Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet
You can never be too thin or too … waterproof. At just under a pound, the world’s slimmest and lightest waterproof tablet features the first 10.1- inch tablet display, complete with Sony’s full HD Triluminos color technology for rich, natural color; and the X-Reality image-processing engine to make photos and videos pop. With its Walkman and Movies applications, access your song and video libraries and tap into Sony’s Music Unlimited (free 30-day trial included) and Video Unlimited services. A Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 2.3 GHz Quad-core processor, 3GB RAM and a 6000mAh battery provide oomph, while the Android 4.4.2 KitKat OS is user-friendly. In black (16GB or 32GB) or white (32GB). $499.99–599.99.
Move over, plastic fitness trackers: There’s a much chic-er option in town. Outfitted with a classic round analog watch display and designed by style-minded Parisian designers and exacting Swiss watchmakers, Activité has two dials: One tells time while a sub-dial tracks your activity (calories burned, distance traveled, sleep patterns and more). Activité communicates with iOS devices via Bluetooth, while the Withings Health Mate app keeps you on track to your fitness goals. Available in black or silver, it’s made of stainless steel 316L; the shatterproof sapphire glass face functions as a touch screen for switching modes. Activité instantly switches time zones as you travel. Available this fall. Price TBD.
Magellan SmartGPS 5390
This GPS doesn’t just get you where you’re going — it tells you where you want to go for a fraction of the price of in-dash infotainment systems. The SmartGPS leverages the ever-expanding power of social media to push localized reviews and deals from Yelp and Foursquare, plus the lowest gas prices, traffic reports and traffic camera alerts, right onto the device screen, no additional subscription plan required. Sync with your smartphone, computers and tablets to update and share information across devices so you never lose your favorite destinations — plan entire trips ahead of time or bookmark locations on the spot. $229.99.
Mophie Space Pack
The world’s first rechargeable battery case with local built-in storage made for iPhone 5s/5, Space Pack solves the two biggest smartphone difficulties: lack of juice on the go and enough memory for all your stuff. The 1700mAh protective battery case provides space for an additional 16,000 pictures; 9,000 songs; 14 hours of movies; plus Web and email downloads galore. The Space app automatically organizes files on the pack into collections so it’s easy to find items, manage and organize what’s in your storage, share files and access things you can’t normally save to your iPhone. The rechargeable case doubles battery life for an extra eight hours of talk time or 10 hours of video. $149.95 (16GB); $179.95 (32GB).
One thing surprising about the Prince Edward Island capital is its abundance of shops specializing in affordable, fashion-forward jewelry rendered in sterling silver, vermeil, 14K gold and semi-precious stones. Whether you prefer delicate pieces or bold wearable art, you can be assured the pieces for sale are inspired by the maritime island setting and, therefore, specific to the place where they are created. Here are a few shining, woman-owned examples:
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Norway, a haven for visionary artists, architects and designers, showcases an exceptionally diverse array of cultural attractions. This year, the country commemorates exciting milestones and unveilings captivating enthusiasts of the arts, from iconic scenic routes to new museums to gallery openings. Up Norway features these new offerings in personalized itineraries catered to aesthetes.
As a peripatetic traveler, I am always trying to balance the pleasures of dining well with a life-long challenge to control my weight. It’s not always easy, because I consider tasting typical, authentic regional dishes among the highlights of most journeys, and those foods are rarely known for “healthful” rankings! So, I started staying at spas way back in the 1980s — before they were ubiquitous — because meals were assured to be pure, clean and wholesome.
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Flying to the paradise of Turks & Caicos has never been easier thanks to many new, non-stop flights across three airlines to the destination. Southwest Airlines, Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic Airways all announced new flights, allowing travelers to visit this dreamy destination.
With the rush of Black Friday and Cyber Monday over, many of us still wrack our brains on what to buy friends and family this holiday season. For the traveler in your life, finding the perfect gift can go a long way. Here are some top-quality products sure to impress loved ones this season:
From the moment you step onboard Air Tahiti Nui’s Tahitian Dreamliner, you will be transported to The Islands of Tahiti. The French Polynesian carrier considered every detail to awaken its passengers’ senses, creating the feeling you are already on the Islands while 30,000 feet in the air.
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