These are sure to please any tech-obsessed individual.
These are sure to please any tech-obsessed individual. (Photo: Inga Hendrickson)

For the Plugged-In Device Lover


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Seven tools to document, control, and amplify your outdoor pursuits. 


Fugoo XL Sport Speaker 

Guaranteed Pleaser

The Fugoo XL Sport speaker handles the hardest bass drops and most delicate acoustic strums. Unlike many purportedly weatherproof competitors, it’s a truly durable unit: we left it in the rain for a week with zero problems. 

Price $299

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Nest Labs Learning Thermostat

Nest Labs Learning thermostat tunes into your phone’s location, making sure not to blast the A/C when you’re out on the trail. Bonus: the app guides you through energy-saving practices and shows you how much cash you save month to month.

Price $249

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Parrot Bebop 2 Drone 

Stacked with beginner-friendly features, including seven stability sensors, the Parrot Bebop 2 drone uses the accelerometer in your phone to change speed based on how fast you move your hands.

Price $550

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Nikon D500 Camera Body

Ten frames per second and an ISO up to 51,200 means the Nikon D500 camera body snags action shots as well as it does 4K video and gorgeous high-alpine vistas.

Price $2,000

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Samsung Gear 360 Camera

Samsung’s Gear 360 ­camera uses 180-­degree front and rear lenses to capture high-def panoramic still and video shots, all in a package that isn’t much larger than a golf ball.

Price $350

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GoPro Omni Rig 

GoPro’s Omni rig houses six Hero4 Black cameras, enabling you to grab a virtual-reality view of your adventure or just stitch together all your sweet footie.

Price $5,000

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Bose QC35 Wireless Headphones

Not only does Bose make ambient noise disappear with its QC35 Wireless headphones, it also delivers a completely unobtrusive listening experience, with seamless Blue­tooth connectivity and a lightweight ergo­nomic design.

Price $350

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Lead Photo: Inga Hendrickson

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