October 22nd, 2009 by Powder Pig
This is so cool. Timex Ironman iControl Watch with iPod Control is the best of any remote control for Ipod I have ever seen. Most controls for a Ipod are cheaply made and can't stand up to the beating outdoor people like skiers give equipment.
The Timex® iControl™ watch transmits signals seamlessly to your iPod® so you can control your music in a heartbeat. Designed to work with your body and complement your iPod®, the watch is sleek and comfortable and loaded with all the features you need for running around the track or traveling around the world. It's water-resistant up to 100m and features an INDIGLO® night-light for easy viewing.
Timex Ironman iControl is available at REI Camping & Hiking
October 17th, 2009 by Powder Pig
Over the last several years tech gadgets for skiers and snowboarders have come full circle. Not so long ago the most tech that skiers had was the Sony Walkman. Not to say the Walkman was a dog. It actually took more punishment and kept working better than the early iPods.
Anyway we read lots of magazines around here. Over the the course of a year a couple dozen outdoor and skier publications arrive. Usually a month before they hit news stands.
This year we have seen a few articles about technology for skiers and snowboarders that have caught our collective eyes. Up till 2 years ago we had to bring a Hand Held GPS, a Apple iPod and a Cell Phone along if we wanted to have all the cool gadgets. Those days are gone. In only a few short years we have gone from carrying 3 to 5 pounds of gadgets to lees than 1 pound if we so chose.
In 2009 and in 2010 skiers and snowboarders can bring just one device with them and have it all. Music, GPS with Maps and of course the all important phone. So we have put together a list of our favorite devices to share.
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September 26th, 2009 by Powder Pig
So many times people let there Cell Phones get wet when playing outside. Skiing on the snow or water the trend for bringing our Mobile Phone wherever we go has become popular.
Over the last couple years we have actually seen people skiing or snowboarding and talking on the phone. Pretty funny really. We ski for many reasons, but the most common is to get away from the world and get into the mountains. And what do we see, snow riders on the phone every day.
If you bring your phone camping, hiking, skiing, snowboarding or any outdoor activity you stand a chance of dropping it. If you do drop it and it gets wet trouble will likely ensue. Wet mobile phones are a major cause of cell phone deaths.
Cell Phone providers fix mobile phones for certain things, but getting a phone wet isn't one of them. If you even mention to a company Rep. that the phone could have gotten wet your chances of getting a replacement phone are over. No phone company we know of will replace a phone because it got wet
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