Our Top 10 Favorite Adventure Gadgets
The olloclip is a quick-connect lens solution for the iPhone 4/4S that includes fisheye, wide-angle and macro lenses in one small, convenient package that easily fits in your pocket. Nestled in the palm of your hand, the olloclip connects to the iPhone within seconds so you’ll be sure to capture the image you want…if you don’t see the picture you’re looking for just flip it over to switch lenses.
2. iWatchz Q Series Watchband for iPod Nano
iWatchz is simply the most fashionable and secure way to wear your iPod nano as a watch.
3. Kudocase Solar-Powered iPad Case
The KudoCase for iPad, iPad 2, and the New iPad 3rd Generation are pulling the plug on wasted power by using new solar ink technology to convert outdoor and indoor light into usable energy to continually charge the Apple iPad. Whenever light is shimmering around you this solar powered iPad case is charging your battery.
4. HD Hero 2
The HD HERO2: Outdoor Edition is the most advanced GoPro camera yet. Wearable and gear mountable, waterproof to 197′ (60m), capable of capturing professional full 170º wide angle 1080p video and 11 megapixel photos at a rate of 10 photos per second, the HD HERO2 is the world’s most versatile camera. Whether your goal is to capture a great day out with friends or you’re gunning for the cover of a magazine, the HD HERO2: Outdoor Edition can help you nail it and look like a HERO. No better way to capture the mesmerizing views of the Maya Ruins than with the HD Hero 2. It’s waterproof, so don’t forget to grab it when you go cave tubing in the jungle-lined river!
5. iPhone 4S
Dual-core A5 chip. All-new 8MP iSight camera and optics. iOS 5 and iCloud. And if there’s anything else you need, just ask Siri.
6. Joey Roth Compass
The compass is made from laminated Maple and East Indian Rosewood, built around the Francis Barker survival compass.
7. Leica Silverline Ultravid Binoculars
Whatever outdoor activity you undertake, you can count on the Silverline 8 x 42 and 10 x 42 binoculars. They are not only robust, they are also ideal for use in conditions of low visibility and poor light. Thanks to their exceptional image brightness, these high-end binoculars let you detect an approaching storm front, for example, far on the horizon. So you can react instantly.
8. The iPhone Telephoto Lens
This little (big) lens gives our humble cell phone shots uber-telephoto powers (8x the powers to be exact). Powers we never thought possible with our dinky built-in lens. Each lens comes with a sleek, matte black iPhone case that you twist the lens onto. To compose your shot just twist the grip on the lens’ manual focus ring to make it sharp. Then snap! When you aren’t using the lens you can just leave your nifty new case on and slip the lens in your pocket (try that with a 500mm Sigma). It’s a lens and case in one, always at the ready. If you’re looking for a more composed shot, you can use the collapsible table tripod (included) to steady and focus your photos. It’ll come super handy when you’re shooting in low-light.
9. The iPhone Lens Dial
The iPhone Lens Dial boasts three optical-quality coated glass lenses: Wide Angle, Fisheye, and Telephoto. All wrapped up in a slim aircraft-grade aluminum jacket equipped with two tripod mounts (for portrait or landscape shots). To switch between lenses just rotate the disc! Best part: the lenses never leave your phone, so they’re always at the ready.
10. master-piece x audio technica Headphones
An interesting collaboration comes this season from Japanese brands master-piece, known for their outstanding luggage collection, and from audio technica, the premium tech gadget company. The two worked on collaborative headphones – audio technica took care of the premium headphones and master-piece threw a Cordura 1000d camouflage pouch into the mix, with the outcome being a nice pack. Look out for these in stores soon.