Category: Accessories

Special feature: Sony PRS-505 Reader

Special feature: Sony PRS-505 Reader

I’ve managed to get my hands on a Sony PRS-505 Reader which has been out in the US for a while now, but has only recently become available in the UK through the High Street retailer Waterstones †(priced at £199). † As soon as I opened the box, I was immediately struck by the look […]

The world's most hardy wristwatch?

The world’s most hardy wristwatch?

Scratchproof and futuristic, the Breitling Avenger Skyland is a tough, blackened steel watch . Thanks to a carbon nitride-based treatment, it is ultra-resistant and water resistant up to depths of 300 metres. This robust wristwear is for men who like the outdoors †and want a hardy timepiece to fit their lifestyle. The price? † £2,770.

The ultimate iPod accessory for the luxury traveller

The ultimate iPod accessory for the luxury traveller

Pinel & Pinel, renowned Parisian trunkmakers, have devised the ultimate carry case for iPod owners. † The i-Case is made from wood and covered in a durable, luxurious leather. It comes in 51 colours, is compatible with all iPod modes (including the new Apple iPhone 3G) and has integrated Altec Lansing speakers. † An essential […]

PocketComms

PocketComms

“Because you can’t draw to save your life” is how PocketComms are billed. † These pocket-sized global communicators consist of page after page of illustrations that might be useful to those with a limited vocabulary of a foreign language. † They have been devised by James Wyatt, a traveller, illustrator and psychological operations specialist, who […]

Luxury items from Cathay Pacific for sale

Cathay Pacific †are †selling vintage and one-of-a-kind items to their passengers, both onboard and online. The collection will feature unique pieces from brands such as Herm√®s, Louis Vuitton and Rolex, with prices ranging from under $1,000 to $25,000 for a vintage Rolex Steve McQueen. Other premium items are century-old Louis Vuitton trunks, † and collectible […]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… The Peruvian ecolodge of Rupa Wasi Paris Luxury Hotels from Luxique Go window shopping at Luxury Culture Estraordinary watches from Kronometry

Digital Detox

Digital Detox

Truth be told, 83% of us check email at least once a day while on vacation. † Stress levels plummet when guests find the courage to pull the plug on their self-inflicted wireless leashes. † So much so that savvy destinations are now encouraging guests to disconnect with special promotions like BlackBerry Detox and Isolation […]

Nokia's WiMAX-enabled N810 Internet Tablet

Nokia’s WiMAX-enabled N810 Internet Tablet

Due be launched in the US this summer, Nokia‘s WiMAX-enabled N810 Internet Tablet has a 4.13-inch screen, a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, Mozilla browser, GPS/media player, 2GB of internal memory and even a built-in webcam for video calls. † I wonder how many people will be trading in their iPhones for this rather neat-looking piece of […]

Finding a WiFi hotspot on the move is now as easy as pie

Finding a WiFi hotspot on the move is now as easy as pie

If you want to be guaranteed a WiFi hotspot wherever you travel, then why not take one with you? † The ultraportable PHS300 portable hotspot from Cradlepoint allows you to do just that. Simply connect your laptop to the hotspot and away you go. † It can be charged via USB and should provide up […]

PamBee - is it really that good?

PamBee – is it really that good?

A flight attendent from Austin, Texas has designed a product to make you feel like you’re in first class when you’re stuck in the middle seat in coach. That’s the claim made by a TV station in Tampa that contacted me recently, about a new travel blanket called PamBee. † Unless the blanket has the […]

Solar-powered jacket from Ermenegildo Zegna

Solar-powered jacket from Ermenegildo Zegna

I’ve previously †read about a backpack that can re-charge your laptop whilst you walk around with it, and I recall blogging about this solar-powered handbag †a while back, but now it would †appear that the same ideas are being carried forward to clothing. † Ermenegildo Zegna‘s solar-powered sporty jacket has solar panels within its neoprene […]

Dosh all-polymer wallets

Dosh all-polymer wallets

Sydney-based Blue Sky Design Group have come out with some futuristic-looking wallets made of a semi-flexible, water-resistant polymer called Desmopan. These durable and stylish Dosh wallets †are also wear-resistant and chemical-resistant, and available in four distinct colours, including ‘charcoal’ and ‘red’. † Can be purchased online for AUD$49, excluding delivery and GST.

Sensational Kids from Omni Hotels

Sensational Kids from Omni Hotels

A complimentary gift bag full of sensory trinkets, cookies and milk each night, and a suitcase full of books and games – what more could a kid ask for? † Omni Hotels‘ kids program has received an extensive childlike makeover designed to create a memorable stay for its youngest travelers. † The new Omni Sensational […]

Sephora airline approved beauty

Sephora airline approved beauty

Keep your stash out of the trash with Sephora’s selection of security-friendly beauty products. These airplane-approved items from Sephora are just the ticket. With this range of make-up, skincare products, fragrances, bath and body toiletries, and hair and dental kits, your days of surrendering your favourite items at airport security are over.

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Events and more from the Latin Jazz Network Independent guide from Luxury Watches 101 Fine foods and gifts from igourmet.com † East Manhattan luxury from Blue Moon Hotel

Home Theatre Watch

Home Theatre Watch

Here’s a great little accessory for those who love gadgets and love travel. † The Home Theatre Watch – available from GadgetUniverse – retails at a seemingly reasonable $149.95. † With a capcity of 2GB, this watch supports MP1, MP2, or MP3 and WMA audio files and comes with software that can convert with software […]

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