Bang & Olufsen EarSet 3
Listen up — the Danish audio powerhouse has introduced its first stereo headset with built-in microphone. Doubling as a cell phone headset and MP3 player earphones, the EarSet 3 works with any music-capable mobile phone and is compatible with the Apple iPhone. Developed to closely match the contours and curves of each ear and crafted from anodized aluminum, the unique design ensures that no sound escapes — and it won’t fall off, even during vigorous activity. In true sleek and stylish Euro-style, it also comes with a chic leather carrying case. $200. (http://www.bang-olufsen.com)
Solio Magnesium Solar Hybrid Charger
C’mon, go green: It’s getting easier than ever thanks to products like the Solio Mg. The most powerful and efficient hybrid charger on the market, it provides users with an additional 25 minutes of cell phone talk time or 50 minutes of MP3 music with just one hour of sunlight. And it’s compatible with hundreds of handheld devices, including iPod, iPhone, digital cameras, smart phones, Bluetooth headsets and handheld gaming consoles. $199.99. (http://www.solio.com)
Casio ELIXIM Zoom EX-Z150
This super-slim, sporty camera offers lots of punch in a petite package, including a wide-angle zoom lens, 3-inch LCD monitor and 8.1-megapixel resolution. There’s also a CCD-shift antishake function and face-detection technology. Just 3.8 inches wide by 2.26 inches high and .79 inches thick (.74 inches at its thinnest section), it comes in silver, black, red, pink or green. And the price is just as pretty as the color palette. $199.99. (http://www.casio.com)
WowWee Rovio Mobile Webcam
Talk about cool: this mobile Webcam is a WiFi-enabled home and office explorer that you can control remotely from anywhere in the world using a Web-enabled device like a PC or Mac, cell or smart phone, PDA or even a video game console. Its TrueTrack Navigation System enables it to locate the position of objects in its environment and navigate from place to place with pinpoint accuracy. With just an Internet connection, users can see and hear exactly what the Rovio sees and hears in real time, from any vacation spot, airport or other location around the world. WowWee indeed! $299. (http://www.wowwee.com)
Expansion plans involving a new 14-gate concourse at Mineta San Jose International Airport in California must clear environmental review before moving forward.
The city took its name from Athena, goddess of wisdom, strategy and war, and protector of the city. The financial, political and administrative center of the country and an all-powerful city-state in antiquity, Athens is a major center of culture. A visit to the first-ever museum dedicated to Byzantium, a stroll around the National Garden and a trip to the Olympeion archaeological site will take you back through time.
Hyatt Regency Barcelona Tower opened following full renovations to its 280 guestrooms and public spaces. The property is the second Hyatt Regency in Spain. The hotel sits in a Barcelona skyline landmark, a 29-story tower topped with a glass dome that provides travelers with 360-degree views and an unparalleled dining experience.
Opened this past November, Osaka Excel Tokyu Hotel rethinks the classic Japanese business hotel format in a delightful way. While the basic design concept is rooted in generations-old Japanese aesthetics, its wow factor comes from the interior designers’ approach of filtering them through a kaleidoscope. This effect is accomplished with ornate hexagonal lamps, carpeting with geometric shape motifs and pops of happy gold and blue hues. The lobby adds to that with a whimsical, but sophisticated mix of artwork and decorative ornaments, with a color palette and ornamentation that extends to 364 private rooms and suites throughout 17 floors.
oneworld is an alliance of 13 world-leading airlines committed to providing the highest level of service and connecting you to more than 1,100 destinations around the world.
In an age where airlines continually look for new ways to increase connectivity and offer passengers more options, a new agreement gives United Airlines passengers the ability to book spots on 68 Vistara-operated flights to 26 destinations in India. The agreement goes into effect Feb. 28.
Reconnect with nature and step outside your comfort zone at Palmaïa, The House of AïA. The new Riviera Maya resort focuses on inner exploration and a respect for nature, offering visitors an array of experiences promoting self-discovery and spiritual wellness.
Looking for a truly unique travel experience and considering a new vehicle? The Volvo Overseas Delivery Program is the perfect solution to create your own adventure of a lifetime. Volvo allows you to custom order your new automobile tailored to fit your needs and desires. They will fly you to Sweden to pick up your Volvo so you can drive and explore Scandinavia and Europe on your terms for up to two weeks.
Qatar Airways is expanding this year, adding eight new destinations to its network. The list includes: