Winning time

Man of Many’s Staff Favourites – 19 March 2022

Low and behold, the footy is back. Sure, the world has descended into chaos and coffee is apparently getting more expensive, but the long wait is officially over and we’re getting pumped. In the lead-up to the great kick-off that is Saturday night, we’re sharing our top picks for this week, charting the products, experiences and after-work soirees that helped us get through the last seven days. Here is Man of Many’s Staff Favourites for this week.

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Dior sport

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Dior Homme Sport

Nick Hall – Editor-in-Chief

In my years at Man of Many, I’ve seen a fair few boxes emblazoned with high-end brand names grace the office floor, but nothing compares to the audible gasp that inevitably accompanies a Dior bag. This week, I finally got to see it in action. As the small, seersucker-style carry bag that contained my Dior Homme Sport Eau de Toilette entered the building, I was greeted with a chorus of ‘oos’ and the fervent looks of jealous co-workers. While that response was probably satisfaction enough, I have to see I’m a huge fan of what was inside.

Dior Homme Sport brings a spicy freshness on the nose that is a little more reserved than I initially expected. Throw in that trademark woody finish and you’ve got yourself a top-tier cologne. But then again, it’s Dior, so go figure.

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How Eric Prydz Stole “Call on Me”

Scott Purcell – Co-Founder

Every single boy growing up in the early 2000s absolutely loved this song. Or was it the video clip that came with it? Either way, spending a total of three weeks at the number one spot and still getting plenty of airtime today, here is the absolutely bonkers story of how Eric Prydz completely ripped off and stole that song. The originality of the song can be traced back to none other than Thomas Bangalter, one half of Daft Punk. If you’re into music theory, DJ sets or pop-culture in general, get comfortable because this is a bit of a long one.

Bonus Clip: Watch this insane clip of this amazing pianist play canon in D but it keeps getting jazzier
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Joey Khamis Metaverse Sneakers

Frank Arthur – Co-Founder

Ex-Reebok shoe designer Joey Khamis is applying his skillset in the metaverse through his quirky MLLN brand of surrealist 3D sneaker designs. Unlike traditional 3D design, Joey creates his pieces using VR, as he meticulously sculpts his virtual creations and at times even brings them to real-life by 3D printing his models.

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Favourite Article of the Week
: OMEGA Unveils Gold Speedmaster Twins for Sporty and Serious Collectors

Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty

Clelia Niyikiza – Branded Content Assistant

Binged watched the first two episodes of Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty on Binge this week, and I’m hooked. A TV show about a sport isn’t my typical go-to, so I surprised myself by watching both episodes in one sitting. It is interesting to see things from a different perspective outside of the court and learn about some important names connected to the lakers and how one of the most popular teams, the Los Angeles Lakers came to be.

The cinematography is also done well in a retro aesthetic way, making this series an engaging look at what the lakers and the times were like in the 80s. Great show to unwind with at the end of the day.

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Who gives a crap

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Who Gives A Crap Toilet Paper

Denise Barnes – Head of Branded Content

Look I never thought I’d put toilet paper down as one of my Staff Favourites, but here we are. I have officially said goodbye to my regular supermarket loo rolls and have had my first box of “Who Gives a Crap” toilet paper delivered last week. I’ve seen it around for a while now, but always assumed it was too fancy and too expensive. Thing is, it’s not actually as pricey as I thought, and the rolls last twice as long as regular ones. And the best part? It’s actually good for the planet as it’s made from 100% Bamboo and is completely plastic-free. They also donate 50% of their profits to build toilets in rural and less fortunate communities, so you can legit feel good about your toilet paper purchase. I also love how it’s packaged, in fact, it looks so good that you almost want to put it on display in your bathroom. This is a product I 100% back and would encourage everyone to consider making the switch.

