For adventure travel into the most remote zones on the planet: high alpine peaks, glaciers, jungles, and wide-open ocean, satellite phones are an essential. Spot’s new Global Phone is the world’s most compact & portable SAT phone yet. It also offers data connectivity & internet access as well as competitive airtime rates. A Lithium-Ion battery provides 4 hours of talk time and/or 36 hours standby.
It feels good to have the right tool for the job. If the job in question happens to be shooting a time lapse HDR video, the Brinno TLC 200 Pro is the sledgehammer you were looking for. With a massive image sensor, the camera captures ultra-high dynamic range—115db, for crisp clear TL videos even in low-light conditions. There are also 97 other sweet features you may want to look into.
There are now eleven places left on planet earth where you can’t pick up a wireless signal. For those remote regions, satellite communication is the only lifeline. The inReach SE offers global coverage & lots of functions: send & receive texts, keep family & friends updated on your location, post an LOL on social sites or trigger SOS search & rescue in an emergency.
Save your muscles for the gym. The 10-Amp SDS-Max demolition hammer will breeze through brutal grunt work like cutting masonry & concrete, ripping up floor tiles, separating blocks & bricks and other destructive tasks of all sorts. An adjustable Vario-Lock head gives you 12 positions for the chisel mechanism, so you can always get the perfect angle for ripping it up.
For cycling, running, swimming & all the other multi-sport action in your life, Suunto’s GPS watches provide data to help keep you on course. They also help you accurately estimate how late you’re going to be in hours, minutes, miles, or kilometers.
Whether you want to float down the lazy river swilling beers from one of its 20 stash pockets or get serious about paddling to the perfect fishing hole, this 9-foot inflatable pontoon boat will take you there. And even if you’re too lazy to paddle, no worries, there’s a mount for a small outboard motor on the back. Bon Voyage, bro.
This new Lumix LF1 features Leica optical technology, a sensitive 12.1 MP MOS sensor & it shoots HD video, too. But what sets it apart is the electronic viewfinder offering a 100% field of view that assures accurate framing and high visibility live-view even in bright sunlight. The LF1 also features a manual control ring for zoom, aperture, ISO, and shutter speed adjustments the old-fashioned way.
You could be as far away as 1000 yards from the hole, & Bushnell’s new Tour V3 laser rangefinder will lock in on the flag and start vibrating, giving you a distance measurement that’s accurate to within 1 yard. Now, good luck with that 1000-yard drive.
Designed to look as good as they sound, the 12-inch tall Pillar Bluetooth wireless speaker from SoCal-based Stellé Audio Couture will blend in nicely with your home’s decor & easily connects to any music device plus it offers speakerphone capability.
Here’s one for you Control Freaks. A new, improved version of Logitech’s Harmony universal touchscreen remote has just been released. It controls everything: stereo & theater devices behind closed cabinets, IR devices, Bluetooth game consoles, & if you have Philips Hue bulbs in your home, you can control those, too. Download the Harmony app to your phone & use that instead of the remote. It’s all up to you.