You may never take this rugged 16-megapixel-photo-HD video-GPS-Wi-Fi camera 60 feet underwater but you could. You could also drop it from over 6-feet without breaking it. But better than the long list of features: it comes in camo.
Unless you’re Travis Pastrana or Shaun White, you don’t have a team of filmers following you around to capture every extreme move you make. The Soloshot unit is like a robotic cameraman for us regular guys. It attaches to a tripod with a camera on it, links with a tracking transmitter that you wear & adjusts the unmanned camera to stay focused on you as you get rad.
Nature can be pretty boring, so to add a sizzling soundtrack to dull stuff like backpacking, skiing, whitewater rafting, & rockclimbing (sarcasm), Braven has created a wireless, water-resistant palm-size speaker with a 12-hour playtime built to endure the elements.
The Bass Egg sends sound waves and vibrations from its base down into whatever object it’s sitting on, using that object as the vehicle for delivering deep bass sound. Put it on a table, desk, dashboard, pretty much anything, and it thumps.
There are lots of choices in portable speaker systems. Few offer the full-range sound quality and battery life of the new JBL Charge. It features a 2X 5-watt speaker set-up with a high capacity 12-hour Li-ion battery, Bluetooth streaming, and a built-in bass port. The speaker’s built-in USB port also allows you to recharge your portable devices in a pinch.
Phones work fine for most of us, but if you’re one of those photographers or video enthusiasts who uses a camera so big that it needs its own bag, this SLR-size pack from Chrome is a solid choice. It offers weatherproof denier nylon construction and enough space to hold your SLR or video camera kit, lenses and accessories plus it’s got an interior laptop pocket, external tripod straps, and even a holster for your U-Lock if you happen to bike to your photoshoots.
New-York based Woo Audio, known for products that strike an impressive balance between design & technology, has done it again with the release of their WA7 headphone amp. Powered by 2 vacuum tubes and sporting a built-in 32-bit/192kHz USB DAC, it’ll make the music in your headphones louder, warmer, and clearer, like you’re hearing it live.
This is what a boombox looks like in 2013. It’s loaded: 8 multidirectional speakers, analog VU meters, FM radio, Bluetooth, karaoke & PA capability, and inputs for headphones, HDMI, USB, and a mic. It’s got an Apple dock, it’s loud and it weighs 27 pounds.
Attach the hipKey to things you don’t want to lose. Not your hair or sex drive but stuff like your car keys, iPad, phone, or children. It’s a 2-way tracking alarm, so if you happen to lose the hipKey, you can find it using your iPhone and vice versa.
For stuff like surfing, swimming laps, or workouts where you sweat like a pig, music is essential for getting you in the zone. Sony’s new waterproof, wireless music player provides that soundtrack and with its clean, hands-free design, it stays out of the way.