Will Palmer

Author's Bio

Tucson-based Will Palmer is a freelance editor, a former staffer at Outside, and a longtime reviewer of tech, watches, luggage, running shoes, and apparel for Outside, the Buyer’s Guide, and Outside Online.

Helly Hansen Ask Winter: Footwear Review

Doc Marten meets Blundstone in this supple leather boot equally suited for city sidewalks and making hay in the back forty. Named for the first man, per the Norse creation myth, the Ask boot, while...

Nikon COOLPIX S1000PJ: Point and Shoot Review

Take action video and stills all day on the slopes, return to your condo, kill the lights, and project the images directly onto your wall. Gimmick? Not when it's a well-priced 12.1-megapixel camera...

Sonic Impact i-F3 - Audio Players: Reviews

Want rugged portability? Then this sound system in a suitcase is a no-brainer. The weather-resistant i-F3 features iPod charging and storage, auxiliary input, FM, and alarm and puts out respectable...

Garmin Forerunner 405CX - Sports Watches: Reviews

No one does GPS like Garmin. This totally wearable (but not waterproof) watch records distance, pace, and heart rate, saves data wirelessly to a computer, and has a new fine-tuned calorie counter...

Garminfone From T-Mobile: Cell Phones Review

We didn't expect the first hybrid Android smartphone/GPS device to do both jobs so competently. Preloaded with maps for North America—with worldwide ones downloadable from Garmin's store—it...

iPod Nano - Audio Players: Reviews

Audio quality is still not as good as you'd expect, but it's good enough, and the two-inch screen renders video surpri­singly watchable. Buying the red unit helps fight AIDS in Africa. Mac or PC...

Google Nexus One - Cell Phones: Reviews

After a decade of ever-more-mobile devices, 2010 has seen several advances we've been hoping for. Some companies have countered the problem of disposable gadgets, designing higher-quality products...

IHome IP49: Headphones and Speakers Review

Our criteria for a good travel speaker: light, tough, and sounds good enough to keep playing once you're there. The last one is usually the deal breaker, but the iP49 docking station flips open and...

Cowon iAudio 7 - Audio Players: Reviews

This unit bangs out some of the best sound we've heard from a digital audio player. Sixty hours of playback per charge, FM, and voice recording only sweeten the deal. Mac or PC; cowonamerica.com

Casio G'zOne Brigade - Cell Phones: Reviews

You Can Hear Me Now?!A godsend to anyone who's accidentally water-skied with a phone in his pocket, the Brigade is the first messaging phone sold in the U.S. that's shock-resistant and waterproof (to...

Apple iPad Wi-Fi + 3G: Tablets Review

The iPad adds 3G connectivity to the debut version's wi-fi so you can Web-browse, watch movies, or read the new issue of your favorite outdoor magazine from your car or a park bench. No, it won't...

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