Anker’s eufy HomeVac S11 Go cordless Go Stick lightweight vacuum cleaner takes on any cleaning task.

HomeVac S11 Go

Anker Innovations introduces the new eufy HomeVac S11 Go cordless Go Stick lightweight vacuum cleaner that comes with an ultra-strong power to take on any cleaning task.

Suitable for delicate surfaces, eufy HomeVac S11 Go comes equipped with a 120AW suction power, detachable battery and a 2-in-1 crevice tool to deep clean carpets to hard floors.

Faraz Mehdi, Regional Sales Head at Anker Innovations MEA said, “The innovative technological features in the eufy HomeVac S11 Go include a washable high-efficiency filter that ensures minimal maintenance and improved performance plus the device can be detached to empty the dustbin in seconds. Increased efficiency also includes dust-tight containment for reduced air pollution.”

eufy HomeVac S11 Go

The eufy HomeVac S11 Go’s long crevice tool can be used to suck up crumbs and dirt in any corner or hard-to-reach areas and the advanced 5-tier filtration system safeguards and maximizes the motor performance.

The long-lasting detachable battery offers up to 40 minutes of cleaning time and the max-mode provides 8 minutes of fierce and focused cleaning when tackling the deepest dust and debris. With eufy HomeVac S11 Go, whether an impossibly tight space or a delicate surface, or the AC vent grill at a height there is an attachment suitable for any cleaning scenario.

The eufy HomeVac S11 Go is available on Amazon.ae.

Contemporary Japanese Experience Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo

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Edited by Shereen Shabnam

Superbly located in the prestigious financial district within the historical and cultural centre of Tokyo, Mandarin Oriental Tokyo’s visionary design and award-winning service has been recognized numerous times as the epitome of sophisticated luxury in the city with spectacular views of the city skyline.

Mandarin Oriental Tokyo has recently completed a comprehensive renovation of its guestrooms and suites to create new levels of luxury, that confirm the five- star hotel’s status as one of the best in the world.

The hotel has luxuriously appointed guest rooms and suites, ten restaurants and bars and an award-winning spa situated within the soaring, Cesar Pelli-designed Nihonbashi Mitsui Tower.

The makeover of all spacious guestrooms and suites draws on Japan’s rich culture, to provide guests with a strong “sense of place”. Japanese craftmanship has been combined with the latest technology to ensure a thoroughly contemporary Japanese experience.

Renowned textile designer Reiko Sudo and art director Ryu Kosaka have transformed the guestrooms and suites, and built on the existing ‘Woods and Water’ interior design theme. Jeffrey A. Wilkes has acted as principal interior designer for the Presidential Suite, which is the largest and most luxurious suite in the hotel.

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Bespoke fabrics and furnishings representing the woodlands and the changing seasons, have been incorporated throughout, with autumn leaf colours of gold, orange and purple and blooming springtime wisteria and sakura patterns embroidered onto headboards.

To honour the hotel’s location in Nihonbashi, an area that is closely connected to the culture of the Kimono, Reiko Sudo has used locally produced fabrics in all suite and guestroom interiors.

Mandarin Grand Roomuses contemporaryJapanese style and materials, ranging from an embroidered headboard depicting weeping cherry blossoms to a light fixture made from bamboo strings. Curvaceous lines, such as the round table and curved back for the chaise longue, create a welcoming, approachable atmosphere.

Featuring the original Flower Shower textile pattern on furnishings, such as the sofa and chairs in the living room, the hotel’s restyled suites are designed to conjure up thoughts of blissful moments with flowers. A wisteria in full bloom is embroidered onto each headboard, while each bedside chest is crafted with wood from the Paulownia tree.

A silver-leaf round table and gold-leaf embossed cabinet brighten the living room, while the carpet blends the look of Japanese ink and brush work with a motif of clouds and gentle breezes, a nod to the extensive views of Tokyo that can be enjoyed from the hotel’s suites.

Another quintessentially Japanese highlight are lampshades inspired by the Andon, a traditional Japanese lamp. Made from washi paper, these have been placed in asymmetrical positions throughout each bedroom, a distinctive characteristic of Japanese design.

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group is the award-winning owner and operator of some of the world’s most luxurious hotels, resorts and residences. Having grown from its Asian roots into a global brand, the Group now operates 30 hotels and six residences in 21 countries and territories, with each property reflecting the Group’s oriental heritage and unique sense of place.

