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Strength Workouts

Best 40 lb Dumbbells on Amazon

If you’re looking for some new dumbbells for your home gym, there are a few things you want to consider. For starters, you need to make sure that the weights you buy provide good resistance for the amount of weight you’re using. Secondly, you need to make sure that the quality of the materials used is up to snuff. Thirdly, and most importantly, you want to make sure that you get a set of dumbbells that are suitable for your current needs so that you’re not wasting money and time. So, to help you with all of this, we’ve put together a list of some of the best 40 lb dumbbells currently on the market.

1. Top Pick: Sporzon! Dumbbell


2. Runner Up: CAP Barbell Dumbbell


3. Honorable Mention: Papababe Dumbbells


4. Contender: BalanceFrom Dumbbell


5. Best Quality: Amazon Basics Dumbbell

1. Sporzon! Dumbbell
Top Pick
Amazon

These dumbbells are coated with rubber to protect your hands from any accidental drops.

WHAT WE LIKE: These dumbbells come in pairs or singles. They’re made of solid cast rubber encased in a textured handle to prevent rolling and for easier storage. The handles are contoured so that they fit comfortably on the floor, making them easy to move around when you’re not using them.

Buy now, $56.32
https://amzn.to/2XPd43f
2. CAP Barbell Dumbbell
Runner Up
Amazon

This 40-pound dumbbell features hexagonal sleeves with a hexagonal body and heavy-duty steel construction.

WHAT WE LIKE: This dumbbell is made from 90 shore hardness PVC joined together with a solid 1018 cold rolled steel chromed handle. The original hex-shaped heads prevent rolling and the medium depth knurling on the ergo handle provides essential grip and security during use. It’s perfect for isolation, full-body, functional, and HIIT workouts.

Buy now
https://amzn.to/3u63XXO
3. Papababe Dumbbells
Honorable Mention
Amazon

These dumbbells are made from cast iron for a sturdy, long-lasting piece of equipment that will not easily break or go flat.

WHAT WE LIKE: These dumbbells are made of solid cast iron core for reliable strength. The rubber coating helps prevent damage to floors and equipment. They’re small, can easily be stored in a closet, under the bed, fit for anyone who loves to workout with convenience. The hexagon-shaped heads prevent rolling and provide easier storage. The ergonomic handle prevents slipping and provides a comfortable, secure grip. Made of solid cast iron core for reliable strength.

Buy now
https://amzn.to/3CD6LP3
4. BalanceFrom Dumbbell
Contender
Amazon

These dumbbells have a 4-in-1 design with the ability to be used as resistance bands, resistance discs, resistance bands, or dumbbells.

Buy now, $67.51
https://amzn.to/3lPjA23
5. Amazon Basics Dumbbell
Best Quality
Buy now

These weights are perfect for working out with a partner, friends, or family. It is made of high-quality rubber so you can work out with no worries about damage to your equipment.

Buy now, $54.99
https://amzn.to/3lWaNvk

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Gaming Streaming

Best Gaming Monitors on Amazon

It feels as though it wasn’t too long ago that the popular choice for gamers was a big TV, but the meta has moved away from that entirely to now gaming monitors. If you even want a shot at being competitive with gaming these days, monitors are the right way to go. If you’re looking for one, we’re here to help with a list of some of the best options out right now.

How to pick the best gaming monitor for you
  • Consider resolution – 1080p is still okay, but most that get a monitor will want to go all the way with it and get one with a 4k resolution.
  • Consider size – To some extent, you’ll want to consider how close to it you’ll be sitting and what your setup will be. The biggest that people tend to get is 32 inches, with most settling for 24 inches.
  • Consider refresh rate – A refresh rate is how many times your monitor updates per second, measured in hertz (Hz). A TV with around 60Hz is good enough for gaming but for a monitor, you’ll want at least around 120HZ.
  • Consider response time – Another thing that matters if you’re gaming. Longer response times can lead to motion blur, so a shorter time is best. Somewhere around 1ms is great.
1. Acer XFA240 24″ Gaming Monitor
Top Pick
Amazon

First up is Acer’s XFA420. It is a 24-inch monitor with a 1080p resolution. Although you might want a 4k monitor, the following specs make up for the fact that it’s only full HD. It offers a 1ms response time and an incredible 144Hz refresh rate. It’s worth noting that whenever you’re staring at a black screen and the monitor is on, there’s a backlight bleed, which means that the lighting looks somewhat uneven. If that’s something you’re willing to look past, this is a great choice.

Pros:

  • Great refresh rate

Cons:

  • Backlight bleed
Buy now, $255.28
https://amzn.to/3EVdW6l
2. Dell 144Hz Gaming Monitor
Easily Adjustable
Amazon

Dell’s gaming monitor is 27 inches with a 144Hz refresh rate. It’s a curved monitor, which might be off-putting for some, but has some great benefits for gamers, namely immersion and the ability to deal with a higher field of view. It has the standard 1ms response time too. What also makes this monitor stand out from the bunch is its Comfort View feature, which is like Night Mode on your iPhone. It reduces blue light emissions which cause your eyes to strain and keep you awake. In terms of areas of improvement, the color gamut could be better.

