We’ve got gift ideas for those aficionados in your life who love the latest and greatest tech gadgets.
Bonx Grip ($139.95)
Ever wish you could talk with a whole group of your friends, like when you were a kid and walkie talkies were the best invention to ever come along? Bonx is bringing those days back, only in a much more high tech way, with its Grip walkie talkie system, which allows for unlimited chat sessions with up to 10 friends anywhere with cell service. Planning a ski trip with buddies this winter? Consider gifting all of them with this innovative piece of tech – It'll pay for itself on the hill.
Top of the line construction. The ability to make even the most hectic of life's moments (travel, work and the like) calmer, more peaceful, and above all, quieter.
Goal Zero Sherpa 50 Solar Recharging Kit ($399.95)
There's something so dreamy and pure about being completely self-reliant out in the elements – sleeping under the stars, parking at a different-yet-equally-gorgeous wild place each night. But let's not kid ourselves, things have changed since Henry David Thoreau's "Walden." In order to live this life right in today's tech age, Goal Zero is a must.
The Sherpa 50 Power Bank features a 50-watt lithium battery and provides charging for all the can't-live-without devices – smartphone, laptop, portable lights. It can be recharged by plugging it into a car's 12V adapter, or – for the purists in your life – through solar energy over the course of 8 to 16 hours of sunlight.
GoPro HERO7 Black ($399.99)
For the person who loves the latest and greatest gadgets on the market, you can't beat GoPro's new HERO7 Black. With an all-new feature that smooths out hand-held video, they'll be sure to get the shot, no matter how precarious the situation might be. From jamming down the mountain to cruising down the line on a wave, the video capabilities of this camera are better than they've ever been before.
With additional features like Super Photo, smartphone integration and voice control, this is the go-to camera for all things outdoors… You can even stream to Facebook Live straight from the camera. (And right now, GoPro is giving you a free 64GB SD card with purchase).
Whether sharing the road with cars, or hitting the trails in early morning or evening hours, every biker in your life needs a bike light. Why not get them something sleek, reliable and super durable? The Laserlight is crafted from aircraft-grade aluminum, is waterproof, and puts out 300 lumens of white light – which can be spotted even in broad daylight. Did we mention that Beryl’s projection technology will keep your gift recipient safe, by projecting a bike symbol six meters ahead of them to increase their footprint and visibility, wherever their ride takes them.
DJI makes arguably the best drones on the consumer market, which is why we were so stoked to see that they have introduced a mini drone (for those of us that can't commit to operating the full-size ones). Enter the DJI Spark. With all of DJI's trusted tech put into this tiny little drone, you can simply launch and play around with its endless features. You can even control the camera by simply using hand gestures. Everything integrates with your smartphone, so sharing your photos and footage has never been easier. For the tach-minded loved one in your life, this little gadget is a home run.
Garmin eTrex 20x GPS Unit ($180)
Getting lost is the worst. Getting lost in the backcountry: beyond the worst. So why not give the gift of navigation … no matter where you happen to be. From deep in bush, to cruising the coast, the Garmin eTrex 20x GPS Unit will get them where they need to go.
Ideal for hikers, mountain bikers, campers and explorers, this GPS unit features a 2.2 in. 65k-color display, 3.7 GB memory allowing you to load several maps, and it even comes with a built-in worldwide basemap. Not to mention that its waterproof design will ensure that you don't get left without your trusty GPS when inclement weather hits. It's the gift that gets you home safely, no matter how far off the grid you like to explore.
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