Zeal Optics bringing GPS, sensor-laden Transcend ski goggles to market — Engadget

Remember those mind-melting Recon Instruments goggles that we caught wind of late last year? Admit it — you never, ever expected those things to actually make it to market. Despite your pessimism, it seems as if those very specs are indeed making a beeline to the consumer realm, with Zeal Optics jumping in, working a bit of magic and relabeling ’em Transcend. Deemed the planet’s first GPS and sensor-laden ski goggles, these things are purportedly capable of logging speed, altitude, temperature and time details, and the side-mounted toggle switches will enable you to view said data in real time (or not, if you’re paying attention to the 50 foot drop ahead of you). Peek the read link for further details on the $350+ wearables (demoed after the break), and get ready to hit the slopes with a whole new mindset this October.

via Zeal Optics bringing GPS, sensor-laden Transcend ski goggles to market — Engadget.

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Liquid Image

Summit Series HD Est. Ship Date Aug 2010

5.0 MP Camera &

HD720P (1280×720) video, 30 fps

Item #335 – One Size

The Liquid Image Summit Series HD is a snow goggle with an integrated HD digital camera. The goggle contains a wide angle 159 degree (full field of view) lens to capture all the action while skiing, boarding, sledding or snowmobiling. The hands free unit has a 5.0 MP (2560 x 1920) camera mode and a video mode that records HD720P video (1280×720) at a rate up to 30 frames per second with audio.

via Liquid Image.

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3″ Black Aluminum Attache

Deep drawn, heat-tempered, anodized aluminum shell

Polished Black Anodized Color

Sophisticated Console Combination Lock and Latch System

Ultra-handle for comfort and long wear

Luxurious Leather Interior with expandable file pockets, flap pockets, card slots

Lifetime Warranty

Made in the USA

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Field Pants AC

If only these were available in Nomex III.

Like the Crye Combat Pants, the Field Pants are sized to fit the male operator population, with 2″ size increments at waist for perfect fit without metal hardware. 10 pockets located for easy access in the same configuration as the Combat Pants. Fully shaped knees are reinforced and accept Field Knee Pads. Fabric is Mil-Spec NYCO ripstop. Button fly.

via Field Pants AC.

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Saddleback Big Wallet – The Awesomer

Saddleback Big Wallet

IA crew leader perfection, I’m thinking of Base Changes to Alaska.  Passport, pocket for receipts, purchase card pens etc.  No room for the Green book though.

$161   Buy It

Saddleback’s Big Wallet has a simple name and a simple aim: to last longer than you; made with full grain leather, its 9 card slots, 6 pockets and pen holder are guaranteed for 100 years.

via Saddleback Big Wallet – The Awesomer.

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Amazon.com: Night Vision Pocket Weather Tracker with Bluetooth:…

Technical Details

Streamline your work and reduce your equipment in the field – wireless data transmission eliminates the need for a separate interface and cabling.

Exterior temperature, humidity, and pressure sensors for fast and accurate readings

Chart up to 2000 measurements

Waterproof

Standard 5-year warranty covers parts and labor

via Amazon.com: Night Vision Pocket Weather Tracker with Bluetooth:….

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SOG PowerAssist Multi Tool With Black Oxide Finish From SOG Specialty Knives & Tools

Too big and heavy for a rappel tool but super cool for a day on base or standard IA or extended attack fires.  Black is the new stainless steel.  Quick deploying main knife is a good way to start a conversation when someone needs a sharp edge in a hurry.  The nylon case is nice but don’t trust the belt clip, throw it in your pocket instead.

PowerAssist – Black Oxide

B66

The new PowerAssist takes multi-tools to a new level. This is the first in the world to house not just one but two SOG Assisted Technology™ blades. Start to open the main blades, which are available when the main tool is closed, and S.A.T. takes over to complete opening. When not in use, these blades lock closed using our patent pending side release. Flip open the tool and experience the precision of the heavy-duty plier capability and large wire cutters. Smooth handle surfaces promote comfort on even the toughest jobs. While open, five other components are now available and individually lock open with the new patent pending Piano-Locks.You’re going to love playing these keys! Also includes Compound Leverage™, gear covers, hex bolt construction, V-Cutter, built-in crimpers and matte black finish for low reflectivity.

via SOG PowerAssist Multi Tool With Black Oxide Finish From SOG Specialty Knives & Tools.

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CRKT Eat’N Tool – The Awesomer

CRKT Eat’N Tool

I want one for my Ditty Bag.  No more carving a scooper thingy out of the fork in an immature birch branch and leaving a centimetre of food at the bottom of the can.  The bottle opener should be a can opener, just a suggestion.

Just the concept of a portable screwdriver wrench opener multi-tool that’s also a spork has us grinning from ear-to-ear. And now, you can actually buy one, thanks to the guys at CRKT.

via CRKT Eat’N Tool – The Awesomer.

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Facebook | Your Videos: Live Rappels [HQ]

I gave this new camera(FC Micro cam) a try while doing some live rappel proficiencies at our Larch hills training site across the valley from our Rap base.  I still have to play around with the position of the camera on my helmet and my editing skills are lacking but at least I got a first person shot of rappelling out of a frickin’ helicopter!

Facebook | Your Videos: Live Rappels [HQ].

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GPSMAP 62st –

Maybe I should have waited to get my Rino 520 but the 62 series doesn’t come out for a little bit anyway.  Fast satellite fixes…check.   Area calculation…check.  Transmit coordinates wirelessly without having to input them manually…beautiful.  IA crew leader’s dream.  Great looking screen too.  Thank you Garmin.

The newly designed GPSMAP 62st handheld navigator features a 3-axis tilt-compensated compass, a barometric altimeter, preloaded 100K topo maps and supports Custom Maps, BirdsEye™ Satellite imagery (subscription required) and photo navigation. Rugged and waterproof, GPSMAP 62st employs a quad helix antenna for unparalleled reception, has a high-speed USB connection, a sleek new design and connects wirelessly to compatible Garmin handhelds.

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