This Week’s Must Haves: ‘Game of Thrones’ Party Favors, New Galaxy Smartphone

This Week’s Must Haves: ‘Game of Thrones’ Party Favors, New Galaxy Smartphone

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Are you throwing a Game of Thrones party Sunday? Dying for the new Galaxy Note 8 launch? Or maybe you’re thinking about your next dream car? Another week, another roundup of must-have items. This week, we’re featuring products that are functional, fun, and entertaining.

Galaxy Note 8

We sincerely hope this new Samsung phone won’t burst into flames like the last one. Samsung revealed its latest smartphone this week. The Galaxy Note 8 has better features in hopes of winning back customers.

The Galaxy Note 8 runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat. It boasts a 6.3″ quad HD+ infinity display and a similar minimal-bezel design like the Galaxy S8+. There are dual 12 megapixel cameras on the back — a first from Samsung. Plus, there are several biometric security options including a fingerprint scanner, iris scanner and facial recognition.

The “phablet” has a big screen, big specs, long battery life and an elevated stylus so you can use your phone efficiently. And rest easy — the Galaxy Note 8 was rigorously tested for battery safety.

The Galaxy Note 8 (retailing at about $930) went on pre-order this Thursday, and it ships September 15. It comes with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage; but it also includes a microSD card slot if you need more. It’s also got Bluetooth 5.0 The Galaxy Note 8 is available in black and gold in the UK, with gray and blue options in other regions.

Cuisinart Outdoor Electric Grill with VersaStand™


Are you ready for some football? Or at least ready for tailgate parties? If you love tailgating in the stadium’s parking lot, you’ll need this perfect gadget from Cuisinart.

This outdoor electric grill with VersaStand™ retails at $179.00 from It’s got an adjustable telescoping base to provide an authentic grilling experience. Though compact, the grill is large enough to cook with ease. Steaks, hamburgers and hot dogs; you can quickly feed eight people. The grill heats up very quickly, reaching perfect steak-searing temperatures. It stores easy too; simply fold up the telescoping stand built into the grill. This environmentally friendly grill is a great addition to your weekly football ritual.

Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet

Mercedes-Benz is the latest player entering the electric vehicle market. The luxury auto maker revealed the Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet at Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance with a huge fanfare.  This car has an Art Deco-inspired chiseled outer body. The interior luxurious from the design desk to the rose gold center lock — the same color used on all Mercedes-Benz electric vehicles. But this gorgeous two-seater convertible isn’t just a pretty face. This car is also powerful. It has 750 horsepower and can drive up to 200 miles on a single charge.

Mercedes hasn’t released the price or the date for this beauty. But that won’t stop us from dreaming of cruising down the Pacific Coast Highway in high style.

Madonna’s Rebel Heart Concert Film

Did you miss Madonna’s last concert extravaganza? Or do you like to re-live every single glory moment from this high energy and jam-packed show? Madonna is releasing a concert film of her last world tour, Rebel Heart, on September 15th.

From her matador-inspired “Living For Love,” to her stripper-nun routine on “Holy Water/Vogue,” to acoustic oldies like “True Blue,” and cheeky renditions of “Dress You Up/Into The Groove,” you’ll sing along with Madge from beginning to end. You can pre-order this concert film on iTunes today; it’s just $15.99. A small price to pay to dance to the beat.

Game of Thrones Party Beer Bottle Labels

The anticipation is building up to this Sunday. The Game of Thrones season finale is coming. Gasp! What will happen “The Dragon and the Wolf”? Is there going to be an epic collaboration between Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen? What about their incestuous romance? Will there be more flashbacks to Rhaegar Targaryen and Lyanna Stark? Who are Jon Snow’s birth parents? So many possibilities! We are thirsty for action and answers from this extended episode.

If you are throwing a GoT watching party, make it properly themed with these downloadable bottle labels. They cost just $2.00 from Etsy, so claim your favorite character from the show. Whether Snow, Targaryen or Stark, this set covers almost all the popular characters from GoT. So drink up and see if your favorite character survives this Sunday.

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