Explorer Tech for the Great Outdoors and Travel

Explorer Tech for the Great Outdoors and Travel

Joel Pirela
Nov 26, 2010

Regretfully, our lives are often so busy, we can't always find time to get away and enjoy the great outdoors. Sure, there are many ways in which you can add a little outdoor fun to your day or week at home. But nothing beats getting away for awhile on a weekend trip, exploring trails in state and national parks, visiting new locales by planes, trains or automobiles. Here are a few of our favourite tech items that can help make your travels and adventures a better one.

Adding a little bit of the outdoors into your day will help you relax and enjoy small bits of the world's comfort. The fresh air always helps to clear the mind. The relaxation can help you work more efficiently the next day and there are plenty of cool toys to make your outing, a more fun and safer experience.

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The camera, at only 4.3 ounces, is the smallest and lightest hands free video camera in the world, allowing it to virtually disappear while wearing it. The anodized aluminum body is built tough to take all your outdoors abuse and it is rated water resistant so you can assure you won't short circuit your adventure. Easy to operate and use. Its's as simple as sliding a single oversized switch forward to start and backwards to stop, even with a pair of gloves on. In addition we make it simple to line up your shot with a rotating lens and two lasers that assure that you capture that perfect shot. Full 1080p resolution and 135 degree wide angle lens.

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You know, the "revolutionary and magical device". Good for checking email, webpages, uploading your photos, playing videos and movies and even load maps and coordinates with the use of specific apps. You can read books, magazines and even roast some marshmallows at the sound of your favorite playlist.

This is the new nüvi. Sleek, stylish, almost like an iPod, yet loaded with new and enhanced Garmin navigation features. For instance, this nüvi comes preloaded with full-coverage mapping for all of the U.S., Canada and Mexico. It also is the first nüvi series to include nüRoute™ technology with trafficTrends and myTrends, which allows this nüvi to become your uniquely personal navigation device. It has a newly designed glass capacitive touchscreen that is bright, clear and more sensitive. It provides multi-touch capabilities that go beyond just pinch-to-zoom. In fact, there are 10 convenient multi-touch commands in all. And it morphs fluidly between horizontal and vertical modes.

The iHome iP49 incorporates all of the high-end clock radio features found in iHome's award-winning home clock radio models, presented in a sleek and portable design with a rechargeable lithium-ion battery. Featuring the Bongiovi Acoustics patented Digital Power Station technology and four neodymium compression drivers, consumers will be able to bring studio quality sound home and listen to music the way the artist intended it to be heard. Add EQ controls for deep bass and enhanced audio performance, a full functional remote control with menu navigation, and you have the perfect on the go stereo sound system for your iPod and iPhone.

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World's first camera with an ultra-small, built-in projector, providing new ways for enjoying your pictures anytime and anywhere. I can picture one projecting images onto a tent in the middle of the night! Incredible, Bright 2.7-inch High Resolution LCD makes it easy to compose and share your pictures with anti-glare coating and brightness adjustment. it comes with Hybrid VR Image Stabilization, Motion Detection to adjust the shutter speed, High ISO setting to up to 6400 and Nikon's original best Shot Selection, which let the camera take a series of 10 shots and pick the right one for you,

The eleventh generation Pentax Optio W90 waterproof digital camera is built for rugged adventure in every way. It offers enhanced waterproof, shockproof, dustproof, and coldproof performance and features an inventive Digital Microscope mode with LED lighting to capture small but intriguing subjects. Designed with the look of mountaineering equipment, the Optio W90 kit includes a woven web fabric strap complete with a carabiner to attach the camera to a backpack and other outdoor gear. Adventure photography doesn't get any better than this.

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