Kevin Arnold

Belkin Wi-Fi Phone for Skype - Cell Phones: Reviews

Belkin Wi-Fi Phone for Skype - Cell Phones: Reviews

EASY PHONE HOMEThis Belkin number syncs with Skype, the free online-telephony app, making for a simple but truly effective device for those who regularly go abroad or frequently make calls to friends...

Leica M8.2 - Digital Cameras: Reviews

Leica M8.2 - 35 mm Cameras: Reviews

Trust us: It'll make you a better photographer. The simple, intuitive M8.2 demands that you actually turn the aperture ring and shutter-speed dial manually, not just fondle screens. Luddite madness?...

Garmin Rino 530 - GPS

Garmin Rino 530 - GPS: Reviews

The great communicator gets better in 2006, with a radio range extended to 14 miles. In case you missed the earlier versions, the Rino is a fully functioning GPS and a two-way radio in one unit....

Nikon D40 - Digital Cameras: Reviews

Nikon D40 - Digital Cameras: Reviews

A LIGHTWEIGHT, WALLET-FRIENDLY DSLRA full-featured DSLR can be an awkward load when you're traveling, especially in cities. Not the D40. I had no problem toting it through the streets of London and...

Scott Apollo – Soft Shells: Reviews

Scott Apollo – Soft Shells: Reviews

INSULATED CONVERTIBLENeed variable warmth for variable conditions? The two-in-one Apollo, with its removable vest, is your jacket. The vest, insulated with synthetic fill, adds plenty of core warmth...

Sony Ericsson W580i - Cell Phones: Reviews

Sony Ericsson W580i - Cell Phones: Reviews

WALK, TALK, RUN, ROCKFitness fanatics, listen up: This audio-focused, 3.3-ounce slider phone is the smallest, lightest device we tested—a stellar running companion. On board you'll find a two-...

Apple iPhone - Cell Phones: Reviews

Apple iPhone - Cell Phones: Reviews

BELIEVE THE HYPEYes, actually, the iPhone is all that. First off, it's sexy. The aluminum-and-glass build gives a nice solid feel, the 3.5-inch touchscreen and Mac OS X make operation fast and...

Magellan Explorist Xl - GPS

Magellan Explorist Xl - GPS: Reviews

With unlimited expandable memory (through an SD-card reader/writer slot) and a market-leading 3.5-inch full-color screen, the XL's raison d'être is onscreen mapping. After a road trip through...

FujiFilm FinePix F31fd - Digital Cameras: Reviews

FujiFilm FinePix F31fd - Digital Cameras: Reviews

BEST FOR PORTRAITSAre you a people person? What separates this camera from all the other 6-meg point-and-shoots is a sensor that enables it to detect faces in the frame—up to ten at a time—...

Scott Alibi Partridge - Goggles: Reviews

Scott Alibi Partridge - Goggles: Reviews

Got a small noggin or narrow face? The multilayer, face-conforming foam and small frame will fit you right. scottusa.comBonus: Extra-wide outriggers on the strap ensure a snug fit with or without a...

Garmin Colorado 400t - GPS Devices: Reviews

Garmin Colorado 400t - GPS Devices: Reviews

TOUGH ON THE TRAILThe rubberized 400t was born for serious backcountry time, and you won't find a more user-friendly or durable handheld GPS. A funky, do-it-all wheel replaces the usual array, making...

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-R1 - Digital Cameras: Reviews

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-R1 - Digital Cameras: Reviews

With its integrated lens and extensive exposure-control features, the R1 straddles the fence between point-and-shoot and D-SLR. The 10.3-megapixel sensor produces images to rival any top-end SLR, yet...

Brunton Atlas MNS - GPS

Brunton Atlas MNS - GPS: Reviews

The Atlas MNS is the quickest responder of the bunch. Flip it on and, before you can say "lost," it locks on to satellites and starts kicking out coordinates. Scroll between pages and the dual...

Olympus Stylus 750 - Digital Cameras: Reviews

Olympus Stylus 750 - Digital Cameras: Reviews

WEATHERPROOF POCKET CAMThanks to internal gaskets, the slim Stylus easily fended off steady rain while I was shooting in a storm on the west coast of Vancouver Island—conditions that would have...

Patagonia Winter Guide – Soft Shells: Reviews

Patagonia Winter Guide – Soft Shells: Reviews

BEST FOR BACKCOUNTRYUnlike a lot of windproof soft shells, which rely on an embedded membrane, the Winter Guide's gale-thwarting abilities come from a supertight weave, enabling it to breathe better...

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