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 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.
SINCE ABOUT 2000, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport has been the busiest airport not only in the United States but also in the world. Each year more than 100 million passengers pass through the gateway, so it only makes sense the airport continues to evolve.
DON’T EXPECT TURIN TO FIT your image of Italy. It’s Italian, all right — the evening passeggiata and a love of good food and wine are alive and well. But you’ll look in vain for medieval cobbled streets, crumbling castles and works by Michelangelo (who never set foot here). Instead, although you’ll find some Roman ruins, you’ll also find a faux medieval village, a world-class film museum and a café life that rivals Vienna’s. You and your family will have fun here.
Looking for a truly unique travel experience and considering a new vehicle? The Volvo Overseas Delivery Program is the perfect solution to create your own adventure of a lifetime. Volvo allows you to custom order your new automobile tailored to fit your needs and desires. They will fly you to Sweden to pick up your Volvo so you can drive and explore Scandinavia and Europe on your terms for up to two weeks.
TODAY, JUNIOR THERRIAULT calls Chicago home, where he serves as general manager of Juniper at Claridge House Hotel, but before arriving in the Windy City, he worked around the world, learning from the best professionals in the industry. In addition to hotels and Michelin-starred dining experience, Therriault also owned a successful catering business and boasts numerous wins from food competitions around the globe.
United Airlines’ environmentally friendly efforts lessen the impact on local U.S. communities.
DURING THE 1920S AND ’30S, Shanghai was known as the Paris of the Orient — glamorous and decadent with a vibrant nightlife. A century later, Shanghai still parties hard. Most bars and clubs stay open until 3 a.m.; some don’t close their doors until 5 a.m.