“Smart” jewelry is one of the Next Big Things in consumer technology, while sun protection is everyone’s concern. Why not bring the two together? Netatmo does just that with JUNE, the first bracelet that measures your sun exposure and provides sun protection advice. JUNE tracks UV intensity in real time and the total sun absorbed by your skin throughout the day, while its iPhone app calculates the suggested maximum daily exposure and notifies you when to slather on the sun block, which SPF to use and when to take cover. Created by French jewelry designer Camille Toupet to resemble a diamond with glimmering facets, JUNE comes in gold, platinum or gunmetal. $99.
Bang & Olufsen Form 2i Headphones
Audiophile extraordinaire Bang & Olufsen updated and relaunched its iconic Form 2 headphones — part of the permanent collection of New York’s Museum of Modern Art — with new features including a microphone, a three-button remote and improved comfort, as well as a new name: Form 2i. Weighing barely more than 3 ounces, they’re ultra-light and stylish on-ear headphones with an impressive and honest stereo sound. And they still boast the spot-on sound profile upon which B&O has built its venerable brand: a combination of a good bass, a focused middle range and precise high-frequency tones. Available in six splashy colors. $129.
Armorz Stealth Extreme R Tempered Glass Screen Protector
Does the thought of dropping your beloved iPad and breaking the screen strike fear in your heart? The Extreme R, the world’s first Corning Gorilla glass tempered screen protector — newly introduced for the Apple iPad Air and iPad Mini Retina — boasts unbeatable, shatterproof protection. Its specially designed, processed glass absorbs shock and safeguards your device from heavy-duty scratches and abrasions. Tapered edges enhance your iPad’s sleek profile while still reinforcing critical points of impact and bolstering durability. Also available for a range of phones and mobile devices. $89.95 (iPad Air); $69.95 (iPad Mini Retina).
You charge your phone every day, but how often do you clean it? Enter the PhoneSoap Charger, the only cellphone charger that sanitizes your phone while it charges. (You can also use it on anything else that fits inside.) Two UV-C lamps produce a specific wavelength of light to eradicate bacteria and viruses, even blasting away resistant “superbugs.” In just four minutes, your phone is squeaky clean. Designed to fit even the largest smartphones and charge any phone, it ships with a Micro USB cable but also has a standard USB port to accommodate other cables. $49.95.
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Escape to Italy’s Gavi region and settle in for one of the new experiential summer stay offerings within the peaceful setting of Locanda La Raia. The intimately proportioned, 12-room boutique mansion hotel is located between the cities of Milan and Genoa. The setting? A 180-hectare estate comprised of vineyards, meadows and forests of chestnut trees, elderflower and acacia, all of which provide a habitat for birds and wildlife.
The Ritz-Carlton Maui, Kapalua recently announced the final phase of a $100 million resort-wide transformation, set to be unveiled by the end of 2022. Located across 54 acres of pristine, wide-open space overlooking Honokahua Bay, The Ritz-Carlton Maui, Kapalua is a sanctuary for guests seeking a luxurious escape.
Start planning that long-awaited trip to the island of Ireland. With all travel restrictions now lifted, there has never been a better time to visit.
Considering an autumnal adventure or Thanksgiving trip this year? Well, with walkable cities, cozy pubs and lots of seasonal festivals, the island of Ireland is calling. And if you need more reasons to Press the Green Button and go, take a look and see what awaits you on the Emerald Isle …
The best food tours go beyond reliving a newly arrived traveler of having to figure out which restaurant or bar to hit first. They also provide context in explaining how a destination’s crops and cuisine tie in with a place’s historical events and different populations. During a vacation in Iceland, 20-year veteran tour guide and proud Madeira native Jaqueline Freitas was reminded of this when she put herself in the hands of a savvy Reykjavik guide leading a street food tour.