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In The News, New Products & Collections

New iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus Launch Protect Your New iPhone 6s with Innovative Cases.

Apple recently announced its next generation of iPhones, the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. While they look the same as the iPhone 6, they pack a more powerful punch.

The new iPhones are made out of aluminum that’s 60% stronger than other alloys and are also crafted with stronger glass which can detect two new pressure-based gestures, due to 3D Touch. This means the user can now can now “peek” and “pop” rather than just tapping and swiping which act as shortcuts for navigating the phone.

The most notable update is the enhanced camera. The iPhone 6s and 6s Plus are now equipped with a 12-megapixel shooter that can capture HD and 4K video for an incredible level of detail. The front-facing was also upgraded with the ability to take 1080p video and 5-megapixel images, as well as additional features, including selfie panoramas, slo-mo, and a hack that matches surrounding ambient lighting.

To round out the new iPhones and support the new features built into the hardware, Apple updated the iPhone’s internals with a faster A9 chip. Both the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus are 70% faster than the iPhone 6 for CPU tasks, and 90% faster for GPU tasks.

Protect your new iPhone 6s with a Brenthaven case designed to wrap your device in high-grade protection. All Brenthaven iPhone 6s cases feature an ergonomic grip, co-molded construction and the Brenthaven BX²™ Xtreme Protection System. The Fremont Collection maximizes the functionality of your iPhone 6s. With its innovative multi-use spring stand, stunning color combinations, and highly protective construction, Fremont is a trusted sidekick for your iPhone 6/6s.

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Latest Tech Devices

New 12-inch Macbook Review An ideal laptop solution for the modern-day entrepreneur.

The new 12-inch MacBook is ideal for the modern-day entrepreneur due to its fast processing and amazingly thin and light design. The redesign of the 12-inch MacBook finally brings Apple’s Retina display from the MacBook Pro line to its ultra-thin MacBooks. The reinvented flat keyboard and trackpad offer better usability and creates an over-all superior design compared to its predecessors. The 12-inch MacBook includes a high-resolution Retina screen, strong battery life and 256GB of solid state storage, making it a clear choice for on-the-go professionals and those who do most of their work in a web browser.

For mobile entrepreneurs who travel frequently and are ready for a laptop upgrade, and for web workers who spend a large amount of time working in the cloud, the 12-inch MacBook is a clear winner. If you are looking for ultimate protection for your new 12-inch MacBook, shop a collection of Brenthaven 12-inch MacBook sleeves that are designed to provide scratch protection and wrap your device in a layer of high density foam.

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Entrepreneur Unplugged

Upcoming Entrepreneur Unplugged: David Niu Creating a Better Culture for Your Company

David Niu is a passionate serial entrepreneur, angel investor, and Founder of TINYhr. Prior to TINYhr, David co-founded BuddyTV in 2005. At BuddyTV, David focused primarily on content development, strategy, and monetization. David is still active on the board level and a huge fan of the BuddyTV Guide App for its simple over the air “OTA” listings.

David believes that great companies are made of two things, “people and culture” and so with this in mind, he created TINY pulse – which allows employees to speak their minds without the fear of getting fired. By interviewing a diverse set of leaders from around the world, including a wine-maker in Auckland and a fruit trader in Shanghai, David learned what it takes to make employees happy, and keep them happy.

Come hear David speak about his decision to sell everything and buy a one-way tickets to New Zealand for him and his family, his inspiration for starting TINYhr and lessons learned along the way.

This is an ideal platform for local entrepreneurs, creative professionals, and others – whether you’re looking for inspiration, trade secrets, and/or the opportunity to hear from one of Seattle’s top creative minds. There will also be a Q&A session following the program.

Details

Thursday, October 15

6:00pm – 8:00pm

Brenthaven Flagship Store

921 E Pine St. Seattle

Drinks & Appetizers

SPACE IS LIMITED! RSVP TODAY!

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New Products & Collections

Pack-to-Work: Broadmore Backpack ​The most luxurious laptop backpack on the market.

Protect, organize and carry your MacBook and other essentials in the luxurious Broadmore Backpack. This ergonomic MacBook case offers protection without sacrificing style and is perfect for those with a larger load who still want the details of luxury.

The Broadmore laptop backpack is recognized for its spacious interior and thoughtfully designed organizational pockets. As one of the most popular MacBook backpacks sold at Brenthaven, this laptop case features a padded tablet pocket and can easily fit a MacBook up to 15 inches in the quilted and fully padded CORE™ Protection laptop compartment. Slip MacBook sleeves into the main compartment for added protection when you’re on the road.

The Broadmore MacBook Backpack is crafted with supple Napa leather trim and aesthetic touch-points, making it one of the most sophisticated MacBook cases on the market. A soft lined phone pocket, front panel pockets with organizer features and foam padding built in round out this MacBook case, making it an easy choice for the professional entrepreneur. Shop the Broadmore Backpack today and receive a free Brenthaven Battery Pack.

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In The News

New Website Launch ​New website launch with responsive design and updated features.

Customers of Brenthaven can now enjoy an enhanced user experience due to the launch of a new redesigned responsive website. Site visitors will notice a fresh design with a more vibrant look and feel that focuses on what Brenthaven customers value most – a broad assortment of product photos that provide a clear and comprehensive depiction of their features; detailed product descriptions that thoroughly describe features and benefits; and feedback from actual customers about their experiences with both Brenthaven and with specific products they have used.

With the completion of the full rebuild, Brenthaven has added new and enriched content, including a featured area on the front page for Entrepreneur Unplugged event information as well as a new filter functionality on category pages for a quick and personalized shopping experience. Now customers can sort by device type, product style, price point or popularity. Once customers find a product they like, checking out is easier than ever due to the seamless express shopping cart experience.

In addition to new design elements, the new website also features significant advances in technology and functionality. The most notable of which is a responsive design that allows the site to accurately and consistently size and scale its dimensions to fit the device from which it is being viewed. This enhancement allows Brenthaven to provide its customers with easy-to-use navigation and comprehensive product information whether they are at home or on the go.

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Giving Back

Triple Impact Program: Earth Corps Volunteering with Earth Corps as part of the Brenthaven Triple Impact Program.

Brenthaven recently volunteered with EarthCorps as part of the Brenthaven Triple Impact Program. The Triple Impact Program allows Brenthaven employees to feel connected to their community by giving time and resources to causes they are passionate about. This is done by donating 1% of time, 1% of product and 1% of profits throughout the year to different organizations.

Seattle-based EarthCorp trains emerging environmental leaders from across the United States and engages more than 10,000 volunteers each year to restore natural areas around the Puget Sound region. The Brenthaven team put on their work gloves and completed over 13,000 square feet of new invasive plant removal in Discovery Park. In order to help create healthy forests, the Brenthaven team focused on removing aggressive weeds such as English Ivy and Himalayan Blackberry and maintained areas where these weeds have been removed. The end goal of this project was to improve Discovery Park in Seattle, providing a healthy and thriving forest and a place for people to connect with the outdoors. With the help of EarthCorps and Brenthaven volunteers, Discovery Park will continue to offer a biologically rich and diverse natural area for urban dwellers and an unmatched opportunity for environmental education.

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Entrepreneur Unplugged

Entrepreneur Unplugged: Dan Price ‘My mission to disrupt an industry preying on the little guy’

Dan Price, founder and CEO of Gravity Payments, recently spoke at Entrepreneur Unplugged Series about coming of age in rural Idaho, and how his small-town values, challenges and triumphs inspired the foundation his company was built upon. He detailed his life’s mission to stand up for the little guy leveling the playing field for small business owners. From being a member of a touring teenage rock sensation playing in front of thousands, to escaping the noise of dorm co-eds in a closet to negotiate with a CFO of a major auto retailer, to the cover of a national magazine, Dan’s entertaining story inspires people to accomplish more by helping others.

Dan Price started Gravity Payments from his dorm room after witnessing thousands of hard-working small business owners being overcharged and underserved by their credit card processors. His goal was simple: Level the playing field by making processing and financial services fair for community business owners. Over 12,000 community businesses across all 50 states trust Gravity to save them millions in fees and hours in frustration by making it easy and simple for them to accept payments.

Dan built his company with a values-based philosophy in mind. He didn’t want to confuse business owners with industry jargon or hide fees in the fine print. Instead, Gravity practices honesty, transparency, and doing business with integrity. These simple values have set Dan and his company apart from many other processors, making Gravity the most trusted name in the payments industry.

Dan’s leadership and entrepreneurial spirit have earned him the cover of Entrepreneur Magazine and their “Entrepreneur of 2014” award. Other honors include the 2014 Seattle Business Executive Excellence Award, the 2013 GeekWire “Young Entrepreneur of the Year” award, the 2010 SBA “National Young Entrepreneur of the Year” award, and he has been featured in countless articles, including Forbes, CNBC, Business Week, and Inc.

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In The News

Best Laptops for Start-Up Entrepreneurs Three top-rated laptops for start-up entrepreneurs according to Brenthaven.

It is more important now than ever to stay connected on the go for the start-up entrepreneur. Finding a business laptop that is durable, secure, powerful and light is pivotal to success in an increasingly demanding workplace atmosphere. With the countless options available, it can be difficult to find the perfect one for your work or industry. To make this daunting task simpler, here are the three top-rated laptops for start-up entrepreneurs according to Brenthaven.

