Kevin Arnold

Arc'teryx Hercules Hoody – Soft Shells: Reviews

Arc'teryx Hercules Hoody – Soft Shells: Reviews

1. The Hercules garnered more envious comments than any other jacket we tested—there's just something about a sharp-looking soft shell with a fuzz-lined hood that people can't resist. But less...

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ18 - Digital Cameras: Reviews

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ18 - Digital Cameras: Reviews

A DSLR IN DIGICAM'S CLOTHINGThe FZ18 sits firmly between two worlds: DSLRs and point-and-shoots. The built-in Leica lens puts it in the point-and-shoot category, yet it's precisely this lens—a...

Samsung Behold - Cell Phones : Reviews

Samsung Behold - Cell Phones : Reviews

Looking for something more sophisticated than your basic cell phone but not crazy about stuffing a mini-computer into your pocket? This slim unit is a perfect middle ground. Because the touchscreen...

Olympus Stylus 500 - Digital Cameras: Reviews

Olympus Stylus 500 - Digital Cameras: Reviews

WEATHER BEATERThe Stylus 500 is one of the only cameras out there equipped to handle a downpour: I shot supercrisp photos along B.C.'s Howe Sound Crest trail in rain that would have fried most digis...

Carrera X-Change - Goggles: Reviews

Carrera X-Change - Goggles: Reviews

Interchangeable lens, done right: Flip open the hinged front gasket, pop in a different lens (it ships with two) and in a matter of seconds you've got the right tint for the conditions....

Kodak EasyShare V1253 - Digital Cameras: Reviews

Kodak EasyShare V1253 - Digital Cameras: Reviews

HI-DEF, IN HANDThe V1253 is a fine still camera, thanks to 23 scene modes that match almost any scenario imaginable, plus a macro mode that can focus as close as two inches. But with its ability to...

T-Mobile G1 – Cell Phones: Reviews

T-Mobile G1 – Cell Phones: Reviews

The G1 is the first phone loaded with Google's Android operating system. And as you'd expect, it's all about integration: Android promises to bring the same level of multifunction- ality you expect...

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...

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