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Luxury superyacht uses iPad as onboard concierge

At $600,000 per week the 60 metre Lürssen superyacht Solemates designed by the great Espen Oeino is one of the world’s most exclusive charter craft.

It’s also one of the most cutting edge thanks to a new system that lets guests control various functions via an iPad.

Don’t happen to own one? Not a problem – the captain hands each guest their own iPad when they step aboard.
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Concierge Insider Guides iPad app

InterContinental – Concierge Insider Guides iPad app

Concierge Insider Guides iPad app

InterContinental has launched a new, content-rich iPad app which offers extensive information about destinations for travelers.

The new app was designed to tap into the knowledge of its concierges, offering information on recommended restaurants, shops and nightspots, as well as other topics such as local culture and attractions in more than 120 destinations.

Other features include interactive maps, destination-specific streaming videos, suggested itineraries and insider tips on subjects such as what to pack, detailed information about each property and an online booking capability.
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Tods ballet dancer

Tod’s Launches Second iPad App – An Italian Dream

Tods ballet dancer

“An Italian Dream” is the second app for the iPad launched by Tod’s. “My Life is in This Bag” was their first app which was unveiled in August.

It celebrated the world of Tod’s and allowed the visitors to browse collections and view virtual themed lifestyles.

Now, you can discover the Tod’s new application ‘An Italian Dream’ – an artistic celebration of the quality and tradition of “Made in Italy” craftsmanship.
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travelteq leather ipad case

TravelTeq Leather iPad Case

travelteq leather ipad case

Dutch design company TravelTeq presents a new leather case for the iPad, giving us yet another case option for this Christmas season.

The luxury iPad case is handmade from Florentine Vacchetta leather and features three viewing angles and a pocket for business cards.

Priced at $300, this latest creation from TravelTeq is now available directly through the brand’s online store.
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Christie’s App for iPad

Christie's auction iPad app

Christie’s International, the world’s leading art business, has launched its new, free App designed specifically for users of the Apple iPad.

The new App takes users on a tour of Christie’s upcoming auctions and enables “at a glance” browsing of hundreds of luxury items and objects to be sold in the company’s salerooms worldwide.

Christie’s offers over 450 auctions annually in over 80 categories, including all areas of fine and decorative arts, jewelry, photographs, collectibles, wine, and more.
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David August unveils the world’s priciest iPad case

David August, is introducing a new collection of exotic leather goods including an iPad cover that retails for $6,900.

Crafted of the world’s finest alligator skin hand cut and stitched in Italy by a skilled family of artisans, the collection of five luxe pieces is available in both a glazed and matte finish in over 20 different colors.

The collection also includes a laptop case, a Dopp kit, a watch holder, and a change tray. All together, the collection costs $37,800.
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Which airlines will loan you an iPad?

Iceland Express has become the latest carrier to offer passengers iPads, joining a small but rapidly growing club turning to Apple for their inflight entertainment.

The budget airline, which flies from Reykjavik to destinations including London, New York, Berlin and Copenhagen, will introduce the devices first on transatlantic flights, before rolling it out to the rest of the fleet over the next few months.

Passengers will have to pay $13 to use the devices, which can be used to watch movies and television shows, listen to music, read magazines and play games.
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Ralph Lauren Tartan Leather iPad Case

The Tartan Leather iPad Case features a rich dark leather with the tartan pattern imposed onto the leather itself.

The interior of the Ralph Lauren iPad case is lined in solid calfskin with a lightly padded plaid sleeve for added protection.

The iPad case as well as other accessories in a similar light are available now at RalphLauren.com.
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Burberry Ipad Cases

The latest designer brand to jump into the iPad case/cover craze is Burberry, with the launch of their new cases in buffalo leather.

The case is designed to protect the Ipad and provide a stand when the device is in use. The interior is a snuggly leather and even has a flap for holding papers.

