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)
Four Seasons now offers a full-service, online shopping experience. Travelers can purchase Four Seasons beds, linens, towels, robes and more. Each product receives premium packaging and door-to-door delivery, with the shopping experience assisted by unique chat options — shoppers enjoy the Four Seasons standard of service from home.
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One of Washington, D.C.’s most luxurious urban retreats, Rosewood Washington D.C., recently reopened with new and revamped experiences.
In response to climate change, Germany’s Christian Democrats proposed doubling taxes on domestic flights to reduce CO2 emissions. The plan would exempt connecting flights (part of long-haul trips) so the impact would only be on the current tax of $8.10 per ticket for domestic flights.
Thessaloniki is the second-largest city of Greece and the most important center of the area. Built near the sea, elegant and refined, the Greek “Lady of the North” is a modern, vivacious city that welcomes visitors eager to learn about its history and culture, and at the same time have fun, relax, go shopping or simply explore the cityscape by the sea.
The Hyatt Regency brand returns to Cairo with the anticipated 2020 opening of Hyatt Regency Cairo West. The property is aimed at both business and leisure travelers with its close proximity to Pyramids Heights Business Park, diverse corporations and landmarks such as the Pyramids of Giza.
United Airlines’ environmentally friendly efforts lessen the impact on local U.S. communities.