This is a great example of how SLR & video camera bags are getting more functional and versatile. The weather-resistant Perspektiv pack will carry a full DSLR or video kit to the summit or when you just need a pack for the hike, pull out the padded SafeZone pod and stuff it with other stuff.
If you’ve been waiting for the release of the Wikipad portable gaming system you’re not alone. The 7-inch Wikipad game-tablet uses a Tegra-3 chip & gives gamers a great platform for the rapidly growing number of good Android games coming out. Available before Christmas 2013.
The Transporter provides off-cloud storage for your files. By keeping them in your local network, it also allows you to share them with anyone anywhere once you authorize access. Cloud storage is more expensive, less secure, & with most services, remote access to your files can be a painful process. Not with the Transporter. It’s simply better.
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.
Word to the wise: airline baggage handlers compete to see who can throw the bags the farthest & highest. When they come across that Louis Vuitton leather logo luggage, they go extra caveman on it. But if instead you checked a pre-smashed 4-wheeled roller bag from Crash Baggage, you’ll be carefree while L-V boy is sure to be left crying over the busted handle on his Alzer 80. Available March 20.
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.
Ninja Blocks can be whatever you want them to be. No, they can’t be Brazilian bikini models but they can act as a remote control for your life. Run your home heating, lights, security system, and all your connected devices from one place using Ninja Blocks apps. Open source software also allows you to create your own custom functions allowing the Ninja to do even more.