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RAZOR E PRIME

By Vaughn Lowery

With the insurgence of e-scooters on the rise in most major urban centers throughout the world, it was only a matter of time that Razor would come up with an optimal solution. A retractable and compact all-electric scooter which better simplifies a micro-transit lifestyle for millennials.

Affordability

Let’s be honest, here. With e-scooters hailed from an app, at best you’re shelling out at least 15 cents per minute. Subsequently a few short trips to the local grocer, you’ve already spent close to $6 to $10 per trip. At just $379, Razor’s E-Prime is the best investment for long term usage.

Ergonomics

Unlike many of its competitors, Razor’s E-Prime has adjustable handle bars (for height) and thumb controls for throttle as well as braking.

Performance

With a top speed of 15mph and ample torque, you can easily maneuver through traffic and avoid accidents due to heavy congestion. Electronic, thumb-activated braking isn’t as responsive, but the rear fender scrub brake is far more efficient because it is applied by the rider’s foot. While charging your model, the power box’s indicator light will turn green (from orange). Razor lists up to 40 mins of continuous drive time at 176 lbs or less which is equivalent to approximately 7 miles. As tested, we weighed in at 161 lbs and continuously rode our E-Prime for 32 minutes at highest speed for 4.6 miles.

Next Gen

New upgrades for 2019 are the E-Prime Air and the E-Prime Plus, which will also provide a smoother ride with a pneumatic tire as well as an increased max weight. Both improvements will most likely increase charge life.

Conclusion

If you, like many, who reside near where you work this is the one of the best purchases you can ever invest in. The Razor E-Prime charges relatively quickly and makes a dreary 2 mile commute to the office, restaurant or gym more exciting than ever. With the wind sweeping across your cheeks, the ride in life feels less bumpy with a charger in tow which fits in any outlet. Not to mention, once folded, you can take it into Trader Joe’s (place in shopping cart), LA Fitness (fits easily into one of their larger lockers) and/or tuck it under the table while plugged in at Kay & Dave’s Cantina.

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Razor scooters, 360 magazine

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

For Your Stud

G-SHOCK MR-G – sleek, stylish arm candy. Perfect for the guy in your life. As seen, retails for $6200. Handcrafted in Yamagata, Japan, the limited edition luxury MR-G GPS Hybrid Gold Hammer Tone timepiece is the second collaboration with third generation master metal craftsman Bihou Asano, who individually hammered each bezel and band of 300 watches using the traditional Japanese Tsu-i-ki technique. Each timepiece features a titanium case and bracelet band, non-reflective sapphire crystal, GPS satellite synchronization system for accuracy, Multiband 6 and Tough Solar capabilities.

ACouplePuns
High quality paper goodies that are equally cute, as they are clever. All cards are illustrated by the owner and entrePUNeur, Angelica Hanley. She “draws” inspiration from pop culture, things she loves and places she travels. A card for every imaginable occasion, ACouplePuns delivers sweet messages accompanied by disarmingly darling drawings on superb card stock that is scored, folded and packaged by hand!

Barrow Watches
Masculine in style, classic in simplicity. The Barrow Modello Coal features a worldly, clean design that scoffs at basic smart watches too many people are wearing. Included is an additional free strap with each watch, meaning you can easily smarten things up when day turns to night. Swiss movement, sapphire crystal glass, a solid steel case, and all comfortably priced, sets Barrow apart from other brands that are less than.

Bubba Essential Bags
Fashionable yet functional! Bubba bags have a shiny or matte quilt fabric with strong reinforced stitches. They are water resistant and repels light rain or simple spills. The large center compartment fits up to 15″ laptop or tablet and the adjustable straps are padded for easy wear comfort.
Their main line of backpacks includes the Classic Collection and Matte Collection. Both contain bags that come in regular and mini sizes. Bubba Essential Bags are Canadian-born and designed, but after a successful distribution throughout the world, Bubba is approaching the U.S. first with distribution on Amazon. Find them available for purchase at www.amazon.com/bubba. They’re also taking social media by storm on Facebook @bubbabags, global spanish instagram @bubbabags and U.S. instagram @bubbabagsusa.

Grand Trunk
Have an adventurous guy in your life? Upgrade his travel gear with the Cozy Pillow and Blanket Bundle Pack! The pillow had a portable Carry Bag with drawstrings for easy storage and the blanket had a cozy foot pocket to keep it in place on a plane or in a hammock. Definitely snuggle worthy!

