New mophie chargers for your Apple devices are here

mophie has really been on a tear as of late, announcing quite a number of new charging options and power packs. Recently, they unleashed a trio of Apple-specific options.

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Afternoon Beer Break: the Rogue Pineapple Party Punch

Yes, after a hiatus of sorts, the beer break is back! Though, this one is a bit different, as we’re talking about a beer that isn’t quite available yet. Read on to see what the Rogue Pineapple Party Punch will do for your tastebuds in October.

Yes, October – while many folks will be thinking pumpkin pie flavors (and I do have my favorites in that arena), there’s still plenty of room for other flavors, right? And sure, these flavors here (pineapple? punch?) sound more like summer, but this year is all upside down, so why not mix up those seasonal flavors? Here’s what the brand has to say about it:

“Bursting with pineapple, coconut, and bright hop flavors, this imperial hazy IPA is reminiscent of our favorite tropical drink, the Piña Colada,” says Hagen Moore, VP of Marketing and Creative. “Summer may be ending, but this hazy, flavorful brew will help you keep the summer vibes going all year long. Pineapple Party Punch is just what we need to finish out 2020.”

I’ve had some mixed experiences with coconut (I’ve found them to be a great addition to sour beers), and pineapple tends to be a more muted note in the beers I’ve tried that have it. This combo here, all wrapped up in a hazy IPA, well, that sounds like one that might just work. Keep an eye out for it this fall, and check out the details over at rogue.com

PRODUCT FACTS: Pineapple Party Punch 

  • Style: Hazy IPA with Pineapple & Toasted Coconut  
  • ABV: 8.4%
  • IBU: 40
  • Packaging: 4-pack 16-ounce cans, draft  
  • Availability: October 
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It’s a phone! It’s a walkie-talkie! It’s the Unihertz Atom XL!

We know – it’s all the flashy stuff coming out from Apple that normally gets the phone coverage, and for good reason – the phones are just plain popular. But what if you don’t want an iOS device? Well, the world of Android opens up a lot of other options – with one of the more interesting (and unique) ones being the Unihertz Atom XL.

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The BioLite Headlamp 750, for balanced illumination

I’ve become quite curious and intrigued by what BioLite produces ever since I first laid eyes on their Camp Stove (which we reviewed earlier this year), and discovered they’ve got a Fire Pit that uses similar tech. That’s not all they do. I thought I was set for headlamps, and then I got word of the BioLite Headlamp 750, which was just announced today.

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Storytellers on Tour: The Skald’s Black Verse

Over some past iterations of our stop of the Storytellers on Tour series (which you can see here, here, and here) I’ve gotten a chance to read – and then tell you about – some very interesting books. Not that long ago I took part in a cover reveal for The Skald’s Black Verse, and was curious about the book. Given the opportunity to read it, well, I leapt at that chance.

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Tesla’s dream come true – new wireless charging pads from mophie

Well, that’s a bit of a stretch, but ol’ Nikola did have a thing for transmitting electricity without wires, right? The other week, we told you about some charging packs from mophie, including one that could charge wirelessly. Well, this week they announced two new 15W wireless charging solutions.

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Extended capability courtesy of Kolude KD-K1

You may have noticed that we have had a lot of keyboard coverage lately. I can’t speak for all of the other authors, but for me, it’s because I’ve been paying a lot more attention to the keyboards out on the market. Prior to, say, 6 months ago, I really just used what was issued to me. Now, I’m becoming a bit more discerning. One of the more recent interesting boards I’ve run across is the Kolude KD-K1.

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Cut out the noise with the Anker Soundcore Life Q20 headphones

Prior to COVID-19 days (remember those times? The precedented ones?), I had toyed with the idea of getting some active noice cancellation (ANC) headphones. As it turns out, the open plan workplace can be a bit distracting. I never quite got around to it, but it came up again with working from home, and just the day-to-day noise life in a house can contain. That’s where the Anker Soundcore Life Q20 headphones came in.

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