Beolit 12 Portable Music System
World-class audio aficionado Bang & Olufsen launches its new brand B&O PLAY, which highlights a more playful and portable product portfolio. This portable music system is sure to raise the bar for audiophiles. With cutting-edge sound quality; flexible application; and a distinct, compact design, it features Apple’s AirPlay technology, allowing you to play music wirelessly from your iPod, iPhone, iPad, Mac or PC when connected to your wireless network. Designed by Danish designer Cecilie Manz, Beolit 12 is a tribute to Bang & Olufsen’s transistor Beolit radios from the 1960s but offers a superlative portable sound experience. Its 120-watt digital Class D power amplifier system drives two 2-inch tweeters and a 4-inch woofer to deliver powerful, accurate sound performance that comfortably fills a mid-sized room. Its rechargeable battery can charge an iPhone or other connected device and play back music for up to eight hours at normal sound levels. Available in gray; additional colors coming this spring. $799.
WorkForce DS-30 Portable Color Document Scanner
Be more productive on the road as you scan, save and send documents from virtually anywhere. Weighing less than 12 ounces, the WorkForce DS-30 is the only portable scanner with both one-touch scan-to-cloud capabilities and a TWAIN interface, allowing integration into third-party Enterprise Content Management systems. Scan to email, FTP, a specific directory folder or directly to popular cloud services. Scan a variety of originals, from business cards and rigid ID cards to documents up to 8.5 by 14 inches, and use advanced correction tools to remove punch holes, autosize and enhance text quality. $179.
AfterShokz Sport Headphones
Featuring patent-pending bone conduction technology initially developed for military special-ops forces and law enforcement, AfterShokz Sport Headphones enable you to safely use your portable music players while continuing to hear ambient sound such as traffic, car horns or other warning noises. Unlike conventional headphones and earbuds that transmit sound to the eardrums, AfterShokz rest comfortably in front of the ear, sending sound through your cheekbones to the inner ear. Lightweight and sweat- and water-resistant, they feature an in-line control and a standard 3.5mm connector that fits iPhones, iPods, iPads, MP3 players and most smartphones, and come with a lifetime warranty. $59.95.
The only cellphone that runs on a single AA battery, SpareOne provides a constant line of communication even in the absence of electricity as well as the ability to pre-program phone numbers for visitor, travel and emergency services. It can be left in a car for emergencies, given to your children (or parents) to maintain an open line of communication in an emergency, or used where there’s no electric infrastructure for charging. The dual-band GSM cellphone boasts a talk time of up to 10 hours and can keep its charge for up to 15 years, if unused, with an Energizer Ultimate Lithium AA battery (included). $49.99.
One thing surprising about the Prince Edward Island capital is its abundance of shops specializing in affordable, fashion-forward jewelry rendered in sterling silver, vermeil, 14K gold and semi-precious stones. Whether you prefer delicate pieces or bold wearable art, you can be assured the pieces for sale are inspired by the maritime island setting and, therefore, specific to the place where they are created. Here are a few shining, woman-owned examples:
Nashville’s once-modest skyline continues to evolve as its luxury market grows. Lavish hotel properties are added to the landscape while acclaimed chefs stake claim in the robust culinary scene and premier cultural offerings round out the city’s repertoire.
Norway, a haven for visionary artists, architects and designers, showcases an exceptionally diverse array of cultural attractions. This year, the country commemorates exciting milestones and unveilings captivating enthusiasts of the arts, from iconic scenic routes to new museums to gallery openings. Up Norway features these new offerings in personalized itineraries catered to aesthetes.
As a peripatetic traveler, I am always trying to balance the pleasures of dining well with a life-long challenge to control my weight. It’s not always easy, because I consider tasting typical, authentic regional dishes among the highlights of most journeys, and those foods are rarely known for “healthful” rankings! So, I started staying at spas way back in the 1980s — before they were ubiquitous — because meals were assured to be pure, clean and wholesome.
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Flying to the paradise of Turks & Caicos has never been easier thanks to many new, non-stop flights across three airlines to the destination. Southwest Airlines, Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic Airways all announced new flights, allowing travelers to visit this dreamy destination.
With the rush of Black Friday and Cyber Monday over, many of us still wrack our brains on what to buy friends and family this holiday season. For the traveler in your life, finding the perfect gift can go a long way. Here are some top-quality products sure to impress loved ones this season:
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