Hippy Feet
By offering basic skill training in inventory management, packaging, shipping and sales, Hippy Feet is able to give homeless youth an opportunity to transition out of homelessness, into the workforce, and back on their feet. In addition to employment opportunities, for every pair of socks sold, another pair will be donated to a person in-need. All products are made in the USA using environmentally friendly materials.

Dreampad
Designed to help with falling and staying sleep, the Dreampad offers highly researched sleep technology hidden within a comfortable pillow. It works by triggering the body’s relaxation response, resulting in a more relaxed state of mind which is conducive to sleep.

Mistymate
MistyMate®’s full line of personal misters gives you the ability to take continuous mist wherever you go. The misty operates without batteries, motors, electronics or fans enabling them to deliver high-pressure mist with virtually “no moving parts”. Perfect for anyone your active Valentine!

For your Gal

Lavish Leathers
Arm candy is old news! It’s all about ear candy! LL is constantly adding new styles to their collection – keeping a devoted follower of fashion trends perfectly equipped from season to season! All items are handcrafted and are truly like no other.

Leaders Cosmetics
Leaders Cosmetics brings you the best in Korean sheet masks by combining innovative technology with proven natural ingredients. Every formulation is developed by a group of 15 leading dermatologists – providing pure, natural and effective skincare that you can trust. Leaders empowers women to take care of themselves from the inside out with skincare products and formulations that work in just 20 minutes of “me time”.

Sur La Cote
These stunning Mallorca Pants are inspired by balmy summer nights and picturesque views found in this Spanish destination. High-waisted, fitted through leg with flare from knee. Cut slightly short for our petite gals. Thick waist band to flatter and smooth in just the right places.

Sips by™
For the Love of tea! Warm up your sweetie all winter this Valentine’s Day with a personalized collection of tea, delivered monthly. Each box is personalized to her tea preferences, features 4 unique tea brands totaling 15 cups of tea at only $15 a month. Sips by™ is an Austin-based brand started by tea lovers who want discovering tea to be fun, personalized and affordable!

nyl Skincare
Keep her skin looking fresh and dewy with nyl Skincare! A collection of all-natural products handmade weekly in a kitchen — not a factory. nyl focuses on delivering clean, yet effective products that won’t harm you or the environment. Free of toxins, animal products, parabens, and petroleum products, everything nyl makes is vegan and cruelty-free.

Sunshine and Glitter
The Sunshine & Glitter’s Gypsy Collection is made with Biodegradable glitter ready for partying from day into night. Beach Gypsy SPF 30+ offers Broad Spectrum UVA/UVB protection with 80 minutes of water resistance and Biodegradable glitter. As the sun goes down, Day is Done After Sun is a gorgeous glitter aftersun with nourishing aloe and cooling lidocaine in case you needed some cooling.

Uncommon Green
These beautiful Stemmed and Stemless Maps Champagne Flutes which are available in EVERY U.S. City/Town and 1000+ iconic Topographic Map locations around the world. The glasses are the perfect way to say I love You—celebrate her with a glass featuring the map where she grew up, met her partner, went to college, got married, etc. The glasses feature an intricately designed map which is etched entirely around it and extends from top to bottom, achieving a striking effect that makes any beverage more fun to prepare, serve, and drink. Stumped on the perfect gift to get your guy? These glasses come as Rocks and Pints too!

Nic D’Andrea’s Miss Bracelet collection
Empower your favorite gal pal and do a whole lot of good with the stackable favorite, Nic D’Andrea’s Miss Bracelet collection! You can feel good about giving a gift that gives back, too! New for 2019, a proceed of each sale collection will go towards, Girls Inc. Girls inc works towards encouraging and supporting healthy and active lifestyles at their more than 1400 sites in 400 cities across the USA and Canada.

The Comfy
The Comfy is the “As Seen on Shark Tank” solution to staying warm and cozy wherever you may be. It’s a blanket…it’s a sweatshirt….it is just awesome and SO warm!!!! Curl up on the couch, pull in your legs (and/or arms) and find out what The Most Comfortable Thing You’ll Ever Wear is all about.

Perfect Balance World
Perfect Balance World has done what no one else has – they’ve built balance into their clothing by adding “landmarks” which show the yogi where to place their hands, feet and arms while doing yoga poses. These landmarks are designed to help them perfect their yoga poses and stay in them longer. When using the landmarks, they will never slip out of their pose again – they gain the Perfect Balance.

