2015 Holiday Gift Guide: Diamond Edition
When it comes to holiday gifts and giving, the challenge is always finding a present that will be appreciated by the recipient and exhibit a wow factor at the same time.
We’ve scoured the globe for just the right way to make this happen. From stainless steel Swiss travel alarm clocks to fashionable scarves from Paris to high-tech British room humidifiers, the 2015 Frequent Business Traveler Holiday Gift Guide: Diamond Edition presents nine ways to say Happy Holidays.
Bang and Olufsen BeoPlay 8H Noise-Cancelling Wireless On-Ear Headphones
Our love for the Bang and Olufsen BeoPlay H8 headphones knows no bounds. They are the most comfortable and best designed headphones we’ve used. The earcups rotate, allowing them to be set down flat on a table or in a bag and, if you need to wear the headphones around your neck during the day, they don’t get in the way of your chin. The touch controls are built into the right earcup and control volume and play. The manufacturer promises 14 hours of operation on a charge, which is enough for a flight or occasional use over a few days.
Dyson AM10 Humidifier
Dyson, the innovative company that started its existence by offering a better vacuum cleaner (one that uses cyclonic technology to separate dust and other particles from the air stream), has been steadily adding useful products to its lineup. Starting with the original Dyson Air Multiplier (a bladeless fan) in 2009, the company has added new features and functionality, first a fan/heater, then a quieter fan, and now a fan/humidifier. The humidifier uses the company’s Air Multiplier technology to move moist air without the typical buffeting of a standard blade fan. Instead, the fan uses an airfoil-shaped ramp to amplify the airflow. Dyson claims that the moisture is 99.9% bacteria free because the water is first purified using patented ultraviolet cleanse technology. The device measures both room temperature and the current air moisture level to maintain a comfortable and healthy environment. It also serves as a fan in warmer months.