Pros:

  • Comfort View reduces strain on eyes
  • High refresh rate
  • Curved monitor

Cons:

  • Color gamut could be better
Buy now, $259.90
https://amzn.to/3CAGEIw
3. ASUS 24″ 1080P Gaming Monitor
Honorable Mention
Amazon

Next up is ASUS’ VG248QG 24-inch monitor. It features ASUS’ eye care technology which reduces flicker and blue light, protecting your eyes as much as possible in your lengthy gaming sessions. To go along with the 1080p resolution is a 0.5ms response time and a 165Hz refresh rate, which is more than enough for any gamer, no matter how competitive. There’s also smart cable management and a wall mount if needed. Although you’ll likely be using a headset, it’s worth mentioning that the speakers on the monitor leave a little to be desired.

Pros:

  • Incredible response time
  • Very high refresh rate
  • Smart cable management

Cons:

  • Speakers aren’t great
Buy now, $199.99
https://amzn.to/3o0ouMm
4. Samsung UJ59 Monitor
Best Resolution
Amazon

This monitor by Samsung has a 4k resolution and is 32 inches, which could be too big for most who are sitting at a desk with their gaming setup. In terms of refresh rate and response time, the UJ58 offers 4ms and 60Hz respectively. These numbers are okay, but a little on the low end relative to the other gaming monitors on this list. This option, with its high resolution and great color gamut, is perhaps best for those who are playing story games, although it’s worth mentioning that the differences in response time and refresh rate aren’t noticeable to most.

Pros:

  • 4k resolution
  • Widescreen UHD
  • Incredible color accuracy

Cons:

  • Could be too big for most
  • Lower refresh rate
  • Slower response time
Buy now, $349.99
https://amzn.to/3kjeV8C
5. VIOTEK GFV22CB Ultra-Compact 22-Inch 144Hz Gaming Monitor
Also Consider
Amazon

Last up is VIOTEK’s GFV22CB ultra compact 22 inch gaming monitor. It has a great refresh rate of 144Hz, but a response time of 5ms, which will make a difference in the more crucial moments to more serious gamers. This offers GamePlus targeting crosshairs so that you have improved aim on your games and in game modes or moments when your crosshair is disabled, you’ll have an advantage.

Pros:

  • Can mount to walls
  • High refresh rate despite small size

Cons:

  • Slow response time
Buy now
https://amzn.to/39ugg6x

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Culture Music

Concert Recap: Kenny Beats, Zack Fox, and Kenny Mason at Central Park

Kenny Beats is a multi-platinum music producer, artist, and DJ, born and raised in Greenwich, Connecticut. Kenny is best known for his collaborations with Lil Baby, Future, Skrillex, and more. Kenny Beats, alongside Kenny Mason, Zack Fox, and others, recently performed at Central Park’s SummerStage – and we were there to cover it. So be sure to tune in below. 

We began with an energy-packed performance by Atlanta’s Kenny Mason. Kenny is blending the norms of music by blending alternative rock with hip-hop, creating a unique sound. When I first arrived, Kenny Mason was performing “Rih,” his release from April 2021 that helped elevate Kenny as a force to be reckoned with when it comes to quick delivery and lyricism. Mason then performed “HIT,” his most recognizable song, which was released in 2019. The song is full of energy and got the crowd excited. Be sure to check out the song below. 

With “HIT” playing, Kenny made sure to open up the moshpit for the diehard and loyal fans, teaching them the song’s lyrics. The song, as expected with a moshpit and everyone chanting the lyrics, sparked a crowd that was hyped for the music and eager to hear more. While I only witnessed Kenny Mason perform a few songs, the energy that he brought and that the crowd reciprocated was felt the second you walked into the venue. 

Following the Kenny Mason set came Zack Fox’s performance. Zack Fox is best known for his song “Jesus Is The One (I Have Depression)” with Kenny Beats, which went viral upon its release in 2019 for its funny and memorable lyrics. Fox opened up his set with “The Bean Kicked In,” which got the crowd going crazy. Be sure to check it out below.  

From there, Zack Fox continued to bring the energy with songs such as “fafo,” “IHY2LN,” and “Stick!” Zack Fox was the perfect act to open up before Kenny Beats. The chemistry that Zack Fox brought was evident in how the performance played out. 

I’ve never been to a Kenny Beats show before, but I know his personality. At first, I wasn’t sure what to expect, however, by the end of the concert, I loved how the performance went. Kenny Beats brought out several unique acts, many of which he’s collaborated with, and played fire hits with smooth transitions. Since I’ve never seen a hip-hop producer live in concert before, I wasn’t sure how Kenny would tie in hip-hop and a DJ set into one, but he did a terrific job of doing so. 

