A few years ago GoTenna introduced a gizmo that turned two (or more) cell phones into off network texting tools. They worked pretty well, but they had a major shortcoming. You can't text and drive. At least that was the first thing we noticed. We were hoping to find a workaround for handheld radios while cruising around in remote areas. We wanted a walkie talkie/comms tool... … [Read more...] about Beartooth Wants to Help you Communicate in the Wild
A few years ago a Dometic fridge freezer rarely (if ever) topped the list of must have overland accessories. And, we think that is a huge mistake. Why? Well, to start, any well-built fridge freezer is an awesome improvement over a cooler. Yes, even a Yeti cooler, a Rtic, or any of the other status symbol ice boxes. Aside from recovery gear and a reliable vehicle a fridge … [Read more...] about Dometic Fridge – An Affordable and Cool way to keep things cold.
LED lighting is bringing exciting new options to the overland community. One of the latest, and in our opinion the greatest, is from a company called Power Practical. Their USB-powered LED rope light, the Luminoodle, is waterproof and produces 180 lumens (5' version) to 360 lumens (10' model) of light. It's very affordable, durable, and incredibly versatile. Power Practical … [Read more...] about Loominoodle Your Next Campsite Lighting Solution
We love goTenna, and we're sure our affinity will only grow stronger when their recently-funded Mesh is released (check out the Kickstarter video below). Mesh is inspired, and (on the surface) works like the original goTenna. However, in order to create a network of devices that enable users to relay communications from one device to another, to another, and so on, goTenna had … [Read more...] about goTenna Mesh Kickstarter – Funded
Back at CES (January '16) 360fly, Inc. unveiled the next generation of its popular 360fly camera. The 360fly 4K is a water resistant single-lens, 360-degree video camera with live streaming capabilities and intuitive filming and editing advancements. I haven't seen it in person, in fact I heard about the company well after CES can to a close. But after seeing this video, and a … [Read more...] about VR in the Palm of Your Hand – 360fly 4K Video Camera