Whine Down Time
This cheeky children’s-style book for adults shows the realities of mom life. Whine Down humorously captures the hiccups in every woman’s parenting journey, and how to find time for self-care in the middle of chaos.

For your Sweetheart with a Sweet tooth!

Dave’s Sweet Tooth
So long dusty chocolates in a tacky heart shaped box! Real butter, sugar, milk chocolate, and hand sliced almonds prepared with love, one batch at a time, every time. And, naturally gluten-free! Made the old-fashioned way, creating handmade toffee without the use of machines, microwaves, or assembly lines. Using the very best ingredients remains a priority and a promise.

Yummy Cupcakes
What better way to show your loved one how special they are then with cupcakes in a jar!The only hard part is deciding which ones you like best! They make the sweetest gift and have a gluten-less line to choose from.

Chocolate Pizza Co.
Melt their heart with Chocolate Pizza Company. Express your love exactly the way you want with this unique, delicious treat! Add your own words to this heart-shaped delight with an impressive candy avalanche border to create something they won’t be able to find anywhere else!

Blendtique
Is your Valentine a Wino? Blendtique Wine Company is a fun, hands on wine experience. You can create and design a personalized wine blend from the comfort of home. For the first time, you –the enthusiast- can take part in the winemaking process, not simply to taste, but to blend, experiment, and even package a wine created thoughtfully by you, for you.

Holiday Gift Guide

360 top Reebok selects for kids during back-to-school and holiday season. They’re colorful, durable, and priced right.

Reebok, 360, 360 Magazine, Vaughn Lowery

You can find them HERE.

  • Find the perfect pair that suits your style.
  • A diverse selection for everyday wear or sports wear.
  • Can customize.

ATHLETIC JUNCTION

​Athletic Junction (AJ) provides comfortable and affordable apparel for sports fans.  As of late, they’ve become vendors for numerous schools, sports leagues, training facilities, sports agencies and emerging businesses throughout Northern America.

Presently, Michael V. Parker II alongside of his partner Justin Harper helm Athletic Junction. Both have participated in NCAA Division I teams as well as played on professional franchises. With a substantial background in sports, they inherently understand what a fan craves. 

Their attire has been proudly worn by dozens of professionals within the entertainment and sports industries. Some of their most recent philanthropic efforts include the following: becoming a strategic brand partner of the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Special Operations Warrior Foundation and aiding disaster relief efforts for orphans in Port au Prince, Haiti. 

They possess an insatiable desire to inspire and expand Athletic Junction’s influence.  “We are a young company with ENORMOUS ASPIRATIONS!,” asserts Parker.  

Justin Harper

Michael Parker

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UMe’s Christmas Releases

TURN UP THE JOY THIS HOLIDAY SEASON WITH UMe’s CHRISTMAS RELEASES,

SPOTIFY PLAYLIST AND INTERACTIVE GIFT GUIDE

With the holidays in full swing, UMe has all the music you need to make your festivities even brighter. From a cornucopia of timeless Christmas albums on a variety of formats to soundtrack your gatherings or as the perfect present to a dynamic Spotify playlist and even a helpful interactive gift guide to help you finish up your shopping, there’s so many ways to turn up the joy this holiday season.

From classic crooners Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby to renowned vocal quartet 98° to country Christmas music on vinyl and festive compilations, there’s truly something for everyone to help you celebrate.

CHRISTMAS PLAYLIST

An expansive and eclectic collection, UMe’s Christmas playlist on Spotify features some of the biggest songs and artists in the holiday music canon and pairs timeless classics ranging from Frank Sinatra, Burl Ives and Brenda Lee to Stevie Wonder, The Jackson Five and The Ronettes to U2 and Wham! with modern staples from Mariah Carey, Sam Smith, Ariana Grande and Michael Buble. The ever-expanding, hours-long playlist is guaranteed to bring an extra dose of holiday cheer.

Stream the playlist on Spotify: https://lnk.to/Christmas-Playlist

INTERACTIVE GIFT GUIDE

Take the guess work out of finding that special gift for the music lover on your list with UMe’s interactive gift guide. The site allows fans to search through the label’s best-selling titles of 2017 by choosing a genre and price.

Once selected, users will be presented with ideas ranging from deluxe box sets to CDs and vinyl LPs from the likes of The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Bob Marley, Glen Campbell, Soundgarden, George Harrison, Elton John, Chuck Berry, Rihanna, GZA, Eminem, Beastie Boys, Johnny Cash, Chris Stapleton, the Pitch Perfect 3 soundtrack and many more.

Experience the gift guide at musicgift.guide

98°– LET IT SNOW (CD/LP/DIGITAL)

Their first full-length Christmas album in 18 years, 98°’s Let It Snow is a brand new 12-song collection that includes the original song “Season Of Love,” their take on “What Christmas Means To Me,” the standard that was popularized by Stevie Wonder, and an interpretation of Joni Mitchell’s “River.” The guys also put their own spin on the classic carols, “The First Noel.” The renowned vocal quartet recruited Grammy-nominated music, TV and film producer Adam Anders to oversee the project who is best known for his work as executive music producer for “Glee” who has written and recorded with some of the biggest names in contemporary pop music including Miley Cyrus, Selena Gomez, Backstreet Boys and the Jonas Brothers. Let It Snow is their second Christmas title following their critically-acclaimed, million-selling 1999 album, This Christmas.

Order/stream Let It Snow: https://ume.lnk.to/LetItSnow

 

THE BEATLES – THE CHRISTMAS RECORDS (7-inch vinyl)

The Beatles’ annual holiday tradition of recording jolly Christmas messages for fan club members was an important part of the band’s relationship with their most ardent supporters, affectionately referred to by them as “Beatle People.” Spanning 1963 to 1969, The Beatles’ holiday recordings were originally pressed on flexi discs and mailed to fan club members each December. Never released beyond the fan club until now, The Beatles’ seven holiday messages have been newly pressed on a rainbow of seven-inch colored vinyl singles for The Christmas Records box set. The limited-edition collection presents each vinyl single with its original flexi disc sleeve artwork, accompanied by a 16-page booklet with recording notes and reproductions of the fan club’s National Newsletters, which were mailed to members with the holiday flexi discs.

Order The Christmas Records: http://TheBeatles.lnk.to/ChristmasRecords

 

BING CROSBY – CHRISTMAS CLASSICS (LP)

Bing Crosby’s Christmas Classics features 14 of the singer’s timeless Christmas songs, including his hit recording of the perennial “White Christmas” and his cherished duet with David Bowie, “Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy.” Other highlights include “Winter Wonderland,” “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” and “Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!” First released in 1999, the collection is re-pressed on standard black vinyl for the holidays.

Order/stream Christmas Classics: https://UMe.lnk.to/ChristmasClassicsLP

COLBIE CAILLAT – CHRISTMAS IN THE SAND (LP)

Celebrating its five-year anniversary, Colbie Caillat’s Christmas In The Sand is available on standard black vinyl for the first time. Caillat’s fourth album peaked in the Top 5 on the Holiday Album Chart in 2012, with the title song reaching the Top 20 on Billboard’s Adult Contemporary Chart. The holiday collection, produced by Caillat’s father Ken Caillat features guest appearances from Brad Paisley, Jason Reeves, Gavin DeGraw & Justin Young and includes seasonal favorites, “The Christmas Song,” “Santa Claus is Coming to Town,” “Santa Baby” & “Auld Lang Syne.”

Order/stream Christmas In The Sand: https://UMe.lnk.to/CITS

DARIUS RUCKER – HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS (LP)

On Darius Rucker’s Home For The Holidays, the acclaimed singer mixes up country, soul, swing and R&B for an album that has something for everyone in the family. The dozen songs combine holiday chestnuts like “Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow,” “Winter Wonderland” and “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing” with two Rucker originals “What God Wants For Christmas” and “Candy Cane Christmas.” Rucker is joined by friend Sheryl Crow on the time-honored duet “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” and has some childhood fun on the Dr. Seuss classic “You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch. Produced by Frank Rogers, the album is available on standard black vinyl for the first time.

Order Home For The Holidays: https://UMe.lnk.to/DariusRuckerHFTH

LADY ANTEBELLUM – ON THIS WINTER’S NIGHT (LP)

Originally released in 2012, Lady Antebellum’s On This Winter’s Night is making its vinyl debut just in time for the holidays and the album’s five-year anniversary. The 12-track collection on standard black vinyl sees Lady A put their unique spin on an eclectic mix of holiday favorites including “A Holly Jolly Christmas,” “All I Want For Christmas Is You,” “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” and “Blue Christmas” and features the gorgeous original title track, written by the band. The Gold-selling album offers a variety of musical styles and sounds, from gentle acoustic guitar and strings to fiddle to sleigh bells and swinging horns, with the trio’s unmistakable harmonies front and center. As All Music exclaimed, “This is a Christmas album for the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, a soundtrack for days of shopping, present wrapping, and parties filled with good cheer.”

