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Sep 192014
 

Proview GoPro Iphone Mount By PolarPro
GoPro took the world of action cameras by storm quickly becoming the everybody’s favorite recorder when it comes in-action shots! And, based on it’s great success, many third party manufacturers started building compatible accessories which aim to improve it’s already great image recording capabilities.

ALSO CHECK the Octomask Scuba GoPro Mount and the EasyGimbal GoPro Camera Stabilizer.

The PolarPro GoPro iPhone Mount is a such device designed to allow users to hook up their GoPro camera to their iPhone (there’s also a Samsung Galaxy S5 version available) and use it as an extended grip, as a preview LCD finder as well as to allow users to quickly adjust the camera’s settings via the GoPro app.

$39.99 | BUY NOW
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Sep 152014
 

Backpack Cooler Beach Chair Or How Make Your Beach Day Even More Enjoyable
A while back we featured the LoungePac portable beach chair with fridge, umbrella, sound system and many more. The LoungePac is one of the coolest beach chairs we ever spotted!

And, if you like the concept but you want something simpler and lighter, worry not, we have your back covered as always! The Backpack Cooler Chair can be considered a stripped down version of the Loungepac.

The Backpack Cooler Chair only weights 13 lbs (that’s 5.9 KG), sports two shoulder straps that allow you to carry it as a backpack and folds to mere 10″ wide (that’s about 25cm). The chair also sports a removable cooler that attaches to the side armrest and can keep cold up to 24 cans, a 14 1/2″ x 11″ (that’s 37cm x 28cm) foldable table with built in cup holder and expandable fabric shelves, an umbrella securing loop (in case you want to use one), low sidebars to prevent sinking into sand and a handful of external pockets for storing various gadgets and gear. The beach chair‘s structure is made of lightweight powder-coated aluminum and the seat and backrest are made of strong, durable canvas with foam-padded ribs.

What’s your take on the Backpack Cooler Chair? Let’s hear you in the comments bellow …

$139.95 | BUY NOW
MORE: GEAR | BEACH | OUTDOORS
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Sep 052014
 

Drop Stop - The Car Seat Gap Filler That Prevents Stuff Falling Under Your Seat
The Drop Stop is an universal car seat gap filler designed to solve one annoying problem – it prevents gear for falling under your car seat!

I am sure this already happened to you : you want to place your smartphone, your lighter, makeup, water bottle cap, your pen, a chewing gum or even some change on your central car console and … by some dark magic it disappears under your seat. If you’re annoyed and tired to always look for gear under the car seat, check out the Drop Seat.

ALSO CHECK the Cooling Car Seat and the Darth Vader Plasticolor Car Set.

The Drop Seat is made of hypoallergenic polyester fiberfill inside a neoprene casing which allows the device to be stretched or scrunched to fill 100% of the gap between your seat and the center car console, it’s compatible with all cars, trucks, SUVs and vans regardless the make and model, comes in black as “the gap between the middle console and front seat naturally creates a dark shadow”, so black is a perfect match for all cars, it’s easy to install and allows the seat to be moved back and for the without having to remove or adjust the gap filler.

The Drop Seat comes packed in sets of two units and will set you back $20.99 US for a pack.

$20.99 | BUY NOW

 

Sep 022014
 

Noke Bluetooth Padlock
Just as the iFingerLock biometric padlock we featured earlier, the Fuz Design Noke Padlock is designed to overcome classic padlock problems such as losing the keys or forgetting the opening combinations.
The Noke padlock connects to your smartphone via Bluetooth and, via free iPhone and Android apps allows easy setup and operation. You can setup multiple smartphones to open a Noke, you can share access with other users, you can check usage history and easily unlock the padlock without even pulling the phone from your pocket.
The Noke padlock has a built-in battery which lasts up to a year of usage and, if you run out of battery or if you don’t have your phone with you, it can be operated by simply tapping the hinge (just as classic Morse code) and entering a quick click code previously set up.

