Originally developed for backcountry firefighters, the Beartooth radio device turns your Android or iOS cell phone into a two-way radio enabling calls, texting, and geo-location from remote, off-grid locations. Production to begin in 2015.
The Voyage is the most advanced Amazon E-reader to date, featuring a next-gen Paperwhite display, upgraded Kindle software, & a feature called Page Press that automatically turns the page once you’ve read it. At 7.6mm, it’s also the thinnest Kindle yet, just a hair thicker than the iPad Air.
The Nintendo NES system was a gaming game-changer when released back in 1985. To celebrate 30 years, Nintendo created a limited release version of their new 3DS XL handheld made to look like the original NES controller. Available October 10.
The time has come for Apple Watch. Available in 2 sizes, 3 models and a choice of finishes, including aluminum, stainless, and 18-karat gold, some may think it looks a bit like a small iPhone you wear on your wrist. However, the list of features is extensive and some quite useful. And as you would expect from Apple, the polished design and use of premium materials is a step ahead of competing smart watches. The crown controls scrolling as you choose options for fitness tracking, messages & alerts, the built-in heart rate monitor, Apple Pay and more. A stack of dedicated watch apps are reportedly on the way.
Apple’s new iPhone 6 & 6 Plus have what no other iPhone has had before: NFC connectivity. This not new but new-to-Apple technology finally makes mobile payments possible with iOS. The launch of Apple Pay allows users to securely link their card to their iTunes account and pay with their phones (and Apple Watch) at places like, Bloomingdale’s, Macy’s, Walgreens, Subway, McDonald’s, & Whole Foods.
The iPhone 6 is finally here. It’s bigger, featuring a 4.7” screen. The iPhone 6 Plus has also arrived and it’s even bigger, with a 5.5” screen. Both displays boast more pixels and updated technology, called Retina HD. Both phones also include the 50% faster A8 chip, NFC technology for the convenience of touch–to-pay, and battery life that is as good if not better than current models. Available in 16GB-128GB.
For those tired of texting or touchscreen typing, this universal wireless keyboard gives you the comfort and speed of a full-size keyboard you can use with your phone and/or tablet. A switch on the side of keyboard lets you choose & connect between 3 devices.
The defining feature of Samsung’s new flagship phone, the Galaxy Note Edge is the phone’s wraparound edge. It’s like having 2 OLED displays in one: they’re connected but separate, allowing you to access apps using the widget icons on the edge. Available soon for everyone: AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, & Sprint.
The All Day power supply from Brunton extends the power of your GoPro Hero3+ nearly 4 times the specified run time and features all-weather durability. It also doubles as a portable power device, so you can recharge phone or tablet on the fly.
Because electronics are always essential in off-grid locations like mountaintops and backcountry campsites, Outdoor Tech’s new Kodiak Waterproof power supply is going to be a lifesaver. Shockproof, waterproof, & impervious to the elements, the 9.4-ounce gizmo will supply 6000 milliamps of power to your phone, tablet, GoPro, & other rechargables.