For one, the visuals that Kenny and his team deployed were hilarious, on-brand, and made the concert feel natural in this environment. However, the one that stuck out the most and was most prevalent was the wacky waving arm-flailing tube man visualizer behind him.

Kenny started off the set by performing songs by notable artists such as Baby Keem, Ski Mask the Slump God, Drake, Future, and more. A noteworthy guest that Kenny brought out was fourteen-year-old drill artist Bouba Savage. Bouba is known for his affiliation with Pop Smoke, even appearing as the main character in the music video for “Aim For The Moon” by Pop Smoke and Quavo. Bouba came out and performed “Lockdown” and showed out. Be sure to tune into “Lockdown” below! 

In conclusion, the Kenny Beats show at Central Park’s SummerStage was a fantastic event full of unique supporting artists, special guests, and delivered hit after hit. It didn’t matter to the crowd who was performing at the given time because they were into every act. Kenny Mason brought a lot of hype with the mosh pit being the cherry on top. Following that, Zack Fox’s lyrics brought some fanfare for those unfamiliar with the artist’s clever lyrics and ear-grabbing music. Finally, Kenny Beats bodied the event with his song selection, special guests, and his emceeing. This event was a perfect closer for the SummerStage in Central Park 2021 series. 

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Art NFT

October 5th’s NF3 Recap: Justin Aversano at Christie’s, MekaVerse and Usain Bolt

We’ve got a lot to tackle today. First up, Justin Aversano launched a collaborative NFT project today with Andrew Wang ahead of his landmark auction with Christie’s tomorrow. We finally have a more solid timeline from MekaVerse. Usain Bolt NFTs dropped through DraftKings. Dolce & Gabbana got into NFTs. All this and more, in today’s NF3 recap.

This article does not constitute formal financial advice. Always do your own research before investing.

1. Justin Aversano: Christie’s Auction and His Collaboration with TIME

We’ve got a couple of things to talk about regarding Twin Flames’ photographer Justin Aversano today. First of all, tomorrow Justin will be making history with Christie’s auction house with the first ever non-fungible token (NFT) lot to be offered in a Photographs auction by the house. The auction, which begins tomorrow at 11am ET (registration is open now) features one of the photos from Justin’s now legendary collection: Twin Flames #83: Bahareh & Farzaneh. The NFT will be accompanied by 100 chromogenic prints. Read more about the auction here.

Additionally, today Justin and Andrew Wang, one of the most talented writers in the world of NFTs (and a frequent ONE37pm contributor) launched their own collaboration.

In addition to launching the collab under the TIMEPiece Community umbrella, the duo hosted a Twitter space discussing the role of writer as artist and creator. By minting the TIME article as an NFT itself, Wang is maintaining more financial license over his writing. It’s an interesting conversation that will surely continue to develop in weeks to come.

2. The MekaVerse is Coming

When we discuss the MekaVerse last week, the raffle was supposed to begin last weekend. Now the team has confirmed that the raffle will begin tomorrow at 11pm CET, or 5pm ET. At the time of this writing, we don’t have a ton of new info about the collection, but will hopefully hear a bit more about the raffle format some time tonight or early tomorrow. Here’s what we know about the raffle so far, from the community’s discord:

“We’re going to have raffles!

You will arrive on a beautifully designed landing page on launch day to register for a ticket. Once you’ve obtained your tickets, you’ll be required to wait in a random queue where you may be chosen in order to mint a Meka. The probability of getting chosen will be determined by the amount of individuals that register for a ticket on launch day.

With this method, there will be no Gas War! We will provide you with further information on the drop before the launch and in the days ahead.

You can register for a maximum amount of two Mekas per individual. If you want to mint one, it is also an option.

We will create an animated explainer video that will teach you exactly what you need to do to successfully mint a Meka! Keep an eye out for that!”

Keep your eyes peeled on the discord tonight to see if we get any new updates.

Additionally, here’s some more info about the project, the artists and the future of the MekaVerse:

3. DraftKings and Usain Bolt Drop NFTs

DraftKings has been conducting drops with some of the biggest names in sports over the past few weeks, and pretty much every drop they’ve done so far has sold out. Today was no different, as they launched their collaboration with the fastest man of all time, Usain Bolt.

The Premier collection is launching throughout the day today, and the Signature Collection will go live on Thursday. All of the DraftKings offerings have been successful so far, and demonstrate a great, lower cost of entry option for sports fans interested in getting into NFTs—if you can get the drops in time.

