The MiFi Liberate creates a personal WiFi cloud, providing lightning-fast 4G LTE Internet connectivity for up to 10 devices simultaneously, so you can connect your laptop, tablet, e-reader and music player along with your colleagues, family and friends. The first-ever mobile hotspot equipped with a vibrant color touch screen that makes setup a snap, it lets you manage your connection from the interactive display. Running on AT&T’s fast 4G LTE network, MiFi Liberate lasts for 11 hours with a full charge. It’s ready to roam wherever you do, offering connectivity in more than 200 countries. $49.99 with two-year contract.
Introducing the first voice-search, secure Bluetooth/ USB drive that displays passwords and ID data on the go. Swipe your finger or thumb print across the screen and myIDkey autofills your credentials for any website, whether you’re connected to your phone or tablet via Bluetooth or plugged into your PC via USB. Customize your login with multiple finger swipes, tap sequences and more for unbreakable access. If your myIDkey is lost or stolen, the device will automatically erase if there are multiple attempts to access it; if you find your myIDkey or purchase a new one, you can restore your information by syncing to your desktop or Arkami’s secure cloud. No wonder it won three innovation awards at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show. $169.99.
The first mobile case with an integrated wall charger, PocketPlug is niftily designed with retractable prongs so it does double-duty as a sleek case and portable power source for the iPhone 4/4s, iPhone 5 and Samsung Galaxy S III. Crafted from durable polycarbonate, it protects your device from drops and scratches and makes worrying about whether you brought your charger with you or left it in your hotel room a thing of the past. Just plug your phone into any outlet to power up; it includes an integrated USB port for charging in the car. $69.95.
From Google’s Niantic Labs comes this geo-location-based guide to the cool, hidden and unique things in the world around you. Available for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Google Glass and Android devices, Field Trip runs in the background, seamlessly pushing interesting and relevant information about your present locale such as architectural history, local events, restaurants, shopping, deals and happenings straight to your phone or Glass. The app’s 130 publishers provide content, including Historvius for local history, TimeOut for best places to grab a bite or quaff a cocktail, and Cool Hunting for singular shopping destinations. Like many of the best things in life, it’s free.
Vail Resorts opted to close all 37 resorts early in response to the current COVID-19 pandemic, but the mountain resort operator also wanted to give back to the community in the face of this adversity. The excess perishable food from the various properties was donated to 30 local food banks, schools and community organizations in the communities where Vail Resorts employees live, work and play. Fruit, vegetables, cheese, juice, granola bars and more went to mountain communities from Colorado and Vermont to British Columbia.
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The airline industry responds to the COVID-19 pandemic with updates on cancellations, route capacity reductions and rebooking policies. Here’s an update.
IN A FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND PARTNERSHIP, Singapore Airlines and AeroFarms, the leader in indoor vertical farming, launched a Farm-to-Plane initiative to bring the world’s freshest inflight produce to Singapore flights from Newark International Airport and John F. Kennedy International Airport.
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 may be physically restricted as to where we travel, that doesn’t stop the wandering spirit from feeling the need to explore. With the rise of virtual tourism, we can do just that — explore, but from home.
As a result of travel restrictions and drastic reductions in flights worldwide, Munich Airport is suffering from decreases in nearly every area of its operations. Take-offs and landings reached a low last week, with traffic plummeting to less than 10 percent of the number year over year. Passenger traffic is at 5 percent of last year’s level.
United Airlines’ environmentally friendly efforts lessen the impact on local U.S. communities.
For the next several weeks, we are compiling the thoughts and experiences of our staff, writers and readers about the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. As a travel publication, we’ve all been affected during these difficult times, as have many of our clients, friends, partners and more.