Good morning. Trendy toast and superfood fans take note: the price of avocados is at a record high and eateries like Subway and Chipotle are already making menu adjustments. The price hike is due to increased demand and poor harvests in California, Mexico and Peru. That means you’ll most likely have to shell out extra for your daily fix. May the Fourth be with you.
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What’s New, Now
Logitech Slim Folio iPad Keyboard
Laptop or tablet: the debate is a polarizing one in which both sides argue convenience versus features versus computing power. Logitech just threw a wrench into the conversation in the form of the Slim Folio iPad case. It’s equipped with an integrated Bluetooth keyboard and props up your tablet in the optimal position for typing; plus it protects it from damage and its battery supposedly lasts four years. Did the laptop just receive a deathblow? We’ll wait and see.
Muji Aluminum Luggage
The Japanese brand MUJI is expanding their luggage collection with a new Aluminum Suitcase. The original design is modified to be both lightweight and tough and is available as either a 32-liter carry-on or 60-liter full-sized suitcase. Each suitcase is wheeled, with dual locks for maximum security. Available (for now) only on the brand’s Japanese website.
Limited Edition Brian Redman DLC Prototipo Chronograph
After crashing the then-new Porsche 908 Flunder during practice, Brian Redman and Jo “Seppi” Siffert hopped in a spare car and drove it 1,000 kilometers to victory at the 1969 Nurburgring. Adorned with the same Austrian red and white featured in that car’s paint job, and highlighted with a green second hand and map of the race circuit on the case back, the Prototipo Chronograph is a modern homage to that great moment in motorsport history.
Dell UltraSharp 32 8K Monitor
Remember when 1080p was as HD as it got? Oh, those were simpler times. No longer can we be blissfully unaware of what real resolution (we’re talking 33.2 million pixels) looks like. It’s like seeing the world through a new lens. A sharper, more colorful, tilting, swiveling, height-adjustable lens.
Hulu Live TV
Streaming is great, but it’s not a replacement for live action when it comes to sports and news. Hulu Live TV delivers all the offerings of Hulu’s normal service, plus access to live news coverage from outlets like CNN and FOX, and games as they’re played from the NHL, NBA, NFL and more. Your current cable TV provider will not be happy.
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