Here’s a fun gizmo perfect for summer vacations: the GoPano micro, a lens for the iPhone 4 and 4S that enables you to create panoramic videos. Just snap the lens to your iPhone and tap “Record” to make cool, interactive, 360-degree videos. Record your next concert or sporting event, or make a streetview video in a new city. A specially curved mirror gathers light from all directions and funnels it into your iPhone’s camera — then the free GoPano app transforms this image into a live interactive scene where you control the view. Instantly upload and share your videos on the GoPano website and beyond. It’s a whole new way to come full circle. $79.95.
For the impeccably accessorized iPad (and its tech-savvy owner), consider the 2COOL iPad Case. Made to fit all three generations of the iPad, the case protects the cutting-edge tablet and features a silicone spill-resistant, dust-proof, built-in Bluetooth keyboard. With an ergonomic, adjustable viewing stand, the case lets you take advantage of all the benefits of a full-sized laptop without the added weight or neck strain. Available in black, brown, pink, red and white. $59.99.
Taking their cue from the 1980s but with a sleek, modern edge, these nifty Bluetooth headphones let you experience music wirelessly. They come with “apt-X on board,” which cleans up and adds depth, bass and treble to your Bluetooth music, matching CD-quality output. You can play, pause, next and back track remotely, right from your headphones. Take calls with the push of a button; music pauses and resumes after your call. Indoors, range up to 10 meters from your music device; outdoors, you’ll need your device on an armband. Available in sporty color combinations. Lifetime warranty. $99.
The first portable, water-resistant Bluetooth speaker on the market, the rugged, rough-and-tumble G-GO lets you take your favorite music anywhere and everywhere, from poolside to the beach and beyond — even into the shower. Powered by AA batteries, its Universal USB power port charges any USB-chargeable gadget from the G-GO, including iPhone, Android and BlackBerry devices. Available in black, white and metallic blue, exclusively at Target stores and the Target website. $69.
Located in the South Pacific, The Islands of Tahiti are just eight hours by air from California. Surrounded by pristine, crystal-clear blue waters, the 118 islands and atolls offer natural beauty, authentic island culture and unique French Polynesian style. The Islands of Tahiti are world-renowned for white-sand beaches, stunning turquoise lagoons and varied landscapes ranging from coral atolls to volcanic mountain peaks. Privacy comes naturally in The Islands of Tahiti and offers visitors the space to relax and reconnect and to be Embraced By Mana. Mana is the life force and spirit that connects all things in The Islands of Tahiti.
With Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday, Plant Riverside District, also known as Savannah’s Entertainment District, is officially dedicating a park to Martin Luther King, Jr. Located on the Savannah riverfront, Plant Riverside District will hold a ceremony to unveil a commissioned bronze monument dedicated to the late Civil Rights leader.
Nayara Alto Atacama, in Chile’s Atacama Desert, recently launched private plane transfer service for guests, allowing up to eight people to depart Santiago and fly directly to San Pedro de Atacama aerodrome in one hour and 50 minutes. Previously, guests would have to fly two hours to Calama, followed by a one-hour, 20-minute drive to Nayara Alto Atacama. The new private jet option saves guests 90 minutes of transfer time each way.
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For guests wanting the ultimate VIP experience at this year’s Super Bowl, QuintEvents offers an exclusive opportunity. Guests can choose from a variety of QuintEvents’ offers to not only have a seat at the game but also to enjoy cocktails, chef-prepared dishes with legendary football hall of famers like Dan Marino, and a stay at a luxury premium hotel with a beachside option.
Introduced and managed by Sonesta International Hotels Corporation, Sonesta Select and Sonesta Simply Suites celebrated their first anniversary since launching in December 2020. Responsible for almost 2,500 new hires in the last year, Sonesta Simply Suites and Sonesta Select allowed Sonesta as a whole to become one of the fastest-growing hotel companies in the United States.
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