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Feb 112015
 

JJF Bird High Capacity Universal Solar Panel Charger For Smartphones, Tablets, Laptops And Notebooks
Keep all you gadgets juiced up on your next outdoors trip with the JJF Bird Pro Universal Solar Power Bank! The solar charger extended battery has a rugged build, sports a 23,000 mAh/85Wh internal rechargeable power bank (that’s enough to charge an iPhone or an average Android smartphone for about 8-10 times), can be recharged by a wall plug or via the incorporated solar panels (solar power charging rate: 15V 230mA (max) ) and outputs 5V, 12V, 16V or 19V of power voltage allowing you to charge a wide range of gadgets including all iPhone models and Android smartphones, GPS units, photo cameras, tablets and even laptops via the two included charging ports (1 x USB 5V 2.1A + 1 x DC12V/16V/19V 3A ).

ALSO CHECK the Brunton Hydrogen Reactor Portable Fuel Cell and the Goal Zero Yeti 150 Solar Generator we featured earlier.

The JJF Bird Pro 23,000 mAh Solar Charger comes with a DC cable (for fast charging), an AC adapter as well as 10 different laptop connectors to match the most common models of the top portable PC manufacturers.

$106.99 | BUY NOW
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Jan 302015
 

smrtGRiPS - The Intelligent Handlebar Grips That Smarten Your Bike
With all technological advancements in the past years many new gadgets and smartphone apps found their way to the market to help bikers better enjoy their rides! But, and unfortunately there’s a “but” here, most of these new generation gadgets require the raider to take his eyes from the road to consult them.

Here’s where the The smrtGRiPS Smart Bicycle Grips come into the game. Just as the Helios Smart Bike Handlebars we featured earlier, the smrtGRiPS are designed to allow you to interact with your smartphone, receive notifications and follow GPS navigation instructions in eyes-free mode. More than that, once the smrtGRiPS addon is installed in your original bike handlebar you’ll be able to use your iPhone or Android smartphone to find your bike if you no longer remember where you parked it, to connect with other bike riders and get separation alerts when group riding as well find your bike in case it gets stolen.
The smrtGRIPS are in project mode at Kickstarter and you can get one pair for an early bird price of $59. Estimated delivery for July-August 2015.

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Jan 202015
 

Garmin Virb Elite HD Action Camera White (010-01088-10) And Black (010-01088-15)
You might think that in a world dominated by Gopro Hero cameras and crammed with a number of other competitors trying to attract consumer attention, delivering a high quality action camera at a reasonable price it’s almost a dream! Well, think again…!

ALSO CHECK the RICOH WG-M1 Waterproof FHD Action Camera and the Polaroid Cube we featured earlier as well as this cool collection of 56 Coolest GoPro Accessories Around.

The Garmin Virb Elite is a true 1080p Full HD rugged and water resistant (IPX7) action camera designed to help you record your adventures in style! Featuring a 16MP CMOS sensor and Garmin’s WideVü lens, the Virb Elite is capable of recording stunning footage at [email protected] and [email protected]/60fps as well as slow motion videos up to 120fps! The Virb comes with a 2,000mAh rechargeable battery which allows up to 3 hours of continuous video recording in FHD mode, has a 1.4″ display which is also used to setup the camera, GPS and WiFi connectivity for easy file sharing and camera control from smartphones, ANT+ connectivity to allow you to use other Garmin devices such as fēnix, Oregon and Edge as remote controllers and a big ON/OFF button on the side so you can easily start or stop recording even if you’re wearing gloves. A wide variety of Garmin mounts as well as an dive case are available as additional accessories.

$249 | BUY NOW
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Dec 272014
 

47 Coolest Car Gadgets To Bring Your Wheels To The Future

There are many cool developments going on in the car industry and manufacturers around the world are bringing more and more cool technologies and gadgets on board of our vehicles every day. But most of these new technologies and cool car gadgets are introduced only in the newest models and very few find their way to oldest cars. So what to do if you have an older car or if you purchased last year’s “latest model” and you start feeling it’s not gadgetized enough?

I gathered bellow 47 of the coolest car gadgets I found around. These gadgets are designed and built to make your old car feel newer and to allow you to get access to the latest technologies and gadgets without needing to pay for a whole new car.

Which one is your favorite? I LOVE 26 and 40!
Let me know your thoughts in the comments below and make sure you share this post with your friends! They need help to upgrade their old wheels as well!

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Dec 052014
 

Brunton Hydrogen Reactor Portable Fuel Cell With H2O Hydrolyzer Charge Statio
While it might look a bit more expensive than other power storage units we featured here at the Cool Pile, the Brunton Hydrogen Reactor is a viable source of electrical power to charge your gadgets while off-the-grid for more than couple of days.

ALSO CHECK the Goal Zero Yeti 150 Solar Generator and the SunnyBag Solar Powered Charger Bag we featured earlier.

The Brunton Hydrogen Reactor Portable Fuel Cell is perfect for charging your iPhone, iPad or Android smartphones and tablets, GPS units, MP3 players, basically anything that can be powered from an USB plug. The reactor hydrogen cells are environmentally safe, toxic chemicals free, they come in solid state with no natural discharge format and output 5V @ 2amp. Each Hydrocore can charge an iPhone for up to 6 times and can be recharged up to 1,000 times with the help of a H2O Hydrolyzer Charge Station ($231.09 US). Two hydrogen cores are included in the initial purchase and additional cores can be purchased individually if needed.

$99.99 | BUY NOW

 

Nov 042014
 

Goal Zero Yeti 150 Solar Generator Charging iPad
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.

ALSO CHECK the Energizer XP18000 Universal Power Bank and the Mega Flashlight With Emergency Power Station we featured earlier.

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!

$199.99 | BUY NOW
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Oct 022014
 

DeLorme InReach GPS Exporer With Two-Way Satellite Communicator
Sometimes, when you’re outdooring far away from civilization, most modern technology hardware becomes as useless as a river stone! Just imagine how your iPhone or iPad would help you out-there in the middle of a mountain with no internet connection or power outlet to charge twice a day! Of course, you can still use it to listen some music, read a book and an article saved via Instapaper or even to get some GPS coordinates, but that’s pretty much it!

Here’s where the dedicated hardware like the DeLorme InReach Explorer series come into the game! The Two-Way DeLorme InReach Satellite Communicator (model ID AG-008727-201) is a complete gadget designed to make your life in wilderness easier. The device comes with various sensors (digital compass, barometric altimeter and accelerometer) on-board which allow you to track trip statistics as well as get useful info about the voyage, color screen GPS navigation with route creation, waypoint and tracks history, is waterproof/dustproof (IP67; standard submersion to 1 meter for 30 minutes) and impact-resistant (Mil-STD-810G for shock) and sports an internal rechargeable battery which allows up to 100 hours of usage in normal conditions.

The Delorme InReach AG-008727-201 can be used to send and receive emails and SMS via the built-in satellite communication chip or can be paired via Bluetooth to iPhone, iPad and most Android devices out-there. A contract-free (minimum 30-day commitment) or annual satellite subscription plan is required for use (plans starting at $11.95 US per month).

$379 | BUY NOW
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