OptiShot2 Golf Simulator
This second-generation, award-winning golf simulator lets you play or practice on 3D, fully immersive, exact replicas of world-famous golf courses in the comfort of your own home with the swing and ball-shot accuracy of real golf. The 16 precisely calibrated, high-speed 48MHz infrared sensors track your favorite clubs before, during and after contact. OptiShot2 technology and PinPoint accuracy provide precise, instantaneous feedback; after each swing, the simulator transmits data to your Mac or Windows computer in real time, tracking speed, tempo, club plane and hand path. Display on your high-def TV or with a projector, and up to four players can shoot full rounds. And it’s guaranteed to improve your game in 30 days or your money back. $499.95.
The new Charge from Fitbit, the market leader in activity wristbands, boasts a bright OLED screen and seven to 10 days’ worth of battery life. In addition to acting as a pedometer to track steps, distance, floors climbed, calories burned and active minutes, it also includes a caller ID feature and wirelessly and automatically syncs to your smartphone or computer to display detailed charts and graphs so you can track your trends over time. Also use Charge to track your sleep and set a silent, vibrating alarm to make getting up just a little less jarring. $129.95.
SanDisk iXpand Flash Drive for iPhone and iPad
This sleek flash drive from SanDisk is the easiest way to transfer photos and videos between your iPhone, iPad and PC and Mac computers at more than three times the speed of other drives, so you can quickly free up memory on your device and instantly expand storage by up to 64GB. It automatically copies photos and videos from the camera roll to the drive when connected and allows you to play all popular-format videos and music files directly from the drive through the downloadable iXpand Sync app. Available in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB sizes. $59.99–109.99.
Logitech Bluetooth Multi-Device Keyboard K480
A 2015 CES Innovation Awards Honoree, the K480 is the first desk keyboard designed for use with up to three devices, regardless of computing platform. Say you’re working on a report on your computer and you want to respond to a message on your smartphone or type a tweet on your tablet. No problem — simply turn the Easy-Switch dial and respond, all from one keyboard. The integrated cradle holds your phone or tablet at just the right angle for you to read while you type. Available in black or white. $49.99.
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.
FOR THOSE OF US PASSIONATE about wellness pursuits and who feel most at peace close to the sea, there’s nothing quite like the synergy offered by a floating spa integrated into the setting of a luxurious cruise ship. I’m sailing through the Mediterranean from Rome to Barcelona, discovering along the way that the Crystal Life Spa & Beauty Salon on board the Crystal Serenity provides not only the element of high-end indulgence but also the cruise line’s signature commitment to attention and service.
CONSIDERING THAT JUST A LITTLE more than a century ago — 1910, to be exact — Miami’s population was only about 5,400 people, it’s easy to see why this South Florida hot spot has long been considered a boomtown. And the evolution continues to impress as the city gears up to welcome an array of new services, amenities and experiences.
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Ethiopian Airlines added a daily non-stop between Brussels (BRU) and Addis Ababa (ADD). The carrier previously made stopovers in Vienna (VIE) three days a week, increasing the journey time from seven hours to nine.
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.
Last month, British Airways announced plans to offset carbon emissions from all its flights within the United Kingdom. The initiative begins next year and carbon emissions are offset via the United Nations’ carbon offsetting scheme, which invests in carbon reduction projects around the world, such as reforestation and rainforest protection.