iBattz Mojo Hi5 Power Bank Case
Hot off the presses for the iPhone 5, the Mojo Hi5 case is a two-part protective case that features a detachable 2500mAh aluminum battery to keep you powered up on the go. The battery is thin, lightweight and smartly complements the iPhone 5’s minimalist design. The 2500mAh battery effortlessly attaches to the case for charging when you’re out and about and is removable for charging other USB-enabled devices. Includes the 2500mAh battery, matte black and gloss white cases and USB-to-Micro USB charging cable. $79.90.
GearPower Mobile Power Station
This handy portable power pack from IOGEAR lets you revive tuckered-out tablets, smartphones, cameras and other USB-powered devices through the power station’s USB 5V 1A power port. Slim and lightweight (only 0.25 pounds), the rechargeable external battery pack includes adapter tips for devices from Samsung, Sony Ericsson and Nokia, as well as Micro USB and Mini USB connections. An LED power capacity indicator displays the current power level; unlike some charging pad solutions, there is no threat of overheating connected devices, thanks to the integrated short-circuit and overcharge protection and temperature control technology. Includes a protective carrying case. $39.95.
Did you know that, in any public WiFi hotspot, an enterprising hacker can view any information you’re sending or accessing? Firewalls and antivirus software can’t stop it, but Private Wifi can. The service protects your identity and secures your sensitive information by encrypting everything you send and receive, including website traffic, emails, attachments and IMs, making it invisible to hackers on any public network, anywhere in the world — plus it masks your IP address for an added level of security. The service uses industry-standard 128-bit encryption, the same technology banks and credit card companies use. PC and Mac compatible; coming soon for iPhone, iPad, Android and Kindle Fire. $9.95/ month or $84.95/year.
Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover for iPad
An ideal example of form and function, the sleek, lightweight Ultrathin Keyboard Cover from Logitech is one of the cooler iPad accessories on the market. Its double duty as a sturdy cover and Bluetooth keyboard means you’ll always be ready to type without resorting to the onscreen keyboard. The Ultrathin is perfect for those who take their iPads wherever they go. Easily type virtually anywhere — the magnets in the iPad snap the cover into place to create a groovy stand. Available in black, white and red. $99.99.
Keeping up with expiration dates for various miles and points programs is not typically something high on anyone’s to-do list. Here are a few ways to keep track of your points across programs and get ahead of any impending expiration dates.
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United unveiled a unique new livery at its Newark (EWR) hub last month. A Boeing 757 aircraft features livery designed by a New Jersey artist and the design prominently focuses on imagery from both New York City and New Jersey. The artist, Corinne Antonelli, won United’s Her Art Here contest, a competition that invited women around the country to submit their livery designs.
United Airlines announces a number of new routes.
Hertz put together an exciting offering for travelers in France. The new Voyage à la Française experience gives travelers a taste of luxury while exploring some of the country’s most beautiful landscapes. The experience includes five different routes, one for each sense. The first of the five is available now and focuses on smell, with special focus paid to France’s lavender fields and Côte d’Azur.
Welcome to Rhodes, a medieval treasure beautifully preserved throughout the centuries. Rhodes is the capital of the Dodecanese, an island ideal not only for those who want to relax, but also for those looking for an action-packed holiday! With its bright green hills, rich green valleys and uninterrupted line of golden beaches, Rhodes is truly a blessed place. “The sun island” has more sunshiny days and milder temperatures throughout the year than any other location in Greece. It is, after all, one of the country’s easternmost places and among the first to welcome summer on its impressive beaches. Add in the excellent facilities for tourism, the island’s special blend of cosmopolitan and traditional, and numerous cultural and archaeological sites, the most important being the Medieval (Old) Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and you’ve got the perfect holiday destination. While on Rhodes, don’t miss a daytrip to nearby Sými. An island of sponge divers and seamen, Sými used to have 30,000 inhabitants before the Second World War and was the richest island in the Dodecanese, despite its small size. Today, Sými attracts many visitors thanks to its beautifully preserved Neo-Classical buildings and the famous Archangel Michael monastery at Panormitis.
Alaska Airlines oversees many sustainability efforts as part of its goal to reduce in-flight waste per passenger by 70 percent by 2020. It recently added a new initiative to its efforts, christened #FillBeforeYouFly. The initiative urges passengers to bring a refillable water bottle on their flight and fill it before boarding. Plastic bottles are among the top most common items polluting the ocean, expected to contain one metric ton of plastic for every three metric tons of fish by 2025.