UTStarcom UM150 Wireless Modem
This petite, portable wireless modem packs a big punch, allowing you to connect to the Internet virtually anywhere. Weighing in at just 1.57 ounces, it downloads files at a rate of up to 3.1 Mbps (uploads as fast as 1.8 Mbps) and features a Micro SD external memory card slot. And it’s compatible with both PCs and Macs. $79.99 (after an instant rebate from Verizon Wireless). (http://www.utstar.com)
Domestic phone bills are a thing of the past with ooma. The patent-pending device lets you plug the ooma hub into your primary home phone jack and broadband connection to allow unlimited U.S. domestic phone calls via broadband to any wireless or landline phone number. The ooma Scout links in additional active phone extensions in your home. The cost for ooma is one-time only — you’ll never receive any additional phone bills or service charges. $399 for the ooma Hub; $39.95 for each ooma Scout. (http://www.ooma.com)
Gateway M-150 Notebook Series
Bored with the standard-issue, neutral-toned laptop computer? Gateway’s brand-new notebook will inject some splashy color into your computing life. It’s available in an array of vivid colors — Garnet Red, Brandywine, Pacific Blue, Silver — plus Blue Carlie, a whimsical floral motif that’s sure to appeal to your inner flower child. Scratch-resistant with a rich, metallic finish, thanks to the unique process used to inject the color into the casing, the M-150 combines fashionable form with function, and is available in several configurations for different budget and performance needs. $799.99 to $1399.99. (http://www.gateway.com)
Redfly Mobile Companion
This groundbreaking new gizmo, winner of the Innovation Award for Enabling Technology at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES), extends your smartphone platform to a larger display, keyboard and mouse. With a sleek clamshell design and an 8-inch high-resolution display, it measures just 1 x 6 x 9 inches and weighs just under 2 pounds. Its USB ports are compatible with USB flash drives, and it has a standard VGA port for easy connection to projectors and displays. Add the Redfly to your smartphone and presto! — one single mobile platform. $499. ( http://www.celiocorp.com)
When American travelers make plans to visit Portugal, Lisbon is usually their first stop.
Escape to Italy’s Gavi region and settle in for one of the new experiential summer stay offerings within the peaceful setting of Locanda La Raia. The intimately proportioned, 12-room boutique mansion hotel is located between the cities of Milan and Genoa. The setting? A 180-hectare estate comprised of vineyards, meadows and forests of chestnut trees, elderflower and acacia, all of which provide a habitat for birds and wildlife.
The Ritz-Carlton Maui, Kapalua recently announced the final phase of a $100 million resort-wide transformation, set to be unveiled by the end of 2022. Located across 54 acres of pristine, wide-open space overlooking Honokahua Bay, The Ritz-Carlton Maui, Kapalua is a sanctuary for guests seeking a luxurious escape.
Whether you prefer a villa on the beach or an ultra-luxe suite downtown, you’ll find everything you’re looking for in Los Cabos.
Start planning that long-awaited trip to the island of Ireland. With all travel restrictions now lifted, there has never been a better time to visit.
The best food tours go beyond reliving a newly arrived traveler of having to figure out which restaurant or bar to hit first. They also provide context in explaining how a destination’s crops and cuisine tie in with a place’s historical events and different populations. During a vacation in Iceland, 20-year veteran tour guide and proud Madeira native Jaqueline Freitas was reminded of this when she put herself in the hands of a savvy Reykjavik guide leading a street food tour.