Pantech PX-500 Mobile Broadband Card
Speedy broadband Internet access is a snap with this new broadband connection card from Pantech. Compatible with the Sprint Power Vision Network, it delivers wireless access at broadbandlike speeds for busy travelers. No more wandering around the airport in search of a WiFi hotspot — just plug the card into your laptop and jump online at rapid-fire speed anywhere served by the Sprint Network. It operates at 3.3V for longer laptop battery life, and is among the best-value data cards currently on the market. $199.99. (www.sprint.com)
Samsung K5 Digital Audio Player
Leave it to the folks at Samsung to unveil this cutting-edge MP3 player that features built-in, slide-out speakers, making it a mini-boom box that’s perfect for sharing your favorite tunes with friends. Thanks to DNSe, Samsung’s proprietary Digital Natural Sound engine technology, the K5 offers virtual surround sound, guaranteeing great volume, no distortion, and a more natural and accurate higher quality sound. The K5 comes with state-of-the-art earbuds for when you’re feeling solitary, and boasts a battery life of up to 30 hours with earphones or six hours in speaker mode. The first Samsung digital audio player to use OLED technology, it features ice-blue adaptive graphics and easy navigation. It even stores and displays JPEGs with a 1.7-inch full-color screen, so you can create a personalized slideshow to accompany your music. $209.99 (2GB); $259.99 (4GB). (www.samsung.com)
HP iPAQ rx5000 Travel Companion
This new travel tool from Hewlett-Packard is sleek and stylish at less than six ounces. It comes pre-installed with GPS navigation software and maps, as well as travel tools including global weather forecasts, world clocks, and converters for currency, measurement — even clothing size. Besides helping to get you where you’re going, the iPAQ rx5000 also will keep you connected and entertained on the way: Equipped with the Windows Mobile 5.0 operating system, built-in Wi-Fi and integrated Bluetooth, you can check your email, work on a Word document, watch videos or listen to MP3s while en route. $599. (www.hp.com)
Energizer Energi to Go Instant Cell Phone Charger
This portable battery-powered mobile phone charger is powered by two Energizer AA batteries and designed with a patented intelligent control chip that maximizes power transfer from the charger to the phone. It can power 80 percent of the cell phone brands available in the United States; the included phone tip connectors are available to fit 100 phone models across top manufacturers including Nokia, Motorola, and Samsung. $19.99. (www.EnergiToGo.com)
The Franklin London Launches Afternoon Tea Inspired by Victoria & Albert Museum’s “Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser”
The Franklin London – Starhotels Collezione, located in the heart of Knightsbridge, launched a new afternoon tea inspired by the “Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser” exhibit at the nearby Victoria & Albert Museum. Diners booking the tea also have the option to book an offer including a pre-reserved ticket to the in-demand exhibition.
Pride Month is in full swing and to celebrate the community, make a colorful cocktail everyone will enjoy. These colorful ingredients will get the party started during Pride or any time of the year. Start this recipe the night before to create the rainbow ice cubes.
Up Norway, Norway’s travel curator, partners with sustainability experts to offer travelers a new tour. The Discovery Route, called the “world’s most sustainable journey,” combines personal wellness with the wellness of the environment.
The Sports Industry Awards returned with a bang last night as 200 guests packed the W Hotel Great Ball Room for the gala ceremony.
Driving into Dallas during a rainstorm, we were eager to arrive at our destination. The valet parking at Marriott Dallas Uptown is underground and ideal for inclement weather. We took the elevator to the lobby and made our way to the registration desk. The staff wore masks, but still managed to convey a warm greeting. On the wall behind them hung a colorful piece of art made partially from reclaimed wood that depicts neighborhood scenes. The new hotel covers an entire block in a residential area and opened earlier this year.
Business travel is on the brink of returning, according to three new reports. The latest monthly Traveler Confidence Index developed by Travel Again shows business traveler confidence soared in May, with 42 percent now fully ready to travel, up from just 20 percent in April. An additional 31 percent are planning some type of business travel for summer, with 74 percent willing to travel domestically for business in the next 90 days. However, employers may not be as ready, with only 22 percent of business travel respondents with current business travel plans.
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.
Although travel restrictions are beginning to lift, many Americans aren’t ready to travel yet, but still want to get out and explore something new. WalletHub, a personal-finance website, recently conducted a study to find out the best cities for a staycation this summer.