Cameras, Speakers, and Headlamps, Oh My!
Make your loved ones’ lives easier with these cutting-edge products
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Jackery Solar 1500 Generator ($2,699)
Looking for a long-running generator that can power most appliances, including a blender or a computer—but loathe the obnoxious growl of a combustion engine in the wilderness? The Jackery Solar 1500 generator pairs a portable power station with four powerful solar panels to deliver a staggering 1,534 watt-hours. Translation: you can keep an entire household running for weeks if you have to.
Nebula Cosmos Laser 4K Projector ($2,200)
Powerful lasers allow this lunch-box-size 4K projector to produce crisp, detailed images at a wildly bright 2,400 ISO lumens. That means you can watch a movie outside during the daytime. It also delivers near theater-quality sound through dual ten-watt speakers and dual five-watt tweeters.
Sonos Roam Wireless Speaker ($179)
Sonos is known for incredible sound in a sleek package, but we were more than a little impressed with the quality and volume of this Coke-bottle-size speaker (which weighs less than a pound)—from crooning highs to powerful bass drops. It’s waterproof, dustproof, and designed with internal shock absorption, so we felt safe taking it rafting down the Rogue River.
MoMA Design Store TEAC TN-400BTSEWA Bluetooth Turntable ($550)
Lo-fi, meet high-tech: this turntable connects to any Bluetooth-compatible speaker, so you can listen wirelessly to your parents’ vinyl collection. Regardless of what speakers they prefer, the audiophiles in your life will rejoice at the precise tracking produced by the low-torque DC motor and the S-shaped tone arm.
Skydio 2+ ($1,099)
Capture all of life’s expeditions like never before with the Skydio 2+. As the only drone designed from the ground up to be self-flying, it’s your ticket to the perfect action shot. Skydio’s AI technology will follow your lead to deliver breathtaking drone footage while seamlessly avoiding any obstacles in its path. All while leaving your hands free to adventure safely and create like no one else.
Insta360 X3 Camera ($450)
Insta360 built on the significant feature set from the brand’s One X2 by adding a sensor and massive 2.3-inch touchscreen. It can shoot at 5.7K in 360-degree mode and lets you edit footage in the field. An “invisible” selfie stick (meaning it won’t show up in the frame) and stabilizing technology guarantee you won’t miss a moment of your wildest backcountry days.
Knog Quokka Run 150 Headlamp ($35)
This USB rechargeable headlamp boasts a Translucent silicone strap with a red-halo effect for improved visibility from all angles. On top of winning you cool points, those features elevate this four-mode, 150-lumen headlamp into an incredibly visible tool for night running.
Pale Blue USB-C AA and AAA Rechargeable Smart Batteries ($30/each pack of 4)
Rechargeable batteries are not new, but we are losing our minds over these from Pale Blue. They’re incredibly easy to use and reliable. Each one plugs into a USB-C cord (no pesky specialized charging station) and has a built-in LED light that lets you know how much juice they have. They have a lifespan akin to 1,000 traditional batteries and charge five times faster—just two hours.
HigherDose Infrared Sauna Blanket ($599)
Do you know someone who is obsessed with the benefits of using a sauna but lives in a place too small to ever build a full-sized one? This 420-watt, 5-amp, sleeping bag-shaped blanket will deliver them the same benefits that a cedar addition to their house would at approximately 1/20th of the price.