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Looking back at the last week of March, we have compiled some of the best umbrellas for those who plan to spend more time outdoors, and we have previously guided you to choose the best sunglasses and the best sunscreen. Since the coronavirus is still a top priority one year after the pandemic, working from home is still the norm for many people-technologist Whitson Gordon shared some tips on (very) affordable clean technology. States across the country are also opening restaurants and gyms and other public places: doctors and personal trainers recommend them to wear masks of choice when exercising in fitness centers and gyms. If you like to exercise at home, you can use resistance bands in tight spaces and improve your balance and flexibility-not to mention, they are suitable for travel. As travel continued to increase, we consulted with medical experts and CDC to learn about the best masks to wear when traveling, as well as other precautions and safety tips.
In terms of shopping news, BaubleBar is expanding beyond fashion accessories and jewelry, offering two blanket styles: The Alpha Throw and The Alpha Blanket. My Sheets Rock's best-selling range of temperature-regulating sheets, The Regulator sheets, are now available in new spring colors: turquoise and dusk blue. Beauty brand Cleanlogic has launched skin care products for sensitive skin, including facial towels, facial gloves, facial buffers and charcoal facial buffers. In addition, the streetwear brand Private Policy collaborated with activist, artist and actor Chella Man to turn his artworks into earrings and launched the "Beauty of the Deaf" campaign to honor the National History Month of the Deaf. In addition to these newly released products, OtterBox, Gap, Chewy and other brands have recently launched products worth knowing-here is what you need to know.
Just in time for spring, Nordstrom brought new sandals and boots from Cougar Shoes and Andre Assous. Cougar Shoes collaborated with interior designer and artist Jill Malek to create a series of waterproof Chelsea boots with wedge heels and non-slip soles to provide extra grip on wet surfaces. There are three colors of boots: Mica, Lake and Tea. Cougar also launched new spring sandals, including slippers, slingback and wedge heel styles. In addition, Nordstroms also offers Andre Assous spring sandals, including lace-up espadrilles and platform sandals.
Bed Bath & Beyond’s new Nestwell line of products includes a variety of bed linens and bath towels available only at retailers. The series provides bedding such as sheets, pillows and blankets, as well as bathroom products ranging from shower curtains to bath mats and bath towels. Nestwell's bedding also includes duvets, inserts and quilts, designed with high-quality fabrics, ranging in size from Twin to California King. Nestwell's product line also includes cotton satin sheets, breathable cotton sheets and sheets made of organic cotton.
Gap's Generation Good collection includes men's, women's, youth, children's and baby clothing, made of sustainable materials and manufactured through environmentally ethical practices. Jeans and T-shirts are designed with organic and recycled fabrics such as cotton. Gap stated that 77% of its cotton is either organically certified, recyclable, and proven U.S.-grown, or purchased in cooperation with the Better Cotton Initiative, a non-profit organization focused on sustainability. The production process of the product also uses less waste, less water, lower emissions, better materials and support for workers-these are the five pillars of the Gap excellent list-this is its new A list of commitments established as part of the clothing line.
Chewy’s new Disney collection includes cat and dog toys, clothing, collars, leashes, and more items decorated with fan favorite characters. The series includes items themed around Mickey Mouse and Disney Princess, as well as products inspired by Pixar, such as Toy Story Catnip. Owners can also purchase "Star Wars" and "The Mandalorian" items, such as Chewbacca dog harness and Yoda Squeaky plush toys. Chewy's Disney Line also has Marvel products.
OnePlus has launched new OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro smartphones, both of which are currently available for pre-order and will be available on April 2. They are equipped with a three-camera system developed in cooperation with camera manufacturer Hasselblad. These phones also provide natural color calibration technology co-developed by Hasselblad, which creates vivid tones and clearer, more natural images. It is worth mentioning that the OnePlus 9 series mobile phones are equipped with wireless charging technology for the first time, which can be fully charged in 29 minutes.
In addition, OnePlus announced the release of its first smart watch. A single charge can provide OnePlus Watch with up to two weeks of battery life and has a variety of health and activity tracking functions. The watch will go on sale on April 14.