The Burberry Grainy Leather iPad cover retails for $450. They have got it bright Military Red and in Chocolate brown.
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Dior Homme Leather iPad Case

Since iPads are taking the world by storm, many designers have hopped on the bandwagon to create covers such as the Dior Homme iPad case.

The case comes in book format and will be available in two material options – black tie leather or classic coated canvas. One side of the case is a notepad, the other one holds the iPad.

Priced around US $895, the case will be available soon in select Dior Homme boutiques and has been designed to fit Apple’s iPad perfectly.

$1,599 Croc iPad Case by Jennifer Tattanelli


Designed by Jennifer Tattanelli from Florence, this Croc iPad Case is available in espresso or black.

It will not only wrap your iPad in luxury but it can also be folded back to so your iPad can be propped for better viewing angles.

There is also an interior pocket to hold cards or documents. The exterior of the case is made of real crocodile and the interior sports a suede lining.
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Bottega Veneta iPhone and iPad Cases

Bottega Veneta have just released these stunning iPhone/Blackberry and iPad cases as part of their up coming Fall/Winter 2010 Collection.

The cases sport Bottega Veneta’s trademark woven motif, produced with the finest of cotton-lined napa leather in two featured colorways (white and black).

There is a strap and brass snap to secure the gadget, and all cases have reinforced panels for additional protection.


airBaltic First in Europe to Introduce Apple iPads

Air Baltic is to become the first European airline to provide iPads for passenger use, the airline confirmed over the weekend.

Passengers will be able to watch movies, cartoons, music and games or read newspapers on the devices on board select flights with Latvia’s flag-carrier.

The scheme will be rolled out over the coming season, said Air Baltic, although no prices have been announced and a spokesperson was not available to comment on the likely cost or availability of the units.
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BlackBerry PlayBook

BlackBerry maker Research In Motion just announced its iPad rival at its developers conference in San Francisco.

The PlayBook is aimed at business customers, co-chief executive Michael Lazaridis said during a speech at the conference.

The device is 9.7 millimetres thick and features a seven-inch touch screen. That’s smaller than the iPad’s 9.7-inch display.

It can run both HTML 5 and Flash 10.1 and has a one gigahertz dual-core processor with one gigabyte of RAM.
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Quentin Mackay LUXOLOGY ipad case

The new Quentin Mackay ipad case brings an innovative, attractive, protective and stylish housing to the market for your beloved electronic companion.

Under the ‘LUXOLOGY’ philospophy Quentin Mackay merges Luxury and Technology together.

The luxury cases are made from a flexible 3M resinated carbon fibre trimmed with a smooth black calf and internally half lined in the house red calf suede.
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Sofitel launches its iPad application “The Kiosk”

French hotel chain Sofitel launched an iPad newspaper service for guests July 26, in a move that could mean a fresh start for the dwindling tradition of the morning newspaper in hotels.

The luxury chain has launched “The Kiosk,” a customer-only iPad app which offers a selection of interactive daily magazines and newspapers and will be provided to guests on an iPad for the duration of their stay.

Guests can choose from publications such as Le Monde in France, the Independent and Vogue in the UK, Bild or Die Welt in Germany or La Repubblica in Italy.
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Tod’s iPad Cases

Italian luxury goods firm Tod’s is offering world’s most expensive iPad case, according to Luxist.

They are releasing four different versions of the case, one in supple calf skin and three more in exotic croc.

The luxurious case, finished in genuine alligator, is priced at $4,900 and the version in buff colored calfskin is priced at $495.

The luxury iPad case is handmade in Italy and will be available in brown, blue and tan from Tod’s boutiques worldwide beginning in November.
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Lonely Planet’s iPad Guides Released

Lonely Planet, the world’s largest travel publisher, has ported its full color Discover series to the iPad, it announced August 3.

The books are now available on the Apple iBookstore, with Lonely Planet saying that the series “takes the ebook to a new level.”

Using the iPad’s touch-screen functionality, users can navigate between reviews and points of interest on a map, bookmarking key sights and taking notes using the iBooks application.
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