The Noke Padlock is in project mode at Kickstarter and you reserve one for $59 (that’s about $30 less than what it would retail for). The project already reached it’s funding cap 9meaning that the Noke will be produced and released to the market) and the delivery is scheduled for February 2015.

$59 | BUY NOW
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Sep 012014
 

Bear Grylls Gerber Gear Mountain Pack

Attack the mountain with the Bear Grylls Survival Mountain Pack. Back in 2010, the ultimate survivalist Bear Grylls partnered with Gerber Gear in an effort to use his extended survival expertise and create a line of gear and necessities for survival in any conditions. During the past years, a series of essentials were released to the market. The Bear Grylls River Patrol 45 survival pack combines some of the best items of the Bear Grylls line and makes them available as a whole purchase discounted with over 30% over their regular (MSRP) prices.

The pack can be grabbed on the Gerber Gear website, or, if you like a particular item in the pack and want to buy it alone, you can grab it on Amazon via the individual links in the article:

$375 | BUY NOW
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Aug 292014
 

Midland XTC-280 Wearable Action Camera - A Decent Alternative For GoPro Recorders
While the premium quality, the strong build and the extra set of features make the GoPro action cameras the favorite choice for all extreme sports lovers (and many more), we have to admit that lower end models pack just enough power for casual use and for most regular people out-there! You know what I mean, Mr Regular Guy going on a motorcycle vacation with a couple of friends, Mr Family Guy going to the beach with the kids, Mr Student going on a camping trip or the neighbor’s 10 years old kid recording his biking adventure to impress grandma and grandpa …

Let’s take a closer look to the Midland XTC-280. This action camera is small and light enough to be worn without feeling it and packs a lot of power. It records Full HD (1080p) and HD (720p), it sports a large ON/OFF recording button so it can be easily used by someone wearing motorcycle or ski gloves, wide angle lens, microphone, 5.2MP, image stabilization to make sure you get crisp and stable recording and comes with a submersible case (down to 200 feet or 60 meters) and an universal mount which allows users to use it attached to helmets, motorcycles, snowboards and basically anywhere you can stick an adhesive pad.

We used the Midland XTC-280VP for about a week and and the recordings as well as the camera usability and packed features were OK. The quality could have been better at some points, but hey, don’t forget this is a $90 action camera, not a $400 GoPro HERO3+ Black Edition! Check the attached video to see it for yourself.

$89.82 | BUY NOW
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Aug 202014
 

Navdy  Or How To Safely Interact With Your Smartphone While Driving & Still Keeping Your Eyes On The Road
Smartphones and cars don’t really go hand in hand! There are too many temptations to take your eyes from the road and check your phone for incoming text massages, navigation directions, emails, social media notifications and messages, dial calls and so on … And taking your eyes from the road causes accidents!

Navdy is a nifty car gadget that promises to solve this issue and allow you to interact with your smartphone while keeping your eyes on the road. How do they do it? You simply put Navdy on your car’s dashboard, it connects via Bluetooth to your iPhone or Android smartphone and, via a HUD (heads-up display), it projects information from your phone and displays it … on the road in front of your vehicle! Well, it doesn’t really project the info on the road, but on the device’s 5.1in transparent screen, which makes it look like it’s projected on the road in front of you.

ALSO CHECK the Garmin Windshield HUD (Head-Up Display) and the Skully P1 HUD Motorcycle Helmet we wrote about earlier.

Other than displaying navigation directions, Navdy can be controlled via air-gestures and voice commands to allow you to send messages and emails, answer and dial calls, control music playback and, if connected to the car’s computer via the OBDII interface, can allow you to monitor car performance and diagnostics by displaying the info on its HUD.

Navdy is presently on a private crowdfunding campaign and you can pre-order one for $299. Delivery is scheduled for early 2015.

$299 | BUY NOW
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