Mazzo Mobile PowerDrive Slim
This sleek, new, pocket-sized, certified hard drive amps up the power for iOS devices with more than 15 hours of backup charging and 128 GB backup storage. While it boasts the same amp output as Apple iPad chargers and the same core processor as the iPhone 5s, it features a built-in app for managing files between devices. Save your files, such as several full-length movies and music, to your devices and access them through your iPhone, iPad or iPod while traveling. The PowerDrive app lets you manage files with just a tap. Available in 16 GB, 32 GB, 64 GB or 128 GB. From $79.
Samsung ATIV Book 9
The most streamlined Book 9 ever, Samsung’s latest Ultrabook weighs in at a feather-light 2 pounds and a blade-thin 0.46 inches, with an Intel Broadwell Core M processor designed for ultra-portable devices and a battery life of up to 10.5 hours, making it a mobile user’s dream. Its ergonomic keyboard offers comfortable, efficient mobile typing, while its WiFi Amp enables Internet connection speeds up to 20 percent faster. With seamless sharing between devices, effortlessly share files and make and receive phone calls from the unit without having your mobile device on hand. A WQXGA (2560 x 1600) display and integrated Digital Natural Image Engine technology provide discernibly sharper text, images and video content. From $1,199.99.
B&O PLAY Beolit 15 Bluetooth Speaker
Drawing upon the storied Danish brand’s reputation as the go-to source for serious audiophiles, Bang & Olufsen unveils its latest Bluetooth speaker, a portable powerhouse. With 24 hours of continuous playtime from a single battery charge, True360 omni-directional sound and top-notch materials like anodized aluminum and full-grain leather, it pairs the best of Scandinavian design with unparalleled performance. Bring the Beolit anywhere you want — its 240 watts of peak power pack enough punch to fill the largest of rooms. $599.
Helios Smart Solar Charger
The first solar-powered charger designed for on-the-go use, the pocket-sized Helios Smart charges three times faster than any other portable solar charger, capturing enough energy in just 90 minutes of direct sunlight to fully juice a standard smartphone (compared to nine to 10 hours for standard solar chargers). Designed with a patent-pending tri-fold style and ultra-high-efficiency solar panels, it can charge your mobile device in a variety of real-life settings, from a windowsill to a table at an outdoor café or a passenger seat while you’re driving. And if solar charging isn’t always an option, it includes two USB ports for charging devices the old-fashioned way. $159.
United Airlines’ environmentally friendly efforts lessen the impact on local U.S. communities.
As part of Germany’s climate package, a plan to reduce emissions, the country will raise departure taxes at German airports. Taxes will go up as much as 60 percent, and are expected to raise up to €740 million. The funds will then be used to lower VAT on rail fares from 19 percent to 7 percent.
Norwegian Cruise Line took delivery of its newest ship, Norwegian Encore, ahead of its naming ceremony Nov. 21. The 1,100-foot-long ship boasts a guest capacity of nearly 4,000. Since Norwegian Cruise Line took delivery of the shi, Oct. 30, Norwegian Encore sailed from Germany to England before making its way to New York City, then Miami, where the christening ceremony takes place next week.
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.
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.
Swiss-Belhotel International boasts an impressive portfolio throughout 22 countries, including 10 ASEAN member countries. This growth is continuing with the group’s new plans to debut four properties in Thailand.