Other cool stuff:

CrypToadz continue to go absolutely wild on OpenSea, with the collection’s floor price briefly eclipsing that of Cool Cats. Cool Cats has managed to catch back up, but the two continue to battle. CrypToadz has been one of the highest traders on OpenSea consistently for the past few days. Also, here’s a toad Gremplin made for Arizona Iced Tea:

Dolce and Gabbana has gotten into the NFT game. Apparently, on September 30th the brand worked with UNXD and auctioned off “a nine-piece collection of digital NFTs, or nonfungible tokens, alongside some actual couture for a total of 1,885.719 Ether,” according to the NY Times.

It’s a pretty cool collection, combining the dizzying heights of high fashion with digital art; you can view a lot of the pieces in the above Times article.

Finally, the creator of Loot has been teasing the possibility of a new project.

It could be the much-awaited Supdrive, or something else entirely. Regardless, you should keep your eyes on his Twitter, as everything @dhof touches seems to turn to gold.

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Culture News

Every Mandalorian LEGO Set, Ranked

The Mandalorian was a breath of fresh air in the Star Wars fandom, and with it came an onslaught of incredible LEGO sets. From small army builder sets to large ships and statues, there’s not a corner of the LEGO market that hasn’t been dominated by the hit Disney + show. 

Today, I’ll be ranking every LEGO Mandalorian set released as of Fall 2021. This list only includes brick-built sets (so no keychains, plushies, etc.) and only sets that are truly based off of The Mandalorian series, meaning a set like Bo-Katan’s Mandalorian Starfighter is not eligible. 

11.) The Mandalorian and the Child: BrickHeadz
LEGO Group

This set is from the LEGO subtheme BrickHeadz, which seems to be LEGO’s attempt to cash in on the Funko Pop demographic with stylized figures with cartoonishly large heads. These display well, but after they’re built, there’s not much to do with them. If you’re a builder with limited space and a preference for displaying instead of playing, this is a great set for you! 

buy now from lego, $19.99
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10.) Trouble on Tatooine

This set calls back to the first episode of The Mandalorian Season 2, where Din Djarin and Grogu track down the owner of Boba Fett’s armor, Cobb Vanth. Unfortunately, this set focuses on the Mandlalorian’s skirmish with the Sand People and not Cobb Vanth, leaving this set with not much exclusivity packed into it. Still, LEGO fans will remember this set as the first one to include the Mandalorian’s now-iconic Beskar armor, so it will always retain a level of nostalgic value.

buy now from lego, $29.99
https://go.skimresources.com?id=27667X1584577&xs=1&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.lego.com%2Fen-us%2Fproduct%2Ftrouble-on-tatooine-75299
9.) 2021 LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar
LEGO Group

LEGO and Star Wars have partnered to create advent calendars every year since 2011, so this year’s calendar marks the 10th anniversary of the series. Though LEGO didn’t point that out, it’s subtly honored this year with our first-ever “focused” advent calendar. Most times, the LEGO advent calendars will draw from a wide range of source material as opposed to one movie or show (see Harry Potter, Marvel, etc. for examples). 2021 gave us a LEGO Star Wars Advent calendar completely devoted to The Mandalorian, which offers a nice way for collectors to get some exclusive figures and add some weaponry, scenery, and small vehicles to their Mando collections.

buy now from lego, $39.99
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8.) AT-ST Raider
LEGO Group

This was the first true Mandalorian LEGO set, and included the first-ever minifigure of our helmeted hero. It came out before the series premiered, therefore nobody knew what it would be referencing in the series until the episode came out. Still, LEGO fans tend to love AT-STs, and this set was no exception. This is a very strong LEGO Star Wars set, but as time has gone by, it’s been unseated by better sets from the theme.

buy now from lego, $49.99
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7.) The Child (Grogu Statue)
LEGO Group

The LEGO Star Wars “Statue” sets have been popular with adult builders and kids alike. It offers a great way to get a quality set without worry of how/where you’ll display it. Case in point: The Child statue was a great way for fans to get a near-lifesized Grogu while experiencing the fun of building a large LEGO set.

buy now from lego, $79.99
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6.) Imperial Armored Marauder

Everyone loves army builder sets, which of course refers to any set jam packed with soldiers, troopers, or other figures that would help fill the ranks of your LEGO minifigure armies. This set, based off of The Mandalorian season 2, is one of the few Mandalorian sets to NOT include the titular character. Still, it offers a solid build, two exclusive minifigures, and a memorable vehicle from the series. What’s not to love? 

buy now from lego, $39.99
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5.) Imperial Light Cruiser

I suspect that readers may view the placement of this set on the list as controversial, but allow me to explain… bigger does not always mean better! Coming in at $159.99, this is the most expensive Mandalorian set to date, not to mention, one of the most expensive minifigure scale LEGO Star Wars sets of 2021. The set includes several repeat characters like The Mandalorian, Cara Dune, and Grogu, and also comes with new minifigures like Moff Gideon, a Dark Trooper, and Fennec Shand.

