Archive for March, 2011

Franck Muller Luxury iPhone 4 Case

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Swiss luxury watch maker Franck Muller has designed a special case for the iPhone, which is now available for pre-order in Japan for a whopping $1,270.

The cases will be sold as a limited edition, with Japanese iPhone provider SoftBank offering a total of 6 different models that will be produced 500 times each.


Dunhill Biometroc Wallet

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The most secure wallet ever, the Dunhill Biometroc Wallet. This wallet is secured with a biometric fingerprint reader, ensuring that only you can open it

It can be linked via Bluetooth to the owner’s mobile phone – sounding an alarm if the two are separated by more than 5 metres!

This provides a brilliant warning if either the phone or wallet is stolen or misplaced.

Jobs Unveils Apple’s iPad 2

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Apple‘s ailing chief executive Steve Jobs made a surprise appearance at a company event here on Wednesday to unveil a new version of the iPad that is thinner, lighter and features video cameras.

“We’ve been working on this product quite awhile and I just didn’t want to miss a great day,” said Jobs, who appeared gaunt but energetic.

The new iPad 2 features front- and rear-facing video cameras to enable video chat and is thinner than the previous version.

Venice launches virtual tour of canals

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Internet users can now travel along the canals of Venice from the comfort of their own homes to prepare their trips, with a new website called

The website is made up of 360-degree HD photographs snapped by a camera mounted on a boat travelling the length and breadth of Venice’s famous canals.

Second-generation iPad in production

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Apple has started production of a thinner, more powerful version of its popular iPad tablet computers, according to the Wall Street Journal.

The second-generation iPad will have more memory and a front-facing camera for capabilities such as a Face Time video-conferencing feature on Apple iPhone 4.

Cupertino, California-based Apple said that it sold nearly 15 million iPads in the eight months after the tablet computers were introduced in April of last year.

Emirates launches promotion with Montblanc

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Emirates Airline and Montblanc have jointly launched a major inflight retail promotion offering passengers the opportunity to become the ‘Emirates A380 VIP’.

During the promotional period, which runs from January to June, any passenger who purchases a Montblanc Starwalker A380 fineliner writing instrument on board can enter a free draw to win a limited edition Montblanc Skeleton A380 pen.

This is crafted from 18k solid white gold and platinum-plated fittings, with 16 diamonds on the cap ring plus a further 12 on the cone and crown.

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After launching the Mahatma Gandhi limited special theme edition pens, Montblanc has launched Elizabeth I Limited Edition 4810 and 888.

This is part of Montblanc’s Patron of Art Edition honouring a legendary benefactor of the arts and culture since this writing instrument line was conceived in 1992.

The Elizabeth I Limited Edition 888 is a 750 solid gold fountain pen featuring a barrel and cap in precious lacquer.

Hand engraved on its 18 K gold nib is a bejeweled gold crown in which Elizabeth I ascended the throne in 1559.

Shangri-La stops taking bookings in Tokyo

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The Shangri-La Hotel in Tokyo said Monday it would not accept any new bookings “until further notice”, citing the city’s uncertain power supply following Japan’s massive earthquake and tsunami.

The hotel said it hoped to resume normal operations as soon as possible but the decision highlighted problems the tourism industry will be forced to confront as Japan recovers from the deadly March 11 twin disasters.

“Following the natural disasters in Japan on 11 March 2011 and the resulting logistical difficulties and hazards, Shangri-La Hotel, Tokyo will not be accepting any new guests until further notice,” the statement said.

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This week has seen the opening of two London luxury properties, proving that the high-end hotel boom in Britain’s capital is still well underway.

On March 14 Marriott opened the St Pancras Renaissance hotel, which has been completely restored to its 19th century glory thanks to a five-year, £200m renovation.

The five-star hotel is situated in the London home of Eurostar, providing an easy place to stay the night if you’re planning on being whisked off to Paris or Brussels early the next morning.