The dp2 Quattro is a new compact camera that uses Sigma’s proprietary RGB Foveon X3 Quattro sensor—one that captures light in layers and blends them to create richly colored high-quality images with a 3D feel to them. This new model boasts a 30% increase in image resolution and higher ISO speeds for low-light shooting.
Not quite as accurate as the Survival Shotgun, this slingshot nonetheless is a more active survival tool than say … an emergency blanket. With enough target practice and urged on by the type of hunger that only comes from extended periods of foodlessness, this wrist rocket could actually bag your dinner. Like a crow or a maybe a squirrel. It also has a hollow, watertight handle where you can stash 8 cubic inches of survival gear: like weatherproof matches or a small knife for gutting your crow.
The Stratosphere watch contains a low-power GPS chip that automatically sets it to the correct time anywhere you go in the world. A domed sapphire crystal gives the watch its unique look—viewed from the side it’s said to look the like earth seen from outer space but that kinda depends on what you’ve been smoking.
SoCal-based Salt Optics is ready for the Spring sunshine. Their new collection of shades and prescription frames feature clean, simple designs in a variety of lens options and colors. A personal favorite.
Like the MRE field meals soldiers have been using for decades, the BaroCook system uses exothermic reaction packets to heat your food. Activated by water, these packets will boil water, and cook your dinner in the compact nesting containers, & they stay at 212º for up to 30 minutes. No fire.
Your keyring is a smart place to keep the recharge cord for your phone. That’s what Popcord does. It’s a keyring that features both a micro-USB and a Lightning Connector so you can plug your smartphone into any USB for a recharge whenever you need it. Available in custom colors and with optional engraving.
Instead of typing in usernames & passwords, the myris from eyeLock lets you cut through device security with just a look. It scans your eyes. When you look into the myris, it takes a video of the irises in your eyeballs, which it then uses as your personal identity code. No matching iris, and that device is not gonna work. Available this Spring with a price tag sub-$300.
Created by two ex-Google wizards, the Beep Music device allows users to stream music from Pandora, Spotify and other services to any speaker. A simple way to connect your powered speakers to the cloud via wi-fi. Kind of like Chromecast for your music, only better, and certainly better looking.
If you live somewhere that winter stuff like snowstorms still happen, the Bikeboard will keep you in the saddle through what would normally be the off-season. It’s a small ski that mounts to your bike’s front tire allowing you to pedal through packed powder.
Sure, he was a Prohibition cop, but don’t hate. Eliot Ness also led the Untouchables, a law enforcement team famous for taking down mega-mobster Al Capone and Big Al’s entire Chicago operation. This new biography explores the life and times of this fearless lawman from the early days in Chicago through his own alcoholism and a failed campaign as Mayor Of Cleveland.