Kevin Arnold

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T2 - Digital Cameras: Reviews

LITTLE PARTY ANIMALThe T2 is as much fashion accessory as camera. The all-metal design has a nonprotruding 3x zoom and a 2.7-inch touchscreen that all but eliminates the need for external buttons. In...

Kevin Arnold
Nov 1, 2010

Fujifilm FinePix F60fd - Digital Cameras: Reviews

When it first emerged last year, face-recognition technology seemed hokey and didn't even work that well. The F60fd changes all that. When we passed it around among amateurs and pros alike, it easily...

Kevin Arnold
Nov 1, 2010

Canon EOS 5D - Digital Cameras: Reviews

Before you cry sticker shock, consider this: The 5D's 12.8-megapixel sensor puts it among the very best digital SLRs available, and last year a comparable resolution would have set you back twice as...

Kevin Arnold
Nov 1, 2010

Garmin eTrex Venture Cx - GPS Devices: Reviews

BEST FOR BEGINNERSNever used a GPS before? Check out the refreshingly straightforward Venture. On day hikes and quick overnighters around British Columbia's southern Coast Mountains, testers with...

Kevin Arnold
Nov 1, 2010

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...

Kevin Arnold
Nov 1, 2010

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...

Kevin Arnold
Nov 1, 2010

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...

Kevin Arnold
Nov 1, 2010

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...

Kevin Arnold
Nov 1, 2010

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...

Kevin Arnold
Nov 1, 2010

Salomon Evo – Soft Shells: Reviews

DEEP-FREEZE FRIENDDuring a couple of back-to-back days of single-digit chairlift rides in the Alps, the insulated Evo shined. And thanks to a patchwork of supple fabrics—including swaths of...

Kevin Arnold
Nov 1, 2010

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 - Digital Cameras: Reviews

The LX3 has ended up in the pocket of more than a few pros we know. Why? For starters, it has a hi-res 10.1-meg sensor, can shoot RAW files—the best format for creative post-processing—like...

Kevin Arnold
Nov 1, 2010

Leica D-Lux 2 - Digital Cameras: Reviews

Who says a classic-looking camera can't be high-tech? Within the 8.4-megapixel D-Lux 2's retro-styled exterior is a unique ultrawide sensor—one of the first on the market—that corresponds...

Kevin Arnold
Nov 1, 2010

Canon PowerShot A710 IS - Digital Cameras: Reviews

SIMPLE YET SOPHISTICATEDPower low? The A710 can run on regular old AA batteries, which means—if you scrounge around someone's pack or raid your headlamp—you should never miss a summit shot...

Kevin Arnold
Nov 1, 2010

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...

Kevin Arnold
Nov 1, 2010