A big appeal of this set is its size (which is AWESOME!) and its minifigures, which I suspect won’t be exclusive for long. Rumor has it that we’re getting a Dark Trooper battle pack in 2022, and Fennec Shand will most definitely be included in a Book of Boba Fett LEGO set someday given her co-star status on the upcoming show. With that in mind, that means that nearly every minifigure in this set would be a repeated figure, which drives down the “wow” factor of the set. It’s still an awesome set (and one I highly recommend) but do be aware that it may not retain its gigantic supremacy in the long run. 

buy now from Lego, $159.99
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4.) Mandalorian Battle Pack

LEGO Star Wars battle packs are sets in the $15 range that serve as army builders. Put another way, they’re small, relatively inexpensive sets that include around 4 minifigures of the same ilk, allowing you to bolster your army of Stormtroopers, Clone Troopers, or in the case of this set, Mandalorians. This is a set that I think will always be sought after, given the popularity of mandalorians and the wealth of unique pieces that come on the minifigures in this set. I can’t give investing advice, but I do have a few of these tucked away in mint condition with plans to retire on them someday.

buy now from lego, $14.99
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3.) The Armorer’s Mandalorian Forge
LEGO Group

Three great minifigures, two of which are exclusive, and a plethora of cool pieces and unique architecture packed into a $30 set. Does that sound like a good time or what? 

buy now from lego, $29.99
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2.) Boba Fett’s Starship

This set caused controversy as soon as it was revealed due to it being the first Star Wars product with the rebranded name of Boba Fett’s iconic ship, the Slave 1. An entire article could be written on that debacle, but the set itself has a lot of merit and offers some great play features at a somewhat reasonable price. Not counting the Slave 1 that came in the UCS Betrayal at Cloud City set, this is the smallest minifigure scale Slave 1 in recent memory. It continues the trend that started earlier this year from LEGO, where they’re offering smaller versions of iconic Star Wars ships at a somewhat cheaper price. Personally, I hope this trend dies soon because I love big, detailed builds—even if they cost more. Still, this set looks great, doesn’t take up much shelf space, and who doesn’t love the exclusive Boba Fett that comes with it?

buy now from lego, $49.99
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1.) The Razor Crest

Coming in at the #1 spot is the Mandalorian’s now-disintegrated starship, The Razor Crest. This set displays great, has a very sturdy build, and offers tons of play opportunities from the unique cockpit build to the side panels that open to reveal a detailed interior. This is one of my favorite LEGO Star Wars sets of all time, and with that, it rightfully sits supreme over the rest of the Mandalorian sets released so far. 

buy now from lego, $129.99
https://go.skimresources.com?id=27667X1584577&xs=1&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.lego.com%2Fen-us%2Fproduct%2Fthe-mandalorian-bounty-hunter-transport-75292

This list was so fun to put together, but now it’s your turn! Hit me up on IG and let me know what you thought of the list and whether you agree or disagree. The beautiful thing about LEGO and ranked lists is that they’re both meant to be taken apart and rearranged! 

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Strength Workouts

Best Gym Bags on Amazon

As we continue to phase into people getting back outside and get closer to the end of the year, more and more people are going to sign up for gym memberships. Something that’s helpful for many is a good gym back which efficiently stores all of your gym essentials like a change of clothes, shoes, a towel, a deodorant and more. Below is a list of some great options. But first, here’s what you need to think about.

1. Top Pick: Under Armour Gym Bag


2. Best For Everyday: Adidas Gym Bag


3. Best Quality: FocusGear Gym Bag


4. Most Handy: Holyluck Gym Bag


5. Most Storage: Everest Gym Bag

How to pick the best gym bag for you
  • Consider what you’re going to carry in it – This seems obvious, but on top of just having a list of what you want to carry, it’s worth thinking about how you want to separate those things. For example, you might not want to keep your clean clothes and your dirty clothes in the same compartment, even if it’s not at the same time, to prevent odor build-up.
  • Consider design – Although its function is its key, no-one wants to carry a bag into the gym that doesn’t look great, so don’t neglect style either.
  • Consider what kind of bag you want – When most people think of a gym bag, they probably imagine a duffle bag and that’s mostly what this list consists of. However you could also go for a drawstring back. This will likely only be the right option for you if you don’t have that much to carry in the first place.
1. Under Armour Gym Bag
Top Pick
Amazon

Under Armour Undeniable Duffle 3.0 Gym Bag has a padded top grab handle and really tough abrasion-resistant bottom and sides. As well as being tough, it’s also water-resistant which is important not only if you’re potentially walking to the gym in the rain, but also if you sweat a lot, because that won’t ruin the polyester material. It has a large vented pocket which can fit a pair of shoes in and another large zip pocket, potentially for a big towel. In terms of designs, you can also pick from a wide range of designs and colors. It’s worth noting that while the compartments are big, some of the zips don’t go all the way, which means while you can fit things in and take things out, it might be a little difficult.

