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Adventure-ready 4K rugged actioncam captures more than UHD footage

For the latest addition to its range of rugged snappers and videocams, Olympus has revealed a feature-packed pocket toolbox for active types called the Stylus Tough TG-Tracker. The actioncam marries an ultra-wide angle lens with 4K video recording capabilities, is able to measure temperature and altitude, and can keep tabs on a user's location. With the help of a companion mobile app, it can also provide a detailed overview of outdoor adventures.Read More

Digital Cameras

Leica goes underwater with the X-U (Typ 113) camera

Leica has decided to take its famous red dot underwater with the launch of its first rugged and waterproof camera designed especially for outdoor use. The Leica X-U (Typ 113) is a fixed prime lens compact designed to be adventure-ready. In addition to a 16-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor and a 23-mm F1.7 lens, the camera is shock-resistant, dust-sealed, and waterproof. Read More

Mobile Technology

Waterproof UE Boom 2 rolls up to the party

Headphones let us enjoy music just about anywhere, but if you don't want to isolate yourself socially and share some tunes then a portable speaker is the way to go. However, not all are built to withstand the perils of rough outdoor life, and ones that are may not be portable or loud enough. Ultimate Ears' new UE Boom 2 Bluetooth speaker is designed to be adventure-proof, louder, and longer-reaching than the original.Read More

Digital Cameras

JVC's latest camcorders can take a beating, survive harsh weather

Last year JVC gave its Everio camcorders a rugged makeover, with the GZ-R10 and GZ-R70 models getting the same sort of protection as its ADIXXION actioncam. Now the firm has updated its tough camcorder offering with the new Quad Proof Everio GZ-R450 and GZ-R320, which boast improved battery life and performance, while still being dust-proof, water-proof, drop-proof and freeze-proof.Read More

Outdoors

Howe and Howe unveils Ripsaw EV-2 "luxury tank"

If you've seen Mad Max: Fury Road, then you'll be familiar with the tank-tracked Peacemaker chase vehicle. In fact, the Peacemaker was actually a modified Ripsaw, an off-road vehicle manufactured by Maine-based Howe and Howe Technologies. Although the movie version had a car body on top, the consumer/military version is open-topped. Now, however, Howe & Howe has announced the new-and-enclosed Ripsaw EV2 (Extreme Vehicle 2) – it's described as a "high-end luxury super tank."Read More

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