The BioLite Campstove is a cool multifunctional device designed to help campers cook a quick meal and … charge their iPhone or Androidsmartphones!
The devices works on renewable biomass (twigs, pinecones, wood pellets, you know, the regular stuff you find on the ground in the woods!!!) and has an output of 2W @5V (max continuous), up to 4W @5V on it’s peak. In plain English an output power of 2W @ 5V means close to the same power as a PC USB plug (a 20 minutes charge will allow an iPhone up to 45-60 minutes of talk time). It’s not the fastest charge in the world, but still, I’d be glad to have it with me when outdooring for a couple of days, away of regular electric power sources.
The Ricoh WG-M1 (also known as Pentax WG-M1) is a compact sports camera for the real action man! With a rugged build made to withstand immersion in water down to 33 feet (10 meters), up to 6 feet drops (that’s about 1.8 meters), colds down to 14 degrees Fahrenheit (-10 degrees Celsius), dust (JIS 6) and snow, all by keeping a lightweight and reasonably slim profile, the Ricoh WG-M1 makes a perfect action cameras for outdoors, camping, hiking or kayaking trips!
The WG-M1 comes with a 14MP 1/2.3 inch CMOS, Full HD 1080p video recording at 30 frames per second, fixed 3mm 16.8mm (35mm equivalent) Ricoh lens, F2.8 aperture, a rechargeable battery which allow up to 150 minute of video recording on a full (200 minutes) charge, WiFi data transfer, large dedicated buttons for easy control of most functions, dedicated APP button to allow remote image capture and video recording via smartpone and tablet apps.
Either you’re going out with friends, heading to work in the early morning or partying late at night, shopping or enjoying a meal, snowboarding or having a a cold beer on hot sunny afternoon there’s one piece of gear you always have on you – your smartphone! And that’s perfectly normal – just think about it – your bellowed iPhone replaced most gadgets you carried in your backpack just 10 short years ago! It replaced your GPS unit, your MP3 player, your reading book, your newspaper, your photo camera and video recorder and, given the traction virtual wallets such as Google Pay, Apple Pay and Amazon Wallet get, it’s on its sure way to replace your whole wallet in a couple of years!
So, if you already have your phone always on you, why not improve it even more and give it new powers? Bellow you have a collection of the coolest iPhone cases around designed to improve even further your iPhone. Most cases I featured bellow are available for all iPhone models – simply go to the product page to check the availability for your iPhone model.
Enjoy … and make sure you you share this post with your friends! I am sure they’d love want to supercharge their bellowed iPhone too!
Most people I know hate rainy days! Personally, while I sometimes enjoy a walk in the rain, I can’t say I’m going crazy after them either!
Traffic sucks, people are stressed and angrier than on regular, sunny days and, overall, things tend to go rough on rainy days! And there’s another strange thing going on: following the same pattern as Murphy’s Law that says “Washing your car usually seems to bring rain“, umbrellas seem to vanish, they go broke or lost or they get forgotten at home every time rain is pouring outside!
So, as the rainy season just started, I went out after a cool umbrella to brighten my rainy days. Bellow are the coolest umbrellas I found around. There are a handful of other cool models I found but they were not available for purchase! My favorite is number 18, I can stick it in my backpack and forget about it … until it rains next time! What’s you favorite one? You are not the only one who hates rain! Share this post, so your friends can also grab a cool umbrella and brighten their rainy days too!
While many manufacturers tried to make low priced portable laptop raiser stands for people working on the go, not many can brag they achieved their objective!
Well, today I’ll show you a minimalist portable laptop stand that finally did it the right way! Meet the Flio … the 0.31″ (that’s 8mm) thick portable stand that can be carried in your laptop’s sleeve and used wherever you you are!
The Flio is designed to raise your laptop to a comfortable position and allow you to work in a more ergonomically! The stand features two raising angles, a center opening to help your laptop stay cool and is made of three fancy wooden pieces (available in hardwood or Bamboo) stack together in a strong and stable triangle shape. When not in use, the Flio dismantled wooden pieces are held together and compact by small magnets inserted in the wood.
The Flio portable laptop stand is in project mode at Kickstarter and you can secure one for an early bird price of $31. Check it out, and share it with your friends! I bet most of them will love you for helping them correct their working posture while on the go!
Designed for serious users who need power while out-there in the wilderness, the Goal Zero Yeti 150 Solar Generator is a gas-free source of portable power to keep lights, phones and laptops powered on through any situation.
The Yeti 150 has a capacity of 14,000mAh at 150 Wh. That translates in plain English as follows – up to two full laptop recharges or 6 tablet charges or 12 DSLR power runs or 15 smartphone full recharges or 25 GoPro full power cycles! The unit weights 12 lbs (5.4 kg), measures 7.75 x 5.75 x 6.75 in (that’s 19.7 x 14.6 x 17.2 cm) and can be recharged by using a wall charger (it takes around 6 hours for a full charge), a 12V car charger (around 8 hours of charging time) or with compatible solar panels (charging time varies based on the output power of the solar panel).
On the output side, the Goal Zero Yeti 150 Solar Generator sports an 110V AC port (for regular electrical plugs, just as at home), 2x 5V USB ports which output up to 2.1 A (perfect for charging your iPhone, iPad or any other Android,Windows Mobile gadget or anything else that can be powered via USB), a 12V car charging port (so you can power all car gadgets like GPS units) and a 8mm 12V charging port. Just perfect to power you next wilderness comping trip!
A while back we featured the Blue Maestro Tempo Monitor. Today, we’re back with news from Blue Maestro – they upgraded both the monitoring device as well as their mobile apps, making them even cooler!
For first, the monitoring device, which used to track only temperature, now also tracks barometric pressure stats as well as humidity info. On the software side, both Android and iOs apps got redesigned, making user interaction even easier.
The upgraded Tempo Monitor connects to your devices via low energy Bluetooth 4.0 and iBeacon for iOs gadgets, works up to 165ft (that’s 50 meters) distance, is water and weather proof (which makes in a perfect choice if you want to track outdoors stats), stores historical data for the last 30 days, allows temperature alerts triggered by high and low thresholds and has a battery life of around 12 months.
What I really liked about the Tempo is how simple the setup process is. Simply instal the free iPhone or Android app, turn on the monitor and wait a couple of second for it to automatically connect. That’s it, after a couple of seconds, the barometric pressure, temperature and humidity data starts to download on your phone and displays on the main dashboard.
The Tempo Monitor works locally via Bluetooth and, because of this, does not need to be hooked up to your wireless or wired internet network. Another cool feature is that the unit continues to monitor and track the setup parameters even if you’re not around, allowing you to download the recorded data as soon as you get into the Bluetooth range of the device. Available in white, black, gray and pebble (marble).
Cool, isn’t it? Check out the review video bellow and let me know your thoughts in the comments bellow.