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.
This compact little camera from Samsung is the first of its kind to capture both still images and 1080p HD video in 3D with just a single lens. Built-in wi-fi connectivity also lets you instantly share those 3D pics & videos with everyone in one click, with the Direct Link hot key. Available March 2013.
Colorado’s homegrown, handmade ski company Icelantic, is known for producing high-quality, high-tech skis. You might have to be a little Rocky Mountain High to order up a set of boards featuring an up-close portrait of legendary Colorado hippy John Denver on them, but that’s perfectly legal in Colorado now. via
Comparing this high-end portable audio system to an iPod is like comparing a Ferrari to a Ford Fiesta. The AK 100 features 32GB of storage, 16-hour battery life, a 2.4-inch touchscreen, & a super-sharp Wolfson DAC. It’s capable of playing MQS, Ogg, FLAC, WAV, WMA, APE, and even MP3 files. And if these file types don’t compute, stick with your Fiesta.
The main shortfall of the standard kayak is that even though they’re lightweight, they’re big, and cumbersome and you need a truck or roof rack to get them around. But the Oru Kayak ends all that. This thing is collapsible. It’s a full-size 12-foot long kayak that packs down to a very portable size allowing you to check it on a flight, stow it in the trunk of your car, even backpack it into remote mountain waters.
For the classic Swiss Army brand Victorinox, clever functions are a part of everything they make. Integrated into the case of the Night Vision model is a trio of LED lights. With a push of the button a blue light illuminates the face, another push and you get a bright-white flashlight, 2 pushes and a red battery-sensor/find-the-watch-in-the-dark light begins to pulse. Source
When packing for camping and roadtrips, there’s only so much gear you can cram into your vehicle. These compact, tow-behind modular trailers give you loads more cargo space plus lots of options for customizing how you roll. Rig yours up with racks, a taligate, a platform tent, etc. Dinoot also offer a heavy-duty offroad model for going deep. Source
If you thought driving while texting was deadly, wait ’til you point your skis down a vertical chute while reading the digital display inside your goggles. Oakley has introduced a MOD Live Android-enabled heads-up display inside its goggles allowing you to track speed, vertical drop, navigation, track friends, even connecting to your Contour camera. Unfortunately it won’t warn you when you’re about to fly off a cliff.