Create a professional meeting environment with Anker PowerConf Bluetooth Speakerphone’s optimized sound clarity and volume

Portable Bluetooth Speakerphone has Professional Conference Call-Quality

PowerConf

To ensure call quality is not compromised as more professionals’ work from home or in offices with social distancing, Anker Innovations introduces the new Anker PowerConf Bluetooth Speakerphone that brings your professional meeting environment into any space with optimized sound clarity and volume.

Faraz Mehdi, Regional Sales Head at Anker Innovations MEA said, “Used as a portable conference phone or as a speakerphone, the PowerConf Bluetooth speakerphone automatically balances the sound to suit differences in volume and distance of user from the speakerphone. This is perfect when there are distractions or when multitasking.”

Power Conference can connect to the mobile phone or laptop ensuring everyone can view presentations and have group discussions as the incoming amplified sound allows everyone in the room to listen and speak simultaneously from the comfort of their chair, without coming near the device. This feature is perfect for teachers conducting e-learning classes as well.

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The device features Omni-Directional Voice Pickup with six microphones arranged in a 360° array to pick up voices of up to eight people in a room without distracting noises and is compatible with all popular online conferencing services, including Skype, Google Hangout, Facetime, Zoom, WebEx, GotoMeeting, and Chromebox.

The PowerConf Bluetooth speakerphone has 24 Hours of call time and comes with integrated Anker PowerIQ technology that allows you to charge other devices via PowerConf at optimized speeds.

The lightweight and compact travel case protects PowerConf while on business trips or moving around and does not require other equipment to set up, making it perfect for small spaces. It is available on amazon.ae.

 

Authentic Italian Experiences

Rome Cavalieri, A Waldorf Astoria Resort

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By Shereen Shabnam 

Set in the Eternal City on the grounds of a 15 acre park, Rome, the spectacular Rome Cavalieri, A Waldorf Astoria Resort offers guests a home overlooking the best parts of the Vatican City. I spent a few days exploring the majestic hotel and its spa recently and left rested and relaxed for my next adventure.

Being a lover of art, I have been sponsoring the art perspective event every two months held in a five star hotel in Dubai over the year and hence, very familiar with the trend of merging the art world with the hospitality world but seeing the seeing the scale of art at Rome Cavalieri left me mesmerised. The hotel is home to over 1,200 beautiful artworks from well-known artists like Andy Warhol, Giovanni Battista and period pieces of artefacts, tapestries and furniture.

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Recently, the hotel introduced a series of complimentary luxury experiences for guests who book to stay a number of days in one of the hotel’s suites this year. They can take part in a series of inimitable local activities focusing on art, culture and cuisine, with each experience offered to vary depending on the suite chosen and time of year.

Whether it’s learning to make authentic Italian sandals with an authentic, family-run Italian shoemaker, private tours of the Vatican Gardens, the Pope’s summer Residence or the gardens of Castel Gandolfo or culinary journeys in the city, Rome Cavalieri’s Suite Experiences promise a memorable stay.

Food lovers will enjoy a private culinary tour and two-way transfer to Mercato Trionfale in the Prati neighbourhood, a market frequented by locals. The tour features six venues with over 20 different food and wine tastings. Here, guests can sample local culinary delights including truffles and 30 year aged balsamic vinegar, artisanal gelateria from Fatamorgana, homemade pasta with D.O.C.G. Vermentino wine at an award-winning restaurant, caviar and foie gras topped pizzas at Pizzarium, Rome’s number one pizzeria. It also includes a visit to Paciotti, the number one gourmet food shop in Rome, offering over 200 types of cheeses and 100 types of meats.

Couple breakfast at L'Uliveto Terrace

Guests staying in the top suites can enjoy the private use of a professional photographer to accompany them on their day around the Eternal City. Guests will receive a professional photoshoot in both Rome and the hotel, with a Mercedes at their disposal throughout the day. To cherish those memories, guests will receive an elegantly presented box with a USB drive and photo print outs, which will be directly delivered to them after their stay.

My favourite experience naturally would be staying in the Vista and Corner Suites and enjoy a luxury picnic in the hotel’s verdant parkland, accompanied with a butler as well as a private yoga session in the park and an 80-minute massage.

The spa experience in Rome Cavalieri was an amazing escape to a tranquil oasis with Roman baths, fitness centre and reputed products to indulge in. I opted for massage and once I saw the La Prairie products, I wished I had booked a facial too but had to catch my flight back to Dubai.

Overall, the Rome Cavalieri was a surreal experience. The building was designed by one of the most important architects of the period, Ugo Luccichenti, assisted by E. Pifferi and A. Ressa, with contribution from two superstar architects of the ‘60’s, Franco Albini and Pierluigi Nervi.

Ever since its opening in 1963, the hotel is known for the highest level of comfort attracting famous personalities and fifty years on, the Rome Cavalieri continues to move with the times, exceeding the expectations of the most demanding international travelers and living up to its name as an icon in the world of luxury hospitality. I certainly felt extremely special throughout my stay and would love to return with family one day to relive the experience and of course to make their spa my second home for at least a week.

 

 

Anker Innovations curates a fun gadget must have list for Eid gifting

Eid al-Fitr is a special occasion that marks the end of Ramadan and is a time to celebrate with loved ones and express your appreciation for them with Eid gifts. Anker Innovations team curated a unique and functional gadget must have list to suit different tastes and styles for this joyous occasion.

Liberty Air2

Soundcore Liberty Air 2

Soundcore Liberty Air 2 is known to be the true wireless in-ear headphones that comes with four built-in microphones with noise cancellation and filters out ambient noises.

Environmental noises are reduced by 60% to 95% to ensure crystal-clear diamond enhanced sound with twice the amount of bass. The HearID technology maps hearing sensitivity at multiple frequencies and intelligently analyzes results for a truly personalized listening experience.

For convenience, the one-Step Pairing ensures automatic connection to your device. The earbuds allow for 7 hours of playtime but the charging case provides a longer battery life of 28 hours on the go. Liberty Air 2 can also recharge its power through wireless chargers.

With a comfortable fit and the IPX5 for Water & Sweat Resistant, Liberty Air 2 gives freedom from messy wired headphones and offers the convenience of listening to music by the pool, during morning walks or while cooking and relaxing.

Available in trendy and cool colours, Soundcore Liberty Air 2 is available on Noon.com.

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eufyCam 2 Wireless Security Camera

The new eufyCam2 is a wireless Home Security Camera System with 365-Day Battery Life (with one charge) and comes with features that include HD 1080p for clear crystal footage, IP67 Weatherproof that withstands all weather conditions, state of the art Advanced Night Vision and is compatible with Amazon Alexa and Homekit.

It has a 2-Cam Kit that comes with 2 cameras & a home base and does not bind users to a monthly fee which means a one-time purchase that combines security with convenience. Eufy Security products store, process, and calculate user data locally using AES 256 military grade encryption.

In eufyCam 2, the Smart Image Enhancement feature gives a clearer, brighter view of the people in-shot while the built-in AI technology identifies and focuses on the human in the image.

The Instant Mobile Alerts notifies users in seconds when suspicious motions are detected while Real-Time Response allows being able to speak directly to anyone who approaches your home via a two-way audio giving you complete control over your surveillance and meets the growing demand in smart home products and security solutions. Available on Amazon.ae.

HomeVac S11 Go

HomeVac S11 Go

Suitable for delicate surfaces, eufy HomeVac S11 Go comes equipped with a 120AW suction power, detachable battery and a 2-in-1 crevice tool to deep clean carpets to hard floors.

The innovative technological features in the eufy HomeVac S11 Go include a washable high-efficiency filter that ensures minimal maintenance and improved performance plus the device can be detached to empty the dustbin in seconds. Increased efficiency also includes dust-tight containment for reduced air pollution.

The eufy HomeVac S11 Go’s long crevice tool can be used to suck up crumbs and dirt in any corner or hard-to-reach areas and the advanced 5-tier filtration system safeguards and maximizes the motor performance.

The long-lasting detachable battery offers up to 40 minutes of cleaning time and the max-mode provides 8 minutes of fierce and focused cleaning when tackling the deepest dust and debris. With eufy HomeVac S11 Go, whether an impossibly tight space or a delicate surface, or the AC vent grill at a height there is an attachment suitable for any cleaning scenario. Available on Amazon.ae.

Nebula Mars II Pro

Nebula Mars II Pro

Nebula Mars 11 Pro is a new generation cinema that is compact, mobile and in a contemporary cubical design. It hosts DLP IntelliBright technology that projects a radiant 500 ANSI lumen image at razor-sharp 720p for breathtaking video clarity.

The built-in 12,500mAh battery delivers 3 hours of non-stop cinema with improved dual 10W audio drivers delivering sensational surround sound and deep, resonant bass for a truly immersive outdoor projector movie experience.

