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New Products for Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013

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2013-09-11T18:30:00Z New Products for Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013Compiled by Philip Potempa,, (219) 852-4327

Perry good

This month, Katy Perry introduces her latest fragrance Killer Queen by Katy Perry. It's described as a "strikingly gorgeous perfume capturing Katy Perry's rebellious spirit, throwing convention to the wind." Inspired by the queen's scepter, the distinct jewel-shaped bottle encompasses key notes of Wild Berry, Red Velvet Flower and Natural Patchouli Heart, portraying sexy sophistication and lawless luxury. "When I was creating Killer Queen, I was really inspired by the idea of a strong, confident woman in power and that is exactly what I hoped to put into this fragrance, something that brings out the power inside of you," Perry said, while promoting the launch.

WHERE TO BUY: $59 at fine department stores

The bright side

Monbento, a young French company has reinvented the art of dining on the move with its chic and practical Monbento Box. It's an essential item for the stylish student and the hip and healthy professional looking for a practical way to pack. Combining ergonomics, comfort in use and elegance, Monbento marries beauty with convenience and practicality. Inspired by the Japanese bento and adapted to western gastronomy, the soft touch material developed for the Monbento lets you bring your favorite healthy foods for lunch in style. The Monbento Box consists of two hermetic containers and includes a detachable, internal separator to divide your bento into compartments. Available accessories include foldable chopsticks, sauce cups, cutlery set and egg mold.

WHERE TO BUY: $36 at

Image awareness

This week, Epson introduced the new Expression Premium XP-810 and XP-610 Small-in-One printers, designed for today's busy families and photo enthusiasts. These models leverage Epson MicroPiezo printing technology and Claria Premium inks to produce consumer-rated unbeatable quality prints with an ultra-slim design and ultra-powerful performance. They also include Wi-Fi certified and Wi-Fi Direct, with Epson Connect for easy wireless printing from a tablet, smartphone or computer from literally anywhere in the world. The flagship Expression XP-810 adds a 30-page Auto Document Feeder for automatic two-sided copying, scanning and faxing, a 3.5-inch touchscreen with gesture navigation for easy setup and operation, specialty paper support through its rear paper feed, and an auto-extend paper output tray.

WHERE TO BUY: $149.99 and $229.99 for the two models, available in mid-September through major retailer stores nationwide or

Pink on parade

For National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Pink Burritos from Red's All Natural, make a delicious statement. Red's All Natural will donate 10 percent of purchases of these special edition frozen burritos to breast cancer research. As with all of Red's All Natural frozen burritos, these have some of the "cleanest" ingredient labels you can find: 100 percent all-natural, non-GMO, preservative-free and made with antibiotic and hormone-free meat and rBGH-free cheese. Red's also only uses authentic tortillas made from the simplest ingredients. They are just big enough to hold together all the goodness inside. Red's Pink Burritos will be available in local grocery stores for a limited time in the following flavors and sizes: 11 ounce Steak Burrito and a Chicken Burrito version, a 5 ounce Steak & Cheese Burrito and a 5 ounce Chicken & Cheese Burrito.

WHERE TO BUY: $1.99 at Target or

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