The goTenna could revolutionize how you stay safe in the backcountry.
The goTenna could revolutionize how you stay safe in the backcountry. (goTenna)

goTenna

This small gadget transforms what it means to communicate off-the-grid

The goTenna could revolutionize how you stay safe in the backcountry.
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This new two-ounce gadget offers an innovative approach to off-the-grid communication and safety. Paired with your smartphone via Bluetooth, the wiener-sized goTenna allows you to send text messages and share your location to others in your party in places where there’s no cell or WiFi service.

By using long-range radio waves, goTenna can send messages up to 50 miles, though terrain usually limits the range to much shorter than that. There’s no subscription required—think of it as a way to turn your phone into a texting walkie-talkie. It’s an ideal tool for any group trip to places where cell service is limited, from wilderness areas to ski resorts. The caveat: you can only send messages to other goTenna users.

Made out of metal and nylon, it’s water-resistant and dust-tight. You’ll never be a slave to cell towers, WiFi, or satellites again.

$150, gotenna.com

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