Order On This Winter’s Night: https://UMe.lnk.to/LadyAOTWN

FRANK SINATRA – ULTIMATE CHRISTMAS (CD/2LP/DIGITAL)

Frank Sinatra’s Ultimate Christmas showcases 20 festive and warm holiday classics from Sinatra’s Capitol and Reprise catalogues. The new collection also honors the Sinatra Family’s holiday traditions with Frank joined by his children, Nancy, Tina and Frank Jr., on three songs. Ultimate Christmas features Sinatra’s merry best, from the tranquil and traditional “White Christmas”, “Silent Night”, “It Came Upon A Midnight Clear”, “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas”, “I’ll Be Home For Christmas”, and “The First Noël” to the rollicking “Jingle Bells”, Santa Claus Is Coming To Town”, and “Mistletoe And Holly.” Sinatra’s children add their voices to “The Twelve Days Of Christmas,” “The Bells Of Christmas (Greensleeves),” and “I Wouldn’t Trade Christmas.” The collection’s iconic recordings span 1954 to 1991, with arrangements by Nelson Riddle, Don Costa, Gordon Jenkins, and Johnny Mandel, among others.

Order/stream Ultimate Christmas: https://UMe.lnk.to/UltimateChristmas

 

REBA MCENTIRE – MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU (LP)

In celebration of the 30th anniversary of country icon Reba McEntire’s timeless double-platinum album Merry Christmas To You, the long out-of-print record has been reissued on vinyl for the first time since its original 1987 release. Pressed on standard black vinyl and featuring the ‘90s cover image from the CD version, the album that first celebrated McEntire’s love of Christmas includes her beautiful and joyous takes on traditional Christmas tunes like “Away In A Manger,” “O Holy Night” and “Silent Night” and seasonal standards like “White Christmas,” “I’ll Be Home For Christmas” and “The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire).”

Order Merry Christmas To You: https://UMe.lnk.to/RebaMcEntireMCTY

 

RINGO STARR – I WANNA BE SANTA CLAUS (LP)

Ringo Starr’s beloved holiday album I Wanna Be Santa Claus has just been released on vinyl for the first time ever. First released in 1999, the album is filled with Starr’s eclectic and inspired renditions of such seasonal standards as “Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer,” “The Little Drummer Boy,” “Winter Wonderland” and “White Christmas,” alongside a half-dozen exuberant holiday originals such as “Come On Christmas, Christmas Come On,” “I Wanna Be Santa Claus,” and “The Christmas Dance,” and a cover of The Beatles’ infectious “Christmas Time (Is Here Again).”

Order I Wanna Be Santa Claus: https://UMe.lnk.to/RingoSanta

V/A – NOW THAT’S WHAT I CALL MERRY CHRISTMAS (CD/DIGITAL)

NOW That’s What I Call Music!s festive holiday collection, NOW That’s What I Call Merry Christmas, is newly refreshed for 2017’s holiday season. Brimming with 20 evergreen holiday favorites spanning more than 60 years, the collection includes Nat King Cole, Burl Ives, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Bing Crosby & David Bowie, The Temptations, José Feliciano, and The Beach Boys to contemporary holiday hits from Wham!, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Pentatonix, Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, a new orchestral version of an Elvis Presley classic, and more.

Order/stream NOW That’s What I Call Merry Christmas: https://NOW.lnk.to/Christmas

V/A – A CAPITOL CHRISTMAS, VOLUME 2 (2CD/2LP/DIGITAL)

Capitol Records’ celebration of its 75th anniversary continues with the release of A Capitol Christmas, Volume 2, a collection of 24 timeless holiday and seasonal classics sung by the label’s unmatched list of legends. The album brings together some of pop music’s most iconic holiday songs with extremely rare recordings originally issued in very limited release. Volume 2’s list of singers includes Glen Campbell, The Beach Boys, Wayne Newton, Lena Horne, Dinah Shore, Nancy Wilson, Johnny Mercer, The Louvin Brothers and many more, with each contribution lovingly chronicled in liner notes provided by compilation producer Jay Landers.

Order/stream A Capitol Christmas, Volume 2:  https://lnk.to/CapitolChristmas2