New & Notable: Best new products from Away, Beats, June and more

As many states are seeing a rise in coronavirus case numbers and the CDC now recommending avoiding traveling this Thanksgiving, it might be high time to curl up with a book and try your best to enjoy the comforts of home. And you’ve got some great new options: Former President Barack Obama released the first volume of his book, “ A Promised Land ,” and the 2020 National Book Award winners were recently announced, giving you a long list of works to read this winter. And if you don’t want to wait until Black Friday to shop for your gifts and upgrades this year, there are plenty of early sales and deals across the board, from specific swaths at retailers like Amazon , Wayfair , Target and Walmart , among others, to genre sets like tech sales and deals on pet products . If you’re still on the hunt for holiday gifts, Lego is releasing a new Roman Colosseum set — available to buy on Black Friday — it’s part of the brand’s Creator Expert line, which is designed for builders over the age of 18 years old. Additionally, consider under-desk elliptical machines as a great present for those working from home, and a shiny new watch from Breitling new collaboration with Outerknown , certainly one of the most extravagant nealy released gifts we’ve come across. Another exciting event in the shopping world is Instacart’s announcement that it’s offering same-day delivery from Best Buy stores nationwide. You can now get select products like printer ink, headphones, computers and appliances delivered to your home if you order online through Instacart. Best Buy delivery via Instacart can also serve as a last-minute gift option. Beyond the Black Friday deals we’ve been keeping our eye on, lots of brands are coming out with new items in time for the holidays. Bose and Beats by Dre launched new headphones, and Otterbox now offers many of its charging accessories in new bright colors. The June Smart Oven is back in stock with an enhanced third generation model, which could pair well with one of popular face masks purveyor Hedley & Bennett ’s limited edition aprons or potholders, a collaboration with Madewell . Here are some of the new products we have on our radar moving forward. 1. Beats by Dre x AMBUSH launch glow in the dark earbuds In collaboration with Yoon Ahn, the owner and creative director of AMBUSH , Beats by Dre just released a glow-in-the-dark edition of its PowerBeats earbuds. Perfect for high intensity workouts, the earbuds have adjustable ear hooks that ensure a secure fit, as well as a reinforced design that resists sweat and water. One charge gives you 15 hours of listening time, and the headphones also have a five minute Fast Fuel charging option that gives you one hour of playback when their battery is low. Additionally, the earphones are powered by the Apple H1 headphone chip, which means they have stronger connectivity to Apple products like the Apple Watch , iPad , or Mac , and they offer hands-free Siri support. Powerbeats boasts the same powerful, balanced audio as Powerbeats Pro , plus noise isolation, and the headphones have integrated on-ear controls for music, phone calls and voice capability. You can also wirelessly share audio such as songs, podcasts or movies with Powerbeats and another set of Beats headphones or AirPods with Audio Sharing. Powerbeats earphones come with four different sized eartips, a custom AMBUSH carrying case, and lightning to USB-A charging cable. Powerbeats AMBUSH Glow $199.95 2. Bose QuietComfort Earbuds Bose’snew QuietComfort Earbuds — which come in Triple Black and Soapstone colors — allow you to choose how much you want to hear the world around you, or if you want total silence while listening to music. The headphones have adjustable noise cancelling, which personalizes your user experience. They also come equipped with Volume-optimized Active EQ technology, which automatically boosts the lows and highs of audio, keeping sounds balanced as you change the volume. Bose earbuds are made of soft silicone, making them comfortable to wear all day long and ensuring that they stay in place while exercising. The right earbud has a microphone so you can take calls or use your phone’s personal virtual assistant like Siri. They’re weather and sweat resistant, feature an intuitive touch interface, and have a strong Bluetooth connectivity that holds so long as the earbuds are within 30 feet of your paired device. The earbuds charge wirelessly, as well as give you up to 6 hours of battery life on a single charge. Bose QuietComfort Earbuds $279.95 $279.00 $279.99 3. Otterbox releases charging gadgets in new colors Fill Christmas stockings and gift bags with brightly colored tech accessories from Otterbox this holiday season. The brand recently released a Blossom Pink colored power bank , as well as 1-meter long charging cords in colors like Rose Sparkle Pink and Cobalt Bolt Blue . Mobile charging kits now come in colors like Rock Candy Blue and Cake Pop Pink , too. Car chargers also get a pop of color, featuring options like Aqua and Orchid Pink . These new shades make waiting for phones and tablets to charge a bit more bearable, and serve as great presents, especially for those working from home or attending online classes . Otterbox also debuted a selection of iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Mini and iPhone 12 Pro Max cases in a variety of colors and patterns. From a White Marble Graphic to a pink and purple Flapper Girl Graphic , there’s something that will please everyone on your shopping list. OtterBox Fast Charge Qi Wireless Power Bank $49.95 4. Away debuts its Holiday Collection for the gift-giving season Help your friends and family prepare to travel in style with pieces from Away’s Holiday Collection . In addition to The Zip Backpack in five colors, small and large toiletry bags and a passport holder , the Holiday Collection features the brand’s polycarbonate luggage in new high shiny and matte finishes. Walk through the airport with The Carry-On or The Bigger Carry-On — with or without an ejectable battery that charges devices — in styles like limited edition Copper and Sage Matte . If you’re going on a road trip, pack The Medium or The Large suitcase in your car, which comes in a bold Rouge tone and was created in partnership with athlete Serena Williams. Additionally, Away’s Holiday Collection features The Everywhere Bag in two new monochrome colors, and The Original Everywhere Bag , which now comes in three limited edition colors. The Mini and Large Everywhere Bag are featured in the Holiday Collection, too. Away also included its organizational packing and shoe cubes in the Holiday Collection, and The Jewelry Box and The L-Fold Wallet . Away Carry-On $275.00 5. The June Smart Oven is back in stock with a new, upgraded model After being sold out for months, the June Smart Oven is back in stock with an enhanced third generation model. The upgraded appliance has five new functions, bringing the total number of cooking modes to 12. It can do everything from bake cookies to roast a whole chicken and even cook a stone-fire pizza. This smart oven has twin convection fans that make for faster and more even cooking. The new model also comes with precision heat control, so you can control each of the oven’s six heating elements individually via the June App (if you want). The app also allows you to preheat the oven, adjust cooking time and temperature, get alerts for when food is estimated to be ready and access to hundreds of recipes. In addition to its high tech touchscreen interface, the smart oven has a camera installed inside of it, so you can watch your food cook through a live video that’s viewable in the app. The camera can also identify hundreds of foods and can automatically cook them via presets. In addition to the smart oven, June sells a handful of accessories, such as a nonstick pan and a food thermometer . The June Smart Oven is available in three bundles, each increasing in price and the number of accessories it comes with: June Oven, June Oven Plus and June Oven Premium. June Oven $599.00 6. Bonobos WFHQ Pant These pants are professional enough to be worn to the office when the days of remote work are someday behind us, but they still give you the comfort your work-from-home sweats did for months. New from Bonobos, the WFHQ Pant is made from stretch-knit fabric and moisture-wicking material. They feature an elastic waistband with an interior drawstring instead of a zipper and buttons. The pants are designed with tapered-but-roomy fit, and they’re machine-washable. They come in three colors — Charcoal , Jet Black and Olive Grove — and are available in a variety of sizes and lengths. Bonobos WFHQ Pant $83.00$118.00 7. Bellroy Standing Pouch While you can store anything from makeup to snacks […]

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