From a supercharged GoPro flash to a bike light that actually keeps you safer, these are our nine favorite little things for the gadget geek in your life.
Light and Motion Sidekick Duo
We love GoPro cameras, but as impressive as their specs are, they still can’t shoot well in low light. Enter the Light and Motion Sidekick Duo, which attaches directly to a GoPro mount and puts out 600 lumens in flood mode or 400 lumens in spotlight.
Watershot Pro Line Kit for iPhone 6
The Watershot Pro Line Kit for iPhone 6 suspends your smartphone a few millimeters above the burly injected-polycarbonate housing—a design that keeps your phone’s screen, lens, and body safe down to 195 feet underwater. The kit comes with both a flat and wide-angle lens and an app that clearly explains how to use the device.
Olloclip 4-in-1 Lens
Throw the sub-one-ounce Olloclip 4-in-1 lens in your pocket, and the tiny add-on will let you shoot multiple angles and zooms—fisheye, wide, 10x macro, and 15x macro—on your iPhone 6 or 6 Plus.
Prynt Cellphone Case
After its successful $1.5 million Kickstarter campaign earlier this year, Prynt is now selling its case, which turns your Android phone or iPhone into a Polaroid-style camera with an inkless printer. The case doubles the size of your device and comes loaded with ten sheets of the “magic” inkless paper that lets you embed augmented-reality video into each of the photographs.
Goal Zero Flip 10
The chapstick-size Goal Zero Flip 10 holds enough juice to recharge a phone or action cam. Weighing just 2.5 ounces, the device is easy to bring along even for short backpacking trips.
GoPro Hero4 Session
The Hero4 Session action cam can shoot 1080p video at 60 fps and 8-megapixel photos via a single-button control. All those specs are packed into a durable waterproof unit the size of an ice cube.
See.Sense Smart Bike 2.0 Intense Rear Light
Go through the simple setup, then clip the See.Sense Smart Bike 2.0 Intense Rear Light to your bike. It’ll adjust brightness based on where you are and what you’re doing and will last 12 hours on one charge.
Big Ages MTN Glo Accessory Kit
Whether you’re looking to turn your tent into a backcountry disco party or a quiet place to read, you’ll want the 100-inch-long LED MTN Glo Accessory Kit. The six included clips let you mount the daisy chain of lights onto your tent poles, while the nylon tubing keeps weight down to a mere three ounces.
Weighing just 68 grams but with enough lumens (100) to get you out of a bind, the plum-size Petzl Zipka is the perfect insurance policy to throw in your pack in case you stay out late.