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High technology and high adventure may seem to be strange bed fellows. But high technology complements your highly adventurous personality. Joby and Grace Digital have developed technology accessories for your adrenaline-charged excursions.
Grace Digital Audio Eco Extreme
Grace Digital Audio Eco Extreme can make the next base camping trip entertaining. The Eco Extreme amplifies your MP3 or mobile phone. Instead of just enjoying the music on your iPhone, your band of worn-out hikers can relax to some chilled-out acoustic grooves next to a glowing campfire.
The Eco Extreme connects to a MP3 or mobile device with a standard headphone jack. The three-inch speaker amplifies your music to an impressive level without sacrificing quality. The volume gets plenty loud that the campers in the neighboring campsites can be entertained by your good taste in music. It's powered by three AA batteries for a reported 30 hours of battery life.
The Grace Digital Audio Eco Extreme houses your MP3 or mobile device in a durable waterproof case. Grace Digital Audio touts the Eco Extreme as waterproof and shockproof for protection from Mother Nature's weather and mankind's clumsiness.
The Eco Extreme is on the cumbersone side (H: 7.5", W: 4.5", D: 2.5"). So it is better suited for base camping than backpacking. The waterproof and shockproof casing makes the Eco Extreme ideal for boating or lounging at the beach. The Grace Digital Eco Extreme has a suggested retail price of $49.99.
Joby Gorillamobile for iPhone 4
The radical design of the Joby Gorillapod is eye-catching. Its bright colors and flexible design may appear to be a novelty to some. Nature photographers swear by the Gorillapod capability to attach your camera to endless places to catch creative shots. With the higher quality of images possible with new generation smartphones,
Joby was bound to develop a product to accommodate - Gorillamobile for iPhone 4. The Gorillamobile attaches to your iPhone by a specially designed clip. The mounting clip is study and secures your iPhone without fear that it may fall to its cyber-death.
The Joby Gorllapod for iPhone 4 has one drawback. Joby has designed it to be easily stowed, and the tripod legs are on the smaller side, the same size as the Gorillapod. It is limited to what you can attach or wrap the tripod legs around. If you attempt to attach it to a thicker pole or tree branch, the thud you hear will be the final breaths of your iPhone.
Coupled with the Gorillacam iPhone app, the opportunity to capture cool photos is halted only by your imagination. The app has 4X digital zoom, a self-timer, rapid-fire photos, and a grid overlay.
The Joby Gorillamobile for iPhone 4 lists at $39.95 and the Gorillacam iPhone app is free.
Jason Elliot is the Editor and Publisher of OutdoorInformer.com. Elliot has established a respected following with the top industry professionals and gearheads for his nonbiased reviews of outdoor gear and apparel. Elliot is a regular contributor to Examiner.com, Trails.com and other publications on top of his editorial and writing role with OutdoorInformer.com.
Elliot left a successful fifteen-plus year management career that he worked at Fortune 500 and S&P 500 companies to pursue his passion for writing about the outdoors. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Clarion University of Pennsylvania and a master’s degree from La Roche College.
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