Michael Frank

Contour Roam2 Camera

Outside reviews the best gear in the Summer 2013 Buyer’s Guide, including the Contour Roam2

Samsung W300

Set the amphibious Samsung W300 camcorder to Aqua mode and it auto-adjusts its 1080p video and 5-mp stills for underwater clarity.

Joos Orange

The Joos Orange solar panel bests those flimsy foldable ones by combining a photon collector with a lithium-ion-polymer battery, so you can power your phone or GPS whenever you want.

Magellan eXplorist 110

The color screen of the Magellan eXplorist 110 GPS is a breakthrough for the dough.

Beats by Dr. Dre Studio

These cans feature active noise canceling, powered by a pair of AAA batteries, that can mute the din of a 767 engine.

Sony Bloggie Live

Touchscreen functionality makes toggling through menus on Sony’s new 1080p hi-def Bloggie Live camera a snap.

Motorola MT352R

Two-way radios might seem absurdly retro, but having an open channel of communication can be priceless on a multipitch climb or when trekking through rainforest in Costa Rica.