Travel essentials

Hitting the open road or taking to the skies in search of new horizons is a regular activity for most executives looking to expand their global reach. CEO Middle East brings you the latest travel essentials that you shouldn’t be without when you’re on the move
Travel essentials
By Richard Dcruze
Wed 29 Nov 2006 08:00 PM

ACER FERRARI 1000

Unveiled in the region last month alongside Michael Schumacher’s 2006 Ferrari F1 car, the Acer 1000 is a machine well-tuned to the demands of the CEO on the go. Akin to its namesake, the model is backed up with fast-paced technology including advanced mobile wireless capabilities, SATA drives for high performance and supports emerging voice, video and data applications.

Price approx: From AED 9000 to 11,000 (US $2450 to US $2995)

SONY WALKMAN NW S200 SERIES

The perfect accompaniment to a gruelling business trip, the S200 can be packed with up to 2GB of songs and combines style with smart features such as the ‘music pacer’ which detects motion and plays music to suit your activity. For the health-conscious, the player has the ability to calculate the amount of calories burnt in a workout session, the number of steps you take and even comes with a stopwatch

Price approx: 1GB memory: AED 499 (US $136)2GB memory: AED 599 (US $163)

VERTU CONSTELLATION

For jet setting executives whose office is a plane and home a hotel, there can be few more suitable mobile handsets than the Vertu Constellation. As well as a button giving you access to a 24-hr concierge service, the finely chiselled model houses a real-time currency converter, weather forecast function and flight tracker.

Price approx: stainless steel body and keypad AED 15,200 (US $4138), stainless steel body with ceramic keypad AED 21,850 (US $5949), 18-carat-gold body with ceramic keypad AED 66,500 (US $18,105)

BLANCPAIN LE BRASSUS QUANTIEME PERPETUAL GMT

Cased in platinum with a richly coloured Havana brown dial, Blancpain’s latest timepiece houses an intricately designed perpetual calendar accompanied by (of all things) an exclusively created cigar cutter. The watch is also fitted with a gold-plated winding rotor hand carved with tobacco leaves, while the tinted dial produces golden brown reflections with hints of brushed sunlight.

Price approx: AED 220,675 (US $60,085)

PHILLIPS SONICARE ELITE

Keep your deal-winning smile in order wherever you are with the latest sonic technology from Phillips. Use the standard brush head at maximum speed for everyday cleaning while the gentle option allows you to focus on brushing your gums.

Price approx: AED 370 (US $100)

HUGO BOSS SKIN CARE

You’ve been on the road for 24 hours, jetlag is slowly kicking-in and you have a crunch meeting with a major client in a matter of minutes. While the call of your hotel room may be too strong to resist, it is still possible, however to look your freshest for the all-important appointment with the Boss range of skin products. This includes reviving eye gel, face cream and revitalising moisturiser.

Price approx: eye gel: AED 168 (US $46), moisturiser: AED 154 face cream: AED 203

DUNHILL REVOLETTE

Inspired by the barrel of a revolver, the Revolette combines a slick interior mechanism with a sophisticated, sleek design. Draw the pen from the holster of your inside pocket and twist the cap to reveal a chamber loaded with three choices of writing style — black and red ball point and propelling pencil.

Price approx: AED 2250 (US $612)

BLINK MALCOLM GLADWELL

Brush up on your decision-making skills from the comfort of your business class recliner with Blink, one of the best-selling books of last year. Examining first impressions gathered in the blink of an eye, Gladwell explores the theory that snap decisions are often more successful than those made after considered thought.

Price approx: AED 42 (US $11)

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