Panono Ball Camera
A true — and dazzling — innovation: One quick toss of this camera captures everything in every direction into a high-resolution, 360-degree by 360-degree full-spherical panoramic image. Toss it high in the air and the camera’s accelerometer calculates when it’s at its highest point and barely moving, then triggers 36 cameras to capture the moment. View images in the free Panono app by moving your phone up, down and all around as if you were inside the image. The 108-megapixel images provide incredible detail, even things you didn’t see when you snapped the shot. It also works as a handheld camera, or you can mount it on a pole. Available for preorder. $549.
The world’s smallest Bluetooth location sticker keeps track of valuables like your keys, wallet and luggage, tracking them within 150 feet via a free smartphone app. Also create a virtual leash that notifies you if your sticker goes out of a set range — for example, if a fellow traveler accidentally grabs your luggage at baggage claim. If you lose a tagged item, activate the “lost sticker” feature; any user running the SticknFind application will automatically begin looking for your lost sticker; once it’s detected, you will receive email notification with “last place seen” and timestamp information. $49.99 for two stickers.
Sony Cyber-shot RX100 III Camera
Here’s the first Cyber-shot model to offer high-resolution HD video recording at a data rate of 50MB per second with lower compression for improved video quality. The brighter, wider aperture lens gathers twice as much light as previous models, ensuring portrait subjects are captured against beautiful background defocus and allowing the lens to capture moving subjects clearly without blur. The liquid crystal display tilts upward by 180 degrees for selfportraits and down to about 45 degrees for high-angle shots. Connect via built-in WiFi with Xperia or NFC-compatible Android smartphones or tablets for instant image transfer. Smart Remote Control links the camera with your device to preview a live image, fire the shutter from a distance or review shots instantly. Devices without NFC one-touch capabilities can wirelessly transfer images and activate remote control through Sony’s free PlayMemories Mobile app for iOS and Android. $800 (exact price not yet available).
Expand your iPad capacity without cables or Internet. With 1TB or 2TB of wireless storage, the LaCie Fuel lets you store 500+ movies or thousands of photos, songs and documents and access them on your iPad, iPhone or Mac. It creates its own WiFi network, so up to five devices can access its storage at once. Stream an HD movie to up to three devices simultaneously, a must for family road trips, long commutes and airport layovers. With a 10-hour battery life, enjoy your media all day. While the LaCie Fuel doesn’t need Internet to work, it can connect to WiFi hotspots to provide Internet access to up to four wireless devices. $179.99 (1TB); $249.99 (2TB).
Expansion plans involving a new 14-gate concourse at Mineta San Jose International Airport in California must clear environmental review before moving forward.
United Airlines’ environmentally friendly efforts lessen the impact on local U.S. communities.
Hyatt Regency Barcelona Tower opened following full renovations to its 280 guestrooms and public spaces. The property is the second Hyatt Regency in Spain. The hotel sits in a Barcelona skyline landmark, a 29-story tower topped with a glass dome that provides travelers with 360-degree views and an unparalleled dining experience.
Opened this past November, Osaka Excel Tokyu Hotel rethinks the classic Japanese business hotel format in a delightful way. While the basic design concept is rooted in generations-old Japanese aesthetics, its wow factor comes from the interior designers’ approach of filtering them through a kaleidoscope. This effect is accomplished with ornate hexagonal lamps, carpeting with geometric shape motifs and pops of happy gold and blue hues. The lobby adds to that with a whimsical, but sophisticated mix of artwork and decorative ornaments, with a color palette and ornamentation that extends to 364 private rooms and suites throughout 17 floors.
The city took its name from Athena, goddess of wisdom, strategy and war, and protector of the city. The financial, political and administrative center of the country and an all-powerful city-state in antiquity, Athens is a major center of culture. A visit to the first-ever museum dedicated to Byzantium, a stroll around the National Garden and a trip to the Olympeion archaeological site will take you back through time.
In an age where airlines continually look for new ways to increase connectivity and offer passengers more options, a new agreement gives United Airlines passengers the ability to book spots on 68 Vistara-operated flights to 26 destinations in India. The agreement goes into effect Feb. 28.
Reconnect with nature and step outside your comfort zone at Palmaïa, The House of AïA. The new Riviera Maya resort focuses on inner exploration and a respect for nature, offering visitors an array of experiences promoting self-discovery and spiritual wellness.
Since 1970, Goway Travel has been committed to providing customized travel experiences for world travelers. Few things are better evidence of this commitment than being awarded the 2019 Trazees award for Favorite Tour Operator. Goway Travel heartily thanks the readers of Trazee Travel for this honor and for their confidence in Goway’s work in creating travel memories that’ll last a lifetime.
Qatar Airways is expanding this year, adding eight new destinations to its network. The list includes: