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SCIRC t1 Remote Solar Powered Webcam

Posted in Digital Imaging,Digital Video,Outdoors,Webcams by Darrin Olson on December 28th, 2006

Solar Powered Webcam SCIRC t1There are probably a number of places that would be available to view via webcam if only it didn’t need a computer and power in close proximity. DigitalXTractions has a solution to this problem by offering a webcam that runs on solar power and sends it’s images directly to an internet site through wireless phone lines.

The webcam has a 1.3 megapixel sensor that can capture either video or still pictures and send them to a site to be viewed through a wireless GPRS/EDGE cellular modem.

The actual camera is 7x4x3 inches and weighs about 5 pounds so it might not be real easy to hide, if that is your plan. Also, there is a solar power option (additional cost) and a back up batter that can take up some additional room wherever you mount it.

The real cool part about this solar webcam …

Stewart Golf X3 Remote Golf Cart

Posted in Games,Golf,Outdoors,Personal Transport by Chetz on December 18th, 2006

Stewart Golf X3 Remote TrolleyThe Stewart Golf X3 Remote Trolley is the ultimate cart for carrying your clubs. Not only is this trolley motorized, but it is designed to be controlled by a remote control to allow you to direct it from up to 50 meters away.

The remote control allows you to run it forward and backward at 4 different speeds, as well as turn right and left. You can define the speeds yourself ahead of time and they are remembered the next time you use the cart. With the remote you can send the cart away after you get your clubs and bring it back when you are ready.

The X3M is a trolley built with the same frame but without the remote control. The functionality is pretty much the same, but you have to do it from the cart. You can however send the …

Belkin SportCommand for iPod

Posted in Belkin,iPod,Outdoors by Chetz on December 7th, 2006

Belkin SportCommand for iPodIt’s nice to be able to take your music with you when you are outdoors, but it is not nice when your iPod or any DAP gets wet or banged up from the elements and your “extreme sport” activities. Snow sports such as skiing and snowboarding are great examples of when you would like your tunes with you and not have to worry about ruining your iPod while you’re checking your hang time.

The SportCommand from Belkin is a rugged remote control that can strap on to the outside of your jacket and control your iPod wirelessly while it’s in an inside jacket pocket or in your backpack. The SportCommand is waterproof and has big buttons to run the basic functionality of your iPod so you don’t have to take your gloves off and pull out the player to mess with …

Solio Portable Solar Power Charger

Posted in Accessories,Outdoors by Paul Patterson on November 18th, 2006

SolioSolio is a handy universal power charger that is powerful enough to charge all of your handheld electronic products from smart phones and MP3 players, to digital cameras, game players, and GPS devices.

Solio can take a charge from either the wall socket or the Sun and store this energy within the Solio’s internal battery. The internal battery takes 8-10 hours of direct sunlight to fully charge and can store enough power to charge a typical cell phone or an iPod Nano at least two times. The fan-blade design allows it to achieve maximum surface area for sunlight, yet fold up to conserve space when packed.

Solio lets you travel light and limit your need to carry around multiple chargers for all of your gadgets. The Solio power charger is environmentally friendly and a real lifesaver when you find yourself in those tight situations where you …

SureShot GPS Golf Range Finder and Stats Recorder

Posted in Golf,GPS,Outdoors by Darrin Olson on October 29th, 2006

Sureshot GPS If you happen to be looking for a great golf gadget for the coming holiday season or an occasion, you will want to check out the Sureshot GPS. This small GPS enabled device come loaded with a large number of convenient features that can potentially be used on any golf course around the world.

For it’s simplest use, the Sureshot GPS can be used to measure your distance to the hole at the pin position for the day, along with distances to the center, front and back of the green from your current position. You can load up to 10 different courses into the device at a time with up to 33 recorded points for each hole identifying items such as hazards and the green.

