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Chips Bluetooth helmet speakers offer audio and smartphone connectivity on the slope

Chips Bluetooth helmet speakers offer audio and smartphone connectivity on the slope

Music is befitting for a variety of activities, not the least of which are outdoor sports that require a helmet. While earbuds can work in such a situation, they're not entirely ideal, and that is where Outdoor Technology's new Chips Bluetooth headphones come in. Unlike traditional headphones, the Chips setup features two speakers connected by a flat band designed for use with helmets.

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MpowerD Solar-powered waterproof Lantern hands-on

MpowerD Solar-powered waterproof Lantern hands-on

For those who are always in need of a little light while camping, we have just the device for you. MpowerD has introduced a solar-powered lantern they're calling Luci. Luci is "the little solar lantern with a big impact" and we're actually really liking this neat idea. Essentially this is a fully waterproof and lightweight lantern that only needs the sun for a charge, and will last up to 12 hours.

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New York City reveals new species of frog

New York City reveals new species of frog

Believe it or not, there are animals out there in the world that we do not yet know everything about - and a new one has been found right here in the USA in one of the most highly trafficked cities on earth. What you're looking at is a brand new species of Leopard Frog discovered this week by a Rutgers University student right in the heart of Staten Island. Researchers say this particular frog had not yet been identified because of its appearance which is extremely similar to its close relative the Southern Leopard Frog.

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Swann MP3 DJ Doorbell revealed and detailed

Swann MP3 DJ Doorbell revealed and detailed

Finally you can have the ringtone you've always wanted - attached to your front door. This new gadget from Swann has you able to customize and arrange a set of MP3 audio files as a who's who of notifications that someone is at the door trying to get in. Imagine your delight when the pizza you just ordered is ushered in by Usher, think of the excellence of having your auntie visit with the sounds of the White Stripes ringing her in!

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Suunto Ambit GPS watch touts heart rate monitor

Suunto Ambit GPS watch touts heart rate monitor

Finnish watch maker Suunto recently announced its latest GPS-enabled watch called the Ambit. The Ambit is designed to help athletes with training and outdoor adventure. It provides a host of tools, including GPS navigation with 3D Compass, altimeter, barometric sensor, and a heart rate monitor.

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Casio G-Shock ultra-hardcore smartphone revealed

Casio G-Shock ultra-hardcore smartphone revealed

It should come as no surprise that this device was all but overlooked at CES 2012 as its predecessor, the Casio G'Zone hasn't exactly seen its fair share of press or success in the market (on Verizon.) That said, this device has a few one-ups on its predecessor, including perhaps most importantly the "G-Shock" branding, straight off Casio's ultra-popular wristwatch line by the same name. The G-Shock smartphone will be running Android, has a camera on the back, and will likely be near-impossible to break.

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AirGo is first outdoor speaker to house AirPort Express for AirPlay

AirGo is first outdoor speaker to house AirPort Express for AirPlay

Russound announced today its AirGo Outdoor Sound Station that's the first outdoor speaker system to tout Apple's AirPlay music streaming technology via the attachment of an AirPort Express device. Usually we see speaker docks with AirPlay integrated, but the AirGo has, instead, a weatherproof compartment where an AirPort Express unit can be stowed.

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Swann releases Freestyle HD 1080p wearable video camera

Swann releases Freestyle HD 1080p wearable video camera

Swann released a new video camera today called the Freestyle HD. It's designed to be wearable and you can easily mount it to bikes, cars, and helmets as well. It offers Full HD 1080p video capture with up to 3x digital zoom and can snap photos in JPEG format with its 8-megapixel sensor. It also has a detachable LCD viewer.

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Solar Cookup200 cooks gets its power from the yellow sun

Solar Cookup200 cooks gets its power from the yellow sun

If you ever find yourself stranded in the wilds packed with a bunch of mirrors, wood, and some chicken that needs burning we have the outdoor cooking tool for you. This thing you see is called the solar Cookup200. It looks like some sort of satellite frying doohickey. It’s actually a device for focusing the sun light that hits it to cook up food.

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