Samsung GALA XY Tab 10.1
The brand-new GALAXY Tab 10.1 from Samsung is the thinnest mobile tablet on the market at just 0.34 inches thick and a scant 21 ounces. A true road warrior, it boasts HSPA+ network speeds of up to 21Mbps, as well as Bluetooth and WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n connectivity to deliver rapid mobile download speeds and reduce data transfer times. Samsung’s TouchWiz user experience is designed with a Live Panel menu, so you can customize the home screen to display a variety of content including digital pictures, favorite websites and social network feeds. In addition, the interface includes an application tray of commonly used features, such as task manager, calendar and music player, which can be launched while other major applications are in use, including large file downloads and document editing. The GALAXY Tab 10.1 is also pre-loaded with Readers Hub and Music Hub, providing instant access to more than 2.2 million books; 2,000 newspapers (49 languages); 2,300 magazines (22 languages) and 13 million songs. The devices are also designed with Samsung’s Social Hub, which aggregates email, instant messaging, contacts, calendar and social network connections into a single interface. $499 (16MB), $599 (32MB).
SuperTooth HD Speakerphone
Introducing the SuperTooth HD — no, it’s not a dental innovation but the most advanced Bluetooth speakerphone on the market, with the ability to communicate on social networks all via voice commands. With Twin Speaker V Array Technology, the SuperTooth HD features two speakers with a 5-watt audio output and a 5.4-watt amplifier, making it three times more powerful than any other speakerphone. The built-in dual microphones pick up voices more clearly; together, these advanced audio features produce unrivaled audio quality in both emission and reception. Using just voice commands, you can answer incoming calls, select pre-dialed phone numbers, check battery level or retrieve voicemail. The SuperTooth Handsfree Assistant feature allows drivers to compose and send Facebook, Twitter, email and SMS messages, all via voice. The SuperTooth HD can also read incoming SMS and email messages on Android and BlackBerry phones via the specific application. It’s compatible with all Bluetooth-enabled phones, including iPhones, BlackBerrys and other smartphones with an Android OS or Windows Mobile operating system. $129.
Moshi iVisor for iPad 2
So you’ve managed to get your hands on the new iPad 2 — nice work! Now you need to keep it safe. The iVisor is an advanced screen protector that shields the iPad touch screen without hindering its appearance or functionality, and is the only screen protector on the market that is removable, reusable and 100 percent bubble-free. Featuring an anti-reflective matte finish that helps reduce glare and smudging, the iVisor AG has been expertly designed to adhere flawlessly to the iPad 2 screen for a precise fit. It’s also equipped with a polymer adhesive that allows repeated cleaning and re-application, so it’s the only screen protector you need for the life of your iPad 2. The iVisor’s multilayer construction is engineered specifically to offer excellent scratch/smudge resistance while retaining optimal touch screen sensitivity and feedback. Available in black or white. $30.
The Franklin London Launches Afternoon Tea Inspired by Victoria & Albert Museum’s “Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser”
The Franklin London – Starhotels Collezione, located in the heart of Knightsbridge, launched a new afternoon tea inspired by the “Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser” exhibit at the nearby Victoria & Albert Museum. Diners booking the tea also have the option to book an offer including a pre-reserved ticket to the in-demand exhibition.
The biggest names in the Middle East sporting community will gather for the Sports Industry Awards as the event returns for its eighth edition. SPIA recognizes the achievements of individuals, organizations, facilities and campaigns that contributed to the development of sport in the region.
Pride Month is in full swing and to celebrate the community, make a colorful cocktail everyone will enjoy. These colorful ingredients will get the party started during Pride or any time of the year. Start this recipe the night before to create the rainbow ice cubes.
Up Norway, Norway’s travel curator, partners with sustainability experts to offer travelers a new tour. The Discovery Route, called the “world’s most sustainable journey,” combines personal wellness with the wellness of the environment.
The Sports Industry Awards returned with a bang last night as 200 guests packed the W Hotel Great Ball Room for the gala ceremony.
Driving into Dallas during a rainstorm, we were eager to arrive at our destination. The valet parking at Marriott Dallas Uptown is underground and ideal for inclement weather. We took the elevator to the lobby and made our way to the registration desk. The staff wore masks, but still managed to convey a warm greeting. On the wall behind them hung a colorful piece of art made partially from reclaimed wood that depicts neighborhood scenes. The new hotel covers an entire block in a residential area and opened earlier this year.
Business travel is on the brink of returning, according to three new reports. The latest monthly Traveler Confidence Index developed by Travel Again shows business traveler confidence soared in May, with 42 percent now fully ready to travel, up from just 20 percent in April. An additional 31 percent are planning some type of business travel for summer, with 74 percent willing to travel domestically for business in the next 90 days. However, employers may not be as ready, with only 22 percent of business travel respondents with current business travel plans.
Although travel restrictions are beginning to lift, many Americans aren’t ready to travel yet, but still want to get out and explore something new. WalletHub, a personal-finance website, recently conducted a study to find out the best cities for a staycation this summer.