GoPro HERO8 Black Review

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With the latest GoPro being the HERO9 you may wonder what is the reason for this review. After careful consideration in purchasing a camera to record hikes and other long-form adventures, I was put off by numerous reports of the HERO9 crashing during recording. The HERO8 still holds up compared to the 9 and there’s … Read more

Keep All of Your Important Tech Devices Running with the Jackery Explorer 1500

Jackery Explorer 1500

There is no question that the demand for on-the-go power has increased dramatically over the past decade or so. As we’ve started to travel with more power-hungry electronic devices and other battery-operated tools, the need for keeping those items charged and operational while away from home has grown too. Thankfully, the portable power station market … Read more

The Cobra Road Trip CB Radio is a Powerful, Versatile Portable Comms System

Cobra Road Trip

The 21st century has brought always-on, always-connect Internet devices to our pocket, keeping us in constant communication no matter where we go. Well, almost anywhere we go. Even today, if you wander outside larger metropolitan areas it is still possible to lose a cell signal and find yourself without a reliable means of communication. Fortunately, … Read more

Gear Closet: BioLite Headlamp 200 Review

BioLite Headlamp 200

BioLite Headlamp 200: If I had to pick a piece of gear that I probably use more often than anything else, it would probably be my BioLite Headlamp 330. Lightweight and comfortable to wear, I gave this device high marks when I first reviewed it a couple of years back, and it remains amongst my … Read more

Gear Closet: Peakago 7″ Windows Laptop Review

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A couple of weeks back, I posted a story about an intriguing new laptop that had just been announced called the Peakago. The public reveal came with the launch of a crowdfunding campaign that looked to raise $10,221 to get the device into production. Since that time, the seven-inch laptop has gone on to raise … Read more

Gear Closet: Jarvisen Smart Language Translator Review

arvisen Smart Language Translator

arvisen Smart Language Translator: One of the biggest obstacles for travel for many is overcoming language barriers. Frequent travelers often learn to get by, picking up a few words and phrases where they can, but almost all of us wish we were better at learning and retaining languages. Others let their fear of not being … Read more

Gear Closet: Suunto 5 GPS Watch Review

Suunto 5 GPS watch

Suunto 5 GPS watch: Most outdoor athletes benefit to some degree from wearing a sports-focused, fitness-oriented watch during their workouts. The problem is, many of those watches are expensive, overly complex, and/or offer poor battery life. With the release of the new Suunto 5 watch however, long-time outdoor brand Suunto is looking to change all … Read more