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.
Expansion plans involving a new 14-gate concourse at Mineta San Jose International Airport in California must clear environmental review before moving forward.
United Airlines’ environmentally friendly efforts lessen the impact on local U.S. communities.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Qatar Airways is expanding this year, adding eight new destinations to its network. The list includes: