An accurate and consistent real-time motion-capture technology for putters and drivers, Blast Golf is a removable, Bluetooth-connected motion sensor that analyzes and records putts and full swings for eight hours, allowing you to quantify your progress and share highlights with your golf buddies via social networks. The companion iOS app features Smart Video Capture, detecting metrics like swing speed, loft and lie. Identify trends through stats and graphs, capture them and personalize your video with overlaid metrics. Proprietary sensing technology maintains accuracy within less than one mile per hour. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch 5th generation running iOS 7.0 or higher. Includes a wireless charging base. $149.95.
Introducing the latest tool for the techie who has everything: a 3-D mouse you wear on your finger and operate using gestures and thumb actions. The Mycestro wirelessly connects to your computer, tablet or other device, allowing you to control it from up to 30 feet away. Its compact, lightweight design doesn’t interfere with your typing; and since it doesn’t require a surface, it’s ideal for use on airplanes and in other close quarters. Three buttons act as left, center and right clicks; to scroll, simply run your finger across all three. Its out-of-the-box, plug-and-play functionality works with Windows, Apple and Android operating systems. $149.
The world’s first interactive smart bag charges phones, laptops, tablets and thousands of other devices. Equipped with a built-in, flight-friendly, rechargeable 26,000 mAH lithium-ion battery and intelligent connectors that automatically supply the correct voltage for your device, it powers up to three devices simultaneously with three LED-backlit, USB reversible ports, fully charging a laptop or iPhone 5S 14 times. A downloadable app reveals remaining power and charge levels, while a loss-prevention feature sends a message to your phone if you leave the bag behind. Crafted of water-resistant, padded canvas, it converts into a messenger bag or backpack in seconds. In red or black. $649 (PC), $699 (Mac).
Amazon Fire TV Stick
This new streaming media HDMI stick connects your HDTV to online entertainment, combining all your favorite subscriptions and streaming services with Amazon’s digital content. Watch more than 200,000 TV episodes and movies, including selections from Netflix, Amazon Instant Video and Hulu Plus; rent videos from 99 cents; or enjoy sports, news, music and games. Advanced Streaming and Prediction for Amazon Instant Video learns what movies and shows you like and gets them ready — no waiting for videos to buffer. Access Prime Music to enjoy a million-plus artists through your TV, commercial-free. Pre-registered to your Amazon account, the device sets up in minutes; eligible customers get a free 30-day trial of Netflix and Amazon Prime. $39.
The Ritz-Carlton Maui, Kapalua recently announced the final phase of a $100 million resort-wide transformation, set to be unveiled by the end of 2022. Located across 54 acres of pristine, wide-open space overlooking Honokahua Bay, The Ritz-Carlton Maui, Kapalua is a sanctuary for guests seeking a luxurious escape.
Considering an autumnal adventure or Thanksgiving trip this year? Well, with walkable cities, cozy pubs and lots of seasonal festivals, the island of Ireland is calling. And if you need more reasons to Press the Green Button and go, take a look and see what awaits you on the Emerald Isle …
Banyan Tree Group recently announced its first-ever expansion into Japan with five new properties across four concepts. The hospitality group’s partnership with Wealth Management Group saw Dhawa Yura and Garrya Nijo Castle launch in June, with two more properties slated to open now through 2026. Another partnership with Terraform Capital sees plans to build Cassia, a property in the ski resort of Niseko.
When American travelers make plans to visit Portugal, Lisbon is usually their first stop.
Wilderness Reserve, an 8,000-acre estate of historic and charming properties, woodlands and lakes, invites visitors to its newly launched YOXMAN, a three-day, Michelin-starred dining experience. Four United Kingdom chefs come together to prepare an array of different cuisines throughout the weekend, and guests are treated to plenty of entertainment throughout the experience.
Start planning that long-awaited trip to the island of Ireland. With all travel restrictions now lifted, there has never been a better time to visit.
Rosewood Hotels & Resorts adds to its growing collection with Rosewood Hotel Bauer, slated to open in Venice in 2025. Led by Venice-based architect Alberto Torsello and interior design group BAR Studio, the property will lie in the city’s historic San Marco district.