Nokia J Headset
Nokia, the Finnish technology behemoth that was one of the first
global mobile phone leaders, calls this new Bluetooth headset its most sophisticated
yet. Light and ergonomic, with an über-sleek stainless steel design that champions
its Scandinavian roots, the J is billed as “Always Ready” — just remove the
earpiece from its holder and you’re ready to talk. The headset does the rest,
powering on, connecting and answering calls. Put the earpiece back in the holder
and the headset will end the call, disconnect and power off. A winner of numerous
design awards, it boasts up to five hours of talk time and up to three months
of standby time. $99.99. www.amazon.com/nokia-j-bluetooth-headset-silver/dp/B004XIB91O
Samsung Series 7 Slate PC
Weighing less than 2 pounds and measuring just a half-inch thick,
the Samsung Series 7 Slate is the ultimate portable PC, equipped with an 11.6-inch
screen, powerful Intel Core i5 processor, a full version of Windows 7 Home Premium
or Windows 7 Professional operating system and an up to 128GB solid-state hard
drive. You can type using the onscreen keyboard and navigate through the Slate’s
features with the highly responsive multitouch screen or write on the screen
using a nifty electromagnetic pen — making it easy to take meeting notes, browse
online or create documents and reports in Microsoft Office 2010. An integrated
microphone and dual 2MP (front)/3MP (rear) cameras can record audio/visual files,
which you can store and share via the full-sized USB port or WiFi, WiMAX and
HSPA connections on the go. The Samsung Power Plus technology means that the
Series 7 Slate battery will retain 80 percent of the original battery capacity
for up to 1,500 charges — so the battery works whenever and wherever you need
it, even after three years of use. $1,099–1,349. www.samsung.com
ZAGGfolio for iPad 2
The parade of cool, cutting-edge accessories for the iPad seems never-ending … and here’s the latest. ZAGGfolio, featuring a carbon fiber textured design and a durable microfiber lining, is a thin, multifunction carrying case with removable Bluetooth keyboard for Apple iPad 2. The intuitive, built-in stand has no moving parts and holds your iPad 2 securely in either profile or landscape orientation. Island-style keys provide maximum typing room, while special function keys operate convenient shortcut features directly from the keyboard. Available in a range of colors, as well as leather styles. $99.99. www.zagg.com
Belkin Travel Router
This innovative travel router lets you take your wireless network with you when you travel, creating a personal hotspot for laptops, smartphones and tablets. The high-speed WiFi connection is perfect for hotel rooms and airports, so you don’t have to rely on wired Ethernet connections or slow bandwidth. Pay for one hotel Internet connection and get all your devices online at the same time — the advanced dual-band performance is perfect for watching movies or TV shows and surfing the Web. Its small size makes it easy to pack, and it comes with a handy, handsome travel case that neatly holds its Ethernet cable and power supply. $79.99. www.belkin.com
Qatar Airways is expanding this year, adding eight new destinations to its network. The list includes:
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.
Hotel Indigo recently launched its Clues to the Neighborhood initiative, a fun way for travelers to discover experiences in property neighborhoods. Clues to the Neighborhood uses curated artifacts to artfully present travelers with a new look at a locale, with the hope of leading them to local museums, shops, music venues, restaurants and bars.
Since 1970, Goway Travel has been committed to providing customized travel experiences for world travelers. Few things are better evidence of this commitment than being awarded the 2019 Trazees award for Favorite Tour Operator. Goway Travel heartily thanks the readers of Trazee Travel for this honor and for their confidence in Goway’s work in creating travel memories that’ll last a lifetime.
Travelers in Las Vegas can enjoy a new dining concept at Wynn Las Vegas starting March 19. A new restaurant, Elio, will debut, offering an energetic environment and thoughtful menu items reflecting Mexico’s rich culinary traditions. Small plates focus on seafood and produce, while entrees are shareable. A lounge offers agave-based spirits.
ForwardKeys.com found an increase of 4.5 percent in 2019 was significantly slower than the 6 percent growth in 2018 and the average over the last decade of 6.8 percent per year. The increase last year was less than expected, but projections for quarter one of 2020 is more optimistic. Bookings are expected to grow 8.3 percent when compared to the same period in 2019.
United Airlines’ environmentally friendly efforts lessen the impact on local U.S. communities.
Château Élan Winery & Resort reopened in Braselton, Georgia, following a $25 million comprehensive renovation. The first major refurbishment since the resort’s inception in the mid-1980s pays homage to the estate's 16th-century charm, while taking the property into the future. Now, the resort offers 251 brand-new guestrooms and 24 suites, four new food and beverage venues, an immersive spa, pool terrace and new lobby. The winery likewise received a facelift.