Adventure camera

May 20, 2009 by  
Filed under All Gizmos, Cameras

I’m the first to admit that the iPhone does a lot of things well…but taking photos just isn’t one of them. Nothing ruins a could be bragging moment like the inability to differentiate between a sick grab and your grandmothers 88th birthday….oh Mr. blurry-cam, how we hate thee. For experienced photographers, nothing will beat lugging around their 15 lb bag of SLR megapixel goodness. For the rest of us, we simply want to be able to lay our heads down at night knowing we could whip out a high res shot, drop our camera a few ft into the dirt, step on it while trying to pick it up, accidentally kick it in the water, and then subject it to subzero temperatures to shoot an HD video (Murphy’s Law always gets the best of us). Is that too much to ask? Panasonic replies with a resilient, NO. And who better to turn to than the makers of the toughbook. Spanned by years of mil-spec grade experience, the “Ideas for life” folks have managed to put together quite a piece of work with little competition. And they call it DMC-TS1S Anti-yawn features:

  • 12.1 MP
  • Dustproof
  • Scratchproof
  • Shockproof (1.5m)
  • Waterproof (to 3m)
  • HD Video: AVCHD Lite (720p/1080i)
  • LEICA DC Vario-Elmar Lens

Click here for full specs. Peep the review below:

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Rock Climbing

May 13, 2009 by  
Filed under All Gizmos, Rock Climbing

I’ve found you can ‘boulder’ just about anything. Since the start-up cost of bouldering is a lot less than actual rock climbing (no need for those rope things) this seems to be the most popular among beginners. On top of being a cheap way to test your interest, it’s the best for building up the correct muscles in your body. We’ll go through the bare necessities of what a beginner needs to test their interest to gadgets the advanced climber can’t do without.

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May 12, 2009 by  
Filed under All Gizmos, Snowboarding

Dump days are where it’s at. East coast riders you have no idea what I’m talking about. It takes far more than 3″ to be considered pow pow. Being from the east coast, I can attest to it’s marvel of ice and my twice over broken wrist. Could have made better use of a pair of ice skates down the mountain on most days (that is when the grass wasn’t poking through). In this series, we’ll post from what it takes to give snowboarding a trial run to helmet cams and other gizmos for making your friends truly jealous of your epic adventure. Because what’s the point if you can’t prove it was done.

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