Sansa Fuze MP3 Player
Looking for a spiffy, economical alterative to that much-hyped MP3 player that everyone is always talking about? (Hint: It’s a four-letter word that starts with an ‘‘i’’ and ends with a ‘‘d.’’) The brandnew Sansa Fuze from SanDisk is loaded with features, playing music, video, photos, FM radio and audiobooks. It also has a microSD card slot that lets you quickly add content and expand your storage capacity. A built-in voice recorder and 1.9-inch color screen come in handy. It’s available in an array of colors, including black, red, pink and blue; and best of all, with a starting price of $79.99, it’s a bargain that’s hard to beat. $79.99 (2GB, 500 songs), $129.99 (8GB, 2,000 songs). (http://www.sandisk.com/sansafuze)
Panasonic SDR-SW20 Camcorder
Another debut at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, this camcorder is built for adventure, whether you’re snorkeling in the Caribbean or rockclimbing in South America. Rugged and compact, it’s completely waterproof (in seawater, too) to a depth of five feet, and shock-proof against drops from up to four feet. A “quick start” function means it initiates recording just six-tenths of a second from the time the LCD is opened, making it easy to catch unexpected memorable moments. And you can connect it via USB cable to a DVD burner and press a single button to copy recorded video clips from an SDHC/SD memory card to a DVD disc. $399.95. (http://www.panasonic.com)
The latest version of this very nifty device has a streamlined new silhouette and is compatible with both standard and high-definition televisions. It magically transforms your PC, laptop, Mac, and a variety of smartphones into personal, portable TVs, letting you view your cable, satellite or DVR programming on a wide range of devices anywhere you can access the Internet. So if you’re cooped up in a hotel room halfway around the world, you can still catch all your favorite shows. How cool is that? $179.99. (http://www.slingmedia.com)
Ziszor! Handheld Paper Shredder
Drowning in piles of unopened junk mail and old bills, but afraid to toss them for fear a conniving scoundrel will root through your garbage and steal your identity? Paper shredders are a terrific solution, except for the fact that they’re usually too unsightly and unwieldy to assimilate gracefully into your décor. Never fear — here’s Ziszor! to the rescue! A sporty, handheld paper shredder that measures just 10 inches long and weighs less than 1.5 pounds, it’ll take care of any sensitive documents in no time and even comes with disposable plastic catch-bags, so there’s no need to stand over the garbage as you shred away. Just insert any folded paper (up to five sheets) into the slot, press the trigger button, and presto! — sensitive documents are julienned instantly. It’s powered by four AA batteries, which are included, along with three catch-bags. $39.50. (http://www.ziszor.com)
Though air travel slowed as airports temporarily closed and borders shuttered to stifle the spread of coronavirus, the airline industry — led by oneworld alliance member airlines — enacted enhanced protective measures to reduce risk and protect passengers.
I had just taken off my sandals, stepping onto the white-sand beach for a late-morning walk to a secluded spot I heard about from a front desk clerk, when I glanced down and saw the time on my phone. It had just turned 11 a.m., which meant it was only 7 am back home, the perfect time to call and say good morning to by husband before he left for work. Not quite ready to head back to my room, I decided I’d test the WiFi signal and made the call as I continued walking toward the shoreline.
San Antonio celebrated 300 years of progress in May 2018. With a clear vision following that anniversary year, the Texan city set its sights firmly on 300 more. While commemorating this milestone, the city underwent a major overhaul to prepare for the next phase in its history.
When you think of a relaxing spa day, mountains, rivers and view of gorgeous landscapes pop in your head; a place to get away from the hustle and bustle of any city’s booming music and honking taxis. SoJo Spa Club and Hotel gives you the relaxing feeling of being away while still staying close to the busy center of Manhattan.
Dance the night away with Grand Hotel’s Ballroom Dance offer, available May 16–18. Dancers of all skill levels will experience a diverse range of ballroom dance styles, alongside daily breakfast and dinner, a welcome reception and complimentary golf green fees.
Step right up to the greatest show on Earth as FXExpress Publications, Global Traveler, trazeetravel.com and whereverfamily.com celebrate their 2020 award winners! Join the big top on Dec. 14 as we virtually award the winners of the 17th annual GT Tested Reader Survey awards, including the Airline and Hotel of the Year; the 17th annual Wines on the Wing Airline Wine Survey; the eighth annual Leisure Lifestyle Awards; the sixth annual The Trazees; and the third annual Wherever Awards.