Products of the Week: Bose Earbuds, Dunkin’s Box O’ Beer and a Tabletop Solo Stove

The 13 best pieces of garb and gear that crossed our desks this week

September 10, 2022 7:27 am
a collage of Solo Stove Mesa on an orange background with the POW logo overlayed

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Each week, our inbox runneth over with news of gear, apparel and tech releases from around the world. In this feature, we’ll parse through the best of it. Today: Bose drops the QuietComfort II to upend Apple, Dunkin returns with Harpoon Brewery for the fifth Pumpkin Spice Ale installation, and Solo Stove releases the pint-sized Mesa.

a Le Creuset Pumpkin Cocette on a table
Le Creuset Pumpkin Cocotte
Le Creuset

Le Creuset Pumpkin Cocotte

An adorable pumpkin-shaped Cocotte from Le Creuset, clocking in at nearly $400 bucks? Capitalism is really popping off right now.

a Globe Trotter x Casablanca trunk filled against a blue background
Globe Trotter x Casablanca

Globe-Trotter x Casablanca

Featuring aluminium bonded Vulcanised Fibreboard and Casablanca’s signature bamboo handle, this six-piece reimagined collection from Globe-Trotter exudes luxury.

a pair of Black Bose QuietComfort II Earbuds on a grey background
Bose QuiteComfort Earbuds II

Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II

The key to Bose’s new earbuds — available for preorder — is customized sound and tailored noise cancellation (which is world-class, like their headphones). Plus, the mics here filter out ambient noise.

a table top solo stove mesa on a table with people roasting marshmellows
Solo Stove Mesa
Solo Stove

Solo Stove Mesa

Everyone’s favorite bonfire pit just got hit with the shrink ray. That’s right, the Solo Stove now comes in a new pint-sized model, the Mesa, which is designed to fit on a tabletop. A stand is included, so you won’t burn a hole in your tablecloth, but the fuel is not, though you can use wood or pellets to fire this baby up. There’s another upgrade too: the color palette. We like the bare stainless steel look on our standard version, but we say go with one of the five available colors if you pick up this fiery pipsqueak.

a black hoodie from PRL with a Polo Bear Graphic on a grey background
Bloomingdale’s 150th Anniversary Collection Polo Ralph Lauren Polo Bear Fleece Hoodie

Bloomingdale’s 150 Anniversary Collection

In celebration of their sesquicentennial, iconic retailer Bloomingdales has teamed up with a bevy of brands and labels like Polo Ralph Lauren, MCM, Versace and more for an incredible capsule, featuring over 300 once-in-a-lifetime exclusive styles. For our money, the standout piece is undoubtedly the signature Polo Bear Fleece Hoodie…but browse for yourself to find out.

A box of Harpoon x Dunkin' Box O' Beer
Harpoon Dunkin’ Box O’ Beer

Harpoon Dunkin’ Box O’ Beer Mix Pack

For five years Harpoon Brewery and Dunkin’ Donuts have collaborated on a series of fall-flavored beers. The brews include Harpoon Dunkin’ Pumpkin Spiced Latte Ale (with a new recipe) and three new beers, Harpoon Dunkin’ Cold Brew Coffee Porter, Harpoon Dunkin’ Hazelnut Blonde Stout and Harpoon Dunkin’ Coffee Roll Cream Ale.

Ankler Nano 3

Ankler Nano 3

Charge your phone, tablet or MacBook Air with these colorful and compact new USB-C chargers, which puts 30W of power into a tiny brick that’s about 70% smaller than the usual 30W charger (with a folding plug to boot). Pair it with Anker’s new USB-C to Lightning cable, which is built using bio-based materials from plants like corn and sugar cane.

a cast iron Made In Skillet on a light tan background
Made In Pre-Seasoned Carbon Steel Frying Pan
Made In

Made In Pre-Seasoned Carbon Steel Frying Pan

A couple years ago we picked up one of Made In’s Blue Carbon Steel Frying Pans. We found a lot to love, not much to complain about, and it still has a spot in our kitchen. But the brand thought they could make the barrier to entry even lower for those new to carbon steel, so they now offer the pan pre-seasoned. We went through the process of seasoning our pan upon arrival, but if you prefer your cookware ready-to-cook out of the box, then now’s your chance to snap one up. It’s light, it’s durable, it’s pretty enough to hang above your kitchen island, and now, it’s easier to use than ever.

a model working out in a pair of NOBULL High-Top Trainers
NOBULL High-Top Trainer

NOBULL High-Top Trainer

NOBULL’s new high-top is the latest edition to the Trainer+ line that came out earlier this year. Heavy on ankle support thanks to the high-cut collar crafted from breathable SuperFabric material, these trainers feature an outsole tread pattern with deep grooves designed to provide traction for movement in any direction on both indoor and outdoor surfaces. Good enough for the NFL Combine, which NOBULL sponsors, good enough for us.

NFL quarterback Patrikc Mahomes wearing Oakley sunglasses against a red background
Oakley Patrick Mahomes II Signature Series

Oakley Patrick Mahomes II Signature Series

Featuring gold and hints of red that nod to the colors of the Kansas City Chiefs, the third installment of Patrick Mahomes’s partnership with Oakley includes four eyewear styles that are equipped with the eyewear maker’s color- and contrast-enhancing Prizm Lens Technology. Two of the styles — the Sutro Ti and Kato — have already been released, and the final two will be dropping at the end of the month.

a pumpkin spice liqueur against fall foliage
Ironton Pumpkin Spice Liqueur

Ironton Pumpkin Spice Liqueur

“Pie in a bottle.” This pumpkin spice liqueur — made from real pumpkins — returns from this Denver distillery, which suggests putting in your coffee or even your actual pumpkin pie. We… suggest neither.

a white and black circular standing speaker against a living room background
OEPLAY Speaker


This standalone Bluetooth speaker is a self-described “one-eyed aesthetic monster” that features a rich, room-filling sound and a powerful AMT tweeter. Crowdfunded in just an hour, the OEPLAY is discounted now during preorders and ships in November.

The Our Place Shabbat Set on a wooden table
Our Place Shabbat Set
Our Place

Our Place Shabbat Set

Complete with Our Place’s recently released multipurpose Oven Pan (a piece of cookware we’re kinda obsessed with at the moment), a Challah Cover-Up handmade in Mexico and two natural beeswax candlesticks, the internet-favorite cookware brand has everything you need for the perfect Sabbath celebration. 

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