With horizontal and vertical keystoning, you can project a squared, stable image onto almost any surface. Choose from thousands of apps with Android 7.1 and enjoy your favorite content.

It offers an advanced entertainment experience, anytime, anywhere with your loved ones. So, if you get bored inside the house, you can always step out in the garden for an outdoor movie experience or learn new cooking styles in the kitchen. Available on Amazon.ae.

ANKER POWER BOX Pack-C2C

Anker Power Box

Make sure your loved ones never run out of charge on their phone with Anker Power Box. This Power Box contains three flagship products from Anke:

1) PowerCore 10400mAh Power Bank, a high capacity Power Bank that offers up to 3 times charging for Flagship Phones and comes with optimized output for Multiple Device Charging.

2) Powerport+1 Charger, equipped with PowerIQ Technology and Multiprotect Safety System, along with a micro USB cable, is travel ready with Quick Charge 3.0.

3) Powerline II 3-in-1 Charging Cable, the extremely durable and MFi Certified charging cable with 3-in-1 Connectors i.e. Lightning, Micro and C-Type and is Universally Compatible with every phone that uses these one of the three charging connectors. Available in Jumbo Electronics and EMAX.

Summer beauty Hacks

By Shereen Shabnam

With the summer fast approaching, many people are looking at skincare regimes and must-have summer essentials that deliver maximum results and leave your skin feeling radiant and sun-kissed.

Looking after the skin from the inside is just as important with fresh salads and juices as nourishment. As the temperature rises, start your skincare and body care regimes to replenish and rehydrate your skin all summer long and get the best treatments to optimise the condition of your skin for the summer. Below are some tips:

Scrub: For a radiant glow, after a gentle scrub and wash, put some milk on your face for 10 minutes. If you skin is oily, a natural remedy like rose water is better than milk. It is essential to use sun protection and then moisturize after the scrub.

Hydration: The hydra facials gently cleanses, hydrates and exfoliates the skin, removes impurities and toxins, leaving it fresh, moisturised and healthy. For best results, one must drink at least 1.5 litres of water as skin needs hydration or fresh juices from inside as well.

 

Get youthful: Try the new innovative and powerful LPG Skin Rejuvenation program, which combines the proven efficiency of new Endermolift with a superficial peel skin care line. It treats the skin surface for supple, glowing, youthful and rejuvenated skin.

Firm up: To correct sagging and loose skin, especially along the jaw line, chin, abdomen and upper arm, get treatments that stimulate new collagen production and leads improvements in lax skin, lines and wrinkles. It is best to shop around for the treatment that suits you best. My favourite is the hypoxy treatments that I do at Body Smart.

Anti-ageing: we can’t run away from the aging process but we can slow it down. My favourite remedy for this is the anti-aging technologies by LPG, which is one of the most effective ways to restore and renew skin cells and improve skin texture.

Treat pigmentation:  The Deep cleansing facial or facial peels are effective in targeting dark brown spots on any part of the face, neck and décolleté. They can be done in most salons in the region. It improves skin tone and surface imperfections associated with ageing and sun damage.

Nutrition: Light meals and snacks are best in the summer. Salads and fruits like watermelon that has lots of water can do wonders for the skin. Lighter meals are also great for the body when preparing to approach the mid summer holidays – think holidays on the beach as a motivation.

As long as we stay with the basics like drinking lots of water, regular facials and treatments, sun protection and hydration, we should be able to enjoy the summer without worrying about skin damage it can cause.

Anker Innovations distributes Anker Protection Kits to stakeholders and essential workers

Anker Innovations, a global leader in mobile charging and consumer electronics has shipped over 1.8 million FDA-certified masks and other medical equipment to countries around the world, including Anker Protection Kits to the UAE.

Each Anker Protection Kit contains masks, sanitizing Liquid and Sanitizing wipes, items vital to maintaining and protecting the health of essential workers.

The UAE team at Anker Innovations is providing Anker Protection Kits to distribution partners, promoters, IR Reseller & Dealers, Dubai Ambulance, Watani Al Emarat Community Services, the Noon Delivery Team etc.

Faraz Mehdi, Regional Sales Head at Anker Innovations MEA said, “We are proud of our team at Anker Innovations for sourcing essential safety gear to address challenges faced by the first responders, online delivery teams, promoters and partners during this grave time of the COVID-19 pandemic.”

“We want to lead by example and support our partners and stakeholders with the Anker Innovations ecosystem as well as the first responders in the UAE with protective gear to keep them safe. We will continue our efforts to assist with PPE needs that are essential to combat COVID-19 and hope that it makes a difference,” continued Faraz.

The COVID-19 pandemic has motivated the Anker Innovations team to continue the fight against the coronavirus by supporting local entities with Anker Protective Kits.

Dubai Ambulance First Responders receive Anker Protection Kits

Dr. Saif Darwish, Director of Communication and Public Relations

Anker Innovations, a global leader in mobile charging and consumer electronics has shipped over 1.8 million FDA-certified masks to countries around the world, including the UAE. Anker Innovations GCCA (Dubai Office) complemented these masks with Sanitizing Liquid and Wipes in Anker Protection Kits.

One of the first recipients in the UAE of the Anker Protection Kits is the team at Dubai Ambulance, thanks to the initiative and coordination efforts of Mr. Habilash Hamza, Retail Sales Director of Alam Al Tawasol Electronics LLC, who are the distribution partner of Anker Innovations GCCA in the UAE. Mr. Habilash Works as a volunteer for Dubai Ambulance. Dubai Ambulance received 200 kits as additional support to first responders.

Anker Innovations Donates Masks to Dubai Ambulance

Faraz Mehdi, Regional Sales Head at Anker Innovations GCCA said, “Our team at Anker Innovations recognize the challenges faced by first responders attending to patients affected by the pandemic. We wanted to get involved and help by donating essential safety kit that help keep the first responders in UAE safe and will continue our efforts to assist entities that need our support.”

Khalifa Hassan Al Darrai, Executive Director at Dubai Ambulance said, “We appreciate the generosity and support of companies like Anker Innovations GCCA and Alam Al Tawasol Electronics LLC in this fight to keep our First Responders safe. The donated kits will be distributed as crucial gear to ensure the protection of our frontline team.”

The COVID-19 pandemic has motivated the Anker Innovations team to fight against the coronavirus by supporting more local essential workers with the Anker Protective Kits they need.

Home security system, eufy Security helps essential front liners stay in touch with family while at work.

Eufy Video doorbell

Families & Front Liners Stay In Touch With Loved Ones During Covid-19

As we practice social distancing and follow guidelines to flatten the curve and reduce the spread of Coronavirus, a reliable home security system like eufy Security can help us keep an eye on what is happening outdoors, at home, at the office, watch elderly relatives living remotely while essential front liners can keep an eye of their family while at work.

COVID-19 has caused significant “Anxiety” for families, making it difficult to keep an eye on children around the clock or monitor elderly parents who live remotely. Eufy Security Smart Wireless Cameras and Video doorbells hence have become essential at this current moment using “Motion activity alerts” that shows who is entering or leaving your home or any room, who is at your door step and users can define the designated zone to get alerts on unusual activity.

While some parents are allowed to work from home during isolation, essential workers do not have that privilege and need to monitor home schooling or child sitting at a distance. For these parents, knowing what is going on at home while they are away is vital. Are the kids staying in the house and attending their classes and is their lunch or dinner arriving on time are questions that can cause anxiety.

The motion detection alerts in Eufy security cameras, which can be wirelessly installed near the front door and are triggered by movement can answer the above questions. Users receive a smartphone alert when a motion is detected & recorded and the video is viewable at the same time.

The real time response feature on the camera allows you to speak directly to anyone who approaches your front door via two-way audio as well as keep the kids disciplined during study time. It is a great way to be plugged into your kids’ activity while working on the front lines and ensure intruders stay away.

Eufy Video Doorbell has proven to be another great accessory during isolation. If you use online food and groceries delivery services like Talabat, Uber Eats, Amazon, noon, you may know that they practice “no-contact delivery” by placing your food or grocery in a way that minimizes in-person contact. Eufy Video Doorbell alerts you when your food or grocery has arrived and you can see and speak to the delivery team using the Eufy Security app.

If you are worried about unfamiliar faces or strangers in the neighbourhood, you can check suspicious activity from your smartphone. Eufy doorbell (2k Resolution) is equipped with a two-way audio system to scare off intruders and allows you to save footage with no monthly charges.

If you are in quarantine or at the hospital, you can also stay in touch with people at home and office and feel as though you are in the same room.

Eufy Security Doorbell is more important now than ever during these challenging times as COVID-19 keeps us away from our office, our elderly relatives and in some instances, away from family if our jobs require us to be out in the field helping to battle the Coronavirus. It has made isolation from our loved ones more bearable and relieves anxiety with the real time interaction.