As you are golfing you can also record statistical information about your play such as strokes, putts, elapsed playing time, …

Photos and Video with Instant Replay Binoculars

Posted in Outdoors by Darrin Olson on October 28th, 2006

Bushnell Instant Replay BinocularsThe Bushnell Instant Replay Binoculars allow you to use them as you would regular binoculars, watching outdoor wildlife, football games or whatever. What makes this a pretty cool gadget is that you can take 3.2 megapixel digital photos through the binoculars, and you can actually record motion video through them as well.

The Instant Replay Binoculars are just like it sounds. You can be recording events as they happen and as you see them through the binoculars, and then save them and reply them or the photos on the 1.5″ pop-up LCD screen mounted on top.

The binoculars have 32MB of internal memory for storing video and pictures, and it has a compact flash slot for adding additional memory. The binoculars themselves have 8x magnification and a 32mm lens, and is powered by 2 AA batteries. Some additional stats on the Instant Replay Binoculars …

Humminbird SmartCast Watch Fishfinder

Posted in Outdoors,Watches by Darrin Olson on October 26th, 2006

HumminBird SmartCastIt’s not too often that we see many fishing gadgets, but if you are looking for a gift for the fisherman that has everything, they might not have the Humminbird SmartCast Watch Fishfinder.

This wireless fishfinder utilize a transducer called a Remote Sonar Sensor (which adds a new definition to RSS). The sensor weighs only about one ounce and is cast into the water with your normal rod and real as if it were a regular lure or bobber attached to your line. The small Hummingbird fishfinder sends and receives sonar signals to find the water depth, the presence of fish and any underwater structures, and then uses a wireless link to transmit that data to the display on your wristwatch.

The floating fishfinder can transmit up to 75 feet from the watch, and can read accurately to depths …

Giant Swiss Army Knife V1.0

Posted in Outdoors,Wenger by Chetz on October 21st, 2006

Wenger Giant Swiss Army Knife“Is that a knife in your pocket…?”

Wenger must have the kitchen sink in there somewhere with their V1.0 of the Giant Collector’s Swiss Army knife. This knife contains all 85 tools currently offered by Wenger in their different Swiss Army knives which together constitute over 100 different functions.

These different tools include various types of blades, pliers, screwdrivers, saws and wrenches among other more unique tools such as a rivet setter for bicycle chains, a whistle, cigar cutter, laser pointer, tire tread gauge, and of course the toothpick, tweaser and keyring cannot be overlooked.

However impractical this particular knife might be due to shear size, this is a real offering from Wenger, and has the same quality that goes into all of their Swiss Army knife and other products, and comes with a lifetime warranty at a price of $1,200 USD.

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The Electric Bug Swatter

Posted in Outdoors by Chetz on October 16th, 2006

Electric Bug Swatter No more swatting bugs and leaving a smashed mess when you are using the Electric Bug Swatter. Yes, it is just like it sounds. Similar to the blue bug “zappers” on your uncles porch years ago, you now can carry that power in your own hand.

When using the Electric Bug Swatter, you simply turn on the switch to charge the electric current and heat up your racket. Two AA batteries send approximately 1400 volts at a low amperage coursing through the grid of bug death and zap insects dead in mid air. Hold the racket still and you can let the bugs come to you, unwittingly flying straight into inescapable doom.

This swatter gave us hours of unintended uses and enjoyment, but please note that this is not a toy, which Quagmire can vouch for as you do not want to let someone …

Silva airPod To Measure Hang Time

Posted in Exercise Gadgets,Outdoors,Silva by Chetz on September 29th, 2006

Silva Air time podHave you ever wondered just how out of control crazy you went with the last jump, or just how much hang time your buddy actually had when he took a huge jump going to fast when no one was looking?

Enter Silva “air time pod” to put these stories into some measurable reality via gadgetry. This gadget designed for use when skiing or snowboarding can actually measure your air time or “hang time” when worn while making the jump.

It shows the date, your hang time and the temperature when you did it. The air time pod from Silva will show your last 15 jumps’ air time, and some additional stats including air time by day, total combined air time for the year, temp, time, date and has an alarm.
This is one of a few items that Silva has come out with this year …