Pros:

  • Large vented pocket for shoes
  • Water-resistant finish
  • Comes in different colors

Cons:

  • Zips don’t open fully, making it hard to get things out at times
Buy now, $42.99 – 89
https://amzn.to/3nOODgQ
2. Adidas Gym Bag
Best For Everyday
Amazon

Next up is Adidas’ Diablo Small Duffel Bag. As the name states, if you have a lot of items you want to carry to and from the gym, maybe pick a bigger option. But if you have a small amount of items and just want a compact bag to stuff them in, this might be for you. There is an adjustable shoulder strap, but it’s worth noting that the one main compartment doesn’t have any separators inside, so if you’re hoping to separate clean and dirty clothes or have some shoes in a different compartment, maybe this isn’t the best option. It also comes in different colors like black, pink and mint.

Pros:

  • Compact
  • Stylish

Cons:

  • No separate section for shoes
Buy now, $19.99 – $53.99
https://amzn.to/3At1SaK
3. FocusGear Gym Bag
Best Quality
Amazon

This is a duffel bag by FocusGear that aims to hit all the marks for gym-goers. The bag has a whopping 10 total compartments, including one for your phone and a loop for your keys. One pocket is even Velcroed for easy access. Though some bags have a big compartment that you can manage to fit shoes in, this one actually has a dedicated shoe pocket that fits anything up to a size 14 mens shoe. It also fits two 32oz water bottles and has a water resistant pocket for your towel or sweaty clothes. While it sounds perfect on paper, if you’re using literally every single one of the compartments, it can get a little tough to fit things in.

Pros:

  • Fits 32oz water bottle
  • Bigmouth opening 
  • Two wet pockets for shoes or towels

Cons:

  • Tough to use every compartment at once
Buy now, $28.99
https://amzn.to/39mHiN2
4. Holyluck Gym Bag
Most Handy
Amazon

If you don’t have that many items that you take to the gym, like we mentioned in the intro, a drawstring backpack might be your best bet. This one from HOLYLUCK could be it. It’s 100% polyester, which means it’s thick and easily washable. As well as the main compartment, it does have a zipper on the outside and it’s also water-resistant, a great and unexpected feature of a string bag. Of course, taking many bulky items in something like this is going to cause problems.

Pros:

  • Polyester
  • Water-resistant

Cons:

  • Limited storage for lightweight use
Buy now, $9.98
https://amzn.to/2XvSLqU
5. Everest Gym Bag
Most Storage
Amazon

Last up is this duffel bag from Everest. It has a special side pocket for shoes or wet clothes and an extremely spacious main compartment. It also allows you to keep a water battle strapped to the side. It’s worth noting that this bag isn’t water-resistant, which might not be an issue for you at all, or could be a deal breaker. That’s your call.

Pros:

  • Wide clamshell opening
  • Large mesh pocket for breathability
  • Loop close handle for easy carry

Cons:

  • Not water-resistant
Buy now, $27.38
https://amzn.to/3Ct7UJ2

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Best iPad Covers for Protection and Style on Amazon

Having a tablet without a cover on it is asking for trouble these days, so if you’re in the market for an iPad cover, we’re here to help. Below is a list of some of the best options around. But first, here’s what you need to consider before making a purchase.

  1. Top PickESR Case for iPad
  2. Most Style OptionsFintie Case for iPad
  3. Best ColorsProCase iPad Air
  4. Best StandZUGU CASE Case Protective
  5. Also ConsiderRantice Protection Cover
How to pick the best iPad cover for you
  • Consider just how durable you need it to be – Perhaps you need your iPad protected on the rare occasion that you occasionally bump it into something or drop it, in which case you need something strong but not overly bulky. However, if you have a toddler who will be using your tablet a lot, something with a little more emphasis on protection could be good.
  • Consider design – Of course, iPad covers don’t need to be all about protection. You can also pick something mainly for its color or design to make your iPad pop a little more and stand out.
  • Consider if you need a stand and how versatile you need it to be – Most iPad covers these days double as a stand, which is a helpful option. There are varying degrees to how useful these can be, though, with some just offering one position and others offering multiple angles for the stand and even a typing mode.
  • Consider which iPad you’re buying a cover for – New Apple products come out so often that it can be difficult to keep up. Of course, your iPad cover’s dimensions need to be perfect, so make sure you’re buying the right cover for the right tablet.
1. ESR Case for iPad
Top Pick
Amazon

This cover from ESR is for the iPad models that are 9.7 inches, namely the 2017/2018 release. It comes in black and is made from some great quality materials. The cover is made from super soft microfiber and a non-deforming material and coated in PU leather. The back cover is scratch-resistant. It uses strong magnets, which means that its auto wake/sleep function will last for a long time. The standing model sits at a 65-degree angle and the typing mode at 30 degrees.

