Bushnell PinSeeker 1500 with Slope +/-
What makes this laser rangefinder different from others on the market? It’s equipped with a built-in inclinometer that provides you with a compensated distance based upon the degree of incline or decline — so if you’re aiming uphill or downhill, the handy 10-ounce PinSeeker will adjust the yardage reading for the distance and angle to better aid with club selection. It’s capable of ranging distances from five to 1,500 yards and is accurate within plus- or minus-one yard, and is 100 percent waterproof. Hey, we need all the help we can get on the links. $643.75. (www.bushnellgolf.com)
Sony Reader Portable Reader System
This cool new eBook reader from Sony lets you take a literal library of books with you wherever you go — all on a sleek, lightweight device the size of a paperback. It boasts the world’s first consumer application of a revolutionary technology called Electronic ink (E ink), which offers much higher resolution than traditional portable devices and delivers a realistic print look that rivals traditional paper. The result is crisp text and graphics that can be read from practically any angle and in any light, from bright sunlight to a dimly lighted room. And the rechargeable battery allows about 7,500 page turns per charge. When you’re not devouring the latest best-seller, you also can use the Reader to store and display documents in Adobe PDF format, RTF, text and JPEG photos. Sony’s just-launched Connect eBook store already offers more than 10,000 titles. Now where can we get a virtual library card? $350. (www.sony.com/reader)
This GPS navigation system from Delphi offers a budget-friendly alternative to the slew of pricier GPS systems currently on the market. The NAV200 comes pre-loaded with U.S. and Canada maps and is equipped with a high-sensitivity SiRF GPS antenna. When you’re not using the NAV200 to get you to your destination, its 3.5-inch, antiglare, full-color screen is perfect for watching movies, viewing pictures or listening to MP3s downloaded from your computer onto an additional SD card (sold separately). An optional adapter gives city commuters current traffic information via Traffic Monitoring Channel programming and adjusts your route to avoid back-ups and bottlenecks. $399. (www.delphi.com)
Imagine if you could have all your voicemail messages emailed to you in near-real time? The folks at SimulScribe have come up with a service that does just that. Using advanced voice recognition technology, SimulScribe converts messages into emails to be delivered to your BlackBerry or Treo, or to text messages if you’re using a nonemail-equipped mobile phone. A WAV file of the message comes attached in case you still want to listen to the audio and your messages are stored online just as they would be in a regular email account. How cool is that? Twenty-five cents per message after one-month free trial. (www.simulscribe.com)
Icelandair recently announced its newest North American gateway: Detroit, Michigan. The seasonal flights begin May 18, 2023, taking off from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport to Reykjavik (KEF), Iceland. The four weekly, non-stop flights will run through Oct. 30, 2023. Flight 872 departs Detroit for Iceland Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, at 8:30 p.m., on a 160-seat Boeing 737MAX. The return, from Reykjavik to Detroit, departs 5 p.m. on the same days of the week, arriving at 6:25 p.m.
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If your personal travel nirvana involves fabulous scenery and a snappy, reviving hike in bracing winter air, Bannikin Travel & Tourism hopes to make your dreams come true with a selection of new winter walking itineraries in Scotland (other trip options are available in England and Ireland). Here’s what you can look forward to in 2023:
As of November 2022, Rohrkopfhutte (mountain hut) on Germany’s Tegelberg mountain reopened, and the dream view from the terrace, of the castles of Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau and the stunning Schwangauer Alpsee, can be seen in the valley below.
Experience the beauty of Alaska and save 60 percent off cruise fares on your second and fourth guests. Plus, drinks, WiFi and tips are all included.
Palm Springs became a destination of legend when Hollywood’s biggest and brightest during cinema’s “Golden Age” turned the desert community into their glamourous backyard. While restaurants and hotels epitomizing definitive Palm Springs luxury open, adapt and change with the times, it says something that one of its hottest restaurants sets up an outpost back in Los Angeles. And that’s exactly what chef Michael Beckman and restaurateur Joe Mourani did on the southern tip of the always-evolving Fairfax District.
Whether you prefer a villa on the beach or an ultra-luxe suite downtown, you’ll find everything you’re looking for in Los Cabos.
Six Senses recently announced plans to open its first Australian property in Burnham Beeches, a heritage mansion built in 1933 and situated on the 22 hectares of fern glades and forested hills of the Dandenong Ranges. The property lies 24 miles from Melbourne and neighbors Alfred Nicholas Memorial Gardens, one of the country’s finest examples of domestic Art Deco.