SAMSUNG UN49NU8000 SMART LED TV
If you want to join the growing number of consumers switching to cable-free TV, the Samsung HD Smart LED TV is one of the best options on the market. With this 49-inch, 4K Ultra HD TV, you’ll get access to Netflix, YouTube, Amazon Instant Video, HBO Go, Hulu, Vudu and Spotify, among others, and enjoy voice control thanks to the Bixby assistant. In addition, the picture quality is as good as you’d expect from 4K — and it’s stylishly designed, too. $999.
HALO SPORT 2
Bluetooth headphones are fast becoming the new standard, but the Halo Sport 2 model boasts a special feature. By passing a small electric current through a series of soft protrusions in the headset, Halo promises to stimulate the area of the brain associated with movement and help you learn new skills faster. Scientists and leading athletes back the concept, known as neuropriming. Plus, it’s not just sporty types who can benefit; the effect is the same for learning an instrument or a language. $299.
Smart thermostats not only help you lower heating and cooling costs, but they are also more environmentally friendly. The ecobee4 pioneers a new generation and provides all-around comfort. Its room sensor reads the temperature and occupancy level in various rooms of the house and adjusts accordingly. Alexa Voice Service is built in, allowing users to perform many of the same functions from their thermostat; you can hear and speak to it from across a space. Its mobile app lets you control it from the room, and its ENERGY STAR certification saves around 23 percent in heating and cooling costs yearly. Good for users and for the planet. $249.
RYLO 360 VIDEO CAMERA
Many people carry around a great camera with them every day, built into their smartphone. To stand out from the crowd, get your hands on a 360-degree camera like this Rylo model. It captures immersive video in an impressive 5.8K resolution and boasts built-in stabilization technology for smoother shots. Shoot away and then attach your phone with the bundled sync cable so you can watch, edit and upload your videos to share them with family and friends. Get yourself a water-resistant Adventure Case, and it will be ready to travel on even the most rugged trips. $499.
Brewing long and deep at its center before radiating out to the rest of Europe, Vienna boasts an illustrious history and lasting intellectual impact. The Austrian capital dates back to Celtic and Romen rule, the latter inhabitants using the center city as a military hub among many other employments.
Whether taking a COVID-19 test before boarding a flight or looking up different travel restrictions before planning your trip, travel has looked a little bit different this past year. With all the extra steps for traveling, American Airlines is committed to finding ways to provide ease and more flexibility and choices for passengers when traveling.
Even in “normal” times, folks gravitate to wellness resorts to jumpstart a healthier lifestyle, destress and be nurtured. In this COVID-19-era state of elevated anxiety, people seek even more natural beauty and caring hospitality, healthy food, fitness activities and beauty and body treatments. Canyon Ranch Lenox also provides an extensive staff of experts offering a multitude of health, wellness and spiritual well-being modalities that alleviate personal issues.
Step right up to the greatest show on Earth as FXExpress Publications, Global Traveler, trazeetravel.com and whereverfamily.com celebrate their 2020 award winners! Join the big top on Dec. 14 as we virtually award the winners of the 17th annual GT Tested Reader Survey awards, including the Airline and Hotel of the Year; the 17th annual Wines on the Wing Airline Wine Survey; the eighth annual Leisure Lifestyle Awards; the sixth annual The Trazees; and the third annual Wherever Awards.
The lights of the aurora borealis appear frequently in the Fairbanks region of Alaska, with a growing number of Aurora Trackers in the area. A new video from Explore Fairbanks features five Fairbanks Aurora Trackers sharing their thoughts and photography on the northern lights.
Remote workers looking for an upgrade from their home offices might want to consider Karisma Hotels & Resorts’ Workcation offer. Those booking an extended stay of 10-plus nights are eligible for discounts of up to 15 percent off best available rates; those booking 20-plus nights enjoy up to 25 percent off. The offer is available at Karisma Hotels & Resorts’ diverse portfolio of properties.