Pros:

  • Strong magnets
  • Sratch resistant back

Cons:

  • Only one angle for standing and typing modes
Buy now, $9.99
https://amzn.to/3nNx5ls
2. Fintie Case for iPad
Most Style Options
Amazon

This Fintie cover works for 7th, 8th, and 9th generation iPads that are 10.2 inches. What’s great about this cover is that in addition to all of the great qualities that a standard tablet cover should have, it also comes in a vast number of designs and colors. Color-wise, you can get it in black, red, purple, navy, or rose gold, and in terms of designs, you can get sunflowers, constellations, marble, the United States flag, and a notebook. It also features a large pocket in which you can carry documents, and there are not one, not two, but three standing mode angles.

Pros:

  • Large pocket
  • 3 standing mode angles
  • Wide variety of designs and colors

Cons:

  • No portrait standing mode
Buy now, $14.99
https://amzn.to/2Z1waDq
3. ProCase iPad Air
Best Colors
Amazon

This case by ProCase fits on iPads that are 10.5 inches, namely the 3rd generation iPad Airs and the 2017 iPad Pro. The cover has a matte finish which not only protects the iPad but is also fingerprint, scratch, and smudge-free. It’s an especially useful feature if you have a child that is going to be using it often. The standing and typing angles are 65 degrees and 30 degrees, respectively, and it, of course, has an auto sleep/wake function. It doesn’t have the widest range of designs, but even if plain, it does come in a solid amount of colors.

Pros:

  • Great variety of colors
  • Smudge and fingerprint free case

Cons:

  • Only one standing and typing mode
  • Magnet connection can be weak
Buy now, $10.99
https://amzn.to/3zhsw4Q
4. ZUGU CASE Case Protective
Best Stand
Amazon

This case from Zugu fits iPads that are 9.7 inches, namely the 5th and 6th generation and even the 2013 iPad Air. This cover has been tested and says it can protect your iPad from a 5-foot drop on any surface, including cement. The outside material is synthetic leather, and the internal structure is fiberglass, which absorbs shock well. Notably, there is a stand for viewing as many of the covers on this list, but this cover is exceptional because you can pick from 7 different angles. It also has a holder on the side for your Apple Pencil or any equivalent around the same size.

Pros:

  • Stand has 7 different angles
  • Apple Pencil pocket

Cons:

  • No different colors or designs available
Buy now, $49.99
https://amzn.to/39misgt
5. Rantice Protection Cover
Also Consider
Amazon

Last up is Rantice’s cover which fits all 9.7-inch iPads. You can tell just by looking at it that this case has protection in mind. It is very thick and is designed to be thick enough to absorb shock effectively. It’s coated in silicone and has a premium feel. Around the camera, the material is raised 5mm to stop any kind of scratching. If you’re looking for a slim option, this isn’t for you, but if protection is the only thing on your mind, it’s hard to go wrong here. It also comes in a wave of different colors.

Pros:

  • Very thick, protective design
  • Comes in different colors

Cons:

  • Not slim
Buy now, $17.99
https://amzn.to/3An1ieo

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Best Masks For Men on Amazon

Special Masks are a fun way to dress up for the occasion. Whether you’re dressing up as a character from the movie “Moulin Rouge” or wearing the traditional costume of the French Quarter, a mask is a must. These masks come in a variety of styles and designs, so you can find one that suits your personality and style. You can also choose from a range of colors and patterns to match your costume.  

1. Top Pick: Bawaseehi Masquerade Mask


2. Most Unique: Luxury Mask Men’s Masquerade Mask


3. Classic Option: Ru S Retro Masquerade Mask


4. Also Consider: Antjoint Men’s Masquerade Mask

1. Bawaseehi Masquerade Mask
Top Pick
Amazon

This is a classical mask of ancient Roman greek mythological style for men.

Pros & Cons:

This mask is made of plastic abs material. It’s lightweight yet durable and doesn’t fade or lose shape over time. The elastic ribbon band makes it easy to keep the mask in place when you’re not wearing it. You can choose from a variety of colors including black, white, yellow, purple,  brown, gold, silver, and more.

Buy now
https://amzn.to/2Z04wGT
2. Luxury Mask Men’s Masquerade Mask
Most Unique
Amazon

This burlesqued mask has a classic design that will look great as a special occasion costume or a wedding gown.

Pros & Cons:

The mask is made from high-quality materials and comes in a variety of colors. It’s easy to put on. You might want to check with your local costume store before purchasing one, but if you’re looking for something that will stand out at any party or event, look no further than this masquerade ball mask. It is made from high-quality materials and comes in a variety of colors. Its simple design makes it easy to put on, so you don’t have to worry about wearing it all the time. However, some people may not be able to wear it all the time due to its size. 

Buy now, $15
https://amzn.to/3Cvd9YF
3. Ru S Retro Masquerade Mask
Classic Option
Amazon

This stylish mask is perfect for any occasion. It has a loose fit for your head and face that doesn’t restrict movement.

