Myvu Made for iPod Personal Media Viewer
Wow your friends with your up-to-the-minute gadget savvy. This funky eyewear display looks like a pair of cool wraparound shades and offers a viewing experience comparable to watching a large TV screen from six feet away. Composed of lightweight eyewear with built-in video viewing and audio systems, as well as an ultra-thin battery pack that doubles as a protective iPod case, the Myvu is the perfect solution for watching movies on the go. Designed for use with the new iTunes 7, it’s compatible with 30GB, 60GB and 80GB iPods with video. Slip the Myvu on and you’ll instantly become the most plugged-in person you know. $299. (www.myvu.com)
Memorex Mega TravelDrive
Portable hard drives just get smaller and better. The latest from Memorex, also launched at CES, boasts 12 GB of capacity in a sleek, 2.6-inch design. Carry the equivalent of three full-length DVD-quality movies in this little device, equipped with a pivoting USB connector that plugs into any computer’s USB port without an extra power supply. And at this price, it provides some of the best cost-per-megabyte ratios compared to other portable solutions currently on the market. $149.99. (www.memorex.com)
Fresh from its debut at this year’s Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas, this is the first Internet service provider for cars that instantly transforms your ride into a WiFi hotspot. Designed to work on 95 percent of U.S. roads, regardless of driving conditions or location, it provides a secure broadband-level connection to any WiFi-enabled device within close proximity to your vehicle. Autonet Mobile’s patent-pending TRU Technology enables seamless Internet connectivity — just plug it into your car’s power source and you’re ready to go. One word of advice: Leave the email-checking and Web-surfing to your passengers — or at least pull over first. $399 plus monthly $49 service charge. (www.autonetmobile.com)
SkyCaddie SG4 Rangefinder
SkyGolf, maker of the world’s first GPS rangefinder for golfers’ personal use, has unveiled this souped-up version for avid players everywhere. Its patented IntelliGreen technology lets you measure the full depth and shape of the green from any angle of approach, and shows distance for all targets and hazards on SkyGolf’s network of many thousands of professionally mapped courses. The SG4 features a large LCD screen for enhanced target display, a rechargeable lithium battery that lasts up to 12 hours and it’s water-resistant for play in all weather conditions. Don’t be surprised if cries of “SG4!” replace “Fore!” during your next foray onto the links. $349.95. (www.skygolfgps.com)
Expansion plans involving a new 14-gate concourse at Mineta San Jose International Airport in California must clear environmental review before moving forward.
United Airlines’ environmentally friendly efforts lessen the impact on local U.S. communities.
Hyatt Regency Barcelona Tower opened following full renovations to its 280 guestrooms and public spaces. The property is the second Hyatt Regency in Spain. The hotel sits in a Barcelona skyline landmark, a 29-story tower topped with a glass dome that provides travelers with 360-degree views and an unparalleled dining experience.
Opened this past November, Osaka Excel Tokyu Hotel rethinks the classic Japanese business hotel format in a delightful way. While the basic design concept is rooted in generations-old Japanese aesthetics, its wow factor comes from the interior designers’ approach of filtering them through a kaleidoscope. This effect is accomplished with ornate hexagonal lamps, carpeting with geometric shape motifs and pops of happy gold and blue hues. The lobby adds to that with a whimsical, but sophisticated mix of artwork and decorative ornaments, with a color palette and ornamentation that extends to 364 private rooms and suites throughout 17 floors.
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.
In an age where airlines continually look for new ways to increase connectivity and offer passengers more options, a new agreement gives United Airlines passengers the ability to book spots on 68 Vistara-operated flights to 26 destinations in India. The agreement goes into effect Feb. 28.
Reconnect with nature and step outside your comfort zone at Palmaïa, The House of AïA. The new Riviera Maya resort focuses on inner exploration and a respect for nature, offering visitors an array of experiences promoting self-discovery and spiritual wellness.
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.
Qatar Airways is expanding this year, adding eight new destinations to its network. The list includes: