Ocean Home

May/June 2010

Ocean Home magazine is for people who love the luxury oceanfront lifestyle, from home design and decor to world-class beach resorts, villas, hotels, and destinations.

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TRAVELER | STYLE Editor’s Picks Three items for the work-minded traveler. 1 Dell Amado XPS At 0.4”, this is the thinnest laptop on the market, which makes storing it on airplanes a breeze. It also comes with a full-size keyboard, a 13.4-inch widescreen, Intel Core 2 Duo Proc- essor, four gigs of RAM, and more than five hours of battery life. $1,999, bestbuy.com. 2 Vertu V Bluetooth Headset Made from stainless steel and high-quality resin, this headset is lightweight, strong, and scratch resistant. It features six hours of talk-time, which increases to a full 15 hours on the move, simply by recon- necting the headset to its fully-charged base. Turn it on, and it con- nects to your Blue- tooth-enabled phone in just four seconds. $730, vertu.com. 3 HTC-H2D Smart- phone Keep the lines of communication open in style on your next trip with this 1 GHz, touch phone built on a Windows platform (the world’s first) with a 4.3-inch pixel display. Instantly create a conference call at the tap of your finger and don’t worry about light levels— the display auto- matically adjusts to sunlight or darkness. $500, htc.com. your Life, your way In the race to build the latest and great- est products for savvy business people and trendy students, it’s easy to be over- whelmed by items that claim to make life seamless. Recently, Apple has led the charge with its “must-have” line of iPhones, iPods, and various computer prod- ucts. The company’s latest venture is the iPad. Can you survive without one? Of course, but if you’re a serious traveler who must stay connected to the office, but who also wants a little entertainment from time to time, then the iPad should be your co-pilot. Measuring about the size and weight of a typical magazine, the iPad travels very well. And thanks to a powerful battery (the same one used for Mac notebook computers), it can operate for up to 10 hours at a time, ideal for those cross-country flights or the red-eye to Shanghai. Watch movies, read books, surf the web, scroll through photos, and listen to music—it’s all available on the iPad at the touch of a finger. And when you land, it automatically searches for the fastest Wi-Fi networks in your area. Answer email, schedule appointments, watch the most recent video presentation before your meeting, or simply kick back on your private deck overlooking the ocean and download your favorite beach novel. With an LED-backlit IPS display and a viewing angle of 178 degrees, it’s easy to see what you’re doing and share it with others around you. $499-$829, depending on Wi-Fi package and hard drive size. apple.com/ipad. —Jack Morris 1 2 3 46 oceanhomemag.com may + june 2010

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