Bose SIE2i Sport Headphones
Don’t you hate it when your earphones fall out when you’re running? Bose’s StayHear tips conform like a glove to your ears’ shape, so even during vigorous exercise they stay put, while hydrophobic acoustic cloth keeps moisture out but lets sound pass through. An inline remote offers convenient control over the music on your iPod or iPhone — no need to touch your device. There’s also an inline microphone for switching seamlessly between calls and music, and you even get a Reebok fitness armband that fits most smartphones and MP3 players. Available in four high-impact colors. $149.95.
iPort Charge Case and Stand
An all-in-one iPad case, charger and stand, this nifty gizmo — the first of its kind — makes a handy sidekick for your device. Featuring three different mounting angles ideal for FaceTime, movies or typing, it’s the first stand that lets you snap an Apple Smart Cover directly onto the magnetically equipped case. Two charging points — one on the long side and one on the short side — allow you to simultaneously use and wirelessly charge the tablet in either portrait or landscape mode. Think of it as a sleek iPad easel that does double duty. Compatible with iPad 4th Generation, Air, Mini and Mini with Retina display. $119.95 (iPad 4th Generation and iPad Air); $99.95 (iPad Mini and Mini with Retina).
Moonstone 9000mAh External Battery
There are a lot of power banks out there, but few are as easy on the eyes as this one. Light and portable, it boasts a shiny lacquered finish and rounded edges for sleek, chic appeal. Simply plug each device into one of the Moonstone’s dual USB charging ports (1.2A and 2.1A) and never be without power again. It’s more efficient than similar power banks (containing almost 3.5 full iPhone 5 charges) and compatible with a wide range of smartphones, computers, tablets and iPods. And at 3.2 inches by 3.2 inches by 0.7 inches and weighing 8 ounces, it’s ready to go anywhere. $39.99.
LG G Flex
The world’s first curved, flexible smartphone, the LG G Flex is emblematic of the seemingly never-ending innovation in mobile telephony. Its curved, 6-inch HD display helps reduce glare and provides a more cinematic viewing experience, while its 2.26 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor and the fast-growing Sprint Spark LTE — or 4G — network enables peak data speeds of up to 60 Mbps to support a new generation of online gaming, virtual reality, advanced cloud services and other high-bandwidth applications. A dual-window feature even divides the screen into two separate applications for better multitasking — who can’t use help with that? $299.99 (plus taxes and surcharges, with a two-year service agreement; available exclusively through Sprint).
United Airlines’ environmentally friendly efforts lessen the impact on local U.S. communities.
FOR THOSE OF US PASSIONATE about wellness pursuits and who feel most at peace close to the sea, there’s nothing quite like the synergy offered by a floating spa integrated into the setting of a luxurious cruise ship. I’m sailing through the Mediterranean from Rome to Barcelona, discovering along the way that the Crystal Life Spa & Beauty Salon on board the Crystal Serenity provides not only the element of high-end indulgence but also the cruise line’s signature commitment to attention and service.
CONSIDERING THAT JUST A LITTLE more than a century ago — 1910, to be exact — Miami’s population was only about 5,400 people, it’s easy to see why this South Florida hot spot has long been considered a boomtown. And the evolution continues to impress as the city gears up to welcome an array of new services, amenities and experiences.
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.
Ethiopian Airlines added a daily non-stop between Brussels (BRU) and Addis Ababa (ADD). The carrier previously made stopovers in Vienna (VIE) three days a week, increasing the journey time from seven hours to nine.
United Airlines announces a number of new routes.
Last month, British Airways announced plans to offset carbon emissions from all its flights within the United Kingdom. The initiative begins next year and carbon emissions are offset via the United Nations’ carbon offsetting scheme, which invests in carbon reduction projects around the world, such as reforestation and rainforest protection.