This wireless scanner — the world’s smallest at 3.75 by 2 by 1 inches — will dazzle you with its functionality. Thanks to its photo-stitching technology, anything you scan instantly appears on your screen, as if you’re painting. It’s brainy, too, recognizing scanned text or tables in virtually any language and transforming the paper versions into content you can edit on screen instantly. A built-in light source means your scans are always bright, crisp and clear. PocketScan effortlessly scans large formats (like artwork) that would never fit in a standard scanner. Compatible with Windows, Mac, iOS and Android. $149.
HP Pavilion X2
Equipped with a USB Type-C power connector, a quad-core CPU, 64GB of storage and nearly 11 hours of battery life, HP’s newest Pavilion is making a splash. The 10-inch tablet-PC hybrid (Windows tablet with detachable keyboard) weighs just under 2.5 pounds, or 1.29 pounds for the tablet alone. The nearly full-sized keyboard features 1.5 mm of keyboard travel for easy and accurate typing plus a large touchpad. Dual front-facing Bang & Olufsen speakers deliver high-quality sound, while the HP TrueVision HD Webcam provides clear video for online chatting. Comes with one year of Microsoft’s Office 365 Personal including 60 Skype premium minutes per month and 1 TB Microsoft OneDrive storage. In Blizzard White, Sunset Red and Turbo Silver. Starts at $299.99.
SkylinkNet Alarm System
Easily manage your home from anywhere with your smartphone, with no monthly fees or contract. Just set up the customizable system’s Internet Hub through a wireless Internet router to coordinate the activities of all receivers and sensors. Up to six users can monitor a location at the same time; the accompanying iOS and Android smartphone app sends push notifications if sensors are triggered or the alarm is armed or disarmed. SkylinkNet works with up to 100 wireless sensors and controllers and 10 wireless cameras. Price includes Internet Hub, two door/window sensors and keychain remote; purchase additional sensors and cameras separately. Other packages available. $169.
Denon AH-GC20 Noise Canceling Headphones
Developed with Denon’s decades of headphone development know-how, these sleek wireless headphones, equipped with professionally tuned 40mm drivers, deliver a natural tonal balance and crystal-clear voice quality even in the noisiest surroundings. The dual microphone/noise-canceling system provides the near elimination of outside sound, and the Bluetooth 4.0 Dual Mode technology enables connection to two devices simultaneously. The sophisticated cVc (Clear Voice Capture) noise reduction system enhances received audio quality and includes noise suppression, adaptive equalization, echo cancelation, wind-noise reduction and noise-dependent volume control. Count on a comfy fit: Denon measured more than 4,000 people’s ears and facial structures to develop a universal design. $399.
Imagine waking up to the smell of freshly brewed coffee, a light breeze dancing on your face, and views so beautiful you begin to think it is a simulation. The United Kingdom is teeming with unique accommodations that will please your eyes. Check out these stays with stunning views on your next U.K. adventure.
The Sports Industry Awards returned with a bang last night as 200 guests packed the W Hotel Great Ball Room for the gala ceremony.
AdventureWomen, the travel company specializing in adventure tours for women, announced a partnership with African Wildlife Foundation. The organization supports the conservation of Africa’s wildlife through education, community development and sustainability projects. As part of the partnership, the two organizations will host a women’s safari to Zimbabwe in May 2022.
Carillon Miami Wellness Resort, where innovative wellness and balanced indulgence come together in one extraordinary beachfront setting, recently partnered with First Responders Children’s Foundation, a non-profit organization providing financial support to children and families of first responders. This partnership formed the Carillon Cares: Summer of Heroes offers, including a donation to the foundation for each stay booked, which supports giving back to those who fought on the front lines during the pandemic.
Although much changed in the past year, Cancún still has the joie de vivre we need right now after months of cabin fever — even with safety measures in place. In fact, the first half of 2021 may be a good time to rediscover Mexico’s home-grown Caribbean resort town in a slower, more relaxed mode that contrasts its rollicking “spring break” reputation of old. One place to take in Cancún at its best is JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa, a mile up from the convergence of night clubs, chain restaurants, souvenir emporiums and shopping malls along Avenida Kukulkan.
June marks Pride Month, largely credited to bisexual activist Brenda Howard who organized Gay Pride Week and the Christopher Street Liberation Day Parade in 1970, one year after the Stonewall Riots. The parade eventually become the New York City Pride March, leading to Pride Month and similar parades and marches around the world.
The biggest names in the Middle East sporting community will gather for the Sports Industry Awards as the event returns for its eighth edition. SPIA recognizes the achievements of individuals, organizations, facilities and campaigns that contributed to the development of sport in the region.
Haven Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa, an all-suite, adults-only, all-inclusive oceanfront resort, announces a new experience suited for epicurean travelers: The Chef’s Table. At Haven’s fine-dining restaurant Olios Mediterranean, The Chef’s Table offers the best seats in the house, right in front of the chef’s working station and open, top-of-the-line kitchen. And the actual table is beautiful in its own right: made from reclaimed wood and complemented by a turquoise glass chandelier.