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)
The Global Wellness Institute predicts wellness travel will continue to rise as more travelers seek destinations with a focus on recharging and resetting. Treat yourself to a wellness retreat at Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa. Here are three reasons why it should be at the top of your travel list:
Discover why Global Traveler readers named Cunard® the Best Large-Ship Cruise Line for seven consecutive years. For a limited time, book your voyage during Cunard’s Explore with More promotion and take advantage of lower fares*, up to $1,200 Onboard Credit†, Free Specialty Dining for Two^, 50% Reduced Deposit††, and more. Choose from an array of exciting journeys, including Transatlantic Crossings and voyages to Alaska, the Caribbean and Canada & New England.
This winter season sees a major milestone in the history of Grand Hotel des Bains Kempinski in St. Moritz as the hotel celebrates its 20th birthday. To celebrate those two decades, the hotel invites international guests and locals in St Moritz to experience its freshly renovated lobby as well as a brand-new lobby bar redesigned in a contemporary style.
Exclusive Sailing with Global Traveler
Awareness about fair and sustainable travel continues to grow around the globe, with travelers everywhere considering a destination’s eco-friendly options before visiting. As public consciousness for this important aspect of tourism strengthens, tourists also look beyond just ecotourism and delve deeper into types of travel that allow them to respect the local culture, interact with locals and distribute benefits fairly.
Luxury river cruise line AmaWaterways extends its complimentary pre- or post-cruise land offer as add-ons to select Europe and Egypt cruises for groups and individual travelers in 2023. The offer is also available exclusively for groups in 2024. Now, the cruise line extends the offer for new reservations made through March 31, 2023, on select 2023 departures.