Nokia Wireless DC-50 Charging Plate
Sometimes the best things in life are the simplest … an idea exemplified by this eye-catching charger, which powers up any Qi-enabled device without a power source. When the plate itself runs out of juice, you can either lay it on a friend’s wireless charger or recharge it the old-fashioned way, using the included USB charger. $99.99.
Logitech Type+ for iPad Air
This brand-new product offers a sleek Bluetooth keyboard integrated right into a two-sided protective case. The keyboard, which boasts iOS shortcuts and well-spaced keys, is designed to replicate the typing experience on your laptop, so you can switch between devices without sacrificing speed or accuracy. Your iPad screen magnetically attaches directly above the keyboard, and auto-features turn your iPad off when you close the case and wake it when you open it. The case also includes an automatic on/off feature, including auto-off when the keyboard is laid flat for browsing. Available in six colors. $99.99.
This new media app, the first and only iOS media player that supports hardware acceleration of both MPEG4 and H.264 codec files, lets you watch videos in most formats without the nuisance of converting the files to those supported by the native player on your iPhone or iPad. The app also enables streamplay from Web-DAV, FTP, SMB and UPnP/DLNA servers — an especially handy tool when traveling, as video file formats vary from country to country. Available in version 2.6.5, nPlayer is iOS 8 compatible. $4.99.
Dalys 1895 USB Cufflinks
Still searching for a gift for the stylish man who has everything? Look no further than these chic sterling silver cufflinks, the latest example of the burgeoning trend of wearable technology. One of them slides open to reveal a 16GB USB flash drive, perfect for storing presentations, photos, music and so on. Dalys 1895 also offers free monogramming and free polishing for the life of the product. Choose the standard pair or the limited edition with hand-engraved edges. $199–249.
Developer Viaggio Resorts soon debuts Palazzo Ricci in Abruzzo, Italy. Built in 1799, the palace is in restoration mode ahead of its 2023 debut. The project is being offered as a private residence club, fractional or co-ownership model.
IHG® Hotels & Resorts certainly has a lot to celebrate, starting with an incredible growth story. Over the past five years, IHG has acquired or launched six new brands: Six Senses® Hotels Resorts Spas, Regent® Hotels & Resorts, Vignette™ Collection, voco™ hotels, avid® hotels and Atwell Suites™. Most recently, IHG reached an important milestone with its 6,000th open hotel. The company looks to further expand its portfolio by 30 percent with 1,800 hotels in the development pipeline, with significant focus on growth in the luxury segment where IHG is positioned as one of the top two hotel chains.
It’s time to start dreaming of your next trip. Here’s some destination inspiration for you. Take a visual journey through Stockholm, Sweden, with us.
Dutch Design Week 2022 is the biggest design event in northern Europe, taking place Oct. 22–30, in the city of Eindhoven. More than 2,600 designers participate in the event, and about 355,000 visitors from Europe and abroad attend. The almost 500 DDW events offer an opportunity for visitors to explore every imaginable design discipline, with a clear emphasis on experiment, innovation and the development of young talent.
Urban Villages recently started construction on Populus, the first carbon-positive hotel in the United States. The 265-room hotel should open in late 2023 and will be unlike anything Denver has ever seen.
This month, tribal leaders and state officials joined Visit California at the future Agua Caliente Cultural Plaza to unveil a new statewide initiative. This initiative aims to showcase California’s native communities and cultural tourism experiences to domestic and international travelers. At the announcement, tribal leaders from across the state shared with journalists a sampling of the state’s vast array of offerings.
United Airlines remains firmly committed toward sustainability in aviation. The latest development in its eco-conscious goals includes working with Oxy Low Carbon Ventures to commercialize the production of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) with biotech firm Cemvita Factory. Cemvita looks to develop a revolutionary new way to produce SAF by using carbon dioxide and synthetic microbes. Additionally, United Airlines Ventures (UAV) recently announced an equity investment in Fulcrum, and United has invested more in SAF production than any other airline in the world.
Longing for a destination steeped in romance and enchanting stories? In Southwest Germany, a collection of soaring castles and resplendent gardens offers connections to tales of true love. Take a trip to Sepulchral Chapel on Württemberg Hill in Stuttgart, overlooking the Neckar Valley.