In these financially uncertain times, you must spend your money wisely. So stop wasting your hard-earned cash on unproven products and services, and put a little trust in the Man of Many team to guide your purchasing decisions. In this week’s Staff Favourites, we’ve got a great lineup of worthy splurges, so load up your wallet and make it rain.
Papa Gede’s New Orleans-Style Muffuletta
Nick Hall – Editor-in-Chief
Full disclosure, I had no idea what a Muffuletta was before this week, but I’m so glad that I do now. The round Sicilian-inspired sandwich first gained popularity amongst immigrants in New Orleans in the mid-20th century and now it’s finally made its way Down Under. On Friday, Papa Gede’s co-owner Lara hand-delivered the largest, heaviest and most ridiculous sandwich I have ever laid eyes on. A seemingly-endless feast of cold-cut meat, cheese, olive salad and of course, exquisite bread made for the perfect way to close out the work week and undo all of my hard work in the gym. And, like Michael Scott himself, I am ready to get hurt again. No doubt you’ll find me at Papa Gede’s New Orleans-style cocktail & absinth bar down the Kent St CBD laneway sometime this week, eagerly awaiting round two.
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Hyatt Centric Melbourne
Richie Hall – Video Producer
I stayed as a guest of Hyatt Centric for one night on a recent trip down to Melbourne. After a delayed flight getting in from Sydney I was keen to jump in the pool and get some laps in. I had the striking 25m indoor pool all to myself (pictured). Whilst Melbourne is certainly not short on hotel options the Hyatt Centric is a very welcome new addition. You’ll find it conveniently located next to Southern Cross station, Marvel Stadium and Southbank. It features 277 chic rooms, an upscale restaurant and a 25th floor bar with a winning view. The rooms are well appointed and very competitively priced. Waking up refreshed the next morning I headed down to the fitness centre. A few other guests had the same idea but the gym is large enough to comfortably handle a crowd. Hyatt Centric will definitely be on my radar next time I’m looking for a stay in the heart of Melbourne.
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Panasonic’s 3-Blade Wet & Dry Electric Shaver
Scott Purcell – Co-Founder
As the resident bald guy, I’m also the resident shaving expert at Man of Many, so I was excited to try out the new Panasonic 3-Blade Wet & Dry Electric Shaver. With pretty thick hair on my face, there’s nothing worse than hair catching and pulling when you’re shaving with an electric shaver but thanks to the ultra-fast linear motor, this provides a smooth and close cut. Thanks to the 8D Flex technology built into the head, it traces the contours of your face and also its responsive sensor boosts power where your beard growth is heavy. The solution to all of my problems whether it’s my face or my scalp!
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Logitech G PRO X 2 LIGHTSPEED Gaming Headset with PRO-G GRAPHENE Audio Drivers
Dayna Aspite – Branded Content Associate
The Logitech G PRO X 2 LIGHTSPEED Gaming Headset with PRO-G GRAPHENE Audio Drivers is an impressive piece of gaming gear that promises to elevate your gaming experience to new heights. As an avid gamer myself, I was excited to get my hands on this headset and put it through its paces. After spending considerable time testing its features and performance, I can confidently say that Logitech has delivered an exceptional gaming headset with this model.
As the name suggests, the G PRO X 2 LIGHTSPEED utilises LIGHTSPEED wireless technology, offering a reliable and virtually lag-free wireless connection. While using these, I experienced no noticeable latency, providing a seamless gaming experience. The battery life is impressive, lasting for hours on a single charge which made it great for those long gaming sessions. The comfortability of wearing this headset was impressive. As someone who wears glasses, I find headsets will start to dig them into my head after a few hours of wear. With how plush the muffs were, I never ran into this problem!
The detachable microphone is a standout feature of this gaming headset. With its superior noise-cancelling capabilities, it ensures clear communication with teammates during online gameplay. My teammates did find the mic to be a little crackly with the mic cover on- but nonetheless this was much preferred over random audio cutouts.
The combination of comfort, exceptional audio quality, and advanced features makes it an excellent investment for both casual and competitive gamers alike. Whether you’re immersing yourself in single-player campaigns or coordinating with your team in intense multiplayer battles, this headset offers a truly immersive and high-quality gaming experience. If you’re in the market for a premium gaming headset that delivers on all fronts, the G PRO X 2 LIGHTSPEED should be at the top of your list.
ZEIA Sunglasses – ‘Kylie’
Parker Gray – Social Media Intern
Simply put, I love fashionable sunglasses that make me feel like a million dollars. Thankfully, ZEIA has masterfully adapted into the ever-changing market of Unisex shades.
This week I was given the opportunity to give the ‘Kylie’ frames a test drive, one of the latest styles from their ‘Luxe Edit’ line. and I’d be lying if I said I didn’t have a tan line around my eyes, as I couldn’t bear taking these off my face.
Long story short, They’re comfortable. The quality is noticeable the moment you throw them on for the first time. And at a sleek price point of just under $180, if you’re looking for attention to detail without breaking the bank, I’d highly recommend having a look through ZEIA’s latest collection.
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Quintaliza Coffee-Aged Reposado Tequila
Jacob Osborn – Journalist
Additive-free and certified organic, this 100% Blue Weber Agave tequila reposado is even more than first meets the eyes (and lips). Every batch is aged by way of a proprietary process and then finished in oak barrels that previously held artisan-roasted organic coffee, making it the world’s first and only coffee-aged tequila. From this unique methodology comes a spirit of distinctive colour and depth, which rounds out its classic flavour profile of black pepper, vanilla, and agave with rich notes of roasted coffee and premium oak.
Quintaliza Reposado represents an impeccable meeting ground between the two artisanal worlds of sustainably-sourced coffee beans and organically grown, high-quality agave. After a three-day natural fermentation and double-distillation inside traditional alembic stills, the spirit is matured in a combination of ex-bourbon barrels and coffee-seasoned barrels to impart one-of-a-kind flavour and complexity. In an extra nod toward sustainability, the old coffee grounds from the barrels are repurposed as fertilizer, increasing the pH level in the agave fields. What ultimately matters is the taste, of course, and on that front this reposado definitely delivers!
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