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Canon PowerShot S70 - Digital Cameras: Reviews

Canon PowerShot S70 - Digital Cameras: Reviews

DAY TRIPPERCanon engineered this 7.1-megapixel, brushed-aluminum jobbie for road warriors. Why? Its retractable, extra-wide, 28–100mm (film equivalent) zoom lens nails broad outdoor landscapes....

Olympus Stylus 790 SW - Digital Cameras: Reviews

Olympus Stylus 790 SW - Digital Cameras: Reviews

ALL-WEATHER BADASSDigicam designers must not get out much; the 790 SW is one of only two made to scoff at the elements. (The other is Olympus's even tougher, fancier, pricier 1030 SW.) Rubber gaskets...

Nokia N96 – Cell Phones: Reviews

Nokia N96 – Cell Phones: Reviews

The N96 is a multimedia wizard, and it comes with the same five-meg camera and Zeiss lens that helped make the N95 our 2008 Gear of the Year winner. Unlike most phones, in which the camera feels like...

HP Photosmart R707 - Digital Cameras: Reviews

HP Photosmart R707 - Digital Cameras: Reviews

THE BIG EASYWithin its minimalist design, the 5.1-megapixel R707 packs some sophisticated imaging features. The adaptive light setting helped bring out foreground details in tough-to-expose backlit...

Oakley Crowbar Snow - Goggles: Reviews

Oakley Crowbar Snow - Goggles: Reviews

The ideal goggle should vanish on your face, and the Crowbar comes pretty close. The extra-wide spherical lens and inverted V-shaped frame combine to provide the best peripheral vision of all the...

Nokia N95 8GB - Cell Phones: Reviews

Nokia N95 8GB - Cell Phones: Reviews

1. Introducing the rare smartphone that earns the title. Most do-it-all devices compromise one system for another, but the N95 shines as both multimedia and communication device, with Wi-Fi, GPS, and...

BlackBerry Bold – Cell Phones: Reviews

BlackBerry Bold – Cell Phones: Reviews

The Bold is more than just a business phone. With a smoother, more intuitive operating system, it's way more user-friendly than previous Black­Berrys. And it's ideal for international travelers...

Kona Stinky Deluxe - Mountain Bikes: Reviews

Kona Stinky Deluxe - Mountain Bikes: Reviews

FREERIDE FUNKona keeps upping the ante with its perennial freeride favorite, the Stinky, and this year's version is the sweetest one yet. Designers added new swingarms to stiffen up the seven-inch...

Zeal Link PPX - Goggles: Reviews

Zeal Link PPX - Goggles: Reviews

The Link is the only goggle on the market with a lens that's both polarized and photochromic. It cuts glare, and, if you drop from a sunny ridgetop into a shady couloir, the tint automatically fades...

HP iPAQ 310 Travel Companion - GPS Devices: Reviews

HP iPAQ 310 Travel Companion - GPS Devices: Reviews

FOLLOW THAT VOICECalling HP's Travel Companion a GPS unit just isn't fair. The 4.3-inch screen is huge, and 3-D technology means maps can be viewed topographically or at street level—making for...

Garmin Oregon 400t – GPS Devices: Reviews

Garmin Oregon 400t – GPS Devices: Reviews

Garmin took a page out of Apple's book with the Oregon 400t, the first handheld GPS unit with a touchscreen and an icon-based interface. The result is the most user-friendly and intuitive GPS unit we...

Suunto X9i

Suunto X9i - GPS: Reviews

This wrist-top GPS manages a knife-edge feat: It's equal parts cool and geeky. Sporting the X9i, I launched out on a run from my hotel room in downtown Buenos Aires. Within minutes, the 12-channel...

Panasonic DMC-LX2 - Digital Cameras: Reviews

Panasonic DMC-LX2 - Digital Cameras: Reviews

1. The LX2 is one of the rare pocket digicams that offers the manual exposure control and instant shutter response required by serious photographers. Add a proven image-stabilization system, a high-...

Adidas Burna - Goggles: Reviews

Adidas Burna - Goggles: Reviews

The lightweight, flexible frame is vented from all sides, and the lens is festooned with no fewer than 18 vents. In other words, it's practically impossible to fog these goggles up. Plus, it's...

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