Simple Yet Brilliant Tech Innovations

Nov 1, 2013
2013 / November 2013

MiFi Liberate

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.

MyIdKey © MyIdKey

MyIdKey © MyIdKey


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.

PocketPlug © PocketPlug

PocketPlug © PocketPlug


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.

Field Trip © Fieldtripper

Field Trip © Fieldtripper

Field Trip

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.


FX Excursions

FX Excursions offers the chance for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in destinations around the world.

Oct 18, 2019

Shop Your Favorite Hotel Products

Four Seasons now offers a full-service, online shopping experience. Travelers can purchase Four Seasons beds, linens, towels, robes and more. Each product receives premium packaging and door-to-door delivery, with the shopping experience assisted by unique chat options — shoppers enjoy the Four Seasons standard of service from home.

TAP Air Portugal Adds 15 Flights Each Week From U.S., Canada

TAP Air Portugal is adding 15 new weekly flights from the United States and Canada by summer 2020,  a new record for the carrier of 71 weekly flights between North America and Portugal.

Oct 17, 2019

Rosewood Washington D.C. Reopens with New Experiences

One of Washington, D.C.’s most luxurious urban retreats, Rosewood Washington D.C., recently reopened with new and revamped experiences.

Oct 17, 2019

Germany Discusses Doubling Air Travel Tax

In response to climate change, Germany’s Christian Democrats proposed doubling taxes on domestic flights to reduce CO2 emissions. The plan would exempt connecting flights (part of long-haul trips) so the impact would only be on the current tax of $8.10 per ticket for domestic flights.

The Island of the Knights

Welcome to Rhodes, a medieval treasure beautifully preserved throughout the centuries. Rhodes is the capital of the Dodecanese, an island ideal not only for those who want to relax, but also for those looking for an action-packed holiday! With its bright green hills, rich green valleys and uninterrupted line of golden beaches, Rhodes is truly a blessed place. “The sun island” has more sunshiny days and milder temperatures throughout the year than any other location in Greece. It is, after all, one of the country’s easternmost places and among the first to welcome summer on its impressive beaches. Add in the excellent facilities for tourism, the island’s special blend of cosmopolitan and traditional, and numerous cultural and archaeological sites, the most important being the Medieval (Old) Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and you’ve got the perfect holiday destination. While on Rhodes, don’t miss a daytrip to nearby Sými. An island of sponge divers and seamen, Sými used to have 30,000 inhabitants before the Second World War and was the richest island in the Dodecanese, despite its small size. Today, Sými attracts many visitors thanks to its beautifully preserved Neo-Classical buildings and the famous Archangel Michael monastery at Panormitis.

Oct 17, 2019

Hyatt Announces New Property Coming to Cairo

The Hyatt Regency brand returns to Cairo with the anticipated 2020 opening of Hyatt Regency Cairo West. The property is aimed at both business and leisure travelers with its close proximity to Pyramids Heights Business Park, diverse corporations and landmarks such as the Pyramids of Giza.

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Oct 16, 2019

Anniversary Offer in Hokkaido

Will you travel over your anniversary this year? This hotel in Japan has everything you could need to celebrate in style.

Your Home Away From Home

Experience a big-city hotel stay that doesn’t feel like your typical urban visit at Chicago’s Claridge House, nestled in the sought-after Gold Coast neighborhood. The hotel’s sophisticated décor and serene residential ambience foster the atmosphere of an oasis amid the hustle and bustle of a busy metropolis.

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Oct 16, 2019

Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok Completes Renovation

On Nov. 11, one of Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok’s distinctive features will reopen to the public.