Will Palmer

Tucson-based Will Palmer is a freelance editor, a former staffer at Outside, and a longtime reviewer of tech, watches, luggage, running shoes, and apparel for Outside, the Buyer’s Guide, and Outside Online.

No Shirt, No Shoes—No Problem

Summer was made for quick getaways. Here are the 21 best easy-out adventures, from California to Michigan to Maine all for $500 or less.

Power Tools

Whether you need to capture, connect, or just sit back and relax, the newest portable gadgets are ready to serve.

Western Maine's backcountry

Cold Snaps

From hot springs to mountain-town fiestas to one surprisingly easy island getaway, we've got you covered.

iPod Nano - Audio Players: Reviews

iPod Nano - Audio Players: Reviews

Audio quality is still not as good as you'd expect, but it's good enough, and the two-inch screen renders video surpri­singly watchable. Buying the red unit helps fight AIDS in Africa. Mac or PC...

Google Nexus One - Cell Phones: Reviews

Google Nexus One - Cell Phones: Reviews

After a decade of ever-more-mobile devices, 2010 has seen several advances we've been hoping for. Some companies have countered the problem of disposable gadgets, designing higher-quality products...

IHome IP49: Headphones and Speakers Review

IHome IP49: Headphones and Speakers Review

Our criteria for a good travel speaker: light, tough, and sounds good enough to keep playing once you're there. The last one is usually the deal breaker, but the iP49 docking station flips open and...

Cowon iAudio 7 - Audio Players: Reviews

Cowon iAudio 7 - Audio Players: Reviews

This unit bangs out some of the best sound we've heard from a digital audio player. Sixty hours of playback per charge, FM, and voice recording only sweeten the deal. Mac or PC; cowonamerica.com

Casio G'zOne Brigade - Cell Phones: Reviews

Casio G'zOne Brigade - Cell Phones: Reviews

You Can Hear Me Now?!A godsend to anyone who's accidentally water-skied with a phone in his pocket, the Brigade is the first messaging phone sold in the U.S. that's shock-resistant and waterproof (to...

Apple iPad Wi-Fi + 3G: Tablets Review

Apple iPad Wi-Fi + 3G: Tablets Review

The iPad adds 3G connectivity to the debut version's wi-fi so you can Web-browse, watch movies, or read the new issue of your favorite outdoor magazine from your car or a park bench. No, it won't...

Creative Zen - Audio Players: Reviews

Creative Zen - Audio Players: Reviews

We love the Zen's 2.5-inch screen and crisp sound. Music, photos, video, FM, and voice recording are standard, and a card slot lets you boost storage. PC only; creative.com

Garmin Nüvi 3790T - GPS Devices: Reviews

Garmin Nüvi 3790T - GPS Devices: Reviews

Mapping MavenThis super-powerful GPS takes personal navigation to a new level. Testers were shocked by how eyeblink-fast it updated location on its gorgeous 4.3-inch screen—as if the satellites...

Logitech Pure-Fi Anywhere - Audio Players: Reviews

Logitech Pure-Fi Anywhere - Audio Players: Reviews

Designed to play and charge iPods but also sporting an auxiliary jack, this sleek system will really rock a hotel room, but you'll probably set it up back home, too. Lightweight but unflimsy, it...

Hewlett-Packard EliteBook 2540p - Laptops: Reviews

Hewlett-Packard EliteBook 2540p - Laptops: Reviews

3G in the SaharaThe 2540p is a 3.6-pound, "business rugged" machine built to military standards: Its magnesium-alloy case can handle 300 pounds of force, and the shock-mounted hard drive is rated to...

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