Phiaton Chord MS 530 Headphones
Audiophiles, listen up: These sleek, high-powered Bluetooth 4.0 headphones pair easily with two devices simultaneously, while their 40mm titanium driver technology provides pulse-pounding, enhanced sound reproduction with deep, rich bass. Noise-canceling technology eliminates up to 98 percent of ambient background noise, while the dual microphone for Clear Voice Capture helps separate the user’s voice from the surrounding background noise and delivers it more clearly, significantly improving voice quality during calls. The headphones boast up to 30 hours of battery life, so you can groove or talk for hours. $299.99.
Simply plug the Automatic Link into your car’s data port, and your car and smartphone connect wirelessly whenever you drive. It analyzes your driving and helps you make small adjustments that can save gas. When the “check engine” light comes on, it explains what’s wrong and may offer possible solutions. For more complicated issues, Automatic locates well-reviewed mechanics nearby and lets you call them with a tap. Crash Alert detects a crash, notifies local authorities and calls your loved ones to let them know help is on the way. And it always remembers where you parked! Works only in the United States with most gasoline-powered cars sold here since 1996. $99.95 (no subscription fee).
Sony QX-10 Smartphone-Attachable Lens-Style Camera
Introducing the first-ever zoom lens and sensor combo that clips to your smartphone and turns it into a 10x optical zoom camera to capture action up close. Connect with your iOS or Android smartphone via WiFi, then access the features through your smartphone’s LCD screen and Sony’s free PlayMemories mobile app. Use PlayMemories or other apps for editing and sharing photos online. The DSC-QX10 automatically saves images to the camera and your phone’s memory, and automatically adjusts to scenes like low-light, back-lit, macro and more. It also records high-quality, low-grain 1080/30p HD video even in low lighting situations, with an MP4 format for enjoying and sharing movies. $199.99.
Here’s a simple, fast and reliable way to stay connected when you travel, eliminating exorbitant roaming charges from your home carrier and providing international broadband data roaming through a single interface. Purchase the GigSky SIM card for your unlocked smartphone, tablet or mobile hotspot, and access zippy roaming service within a multicarrier global network of 3G/4G carriers in more than 70 countries with rates as low as 10 cents/MB. Upon arrival, select your country, buy a plan, and you’re connected. Get 10MB of free mobile broadband service the first time you visit a country where GigSky offers coverage. Activate service and manage your account via the GigSky mobile app for Android and iOS. $19.95 for SIM card; local rates vary.
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.
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.
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.
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.