Microsoft Surface Pro 3

The Surface Pro 3 is powerful, thin and light, making it easy to use as a tablet or laptop. The kickstand latches onto the Pro 3’s lower bezel which makes writing more stable. One of the highlights of the Surface Pro 3 is the Bluetooth Surface pen, which is weighted to feel like a regular pen to take notes in meetings or draw directly on the device an easier task. The long lasting battery can be your best friend on a lengthy flight or a long commute, making this a clear choice for the on-the-go entrepreneur.

Store your Surface pen, charger and device all in one Microsoft Surface Pro 3 case for maximum protection throughout the day.

Chromebook

The Chromebook boasts a colorful screen large enough for productivity and entertainment coupled with an impressively long battery life that can last through a full work day. With the powerful speakers, comfortable keyboard and intuitive interface, this is undoubtedly one of the best laptops for the urban entrepreneur who is willing to leave Windows behind.

Protect your Chromebook during your commute with Brenthaven Chromebook cases custom fit for your device.

MacBook Air

The MacBook Air is one of the thinnest, lightest and longest-lasting laptops available today. It’s cool, quiet and fast, making it a top choice for creative professionals running heavy design programs. The large, glass-surface touchpad is a key feature of the MacBook Air, where its size, friction-free surface and neat gesture support make using the device easy and enjoyable.

Pair this thin laptop with the slim Brenthaven MacBook sleeve for a lightweight and low-profile carrying experience.

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Latest Tech Devices, New Products & Collections

New Sleeves for Microsoft Surface 3 A protective solution and perfect fit for Microsoft Surface 3.

The Brenthaven collection of sleeves provide a protective solution and perfect fit for Microsoft Surface 3.

Brenthaven is pleased to announce a collection of styled and protective sleeves specially designed for the Microsoft Surface 3. The collection includes the Collins Secure Grip Sleeve for Surface 3 and Collins Sleeve Plus for Surface 3, both available in Graphite and Indigo Chambray. Starting at $39.95, the Collins Collection for Surface 3 is an affordable option for everyone from students to mobile professionals.

Brenthaven worked closely with the Surface team to develop the best products available to the Surface customer. All Brenthaven Designed for Surface products come with a dedicated slot for Surface Pen, and are custom-fit for Surface 3 or Surface Pro 3. In addition, they feature discrete pockets for Surface accessories.
The Collins Secure Grip Sleeve for Surface 3 is a comfortable and stylish case. Its contoured shape and Secure Grip handle deliver an excellent carrying experience, and its slim silhouette fits easily into larger bags. Designed specifically for Surface 3, this slim sleeve features a custom slot for Surface Pen and a zippered rear pocket for the Arc Touch Mouse Surface Edition, Wedge Touch Mouse Surface Edition or other small accessories.

The Collins Sleeve Plus for Surface 3 is the optimal home for the Surface 3 and its accessories. This Surface 3 sleeve is custom-fit for Surface 3 with a dedicated slot for Surface Pen. A front pocket with magnetic closure provides secure yet immediate access to your mouse, charging cable and phone.

The Collins Collection for Surface 3 will be available at http://www.microsoftstore.com/ and Microsoft stores around the country at the end of April. The Collins Collection with these and new designs will be available at http://www.brenthaven.com/at the end of June. The collection ranges in price from $39.95 to $44.95, and is backed by the Brenthaven 100% Lifetime Guarantee.

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Entrepreneur Unplugged

Entrepreneur Unplugged: Jane Park ‘Re-imagining the Beauty Business’

Jane Park is CEO and founder of Julep, one of the world’s fastest-growing beauty products companies. As founder and CEO of Julep, Park’s exuberant personality helped her build an explosive presence in a beauty market estimated to be worth $50 billion a year in sales in the United States alone.

Julep creates and sells over 300 natural, toxin-free nail and skincare products per year, based on crowdsourced feedback from its tens of thousands of devoted customers. In her talk at the Entrepreneur Unplugged event, Park spoke about “social beauty,” the notion that that “beauty is about connection, not competition.” The Julep nail parlors provide a place where she and her staff can connect with women and learn how products are performing. “Physical experience is a great way for any brand to understand where they fit in the world,” Park said, noting that the face-to-face dialogue with customers at the parlors helps Julep acquire valuable feedback. She believes her in-person interaction and creating an innovative customer experience has helped propel Julep as a distinctive brand.

Jane Park credited social media as a helpful tool for collecting input for upcoming products. Park engages with her customers in a personal way and thousands of Julep followers share their opinions back. “We really look at the community as an extension of us,” Park said. “We’re not looking at people who buy our products just as the end consumer. We’re looking at them as being an extension of our team.”

For more information about Jane Park and Julep, visit http://www.julep.com/. To stay informed about upcoming Entrepreneur Unplugged Series events, visit https://www.brenthaven.com/entrepreneur-unplugged or sign up for Brenthaven emails.