Pros & Cons:

Seven different styles of masks. It comes in one size that fits most, and unisex. It comes in separate packages. There are no instructions on how to use this mask or what it is supposed to look like. It can take a while to figure out which style works best for you.

Buy now, $9.99
https://amzn.to/3hI2txB
4. Antjoint Men’s Masquerade Mask
Also Consider
Amazon

This mask fits anyone who wants to dress up for a night out. It looks great with a suit and tie and is a perfect go-to for any party.

Pros & Cons:

This mask is lightweight and comfortable to wear. The special edition half mask can be secured with straps for easy adjustment. There might be a little color difference due to the monitor, camera, or other factors that do not affect the mask’s quality.

Buy now, $8.57
https://amzn.to/39jwCPi

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Best Gaming Chairs With Footrest on Amazon

If you are a professional gamer or just a video gaming enthusiast, you will know that endless hours of video gaming can be exhausting and leave you with a backache. However, chairs designed especially for gaming purposes help you retain a comfortable posture and reduce muscle strain. For hours of comfortable gaming, the best option to go with is a gaming chair with a footrest. The great thing about gaming chairs is that they are not confined for gaming use only but can also be placed in the living room or used as a desk chair. Here are some amazing gaming chairs you can choose from online.

1. Top Pick: Respawn Gaming Chair


2. Easy To Assemble: BestOffice Gaming Chair


3. Also Consider: Nokaxus Gaming Chair

1. Respawn Gaming Chair
Respawn

This gaming chair has a 4D adjustment system that helps you raise, lower, and recline the chair between 90 to 155 degrees to find the best position. It also has an adjustable headrest and armrests, enabling maximum comfort. It also has soft padding in the armrests and a 360-degree swivel rotation.

Pros:

  • Ergonomic design with contoured support
  • High-quality leather and a weight capacity of 275 pounds

Cons:

  • The leather material is not cruelty-free
Buy Now, $174.99
https://amzn.to/3ChjQNC
2. BestOffice Gaming Chair
BestOffice

This gaming chair is extremely durable with a BIFMA-approved heavy-duty metal framing. It also has 360-degree swivel casters for easy maneuvering and a footrest for added comfort. The high-quality PU leather cushioned backrest can be reclined from 90 to 155 degrees, and the chair can support up to 250 lbs.

Pros:

  • Adjustable and user-friendly, with a reclining backrest
  • Easy to assemble 

Cons:

  • No race car seat design
Buy Now, $99.99
https://amzn.to/3zmwbhP
3. Nokaxus Gaming Chair
Nokaxus

The USB massage function is the most impressive feature. This gaming chair is also 4D adjustable, with not just a reclining function but also height adjustable. Its thick, dense sponge offers maximum comfort, and the high-quality PU leather acts as durable material. The large-sized 360-degree rotating wheels make it easy and safe to maneuver.

Pros:

  • Large size with comfortable and wide dimensions
  • Highly adjustable backrest, footrest, and height 
  • USB massage function

Cons:

  • Maximum weight capacity not specified
Buy Now, $152.99
https://amzn.to/3zhrKoj

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NBA 2K Mobile Season 4 Brings Authentic NBA Action On-The-Go

Last week, NBA 2K announced Season 4 of NBA® 2K Mobile, one of 2K’s flagship mobile titles with more than 28.5 million downloads to date. Now Season 4 is back and bringing a new Courtside Pass to unlock exclusive rewards, updated player likenesses and jerseys, card stats to reflect the upcoming NBA season, and so much more.

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NBA 2K22 Damian Lillard

Damian Lillard is the face of season 4, and there’s a lot for 2K fans to look forward to. Players can build their NBA all-star teams, advance their basketball careers, and slam dunk on console-quality graphics – all on the go.

On top of more new ways to jump into the action, including:

  • Updated 2021-22 rosters and teams. Players can explore hundreds of new NBA Basketball Cards from current NBA players and icons, such as Damian Lillard, Kevin Durant, and Luka Doncic, to all-time NBA All-Stars like Dirk Nowitzki, Shaquille O’Neal, and Vince Carter;
  • ‘The Stat Line’ that offers rewards for taking specific action in-game. Additional player modes include 3-on-3, 5-on-5, real-time NBA PvP multiplayer matchups, MyPLAYER customization, and more;
  • A new limited-timed event, Power Cap, will kick off in October and let players show off their front-office skills by strategically selecting cards across five different leagues to top the leaderboard and earn Event Points, Milestone Awards, and much more. 
  • And coming soon, the Courtside Pass provides a front-row seat to the best basketball plays and lets players collect premium rewards throughout the new NBA season;
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NBA 2K Zion Williamson

To play, download the free NBA 2K Mobile app for Apple devices with 4+ GB of RAM and iOS 11.0 or later or on Google devices with Android 8+ (Android 9.0 recommended). An Internet connection is required. NBA 2K Mobile’s live 2K action requires newer hardware. App includes optional in-game purchases.

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