▪ 1Voice Bluetooth-Enabled Beanie
Because we just can’t be bothered to fiddle with getting the ear buds under our beanies on those cold treks in the wilderness, where we blot out the sounds of nature with the sounds of Taylor Swift, an outfit called 1Voice has developed an ingenious Bluetooth-enabled beanie. The built-in headphones are powered by a rechargeable battery purported to last six to eight hours. Oh, the company also markets Bluetooth-enabled ear warmers and head bands.
▪ Bübi Bottle
Don’t let that umlaut intimidate you, the Bübi Bottle (pronounced boo-bee; no sophomoric jokes, please) is the brainchild of an American, Craig Madaus. It’s a “scrunchy bottle,” that folds up after use, perfect for airplane trips or hikes. This is one durable multiuse bottle, in sizes from 14 to 22 ounces. You can put it in the microwave, the freezer, the dishwasher, and it holds up. It’s BPA-free, too.
▪ Fodor’s 10 Best Island Getaways for 2015
You’ve only got a little more than 11 months left to be like the Beautiful People and decamp to the islands to get away from the paparazzi. Fodor’s offers its suggestions:
1. Mykonos, Greece
2. Nassau, Bahamas
3. Colombo, Sri Lanka
4. Necker Island, British Virgin Islands
5. Palm Jumeirah, Dubai
6. Tapei, Taiwan
7. Grand Terre, New Caledonia
8. Bali, Indoneasia
Nanna Árnadóttir (@NannaArnadottir): “My Danish husband (is) trying to give our Chinese taxi driver directions in Vietnamese. #travelfail”
Compiled by Sam McManis, firstname.lastname@example.org