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This story is part of Select’s New & Notable column, where we highlight our favorite product launches, major sales, what we’re buying, and some of our latest recommendations and tips.

This week, we’ve got a new hair styling tool, smartwatches, and kids’ home decor line that we think you’ll want to know about. There are also important summer sales to consider, such as Nordstrom’s semi-annual sale.

New this week

  1. Dyson has launched its second generation Airwrap Multistylerwhich includes new accessories like the Coanda Smoothing Dryer, Firm and Smooth Brushes and Airwrap Barrels (air flows both ways in Dyson’s latest Airwrap, meaning you can use one barrel to curl all your hair on your head, unlike previous versions).

  2. At Lululemon Astro Pants — the first drop of their Throwback collection (inspired by Lululemon’s Y2K archives) – has been released. The pants are made from sweat-wicking four-way stretch fabric, according to the brand, and feature a retro flare design that starts at the knees and extends to the hem.

  3. You can now buy Garmin Forerunner 255 and 955 smartwatches, which incorporate GPS and heart rate monitoring and connect to the Garmin Connect app. Garmin has also released a solar charging version of the 955 smartwatch with longer battery life.

  4. Ninja Released Multi-Use, 4 Quart Saucepan possible and 7 pints PossiblePot, which are both non-stick, dishwasher safe and oven safe up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit. The brand says they can replace 12 kitchen items (similar to Select Favorite Our Place Always Pan).

  5. Launch of Home Depot StyleWell Kids, a new home décor line with fun designs (think nautical or outdoorsy) that includes shower curtains, sheets and kids’ bedding sets. Home Depot plans to introduce bedroom accents and wall decor later this year.

On sale this week

Here are some brands and retailers currently offering discounts through next week (and, in one case, through July).

  1. Lenovo offers up to 65% off select doorbusters

  2. NordströmThe semi-annual sale of offers up to 60% off clothing, shoes and accessories until June 5

  3. Saks Fifth Avenue offers up to 50% off select Clinique products through July 4

  4. Target offering 40% off select patio furniture through June 4

  5. DreamCloud is offering $200 off its Deluxe Hybrid Mattress (including bonus sleep accessories) through June 6

Shopping news: smart home upgrades and watches from the 80s

  1. His bone released its first voice assistant, Sonos Voice Control, which is now available on all Sonos with a built-in mic. To use it, you need to set it up through the Sonos app. Then just say “Hey Sonos” and you can request songs or adjust the volume.

  2. Ikea announced the Dirigera smart home hub and companion app, which will be released in October. Ikea says it will be user-friendly and convenient for more people to create their own smart home. The hub will be compatible with smart home products from Amazon, Apple and Google using the Matter standard.

  3. As Season 4 of Stranger Things debuts on Netflix, Timex reintroduced three of its watches from the 1980s – the Camper, T80 and Atlantis – with images and branding from the show.

What we bought this week

Image of a water glass and aarke water (Courtesy of Gideon Grudo)

Earlier this year my wife gave me an Aarke stainless steel bottle. Now that summer is approaching, I use it more and more. I bought several bottles so I could keep some in the fridge (ready and cold). But Aarke’s bottles aren’t dishwasher safe (we’ve already destroyed three by accident), so be sure to wash them by hand. Regrets aside, I immediately bought three more and look forward to many months of grilling as a supplement to the seltzer water.

Gideon GrudoManaging Editor

Editor holding AirPods (Courtesy Zoe Malin)

Editor holding AirPods (Courtesy Zoe Malin)

After four years together, this past weekend my first-generation 2018 AirPods kicked off. Since the AirPods Pro were on sale during Memorial Day, I bought them to replace my originals. They came overnight thanks to Amazon Prime’s free and fast delivery, so I only had to endure one run without them. I have never used noise canceling headphones before and I have to say I am so impressed with how well they drown out the sound. I can actually run along the lake in Chicago without wind noise interfering with my music.

Zoe Malineditorial intern

What we recommended this week

  1. To recommend closet organization tools, we spoke to home organization experts and used their tips to compile a list of the top-rated products on Amazon.

  2. To recommend water flossers (for those who hate traditional flossing), we spoke to dentists and highlighted models with the ADA Seal of Acceptance.

  3. To recommend cookware for Asian kitchens, we talked to cookbook authors about their favorite products to use and compiled a list of highly rated cookware based on their advice.

  4. To recommend products for acne-prone skin, we’ve rounded up dermatologist-recommended products with acne-fighting ingredients (like salicylic acid).

Related: In May, readers bought purple shampoo, flat irons, dental floss and more.

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