Etymo¯tic mc2 Headset + Earphones
These cutting-edge earphones offer the documented highest noise isolation of any earphones or headphones on the market today, making them the world’s most accurate noise-isolating headset plus earphones under $100 for the audiophile on a budget. Designed for compatibility with smartphones and tablets from BlackBerry, Samsung, HTC, Motorola Mobility, HP and Apple, they deliver tight, accurate bass with crystal-clear high-frequency detail at all listening levels. Available in a spiffy high-gloss polished black aluminum finish, the mc2, like all Etymo¯tic products, can also be customized through the company’s CUSTOM_FIT program for personalized ear molds that provide a pitch-perfect fit. $99. www.etymotic.com
JOOS Orange Personal Solar Charger
This new gizmo — the only portable solar charger that can effectively turn sunlight into electrical power under sunny, cloudy and even rainy weather conditions — launches the idea of being green into the stratosphere. It delivers up to two hours of cellphone talk time for every hour of direct sunlight, making it the world’s most powerful solar charger. The large, 5,400 mAh lithium-ion polymer battery holds enough power to fully charge up to three smartphones (or four standard cellphones) and retains a charge for more than one year. It can also be charged from a USB power source. $139.95. www.solarjoos.com
Samsung Series 9 Laptop
You might call this the Lamborghini of laptops, or at least the Porsche of personal computing. Samsung’s Series 9 is the n’est-plus-ultra mobile machine equally suited for work and entertainment. The 13.3-inch powerhouse weighs in at less than 3 pounds and boasts Samsung’s hallmark SuperBright Plus display. Crafted from Duralumin, a material typically found in advanced aircraft that’s twice as durable as aluminum, its sleek, ergonomic styling evokes thoughts of speed and performance with an ultrathin 0.64-inch profile. Series 9 integrates the second-generation Intel Core i5 processor, affording you the latest in performance computer technology. Intel HD graphics, combined with the new processor, deliver crystal-clear visuals, vibrant colors and smooth HD video and audio playback. It also comes equipped with USB 3.0, Blue-tooth 3.0, built-in WiMax and the latest in WiFi and Sleep & Charge USB technologies. $1,649. www.samsung.com
Iomega SuperHero Backup and Charger for iPhone
We’ve all been there: Your iPhone crashes, and you realize you’ve lost all your contacts and photos because you’re a little lazy about regularly synching your iPhone with iTunes. Never fear — it’s the SuperHero to the rescue! It automatically backs up contacts and photos on an iPhone (or multiple iPhones) every time you charge it. The device comes complete with a 4GB SD card that provides the storage in the docking station for iPhone contacts and camera roll pictures. (The SD card is upgradeable if you need more capacity.) You simply download the free SuperHero iPhone app from the Apple Store and you’re ready to go. After the initial backup, future backups only include incremental contacts and photos. Then, if you lose or damage your iPhone, you can restore contacts and photos to a new iPhone by docking it in the SuperHero dock and selecting the “restore” button. Fully compatible with the iPhone 4, 3GS and 3G, as well as the iPod Touch (fourth generation). $54.99. http://iomega.com/superhero-iphone-backup
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.
Experience a big-city hotel stay that doesn’t feel like your typical urban visit at Chicago’s Claridge House, nestled in the sought-after Gold Coast neighborhood. The hotel’s sophisticated décor and serene residential ambience foster the atmosphere of an oasis amid the hustle and bustle of a busy metropolis.
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.
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