HP Scanjet Professional 1000 Mobile Scanner
Hot from the high-tech presses at HP comes the venerable brand’s first mobile scanner, designed to capture documents on the spot — in the office, at a customer site and even on the road. With the ability to scan a variety of paper sizes and mediums, including embossed cards, it lets you digitize documents nearly anywhere and on the go. Complemented by a comprehensive software suite — which includes Nuance PaperPort to convert scans into editable files and the NewSoft Presto! BizCard Reader, which scans and organizes business cards — it’s ideal for keeping tabs on contracts, forms, receipts and business cards away from the office. Powered solely by a PC USB 2.0 port, the scanner weighs less than two pounds and comes with a carrying case for maximum portability. $249.
Arguably the most buzzed-about player in the ereader market, Barnes & Noble’s nook marries innovative technology and sleek minimalist design with access to the book behemoth’s digital store of over 1 million ebooks, newspapers and magazines — and can store up to 1,500 of them with its 2GB of internal storage. Nook’s color touch-screen for navigation, along with a best-in-class E Ink display, make ereading enjoyable (and pretty, too!). Equipped with both free AT&T 3G wireless and WiFi access, including free WiFi connectivity and exclusive content and promotions in Barnes & Noble stores. $259.
SanDisk 32 GB Memory Card
Introducing the world’s highest-capacity removable memory card for mobile phones. The highly versatile 32GB SanDisk microSDHC card delivers immediate memory expansion that lets you pack an unprecedented amount of photos, videos, music and data in your handset. How much? For example, the card can store enough music to outlast 35 round-trip flights between San Francisco and New York before repeating a single song. Now you just have to find the time to download them. $199.99.
Powermat Portable 2x
When it comes to charging your devices, it doesn’t get much cooler — or easier — than this portable powerhouse. Just plug your run-down gadget into the Powermat 2x’s Powercube universal receiver, place the receiver and your gadget on the mat and — presto! — the rejuicing begins. (You can also purchase dedicated receivers separately for common devices like BlackBerrys and iPhones, allowing you to charge them directly on the mat without the Powercube.) Embedded into the mat is a high-capacity battery which lets you charge two gizmos at once without the need to plug the mat into an outlet. The mat also folds into a sleek carrying case and comes with a set of international plugs. You’ll never have to waste time untangling cords of your various chargers again — hooray! $80.
Vail Resorts opted to close all 37 resorts early in response to the current COVID-19 pandemic, but the mountain resort operator also wanted to give back to the community in the face of this adversity. The excess perishable food from the various properties was donated to 30 local food banks, schools and community organizations in the communities where Vail Resorts employees live, work and play. Fruit, vegetables, cheese, juice, granola bars and more went to mountain communities from Colorado and Vermont to British Columbia.
Looking for a truly unique travel experience and considering a new vehicle? The Volvo Overseas Delivery Program is the perfect solution to create your own adventure of a lifetime. Volvo allows you to custom order your new automobile tailored to fit your needs and desires. They will fly you to Sweden to pick up your Volvo so you can drive and explore Scandinavia and Europe on your terms for up to two weeks.
The airline industry responds to the COVID-19 pandemic with updates on cancellations, route capacity reductions and rebooking policies. Here’s an update.
IN A FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND PARTNERSHIP, Singapore Airlines and AeroFarms, the leader in indoor vertical farming, launched a Farm-to-Plane initiative to bring the world’s freshest inflight produce to Singapore flights from Newark International Airport and John F. Kennedy International Airport.
According to the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy, small businesses create two-thirds of net new jobs and account for nearly 48 percent of the U.S. private sector workforce. And small- and medium-sized businesses outpace all other sectors as one of the fastest-growing in the United States. InterContinental® Hotels Group (IHG) goes above and beyond to create opportunities for this segment with its IHG® Business Edge program, voted Best Small- to Mid-Sized Business Program in Global Traveler’s 2019 GT Tested Reader Survey awards.
While we may be physically restricted as to where we travel, that doesn’t stop the wandering spirit from feeling the need to explore. With the rise of virtual tourism, we can do just that — explore, but from home.
As a result of travel restrictions and drastic reductions in flights worldwide, Munich Airport is suffering from decreases in nearly every area of its operations. Take-offs and landings reached a low last week, with traffic plummeting to less than 10 percent of the number year over year. Passenger traffic is at 5 percent of last year’s level.
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.
For the next several weeks, we are compiling the thoughts and experiences of our staff, writers and readers about the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. As a travel publication, we’ve all been affected during these difficult times, as have many of our clients, friends, partners and more.