Category: Outdoors

News and Reviews of outdoor accessories, sports gear, travel gear and survival equipment for adventure seeking junkies who like to spend their time outdoors

Solar-powered plane takes flight in a non-stop journey across the globe

Solar Impulse 2 solar powered plane

The record breaking attempt to fly around in a solar-powered plane has begun with the Solar Impulse 2 plane taking off from Abu Dhabi, Emirate with Andre Borschberg at the controls of the single-seated plane; and the next destination is Muscat in Oman. Both Andre and Swiss pilot, Bertrand Piccard will share the flying duty in this grueling journey. This epic journey across the globe will go on for more than five months is going to traverse through continents. On the way this manned airplane will cross the Pacific and Atlantic oceans while taking pit-stops at various locations.
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MWC 2015: Is Xiaomi Yi Action Camera better than Go Pro Hero?

Xiaomi Yi Action Camera

Xiaomi hasn’t given up on dominating the mobile device market, and it is well on its way to doing so in the coming decade. But they aren’t stopping there as the Chinese manufacturer has revealed its action camera at Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona. Xiaomi Yi Action Camera, pitted as a competitor for the very popular Go Pro is targeted for adventure seekers. This compact action-travel camera made specifically for photographers who travel a lot is going to be a good quality budget camera.
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Dole Wearable Banana – World’s first eatable wearable for Tokyo Marathon 2015

Wearable banana Tokoyo Marathon 2015

The world of wearable technology is dominated by gadgets that aim to make your life better, give you up-to-date information on your fitness regimes or simply provide notifications from your mobile devices. But nothing can be as surprising as an edible wearable! Dole, the sponsors of Japan’s largest city marathon every year since 2008, the Tokyo Marathon, has come-up with a wearable banana!
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Zyro DroneBall – A drone you can play outdoor games with

Zyro DroneBall

A project is up on Kickstarter that brings done play to the masses, and for reasons I’m wondering why! The Zyro DroneBall quadcopter is intended to be played like an outdoor sport where it acts as a prop. Much like a puck in hockey or shuttlecock in badminton, this drone can be maneuvered from side to side between players using a wand like device that redirects it in the intended direction. One can play games with up to four DroneBalls or initiate multiplayer games with other remote-enabled drones.
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ZeroHour Relic XR = Powerful flashlight + portable battery bank

ZeroHour Relic XR flashlight battery bank

A must have accessory to have in your backpack

Quite a while back we had the ZeroHour flashlight that doubles as a battery bank that was quite impressive. Now, ZeroHour Relic XR, the next version of the gadget accessory is up on Kickstarter platform for funding and has already surpassed the funding goal by almost 6 times with more than 3 weeks still left to go. This comes as no surprise as ZeroHour flashlight also got funded quite well last year. ZeroHour Relic XR comes with USB charging port, waterproof protection (to I meter depth) and adjustable illumination to make it an accessory worth having on adventure and hiking trips. You can charge your mobile devices like smartphones and DSLR cameras with its battery bank.

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Garmin Approach S5 GPS golf watch brings golf course details to your wrist

Garmin Approach S5 GPS golf watch

Garmin has revealed a lightweight and slim form factor watch that comes as a handy accessory to have for golfers. Garmin Approach S5 GPS golf watch comes with a high-resolution color display and preloaded maps for over 38,000 international golf courses with the option for Touch Targeting and Manual Pin Positioning. This enables precise data tracking and via the Garmin Connect app compatible with iOS and Android devices, one can easily share and compare their rounds.
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Nike designs micro-diamond encrusted boots for Cristiano Ronaldo

Nike creates Mercurial CR7 Rare Gold boots for Cristiano Ronaldo

Nike designs Mercurial CR7 Rare Gold boots for Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo, Real Madrid’s star player and one of the best players of his generation grabbed his third Ballon d’Or few days ago ahead of the likes of Barcelona’s Lionel Messi and German goalkeeper Manuel Neuer. Thus, to celebrate the win, Nike who sponsor Ronaldo have unveiled a new pair of boots which are specially designed for the Portuguese star. Named Mercurial CR7 Rare Gold, the special boots comes in golden shade color with CR7 logo on the heel encrusted with micro-diamonds. These one of a kind cleats with a luxurious touch by Nike weren’t just for the show, Ronaldo actually wore them last weekend against Getafe and netted the ball twice during the match.
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CES 2015: Will HTC Re’s Youtube streaming update boost this action camera?

HTC Re Youtube update CES 2015

A few months ago we saw the HTC Re Camera which is a cross between GoPro and your smartphone camera. Now at CES 2015 HTC has announced added functionality to the panoramic camera as it can now stream Youtube footage too. The update for Android devices will float out today anytime, while iOS users will have to wait till the first quarter for the update. Once the feature is good to go on your HTC Re, you will be able to sign in to Youtube and share links to your private or public streams.
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CES 2015: Sensoria Fitness Socks will improve your running technique

Sensoria Fitness Socks at CES 2015

Do you remember Sensoria Fitness Socks by Hardware maker, Heapsylon that tracks our workout capacity? Yes, the same one that can measure workout benchmarks, including computable attributes like speed, calories and distance covered alongside providing real-time feedback and related tips on your running technique. Well, the smart sock that first appeared in 2013 as a crowd-funding campaign is back again and making its presence feel at the ongoing CES 2015. The company has now completed the smart sock’s development process and will ship the wearable in late 2015.
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CES 2015: Cerevo XON Snow-1 snowboard bindings analyze your riding style

CES 2015 Cerevo XON Snow 1 snowboard bindings

Snowboarding is going to get influenced by technology just like some other sports that help you improve your game considerably. At CES 2015, Japanese company Cerevo has revealed XON Snow-1 which is a pair of snowboard bindings that are sensor-enabled to track the moment and weight distribution while you ride the snow-capped mountains. The snowboard bindings have LED lights on the toe and heal that act as an indicator to show the shift of weight as you swerve downhill.
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