Hammacher Schlemmer Photo to iPad Scanning Dock
This groovy multitasking gizmo saves irreplaceable photos directly to your iPad while docking and charging the device, making it a snap to preserve your most precious pics (and documents). A free app controls the sheet-fed scanner, converting photos to a sharp 300- or 600-dpi JPG image in as little as 12 seconds, displaying them on screen in real time and stashing them on your camera roll. The dock recharges your iPad in five hours while holding it upright and scans sheets up to 8.5 inches by 14 inches. Compatible with iPad 4, iPad Mini and iPhone 5/s/c running iOS 6 or later. $119.95.
Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge
Billed as the most advanced smartphones on the market, the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge (with a dual curved-edge design) live up to the red-hot hype. They boast Samsung’s cutting-edge core technology, including the world’s first 14nm mobile processor with 64-bit platform, plus a new LPDDR4 memory system and UFS 2.0 flash memory for higher performance and enhanced memory speed with lower power consumption. The ultra-vivid front (5MP) and rear (16MP) cameras feature advanced light sensitivities and solutions for the best image quality available in a smartphone. Launch the camera from any screen in 0.7 seconds by double-clicking the home button. Sprint offers a free S6 with the Unlimited Plus Plan at $80/month; other plans vary.
Most travelers are familiar with the havoc insomnia and jet lag can wreak on productivity. This high-tech sleep aid uses electromechanical transducers to convert music’s electrical signals into calming vibrations only you can hear to reduce stress, stimulate your relaxation response and improve sleep. Simply download the five included music programs to your device (or purchase the optional pre-loaded MP3 player), connect the player to a cord within the zippered pocket, place the Dreampad Mini in your own pillowcase, and you’ll soon be snoozing. More than 80 percent of participants in a recent study showed a significant relaxation response within 15 minutes, but there’s a 30-day, money-back guarantee. $179.
The world’s first interactive portable Android whiteboard, this innovative projector turns any flat surface — wall, ceiling or floor — into an 80-inch touch screen. Just turn it on, grab an infrared stylus (two included, as well as an AirMouse) and start interacting: Write on documents or present proposals and slide decks on the go. It’s equipped with a built-in Android operating system, WiFi and 4GB of onboard memory, so you can download apps via Google Play or project any native Android app by plugging in your tablet or phone. It’s about the size of a day planner, so you can easily take it with you. $599.
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.
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.
Thessaloniki is the second-largest city of Greece and the most important center of the area. Built near the sea, elegant and refined, the Greek “Lady of the North” is a modern, vivacious city that welcomes visitors eager to learn about its history and culture, and at the same time have fun, relax, go shopping or simply explore the cityscape by the sea.
United Airlines announces a number of new routes.
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.