Latest releases from Amazon and Peloton

This story is part of Select’s New & Notable column, where we highlight our most popular launches, notable sales, our purchases and some of our latest recommendations and advice.

This week we have more Amazon products – this time from the Fire line – as well as a rowing machine from the company that made one of the most popular exercise bikes of the pandemic. We also talk sustainable clothing from a sports brand, ultra-soft seating from a popular furniture company, and rosemary-infused olive oil from a favorite Select brand.

New this week

  1. Amazon has announced four new types of Fire tablets available for pre-order: the Fire HD 8, Fire HD 8 Plus, Fire HD 8 Kids, and Fire HD 8 Kids Pro. According to Amazon, the first two models have fast processors and the Plus supports wireless charging. Both Kids tablets come with a one-year subscription to Amazon Kids+, which provides access to games, books, and more.
  2. Peloton released the Peloton Row, which is available to pre-order now. The rowing machine, which folds for compact storage, features a 23.8-inch screen to follow the workout (led by peloton coaches, of course). It also has a “Form Assist” program that tracks your progress to improve your form.
  3. Puma introduced a line of sustainable athleisure, accessories and footwear called the Re:Collection. The line includes training leggings, bucket hats and more made from 20% to 100% recycled materials.
  4. Popular furniture brand Burrow debuted the ultra-plush Union seating collection, which includes sofas, loveseat, corner sofas, armchairs and ottomans. According to Burrow, the fabric is stain-resistant and easy to clean. (Plus, there’s free shipping.)
  5. Brightland, who make one of our favorite olive oils, have added a new flavor to their range: AURORA Rosemary Flavored Olive Oil. Brightland says it has “woody notes” of periwinkle, sage and pine, and a “peppery” finish.

On sale this week

Here are some of our favorite ongoing sales from brands and retailers that we think you should know about.

  1. Adidas offers up to 60% off newly reduced clothing.
  2. Target is offering up to 50% off select home items and toys.
  3. Raymour and Flanigan are offering up to 25% off through October 4th during the 75th Anniversary Sale.
  4. This weekend, save $140 on Great Jones’ The Cast Iron Family, which includes Select favorites The Dutchess, The Dutch Baby and King Sear.

Shopping news: Walmart launches virtual fitting room and Peloton expands bike rentals

  1. According to CNBC, Walmart is launching a virtual fitting room this week with Zeekit, a virtual fitting room startup the company bought last year. This allows shoppers to try on over 270,000 items from Walmart’s own brand and other select brands.
  2. Peloton is expanding its bike rental program nationwide after testing the program in Texas, Colorado, Florida and Minnesota, according to CNBC. After paying an “entry fee” of $150, you can rent a Peloton bike for $89 per month.
  3. Target announced its early Holiday Deal Days (or Target Deal Days) October 6-8. Target’s Holiday Price Match Guarantee begins October 6th and runs through December 24th. CNBC reports that Target plans to hire 100,000 employees, including for the holidays.

What we bought this week

I’m the biggest sucker when it comes to Instagram promotions — especially when it comes to cat toys. So when I saw the Leo’s Paw interactive bird simulation cat toy, I immediately added it to my shopping cart. It comes with a stand that sticks to flat surfaces. Also, there is a bird at one end that my cat Wanda likes to hit. This toy kept her entertained for hours. I will definitely be giving it to other cat moms this holiday season. — Zoe MalinAssign update editor

I recently bought the Airlift Energy Short from Alo Yoga and I love it. They feel so light on my skin and the material is quite breathable which is ideal for a pair of cycling shorts that are very tight fitting. I would buy them in any color and length if I could. — Rebecca Rodriguezeditorial staff

What we recommended this week

  1. We spoke to nutritionists to learn about the best vegetarian and vegan meal delivery services.
  2. To recommend shoe racks, we spoke to professional home organizers.
  3. To recommend the best dog toys for your furry friend, we spoke to dog trainers about what to look for when shopping.
  4. We spoke to gardening experts to help you figure out how to get your indoor garden started.

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