We went way out there to put these through the paces
How do the cameras stack up? It all depends on your adventures.
The messaging device uses a pay-as-you-go model that’s more flexible than the monthly contracts required by other companies
This palm-sized satellite device enables you to send and receive messages (and call for rescue) right from your cellphone
Using a phone outdoors? This is what you need to know to stay in touch.
We all know smartphones make convenient picture-takers. But they’ve finally gotten so good that you won’t regret leaving your big camera at home.
Nobody likes a soggy phone. That's why our Gear Guy, Joe Jackson, risked total iPhone destruction in a quest to find the greatest waterproof case of all. Watch and see why the Lifeproof FRE came out on top. …
This is the camera you want in your pocket
Now that you can actually shoot decent photos on your phone, it's time for a best-of-the-best battle
The perks of a DSLR camera, all in the palm of your hand
The future is here, and it doesn't involve smartphones
Chad Copeland, a professional photographer whose work has appeared on National Geographic Creative and in adventure campaigns around the world, had doubts about the quality of smartphone photography.
Turn your smartphone into a sophisticated music player
Depending on the school of thought you’re following, meditation can be practiced in a number of ways—sitting cross-legged in a dark room, while on a long run, or even on a crowded bus with the help of a smartphone app and a pair of headphones. In general, though,…
The answer is yes, you can use your other half—your iPhone—abroad. But here are a few tips for making sure you have money for something other than international roaming. First, call your carrier and inquire about their particular packages for out-of-country travel. For instance, AT&T will charge…
Forget about rubbing two sticks together. Without matches, your only hope of getting a fire started in the wild is to take advantage of other tools at your disposal. Mykel Hawke—a former U.S. Army Special Forces Green Beret and founder of survival school Spec Ops—recommends two easy,…
Yes, I write about gear for a living, I have access to the most sophisticated toys and tools in the outdoor world, and I’m constantly geeking out over tech details. But I’m keenly aware of the fact that the gear does not make the athlete. I was a much better…
The Pong case can help to reduce your radiation
I’ve already sung the praises of digital distractions—in moderation—when traveling with young children. But even the best kids’ apps are useless if your toddler keeps pushing the home button and navigating away. Not only is it annoying, but it’s also dangerous for your data. The last thing…