack you can pick up Filson’s rugged twill tote or small duffle bag for up to 44 percent less than usual. And right now on Amazon, Filson’s classic twill briefcase is discounted to just $185 from its usual price of $325.
I can attest to the quality and sheer utility of the briefcase: it’s been my everyday bag for over two years now and it’s barely beginning to show signs of use after being overstuffed and banged around inside planes, trains and automobiles. If you’re in need of a sturdy, versatile American-made bag that will likely outlast whatever you carry inside it (and look great the entire time) this is your chance.
— Andy Frakes
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Does CBD Actually Work? We Put Nine Products to the Test
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The 30 Best Wardrobe Upgrades of Spring 2019
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How Rolex and the Date Window Changed the Face of Watches
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2019 BMW i8 Roadster Review: Yesterday’s Vision of Tomorrow
The 2019 BMW i8 Roadster is a sexy, low-slung sports car and an efficient plug-in hybrid, all in one. But it’s not great at being either.
Do Remastered Records Actually Sound Better?
Plus, does remastering even matter for digital and streaming music?