OtterBox, a brand loved by shopping readers, has launched its first children's series, which specifically meets the technical needs of children and aims to help children independently use mobile devices such as iPad and headphones. The children’s collection is currently available online and in stores at Target, and will soon be added to OtterBox’s website and other retailers.
This antibacterial iPad case has an ergonomic grip ridge to help children hold the device, while the raised edges protect the camera and screen. It comes with an EasyGrab multi-purpose box holder-also sold separately-that can be hung on the back of the car seat, sitting directly on the table or used as a carrying handle. The case currently offers three colors: Space Explorer (purple), Galaxy Runner (blue) and Martian (yellow).
In order to protect the screen and children's eyes, OtterBox has designed a shatter-resistant and scratch-resistant screen protective film with blue light blocking technology. It uses a reinforced edge structure to prevent chipping and has an antibacterial coating.
The coiled nature of these cables makes them resilient and durable, and helps them absorb tension and traction. The bundle comes with an audio cable and Lightning to USB-A power cable, both of which have a thick outer coating to prevent wear. The end of the audio cable is a right-angled shape to prevent the headphone cord from breaking when children unplug the headphone cord from the headphone jack.
Last spring, Wild One released the lavender Harness Walk Kit and Collar Walk Kit, which the brand said have become customers’ favorites — shopping readers often show interest in our guide to the best dog harnesses. Wild One now offers more popular color products, including lavender toy sets and individual lavender toys. It also launched a pack of four clove tennis balls in a mesh bag.
Bluesound's latest wireless soundbar is designed to enhance your home theater effect because it supports 3D audio from Dolby Atmos to create a surround sound listening experience. It is equipped with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and Apple AirPlay 2 connections, and you can use BlueSound's BluOS app to customize the soundbar and adjust its EQ settings. It connects to audio sources from TVs and game consoles to laptops and smartphones, as well as music streaming services. The soundbar has touch controls on the front panel, but it can be controlled through the app or Amazon Alexa and Siri voice commands. It comes with a wall bracket and two bracket feet. The soundbar is available in black (expected to ship in April) and white (expected to ship in May), and is currently available for pre-order.
Clothing brand Richer Poorer recently released a new dress and vest designed with sustainable lyocell ribbed fabric. The fabric is made of natural log material, which is biodegradable, soft and moisture-wicking. Richer Poorer's ankle-length dress has a loose cut, high neckline, and draped armholes. It has three colors: sandstorm, black and olive army. The racer vest is inspired by the fashion of the 90s, with a high collar design and a slightly I-shaped front shape. It comes in four colors: Bone, Black, Olive Army and Plum Smoke (the last one is currently sold out). Dresses and vests range in size from XS to XL.
Harper Wilde released The Lounge bra, the latest product in its comfortable bra series designed for all-day wear. The Lounge bra has a seamless design with a velvet-like ribbed fabric on the outside and a soft knitted fabric on the inside. The front and back of the bra have a scoop-shaped design, and the bottom has a supportive knitted belt. It comes in two colors-white and clay-in sizes from XS to 3XL.
Defender Safety's Perfect mask is made of non-woven fabric and is equipped with a medical grade filter. Perfect Mask cooperates with Intertek, a third-party testing organization, to evaluate its masks according to ASTM International's Level 1 performance standard for surgical masks-not to be confused with the ASTM standard for reusable masks released by the organization earlier this year. The mask adopts a three-fold design, close to the face, and its 3D shape forms a gap between the mask and the mouth, making it easier to speak and breathe. It is made of a protective liquid barrier that can absorb moisture in the breath, as well as an adjustable nose bridge and comfortable ear hooks. Perfect Mask can be used for up to 24 hours, each pack of five, available in black and white.
Proper Cloth recently updated the reusable Everyday Mask and launched The Everyday Face Mask 2.0. It has five layers of fabric, including a built-in 3-layer filter, which is still effective after more than 20 washes. The side of the mask is designed with folds to create a tighter fit and antibacterial treatment. It has adjustable earrings and adjustable nose pads, as well as a curved shape to provide breathing and talking space between the mouth and the mask. Everyday Mask 2.0 is available in two elastic band styles-head-mounted and ear-hook-in a variety of colors and small and large sizes.
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Zoe Malin is a digital editor intern at NBC News Select.
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