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.
The Franklin London Launches Afternoon Tea Inspired by Victoria & Albert Museum’s “Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser”
The Franklin London – Starhotels Collezione, located in the heart of Knightsbridge, launched a new afternoon tea inspired by the “Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser” exhibit at the nearby Victoria & Albert Museum. Diners booking the tea also have the option to book an offer including a pre-reserved ticket to the in-demand exhibition.
Pride Month is in full swing and to celebrate the community, make a colorful cocktail everyone will enjoy. These colorful ingredients will get the party started during Pride or any time of the year. Start this recipe the night before to create the rainbow ice cubes.
Up Norway, Norway’s travel curator, partners with sustainability experts to offer travelers a new tour. The Discovery Route, called the “world’s most sustainable journey,” combines personal wellness with the wellness of the environment.
The biggest names in the Middle East sporting community will gather for the Sports Industry Awards as the event returns for its eighth edition. SPIA recognizes the achievements of individuals, organizations, facilities and campaigns that contributed to the development of sport in the region.
Driving into Dallas during a rainstorm, we were eager to arrive at our destination. The valet parking at Marriott Dallas Uptown is underground and ideal for inclement weather. We took the elevator to the lobby and made our way to the registration desk. The staff wore masks, but still managed to convey a warm greeting. On the wall behind them hung a colorful piece of art made partially from reclaimed wood that depicts neighborhood scenes. The new hotel covers an entire block in a residential area and opened earlier this year.
Business travel is on the brink of returning, according to three new reports. The latest monthly Traveler Confidence Index developed by Travel Again shows business traveler confidence soared in May, with 42 percent now fully ready to travel, up from just 20 percent in April. An additional 31 percent are planning some type of business travel for summer, with 74 percent willing to travel domestically for business in the next 90 days. However, employers may not be as ready, with only 22 percent of business travel respondents with current business travel plans.
The Sports Industry Awards returned with a bang last night as 200 guests packed the W Hotel Great Ball Room for the gala ceremony.
Although travel restrictions are beginning to lift, many Americans aren’t ready to travel yet, but still want to get out and explore something new. WalletHub, a personal-finance website, recently conducted a study to find out the best cities for a staycation this summer.