Sony’s “boxless” Bluetooth headset boasts a compact design and features a Smart Charge system with no external battery, thanks to minimized electrical circuits and micro-sized Balanced Armature drivers. The drivers produce a broad, even frequency response with notable vocal clarity and are tuned for higher or lower frequency response and combined to emphasize certain sound characteristics. With a subtle, streamlined design, these unobtrusive headphones let you stream wireless music from compatible players and make hands-free calls. The compact carrying case acts as a portable charging station to charge the earbuds for up to 3.5 hours of use. $299.99.
The “low battery” icon that pops up all too often on mobile phones and other devices strikes fear into the heart of even the most savvy business traveler. Enter the ZAGGsparq, the world’s most powerful battery backup and charger. Compatible with any USB-charged device, including iPhone and iPad, it carries multiple charges and can charge two devices simultaneously. Its Optimized USB port charges smartphones and tablets at optimal speeds, juicing your devices four times faster than traditional backup batteries. To charge devices not compatible with the Optimized charge, plug them into the General USB port. It even comes with complimentary European adapters. $99.99.
The Slim line of USB drives from the iconic Swiss Army brand features iron-clad protection and a range of storage capabilities in a flight-friendly slim design. It’s equipped with the most sophisticated USB data encryption technology available, offering unmatched protection for digital data. Ranging in capacity from 4GB to 128GB (enough to accommodate 26,500 songs or 32 Britannica encyclopedias with multimedia content), the Slim line comes in a range of funky hues including orange, pink and green. Starting at $45.99 (4GB).
This brand-new video/MP3 player with a 1.8-inch color display is a perfect fit for a beach outing. With 4GB of memory, it stores up to 2,300 songs, 20 hours of video or thousands of pictures. The display offers a crisp, clear image and features video playback for easy navigation and viewing of artists and song titles. It has a built-in 5-megapixel camera as well as a video and voice recorder — ideal for recording notes, lectures, you name it. Its high-speed USB 2.0 connection makes for quick file transfers, and the built-in clip keeps your hands free as you multitask away. It’s available in five fun, fresh colors at a budget-friendly price. $24.98.
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.
United Airlines’ environmentally friendly efforts lessen the impact on local U.S. communities.
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.
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.
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.