ZOMM Wireless Leash
Here’s a nifty product whose time is long overdue, especially for those who have endured the hassle of losing a phone. Using Bluetooth technology, the keychain-sized ZOMM prevents you from losing or misplacing your mobile phone by vibrating, flashing lights and sounding an alarm when you stray too far from your device (better yet, you can select the appropriate distance). Features include the ability to mute the ringer and other sounds, adjust the ZOMM volume from your phone, customize the number ZOMM dials in case of emergency and even name your ZOMM. It also boasts call notification and a fully functional speakerphone with a noise-canceling microphone for safe hands-free communication — all for less than $100, with no monthly fees. Available in black or white. $99.99.
PeeWee PC Power 2.0 Laptop
Here’s the ideal entry-level computer for your pint-sized, aspiring global traveler. Designed for children 3–12, its ultra-compact design and sturdy, drop-resistant exterior are able to withstand demanding everyday use. Weighing in at less than three pounds, it comes fully loaded with a water-resistant keyboard, a built-in camera, Windows 7, Microsoft Works 9.0 and 15 educational games. Most important, two security software suites — PeeWee Patrol and Privacy — ensure maximum security and protection for children by allowing you to limit how much time they spend browsing and gaming, block inappropriate sites and prevent them from changing system settings. Additionally, the proprietary software lets you take screen shots, view browsing history and control the laptop remotely. $449.99.
MicroVision SHOWWX+ Laser Pico Projector
The SHOWWX+ is the first laser pico projector to offer a big-screen, movie-length experience in an ultra-portable package. Boasting a super-short “throw” ratio, the SHOWWX+ displays large, bright images even in close or cramped environments, such as the back of an airplane seat or in an elevator. The shorter “throw” of SHOWWX+ allows users to project images that are twice as big as those from competing products from the same projection distance. Boasting two hours of battery life and a contrast ratio up to five times higher than competing products, the SHOWWX+ deftly expands viewing experiences beyond a palm- or pad-sized screen. It works with iPod, iPhone and iPad as well as a range of mobile phones, notebooks, cameras and camcorders — anything with video-out or VGA functionality — and casts a 12-inch to 100-inch diagonal image, depending on lighting conditions. $449.
dB Logic SPL2 Earphones
CES 2011 marked the premiere of these no-battery-required, ultra-low-distortion headphones and earphones. dB Logic’s proprietary sound-pressure-level-limiting technology, SPL2, controls volume levels using advanced circuitry, eliminating the need for bulky battery-powered processors required by competitive products. The circuitry regulates the volume when needed while still keeping the musical content largely unchanged. By maintaining the integrity of the sound, this safeguard is virtually imperceptible to the listener, and the audio content does not sound clipped or distorted. Plus, at this cost, you can buy a pair for a tech-savvy friend. $29.99–$39.99.
Expansion plans involving a new 14-gate concourse at Mineta San Jose International Airport in California must clear environmental review before moving forward.
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.
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.
Looking for a truly unique travel experience and considering a new vehicle? The Volvo Overseas Delivery Program is the perfect solution to create your own adventure of a lifetime. Volvo allows you to custom order your new automobile tailored to fit your needs and desires. They will fly you to Sweden to pick up your Volvo so you can drive and explore Scandinavia and Europe on your terms for up to two weeks.
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.
The city took its name from Athena, goddess of wisdom, strategy and war, and protector of the city. The financial, political and administrative center of the country and an all-powerful city-state in antiquity, Athens is a major center of culture. A visit to the first-ever museum dedicated to Byzantium, a stroll around the National Garden and a trip to the Olympeion archaeological site will take you back through time.
Qatar Airways is expanding this year, adding eight new destinations to its network. The list includes: