Sony’s “boxless” Bluetooth headset boasts a compact design and features a Smart Charge system with no external battery, thanks to minimized electrical circuits and micro-sized Balanced Armature drivers. The drivers produce a broad, even frequency response with notable vocal clarity and are tuned for higher or lower frequency response and combined to emphasize certain sound characteristics. With a subtle, streamlined design, these unobtrusive headphones let you stream wireless music from compatible players and make hands-free calls. The compact carrying case acts as a portable charging station to charge the earbuds for up to 3.5 hours of use. $299.99.
The “low battery” icon that pops up all too often on mobile phones and other devices strikes fear into the heart of even the most savvy business traveler. Enter the ZAGGsparq, the world’s most powerful battery backup and charger. Compatible with any USB-charged device, including iPhone and iPad, it carries multiple charges and can charge two devices simultaneously. Its Optimized USB port charges smartphones and tablets at optimal speeds, juicing your devices four times faster than traditional backup batteries. To charge devices not compatible with the Optimized charge, plug them into the General USB port. It even comes with complimentary European adapters. $99.99.
The Slim line of USB drives from the iconic Swiss Army brand features iron-clad protection and a range of storage capabilities in a flight-friendly slim design. It’s equipped with the most sophisticated USB data encryption technology available, offering unmatched protection for digital data. Ranging in capacity from 4GB to 128GB (enough to accommodate 26,500 songs or 32 Britannica encyclopedias with multimedia content), the Slim line comes in a range of funky hues including orange, pink and green. Starting at $45.99 (4GB).
This brand-new video/MP3 player with a 1.8-inch color display is a perfect fit for a beach outing. With 4GB of memory, it stores up to 2,300 songs, 20 hours of video or thousands of pictures. The display offers a crisp, clear image and features video playback for easy navigation and viewing of artists and song titles. It has a built-in 5-megapixel camera as well as a video and voice recorder — ideal for recording notes, lectures, you name it. Its high-speed USB 2.0 connection makes for quick file transfers, and the built-in clip keeps your hands free as you multitask away. It’s available in five fun, fresh colors at a budget-friendly price. $24.98.
Expansion plans involving a new 14-gate concourse at Mineta San Jose International Airport in California must clear environmental review before moving forward.
oneworld is an alliance of 13 world-leading airlines committed to providing the highest level of service and connecting you to more than 1,100 destinations around the world.
Hyatt Regency Barcelona Tower opened following full renovations to its 280 guestrooms and public spaces. The property is the second Hyatt Regency in Spain. The hotel sits in a Barcelona skyline landmark, a 29-story tower topped with a glass dome that provides travelers with 360-degree views and an unparalleled dining experience.
Opened this past November, Osaka Excel Tokyu Hotel rethinks the classic Japanese business hotel format in a delightful way. While the basic design concept is rooted in generations-old Japanese aesthetics, its wow factor comes from the interior designers’ approach of filtering them through a kaleidoscope. This effect is accomplished with ornate hexagonal lamps, carpeting with geometric shape motifs and pops of happy gold and blue hues. The lobby adds to that with a whimsical, but sophisticated mix of artwork and decorative ornaments, with a color palette and ornamentation that extends to 364 private rooms and suites throughout 17 floors.
Since 1970, Goway Travel has been committed to providing customized travel experiences for world travelers. Few things are better evidence of this commitment than being awarded the 2019 Trazees award for Favorite Tour Operator. Goway Travel heartily thanks the readers of Trazee Travel for this honor and for their confidence in Goway’s work in creating travel memories that’ll last a lifetime.
In an age where airlines continually look for new ways to increase connectivity and offer passengers more options, a new agreement gives United Airlines passengers the ability to book spots on 68 Vistara-operated flights to 26 destinations in India. The agreement goes into effect Feb. 28.
Reconnect with nature and step outside your comfort zone at Palmaïa, The House of AïA. The new Riviera Maya resort focuses on inner exploration and a respect for nature, offering visitors an array of experiences promoting self-discovery and spiritual wellness.
United Airlines’ environmentally friendly efforts lessen the impact on local U.S. communities.
Qatar Airways is expanding this year, adding eight new destinations to its network. The list includes: