Samsung Galaxy Note
Bigger than a smartphone, smaller than a tablet … it’s the latest showstopper from tech titan Samsung. The Galaxy Note is equipped with a 5.3-inch display with HD Super AMOLED technology, a high-resolution screen for bright, colorful viewing. The S Pen tool delivers fast, responsive and precise control to create fine lines and detail on the device display, much like an ink pen and paper; and S Memo, a multimedia application, captures content created by the S Pen. Combine pictures, voice recordings, typed text, handwritten notes and drawings via a single application, and then convert it all to a memo and share. An easy screen-capture function lets you save any screen, which you can personalize with the S Pen. A zippy 1.5GHz dual-core processor makes the Galaxy Note faster than a speeding bullet, while lightning-fast network speeds on AT&T’s 4G LTE ensure quick and seamless browsing. Available in carbon blue or ceramic white, exclusively through AT&T. $299.99 with two-year AT&T contracts.
This new backup battery and charger from Scosche Industries provides iPhones and iPods with instant power on the go. It boasts a powerful 1800mAh lithium polymer battery capable of fully charging a dead device — everyone’s worst nightmare on the road. It features a flush folding USB cable for synching and a blue LED battery level indicator, and can be recharged by plugging into any computer, wall or car charger. $59.99.
Mobileye 5-Series Driver Assistance System
This cutting-edge road safety tool sends critical real-time warnings about potential road dangers to your smartphone, subverting that crucial moment when you might take your eyes off the road: Acting as a third eye, the system’s smart camera, proprietary algorithms and microprocessor detect and alert you to unintended lane departures, imminent collisions (up to 2.7 seconds before they happen), pedestrians, bicyclists and motorcyclists on the road. It can even read speed limit signs, control high beams and warn you of rear-end collisions. Compatible with most new and existing passenger cars, trucks, buses and RVs. $749–849.
DBEST PS4001BT Solo Bluetooth Rechargeable Speaker
This pocket-sized speaker is all you need to fill a room with your favorite tunes at surprisingly loud and crisp sound levels, thanks to its powerful built-in amplifier. Roam freely while streaming music wirelessly from your computer, phone, iPod or other audio device at a range of up to 45 feet. The built-in high-capacity lithium battery provides unrivaled continuous playback for up to 20 hours on a single charge. It pairs instantly with your device right out of the box, and has line input for audio sources without Bluetooth connectivity. Available in rubberized red and black finishes. $59.99.
FOUNDED IN 1534, QUITO sits at almost 10,000 feet, making it the second-highest capital city in the world. Located just 14 miles south of the equator, the city enjoys a spring-like climate year-round, from the cool 50s at night to the low 80s during the day. With a consistent 12 hours of daylight, Quito is, literally, one of the greenest cities in the world.
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.
While we wait patiently for the go-ahead to travel, Crystal Cruises offers some home-bound programming with [email protected]. The virtual cruise experience was created to appease the wandering traveler’s eye and inspire future vacation plans, all from the comfort of home — a growing theme in the industry, but a novel idea in the cruising world.
A new report shows the country’s most miserable airports: Newark (EWR), Chicago O’Hare (ORD) and LaGuardia (LGA) rank near the top of the list.
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.
THE LABELS ON SOME OF TODAY’S wine bottles sport a relatively new vocabulary, one that explains how the grapes were grown and made into wine. They include such terms as sustainable, organic and biodynamic, among others, and they warrant some explanation. Were the grapes grown by sustainable farming? Were they sprayed with organic fertilizers? Is the wine biodynamic? A number of the terms are new to many consumers. Some are controlled by the U.S. government; others are not. For simple definitions of this relatively new vocabulary, consider the following.
Kempinski Hotels are recognizing KEMPINSKI DISCOVERY members during this time of crisis: In case of interrupted stays, members of the loyalty program will not only be recognized for nights effectively stayed, but also for the nights they had to cut short.
Finding a beachfront Punta Cana all-inclusive resort for all ages can be daunting when you want to take home great memories with loved ones but also experience a sophisticated escape. Now, you can have both thanks to a new resort: Finest Punta Cana.
Two Florida Resorts, Naples Grande Beach Resort and Cheeca Lodge & Spa, See Trend of Rescheduling as Opposed to Canceling in Light of COVID-19 Outbreak
Good news is welcome in these times of uncertainty, and at least two Florida resorts, Naples Grande Beach Resort and Cheeca Lodge & Spa, are finding most travelers are opting to reschedule upcoming events and stays rather than cancel — a bright outlook for the travel industry to bounce back quickly once the COVID-19 pandemic is over.