3 Eye Fish Bike Speaker
Wearing headphones while riding your bike is risky business. To listen to your favorite tunes safely while cruising the open road, strap one of these sporty stereo speakers to your cruiser. Perfect for iPods and other MP3 players — which fit neatly inside its mesh casing, along with plenty of room for keys, sunglasses, and other small items — it uses 2 AA batteries and comes in four colors. Sometimes the best things in life are the simplest. $49.99. (http://www.3eyefish.com)
Bluetrek X2 Bluetooth Headset
Need to call the office but you’re caught outside in a driving rain without an umbrella? Not to worry, thanks to the X2, the world’s first water-resistant, weatherproof Bluetooth headset. Providing up to 14 hours of talk time and 21 days of stand-by — with an operational range up to 10 meters — it ensures that your Bluetooth-enabled device won’t be just a fair-weather friend. $79.99. (http://www.bluetrek.com)
Etymotic hf2 iPhone Headset
This high-fidelity, hands-free headset brings the exceptional sound quality of Etymotic (“true to the ear”) technology — with the highest noise isolation of any earphone — to iPhone, iPod, and other music phones, communications devices and MP3 players. The headset features a premium in-line “intelligent” microphone; you’ll never miss a call while listening to music or surfing the Web because music mutes/pauses automatically for an incoming call and picks up again when the call ends. As a result, you’ll talk and listen — to conversations as well as music — with greater accuracy, detail and noise isolation than previously possible with iPhone headsets. $179. (http://www.etymotic.com)
MoGo Presenter Mouse x54 Pro
This sleek, razor-thin mouse boasts all the benefits of a conventional laser wireless mouse, but stores and charges in your laptop’s ExpressCard/54 slot. An integrated kickstand flips out to ensure easy scrolling and clicking. With the push of a button it becomes a presenter, complete with slide changer and built-in LED pointer. Score one for multitasking. $89.99 includes Bluetooth adapter. (http://www.mogomouse.com)
Expansion plans involving a new 14-gate concourse at Mineta San Jose International Airport in California must clear environmental review before moving forward.
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.
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.
United Airlines’ environmentally friendly efforts lessen the impact on local U.S. communities.
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.
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.
Qatar Airways is expanding this year, adding eight new destinations to its network. The list includes: