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This $70 umbrella will stop the endless cycle of replacements

Weatherman's umbrellas were designed by an actual meteorologist.

Weatherman

An umbrella is such a small, minor accessory that it’s only that much more frustrating when it lets you down. Go out after a rainstorm in New York City and you’ll see the streets littered with carcasses, the totems that broke down exactly when they were needed. Minimal investment, provided you weren’t price gouged in the crucial moment, lessens the blow of discarding your umbrella. But how often have you done this, and does it really need to be this way?

The aptly named brand Weatherman has come forth with a reliable but not inexpensive umbrella. Rick Reichmuth, Fox News’ chief meteorologist, founded the company after years of being dissatisfied with his options for covering weather out in the field. Weatherman has five models of umbrellas, with diameters ranging between 38 to 55 inches; prices range between $69 to $94; and there’s no shortage of color options.

Tech

This open-frame case lets you build a beastly portable PC

Nagao Seisakusho put out a monitor mounting bracket that connects to most of its open-chassis frames so you can build a truly unique all-in-one PC.

Open chassis PC builds will never not be cool, but one with a monitor attached to it? That’s next level. Nagao Seisakusho, a Japanese company known for its open-chassis frames, released a mounting bracket that lets you attach monitors to many of its custom frames.

Unfortunately, It’s specifically designed for Nagao’s own open-chassis frames, so it’s not like you can use the bracket for any custom PC build that features an open frame. But, think of this as more of a bundle, where if you combine the open frame chassis with the monitor mounting bracket, you get this incredible all-in-one PC that’s an absolute sight to behold.

This has got to be one of the coolest all-in-one PC builds out there.Nagao Seisakusho

1.5TB

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It’s still impressive how much storage space companies can fit into such small memory cards. It’s even more impressive that Micron was able to fit 1.5TB of storage into its i400 microSD card. That’s as much, if not more, storage space than most SSDs out there.

The i400 will take the title as the largest capacity microSD card, dethroning the many 1TB microSD cards that are already on the market from Sandisk, PNY, Samsung, and others. Micron designed the i400 specifically for video security usage though, so think dash cams, police body cams, AI-enabled factory cameras, and even smart home security systems.

Style

Puma is getting into NFTs and digital sneakers

“Right now, our goal is to explore that and try to be as authentic as possible,” said Puma’s Chief Brand Officer Adam Petrick.

Puma

Puma has just announced its biggest leap into the metaverse. In partnership with 10KTF, an online NFT shop run by fictional character Wagmi-San, the lifestyle brand is bringing its apparel to the digital sphere. Puma teased the project a few weeks ago on Twitter — and promptly changed its name to Puma.Eth” — but speculation was confirmed during NFT NYC this week.

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