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Our 5 Current Obsessions: New iPhones Are Here, a Queer ‘Steven Universe’ Collection Style & Stuff

Our 5 Current Obsessions: New iPhones Are Here, a Queer ‘Steven Universe’ Collection

Written by Charles Thompson-Wang on September 14, 2018
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Who’s ready to upgrade their smartphone? This week Apple unveiled three new iPhones for its loyal followers to run out and buy. And for all the Steven Universe fans out there, Cartoon Network recently launched a “Ruby and Sapphire collection” that also benefits a great cause.

From the latest gadgets to must-have fashion accessories, this week’s roundup of our current obsessions is fun, flirty, tech-y and trendy.

1. New iPhones and a new Apple Watch

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This week Apple announced its new hardware products and created another frenzy among die-hard fans. New iPhones the SX and the Max took center stage as the new generation of iPhones feature bigger screens and new features.

For the price conscious customer, the iPhone XR has similar features to the iPhone X but with a more affordable price. But we’re just as excited about the new Apple Watch Series 4. Re-designed and re-engineered, the Series 4 Apple Watch elevates the smartwatch category with better technology, including GPS and cellular functionality along with an all-new look. Preorder from apple.com.

2. This one-pull wine bottle opener

current obsessions one pull wine bottle opener

This wine opener uses pieces from old wine barrels as part of its rather elegant design. Just mount the opener wherever you want to pop bottles, and push down on the stainless steel lever to uncork your wine with a simple pull. $125, uncommongoods.com 

3. Ruby and Sapphire Collection from Steven Universe

current obsessions steven universe

Ruby and Sapphire, the beloved couple from Steven Universe — and stars of the first same-sex wedding on a kids’ cartoon — finally get their own exclusive collection from Cartoon Network. From housewares to apparel, can celebrate Ruby and Sapphire (and, of course, Garnet) as part of your everyday life. Best of all, Cartoon Network will donate 10% of the purchase price of each Ruby and Sapphire product sold between Sept. 14 and Oct. 10 to The Trevor Project. $12.95 and up, cartoonnetworkshop.com 

4. Elephant leather cross-body bag

current obsessions lewes cross body bag

We can’t stop thinking about this whimsical Elephant bag from Loewe. Inspired by American sports teams, this grained leather cross-body bag — shaped like an elephant — could be the perfect accessory for this fall, but you’ll have to seriously save up. $1950, matchfashion.com 

5. Clickbait the Game

current obsessions clickbait game

Finally, there’s a game where you can create the zaniest clickbait headlines as entertainment. The rules are simple and fun: draw a “crazy product card,” roll the dice and get the letter you must use. Finally, come up with the funniest and most convincing clickbait headline to sell the product. Then all of the players vote on the best one as the winner! After a few rounds you’re sure to become a gifted writer. Er, maybe not? $27, firebox.com 

What do you think of the new iPhones? And will you be buying up all the Ruby and Sapphire collection?

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