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.
Four Seasons now offers a full-service, online shopping experience. Travelers can purchase Four Seasons beds, linens, towels, robes and more. Each product receives premium packaging and door-to-door delivery, with the shopping experience assisted by unique chat options — shoppers enjoy the Four Seasons standard of service from home.
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One of Washington, D.C.’s most luxurious urban retreats, Rosewood Washington D.C., recently reopened with new and revamped experiences.
In response to climate change, Germany’s Christian Democrats proposed doubling taxes on domestic flights to reduce CO2 emissions. The plan would exempt connecting flights (part of long-haul trips) so the impact would only be on the current tax of $8.10 per ticket for domestic flights.
United Airlines’ environmentally friendly efforts lessen the impact on local U.S. communities.
The Hyatt Regency brand returns to Cairo with the anticipated 2020 opening of Hyatt Regency Cairo West. The property is aimed at both business and leisure travelers with its close proximity to Pyramids Heights Business Park, diverse corporations and landmarks such as the Pyramids of Giza.
Welcome to Rhodes, a medieval treasure beautifully preserved throughout the centuries. Rhodes is the capital of the Dodecanese, an island ideal not only for those who want to relax, but also for those looking for an action-packed holiday! With its bright green hills, rich green valleys and uninterrupted line of golden beaches, Rhodes is truly a blessed place. “The sun island” has more sunshiny days and milder temperatures throughout the year than any other location in Greece. It is, after all, one of the country’s easternmost places and among the first to welcome summer on its impressive beaches. Add in the excellent facilities for tourism, the island’s special blend of cosmopolitan and traditional, and numerous cultural and archaeological sites, the most important being the Medieval (Old) Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and you’ve got the perfect holiday destination. While on Rhodes, don’t miss a daytrip to nearby Sými. An island of sponge divers and seamen, Sými used to have 30,000 inhabitants before the Second World War and was the richest island in the Dodecanese, despite its small size. Today, Sými attracts many visitors thanks to its beautifully preserved Neo-Classical buildings and the famous Archangel Michael monastery at Panormitis.