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Noris

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Hush Puppies Bounce Plus

Tim Fernandes – Senior Sales & Partnerships Manager

I’m a pretty big fan of Chelsea boots, wearing them at both work and casually if I’m out and about in winter. They’re #4 on our list of “Shoes blokes should own” and vary wildly in price and styles. I’ve had a pair of Blundstone Chelsea boots for a couple years and although I’m happy with the look, my feet start getting pretty sore by the end of the day. I certainly wouldn’t wear my Blundstone boots anymore than two days in a row, which probably tells you everything about the actual comfort factor. Apparently, R.M Williams are comfy once you break them in, but I’m not one to spend a thousand dollars on shoes. This is why the Hush Puppies Bounce Plus really appeal to me, hitting the perfect sweet spot of comfort and price. Their Bounce Plus collection have incorporated a whole range of premium technologies in the leather, soles and linings for the ultimate dress shoes you can “take to the office or the club or anywhere in between”. The Norris is their take on the Chelsea boot, coming in 3 x different colours a pair will only set you back $190, but Hush Puppies also have other great styles. You should check them all out in our article entitled “Could These Be The Most Comfortable Dress Shoes Ever?” below, and then go buy a pair yourself from here:

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Favourite Article of the Week: Could These Be The Most Comfortable Dress Shoes Ever?

Selleys rapid mould killer

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Selleys Rapid Mould Killer

Sam Mangioni – Journalist – Entertainment & Culture

While we embrace the luxurious life at Man of Many, sometimes the most unglamorous of products can shine brightest in your heart. Enter Selleys Rapid Mould Killer, your bathroom’s best friend. Before stumbling upon this super spray, my bathroom was starting to go super funky (like James Brown funky) thanks to a build-up of mould in the tiles. So I asked my fantastic colleague Geena what I could do to fix the issue, and she waxed lyrical about this stuff called Rapid Mould Killer. Well, since getting my hands on some, I can see why she was so enthusiastic. After spraying the mould infested areas and leaving it for 30 minutes, it was all but gone. Today, my bathroom tiles are so clean I could eat dinner off them! This stuff is definitely worth checking out.

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Corsair k70 rgb pro review

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Corsair K70 RGB Pro

Ben McKimm – Journalist – Automotive & Tech

I’ve been continuously falling down the mechanical keyboard wormhole for the last few months and while the latest keyboard from Corsair isn’t aimed at the ‘thoccy’ boys who enjoy speed running their next blog post, it does a great job of being a fabulous WFH inbetweener with outstanding gaming capabilities. Checking out the specs on the keyboard and you can see where the brand has taken a few notes from the hardcore mech fans; PBT Doubleshot keycaps, Cherry MX switches, solid stabilisers, per-key RGB, and aluminium faceplate (very solid frame). The build quality of this board is fantastic and for the reasonable price of $248 AUD, it outdoes most mechanical boards at this price. Sadly, the switches themselves are soldered (not hot-swap) which means switching the keys out for quality linears is a big PITA.

Corsair Axon hyper-polling technology allows polling rates and response times to be lightning-quick, but it’s very hard to tell in day to day situations. What I really enjoyed was Corsairs ICUE software that gives you full control over the brand’s RGB lighting when available on certain products. For the K70 RGB Pro (with per-key RGB) this means zoned RGB lighting for areas such as WASD, arrows, individual key rows, Numpad, and many more – all of which are saved with 8MB of onboard memory that can store up to 50 profiles – it’s an awesome feature. Build quality alone easily justifies its price of $248 AUD and if you’re building a perfect gaming setup, it’s hard to look past the Corsair K70 RGB Pro. Just give those Cherry MX red switches a week to smooth out.

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Oclean x pro elite smart electric toothbrush

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Oclean X Pro Elite Smart Electric Toothbrush

Jacob Osborn – Staff Writer

After decades of hearing about the benefits of using an electric toothbrush, I finally scored one for myself and quickly saw what all the fuss was about. Yet the Oclean X Pro Elite is more like a smart device in toothbrush form, which greets you with the word “Hi” and a cute smile on its intuitive colour touchscreen. Things get only more technological from there, with the same touchscreen offering functions such as a brushing score, total brushing time, blind-zone reminders, and various interactive controls.

Quick to charge when perched on its adjoining stand, the Oclean X Pro Elite runs for 3.5 hours at a time with a 35-day battery life. Additional features include noise reduction technology, 32 intensity levels, DuPont diamond bristles, a built-in 6-axis gyroscope, and up to 42,000 RPM of power. And did I mention this thing was app compatible? Use the app to gain further insight into your brushing habits or to keep track of the condition of your brush head, amongst other things. Or you can just do what I do and ignore the app function altogether. Sometimes a dude just wants to brush his teeth and move on, if you catch my drift.

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