Palm Treo 750 Smartphone
From the original king of the handheld innovators comes the Palm Treo 750, which embodies all the mobile capabilities you could ever ask for in one slick design. A GSM world phone, Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.0 Pocket PC Phone Edition,Windows Media Player 10 Mobile, built-in PDF viewer, and a 1.3-megapixel digital video camera are just a handful (literally) of the features that will quickly make the Treo 750 your favorite traveling buddy — even though it doesn’t pitch in for gas. $299. (http://www.palm.com)
HP Compaq 2510p Notebook PC
The smallest and lightest business notebook PC in the Hewlett-Packard arsenal, this tiny powerhouse packs a lot of punch despite its mere 2.9-pound size. A choice of Intel Core 2 Duo Ultra Low Voltage processors with Intel Centrino Pro mobile technology maximizes efficiency, while its 12.1-inch diagonal widescreen Illumi-Lite display extends battery run time by up to 90 minutes. For optimal security, the nifty Drive Encryption for HP ProtectTools encrypts all information on the hard drive volume, making it unreadable to an unauthorized person. The HP QuickLook feature lets you browse your email, calendars, and contact information with a touch of a button, whether your PC is turned on or not. Starts at $1599. (http://www.hp.com)
EWOO by Zicplay
The folks at Zicplay in Switzerland have developed the first (believe it or not) remote control for iPod and iTunes. The unit includes an iPod dock and a USB adapter to control and browse iTunes on the computer. Connect the dock to your audio/video equipment and take advantage of its 100-foot operating range to blast your favorite songs through your speakers while surfing your playlists from the comfort of your sofa. $129. (http://www.play-ewoo.com)
HEADPLAY Personal Cinema System
For the traveler who has everything, this cutting-edge, portable visual headset and media center offers a high-resolution, truly cinematic viewing experience for movie watching, Internet surfing and gaming. It connects directly to game consoles, DVD players, iPods, PCs and cell phones, can read stored media using compact flash or USB, and offers universal compatibility with hardware platforms worldwide. The viewer, which displays a virtual 52-inch screen, delivers separate but identical images to each eye, helping to eliminate eyestrain. It doesn’t get cooler than this. $499. (http://www.headplay.com)
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.
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 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.
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.
The Sports Industry Awards returned with a bang last night as 200 guests packed the W Hotel Great Ball Room for the gala ceremony.
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.